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Seeking Community Engagement Coordinator

LOCATION:  Columbia, SC

The Palmetto Cycling Coalition (PCC) is looking for a highly motivated, talented individual to coordinate and grow the Coalition’s membership program in our Columbia, SC office on Devine Street. The position will be part time at approximately 8-10 hours/week, $10-12/hour, within 1-2 days each week.  Additional opportunities may exist to grow the position, should new funding become available per efforts of the Executive Director.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.

PCC is a member-supported non-profit organization working to improve bike and walk access, safety and education in South Carolina. We are dedicated to making South Carolina more bike and walk friendly, and we believe in the value of bicycling for healthy lifestyles and communities across our Palmetto state. Our main programs are our state Complete Streets Policy campaign, legislative agenda on Vulnerable Roadway Users, our Safe Streets Save Lives bike safety education campaign, and occasional grassroots efforts that include initiating or assisting existing leaders in local movements.

Primary job responsibilities will include managing an integrated network of member data, including data entry and managing and processing donations, managing the membership database (eTapestry, Blackbaud) and ensuring its accuracy, managing new email data entry (Constant Contact), creating monthly membership reports, and assisting in the growth of new members in coordination with efforts of the Executive Director. Should new funding become available per efforts of the Executive Director, the position could evolve to add additional responsibilities, including directing communications with constituents, members, and grassroots efforts associated with campaigns.

This position reports to the Executive Director and will occasionally work closely with board members when managing the database, by updating member and contact information and member status information, in addition to working with them on quarterly renewals. The right candidate for this position will have the following:

Required qualifications
Organized and attentive to detail
Mature and highly dependable
Able to work independently and as a proactive team player
Tech savvy and experienced in using database software
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Articulate and persuasive, with ability to write well, in the context of seeking new and renewing members

Preferred qualifications
Experience with Constant Contact and eTapestry or similar membership/account software
Knowledge of bicycling, walking, and road safety issues
Passion for the politics of public space or bike or walk advocacy

Specific Responsibilities
Process new and renewing memberships
Manage and keep current membership databases, including accounts and membership status
Process bounced emails from both newsletter and member emails, and clean respective databases
Send monthly renewal notices
Send monthly deposit statements to accountant
Create monthly membership and quarterly trend reports for board
Other tasks for special projects, as time permits

Hourly Wage

Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to Amy Johnson Ely, PCC Executive Director, via email to, including the email subject line: Community Engagement Coordinator.

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