South Central Power Company, Ohio’s largest electric cooperative, is seeking an experienced individual to fill the position of Community Development Manager.
This position supports and enhances the cooperative’s public image through involvement with organizations and activities who strive to improve the quality of life of cooperative members. The primary responsibility of the position is to plan, coordinate, and manage all our member and community events such as our Annual and Member District Meetings. Candidates should have demonstrated experience with event planning.
Other responsibilities include managing the Operation Round Up program by supporting marketing efforts, our application process and providing assistance as needed to the Operation Round Up board of directors; representing the cooperative in area Chambers of Commerce, charitable boards and other business and trade organizations; overseeing the Cooperative's Scholarship and Youth Tour activities; and managing the cooperative’s involvement in community and school projects to develop and enhance positive relationships.
The successful applicant must possess a strong ability to engage internal and external audiences through strong interpersonal skills. This position will report to our Lancaster office and will have one direct report.
A high school diploma is required. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public relations or another related field is required.
Must have 7 years of experience in customer or public relations or in other areas of utility operations. Event planning experience is required.
Must have a thorough knowledge of the operation of the cooperative including engineering, operations, rate schedules and cooperative business principles. Must also possess a working knowledge of the cooperative’s energy and other programs as well as development functions with communities.
Excellent organizational and follow-through skills. Highly motivated, detail oriented and organized. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative internal and external relationships.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Apply to join our team today!