Employment Opportunities

Port of Newport - General Manager

The Port of Newport is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the General Manager position.


The Port of Newport is located 110 miles from Portland, Oregon on Yaquina Bay in the City of Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon. The Port is home to 24 water-dependent businesses, a 220-slip commercial boast basin, a 500-slip recreational marina, the International Terminal, 144-space RV Park, Rogue Brewery, NOAA Marine Operations Center, Oregon State University’s Marine Hatfield Science Center, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  The Port is governed by a five-member commission whose members are elected by Port District Voters.


The General Manager is responsible for the success of the Port in achieving its mission and is expected to be an effective, professional leader who gets results; supervises employees for peak performance; and demonstrates positive, effective, interpersonal and communication skills. The General Manager is appointed by the Port Commission.  The Port employs 25 full-time employees. 


Qualifications for the successful applicant include:


A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or a related field, or equivalent.  At least 6 years’ experience in a public or private organization in a senior leadership role in a complex public facing maritime operation, including the management of staff.  Demonstrated success working under the direction of a board and building relationships with potential business partners.




The Port of Newport is searching for a person who will provide the leadership, management skills and administrative abilities to move the Port in the direction of its stated business mission:

“Build and maintain waterfront facilities, and promote/support projects and programs in cooperation with other community organizations and businesses that will retain and create new jobs and increase community economic development.”


Oversees the Port's operating and capital budget ($ 6.2 million) and manages its $77.5 million in capital assets, principally located at three sites around Yaquina Bay.




The individual appointed to this position will possess well developed operations, business management, administrative and leadership skills which includes honesty, confidence, integrity, credibility, approachability, and a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all levels in the organization and with stakeholders.  This person will recognize that policy is set by the Commission and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of Port policies.


He/she will be an excellent communicator and representative of the Port.  The candidate will be a catalyst, a "front" person who can help the Commission, Port users and the communities create a vision to build for the future.  He/she will have the ability to promote complex ideas and concepts and advocate for them in the broader community and will have responsibility for establishing and nurturing successful media relations.


In relationships with staff, the candidate will be a good listener and mentor, will be accessible, and open in interactions with people who work for the Port.  The candidate will be someone who can help the Port grow and adapt to changing conditions.


Salary Range:  $114,000 - $140,000 with excellent benefit package

Interviews are Scheduled for December 17-18, 2018

Desirable Starting Date:  February 1, 2019


To be considered please submit a letter of introduction, addressing why you feel you are the ideal candidate for this position, and resume by 4:00 PM December 5, 2018 to:


Port of Newport

General Manager Selection Process

Special Districts Association of Oregon

PO Box 23879

Tigard, Oregon 97281




Application Deadline: December 5, 2018, 4:00 pm


Job Description



Port of Newport - Director of Business Operations

The Port of Newport is seeking candidates for Director of Business Operations. This position is a key member of the Port of Newport leadership team. The Director serves as an advisor to the Port General Manager, Director of Operations and the Port Commission on business and financial matters pertaining to implementation of the Port’s Strategic Plan enabling the Port to optimize its operating efficiency and achieve its mission. This position is responsible for executing a strategic approach to financial management, human resource management, and economic development as directed by the General Manager. Significant responsibilities include maximizing the development of business opportunities, identifying and applying for appropriate grants, ongoing evaluation of the Port’s financial position, and continual improvement of the of Port’s internal business operations.

Salary Range: $77,000 - $95,700

Please see http://portofnewport.com/job-announcements.php for a position description.

For consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter describing in detail how your background and experience translates to this position and makes you the ideal candidate for the position, to: Teri Dresler, Interim General Manager, Port of Newport, 600 SE Bay Blvd., Newport OR 97365 or by email.