This position is primarily responsible for identifying and securing neighborhood and resource partnerships in the five (5) Great Places neighborhoods; Englewood Village, King Commons, Maple Crossing, River West and Twin Aire for SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center.
Working in concert with the SOURCE River West Executive Director, the incumbent will identify neighborhood conveners and supporting resource providers in each of the five Great Places neighborhoods, identify community entrepreneurship program needs and gaps, develop viable programming solutions, and secure written agreements outlining joint service scope and tracking mechanisms. In general, incumbent will work with the Great Places neighborhoods to determine how SOURCE can best assist and compliment their local entrepreneurship programming needs.
Important to this initiative will be willingness and capability to advise and assist SOURCE to develop solutions for programming gaps, identify and reach out to other resource providers, and develop best practices to track an entrepreneur's journey through the entrepreneurial program eco-system. In addition, incumbent will work with the SOURCE Executive Director as assigned to ensure service expansion in critical areas of need, create strategies to market and promote SOURCE and SOURCE partner programs to the general public, resulting in robust local support.
Incumbent will help develop and support internal systems to ensure efficient and effective delivery of these services and promotions throughout the neighborhoods, and well as collecting client and partner success stories to demonstrate the value of SOURCE and SOURCE partner services. Data will also be collected on client traffic and capturing client success stories throughout all neighborhoods to ensure SOURCE can demonstrate and communicate its' value in SOURCE publications and supported external communications as part of our value statement.
Additional responsibilities include: contributing ideas to create effective SOURCE marketing and promotions, establish and maintain relationships with community partners, attending and representing SOURCE at functions, and other tasks/events as assigned.
The successful candidate will gain a diverse array of experiences in neighborhood relationship building, entrepreneurial business support, identifying and meeting local needs, developing and executing communications strategies throughout the Indianapolis local neighborhoods and entrepreneurial support community served by SOURCE.
NOTE: SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center is not obligated to fill this position.
The successful candidate will display the following characteristics:
* Relationship building, servant leadership with perseverance * Problem solving, good listener, adept at assessing needs * Excellent written and spoken communications skills * Excellent time-management and organizational skills * Business acumen, familiar with business development process * Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), * Background in business and organizational management * Ability to work independently, and with varied cultures and groups * High tolerance for ambiguity, willing to learn local circumstances
Four-year degree in business or public and environmental affairs. Five years of experience in business and/or community development.
Working Conditions / Demands
16-20 hours/week through October 31, 2020. There will be some required evenings and weekends. This timeframe may be extended at sole discretion of SOURCE.
SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center
2230 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
Salary Plan: HR
Salary Grade: HR
Job Function: Temporary Hourly
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