Great Places 2020 Coordinator - Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc. (SEND)
- 18-May-2020 to 29-May-2020
- - Southeast Neighborhood Development
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc. (SEND), in its role as convening agency for the Great Places 2020 Plan, seeks to hire a community coordinator.
Every Great Place needs a variety of attributes to succeed. The Twin Aire community, located just southeast of downtown Indianapolis, was designated as one of Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) Indy's Great Places 2020 in 2016. With this designation, a Twin Aire master plan was developed as a guide for the community to transform the area with more walkable communities, new commercial development, more affordable housing opportunities and a mix of accessible public space destinations.
The selected candidate will work with a diverse set of stakeholders to implement the Twin Aire Great Places 2020 Plan.
This person will be responsible to work with the Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition (TANC) Leadership by:
• Oversee work with the various committees, task forces, city and neighborhood-level stakeholders to ensure Twin Aire goals and objectives are met.
• Building new partnerships to advance Twin Aire goals.
• Engaging with Twin Aire residents and business owners and identify new community leaders.
• Working with the leadership of SEND and TANC to keep the Twin Aire Plan current and meeting the needs of the community
The Great Places Coordinator will directly report to SEND leadership with additional reporting requirements to LISC. The Great Places Coordinator must be available to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
• Lead efforts to capitalize on the unique cultural context of the area. May include connecting immigrants/non-English speaking residents to resources, programming and other opportunities
• Act as liaison between the neighborhood, TANC, and other partners to facilitate communication, advocate on behalf of the residents, and ensure community objectives are incorporated into ongoing plans for development
• Organize and coordinate neighborhood meetings specific to community building and new placemaking initiative
• Engage in neighborhood events and activities to share of available resources and increase awareness of SEND and their role in the community.
• Work with residents, groups, organizations, and institutions to identify and nurture emerging leaders in the neighborhood. Support residents, groups, organizations and institutions in the process of relationship development within the neighborhood.
• Support SEND leadership in connecting residents to education/talent development resources and job opportunities in the neighborhood.
• Lead efforts to connect local businesses with small business resources, connect residents to entrepreneurship support, and support business attraction and expansion in the area.
• Share data and provide access to information for the benefit of residents, groups, organizations and institutions. Compile, assemble and distribute stories about the neighborhood community building efforts
• Report to LISC on progress toward implementing the Twin Aire Plan
• Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
• Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, beliefs, and practices.
• An interest in efforts to eliminate disparities in health, economic, and social outcomes.
• Ability to thrive and function in a variety of neighborhood settings
• Ability and willingness to attend a variety of meetings; regular evening and weekend hours as required
• Ability to collaborate and negotiate with others to implement and accomplish administrative actions and objectives
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the organizational skills to coordinate events and processes
• Ability to operate standard office equipment and work with Microsoft office products
• Other duties as assigned
• Three to five years' community development and/or organizing experience. Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
• Experience working with Latino/non-English speaking residents preferred.
• Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred, but not required
• Familiarity and experience working with diverse residents, groups, organizations and institutions in a neighborhood setting
• Demonstrated experience in an assets-based approach to community organizing
• Ability to satisfy pre-employment substance abuse and criminal background checks
• Familiarity with the Twin Aire Neighborhood preferred
• Valid Driver's License
• A demonstrated interest in and commitment to the revitalization of urban neighborhoods
• The interpersonal skills necessary to work constructively with a wide variety of people and organizations; the ability to inspire trust, organize people into a team and motivate them to work intently and efficiently together
• Must be positive, self-motivated, and pursue asset-based solutions with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Strong commitment to social justice and grassroots policy change
• Comfort with group processes and intangibles; a good sense of humor and patience
• The ability to be a team player and to promote broad consensus about strategies, plans and specific actions among diverse interests
The Twin Aire community, with SEND serving as the lead community organization, was designated by the Great Places 2020 initiative and Local Initiatives Support Corporation to be a Great Place. This designation requires SEND to lead the implementation of the Twin Aire Plan. This plan guides the creation of a vibrant neighborhood over the next 10 years.
About Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND)
SEND is a non-profit community development corporation created by residents to revitalize the near southeast side of Indianapolis and to enhance the quality of life of its diverse spectrum of residents.
About Great Places 2020
Great Places 2020 is a visionary community development project to transform strategic places in Marion County neighborhoods into dynamic centers of culture, commerce and community, preparing Indianapolis for unprecedented success as it reaches its Bicentennial.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation is dedicated to transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities'good places to work, do business, and raise children.
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