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Job Title:  Assistant Director
Date: March 21, 2023
Salary Range $39,000-43,000

Who we Are:
We are a 501c3 Main Street organization with a small staff that, with the support of our community, works hard to make our downtown a vibrant and inviting home for locally owned businesses.

About Downtown Morehead City, Inc.:
Downtown Morehead City is a 501c3 non-profit organization and a designated North Carolina Main Street and Main Street America community.  Downtown Morehead City was recognized as a “Great Main Street in North Carolina” in 2017 by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.

About the Position:
The Assistant Director works collaboratively with the Executive Director and volunteer Board of Directors to fulfill our mission to support and enhance the continuing economic development of downtown Morehead City.  The position requires an individual who is organized, energetic, outgoing and enjoys working with and meeting new people. Teamwork, collaboration with others and strong leadership are key qualities for this position.  Flexibility in work schedules which may include nights, weekends and outdoor events is required.

Key Tasks:

  • Implements and manages programs and projects that meet the objectives of DMC, Inc.’s Strategic Plan and the Mission and Vision of the organization by utilizing Promotion, Economic Vitality, Design and Organization as an integral foundation for downtown economic development.

  • Assist in business retention, expansion, and recruitment, including providing information, referrals and expertise to business and property owners to enhance the quality of the downtown area.

  • Maintain DMC Inc.'s website and help manage social media.

  • Maintain current business inventory and databases.

  • Assist in obtaining and retaining event sponsors, partnerships, and investors.

  • Assist in overseeing volunteer recruitment, scheduling, training, and appreciation.

  • Work to develop additional funding sources to augment DMC Inc.'s existing revenues, including the utilization of grant programs.

  • Creates general correspondence, memorandum, reports, schedules, contracts, press releases, and other material related to downtown promotions.    

  • Attend, prepare packets, and take minutes of the monthly meetings of the DMC, Inc. Board of Directors, and committees.

  • Responsible for renting of the Train Depot, including taking payments on behalf of the Town of Morehead City.

  • Responsible for taking orders for Big Rock pavers including ordering the pavers and scheduling installation.

  • Assist the DMC, Inc. Executive Director in managing and staffing all DMC, Inc. sponsored events.  Most events take place in the evenings and/or on the weekends.



  • Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures including familiarity with Microsoft applications.

  • Website management experience.

  • Experience with social media including Facebook, Instagram, and marketing newsletters.

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize and organize duties and tasks.

  • Strong writing and people skills, with attention to detail.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

  • Ability to plan and execute logistics of large-scale community events.

  • Ability to organize, multi-task and handle varied assignments.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of business executives, owners, representatives, public officials at the local and state level, contractors, community leaders and organizations, city department heads and employees, and the public.

  • Ability to handle long periods of standing during events.



  • Minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in public relations, marketing, communications, or a similar field and related experience which will yield the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-profit experience preferred. Economic Development experience helpful.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including experience interacting with partners, sponsors, small businesses, and other key stakeholders.

  • Highly detail-oriented with strong organization, time management, and project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Skilled in Facebook and Instagram and other electronic communication.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.


The above list of duties and responsibilities is intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that are to be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related to the position.


Economic Positioning/Vision: Downtown Morehead City is a year-round, walkable waterfront community in Eastern North Carolina with a strong fishing heritage. Our coastal lifestyle is enhanced by local businesses, including arts & entertainment, dining, professional services, recreation, and shopping for residents and visitors.


Mission:  Downtown Morehead City, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides leadership dedicated to small business growth by developing and sustaining an economically vital, socially active, and visually attractive downtown for residents and visitors.


For consideration:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:

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