Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 06-Jan-2020 to 06-Feb-2020
  • - Downtown Indy
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary negotiable. Please provide salary expectations.
  • Full Time

Downtown Indy, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization uniquely positioned to address issues that affect the area's growth and well-being.  Downtown Indy, Inc. (DII) focuses on advancing Downtown as a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Function as part of the Management Services team to create and maintain a clean, safe and beautiful Downtown.  Design plantings and contract horticultural maintenance for planters and public gardens.  Interact with City personnel to water flower planters, place trash receptacles, pressure wash sidewalks in Wholesale District and monitor overall cleanliness.  Implement street tree lighting program.  Respond to customer concerns/requests. 

Position Duties

Enhance Downtown Beautification
1. Oversee vendor contract to maintain two gateway gardens to high standard
2. Design/order spring & summer flowers and fall plantings from local contract grower
3. Oversee vendor contract to plant spring, summer flowers, including maintenance
4. Monitor City of Indianapolis watering of planters
5. Manage Planter Sponsorship program
6. Create Beautification Calendar and distribute to businesses
7. Organize and lead volunteers to mulch gateway gardens
8. Work with businesses to adopt planting areas on public property
9. Implement street tree lighting program with City
10. Report low tree canopies and broken branches to appropriate agency
11. Report encroaching and empty tree grates or tripping hazards caused by grates
12. Report vehicle damage, construction damage or heavy vandalism to public trees
13. Report branches obstructing line-of-sight for pedestrians, cyclists, and/or vehicles or branches obstructing view of traffic signals, stop signs or critical traffic signage
14. Report items illegally attached to Downtown trees such as bike chains, pet leashes, electrical wires, notices staples/nailed to trees, zip ties or any other materials that could potentially harm the growth of the trees

Enhance Downtown Cleanliness
1. Install new Trash Wraps with City DPW assistance
2. Create & distribute annual Sidewalk Cleanliness Assessment and email results to Downtown businesses
3. Manage Pest Bird Task Force and raise funds to cover contract with USDA
4. Recognize public and private front line cleaning staff at luncheon
5. Work with City Dept. Public Works to continue sidewalk pressure washing in Wholesale District
6. Encourage businesses to maintain/improve facades and adhere to cleaning standards
7. Request businesses place ash urns near smoking areas to mitigate cigarette butt litter
8. Implement two neighbor clean-ups with businesses

Expand base of membership and investment
1. Generate revenue from public and private sectors
2. Reorganize/re-purpose/re-invigorate Beautification Committee with Patron members and others

Qualifications
Horticulture, landscape architecture degree or related field preferred
Minimum five (5) years horticulture management experience and/or sales
Knowledge of pesticides; valid IOSC Pesticide Applicator's License helpful
Fundraising & volunteer management experience helpful
Basic understanding of job estimates and budgets
Ability to read blueprints
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Detail oriented, well-organized
Dedicated and reliable
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to function on multiple tasks

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