Sioux Valley Energy is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist. Responsibilities include developing, coordinating and implementing communication strategies for the Cooperative. Must have excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills. Experience with social media marketing for digital platforms. Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field plus three years of experience is required. Strong computer skills required. Reporting location can be at any of our service centers in Colman, SD, Brandon, SD or Pipestone, MN. Competitive wages and excellent benefits including paid medical insurance and retirement benefits. In addition to the required application, please include examples of content you have created for social media, websites, mail inserts, publications, or other media.
Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2020.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DISABLED/VETERAN
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field. A four-year bachelor’s degree is preferred. Three to five years progressively responsible experience involving communicating with the public or other related areas. Experience may be substituted for education requirement.
Must possess an effective working knowledge of social media techniques, digital media design and placement, website design, mail inserts, newspaper ads, broadcast media ads, and other media. Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively handle priorities and complete them in a timely manner and the ability to work independently as a self-starter are required. Must be able to prepare oral and written presentations of complex materials. Computer abilities are a must.
About Sioux Valley Energy
At Sioux Valley Energy we strive to attract and retain the most talented and qualified employees. We offer rewarding compensation and benefit programs to ensure we remain an employer of choice. In addition to a competitive pay, we provide employees with training and development programs and a great work environment. As part of our comprehensive benefits package we strive to keep contribution levels affordable and offer options to meet your personal needs. Sioux Valley Energy offers the following benefits:
• Medical Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Time Off
• 401K Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
• Cooperative Provided Retirement Savings Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Group Life Insurance
• Long-Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• Flexible Spending Accounts/HSA
Sioux Valley Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 23,000 homes, farms and businesses with electric service in east-central South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.
Our mission is: "Serving Our Members. Always"
Why Work for Sioux Valley Energy?
Electric cooperative members share more than electricity. They share the same principles. That's because electric ...co-ops are located in the communities they power and work hard to improve the quality of life for all. Additionally, electric co-ops are locally owned and operated by the very members they serve, which means the co-op is always focused on member needs and local priorities. Member-ownership also guarantees every member has a voice in co-op business decisions.
As a not-for-profit entity, members know they can trust their electric co-op, because it was created to deliver on the promise of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to members - not to generate money for shareholders.
Community-friendly values mixed with the cooperative's leaders in the industry.
Sioux Valley Energy looks for employees that will exhibit technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness and servant leadership.