Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Member Relations
Wabash Valley Power Alliance
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
What You'll Do You will coordinate with our CEO and Executive team in the areas of member relations and communications. We are looking for a leader who is a relationship builder and has a successful track record of building and maintaining partnerships with those they work with. This is where you come in. You'll be responsible for performing the following responsibilities:
Maintain a deep understanding of our members, company objectives, active projects and the cooperative business model to ensure that outcomes meet the needs of our members.
Gain and maintain a deep understanding of the company’s projects, activities and objectives and refine into easy-to-understand and connected communications on a wide variety of topics that support the needs of the membership.
Ensure communications with members are impactful and aligned with our desired tone.
Track results and apply key learnings to improve future communications and engagement. You should be comfortable trying new things in order to see what resonates best with our various audiences.
Own the mission of our organization and wear whatever “hat” is necessary to achieve communications focused on our members.
Oversees all corporate media relations communications; develops communications plans for major community impacts, identify media opportunities and coordinates media releases.
Oversees marketing and communications staff to ensure strategies are developed to support communications and marketing plans.
Oversees economic development staff to ensure initiatives support economic vitality throughout the service territory.
Your Strengths So what strengths will help you thrive in this position? You audience is your obsession. Working across member relations, you get to know your audiences well. You have the ability to productively converse, cater to, and evolve your approach depending on who you’re working with. You are highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at once. You thrive in a fast-paced unstructured environment while maintaining a strong focus on execution and results. You are able to remain nimble, ready to jump on opportunities when they arise. You’re low ego and able to adapt to new information and constructive guidance. You involve collaborators throughout the process and maximize opportunities to deliver amazing work that generates satisfaction with your stakeholders.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field.
A minimum of 15 years of relevant progressive communications and customer relations experience.
Passionate about the cooperative business model and building positive member relations.
Demonstrated results in problem solving that are strategic.
Comfortable with generating ideas and plans, and getting those plans across the finish line.
The ability to prioritize and change direction quickly according to fast-evolving member needs.
Passionate, positive, self-starter who enjoys working in a cross-functional team environment.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wabash Valley Power is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of reliable, affordable electricity to our 23 electric distribution member cooperatives. These cooperatives in turn serve more than 300,000 homes, businesses, and farms in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.
As a not-for-profit co-op, we do things a bit differently—and that’s the point. Because we aren’t influenced by shareholders, we make our decisions with our members in mind. That means we value things like teamwork, and putting families first. It also means a business model that’s designed for stability and growth. It’s a Deliberately Different approach to the energy industry, and that’s great news for the people who count on us.
We believe what benefits our employees benefits our company. That’s why we put employees first—your health, your family, and your development. These aren’t just slogans: We offer continuing education, flex time, health benefits, a 401(k) match and pension plan, and much more. Here are just a few of the things that make our company culture unique:
• No Sweat - We offer a wellness program that includes a payroll cr...edit for medical insurance, an on-site fitness center for your convenience and extra vacation days for participating. We’ll even throw in a fitness device reimbursement to keep you on track!
• Flex Time - Our flexible schedule means you can work in your appointments or family events and maintain a comfortable work-life balance.
• Stay in School - We value employees who have a desire to learn, so we provide funds for continuing education. We also offer in-house training and ongoing development through our internal GROW program.
• Keep it Casual - When you work for us, you work in comfort. Blue jeans are the norm in our office and we make them look good!
• Work Hard, Play Hard - We reward our employees with generous vacation time, to the tune of up to five weeks off a year. Even our new employees receive credit for prior work experience.