Coordinator, External Affairs

28 Jul, 2022


Coordinator, External Affairs

Edison Electric Institute
Washington, D.C.


We are Edison Electric Institute, the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for more than 220 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.


We have a new and exciting opportunity in our External Affairs department. The Coordinator, External Affairs will provide administrative support to our dynamic External & Political Affairs team. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day functions while contributing to workflow efficiency of the department and seizing opportunities to collaborate with team members on special projects.


Some key functions are listed below:

  • Assist with planning, coordinating, and executing conferences including annual meetings, Government Affairs conferences, External Affairs conferences, and Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) meetings
  • Assist with departmental budgets to include processing purchase orders and work orders
  • Work with legal department to ensure contracts are kept current
  • Coordinate scheduling, process expense statements, answer calls/inquiries
  • Other duties as needed


  • High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Self-starting, productive individual who takes initiative with strong follow-through
  • Must be able to work in a high-paced environment and successfully juggle priority projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and essential office procedures
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent organization and event management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


The median salary range for this role is $50,000 – $65,000 and is commensurate with experience. 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/COVID-19 

We are working under a hybrid work model and require employees to reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. All employees are expected to come to the office a minimum of two times during the week and must be fully vaccinated.

Job posted: 2022-07-28