Join Our Team

As an equal opportunity employer, Stearns Electric Association seeks employees who are creative, high-energy professionals with excellent people skills to provide our members with an excellent member experience. Employees benefit from a work environment that encourages work-life balance and professional growth along with competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package.


Stearns Electric Association will accept applications and resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates. When a position is available, a posting will be listed below.


Position(s) Available:


Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a temporary Accountant to assist the finance team.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to accounting for accounts payable, inventory, miscellaneous receivables and construction work orders.


Candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized and possess a strong eye for detail and accuracy. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as a part of a team. This is a Temporary position with an estimated employment duration of 12 months. There is a potential for permanent employment, but permanent employment is not a guarantee and should not be expected. This is a non-exempt position, non-benefit eligible, working Monday-Friday during the core business hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. The position will report to the Director of Finance at our headquarters office in Melrose.


Preferred applicants will have a minimum of an Associate Degree in Accounting or other business related degree with at least five years’ experience.


Please send cover letter and resume by October 22, 2018 to: Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via e-mail to Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Statement of Non-Discrimination


Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Cooperative prohibits discrimination against its members, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Cooperative.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at a 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 your completed complaint form or letter 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