The New Bedford Port Authority is seeking a qualified, motivated individual to serve as the Executive Director. The Port of New Bedford is the highest grossing commercial fishing port in the United States and one of the leading ports in the nascent offshore wind industry.
The New Bedford Port Authority’s primary charge is to support the Port of New Bedford through the implementation of best management practices over port resources and the development of economic growth strategies. To this end, it is the goal of the New Bedford Port Authority to maintain New Bedford’s dominance in fishing, expand existing businesses and capitalize on new opportunities such as offshore wind that will maximize the Port’s potential as an economic engine to create jobs and strengthen Greater New Bedford’s economy.
The Executive Director must possess the organizational skills to engage the community in supporting the missions of the port. The NBPA needs an Executive Director who will bring stability, longevity, and commitment to the job, recognizes that success requires supporting and encouraging the leadership of others, and who has the flexibility and stamina to weather both planned and unexpected challenges. In particular, the NBPA seeks an Executive Director who can negotiate, navigate, communicate, and work with wide range of people; is comfortable and adept at operating under the scrutiny of the media and in effectively communicating with the public and can maintain a sense of humor in that environment; can make recommendations and decisions on a wide variety of topics, and has an ability to interact with a strong and diverse team; is able to admit mistakes, acknowledge the obstacles, and engage people in the solutions; is comfortable in a public environment; and is adept at articulating the NBPA’s mission and goals among corporate, educational, and government leaders.
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Additional Salary Information: The New Bedford Port Authority offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes but is not limited to medical, dental, life insurance, retirement pension plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days.
Internal Number: NBPA-2021-02
About New Bedford Port Authority
OUR PORT SUPPORTS A UNIQUE BLEND OF INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES
The New Bedford Harbor is the world’s most famous whaling era seaport and has been the number one commercial fishing port by value since 2001. Home port to more than 500 commercial scallopers and fishermen, the Port of New Bedford is a thriving working waterfront home to dozens of shoreside support businesses and services.
As one of few marine industrial working waterfronts remaining on the east coast, New Bedford’s full suite of shoreside services is also poised to support the growth of the nascent US offshore wind industry.
New Bedford’s rich history and location in beautiful Buzzard’s Bay also attracts hundreds of tourists and recreational boaters throughout the spring, summer, and fall. You can learn all about the rich history of New Bedford and its longstanding relationship with the sea at the National Park Service.
The New Bedford Port Authority’s primary charge is to support The Port of New Bedford through the implementation of best management practices over port resources and the development of economic growth strategies.
To this end, it is the goal of the New Bedford Port Autho...rity to keep New Bedford on top as the #1 U.S. fishing port, expand existing businesses and capitalize on new opportunities that will maximize The Port’s potential as an economic engine to create jobs and strengthen the New Bedford economy.