Employment Opportunities

Page Designer/Communications Assistant

The Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, which serves the state’s 25 distribution electric cooperatives, is looking to fill a magazine page designer and communications assistant position.

This full-time in-office position in Great Falls, Montana, is responsible for working with the editor to design and lay out a 20-page magazine, including covers, as well as several customized insert pages for cooperatives, each month.  Rural Montana is the state’s largest circulation magazine produced monthly, reaching more than 125,000 homes.

In addition to working on the magazine for approximately 2-3 weeks a month, the person in this position designs all specialty publications produced by the association, including its popular Montana Legislative Guide that is distributed across the state during each legislative session.

The successful candidate would also be expected to assist the communications director in strengthening the association’s communications program through designing logos, graphics for videos and educational illustrations, among other projects.  Additional duties could include assisting in the association’s social media campaigns, and website maintenance and design.

A college degree in journalism, graphic design or other related field is required, along with an extensive understanding of and experience utilizing InDesign.  The ability to work well one on one with a supervisor is a must, as is a team mentality.  The successful candidate must also be adept at multi-tasking and handling a varied workload.  Good time management skills and being able to meet multiple overlapping deadlines is a must.

               Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including pension and 401K options.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

To apply, send résumé, work samples and salary requirements electronically in one.pdf file to Ryan Hall at ryanh@mtco-ops.com by the application deadline of June 12, 2020. All questions may be referred to Mr. Hall. The phone number is (406) 761-8333.


General Manager

McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Garrison, North Dakota
The Board of Directors of McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc (MEC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of General Manager.
The successful candidate will be a person of high integrity with broad electric utility management experience including such areas as strategic planning, member communications, engineering, RUS system of accounting and board/member relations. The individual will have excellent people and communications skills, proven leadership ability, strong business acumen, “out of the box” thinking, a strong commitment to building and nurturing a healthy team environment and a history of community involvement. Preference will be given to those who have electric cooperative experience and those with previous managerial experience. Must fully endorse the Seven Cooperative Principles. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
MEC (www.mcleanelectric.com) is a financially sound, member-owned electric distribution cooperative whose mission is to provide its consumer-owners with reliable electricity and responsive service at an affordable price. MEC was formed in 1945 to bring electricity to McLean County North Dakota. McLean County is in west central North Dakota. MEC serves more than 4,000 meters, maintains approximately 1,800 miles of line, and employs 23 full time employees. The Co-op has annual revenues of $14 million with a significantly diversified load profile. MEC has a plant investment of $48 million. It receives its wholesale power from Basin Electric and Central Power Electric Cooperative. MEC is a member of Basin, CPEC, NRECA, CoBank, CFC, NDAREC, Federated, and Touchstone Energy. MEC is also a RUS borrower.
The headquarters for MEC is located in Garrison, population of 1400, and is conveniently located on the North Shore of Lake Sakakawea, halfway between Bismarck and Minot North Dakota. MEC's service territory an Ethanol Plant, agriculture, Tourism and crude oil production. Garrison is pleased to have a hospital, Good school system, full-service grocery, two hotels and a vibrant main street. Recreational activities include fishing, Boating, bird and big game hunting, birding and several local events. MEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan through NRECA, competitive benefit programs and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Larry Gessele Board President. (larryg@mcleanelectric.com) and submit the following electronically: 1) cover letter, 2) a two to three-page resume, and 3) minimum of three professional references or letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by June 19, 2020. Please ask for a read receipt to ensure your application has been received.