Community Outreach Specialist

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

$66,720.00 minimum starting pay*

* Individual pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Qualifications may warrant greater starting pay within the full pay range.  


PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636


Hybrid work options available    


Position open until filled. 


Position Summary

This position is responsible for creating, developing, presenting, and administering activities and programming associated with the Cooperative’s youth and education engagement initiatives.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Cooperative’s spokesperson on youth and education engagement initiatives and programs
  • Research, develop, implement, and manage youth and education programs to school districts, area libraries and other community educational organizations
  • Utilize a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, or similar system, to track educational entities’ requests and deadlines for completion
  • Create, establish and execute the Cooperative’s youth and education engagement plan
  • Research, create, develop and promote programs and deliver presentations on electrical safety, conservation and other organizational business to the Cooperative’s area youth and public education providers
  • Market youth and education engagement initiatives and programs to school districts, area libraries and other community educational organizations
  • Work cross-departmentally to develop programs that illustrate the Cooperative’s vision for safety, conservation, education, and engagement for youth initiatives
  • Create and coordinate youth presentations and offerings, utilizing resources from across the Cooperative
  • Develop and administer programs for Cooperative employees involved in PEC youth initiatives
  • Coordinate, staff and represent the Cooperative at youth and education events
  • Manage the Cooperative’s Youth Tour program and serve as the Cooperative’s representative of the program at the state level.
  • Act as the Cooperative’s representative on the annual Youth Tour
  • Manage the Cooperative’s Scholarship Program including developing, marketing, promoting, and administering the program to the Cooperative’s area school districts and young adult membership
  • Administer the Cooperative’s EmpowerU program including creation and facilitation of content that represents the Cooperative’s vision for youth education
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Cooperative’s Young Adult Membership Engagement Program
  • Coordinate Summer Reading Program outreach to Cooperative’s area libraries
  • Develop and maintain databases of school districts, education foundations and public libraries, including contact information and interactions
  • Build and foster relationships through strategic networking with libraries, school districts, and education professionals/associations to build awareness of Cooperative initiatives and activities
  • Identify community partners to assist in developing and offering PEC youth and education initiatives
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships with community education partners
  • Maintain awareness of advances in educational resources, tools and techniques
  • Participate at state wide and national professional organizations
  • Conduct research and maintain awareness of Cooperative initiatives as well as business, community and education related issues
  • Prepare proposals and executive summaries
  • Develop and implement programs; generating reports based on strategic performance metrics
  • Manage work projects and related budgets
  • Meet project deadlines
  • Maintain and promote organizational efficiency and budgetary awareness
  • Collaborate with fellow team members and actively participate in brainstorming and problem-solving efforts
  • Benchmark for best practices and make reports and recommendations to management
  • Present a positive image as a representative of the Cooperative
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.




Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities

May provide technical direction to others.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of educational programs
  • Skilled in preparing and conducting presentations
  • Skilled in publications design
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations
  • Ability to interface across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to research issues and develop recommendations based on prevailing practices
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and employees
  • Ability to work with minimal day to day supervision
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing




Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in public administration, marketing, communications, education or a related field
  • Directly related experience may substitute for education
  • Three years of directly related work experience
  • Experience in the utility industry preferred
  • Teaching certification or relevant certification such as STEM teacher certification preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License




Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week



This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.






Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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