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Omaha Public Power District Corporate Marketing and Communications Business Partner in Omaha, Nebraska


The Corporate Marketing & Communications Business Partner is a key adviser to leadership within assigned business unit(s), with direct reporting to Corporate Marketing & Communications. This role is designed to be a thought partner to assigned leadership; a strategist for top business unit communication and change priorities; an adviser for leadership communication coaching, and a resource for day-to-day communication inquiries. The Corporate Marketing & Communications Business Partner will combine strong interpersonal influence, business acumen, coaching, and project management skills to guide business units in aligning employee behaviors with strategy.

Collaborate with leadership to identify business unit communication priorities and lead the creation of communication strategies.

  • Build a deep understanding of business partners’ objectives in order to tie communications work directly to desired business outcomes.

  • Use active listening to uncover communication needs and priorities to provide direction for focusing on high-value work.

  • Identify areas of misalignment with corporate strategy and areas where Communications can increase their support

Develop and execute communication plans for initiatives that clearly demonstrate the link between desired business outcome and chosen communications activities.

  • Enable leader effectiveness through expert communication coaching and counsel.

  • Build constructive and effective relationships to develop a deep understanding of business needs.

  • Provide expert counsel to senior leaders and managers to build communication and dialogue skills. Supports others to focus communication around the needs and preferences of their audience while helping to anticipate likely reactions to messaging. Tailors training and coaching based on insight into business units’ specific needs.

  • Develop communication plans according to business objectives. Assesses progress to objectives and course corrects as needed. Identifies, tracks and reports outcome-focused metrics.

  • Participate in the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and incident communication activities as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in a Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business or related field OR seven (7) years of experience in a related field.

  • Five (5) years of experience in employee and change communication.


  • Master’s Degree in Communication or related field.

  • Change management certification.

Closing Statement


Base: $79,830

Midpoint: $99,788

At Omaha Public Power District, we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before March 9, 2021.

Recruiter: Jennifer SkupaPLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.