General Manager

Company Name: Hood River Electric Cooperative
Phone Number: (541) 954-4174
City: Odell
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97044
Job Title: General Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: January 19, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Per: Per Week
Work Time Type: Hours

The Board of Directors of Hood River Electric Cooperative (HREC) is seeking qualified candidates to replace the General Manager who will retire mid-year 2018. HREC has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.

Hood River Electric Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative serving portions of Northern Oregon. The Cooperative has 15 employees serving approximately 3,820 meters over 265 miles of distribution line and annual revenue of more than $9.0M. HREC receives its wholesale power from the Bonneville Power Administration and is a member of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association (ORECA). The cooperative also has a broadband internet subsidiary, Communications Access Cooperative (CACHE); a provider of enhanced internet and connectivity services to the community.

Experience Required:

Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years electric utility experience, preferably within the rural electric program, and at least 5 years senior management experience. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, electrical engineering, accounting and finance, or related degree is required. However, extensive electric utility experience in a senior staff position may substitute for a college degree. Candidates must have broad electric utility management experience that includes such areas as safety, finance, strategic planning, team building, and member communications. The successful candidate will be one of integrity and have excellent people and communications skills, proven leadership ability and a strong commitment to the “Cooperative Principles”. Additional experience with an internet service provider would be an asset for potential candidates.

How to Apply:

Odell, Oregon is a rural community with a population of approximately 2,500 and is 6 miles south of Hood River, Oregon and the Columbia River. The community is 70 miles east of Portland via Interstate 84. Located just outside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and the Mt. Hood National Forest, abundant year-round recreation opportunities are easily accessible that include snow skiing, wind surfing, hiking, fishing and boating. The area is a beautiful place for families to enjoy many outdoor activities and grow together in a very picturesque setting.  Nationally the region is well known for lavender farms, bountiful berries, pears, peaches, and other fruit; as well as wineries, breweries and the popular “Fruit Loop.”

HREC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a generous defined contribution retirement plan in addition to excellent medical, dental, and vision plans. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anyone interested in this position should contact Rick Crinklaw at NRECA Executive Search. Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2018.  Please send electronically a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references to:

Rick Crinklaw, NRECA Executive Search
(541) 954-4174
All replies are confidential

Posting End Date: March 10, 2018