Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 15-Jun-2018 to 14-Jul-2018
  • - Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $50,000 to $75,000
  • Full Time
  • excellent benefits including HMO health plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and 403 (b) retirement plan

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc.(Flanner House) is the convening organization for the Northwest Area Quality of Life plan (NWQOL).  That plan is a blueprint for strengthening the physical, social and economic vitality of the Northwest Area through sustainable development and community building. We believe in a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization, working with housing counseling, real estate development, vacant land management, community engagement and neighborhood planning as well as economic development.
The King Commons Director of Economic Development will play a lead role in the implementation of the King Commons Plan, which lays out the strategy and objectives for commercial corridor management and projects on the Martin Luther King Jr. Street corridor in Indianapolis, IN. In this role, you will maintain relationships with developers, civic leaders and residents to implement sustainable development initiatives which adhere to the strategies, values and initiatives for equitable development outlined in the King Commons plan.
Assist Flanner House's efforts generally and the Executive Director in particular to improve the community's economic condition, including neighborhood redevelopment efforts, planning, communication, outreach and business attraction.
Reports to:  Executive Director
• Lead the coordination and implementation of King Commons commercial corridor economic development activities. Coordinate and communicate revitalization efforts with businesses along the corridors. Facilitate access to local business support programs.
• Conduct fundraising for implementation of the King Commons plan, including identifying, writing and managing grants, loans or other incentives to philanthropy and City and State agencies.
• Document, record and provide status reports on ongoing efforts. Develop and maintain data systems to track the process and progress of the commercial corridor, including economic monitoring, individual building files, photo documentation of current conditions and any rehabilitation activity, job creation and business retention.
• Track and maintain a list of available commercial and industrial spaces along the corridor and work to place entrepreneurs in appropriate spaces.
• Facilitate business participation in façade improvement programs and other renovation efforts.
• Organize and implement corridor related activities to promote the arts and support local businesses. Help coordinate joint educational and promotional activities such as seasonal festivals or cooperative retail promotional events, in order to support businesses on the corridor.
• Promote sustainable design guidelines for the corridor with developers and architects; work with the neighborhood zoning committees and associations to ensure this tool is being implemented.
• Complete annual business surveys and survey economic development conditions with corridor businesses and adjacent areas to identify trends and better serve community.
• Communicate regularly with local stakeholders using traditional and social media. Moderate and manage the program's social media program including , Facebook page, web site, blogs, Twitter, or any other appropriate social media outlet. Write materials for traditional and new media sources. Provide up to date outreach and communication through a variety of channels including newsletter, website and social media. Create bi-monthly newsletter and regular e-blasts
• Coordinate with public safety initiatives on the corridor and work with NWQOL safety teams and property owners to reduce crime and the perception of crime in the corridor.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience or the successful completed course of study in one or more of the following areas: business administration, nonprofit management, economic development, marketing, urban design/urban planning, journalism, historic preservation, event planning, communications, community development. Volunteer/intern work experience will be considered in lieu of paid work experience.
Additional skills and experience required for this position include:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)
• Valid driver's license.
• Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers.
• Ability to perform manual labor under all types of weather conditions.
• Work well with the public and with diverse groups of people.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample. All candidate resumes are given due consideration and are kept on file for one year, but we cannot always respond personally due to the high volume of inquiries.
Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion, language, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

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