The New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc. (NECPUC), the non-profit organization that supports the work of twenty public utility commissioners in the six New England states, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. The agencies regulate electric, gas, water, and telecommunications utilities in their respective states.
The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization and for supporting all NECPUC activities, including but not limited to: organizing and implementing a major annual conference; organizing education opportunities for Commissioners and Staff; monitoring national and regional activities and trends; developing common policy positions when appropriate; and facilitating effective communication among state agencies and stakeholders at the state, regional, and national levels. NECPUC is governed by a Board comprised of the twenty New England public utility commissioners, with leadership rotating annually among the six states.
The Executive Director facilitates NECPUC’s engagement in priority areas, to be determined with the Board of Directors. Ability to work with diverse stakeholders on relevant issues of interest to utility regulators is an integral part of the position. A key responsibility is planning for and producing an annual, multi-day symposium, which convenes regulators, industry stakeholders, advocates, and others interested in the operation, economics, and regulation of utilities. Attendance at this event or other in-person meetings or events may be required, and may require proof of vaccination or an exemption. The Executive Director may also take on other responsibilities as directed, including assisting with the management of a project related to utility cybersecurity.
The Executive Director works from an office within New England, as determined by the Executive Director and the Board. The Executive Director will travel regularly to meetings within the region and will attend conferences and meetings in other parts of the country.
NECPUC seeks qualified candidates with training and experience in business, economics, finance, engineering, public administration, law, or other discipline(s) relevant to utility regulation. Significant experience as a manager is a plus, as is experience working with minimal supervision. The Executive Director is responsible for budgeting, meeting planning and facilitation (in person and through web-based platforms), basic website management, non-profit governance, and other duties related to running a single-employee non-profit organization. The total compensation range is targeted between $90,000 and $120,000, depending on experience. Employer-sponsored health insurance is not offered at this time.
NECPUC values diversity in all its forms and welcomes all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, military service, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. People with diverse backgrounds and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.