Qualified applicants will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Experience leveraging multiple communication channels to include: radio, TV, newsprint, social
Experience with communicating electric utility issues. Experience with broadband is a bonus.
Experience in customer engagement and grassroot efforts
History of continuous improvement
Shows a passion for the energy industry
Reports To: CEO
Supervises: Communications and Marketing Department
Summary of Duties:
Strategically plans, implements and monitors communication strategy for cooperative initiatives and member engagement; including managing multiple social media platforms, press releases, website content, magazine articles, and podcasts.
Develops effective external communication channels throughout the Cooperative's service territory. Participates in community and professional organizations to advance the Cooperative's goals and benefit the communities.
Strengthens and maintains the Cooperative's brand and image both internally and externally.
Develops and maintains relationships with media outlets, including newspaper, radio, and television.
Creates and manages crisis communication plans.
Builds community engagement on the Cooperative's objectives, plans, and programs.
Develops grassroots initiatives and legislative talking points.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Communications or Public Relations.
5 years of experience in an electric utility or related industry OR
2 years experience in an electric cooperative.
A complete job description may be provided upon request.
Applicants needing accommodation of a paper application may contact Kendi Cox, 405-230-1455.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative is building a team for a transformation in utility operations. We are on the move to support evolving member/customer needs, embrace grid automation, enhanced communications and positioning for significant economic growth in the areas East of Oklahoma City.
Our people are passionate about putting members first and are committed to service excellence in under-served areas. Ideal candidates continually challenge the status quo and raise the level of service through process improvements and technical innovation.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative provides metropolitan services and jobs to our rural communities. Our continuing commitment to community and charitable outreach is a testament to our deep investment in the communities we serve.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative serves approximately 24,000 meters and 19,000 members in 10 Oklahoma counties. CVEC is consistently in the top 5 lowest cost power providers in Oklahoma. We provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our members with conservative financial practices and sound infrastructure investments.