Tonya Irwin,
Director of Human Resources

Phone: 423-334-7008
Fax: 423-334-7102

To submit a resume or inquiry:


Current Openings


Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC), a member-owned electric utility, seeks a highly motivated and dedicated individual for the position of Communications/Public Relations Coordinator in our Marketing/Economic Development Department in Decatur, TN.

The primary mission of the Communications/Public Relations Coordinator is to facilitate effective communications between the cooperative and its various constituencies. This person provides relevant information in a timely manner to internal and external publics through electronic media, publications, announcements, special events, and programs. The Communication/Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for an extensive list of youth programs sanctioned by the cooperative.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Disseminate information to members through the news media and cooperative publications, programs, brochures, and other media
  • Manage electronic and social-media content
  • Produce and present consumer-information programs to adult and youth audiences
  • Serve as primary contact for youth programs and coordinate such programs, including but not limited to tours and visits, leadership activities, camps, and the VEC scholarship program
  • Prepare advertising and marketing items for newspapers and radio stations
  • Create and update the website with current information important to the public
  • Convey the importance of electrical safety to internal and external publics through demonstrations, presentations, written and oral communications, and other methods.


Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations/journalism/communications or five (5) years of closely related experience required.
  • Demonstrated publication design skills and ability to write and effectively communicate in journalistic style.
  • Demonstrated experience with website maintenance and social media.
  • Ability to effectively operate digital cameras and audio-visual equipment.
  • Willingness to work outside of regular business hours, including nights and weekends, as necessary.
  • Must relate well with internal and external customers and work as an effective team member.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, copier, and fax machine.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, internet applications, and email.
  • Excellent grammar skills. Ability to review written material for errors and omissions.

The deadline to submit a resume is Wednesday, June 16, 2021



Submit resumes to:  Volunteer Energy Cooperative,

Attention:   Human Resources,

P.O. Box 277

Decatur, TN.  37322


Fax:  423-334-7102

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. EOE/Drug Free Workplace.