Executive Director job available, Hickory Downtown Development Association (Hickory, NC)
Contributed By: Julie Owens
Executive Director for Hickory Downtown Development Association Hickory, NC, named “Most Hipster Friendly” City in 2018 by National Geographic Traveler Magazine
All applicants must apply online using the below link. No paper or emailed resumes will be accepted.
Downtown Development Director: The city of Hickory, located in the beautiful foothills of western NC (1 hour from Charlotte, Asheville and the mountains!) and named the “Most Hipster Friendly” City in 2018 by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, visionary professional to promote our downtown area and manage our accredited Main Street program. This position is responsible for planning, business development, administering our Main Street program, partnering with downtown businesses, the City and relevant local entities as well as marketing for the downtown business district. Responsibilities also include fundraising, event planning, promotions, financial and budget reporting and recording and social media creation and management. Must be available to work nights/weekends and a flexible schedule including some holidays.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in the field of public administration, business management, planning, marketing, economic development, or a related field is strongly preferred. Commensurate experience may be considered. Excellent technological, written, and oral skills are imperative; grant writing skills are also strongly preferred. The ability to work independently is a must.
Salary: Minimum salary of $40K plus excellent benefits to include paid time off. Salary is negotiable depending upon experience and skills.
The Hickory Downtown Development Association (HDDA) is a non-profit agency and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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