General Manager - Prairie Energy Cooperative, Clarion, Iowa

Date Posted: July 16, 2014
Type: Full Time

Job Details

General Manager
Prairie Energy Cooperative, Clarion, Iowa

Prairie Energy Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative that provides reliable electric services to approximately 3,250 members located primarily in Hancock and Wright Counties in North-Central Iowa. The Cooperative's purpose is to provide leadership, solutions and service to enrich the quality of life in the communities it serves.

Due to our general manager’s retirement at the end of December 2014, the Prairie Energy Cooperative Board is seeking to fill the position of General Manager. Candidates should have broad leadership experience and skills related to member relations, human resources, finance and operations. Candidates should also demonstrate strong oral, written and listening communication skills and be familiar with use of social media.  Potential opportunity may exist in the future for expansion of responsibilities to include providing services for a neighboring cooperative as well.

To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelors degree with extensive experience in the cooperative/electric utility industry.  The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to manage multiple responsibilities and departments involving supervision, public relations, marketing, profitability and sales, service, reporting, capital requirements, and other duties.  The candidate should demonstrate an ability to lead, motivate and direct and have strong interpersonal, communication and managerial skills.  The candidate must be committed to the Prairie Energy Cooperative members, employees and all service area communities. The successful candidate must be willing to reside within a reasonable distance of the Cooperative's headquarters community.

The Cooperative headquarters is located in Clarion, Iowa, which has a population of approximately 3,000.  The Cooperative also has an office in Garner, Iowa.  Clarion is the County seat of Wright County, Iowa and is located on state Highway 3 just 5 miles west of Highway 69 and less than 15 miles west of Interstate 35.  Clarion is easily accessed as a destination for both work and play. Clarion is a vibrant business and industry community located in a strong agricultural, historical, and outdoor recreational landscape of north central Iowa.

Prairie Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent retirement plan, competitive benefit programs, and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

For more information regarding Prairie Energy Cooperative, please visit our website at www.prairieenergy.coop. To apply, please mail, fax, or e-mail your cover letter, resume salary requirements, and a minimum of three professional references or letters of recommendation to: Sullivan & Ward, P.C., Attn: Dennis L. Puckett, 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. Fax: (515) 244-3599. E-mail: Dpuckett@sullivan-ward.com.  All applications must be received by September 1, 2014. 
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