Bo-General Manager/CEO

Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative IEA   Bismarck, ND   Full-time     Management
Posted on August 6, 2022
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Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative (IEA) is seeking to fill the Co-General Manager/CEO position on our team. IEA is a professional management and service cooperative that provides member-focused support for KEM, Maintenance Solutions, Mor-Gran-Sou, Roughrider and Slope Electric Cooperatives, as well as WDUS Holdings, LLC, which includes as its subsidiaries 3C Construction, LLC and West Dakota Utility Services, LLC in North Dakota. This position provides senior level leadership, advice, and assistance to the various boards of directors concerning industry changes, strategic planning, business objectives, and policy needs that will support IEA’s mission, vision, and values while providing effective guidelines for business operations now and in the future. Communication skills, leadership ability, and a personality that combines a high quality of diplomacy, ambition, and initiative, along with a high degree of self-motivation are central to this position. Key to this position is the ability to work with all levels of personnel in the organization and to be an effective advocate for the cooperative in both public and private settings. To serve effectively in this position, the incumbent must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related field and a minimum of five years senior management experience or in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of twelve years of senior management experience. Senior management experience should include long and short-range planning, finance, operations and supervision, or equivalent experience. Requires the ability to interpret union contracts, agreements, and administrative policies. This position requires knowledge of principles and practices of RUS Uniform System of Accounts; good working knowledge of NISC software; knowledge of RUS construction specifications and work order accounting; supervisory training and/or experience; and use of appropriate methods and means of dealing with human behavior situations in a variety of business circumstances. The cooperative business model of working together for the greater good and doing our best as a team to serve our members is the heart of the job. IEA offers a competitive wage, an excellent cooperative benefits package, and work-life balance. To learn more about Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative, view the full job description, and additional job posting information visit and click "Careers/IEA Careers". To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to IEA General Counsel, Rebecca Thiem at by August 26, 2022. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Donald Franklund, Co-General Manager/CEO at All applications are confidential. Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. Race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by Federal, State or Local law are not considered in any employment decision. WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR MEMBERS.