NRECA is a unique national trade association providing advocacy, financial services and business support services to over 900 consumer owned electric cooperatives across the country. NRECA employees are united by our mission, inclusive culture, collaborative workplace and commitment to service excellence. As a "best place to work" employer, we operate with integrity, transparency and a spirit of innovation.
We are looking for a talent individual to join our Government Relations team that advocates on behalf of NRECA members on federal legislative and regulatory matters and in national policy forums and develops and trains our grassroots to impact policies at the federal, state and local level.
The position will provide administrative support to the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, as well as support projects and individuals throughout the regulatory work unit. Primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day meeting and travel schedules of the Vice President, scheduling meetings with internal and external parties, drafting and proofreading correspondence, processing expenses reimbursements, processing invoices, and completing other administrative tasks as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently manages daily administrative and operational projects for regulatory affairs team, maintains calendars, schedules travel arrangements, and prepares and submits expense reports. Coordinates professional staff to ensure NRECA representation at various meetings and conferences.
Plans and coordinates meetings with staff across the NRECA enterprise and with external audiences, including preparing agendas, coordinating logistics, reserving meeting rooms, ensuring appropriate set ups, ensuring that appropriate people are attending, audio visuals, and food and beverage. As requested, develops draft presentations, edits and refines PowerPoint presentations and handouts for meetings and assembles materials to be distributed for the meetings.
Maintains ongoing knowledge of NRECA issues, department work priorities and member resolutions and supports NRECA Regional and Annual meetings as assigned to include activities like staffing the registration areas and participating in the preparation of materials.
Assists with document and materials management functions, including posting to the department's web pages and Share Point sites, shelving and organizing of the GR Libraries to keep the periodical collection organized and current, processing check requests and invoices and ordering office supplies.
Formal Education Required:
High School diploma or GED Required. Bachelors degree preferred.
Experience and Certifications Required:
3+ years experience in government relations or as an administrative assistant working for mid-to-upper level executives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (as demonstrated by prior work experience):
Interpersonal skills, member service orientation and ability to work positively and effectively in a team environment.
Ability to perform and work on multiple tasks while being flexible and able to cope with changing conditions/policies/procedures in a fast-paced and sometimes intense working environment, while staying productive and maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Ability to handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and with successful follow-through, often with deadline pressures.
Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change as demonstrate by prior work experience.
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner. Must have the ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) and to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job-related equipment.
Ability to provide service excellence by building relationships, being resourceful, responsive and respectful.
Essential Physical Requirements:
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
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