Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents 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  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Results-oriented position that focuses on client relationship management and communications planning. Serves as the primary Corporate Communications representative to business unit or jurisdictional leaders. Accountable for thoroughly understanding client's business. Develops and implements internal and external communications and plans and solutions within the framework of approved strategies. Ensures client understanding and agreement with tactics, schedules and costs proposed. Is alert to events, projects and initiatives that may present an opportunity for or threat to client goals and recommends appropriate communications action.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serves as a primary client liaison; proactively seeks and mines opportunities that align with client's goals; represents Corporate. Communications within client's organization.

  • Develops plans based upon client goals and communications strategies; ensures schedules and costs are in alignment with client timelines and budgets; reports results and offers actions to improve.

  • Coordinates implementation of communications tactics, including leading teams of writers, designers, vendors and others involved in project work for client.

  • Serves as a communications and information resource to colleagues and clients. Understands and sponsors the Xcel Energy brand and ensures adherence to brand standards; demonstrates behaviors based upon corporate values.

  • May require afterhours and/or weekend support of crisis communications needs, including participation in the on-call rotation.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or public relations.

  • Ten years experience in communications, preferably in a corporate or agency or journalism setting, with at least five years experience as an account executive or in a direct client service role or in a newsroom.

  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing communications plans. Ability to prioritize, manage and work on multiple projects. Solid copywriting and editing expertise.

  • Experience in strategic communications, executive communications or content marketing, including integrated campaigns for internal and external audiences.

  • Additional requirements: -

    Senior Consultant in Internal Communications: experience in HR communications, including change communications, diversity & inclusion, total rewards and well-being programs. Familiarity with building an employment brand and employee engagement, as well as work with functions such as facilities, finance, security and technology, also desirable.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com.

Non-Bargaining

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $81,000.00 to $115,867.00 per year

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 06/09/24

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Application Instructions

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