NRECA Careers

Administrator, Youth Programs and Coalitions

Arlington, VA
Accounting / Finance / Insurance

Job Description

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

  • Top Workplace by the Washington Post 
  • 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
  • 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
  • CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
  • 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
  • Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
  • Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
  • State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data


Administrator, Youth Programs and Coalitions P2

Directs, oversees, and administers various programs including the Youth Tour, Youth Leadership Council, and the Scholarship Foundation  Program. Participates with the Policy and Political Coalitions Advisor in conducting outreach to policy-focused national and regional organizations and works to expand NRECA’s presence with elected official groups and forums. Travel up to 30%.

Purpose and Mission
• Direct the annual Youth Tour to Washington, DC.  Duties include but are not limited to: compiling, maintaining and negotiating housing and special events with participating hotels, arranging room blocs for states, coordinating meal functions and special events, making travel arrangements and reservations for Youth Tour Assistants and members of the Youth Tour Leadership Council, sets pricing and bills for participating states.
• Oversee, with statewide and local co-op staff, details for annual summer Youth Tour including the coordinating two Youth Day sessions and the Farewell Evening event.
• Serve as the national coordinator and onsite supervisor for annual Youth Leadership Conference, including the coordination of travel arrangements for approximately 50 students plus staff who are assisting with the program. Primary person responsible for maintaining safety and well-being of all participants. 
• Coordinate and manage Annual Meeting attendance by the Youth Leadership Council representatives and junior staff.
• Develop tactics and strategies for growing and promoting the Youth Tour
• Oversee Youth Tour LinkedIn Alumni page and connects Youth Tour alumni, regardless of residence, with grassroots activities. 
• Work across NRECA departments, sectors of the membership (statewide associations, G&Ts, distribution cooperatives) and external audiences to gather and disseminate information regarding the legal, political, and regulatory issues that impacts our cooperative members.
• Coordinate appearances and public speaking opportunities for electric cooperative leadership and NRECA subject matter experts. Delivers impromptu and prepared speeches before a variety of audiences.
• Communicate to state legislature organizations, advocacy organizations, and coalitions positions identified through NRECA’s Resolutions and Legislative process.
• Develop materials for distribution at national legislative elected official meetings that proactively communicates the electric cooperative positions and counters harmful messages promoted by other advocacy groups.
• Administer the Scholarship Foundation opportunities throughout the year  and encourages participation. 
• Communicate to NRECA audiences and youth participants using a variety of social media outlets well as with in their preferred channels like SnapChat.

Requirements and Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• 7+ years’ work experience in developing and coordinating youth-oriented programs.
• Experience working with, understanding and communicating the legal, political, and regulatory issues that impacts our cooperative members required.
• Experience planning events for groups of up to 2,000 attendees required.
• Must have demonstrated social media proficiency such as SnapChat, LinkedIn, Facebook
• Knowledge of electric co-ops, the cooperative business model and the issues facing the cooperative world as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple projects at various stages of development using effective organization skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by prior work experience. 
• Ability to work with a wide variety of people to foster cooperation in sharing information and materials as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to be persuasive, negotiate, and collaborate with individuals at all levels throughout organization as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.