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🔗Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Asheboro, NC, USA
  • $45,000-$65,000 (annually) USD / Year
  • August 31, 2022
  • How to Apply:

    Please send resume and cover letter by August 31, 2022 to

Website Downtown Asheboro Inc.

Duties of the DAI Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating activity within Downtown Asheboro that utilizes historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. The incumbent is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, and documentation of the Asheboro Main Street program. The Executive Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities locally, as well as for representing the community regionally and statewide as appropriate. In addition, the Executive Director should help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


–          Develop and retain strong working relationships with downtown stakeholders, including property owners, business owners, and residents

–          Develop and retain strong working relationships with City and County staff, as well as directors of partnering organizations including the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Zoo, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, and the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority

–          Develop and manage the annual DAI budget

–          Manage monthly meetings of the DAI Board of Directors and standing committees

–          Assist in the recruitment of directors, committee members, and volunteers as needed

–          Conduct an annual strategic planning session

–          Retain existing relationships with sponsors while fostering additional relationships that

result in meeting or exceeding the budget for sponsorships as part of the DAI’s budget

–          Manage and execute monthly merchant meetings

–          Produce of the monthly newsletter


–          Carry out the calendar of events

–          Provide input on existing events that includes assessing the effectiveness of events and making recommendations to improve existing events while determining which events no longer support the current economic vitality strategies

–          Manage social media campaigns

–          Manage the Downtown Asheboro website

–          Developing and conducting ongoing public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s assets and to foster an understanding of the Main Street program’s goals and objectives; using speaking engagements, media interviews, and personal appearances to keep the program in the public eye.


–          Work with property owners and business owners to encourage thoughtful and appropriate design improvements

–          Work with city and county staff on public improvements being considered for the Downtown District

Business Development:

–          Maintain a database and webpage of available spaces and properties

–          Field inquiries for available business locations and properties for sale, connecting interested parties to the appropriate contacts to facilitate leasing and purchasing

–          Stay abreast of resources and programs that support business recruitment and business retention

–          Work with developers in navigating the development process, serving as an advocate/liaison with elected officials and city/county staff as necessary to facilitate large- and small-scale development projects that support the overall economic well-being of the district

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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