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Community Relations Coordinator at Golden Predator in Dawson City

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 in Administration & Clerical

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary


Hours per Week

Full-time (35-40 hours)



About this Job

Golden Predator Corp., Yukon's Gold Company, is hiring a Community Relations Coordinator reporting to the Vice President, Communications & First Nations Relations. The Community Relations Coordinator permanently located in Dawson City is an integral position liaising with the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation (THFN) and the community of Dawson City, this position fulfills commitments within the Socio Economic Accord between THFN and Golden Predator Corp.

Job Duties:

Works with people in the community who we partner with or who have concerns or require further information. Acts as a liaison between Golden Predator Corp and the community for all of Golden Predator's activities in the Dawson Area, specifically the Brewery Creek mine development project.

Works with the Brewery Creek team, identify business opportunities and works to advance these opportunities with THFN and the community of Dawson City.

Assists with the identification of employment opportunities and development of training and cultural needs.

Assists with communications and community relations to enable the Brewery Creek project to advance while working towards inclusion of the THFN and community residents in training, employment and economic opportunities.

Represents Golden Predator Corp with community organizations and works to identify opportunities and participation by Golden Predator Corp at the community level while also working to ensure community awareness of the Brewery Creek project.

Obtains input and feedback on any issues from the community specifically as they pertain to development of the Brewery Creek project, permits or other regulatory requirements. Assist with the presentation of permits, plans and other milestones to the THFN and community.

Provides leadership, professional resource and support to the THFN individuals that Golden Predator Corp supports which may include other agencies, community contacts, and designated others.

Works to find community connections for individuals to achieve their goals and develop networking opportunities.

Ensures the Vice President, Communications & First Nations is kept up to date with essential matters weekly.

Researches and develops new initiatives, based on person centered plans and current initiatives.

Establishes priorities for action, especially when resources are insufficient to meet the service objectives.

Monitors community needs and trends so that these may be reflected in Golden Predator Corp`s programs and services.

Develops partnerships with others in the community and provides community education through formal and informal presentations.

Maintains relationships and attends committee meetings with others in the community, including customers and social service colleagues.

Researches and accesses alternative funding sources through formal and informal presentations and completion of grant applications.

Reviews and recommends improvements for community development through an annual work plan and long range plans.

Makes decisions, within an ever changing set of circumstances, in pursuit of the stated mission/purpose, goals and objectives of the Association.

Works with concern for the health, safety and wellbeing of others.

Develops own professional growth and development within the priorities and limitations of Golden Predator Corp.

Positively promotes and maintains the vision, mission and policies of Golden Predator Corp and the people it supports.

Maintains confidentiality of Golden Predator Corp affairs and customer and staff records pursuant to Company policy.

Undertakes special projects as assigned.

Performs the duties set out in the Amended and Restated Socio Economic Accord between TH and GPCC, including:

assists TH in providing Golden Predator with an inventory of eligible, qualified and interested TH Citizens and their qualifications for potential employment with Golden Predator;

ensures the reasonable recruitment and presentation of appropriate and qualified TH candidates for potential employment to Golden Predator;

posts all of Golden Predator’s vacant positions at the offices of TH, including job descriptions, essential minimum qualifications and pay levels for each such position;

assists with the development, implementation, data entry and maintenance of the TH Business Registry referenced in Appendix F;

serves as a cross-cultural and general communications conduit between TH and Golden Predator; and

provides cross-cultural and heritage training to TH Citizens employed by Golden Predator and to other Golden Predator employees;

assists in ensuring that all contract, employment, training, apprenticeship and scholarship undertakings in favour of TH are implemented in an effective, commercially reasonable, and timely manner;

attends Advisory Committee meetings and providing logistics and minute taking services; and

performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Advisory Committee from time to time.


Developmental Services Worker diploma or 2 year post-secondary diploma in Human Services in a relevant field of study or a minimum three years’ experience in a human service supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, professional training, and experience.

Strong knowledge of Services and Supports.

Familiarity with available community resources in our service delivery area.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Politically and culturally sensitive.

Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner.

Ability to work effectively within a team approach to community development.

Ability to access funding opportunities.

Ability to work independently.

A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.

Computer literacy, including well developed working skills of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Experience in the use of PowerPoint and a database software an asset.

Excellent teamwork and team building skills.

High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.

High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.

Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to privacy.

Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.

Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Working Conditions:

Knowledgeable about the Brewery Creek project, THFN culture and Dawson area .

Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors and government agencies.

Travel may be required.

Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.

Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting patients.

Awareness of permitting process and community consultation.

Strong people orientation and interpersonal skills.

Personality that puts people at ease and inspires trust and confidence.

Effective listening skills and writing skills plus proven ability to manage confidential information.

High School Diploma with a preference for post-secondary education in business, human resources or English plus an understanding of the mining industry and/or human resources.

Overtime as required.

Preference will be given to citizens of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation.

About Golden Predator

Golden Predator Corp., Yukon's Gold Company, is mandated to become the Yukon's next gold producer by advancing its 100% owned Brewery Creek Project, with a production goal of 2014. The Company also has an extensive royalty portfolio based in Nevada including Midway Gold's Pan Deposit, Midway Gold's Gold Rock Deposit and portions of Barrick's Bald Mountain Mine which are expected to yield significant and long-lived gold payments to the Company within the next few years.

Golden Predator has one of the largest controlled land positions in the Yukon, with exploration holdings in excess of 1 million acres, and is committed to strong relationships with First Nations and communities. Golden Predator's highly skilled management and technical teams continue to lead quality exploration programs in the underexplored regions of the Yukon, focused on advancing new discoveries and leaving a positive legacy.

This job was posted on Dec 14, 2012 and will be removed on Jan 14, 2013

All applications must be received before Jan 14, 2013

Golden Predator

Please Contact: Human Resources Dept.


Phone: 867-633-4653


Address: #1 Lindeman Road Whitehorse, Yukon Canada Y1A 5Z7

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