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Thrive Asheville seeks experienced Executive Director to lead our community incubator work

Do you want to help shape the future of one of America’s most dynamic small cities? Thrive Asheville seeks an innovative and experienced Executive Director to lead our work as an incubator for community solutions.

Thrive’s mission is to collaborate with local residents and leaders from diverse perspectives to understand our city’s challenges, forge new relationships, and act on the best solutions together.

Position Summary
Thrive Asheville seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced leader to guide our vital organization from rapid growth to maturity, ensuring that Thrive Asheville becomes a preferred partner for collaborative, cross-sector efforts that significantly improve our city and county. The Executive Director will build on the organization’s vision, mission, values, strong early results, and the new strategic plan to establish Thrive’s agenda for action on issues that shape our community’s future, including housing, tourism and other challenges to be identified.

Thrive’s Executive Director will be a key player in building a more equitable and resilient community, operationalizing the organizational values of equity, integrity, collaboration, innovation, and impact. As Executive Director, you will be responsible for ensuring the organization’s financial and operational health while overseeing partnership and community engagement, outcomes, strategic growth, and board management.

Priorities for the new Executive Director
The new leader will lead the organization in focusing on the following priorities within the first 12-18 months of their tenure:
● Lead the organization’s process of selecting and managing issue areas
● Help implement sustainable funding model
● Increase key stakeholder and community’s awareness of Thrive
● Increase board effectiveness via committees and a deeper partnership with staff
● Build an annual workplan that balances capacity and resources with an eye towards future organizational needs

The strongest candidates will have these qualifications:
● Commitment to and passion for the Thrive Asheville vision, mission, and values
● Strategic nonprofit leader -
● Extraordinary relationship-builder and constituent manager -
● Effective communicator –
● Experienced convenor/facilitator -
● Finance and human resource manager -
● Equity leader -
● Results-orientation -
● High level of emotional intelligence –

To apply:
To apply, please send a resume and a detailed cover letter, that demonstrates the fit between your qualifications to the skills and experience above, in one pdf file using the following naming convention: “Your Last Name-Your First Name.pdf”, via email only to:

Thrive Asheville Search Committee


Website: https://www.thriveavl.org/jobs-current-openings