Job Opportunity

Manning Heart and Soul is seeking a short-term Outreach and Event Coordinator who will work 4-8 hours per week for 16 weeks to increase volunteer numbers and set up community story gathering opportunities for the volunteer team. Hours and workdays are flexible.

Manning Heart and Soul is part of the Community Heart and Soul initiative which is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

The Outreach and Event Coordinator deliverables are:

  • Identify and implement 15 story-gathering events in Manning

  • Ensure at least 10 participants at each story-gathering event with overall demographics matching the demographics of Manning

  • Identify and gain commitment from 10 new Manning Heart and Soul volunteers to participate in hosting story gatherings and collecting stories

  • Complete at least 20 story gathering recorded phone calls

  • Source an additional 40 phone numbers from participants willing to do a story gathering call

Required knowledge and abilities:

  • Loves engaging with new people and comfortable reaching out to groups from across Manning

  • Self-starter with ability to track and meet deadlines

  • Good knowledge of the community resources and community groups within Manning

  • Familiarity with multiple social groups within Manning

  • Ability to effectively use basic provided computer applications for tracking information such as spreadsheet and phone recording software

  • Must have access to a phone and computer with internet available for use

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to speak before groups effectively

  • Strong organizational skills for tracking multiple deadlines, deliverables, and events.

  • Strong influencing skills for encouraging volunteers and participants with polite nagging

Position Requirements:

  • Familiar with the Manning area

  • No minimum education level required

  • No prior paid work experience required

To apply:

Apply in person at 344 W. Liberty St., Sumter, or email your resume to: