Director of Government & Environmental Affairs

Duluth, Minnesota
Oct 11, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

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.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience, with excellent benefits.

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.

Email resume & cover letter by  November 5, 2018 to: Equal Opportunity Employer