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Posted by saviadmin on Jan 11, 2016

Social Media Part-Time Position

Social Media Part-Time Position | SAVI Community Information System | www.savi.org

The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for digital communications to coordinate the social media initiatives for the SAVI Community Information System. The individual will work approximately 20 hours per week from February through May 2016, with an option for extension.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Qualifications

  • Must have basic understanding of public relations practices and advanced knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Must be enrolled in college with at least a 3.2 GPA. Students majoring in public relations, communications and/or marketing will be preferred
  • Must have exemplary writing and editing ability with strong research skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be familiar with AP style rules for public relations writing
  • Proven ability to think creatively and “outside the box”
  • Working knowledge of search engine keywords and optimization

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist staff in developing content for digital and social media platforms of SAVI to help expand the online visibility and reach, drive engagement and traffic, and contribute toward online community development
  • Undertake basic public relations writing assignments and contribute to the SAVI blog
  • Attend and participate in project and brainstorming sessions as directed
  • Regularly monitor social media activity using dashboards like Hootsuite
  • Prepare and present social media analytics report to measure results against objectives

Compensation: $10.00–$12.00/hour based on experience

SAVI Community Information System (SAVI): SAVI’s mission is to help nonprofit and community-based organizations make data-informed decisions to be more strategic and effective in serving the needs of Central Indiana residents.  SAVI contains a wealth of free data about the social, physical, and economic conditions of Central Indiana communities from counties to neighborhoods and census tracts, as well as information on thousands of non-profit and community-based organizations and programs. SAVI’s interactive website (www.savi.org) allows users to create custom maps, graphs, charts, and data profiles of over 2,000 Central Indiana communities.

To apply:  Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to Melissa Gona at magona@iupui.edu.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to a campus climate that encourages diversity as a means of achieving excellence.

 

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Posted by saviadmin on Sep 8, 2015

WFYI’s new series, “INTERSECTIONS features powerful visualizations by SAVI

WFYI has launced a new multimedia series, Intersections that explores the complex issues that intersect some of Indy’s most challenged areas. Visit https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections to learn more about the series.

We’re glad to share that SAVI helped develop the interactive visualizations that are featured in WFYI’s Intersections series. It is increasingly recognized that socio-economic factors play a large role in neighborhood crime rates and SAVI’s visualizations highlight unemployment rates, poverty rates, and educational attainment for Marion County and the six distressed neighborhoods.

WFYI also utilized The Polis Center’s Project on Religion and Urban Culture to obtain histories of the neighborhoods where the DPS focus areas are located.

Head over to https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections#chapter-247079 to explore our powerful visualizations and visit https://wfyinews.atavist.com/intersections to read all of the stories.

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The 2009-2013 five-year average of unemployment in all of Indianapolis compared to each of the six focus areas.

 

 

 

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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 7, 2013

Examining Housing Changes Over Time using US Census Data

Changes in Owner Occupied Houses in the KI EcoCenter Area: Block Group Units Comparing 2000 and 2010 Census Data

By Jim Scheurich, PhD

A change over time in owner occupied houses is one way to examine whether a community is growing, remaining stable, or growing in terms of owners living in their own homes.

The following comparison is based on federal census data that was collected in 2000 and then in 2010.

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