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Executive Search for General Manager

     Illinois Electric Cooperative serves over 15,000 electric and internet accounts in west central Illinois. The ten-county service territory is west of Springfield along the Mississippi River within easy reach of St. Louis, and the area offers outstanding recreational, educational and cultural activities.

     The Cooperative’s current general manger is retiring at the end of 2019 after over 20 years on the job. The Cooperative has an exceptional senior staff, a good electric distribution system, strong member satisfaction, and state of the art internet assets, including some fiber to the premises, fiber to the node, and significant fixed wireless.

     The Cooperative’s Board of Directors is diverse in terms of gender, occupation and length of service. It seeks candidates with:

  • Extensive experience with electric cooperatives and their state and federal organizations,
  • Demonstrated, strong leadership skills,
  • Management accomplishments and training,
  • Familiarity with economic development activities, and
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills.

     Interested candidates should submit a complete resume with three professional and three personal references along with compensation expectations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Interviews will begin in mid September, and it’s expected that the new individual will be on the job at the beginning of 2020. The board also expects that the new general manager will live in one of the counties served by the Cooperative.

     Interested individuals should respond by August 27, 2019, with a detailed resume and a cover letter addressing why you’re applying, why you could be qualified for the job, and compensation expectations.

     Illinois Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Help Desk Technician

Illinois Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of a full-time Help Desk Technician for our wireless and fiber internet services.

Provide first tier technical support to staff and cooperative members. Diagnose and escalate issues to level 2 support if required.

  • Respond to monitoring alerts of potential issues
  • Manage and maintain monitoring and alerting systems
  • Document any issues via trouble ticketing system
  • Ability to articulate technical information clearly and simply to non-technical people
  • Perform service provisioning and remote support for Cooperative field techs.
  • Ability to operate and test equipment. 
  • Great problem-solving skills, phone listening skills, and ability to multi-task

The most important qualification is wanting to do an outstanding job for the co-op’s members. The ideal candidate should also have computer and networking skills, great communication and documentation skills, and experience in a help desk environment would be especially desirable.

Illinois Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About Illinois Electric Cooperative

Illinois Electric Cooperative was organized in May of 1936 to provide electric service to the surrounding rural areas. The first electric lines in the Cooperative's territory were energized in 1938. The headquarters is centrally located in the heart of the service territory in Winchester, Illinois, serving members in the surrounding counties of Morgan, Pike, Scott, Greene, and Calhoun, with a few members located in outlying regions of Adams, Brown, Cass, Jersey, and Macoupin counties. Illinois Electric Cooperative supplies electricity and Internet service to about 14,000 accounts.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send you completed complain form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..