Mission: To promote, support and protect the community and business interests of electric cooperatives.
Start planning now for what your co-op will look like in 2030—and look beyond millennials to understand your future membership, an expert told co-op directors.
At NRECA’s Legislative Conference, the U.S. Agriculture secretary told co-op leaders that broadband will play a crucial role in bringing new levels of productivity to rural America.
At NRECA, we believe cooperatives build a better world and we are looking for talented people to join us.
We are a mission-driven organization with more than 700 employees supporting more than 900 private, consumer-owned electric cooperatives across the country.
More than just a trade association:
We think NRECA is a great place to work — but don't just take our word for it, see what AARP, Northern Virginia Family Service, and Computerworld and Washingtonian magazines have to say:
At NRECA, we work to ensure our compensation and benefits plans are competitive. Here are some of the benefits that make NRECA a great place to work:
NRECA cares about the total health and well-being our employees. This means creating opportunities for them to kick back together, or step up together. In addition to offering traditional health insurance benefits, NRECA hosts regular health screenings and fitness classes, offers free on-site gym access, regular Weight Watchers programs, and we have several health and weight loss programs available to employees through our benefits provider.
And total wellness isn't just about our bodies. NRECA also encourages financial wellness through a generous 401(K) and defined benefit pension plan, tuition assistance, commuter assistance, national discount programs and free personal investment counseling.
NRECA offers generous personal time off as well as 11 paid holidays to ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance. We also offer alternate work arrangements and other flexibilities to help employees feel personally and professionally fulfilled.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for employees to get to know one another outside the office. We offer paid time off for volunteering and regularly take part in charitable and team-building activities together.
Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles, and one to which NRECA is very dedicated. NRECA and its employees support various local, national and international charities including; matching contribution campaigns, "in-kind giving" drives for food, clothing, school supplies and blood. NRECA also promotes a variety of community service projects.
Serve our Co-ops; Serve our Country is a nationwide initiative to honor and employ veterans, military service members, and their spouses. The program focuses on educating and training co-ops to implement nationally recognized leading practices in attracting, hiring, onboarding and retaining veterans. The second focus area of this program is to care for the veteran communities that live in suburban and rural areas.
I worked at NRECA full-time (More than 8 years)
Excellent mission, working for access of those in rural communities to basic utilities specifically electricity, but partnering with others to include water, phone and internet.
Best benefits package of any employer I’ve ever had. Well-managed retirement funds; encourages active, healthy lifestyles; focus on employee wellness and recognizes employee contributions.
I truly enjoyed every aspect of working at this association. If I hadn’t left the area due to family obligations, I believe I would still be working there today.
Advice to Management
Continue to communicate to employees about the history and ongoing legacy of the REA and how and why the mission is still relevant. NRECA has always been a leader in workforce management and innovation. Strive to maintain that edge and you will always attract and retain a loyal and dedicated workforce!
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at NRECA (Arlington, VA).
Phone interview with HR, then in-person interviews with four people. Then they left me hanging until I called and got HR to admit they had hired someone else. My feeling is that when you are brought in for a half-day of interviews, the hiring manager owes you a call.