Project Coordinator, Economic Recovery - City of Indianapolis
- 07-Sep-2021 to 06-Oct-2021
- - City of Indianapolis
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- $60,000 + technology stipend for 12 months. This is an independent contract position and is not eligible for employer-sponsored benefits.
The City of Indianapolis seeks a project coordinator to assist with acquisition of highly distressed properties and targeted outreach to residents and community stakeholders around acquisition, relocation, demolition, and reuse. This position will report to the Project Manager of Economic Recovery and will coordinate internal and external stakeholders to move the project forward.
- Implements a comprehensive project plan to address highly distressed properties, including engagement with community stakeholders and resident outreach
- Participates in a regular inventory of highly distressed properties to assess occupancy
- Engages with citizens directly to assist them in obtaining needed services and support as well as improving the overall quality of life for residents of the community
- Creates and maintains a case management system for individual properties and residents
- Submits regular reports to the Project Manager and City leadership regarding occupancy status and residents' needs for services
- Attends neighborhood meetings as appropriate to hear and address neighborhood concerns
- Works with community groups, stakeholders, economic development professionals, and vendors to provide consistent communication and ensure that the public is heard regarding certain projects
- Works closely with other City departments including key personnel and leadership in the Mayor's Office (e.g. Deputy Mayors), Department Directors and Administrators, as well as leaders of partner organizations to ensure all plans for resident engagement, site acquisition, and redevelopment are coordinated appropriately across the City-wide enterprise and with external stakeholders
- Supports large-scale, catalytic redevelopment projects, as well as neighborhood-based community development projects that represent significant public and private investments in Indianapolis
- Facilitates the progress and results of high complexity projects by assuring compliance with the City's goals, scope of work, budget, schedule and quality expectations
- Additional administrative duties, including but not limited to coordinating meetings, taking meeting notes, and organizing multi-agency events
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Project Management, Business Management, Political Science, or Public Affairs preferred or related field from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three (3) years of direct work experience in social work, community development, economic development, urban planning, or government affairs.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Strong grasp of and the ability to articulate principles of project and site management, municipal government, and comprehensive community development and to work collaboratively with neighborhood organizations, Community Development Corporations, and private contractors is essential.
Excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills are crucial.
Knowledge of city government's inner-workings and the region's development and nonprofit community, or the ability to acquire such knowledge quickly, is a must for this position.
Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with a full range of elected and appointed officials, City colleagues, community leaders, private contractors, business owners, and nonprofit boards and directors.
Must be able to work remotely on occasion, attend community meetings, or perform work outside of the office.
Computer literacy is required.
Position requires the knowledge of established policies and procedures, and the ability to challenge those procedures where appropriate. Incumbent will also rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assignments in a timely manner with a high emphasis on implementing procedures to ensure the delivery of transactions on a schedule. Must be able to take limited direction and be creative in implementation of vision.
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