We are currently seeking applicants for a Manager, Member Services & Economic Development in the Member Services & Corporate Communications division located in Springfield, MO. This is an exciting and unique role that has direct impact on our member owners by providing oversight and direction for residential marketing support, video services, research, web design/maintenance as well as rural economic development assistance for key account programs, job creation/retention projects and project management. This role is responsible for ensuring the department has developed effective relationships at all levels of Associated’s cooperative system in Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma as well as monitoring the effectiveness of these relationships.
A relationship builder who can maintain and grow connections throughout the 57-member systems, statewide cooperative associations; local, state and federal agencies; businesses and educational institutions
Someone with a working knowledge of electric cooperative business principles and structure
Successful experience and results in member services programs, rural economic development, project management, recruitment marketing strategies and existing business retention
Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field or demonstrated comparable experience
At least eight years of successful, proactive experience, including at least three years in supervision and developing staff
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Certified Key Accounts Executive (CKAE), or the capacity to attain certification