Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

General Manager - Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative, Hampton

Date Posted
May 20, 2020
Full Time

Job Details

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking an experienced and well qualified leader for the position of General Manager. The current General Manager had announced plans to move out of State to explore other opportunities. The Board of Directors has made arrangements for an interim General Manager to serve on a temporary basis while it conducts a search for a new General Manager. The Board would like to have the new General Manager begin no later than October 1, 2020; but the start date is somewhat flexible.  

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative that provides reliable electric services to about 2,000 points of service at homes, businesses and organizations spread across approximately 800 miles of power lines, primarily in Franklin County in the north central part of Iowa.  The Cooperative has 15 employees with a 7- member board of directors that is elected by the member-consumers. It's headquartered in Hampton, Iowa, a county seat community of approximately 4,500 people.

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer


The successful candidate should hold an Associates or Bachelor's degree, preferably with a business or management background.  The Board is looking for candidates with extensive experience in the cooperative/electric utility industry. At least ten years' experience in a progressively responsible position, with a minimum of five years' of supervisory experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate, manage time and express good managerial and business skills. The candidate must be able to effectively complete necessary job tasks without daily supervision. The candidates should be able to maintain a positive attitude, have strong leadership skills, be a team builder and work well with the employees, and have the ability to develop positive long term relationships with the consumer/members, community organizations, state and federal legislators, associated regional and national organizations, the employees and the Board. Candidates should have experience in the areas of finance and accounting, member relations, personnel and electric operations, and be proficient in using technology. The candidate should be willing to work hard for the Cooperative and be able to travel and work extended hours.

With a full benefit package, annual compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will be required to live within a reasonable distance of the Cooperative's office in Hampton, Iowa.

Contact Information

Application packages should include a cover letter and resume, with the cover letter setting forth why the applicant is seeking the position and why the applicant believes he or she is the best choice for the position. Other information deemed relevant may also be included by the applicant. The application package should include 4 business and 2 personal references. 

Application packages should be sent to the following, no later than June 22, 2020

Attn: Dennis L. Puckett
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Tel: (515) 247-4710
Fax: (515) 244-3599

All information shall be kept strictly confidential 

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