Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 58 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Public Relations Officer/Executive Assistant
Position: Public Relations Officer/Executive Assistant Department: Executive Office Location: Anchorage, AK Travel: <10%
To provide excellent clerical services, administrative support, and public communications for the President/CEO, the Board of Directors, and the membership of the Cooperative.
Duties & Responsibilities
Compilation and distribution of the Board of Directors meeting agenda and information packet
Attending, recording, typing, and finalizing the minutes of at all Boards meetings, Committee meetings and the Annual meeting
Arrange for meals/refreshments to be provided for attendees of Board meetings
Provide administrative assistance and support to individual Board members as needed
Maintain the AVEC policy and procedure manual, and distribute revisions to all holders
Maintain Board Resolutions and actions in a permanent file
Maintain Bylaws and republish as necessitated by membership action
Maintain calendar of events as requested by the President/CEO
Make appointments and travel arrangement for President/CEO and Board Members as needed
Provide support for the AVEC staff in absence of the President/CEO
Prepare correspondence for the President/CEO and Board Members as needed
Compile information and prepare reports and presentations requested by the President/CEO
Routine office tasks: daily mail sorting, filing, and similar tasks as needed
Prepare resolutions, spreadsheets and other documents for the Board and President/CEO
Maintain working relationships with state and federal agencies, as well as city administrators and tribal entities in AVEC communities
Maintain AVEC Directory, revise annually or as needed
Serve as AVEC point of contact for charitable donations and requests; procure cooperative apparel and promotional items to foster camaraderie within the Cooperative and its membership
Knowledge of functions, responsibilities, and duties for each department
Write and publish monthly articles for the Ruralite magazine and other public communications
Maintain all Cooperative communication platforms such as web sites, Facebook and other social media
Apprise President/CEO of current events, news and social media pertinent to the Cooperative
Familiar with AVEC policies and procedures for other duties as needed
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing
Excellent customer service
Diplomacy, tact and courtesy are required
Ability to function with little to no supervision and exercise good judgement
Ability to read and understand bylaws, tariffs, and other technical documents
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point etc.
Knowledge of math and analytical skills
Interpersonal relationship skills
Skilled in maintaining internet web sites and social media business communication
Skilled in Publishing Software such as Indesign, Photoshop and Word Press
Shows concern for quality, accuracy and completeness of own work and those who they work with
Adapts to change quickly and easily
Shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve department or the cooperative
Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment.
Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities
AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required.
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please complete an AVEC application for consideration. AVEC application can be found under jobs.
Experience: 5+ years with progressive administrative support experience with additional training in technical writing, public relations, Alaska Native culture, and CEO-Board of Directors relationships desirable
About Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
We’re a non-profit electric utility, owned by the people we serve in 58 communities throughout interior and western and southeastern Alaska. In fact, the AVEC service area is the largest of any retail electric cooperative in the world.
Our members come from many different cultures, speak different languages and some live over a thousand miles apart. Yet, we are united in our efforts to bring a stable source of electricity into our homes and to enhance the quality of our lives.
We invite you to explore this site, learn more about your cooperative and the communities we serve, and see how we can best meet your needs.