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Englewood Community Development Corporation
January 11, 2022
57 N Rural St., 57 N Rural St. Indianapolis, Indiana


Job Overview
Englewood Community Development Corporation is hiring an Economic Mobility Coordinator for their Cultivating Communities in Indianapolis initiative. The Economic Mobility Coordinator will spearhead and organize tasks related to a 5-year initiative working with communities of faith across Marion County in developing place-based collective impact strategies for comprehensive community development and economic mobility of neighborhood residents.

The Economic Mobility Coordinator will work as part of a team that partners with 6-8 congregations in mobilizing a local network of partners, dedicating 6 months to a neighborhood action planning process, and implementing community economic  development strategies for the remaining 3-5 years.

The Economic Mobility Coordinator will report to the Cultivating Communities Director and serve alongside a team of Englewood CDC development staff, Faith Community Navigators, and supportive staff from organizational partners, including LISC Indianapolis and the Polis Center at IUPUI.

Ranging between $36,000 – $40,000, based upon experience.

Responsibilities and Duties
● Assist in coordinating and cultivating engagement with faith communities across a diversity of religious traditions.
● Assist in data collection and management.
● Coordinate and engage with project partners.
● Attend and participate in a variety of team and partner meetings.
● Organize and participate in the facilitation of workshop series aimed at congregations.
● Organize and participate in the facilitation of city-wide Place-Based Learning Cohorts.
● Work with faith communities in the development and facilitation of Neighborhood Action Plans.
● Organize and participate in the facilitation of city-wide Affinity-Based Learning Cohorts.
● Assist in duties related to grant management, including reporting and evaluation.

● Ability to lead by example
● Excellent writing skills
● Excellent organizational skills
● Working knowledge of Indianapolis neighborhood geography
● Excellent and professional communication skills
● Ability to collaborate and negotiate with others to implement and accomplish actions and objectives
● Attention to detail
● Experience with or knowledge of asset-based community development
● Ability to operate standard office equipment and work with Microsoft and Google office products
● Ability to think on one’s feet and make quick, independent decisions
● Flexibility in the day to day responsibilities of the position
● Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the organizational skills to coordinate events and processes
● Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, beliefs, and practices
● Preference will be given and primarily sought for persons with experience serving in African-American congregational contexts
● Conversational Spanish is helpful, but not required
● Familiarity and experience related to Appreciative Inquiry and facilitating inclusive public dialogue is helpful

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is not required, but working knowledge in public administration, urban studies, religious studies, public affairs, economics, macro level social work, non-profit management, or a similar field is helpful. Willing to pursue continuing education in these and other fields as a part of this position.

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