Director of Business Development

Join the dedicated employees who have provided Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938!

CORE Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves nearly 170,000 members in a 5,000-square-mile area along Colorado’s Front Range. We offer competitive salaries, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.


Director of Business Development


$179,726 – $193,557 (PSM-7)


Reports to the Chief Member Experience Officer. The Director of Business Development serves as CORE’s subject and policy expert on best practices, partnerships, strategies, and opportunities to implement the economic development business plan and CORE’s overall approach. As CORE’s primary point of contact for existing large load customers, municipal franchises and new business prospects, the Director of Business Development is responsible for CORE’s response to large business customers and EDOs’ requests for energy incentives for economic development. This role also will be responsible in developing and executing an actionable corporate business growth strategy that drives results through increased revenue and customers. The Director must exhibit the ability to articulate value proposition and solution offerings to ensure customer satisfaction while balancing the interests of the customer, regulatory agencies, local EDOs, and CORE’s members.


10+ years of work experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position is required. Related experience consists of working for a local or state economic development organization, municipality, or agency as an economic developer, or in similar work for a business or association. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college in economic development, marketing, business, or any other related field of study required; advanced degree preferred. Knowledge of utility sector. Ability to understand complex regulatory and policy issues. Considerable knowledge of business development, community, and economic development. Working knowledge of municipal zoning and infrastructure, and planning programs and processes. Experience working in the electric utility industry in a capacity that deals with local governments and agencies, customer accounts, community groups, utility planning functions or public policy. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) is highly desired.


Sedalia, CO


CORE offers an exceptional benefits package that includes:

• 9/80 work schedule (3-day weekend every other week)

• 160 hours of accruable PTO per year (minimum)

• 100% cooperative-paid benefits, including defined benefit pension plan, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program

• 401(k) retirement plan with company match up to 4%, 100% vested immediately

• Wellness reimbursement up to $300 per year

• 8 paid holidays per year

• Paid parental leave

• Education and training reimbursement

• Volunteer paid time off

• Length-of-service program

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How to Apply

If interested in this position, please complete our Job Opening Form or send a résumé and cover letter to CORE Human Resources.

The above statement is a partial description of the require­ments for this position. The complete job description is available for your review by contacting CORE Human Resources.

CORE Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

CORE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity, and selection decisions are based on job-related factors. We also believe in strength in diversity.