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 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.



Business Development Representative

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 member-consumers in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a full-time Business Development Representative (BDR) in our St. Joseph office. The position will promote member services for the Cooperative, with focus on EnergyWise programs and energy sales for commercial, industrial and agricultural (CI & A) accounts.

The primary responsibility of this position is to be the single-point of contact for CI & A accounts. Our BDR is expected to establish and maintain long-term relationships, focusing on account support and resolution of any energy related issues. The position provides a high level of member service in the areas of service reliability, innovative energy use, efficiency rebates, facility expansion or modification, load calculations, and also makes recommendations to promote energy efficiency. On matters of rates, billing inquiries, metering, power quality, renewable energy options and emerging technologies, BDR will team with cooperative technical staff to handle all concerns. As this position is member service focused, the BDR will be actively involved in contractor relations, economic development discussions and public relations activities.

 This is a full-time, exempt position working Monday-Friday during core business hours with occasional weekend and after-hours work related to building, creating and enhancing member relations.

 The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to explain technical information so that anyone can understand.  This role requires the ability to be self-directed while still functioning as a collaborative team member. Strong computer, iPad and Microsoft Office skills are required.

A bachelor’s degree in a Business-related field is required; however, candidates with significant experience may be considered in lieu of the education requirement. A valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license is required. An understanding of electrical and HVAC systems, agricultural production, electric energy usage/demand and EnergyWise programs is desired, but not required.

Stearns Electric Association offers a competitive pay and benefits package and the opportunity to be a part of an amazing organization.  Please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three professional references no later than October 18, 2019 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.



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