Chief Executive Officer- Indiana Electric Cooperatives
NRECA Executive Search
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: BTSC ES 430
Chief Executive Officer
Indiana Electric Cooperatives
The Board of Directors of Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), headquartered in Indianapolis, IN seeks a member focused leader with proven strategic leadership and consensus building expertise, outstanding interpersonal communication skills and strong desire to positively influence and motivate others, to serve as our next CEO. Industry leadership and commitment to cooperative values will set you apart from other candidates. The IEC Board has retained NRECA Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) is a statewide association that exists to support our 38-member rural electric cooperatives with the tools and resources they need to operate safely, efficiently, and legally throughout the state of Indiana. That means working toward favorable legislation, facilitating government relations, providing job and professional development training and safety instruction, making sure our members are compliant with regulations, creating opportunities for community outreach and always representing the best interests of our members.
Our strategic plan ensures we are always working to support our member electric cooperatives. This plan revolves around four key principles: unifying, leading, serving and advocating for our members. If any member is facing difficulties for any reason-anything from coping with a natural disaster to complying with complex new legislation-we help, making sure they have all the support to deal with it successfully. We provide our members with the support they need to power their communities. Reporting to the 38-member Board of Directors, the CEO is charged with enacting our strategic plan.
The Ideal Candidate
Ability to motivate and positively influence others: Persuades and motivates others towards an outcome consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, and values
Relationship and teambuilding experience: Creates and fosters constructive working relationships and cohesive teams
Exceptional communication skills, both formally and informally: Listens, relates and expresses oneself in a manner that is effective while supporting mutual understanding
Vision and Strategic Orientation: Takes a broad scale, long-term view, that focuses on the future needs of the organization and its members
Ability to Lead Change and Manage Risk: Identify and actively manage change and risk throughout the organization
Member Focus: Focuses self and the organization on the needs of its members
Analytical Thinking and Decision Making: Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions that will enable the statewide to achieve desired goals
Integrity and Courage: Makes decisions and acts consistently with values, professional standards, and the broader interests of the organization
Experience and Expertise
Bachelor’s Degree is required; an MBA or other advanced degree is highly recommended
At least 6 years of progressively responsible leadership experience is required
At least 6 years of utility experience is preferred
NRECA Management Internship Program (MIP) graduate is a plus
Education or Experience in Accounting & Finance, Law or Business is preferred
CEO experience preferred but not required
IEC is located in Indianapolis, IN, the state capital of Indiana and seat of Marion County. With a metro area population of over 2.0 million, it is the most-populous city in the state at over 800,000 residents. More than just the racing capital of the world, Indy is home to the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts, the world’s largest children’s museum and boasts 11,254 acres of greenspace and over 150 miles of trails.
IEC offers an excellent benefit package that includes:
Flexible work environment and paid time off
Defined pension plan (you read that right – we still have an incredible pension plan!)
401(k) plan with company match
Health, vision, life and disability insurance
Identity theft insurance
Opportunities for learning and development
Supportive culture and a work/life balance
Indiana Electric Cooperatives 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 taken into account in any employment decision. Learn more about IEC at www.indianaec.org
Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) has been around since 1935, and today our member cooperatives serve more than 1.3 million Hoosiers. At IEC, we work hard for our members and the communities we serve.
How to apply:
If interested, please apply with the following: 1) Cover letter, 2) resume and 3) contact information for 3 professional references via the application box on this website. Applications must be received by October 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Taylor, NRECA Executive Search, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All replies are confidential.