CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sun River Electric Cooperative, Fairfield, Mont.
CEO Vacancy Sun River Electric Cooperative (SREC) has announced that the current chief executive officer (CEO) will be retiring February 16, 2021 and that the Board of Trustees is seeking his successor.
SREC operates in eight counties in west central Montana. The co-op has 2800 miles of line serving over 3200 members with 5900 meters. The CEO manages a staff of twenty-two office and line personnel. SREC has an operating revenue of Ten to Eleven Million Dollars annually and a total utility plant of Forty-Nine Million Dollars. SREC is a large summer peaking cooperative with over one thousand irrigation accounts. SREC's headquarters is in Fairfield Montana with lineman outposts in Conrad and Highwood. The incoming CEO will assume leadership of a financially and operationally strong organization.
Successful candidates should have a minimum of ten years electricity utility experience, knowledge of rural electric coops, and at least five years of leadership experience in a senior management position. A bachelor's degree in an appropriate field is preferred. Candidates must also have great communication skills, proven leadership ability, and a strong commitment to the "Cooperative Principles".
Sun River Electric offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the NRECA pension plan, 401 (k) health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Sun River Electric's service territory is located along the beautiful eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountain Front. Fairfield is an agriculture community of 700 people. Bordering the Rocky Mountains and Bob Marshall Wilderness, and being a short drive to Glacier National Park, our location is ideal for activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Fairfield has a public golf course, numerous small businesses, a grade school, junior high, and high school. Montana's third largest city, Great Falls, is thirty miles away and is served by a modern airport.
Qualified candidates who wish to be considered should send a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references to Sun River's attorney Maxon Davis. E-mail is preferred firstname.lastname@example.org; however Mr. Davis can also be mailed application materials at P.O. Box 2103, Great Falls MT 59403. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2020.