Community Builder (part-time) - Big Car
- 17-May-2021 to 27-May-2021
- - Big Car Collaborative
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Part Time
Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND) seeks a part-time Community Builder to advance quality of life planning efforts in Southeast Indy The Community Builder will activate residents and community stakeholders to engage with and implement the Southeast and South Indy quality of life plans (QOLP). Key QOLP focus areas include Community Building, Connectivity/Infrastructure, Education, Workforce Development, Housing, Health & Wellness, and Economic Development.
A Quality of Life Plan is a planning process that engages all of a community's stakeholders to define a shared vision for their community's future. This process results in a written document that captures a collaborative vision outlining action steps, timelines, performance measures, and implementation partners.
- Schedule and coordinate QOLP meetings.
- Attend neighborhood meetings and other community engagement opportunities to share QOLP progress and activate residents and partnerships.
- Highlight funding partners, relative programs and information to neighbors
- Communicate activities, progress and engagement opportunities through all channels of social media and websites.
- create monthly newsletter
- update websites
- post community resources and opportunities on social media platforms
- Work with residents, groups, organizations, churches, schools, and businesses to identify and nurture emerging leaders.
- Support residents, groups, organizations, and institutions in the process of relationship development within the community.
- Increase the number of individuals, businesses and organizations engaged with the QOLPs.
Maintain relationships with implementation partners:
- Foster partner implementation of the QOLPs by building and maintaining relationships.
- Compile, communicate and celebrate applicable success stories to partners.
Guide, Monitor, Report of QOL Plans:
- Work with an Advisory Board representing area residents, groups, organizations, businesses, and institutions to implement the goals outlined in the plan.
- Record project outcomes for final grant reports and end of year reporting. Progress monitor the implementation of the QOLPs.
- Assist with convening the QOLP residents and stakeholders for annual/biannual community meetings.
Position Qualifications BASIC SKILLS:
- Ability to coordinate tasks within the neighborhood and with external stakeholders as appropriate and required.
- 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.
- Ability to thrive and function in a variety of neighborhood and professional 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 plan and organize events, including annual/biannual community meetings, in partnership with multiple community partners and sponsoring organizations.
- Ability to prepare and analyze reports, make presentations of performance, proposals, and plans for management.
- Ability to handle communications across multiple platforms (social media, website)
- Ability to operate standard office equipment and work with Microsoft office products.
• BA or equivalent preferred (five years of relevant project management and/or community organizing experience may substitute).
• Familiarity and experience working with residents, groups, organizations, churches, school, and businesses in a neighborhood and professional setting.
• Demonstrated project management experience.
• Familiarity with SE Indy history, culture, geography helpful.
• Ability to satisfy pre-employment substance abuse and criminal background checks.
• Valid Indiana Driver's License and reliable transportation.
• Spanish language skills preferred.
• Interpersonal and communication 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.
• Positive, solution-oriented professional with an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Comfort with group processes and a tolerance for ambiguity; 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.
This position will be up to 30 hours per week, $18/hr.
Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter and resume to Kelli Mirgeaux by 5pm on May 27, 2021