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Edison Electric Institute Coordinator, External Affairs in Washington, District Of Columbia


We are Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for more than 235 million Americans and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 65 international electric companies, with operations in more than 90 countries, as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

Our Operating Principles are designed to foster growth and to enable every employee to harness and demonstrate the Power by Association that EEI represents. We will always:

  • Create a Positive and Satisfying Work Environment – We will work together to create an environment that fosters professional growth.

  • Deliver High-Quality Service – We must be motivated to provide member service that is prompt, responsive, accurate, and credible.

  • Demonstrate Teamwork – We must embrace the concept of teamwork as achieved through effective communication, mutual respect, trust, creation of a sense of camaraderie, and cooperation on all tasks to meet customer needs.

  • Focus on Results – We must set priorities, seek results, and devise, manage, and use creative ways to define and to measure success in achieving those results effectively and efficiently.

  • Provide Value – We must strive to provide value to our member companies.

  • Put Our Customers First – Our primary customers are our member companies. Each of us must work to deliver quality service in a positive and professional manner and must strive to exceed customer expectations every time a service is provided.

  • Take Initiative – We are all empowered to take individual initiative and informed risk and to accept accountability in meeting the needs of our customers and of each other.


  • Manage scheduling, processing expense statements, answering phones, travel logistics, and other administrative responsibilities.

  • Oversee departmental budget tasks, including processing purchase orders, work orders and membership/sponsorship invoices for third-party groups. Work with legal department to ensurecontracts are kept current.

  • Assist External & Political Affairs with planning, coordinating, & executing conferences, including the annual meetings, Government Affairs conference, External Affairs conference, Campaign Institute, LAMPA, Executive Advisory Committee meeting and other meetings as needed.

  • Assist External Affairs with other departmental projects according to

  • In collaboration with the Associate General Counsel, Compliance and Corporate Affairs (AGC), manages and implements EEI's contract process, to include the following tasks: Serves as contact point for contract requests. Prepares initial drafts of routine contracts. Shepherds contracts through internal approvals. Maintains files and all EEI agreements and tracks progress to ensure timely execution. Requires excellent computer, communication, and organization skills to operate diverse programs and applications.


  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; High school diploma/GED required

  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience

  • Self-starting, productive team player who initiates, demonstrates strong follow-through, and completes tasks without constant supervision

  • Familiar with event planning principles and best practices

  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational skills in efficiently managing multiple tasks, priorities, and meeting deadlines

  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment and successfully juggle priority projects

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and general office procedures

  • Strong computer skills essential which includes familiarity in utilizing virtual platforms including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and WebEx

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

The salary range for this role begins at $50,200. Starting annual salary will be determined on individual qualifications. EEI also offers an annual performance incentive which is prorated for mid-year start dates. This incentive is typically up to 10% of base salary. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness incentives and programs, transportation subsidy, and professional development opportunities.

Office Protocol

This is a hybrid position which requires the incumbent to reside in the District of Columbia metropolitan area and come into the office a minimum of three days each week with two of the mandatory days being Tuesday and Wednesday.

Job Locations US-DC

Job ID 2024-1224

Category Administrative/Clerical

Type FT - Full Time