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Job Title: Communications Assistant 

Location: 311 Conference Center Bldg, Knoxville, TN 37996

Term(s): Summer/Fall Semester 2023

Salary/Rate: $18/hr @ 15-20 hrs/week (open to Full-Time during Summer)


About Us:

East Tennessee Clean Fuels’ (ETCleanFuels) mission is to increase the use of cleaner American fuels and vehicles and energy-saving transportation technologies to improve air quality and health, curb dependence on imported petroleum and support Tennessee’s economy. More specifically, we work to implement alt-fuel projects in East Tennessee and work to make ETCleanFuels a sustainable coalition of involved participants from across East Tennessee. 

Role / Purpose: 

This is a multifaceted role suited for persons interested in communications work set in the nonprofit world.


The assistant will support ETCleanFuels by:

  • Assist current Communications Coordinator and Project Managers 
  • Using social media to build the ETCF network
  • Create content and content strategy for all social media channels 
  • Research news and trending data in the alternative fuel field  
  • Assist in curating regularly-scheduled newsletters, events, and outreach
  • Develop graphics and videography content  
  • Updating content strategy spreadsheets
  • Helping plan and participate in events for ETCF
  • Other, as needed


15-20 hours per week (arranged around the student’s schedule) for the Summer/Fall semester, with the potential to extend into Spring. Work will primarily be during office hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-Thurs.) with the potential to work from home on Fridays.


  • Must be a student or within one-year post-graduation from university
  • Strong social media skills, including TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Good writing and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Google Suite & Microsoft Office Suite
  • Comfortable with content creation for digital distribution
  • Able to work independently

Contact Us to Apply: 

Send your resume and cover letter to Communications Coordinator, Ainsley Kelso at ainsley@etcleanfuels.org