Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Manager of Business & Community Development - Prairie Energy Cooperative, Clarion

Date Posted
October 30, 2023
Full Time

Job Details

As an electrical distribution cooperative, Prairie Energy Cooperative is seeking a Full-Time Manager of Business & Community Development to drive community business growth and provide resources to current C&I members on business needs as they relate to our cooperative.

Job Description:

 In this role, you will be responsible for Key Accounts and Business Development:

  • Provide oversight, advice and service information to commercial and industrial (C & I) members of Prairie Energy Cooperative (PECO). The position is responsible for developing and directing a Key Accounts network, overseeing the administration of PECO’s comprehensive service programs and providing energy management resources to the member.
  • Builds and maintains the Key Accounts program which supports the business needs of the C & I members of PECO.
  • Coordinate and monitor economic development activities of PECO and surrounding communities. 
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with economic development organizations, local governments, chamber of commerce, civic organizations, etc.
  • Works closely with economic development organizations, local governments, chamber of commerce, and civic organizations, etc., to determine future growth areas and opportunities for PECO.
  • This position requires high visibility in the surrounding communities and a commitment to accuracy and integrity. Must demonstrate independent and teamwork skills and willing to travel and provide flexibility in work hours.


  • Competitive starting salary range of $70,000 - $80,000 based upon experience. 
  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement pension, and 401k
  • Professional development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.

Prairie Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.





To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Customer Relations, Business Administration, Business Management, Economic Development, or other business-related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in customer relationships, administration, management, economic or community development.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other general office procedures.


Contact Information

Join us in driving Prairie Energy Cooperative forward and send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Business and Community Development Manager Application - [Your Name]".


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