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Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 8, 2022
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring a Flight Training Manager to support the Flight Department. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Job Duties:
  • Provide overall management for approximately 20 instructors and 150 to 200 flight students. Responsible for overall training quality and providing excellent student service.
  • Ensure proper conduct and enforcement of effective training and safety standards, regulations, and procedures as established.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with current University and FAA policies and procedures.
  • Assist, counsel, and resolve problems and, as needed, make recommendations for disciplinary action of all students and instructors designated to your supervision.
  • Attend weekly Flight Training Manager meetings with Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Attend weekly Staff meetings with Department Chair.
  • Prepare for and attend daily Student Progress Briefings with Chief Flight Instructor and Department Chair.
  • Prepare for and conduct monthly Team meetings with assigned Instructor Pilots.
  • Review and adjust as needed the daily instructor schedule.
  • Ensure maximum utilization of instructor, aircraft, and flight training device resources.
  • Ensure assigned students are scheduled to meet their required activities.
  • Verify student eligibility at the beginning of each assigned ground school section.
  • Meet with Students/Family regarding training progress.
  • Participate in New Hire instructor hiring process as requested by Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Conduct stage checks and end-of-course tests as assigned.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor.
ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate and a Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane privileges.
  • Must hold at least a 2nd class medical certificate.
  • Meet the minimum requirements for Assistant Chief under 14 CFR part 141. (Preferred)
Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications

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