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East River Electric Power Cooperative General Manager in Blunt, South Dakota

less thanp>less thanstrong>General Managerless than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>Oahe Electric Cooperative, Inc. invites applications for the position of General Manager. The current General Manager will retire in December 2020.less than/p>less thanp>Oahe Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative located in Blunt, South Dakota with a service area that covers the counties of Hughes and Sully. Oahe Electric delivers high quality, low-cost electric service to approximately 3,100 member-owners. Oahe Electric's mission is to provide member-owners and the public with extraordinary value through competitively priced services and products and to enhance the quality of life and create growth opportunities in their service area.less than/p>less thanp>The Cooperative has a dedicated workforce of 13 employees, annual revenues of more than $11 million and a utility plant over $28 million. Oahe Electric is a member-owner of East River Electric Power Cooperative and is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. As a Touchstone Energy cooperative, Oahe is committed to meeting the highest standards of customer satisfaction. Oahe does business with accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.less than/p>less thanp>The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of utility operations and have proven leadership, communication, management and people skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. A strong commitment to serving the member-owners and the ability to work effectively with the 5-member elected board of directors while providing positive leadership to the employees is required. Cooperative experience and demonstrated commitment to the cooperative values is preferred. The General Manager will be expected to reside in the Cooperative's service territory.less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Key requirements include:less than/strong>less than/p>less thanul>less thanli>Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, engineering or related field.less than/li>less thanli>Ten years of progressively responsible management experience in the electric utility industry; at least five years with an electric cooperative preferred.less than/li>less thanli>An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.less than/li>less thanli>Experience in personally working with a board of directors is a plus.less than/li>less thanli>Ability to engage the board of directors, workforce, member-owners and others in developing and carrying out strategic initiatives.less than/li>less thanli>Ability to foster a workplace culture that focuses on and embraces operational agility.less than/li>less thanli>Proven leader who works inclusively and communicates effectively.less than/li>less than/ul>less thanp>Oahe Electric offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package offered through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Want to learn more about Oahe Electric?less than/strong> Visit our website Oahe Electric.less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Questions?less than/strong> Contact (605) 256-8001.less than/p>less thanp>Applications accepted until September 30, 2020. Please include a resume, cover letter and at least three professional references.less than/p>less thanp>EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DISABLED/VETERANless than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.less thanbr>less thanbr>