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Community Relations Manager Job

Location(s): ND - Grand Forks


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

This position is responsible to manage effective working relationships with our communities, counties, and key community organizations in order to: enhance the Company’s image; obtain and retain our franchise agreements; increase throughput by assisting in local economic vitality; and protect the Company’s assets within the community- electric transmission and distribution operations; gas construction and operations; generation; community and economic development; and public affairs. Be the Ombudsman for resolving neighborhood-level outage complaints. Each CRM is assigned responsibility for between 15 and 60 retain communities, ranging from large metropolitan communities to rural townships with populations less than 100.


Minimum Requirements

  • College degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of Company policies, procedures, and functions desirable.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills are critical.
  • Ability to work with complex issues in a public setting.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to attend city councils meetings, etc.



  • Strong preference will be given to individuals with experience working with external businesses, nonprofits, and elected officials in the Greater Grand Forks region.
  • Five years of public affairs or relatable experience
  • Past experience working within public service (economic development/commissions/chambers)






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  ND - Grand Forks || ND - Grand Forks || United States (US) || Operations || 08100:Community Service || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $82,700 to $117,566 per year

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Requisition Number: 27557

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Secondary Market: Grand Forks

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