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Advisor- Communities & Social Performance

Company: Rio Tinto
Location: Boron
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Advisor- Communities & Social Performance

  • Opportunity to work alongside and network with a global team of Rio Tinto professionals.
  • Become a member of a global mining organization with a strong focus on safety, community, and government engagement
  • This is a Hybrid role based at Rio Tinto U.S. Borax in Boron, CAThe OpportunityWe are looking for an Advisor, Communities and Social Performance (CSP) to be a part of the CSP team at California's largest open pit mine - Rio Tinto U.S. Borax. The successful candidate will support multi-disciplinary field teams with expertise, planning and the delivery of key CSP initiatives, systems, and training. The role will provide advice and support to ensure that CSP issues are identified scoped and managed while engaging and partnering with critical stakeholders.With 150 years of history, U.S. Borax is proud of the positive relationships it has built with local communities and governments. Reporting to the External Affairs, Government, and CSP Manager, this role requires an enthusiastic, detail-oriented professional with the ability to embrace a mining operation and appreciate its value to area communities and governments. Working out of the Boron Operations Corporate office, you will:
    • Manage community engagement activities focusing on achieving project outcomes and advancing Rio Tinto U.S. Borax' reputation within the community.
    • Understand and provide advice on CSP risks, concerns, activities, and compliance.
    • Help develop local strategies to address CSP concerns, adapting them to the specific needs of the project.
    • Lead and advance CSP training for project teams and new hires - elevating the awareness and understanding of the value of strong CSP to the business.
    • Represent the company at formal and informal meetings - with important external stakeholders.
    • Track engagements and donations; provide updates on external partnerships, record social risk actions, and foster strong relationships with external stakeholders.
    • Execute reporting activities to maintain compliance with CSP standards, develop internal and external relationships; follow company policies and standards.
    • Undertake financial administration of purchasing, payables, check requests and expense reconciliation.
    • Support new and existing programs designed to meet CSP objectives. Includes supporting the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation's donation and scholarship program and site donation considerations. The work must ensure alignment and compliance with Rio Tinto policies and Partner to Operate Investment, CSP, and business integrity standards.What you will need for this roleTo succeed in this role, you will have:
      • Proven ability in developing, managing, and tracking data utilizing Excel spreadsheets and other reporting software.
      • Minimum of five years demonstrated experience.
      • Have a good understanding of the region including the counties of Kern, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles. Able to do some travel and spend limited time from home.
      • Post-secondary education in Community Relations, Communications, Public Affairs, or related fields will be considered an asset.
      • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working collaboratively and building sustaining relationships.
      • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
      • Financial administration experience in submitting purchasing requisitions, purchase orders, payment requests and reconciliation of expense reports.
      • Project management skills and experience in coordinating community programs.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with technical staff to achieve outcomes through the sharing of expertise and technical capabilities.
      • Sound communication skills including the ability to write recommendations and reports to senior leaders and present information to a range of stakeholders.
      • Strong skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
      • Ability to travel to nearby communities and occasionally work outside of normal hours, as necessary. Valid CA driver's license.What we offerWe are committed to providing our employees with what they deserve. Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress, we provide:
        • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
        • Advantageous salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
        • Access to top tier family-friendly health programs including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance coverage, and various voluntary benefits.
        • A 6% of eligible pay Company contribution to save for your retirement needs
        • Generous 401(k) Company match program (company match dollar per dollar up to 6% of your base pay) up to defined limits
        • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program, which allows you to purchase Rio Tinto stock in the form of ADRs and includes matching Company shares.
        • Comprehensive leave policies which cover all moments that matter in life (vacation, short-term sick leave, paid holidays, paid bereavement leave).
        • Regional and national discounts program for a multitude of leisure purposes and products
        • Ongoing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family; to help in addressing educational opportunities, addiction treatment, depression, stress, domestic issues, financial management, and legal concerns.
        • Our team and industry experts are here to support and work with you to explore your learning potential and career goalsAbout Rio TintoEvery idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with
          a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world's first to be certified "responsible" - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
          Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.Where you will be workingRio Tinto Borates is a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science. We supply approximately 25% of the world's demand for refined borates, minerals essential to life and modern living. We seek to create mutual value by working closely with our investment partners and host communities. Our 20 Mule Team Borax brand pays tribute to our first borates mining operation in Death Valley in 1872.Every Voice MattersWe are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome - they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VRio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

Keywords: Rio Tinto, Bakersfield , Advisor- Communities & Social Performance, Other , Boron, California

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