Connexus Energy has an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. In this position you will perform general, specialized, and confidential administrative functions for various departments and personnel, organize and coordinate community and stakeholder engagement activities, support the Connexus Energy Foundation, and work in collaboration with the Executive Assistant in support of board related activities.
Based in Ramsey, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric cooperative, providing electricity, renewable energy alternatives and related services to 145,000+ residential and commercial members just north of the Twin Cities. We offer a collaborative work environment with challenging and rewarding work, which provides for professional development and work-life balance in a highly technical, stable and innovative industry. We give back to the communities we have served for more than 80 years by embracing opportunities to volunteer, donate and support economic development. Our talented and friendly staff focuses on achieving our mission of powering our members and communities toward a smarter energy future with a passionate focus on affordability, innovation, safety, and grid reliability.
Key Responsibilities & Results:
Member & Community Engagement - Supports the Manager of Executive Services with annual meeting and director election member communication and other activities; coordinates community donation programs including Dollars for Doers , Your Community Your Choice , online donation requests and donations of baskets for charitable events; coordinates and schedules American Red Cross blood drives, Connexus safety demonstrations, and board/staff representation at sponsored galas and special events.
Public Affairs Support – Supports the cooperative’s advocacy activities by coordinating meetings with public officials, state legislators, NGO’s, and other external stakeholders in coordination with CEO, vice presidents, and other staff schedules; organizes the annual legislative energy forum and day on the hill; coordinates annual MREA Resolution review and REPAC participation; manages and updates distribution lists; assists in creating public affairs stakeholder communications; tracks established metrics and prepares activity reports for board meetings.
Connexus Energy Foundation – Supports the Foundation officers in coordinating and executing quarterly meetings and other activities, attending and serving as recording secretary; prepares and distributes minutes of Foundation meeting, quarterly reports, and other documentation; maintains corporate records, preserving confidentiality when essential; coordinates Connexus scholarship request, distribution, and presentation.
Administrative Business Support – Assists various other leaders and departments with the coordination and execution of projects and meetings; updates the cooperative’s rate book annually, or as changes occur, in collaboration with appropriate staff; provides project and administrative support to the Business Continuity Team; guides and supports the Connexus Energy Heritage Project by maintaining electronic, paper, object collections and assisting with updating and cataloging the collection; assists in identifying, tracking, and preparing submissions and reporting for state and/or federal funding opportunities; assists with records management, ensuring contracts and other documents are accurately uploaded to the archiving system.
Required Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
High school or General Equivalency Diploma
Three or more years administrative support experience
Extensive knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
Strong orientation to details, ability to prioritize and maintain confidentiality
Demonstrated customer service skills
Preferred Talents, Skills, Expertise, Education:
Associate’s degree, technical college administration certification or equivalent work experience
Pre-Employment Requirement: Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
Compensation: Connexus Energy offers all employees a competitive base wage, an annual incentive, and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, company provided disability insurance, generous company contribution and match to 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status .