The Board of Directors of Y-W Electric Association invites qualified applications for the position of General Manager. The Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
Y-W Electric Association is a financially sound electric distribution cooperative providing excellent service to most of Yuma and Washington Counties in northeast Colorado. Y-W provides services to 3,700 members with 8,830 meters and a great staff of 46 employees. Revenue is in excess of $41.5 million.
The Board is interested in candidates of high integrity with demonstrated leadership skills in the electric utility industry. The individual must have strong people skills along with team building and mentoring abilities. Progressive supervisory experience and five years of electric utility experience is required. Cooperative experience is preferred. Strong business acumen, safety experience and a demonstrated understanding and respect of the cooperative principles and business model are essential. The successful candidate will be involved and represent the coop in the community to strengthen member relations. A college degree in an applicable field is strongly preferred.
Y-W Electric is located on the High Plains of Colorado. Agriculture is the largest industry in the service territory consisting primarily of dryland farming in Washington County and irrigation in Yuma County. The headquarters is located in Akron just 115 miles from Denver. Highly regarded education is available for pre-school through grade 12, with two community colleges located within 35 miles of town. A wide range of extracurricular activities and athletic opportunities enhance the educational experience. Akron has a low crime rate and is a safe place to live and raise a family.
The Cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market. Please provide electronically: a resume, at least three professional references and cover letter by December 3, 2018 to:
Dan Brewer, NRECA Executive Search
Equal Opportunity Employer
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