Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc. (SeFPC) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in the early 1990s to provide support for the Federal hydropower program in the Southeast. Consisting of electric cooperative and municipal utility representatives, the SeFPC board coordinates activities in support of the Southeastern Power Administration (“SEPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to promote the continued availability, reliability, affordability and production of hydropower in the Southeast. SeFPC consist of preference customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Role of the Executive Director
The SeFPC seeks to retain an executive director to provide leadership and support of the SeFPC’s mission. The executive director would report to the Board of Directors and represent SeFPC in matters with Federal agencies (primarily SEPA and the Corps), and Congressional offices where applicable. The executive director would also represent the SeFPC in discussions with national trade groups and with other preference customer groups as applicable. On applicable topics, the executive director will work with the chairs of various SeFPC committees to support activities within the purview of the Committees. When appropriate, the executive director shall speak on behalf of the Committee chair in representing the SeFPC as a whole. In addition, as applicable, the executive director shall coordinate with outside counsel and supporting consultants on matters involving the SeFPC and SeFPC committees.
Responsibilities of the Executive Director
The executive director shall be responsible for the following activities: • Coordination of quarterly meetings of the board of directors and the annual meeting; • Providing a report on SeFPC activities at each meeting of the board of directors; • Providing written reports on SeFPC activities each quarter; • Coordinating budget management with the Treasurer; • Facilitating execution of documents for customer funding agreements; • Assisting with the coordination of elections of officers; • Maintaining contact lists and SeFPC web materials; • Coordinating support of outside resources including outside counsel, consultants and accountants as applicable. • Staying fully abreast of all SEPA and Corps activities that could impact the SeFPC members. • Become a knowledge resource that is actively tracking various SEPA and Corps issues. • Technologically efficient; must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite as well as web-based platforms. • Ability to work remotely with occasional travel to SeFPC member utilities, U.S. congressional offices, hearings, markups and industry meetings. • Assist in the formulation of both internal and external SeFPC policies, positions and procedures. • Other duties as assigned. • If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume cover letter and references to Southeastern Federal Power Customers Search Committee at email@example.com by Friday, December 15, 2023.
To serve in the role of executive director and execute on the responsibilities, the executive director shall have: • At minimum, a degree in law, public or business administration, political science, engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the characteristics, qualifications and knowledge required to meet the desired roles and responsibilities. Relevant experience of 5-10 years is preferred, and increasing responsibility is required. Prior association experience is desirable. • Previous experience or knowledge of publicly owned utilities, electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and/or working with elected officials is desirable. • Ability to communicate technical and complex subjects (i.e. energy, water, federal statutes, rate design) to varying audiences. • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. • Key strengths include ethics, integrity, and proven leadership. • Ability to formulate and coordinate association positions on regional and national issues of interest to the association, and to advocate and manage lobbying for those positions. • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with industry related groups such as the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperatives. • Ability to represent SeFPC and testify in commitee hearings before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives when needed.
The Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc. is a group of electric cooperatives and municipal power companies that represent more than six million consumers of public power in the Southeast. Our goal is to raise awareness and build understanding of the benefits of hydroelectricity and to protect it as a natural resource.