Digital Communications Coordinator

Michelle Powell | August 30, 2022 | Jobs and Internships

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) seeks a full-time Digital Communications Coordinator to develop, grow, and maintain our communications efforts across the Southeast region. 

About SACE

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is a regional, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization that promotes responsible and equitable energy choices to ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. After more than 35 years, SACE remains the only regional organization solely focused on transforming the way energy is produced and consumed in the Southeast.

Job Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will work with the Communications team and program staff to develop and implement strategic social media plans to grow and engage supporters and accomplish program and organizational goals. Responsibilities include:

  • Continually evaluate changing dynamics of social media advocacy to identify leading-edge opportunities and trends that will advance SACE’s messaging.
  • Develop engaging content to cultivate digital channels best suited for SACE’s target audiences.
  • Ensure that SACE’s voice, brand identity, and messaging are consistent, clear, and compelling across various marketing platforms.
  • Organize and coordinate multiple requests from program staff and schedule external communications. 
  • Be able to work with flexibility and have the ability to quickly pivot to shifting priorities and tasks .
  • Oversee the posting, scheduling, and analytics reporting for multiple social media channels, reporting results to appropriate teams and making data-driven recommendations to propel digital growth.
  • Collaborate with communications and program staff to create, target, track, and adjust digital ad campaigns.
  • Assist in additional graphics needs for use in social and traditional media outreach and member communications, as well as one-off needs of the organization.
  • Support with general communications team responsibilities, including editing and formatting email, newsletter, and website content.
  • Work with the communications team to track analytics across Google, Wix, CRM and social media platforms to develop and achieve growth goals.
  • Source photos for graphics and identify compelling posts to amplify.


  • Experience in proactive social media management and passion for staying up to date with continually changing digital trends as they relate to advocacy work.
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions to create and target social media campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience and writing for social media.
  • Ability to maintain organizational tone and brand consistency for different platforms. (Ability to communicate in other languages is a plus but not required.)
  • Excellent organizational skills to be able to effectively coordinate requests from program staff and schedule external communications.
  • Commitment to advancing clean and equitable energy as a climate solution, and to SACE’s mission and DEI principles.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines with flexibility, integrity, accountability, and a commitment to maintaining quality.
  • Work well independently, and as part of a geographically-dispersed team.
  • Graphic and video content creation and editing experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Google Drive is required.
  • Experience with Canva and/or Adobe Suite products, WordPress, CRM platforms like EveryAction or ActBlue, is a plus.
  • Attending events may be required periodically on evenings and weekends, pending recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. Other non-event evening or weekend work may be necessary infrequently.  
  • Desire to grow and strengthen your skill set to support the evolving needs of the organization.

A passion for clean energy, environmental, and public interest issues is essential for understanding and conveying SACE’s unique multi-program focus (electric transportation, solar and wind, energy efficiency, utility decarbonization, and environmental justice.)


The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. SACE is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran, marital status, or sexual orientation. We encourage applications from women and persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to [email protected] with the subject line “Digital Communications Coordinator Position.” References will be required of candidates during the interview process, and a background check may be performed. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to personally respond to all applicants. Please be assured that every application is reviewed and considered by our HR Director as well as a senior member of our staff.

This is a full-time position that may be based at one of the SACE offices Knoxville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina, or at a co-working space in Atlanta, Georgia. Remote work is an option for candidates located in the Southeast. Staff are currently in a hybrid work protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic and SACE will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, if necessary.  

Salary offer will be commensurate with nonprofit compensation in the Southeast and include a full benefits package including 401k matching, paid vacation, and paid sick leave. Additionally, SACE will provide support for training to deepen skillset when appropriate.

Michelle Powell
Michelle joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2015 and currently serves as the Director of Personnel. Most of her professional career has been in the nonprofit sector. Her…
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