The San Mateo County Harbor District seeks an experienced, flexible, and cooperative leader who is committed to building long-term relationships and trust with the public, peers, and especially the Board. The General Manager is the principal counselor to the Board and makes efforts to engage, understand, and develop policies based on mutual trust and understanding with all five members. The next General Manager will have excellent “soft” management skills. A background from a harbor, marina, community services district, parks and recreation system, or hospitality management would be preferable. This background will be supplemented by solid business best practices, such as emphasizing fair and open competition for all sizes of procurement's. A seasoned negotiator, the General Manager will bring an aptitude for achieving the strategic objectives of the District through persuasion and diplomacy. The successful candidate will be able to close out projects, cut through red tape, and move contracts or permits forward to completion. A strong budget acumen, clear communication skills, and the ability to seek out and obtain additional funding for major projects is critical.