Executive Director – Clinton County Port Authority

Sep 15, 2022 | Jobs

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead one of the most innovative, business-friendly, and responsive Port Authorities in the United States.

Position Profile available at Wilmington Air Park

The Clinton County Port Authority owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park, a 1900+ acre commercial airport complex and formerly served as the North American express package delivery hub for DHL and Airborne Express. Specifically charged with economic development and job creation, Port Authorities in Ohio have significant legal authority to encourage and enhance economic development opportunities for businesses to start and grow.

The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) was established in 2004 by the Clinton County

Commissioners with a primary function of job creation and retention in Wilmington and Clinton County. Located adjacent to Interstate 71 and in the middle of the triangle formed by Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton the Wilmington Air Park is geographically, economically, and strategically positioned to continue to grow as a center of commerce, business innovation, and economic development.

The Port Authority Board of Directors seeks a professional executive director to provide strategic and operational leadership. The previous Executive Director of seven years broadened the role by becoming instrumental in local and state public management and economic development.

The ideal candidate possesses an agile financial mind and proven experience with economic development, airport management, collaboration in multi-governmental environments, familiarity with strict and esoteric regulatory environments, property management expertise, demonstrated success with the development and implementation of public/private partnerships, defining and implementing meaningful strategic planning initiatives, relating and communicating effectively with all segments of a diverse community and the capacity to manage organizational change.

Competitive starting salary: Minimum of $140,000 plus excellent fringe benefits for applicants possessing a Bachelor’s degree with at least seven years of experience in executive level leadership positions related to local government management and economic development. For applicants with qualifications above this minimum, such as a Master’s degree in a directly related field or more than seven years of directly related management experience, the starting salary will be negotiated to a higher amount.

The Clinton County Port Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on any statute – local, state, or federal – prohibiting such discrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If chosen for an interview with the Port Authority Board of Directors, a candidate will be required to cooperate with Robertson Miller Management, Inc. in its conduct of background checks and the submission of any additional materials.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter that demonstrates how your qualifications, interests, and experience coincide with this posting, and detailed salary history by October 11, 2022 to Phillip Robertson, President, Robertson Miller Management at 3443 NC 39 North, Louisburg, NC 27549 or phillip.robertson@robertsonmiller.com. Question? Call (919) 496-2080.


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