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Aboriginal Engagement Lead (24 Month Fixed-term Contract)

Alcoa - Booragoon, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

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Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

About The Opportunity

In line with our global commitments to sustainability and respectful engagement with Indigenous and Land-Connected Peoples, we have an exciting and rewarding new role that will be driving improvement of our capabilities and leading Aboriginal engagement strategies and activities across our Australian business, shaping the future of our operations.

As The Aboriginal Engagement Lead For Alcoa’s Australian Operations, You Will Ensure Culturally Appropriate, Sustained Engagement With Traditional Custodians And Local Aboriginal Communities And Contribute To Alcoa’s Vision In Crafting a Change Of Culture By

  • Supporting implementation of corporate social standards for Indigenous engagement and cultural heritage management.
  • Leading the protection and celebration of Aboriginal heritage values.
  • Designing and developing various management plans and standard operating procedures, such as complaints and location access protocols, that provide for enhanced traditional custodian interface.
  • Improving cross cultural competency by providing guidance, coaching and facilitation to employees, contractors, procurement, corporate affairs and other relevant functions to achieve effective communication, consultation and involvement in community related activities.
  • Supporting integration of Aboriginal engagement activities through various stages of Alcoa’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Working with human resources professionals to develop and implement an approach for improving Aboriginal employability and employment.

About You

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:
  • Broad experience working with land-connected Aboriginal communities.
  • Sound understanding of Australian Aboriginal history and relevant international soft law such as Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and how these are shaping political circumstances in Australia.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of norms and values of local Aboriginal peoples,
  • Experience in the design, management and delivery of locally relevant cultural training and induction for employees and contractors.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with a natural flair for building and maintaining positive relationships with various groups and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the assessment, protection and celebration of Aboriginal tangible and intangible cultural heritage values, rights and interests.
  • Ability to identify effective methods for training local Aboriginal peoples to be work-ready and can advise how to expand local employment opportunities.
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (e.g. science, social science, law, economics) and/or proven vocational education achievement with corresponding work experience.
Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs, underpinned by diversity and equality, continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?
  • Excellent remuneration package
  • Car & benefits allowance
  • Performance related bonus (variable)
  • Industry leading superannuation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Novated car lease scheme
  • Industry leading parental leave scheme
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network and EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality)
Applications close
Monday, 12 April 2021

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.

Additional Information
  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.
  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.