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Office Assistant (Part Time)
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Madison, SD

Office Assistant (Part Time)

East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Madison, SD
Expired: November 18, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Part-Time

Office Assistant (Part Time)

Join our team at East River Electric Power Cooperative! Are you organized and detail oriented, with a friendly demeanor and customer service mindset? We are seeking a part-time office assistant to join our team! As office assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring smooth operations and providing exceptional administrative support to our team and members. We're looking for a positive team player who possesses strong time management skills and dependability. This is a part-time position, working approximately 20-25 hours per week.

At East River Electric Power Cooperative we're dedicated to providing reliable and affordable wholesale power to our members across 40,000 square miles of service area. As a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative, we provide electricity to 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally owned electric system serving eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the lives of the member-owners in their service territories.

Our Cooperative Community

As a cooperative, we do things differently! The decisions we make are made with our members in mind. We've built our foundation on Touchstone Energy's four cooperative values: integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. These values represent the cooperative difference, which is why we value things like community outreach, teamwork, and work-life balance.

This incredible job opportunity awaits you at our main campus in Madison, South Dakota. Madison offers a warm and welcoming small-town atmosphere combined with modern amenities that make it the perfect place for you and your family.


What You'll Accomplish

As a valued member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference every day. Your education, skills, and experience will be put to excellent use, contributing to our mission of delivering exceptional wholesale power to our members. You'll work alongside passionate professionals who embody the cooperative values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. We believe in investing in your growth and development, which is why we offer paid training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career. In this position you will:

  • Greet visitors and ensure they are assisted promptly and professionally.
  • Answer incoming phone calls and direct them to the appropriate team member.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements.
  • Assist with managing office supplies and maintaining a professional reception area.
  • Perform general office duties such as organizing mail, distributing documents, assembling materials, and maintaining filing systems.
  • Assist team members, helping with special projects and tasks as assigned.

Showcase Your Knowledge, Abilities, and Expertise. Do you have?

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least two years' of administrative experience (preferred).
  • Associate degree in business or closely related field is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others as well as independently.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Benefits that Matter

At East River, we value your well-being and want you to thrive. As a part-time employee, you will have:

  • Paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick leave
  • Opportunities to become involved in your local community
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Want to learn more about East River? Visit our website's career pages and hear what our current employees have to say.

Questions? Contact or (605) 256-4536.

Applications accepted through December 8, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible after the closing date.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

All positions are subject to a post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screen. Some positions may be subject to a job-based physical exam. 


East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

Madison, SD
57042 USA



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