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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Human Resources Business Partner in Springfield, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking applicants to join our Human Resources team! We have a Human Resources Business Partner position available at our Headquarters office in Springfield, Missouri. The HR Business Partner is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and leadership for designated divisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consult on business initiatives by assessing and anticipating HR related needs, communicating proactively, serving as a change agent in necessary situations, and developing integrated and value-added services and solutions.

  • Be a trusted resource and advisor to leadership, other HR staff and employees while interacting regularly with job applicants, all levels of leadership, attorneys, external compliance agencies and vendors on topics such as Strategic Staffing, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative action, Performance Management, Employee relations and Workforce Planning.

  • Interact regularly with the Human Capital Management (HCM) system and craft vision for reports and dashboards relevant to analyzing and evaluating business needs.

    Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field, or equivalent work experience is required.

  • A minimum of three years previous HR work experience is required with professional HR certification preferred; all experience levels will be considered.

  • Demonstrate experience recruiting professional and technical talent and directly handling employee relations and performance management situations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products with prior HCM experience preferred.

  • Demonstrate excellent use of judgment and discretion, strong attention to detail, and be able to effectively lead multiple projects to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills are essential.

    AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

    To apply for a position, please visit www.aeci.org/careers . You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Internal/External Posting Date: 8/10/2021

An equal opportunity employer and provider/disability/veteran. (http://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associate Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.

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