Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 13-May-2019 to 03-Jun-2019
  • - Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Indianapoils, IN, USA
  • $38,000 - $44,000
  • Full Time

The Creative Placemaking Program Coordinator contributes to meeting INRC's goals to strengthen, develop, and empower neighborhood organizations by facilitating the work of INRC's new creative placemaking initiative. This position will partner with neighborhood associations and stakeholders to implement and evaluate engagement and creative placemaking plans that promote and highlight each neighborhood's distinctive assets. This position supports neighborhoods as they involve new residents and develop sustainable partnerships that become integral to their placemaking efforts. Under the general direction of the Director of Neighborhood Development, the Creative Placemaking Program Coordinator will schedule and organize creative placemaking training sessions and will coordinate efforts with staff and program partners to assist the neighborhood associations in advancing an engagement and placemaking plan. This position requires the ability to work evening and weekend hours on an ongoing basis.

Key outcomes expected
• Coordinate and schedule training sessions for the Creative Placemaking Program.
• Coordinate with partners, specifically the Harrison Center, to ensure goals are met.
• Support the coordination and organization management of the Creative Placemaking Advisory Committee to ensure that key stakeholders are engaged in creating long-term and short-term plans for creative placemaking with participating neighborhoods.
• Develop a work plan and performance metrics to achieve the strategies and outcomes of INRC's creative placemaking plan.
• Pilot and promote engagement efforts in neighborhoods.
• Develop a broad range of outreach strategies to target diverse communities.
• Serve as the primary liaison and coordinator with partners and neighborhoods.
• Build trust and positive relationships with various groups, stakeholders, and residents in the community.
• Research and recommend metrics for performance and evaluation of placemaking initiatives
• Maintain records on experience with neighborhood-based organizations for educational, reporting and archival purposes.
• Assist marketing efforts to promote the Creative Placemaking program.
• Work with staff, neighborhoods, and stakeholders to identify and seek funds from foundations, corporate sponsors, and others to support participants' creative placemaking projects.

Critical skills, knowledge, and behaviors
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications of asset-based community development in the context of neighborhood development and organizing. 
• Able to coordinate work with INRC staff as appropriate and required. Able to work well in a team environment and as part of an integrated team.
• Ability to collaborate and negotiate with others to implement and accomplish program and organizational actions and objectives.
• Experience with project management, meeting facilitation and coordination of various stakeholders and consultants.
• Ability to thrive and function in a variety of neighborhood settings.
• Able to effectively communicate and work with staff, neighbors and community representatives with diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels.
• Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrates strong presentation skills. Can facilitate large and small group presentations.
• Able to think logically and analytically. Can prepare and make analyses, reports, and presentations of performance, proposals, and plans for management.
• Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
• High detail orientation and accuracy.
• Takes initiative and needs little supervision.
• Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time. Performs responsibilities efficiently and timely.
• Able to manage multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.
• Proficient in basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet usage (e-mail).

Experience, education, degrees, licenses
• Minimum 2 years' experience in neighborhood/community development work.
• Public art familiarity and administrative experience a plus.

Physical demands
• Must be able to work proficiently with computers and other office equipment.
• Must be able to travel to and make appointments on time around the city of Indianapolis; occasional in- and out-of-state travel required.
• Will be required to transport laptops, projectors, flip charts, and other AV supplies and materials to various meetings.
• Ability and willingness to attend a variety of meetings; regular evening and weekend hours as required.

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