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Posted: 01/18/2014

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Department of Community Engagement

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's mission is to engage diverse communities and create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive™. Each year, KIB supports an average of 500 community improvement projects with more than 30,000 volunteers. For the past three decades, we’ve partnered with neighborhoods, the public sector, and Indianapolis community groups and businesses to achieve our vision for a beautiful city. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. sees a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision. The result: a city defined by strong neighborhoods; inspired places; and a clean, flourishing environment. Founded in 1976 as Indianapolis Clean As we grow as an organization, it has become more and more important to openly define our core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our strategies to keep Indy beautiful. These are the six core values that we live by: teamwork, responsibility, excellence, openness, balance, and joy. City, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful changed its name in 1997, to better reflect its efforts in the community. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a 501c(3), private, not-for-profit organization, and an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB), the national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.

Community Engagement Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Indianapolis, IN

The goal of the position is to connect people to nature in historic and urban neighborhoods throughout Marion County; building upon the concepts and philosophy of Jane Jacobs. This is done through placemaking and environmental promotion. The Community Engagement Coordinator will work closely with all KIB programs under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement to ensure all projects are sustainable, cared for and that they build community. 

The Coordinator will meet with neighborhood groups and community organizations to identify projects and build a strategy to achieve those goals through potential KIB support. The position will provide leadership to project partners for IPL Project GreenSpace in a three-year strategy that includes early engagement, design and implementation, and long-term maintenance and sustainability.  The Coordinator will work with KIBs Community Forestry Department on building a stronger tree culture in the City through education and plantings.  The Coordinator will assist with ongoing management of the Adopt-A-Block program. The Coordinator will work withone KIB Club School to build engagement to achieve that schools goals. 

Characteristics of a Strong Candidate:

  •   Excited about working at a small, dynamic non-profit organization.

·         Team player who will pitch in and help do what it takes to get a job done.

·         Motivated to learn new skills and expand the scope of your responsibilities.

·         Is Detail-oriented, flexible, highly organized and able to multi-task. Is interested to work outside and is professionalism. Has initiative and confidence, ease with working with many different types of people, strong ability to recall names and personal facts and a natural ease in new situations.

Program Skills

·         GIS understanding or ability to work with ArcGIS.

·         Experience with basic website development, or ability to learn program.


Education and/or equivalent experience: Bachelors degree or 3-5 years of appropriate experience, Spanish language skills are a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer.



Salary: Please include Salary Requirements.



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How to apply
Submit cover letter and resume to Abby Dennis, adennis@kibi.org.
Abby Dennis
Phone: 317-264-7555
1029 E. Fletcher Ave., Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46203

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