Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (“CMEEC”) is a non-profit public power entity responsible for the procurement of forward energy contracts/hedges and power purchase agreements, and the financing, acquisition, and construction of generating resources, in order to independently provide low cost, reliable and sustainable wholesale electric power and related services to member-owner municipal electric utilities and participating wholesale customers located in Connecticut. CMEEC’s member-owners currently include six of the seven municipal electric utilities in the state of Connecticut: Norwich Public Utilities, Groton Utilities, Jewett City Department of Public Utilities, Third Taxing District of the City of Norwalk, South Norwalk Electric and Water, and Bozrah Light & Power. CMEEC also provides the full wholesale power requirements of the Mohegan Tribal Utility Authority.
CMEEC is searching for a qualified and highly motivated individual who displays CMEEC’s core values (Be Accountable, Be Adaptable, Be Curious, Collaborate, and Pursue Excellence) to serve as Administrative Services Coordinator (or potentially, depending on qualifications, as Administrative Services Manager). The individual in this position will be working closely with other Administrative team members, and with CMEEC staff as a whole, and will be responsible for various administrative, communications and other related duties and responsibilities.
At least initially, the individual serving in this role will report to CMEEC’s CEO. The unique combination of skills and challenges associated with this position, as well as constant on-the-job learning and experience while meeting both day-to-day and longer-term initiatives, will provide for extensive growth and professional advancement and is designed to lead to succession planning opportunities for the right individual.
CMEEC is willing to consider both entry level as well as experienced candidates for this role. A more complete description of the essential duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications and other requirements associated with this opportunity appears under the “Position Description” heading below.
More About CMEEC
Established in 1976 as a publicly directed “joint action agency,” CMEEC is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors CMEEC and its affiliated transmission organization (Transco) are both rated AA- by Fitch and Aa3 by Moody’s. CMEEC satisfies member and other customer bulk power requirements through intermediate and long-term power contracts, bilateral short-term contract transactions, conventional generation assets, peaking generation, distributed generation, and an aggressive demand response program. CMEEC expects to meet future bulk power requirements by continuing its existing practices along with developing generation and renewable projects and participation in jointly held generation assets.
As part of providing bulk power to members and participants, CMEEC coordinates daily deliveries through the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE), which includes daily bidding of loads and generation, daily and monthly settlements, participation in various auctions, and representing aggregated loads in the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) and ISO-NE. More information can be found at: https://cmeec.com/
Location and Work Environment
CMEEC’s headquarters office is located in Norwich, Connecticut. We currently observe a hybrid work environment in which most of our approximately 30 employees are generally permitted to work remotely up to two days per week following an onboarding period.
Compensation & Benefits
CMEEC offers challenging positions and career opportunities to qualified candidates, and a competitive total compensation package which includes a competitive base salary and a full complement of comprehensive benefits (including an employer-funded defined benefit pension plan in addition to 401k and 457b retirement savings plans). CMEEC’s robust benefits package also currently includes health and dental plans, employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance, paid time off including paid holidays, professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities, and a cell phone stipend. The total compensation package will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and compensation requirements no later than February 28, 2024, either via email to email@example.com, or via U.S. Mail to Human Resources, 30 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
CMEEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class protected by federal or state law. We are committed and hold ourselves accountable to create a workforce that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.
Position Description -- Administrative Services Coordinator [Manager]
Job Title: Administrative Services Coordinator [Manager]
Reports To: CEO (or designee)
FLSA Status: [Exempt]
Summary: Provide support and assistance to the CEO and others in connection with core tasks, projects and initiatives. Manage and oversee projects and initiatives as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist and support the CEO with routine administrative, clerical and other functions and support as directed.
- Learn various aspects of CMEEC business operations and industry sector, with a view toward internal service continuity and staff succession planning considerations.
- As directed, provide support and back-up for certain professional duties and responsibilities of CMEEC’s Paralegal and Compliance Manager, Office and Facility Manager and HR Lead (including general receptionist duties, meeting coordination, document management and recordkeeping, admin/clerical support, etc.).
- Develop, maintain, organize and track data and reports using applicable database applications.
- Comply with applicable municipal records retention schedules as well as the requirements of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, while appropriately maintaining the confidentially of sensitive information.
- Develop proposals to CEO/senior management for new initiatives and process optimization.
- Participate in the establishment of a formalized communications and public relations plan and approach for the organization, including its corporate website and social media presence.
- Ensure consistency of internal and external messaging with corporate values, mission and vision.
- Assist and help manage ongoing effort to develop and produce CMEEC’s Annual Report, collaborating with CMEEC and Member staff to create appropriate textual and visual content.
- Assist with development of content for internal staff communications board.
- Research, identify, administer and oversee opportunities for CMEEC to support and promote local/regional environmental and sustainability efforts.
- Develop, manage, coordinate, and communicate CMEEC headquarters building/grounds sustainability initiatives (e.g., recycling, composting, landscaping/gardening, related projects), establishing and monitoring goals, timelines and budgets.
- Research, identify, recommend and facilitate opportunities for CMEEC staff to participate and engage in team building exercises and general social, cultural and morale-enhancing activities.
- Other duties and special projects as may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: General Experience, Licensure and Ability:
An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Strong project management abilities including organizational and analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities, work within approved budgets and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Acute attention to detail. Exhibits sound and accurate independent judgment. Works with integrity and ethically. Upholds organizational values. Inspires the trust of others. Manages competing demands. Able to adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Ability and desire to approach and handle different and complex ideas and tasks in new and undefined areas. Follows through on commitments. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Commitment to excellence and high standards. Exercises initiative.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited four-year College or university, with consideration also given to related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience with the Skills and Essential Duties and Responsibilities required for this position. General knowledge of office procedures and protocols. Ability to operate office equipment such as phone systems, copiers, scanners, mail metering machines and others as directed with training.
Ability to read, analyze, synthesize and interpret information, including general industry/business periodicals, professional journals, procedural manuals, compliance and safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write or provide routine reports, business correspondence and general communications content, including written and oral interpretations of data and information that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to speak effectively to a variety of audiences, presenting information and responding to questions.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply additional mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, a plus.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram format. Ability to deal with and solve practical problems involving a variety of concrete and abstract variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Knowledge of and direct experience and comfort using the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn and comprehend software programs.
Certificates and Licenses:
Valid driver’s license.
This position has no direct internal staff supervisory responsibilities. Position will require oversight of project consultants and contractors, and coordination of staff for certain projects and initiatives.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet. Some tasks may require driving during work hours. Some tasks may be performed outdoors.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to talk or to hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.