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Senior Analyst, Talent Programs

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association NRECA

arlington, Virginia 22203
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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association NRECA
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Job Details

  The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America’s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:

• 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
• 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
• 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
• CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance

At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status.
The job description has been written to reflect management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Senior Analyst, Talent Programs

The Senior Analyst, Talent Programs provides project management and program leadership for a diverse set of talent management projects within the Human Resources Department and in support of NRECA’s efforts to help co-op members attract and retain their next generation workforce.   Incumbent will be responsible for leading projects to create or improve talent management programs and resources such as onboarding, new manager training, and policy guides.  Incumbent will serve as program administrator for NRECA’s veterans program and support deliver of training, toolkits and communications to support NRECA member engagement. Incumbent will manage programs such as NRECA’s internal Mentoring Program as well as NRECA’s co-op Mentoring Program. 

Purpose and Mission
• Create project and lead project teams to deliver projects efficiently, effectively and timely.  Identify and acquire necessary resources, create project schedules, delegate responsibilities to team members, plan and run meetings, ensure follow-through on assignments.
• Collaborate with HR colleagues and Communications department to develop communication plans for talent management programs, NRECA’s veterans program and to ensure the successful completion of projects and ongoing success of programs.
• Collaborate with colleagues within the Human Resources Department, across NRECA and with co-op members to achieve program goals and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
• Manage both the internal and the coop mentoring programs in support of workforce development goals.  Communicate the benefits of participation, facilitate matching mentors and mentees, share best practices, provide advice, and measure program effectiveness.
• Support the preparation, production, and coordination of written products and briefings for management and executive level stakeholders. Deliver presentations for appropriate stakeholder and management groups.
• Conduct data analysis to identify opportunities for improving talent management programs.
• Develop knowledge of the NRECA business as well as NRECA’s co-op members to support project execution.
• Support the development of quarterly board reports for the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources.
• Support logistics for HR events and meetings as needed.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources preferred.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or comparable certification preferred.
• SHRM-CP and/or PHR certification preferred.
• 5-7 years of project and program management experience with at least 3 years in managing HR projects.
• Requires knowledge and experience with human resources practicies and policies. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to solve complex problems and improve products or services.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues across business units.
• Must be pro-active, energetic and learning oriented.
• Able to use sound judgement and make effective decisions in complex or ambiguous situations.
• Ability to work independently and lead integrated project teams.
• Ability to adapt to evolving requirements, deliver to project deadlines, and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to  communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training workshops as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to be persuasive, negotiate, and collaborate with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience.
• Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience.

ADA Requirements
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
• Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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