The Board of Directors of Jasper County REMC invite applications for the position of CEO/ General Manager. The current CEO has announced his retirement and the Board has engaged Holmes Executive Search LLC to facilitate the search process.
JCREMC (jasperremc.com) is a financially sound and operational strong electric distribution cooperative that serves approximately 9,000 members in Jasper County Indiana. JCREMC is primarily a rural cooperative with 50% residential and 50% commercial and industrial loads. JCREMC has 34 employees and revenue in excess of $26 million: providing safe and reliable electric service for 82 years.
The CEO position reports to a seven-member board of directors. An understanding of cooperative governance, policies, bylaws, and the CEO/ Board relationship is highly desirable. The successful candidate needs to be able to communicate effectively with a diverse membership, stakeholders, as well as with team members. Candidate must be a proven leader of great integrity with strong management, mentoring and team building experience. Candidate must have a strong business acumen reflecting their ability to grasp complex industry specific and general business practices and their impact on the membership.
They must demonstrate an ability to lead the strategic, risk management, operational, engineering technology, customer service and financial planning initiatives and functions required of an electric distribution cooperative. A firm grasp of the electric utility industries’ evolving legislative and regulatory challenges is critical. Demonstrated progressive career advancement at the senior management level in the electric utility industry is required. An understanding and respect of the cooperative principles and business model is desired. The successful candidate will have excellent people skills and represent the co-op well in the community. A high level of experience and education is expected.
The cooperative headquarters is in Rensselaer, Indiana, with a population just under 6,000. Rensselaer is located one hour southeast of Chicago and ninety minutes northwest of Indianapolis, just off of Interstate 65. Rensselaer is the county seat for Jasper County.
Rensselaer takes great pride in the annual events that bring the community together. Events like Little Cousin Jasper Festival, Taste of Rensselaer, Oktoberfest, Farmer's Market, Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Art in the Alley, Prairie Arts-Carnegie Center Events, Christmas Parade, Cruise Night and Relay for Life just to name a few.
Small town charm with close access to two of the Midwest’s finest large cities. As a community we have many organizations that help to promote and improve the quality of life in Rensselaer from the Chamber of Commerce, Jasper County Economic Development Organization, Retail Merchants Association, Main Street Rensselaer.
The cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market. Please provide electronically a resume, at least three professional references, and cover letter by March 29, 2021 directly to:
Jasper County REMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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About Jasper County REMC
Jasper County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative. Headquartered in Rensselaer, Indiana, we serve approximately 9, 000 connsumers across 1,078 miles of line. We serve Jasper and parts of White, Starke, Pulaski, Porter and Newton counties, in northwest Indiana.
Our Corporation is owned and governed by the people we serve. A board of directors is elected by, and from, our membership. The board sets the policies and guidelines by which we operate. As a consumer of Jasper County REMC, you are also a member/owner of our company which entitles you to vote for the Board of Directors each year on-line, by mail-in ballot or in-person at the annual meeting.
Our Mission Statement
Jasper County REMC exists to provide reliable electric service to our members and meet their collective energy needs. We are committed to member satisfaction, service excellence and being a responsible citizen in our community.
Our goals are to:
Maintain and enhance the quality of life for our members
Promote integrity, professionalism, innovation, and safety
Maintain financial stability as a Corporation