jobs: Indianapolis Nbhd Resource Center

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Sun Sep 30 11:15:16 CDT 2001


From: director at inrc.org

Two positions are available with the Indianapolis
Neighborhood Resource Center, for a Technical Assitance Manager 
and
Community Building Associate.

If interested, please submit resume to:
Lamont Hulse
Executive Director
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
1802 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-920-0330
317-920-0556 (fax)
director at inrc.org

www.inrc.org
POSITION AVAILABLE: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SCOPE OF SUPERVISION: Technical Assistance and Training 
Contractors

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Executive Director working in a team 
environment
with other INRC staff and consultants, develop, market, and 
implement
programs delivering technical assistance to empower neighborhood 
and
community-based organizations, leaders, and citizens to effect 
positive
change in their communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  a.. Ability to assess assets and needs of neighborhood and 
community-based
organizations and translate into specialized training, information 
referral,
consulting, coaching, and other services to strengthen those 
organizations
and empower their members to effect positive changes in their 
communities.
  b.. Ability to coordinate tasks with the Executive Director, Senior
Communications Associate, Education and Training Manager, 
Office Manager,
Community Building Manager, and Community Builders as 
appropriate and
required.
  a.. Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of
socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds,
beliefs, and practices.
  a.. Ability to thrive and function in a variety of neighborhood 
settings.
  b.. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  a.. Ability and willingness to attend a variety of meetings, during
daytime, evening and weekend hours as required.
  a.. Ability to perform a variety of duties and tasks to assist and 
support
management in the administration, allocation, and implementation 
of
manpower, planning, policies and practices.
  a.. Ability to collaborate and negotiate with others to implement 
and
accomplish administrative actions and objectives.
  a.. Ability to develop collaborations utilizing the services and 
support
of other organizations and outside resources.
  a.. Ability to prepare and make analyses, reports, and 
presentations of
performance, proposals, and plans for management.
  b.. Ability to utilize computer programs and word processing 
software.
  a.. Ability to operate standard office equipment such as facsimile
machines and copiers.
  a.. Ability to safely and regularly operate a motorized vehicle, 
valid
Indiana Drivers License and access to reliable transportation.
  b.. Regular attendance.


SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.. Develop and Implement comprehensive program of technical 
assistance
for Neighborhood Based Organizations (NBOs), Community Based 
Organizations
(CBOs), including Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), Community 
Development
Corporations (CDCs), and other relevant community building 
agents based on
input from neighborhood residents and leadership.
  2.. Identify, hire, and monitor appropriate consultants. Recruit and
develop neighborhood leaders to provide technical assistance to
neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis.
  3.. Respond to inquiries and requests for assistance. Analyze 
situation to
assist neighborhoods and citizens to apply community assets to 
meet
challenges.
  4.. Proactively market INRC’s technical assistance and other 
programs to
neighborhood and community based organizations, including 
presentations to
regularly scheduled meetings of those organizations.
  5.. Provide assistance to leaders and organizations through 
counsel,
coaching, information referral, mediation, and facilitation, among 
other
means.
  6.. Develop and manage technical assistance projects, including
specialized training, board development, planning, conflict 
resolution,
research and information development, study circles, and other 
efforts to
assist neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders.
  7.. Provide key leadership in development and implementation of 
the
Community Governance Institute, an initiative to create and 
advance a new
model of trusteeship for community building organizations.
  8.. Document provision of technical assistance, as well as model 
practices
in neighborhoods, in order to promote organizational learning at 
INRC and
the communities we serve.
  9.. Research and apply local and national models for technical 
assistance
provision.
  10.. Work with media and appropriate staff to promote technical
assistance.
  11.. Participate in securing funding support for technical 
assistance
programs.
  12.. Collaborate with other training and community building 
institutions.
  13.. Build and maintain strong relationships with neighborhood 
leaders.
  14.. Design/Implement evaluation process for INRC and its 
programs.
  15.. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor degree or equivalent. Familiarity, experience and 
knowledge of
NBO's and other not-for-profit organizations. Excellent written and 
verbal
communication skills required. Experience and knowledge of 
technical
assistance, consulting practice, and program planning preferred. 
Ability to
satisfy pre-employment substance abuse and criminal background 
checks.



INDEPENDENT ACTIONS AND JUDGEMENTS:

Actions are controlled and governed by INRC's policies and 
procedures, and
established laws governing non-profit organizations.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Interacts with all levels of employees and management within the
corporation, working in an active, team-oriented environment. 
Extensive
interaction with members of the public, including members of 
INRC's Board of
Directors. Relationships deal with matters of great importance 
which may be
controversial in nature and which require a high degree of tact and
diplomacy.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is generally performed in a standard office environment and 
includes
external representation of INRC on various committees, as well as
neighborhood-based locations, which will vary in conditions of 
safety,
security, and exposure to hostile elements both human and 
meteorological.

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience

INDIANAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER



JOB DESCRIPTION



TITLE: Community Building Associate

JOB PURPOSE:

To work in neighborhoods assisting residents, Neighborhood Based
Organizations (NBOs) and leaders in making their neighborhoods 
the best they
can be. The Neighborhood Community Builders will work to 
strengthen
neighborhood resident's ability to organize and identify assets for 
positive
change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  a.. Assist residents and identifying neighborhood assets and 
needs.
  b.. Assist NBOs in monitoring community/neighborhood activities 
and their
impact.
  c.. Assist residents in identifying community assets.
  d.. Assist NBOs in identifying and nurturing emerging leaders in
neighborhoods.
  e.. Assist in creating partnerships between families, residents, 
NBOs,
faith-based organizations, city/state govt., health and human 
service
providers, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), job 
training, and
educational institutions, housing, local businesses and other 
community
assets.
  f.. Provide access to information for the benefit of NBOs, families 
and
residents.
  g.. Engage in neighborhood and citywide events for outreach and 
public
relations.
  h.. Increase the number of NBOs and Block Clubs.
  i.. Increase family participation in neighborhood life.
  j.. Promote INRC training curriculum.
  k.. Provide hands on skill development and capacity building to
neighborhood residents, NBOs and other neighborhood serving 
entities/groups.
  l.. Implement summer work and training program for youth
leaders/organizers.
  m.. Share data for benefit of residents, businesses and churches.
Basic Skills/Abilities:

  a.. Ability to coordinate tasks with the Executive Director, 
Community
Building Manager, and other Community Building Associates as 
appropriate and
required.
  a.. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  a.. Valid Indiana Drivers License.
  a.. Regular attendance.
  a.. Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  a.. Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of
socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds,
beliefs, and practices.
  a.. Ability to thrive and function in a variety of neighborhood 
settings.
  a.. Ability and willingness to attend a variety of meetings, during
daytime, evening and weekend hours as required.
  a.. Ability to collaborate and negotiate with others to implement 
and
accomplish administrative actions and objectives.
  a.. Ability to work with, utilize, identify, and coordinate the 
services
and support of other organizations and outside resources.
  a.. Ability to prepare and make analyses, reports, and 
presentations of
performance, proposals, and plans for management.
  a.. Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QULIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED, desired, B.A. or equivalent 
preferred/prefer
background with NBOs.

Ability to satisfy a pre-employment substance abuse and criminal 
background
check.





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