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PPL Corporation Regional Affairs Director in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Regional Affairs Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership at all levels of the company, and with key stakeholders, to manage PPL issues in communities.

  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with federal, state and local elected officials and their staffs, providing them with information to enable positive outcomes for PPL, and helping them to resolve constituent issues that involve PPL.

  • Identify emerging issues that could reflect negatively on PPL, work with company personnel and community representatives on these issues, and provide leadership to develop and implement solutions.

  • Oversee regional public and charitable contributions.

  • Direct a wide range of corporate citizenship programs such as sponsorships, support of United Way, and similar programs in which PPL has a corporate interest.

  • Serve as a principal contact for elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, civic organizations and special interest groups on a wide variety of corporate issues.

  • Be a community leader and an active participant on strategically chosen nonprofit boards.

  • Work to build and maintain community relationships that will enable management of issues and enhancement PPL's positive reputation.

  • Participate in community and economic development activities, demonstrating that PPL is a valued partner in building community prosperity.

  • Communicate on important issues concerning PPL and promote positive messages about PPL through print, television and social media.

  • Serve as a member of the company's on-call rotation for emergencies and after-hours media inquiries.

  • Mentor new RADs to ensure quality and consistency of approach throughout all regions.

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Position Summary:

The regional affairs director (RAD) is an experienced, seasoned and effective representative of PPL in the community. The RAD demonstrates strong influence with key stakeholders, and has thorough knowledge of PPL operations and issues. The RAD provides leadership on key issues among other RADs and among the EU Communications staff. The RAD also provides public and community relations input to operations, customer service and other PPL staff. At times, this involves providing leadership on cross-functional company teams. RADs help solve problems and improve processes to ensure that PPL has positive impacts on the community. Perhaps most important, the RAD has a strategic focus, working effectively and innovatively to preserve and enhance PPL’s reputation in the community.

This position covers PPL Electric Utilities Harrisburg/Lancaster regions.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Additional Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  1. 5-8 years’ experience with a bachelor's degree in a relevant area.

  2. Strong oral and written communications skills.

  3. Demonstrated leadership ability.

  4. Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  5. Strong proficiency in computer skills, including a good comfort level with social media tools.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 10 years of relevant business experience.

  2. Advanced degree.

  3. Strong knowledge of state and local government.

  4. Extensive community experience. Known, credible presence among community leaders in region.

  5. Broad base of knowledge of the PPL business. Completely comfortable communicating via social media, e-mail newsletters and web.

  6. Media relations expertise including experience conducting on camera interviews.

  7. Fluent in Spanish or other language appropriate to PPL Service Territory.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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