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Drive Electric Tennessee Program Coordinator- Inst for Secure & Sustainable Environment

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Organization: East Tennessee Clean Fuels (ETCleanFuels), Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Type: Full-Time Position

Salary Range: $50,000-55,000 annually, commensurate with experience

About Us:

ETCleanFuels is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, operating under the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment. We are committed to promoting the adoption of cleaner American fuels, energy-efficient transportation technologies, and reducing dependence on imported petroleum. We're the driving force behind the Drive Electric Tennessee (DET) initiative, with an ambitious aim to have 200,000 electric vehicles on Tennessee's roads by 2028.

Role Overview:

As the DET Coordinator, your role will be multifaceted, primarily involving stakeholder management, project coordination for DET-related initiatives, and community outreach. You will work closely with vehicle fleets, individual owners, fuel providers, and various organizations to foster partnerships and implement alternative fuels throughout Tennessee.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and manage communication strategies, including social media content, press releases, electronic communications, and event announcements
  • Engage potential stakeholders through active outreach, building membership, and fostering relationships
  • Organize and facilitate communications, webinars, and in-person events for DET stakeholders
  • Coordinate and manage ongoing DET Working Group projects, ensuring all team members adhere to timelines and project milestones
  • Track the progress of Working Group projects and plan future communication efforts


  • An Associate’s Degree in a relevant field with 1+ years of experience or equivalent experience of four years in relevant work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace
  • Strong skills in oral, written, and interpersonal communication, networking, and team-building
  • Familiarity with social media platforms


  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with 1-2 years of experience
  • Experience in nonprofit/small-business management, fundraising, financial management, and marketing
  • Familiarity with WordPress content management system, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Background in electric vehicles and related technologies

Join our team as we lead the charge in creating a cleaner, greener Tennessee. With your help, we can drive towards a future powered by clean and sustainable energy.

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Inst Sec & Sust Envr
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 15, 2023, 11:23:07 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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