Stowe Electric Department
June 24, 2024
435 Moscow Rd, Stowe, Vermont
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Company Overview:
 Stowe Electric Department (SED) is a community-focused utility committed to providing reliable electric service to the residents and businesses of Stowe. We are dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and exceptional customer service.

General Summary of Position:
 The Business and Communications Manager at Stowe Electric Department plays a pivotal role in overseeing critical business operations and communications strategies. Reporting to the General Manager, this role is responsible for regulatory compliance, insurance management, FEMA project administration, grant oversight, personnel policy development, and implementing communication strategies. The ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment, possess strong leadership skills, and exhibit a commitment to upholding SED's high administrative standards.

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure accurate and timely creation of regulatory reports and filings in collaboration with the Manager of Regulatory Affairs.
  • Manage FEMA project applications, reports, and filings in coordination with the General Manager and Regulatory Affairs team.
  • Develop and maintain employee handbook and operational policies alongside the General Manager.
  • Oversee insurance policies, liability claims, and property issues to safeguard SED's interests.
  • Lead communication efforts including press releases, marketing campaigns, website content, and social media presence.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to advance SED's goals and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Assist in creating and administering integrated resources programs to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Stay informed about utility industry trends and developments to inform strategic initiatives.

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or related field required.
  • 2-5 years of supervisory experience, preferably in a regulated environment.
  • Experience in utility operations or municipal services is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in enterprise software systems; experience with NISC platform preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Vermont Public Utility Commission and Vermont Public Service Department regulations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to create professional communications materials.
  • Website design and management experience is essential.
  • Previous HR and policy development experience is a plus.

This is a full-time exempt position. SED offers an outstanding benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, 401(a), holidays and training opportunities. Additionally, there are generous Paid-Time-Off benefits. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

WAGES: $90,000 - $115,000 depending on experience

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer. Join our team and become a part of our mission to provide exceptional electric service to the Stowe community. The full job description can be found at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled – Email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Town of Stowe Electric Department

Attn: Jackie Pratt, General Manager

P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672

Fax: (802) 253-4555


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