SEC Job Opening - Vice President of Public Affairs
Article was added on Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Santee Electric Cooperative has an opening for the position of
Vice President of Public Affairs. The position description is
below. Interested candidates should submit their resume and a
letter of interest to Cheryl Wrenn (email@example.com). This
letter of interest should clearly document significant education
and experience in at least one of the three main components
outlined in the position description. All candidates chosen
for interviews will be required to give a presentation to a
panel. This presentation should outline what the candidate
brings to the table as well as the candidate's vision for Public
Affairs at SEC.
Position Title: Vice President of Public Affairs
Reports To: President and
Supervises: All personnel associated
with Government Relations, Economic Development, and Marketing
The purpose of this position is to ensure that Santee Electric
Cooperative excels in the following three areas …
Oversees SEC's lobbying functions at the local, state, and
federal levels. This includes ensuring that SEC complies with
all appropriate lobbying laws.
Works closely with ECSC to ensure that we are up-to-date on all
statewide GR issues (which includes making sure that SEC has a
presence at all such ECSC meetings).
Oversees SEC's participation in the annual NRECA/ECSC
legislative rally in Washington, D.C.
Ensures that SEC maintains a good, working relationship with all
local politicians. This includes, but is not limited to, all
county, state, and federal elected officials whose constituents are
also SEC member-owners.
Economic Development and Key Accounts
Maintains an excellent working relationship with all local
economic development partners. This list includes, but is not
limited to, our county economic development professionals, our two
regional alliances (NESA and Central SC), SC Power team, and our
state's Department of Commerce.
Oversees all economic development proposals including rendering
sample bills, meeting with prospects, preparing incentives
packages, drafting wholesale power contracts, and all other aspects
of the proposal process.
Stays up to speed on all wholesale power rates, economic
development rate riders, and all sources of ED funding (including
UTC, SCEDIF, and regional alliance matching monies).
Maintains an excellent relationship with all of SEC's key
Oversees all of SEC's printed and electronic correspondence with
the membership and general public. This encompasses a great
deal of communications avenues including SC Living, social media,
SEC's website, and correspondence with local media.
Ensures that SEC is well-represented in a variety of local
organizations (Rotary Clubs, ED Boards, Chambers of Commerce,
Oversees interaction with the membership regarding education
about energy efficiency. This includes energy audits, the
Help My House program, and the Rural Energy Savings Program.
Oversees the administration of SEC's Round-Up program.
Ensures that SEC's events planning function is well run.
This includes a wide variety of regular events including our Annual
Meeting, SEC's dove shoot (or similar ED/KA events), employee
recognition and holiday celebration meals, the annual Friends of
SEC dinner, and SEMAC meetings. Part of this also includes
managing the Conference Center and its schedule.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be
all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or
responsibilities that management deems necessary.
Other Departments and Employees: Works with all
departments to plan cooperative functions and to facilitate
correspondence with the membership.
First and foremost: The Membership. This includes Key
Elected officials and economic development professionals at the
local, state, and federal levels.
ECSC, Central, SC Power Team, Central SC Alliance, NESA, SC
Department of Commerce.
Must live in Clarendon, Florence, Georgetown, or Williamsburg
County. Skills and knowledge normally acquired through a
bachelor's degree in marketing or another business field plus 10
years of experience in one or more of the three areas listed
above. An advanced degree may be accepted in lieu of some
years of experience. Excellent Word, Excel, and Power Point
skills are a necessity. The person in this position must be
self-motivated with strong management skills to include
administrative, interpersonal, leadership and organizational
skills. Finally, this position occupant must be an excellent
Most work is in a climate controlled office environment.
Lifting up to 25 pounds is occasionally required.
This job posting will close June 30, 2018.
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