The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is seeking a seasoned professional to manage its government and environmental affairs by fostering strong relationships with elected officials and government agencies to advance its mission and sustain the viability of the Port of Duluth-Superior, while keeping the Port Authority and its properties operating in an environmentally sustainable manner.
As a member of its leadership team, this individual will be expected to initiate, interpret and monitor relevant regulatory, legislative and environmental actions and to advocate effectively on issues impacting the Port Authority, Port stakeholders and the Great Lakes maritime industry.
The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of development in order to be able to: a) support the Port Authority in issues involving contaminated land, and b) identify/secure local, state and federal grants consistent with the Port Authority’s mission of bringing business to the Port and economic development to the region.
Qualified candidate must possess strong communications skills, verbal & written, and be prepared to make presentations in private meetings and public forums. Must be a skilled collaborator to engage and work effectively with staff and stakeholders.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of experience in government/environmental relations or demonstrated expertise in a related field; working knowledge of Great Lakes maritime transportation a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
About Duluth Seaway Port Authority
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) is a public agency created by state statute in 1955 to expand and improve facilities at the Port of Duluth-Superior in anticipation of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959. Two years later, with $10 million in public funding, the Port Authority created the 120-acre Clure Public Marine Terminal, the port's only general cargo facility.
The Port Authority also owns and manages multiple waterfront properties, including the Clure Public Marine Terminal, 26-acre Clure Terminal Expansion, Erie Pier, and an industrial park near the Duluth International Airport.