Responsible for providing strategic direction and advice for company outreach activities. Work closely with other Tri-State departments to implement public outreach plans to educate key audiences and build support for Tri-State’s position on priority legal and regulatory issues. Responsible for developing various analyses and well-supported recommendations that will enable critical decision-making and planning by senior leadership team.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Policy, Political Science, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Working knowledge of electric utility industry or environmental issues.
Excellent oral and written communications skills with a demonstrated ability to simplify technical issues.
Knowledge of the latest advocacy strategies and the ability to design and implement outreach campaigns that effectively target key audiences.
Experience working with cross functional teams (government relations, communications, media relations and community relations) and coordinating efforts targeting diverse audiences.
Ability to research and produce outreach materials that maintain message discipline and can be used wide-ranging educational and advocacy efforts.
Ability to plan and lead team meetings, including developing agendas and identifying relevant topics.
Knowledge of federal environmental statutes and regulations including, but not limited to, the Clean Air Act, including the Clean Power Plan is preferred.
Five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant experience.
Willingness to travel as required which could be up to 25% of time. (Possession of valid driver’s license or ability to obtain.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position, including submission of writing samples upon request.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Editing experience preferred.
Experience gained from past work with a political or issue campaign, public affairs agency, trade organization, think tank or elected official highly desired.
Experience in crisis communication planning and response highly desired.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.