Shop Local Raleigh is Hiring!

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Shop Local Raleigh is Hiring!

Do you like social media management, meeting with small business owners, attending events, planning events, working on marketing and being a part of making a difference in your community? Then this job just might be for you! 

Organization: Great Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) & Shop Local Raleigh

Position: Membership & Programs

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: Based on experience

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to

About GRMA & Shop Local Raleigh:

The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) is a non-profit organization that has been a single effective voice for small business and merchants since 1940. Comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs, merchants and other professionals in the Raleigh area, GRMA promotes an environment of communication, cooperation and support for local businesses.

In 2009 GRMA launched Shop Local Raleigh (SLR).  SLR is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, and helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.

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The Candidate

The Membership and Programs position seeks a well-rounded, self-starter professional that is able to work independently on administrative duties including office management, social media management, membership sales, website management, event management for the organizations signature events, some marketing and various other items as assigned by the Executive Director. Some nights and weekends may also be required.  This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will work in a team environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer service, social media management, marketing, WordPress, Excel and must be self-motivated. The candidate will also need to be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at once, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and possess excellent communication skills.  Exceptional interpersonal skills are indispensable due to the importance of positive relationships with board members, business members, government officials, volunteers and the general public. The candidate will also be flexible in that the actual day to day responsibilities and understands that some days may differ from what’s listed on this job description.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • 4-year degree or comparable experience desired
  • Strong customer service experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, email marketing software, basic graphic design
  • Excellent time management skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times


  • Compensation shall be commensurate with experience and will include health, retirement contributions and generous paid time off.

EEO statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or other reasons prohibited by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination and opportunity policy extends to employment, use of all company facilities, membership, board service and leadership, volunteerism, participation in any of the organization’s programs or services and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.