Chief Instructor, Aviation Training Center

May 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: The BSU Aviation Training Center is located at the New Bedford Regional Airport, New Bedford, MA. BSU Aviation offers rigorous academics and excellent in-flight training in every kind of airspace.

Position Summary: Chief Instructor (This is a Full-time, 12-month position which falls within the APA Union) General Statement of Duties: The Chief Instructor provides direct supervision of BSU Aviation flight and ground training instructional delivery. Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Operations. Supervision Exercised: Staff Assistants, Ground and Flight Instructor staff.

Essential Duties: Core Duties: -Ensure the safety and effective delivery of daily ground and flight training operations. -Supervise FAA Part 141 and 61 ground and flight training course development and execution to meet university and Aviation Science department goals and objectives. -Supervise regulatory compliance of all administrative operations with applicable university, local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including currency of BSU Aviation's FAA Part 141 Air Agency Certificate. -Serve as primary liaison with -BSU Aviation's FAA Principal Operations Inspector -BSU Aviation's FAA Maintenance Inspector -National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) -Transportation Security Administration (TSA) -Designated Pilot Examiner(s) -Work cooperatively with Aviation Science Department Chair to -recruit, select and train appropriate faculty. -ensure proper student enrollment, progress, and completion of ground and flight training courses -Conduct on-site flight and ground evaluations with students and staff, as appropriate. -Recruit, hire, train and supervise Ground and Flight Instructor staff. -Provide professional development opportunities for Ground and Flight Instructor staff. -Supervise development and execution of BSU Aviation in-house ground and flight training publications. -Promote and participate in industry safety and education efforts (e.g. FAASTeam membership) -Advise the Director of Operations regarding: -Personnel, equipment, facility, airport and information technology needs -Personnel and equipment resource utilization -Student performance metrics in ground and flight training courses -Staff and student training initiatives and outcomes -Airport and operational area issues -Serve as an adviser for the university Flight Team. -Conduct appropriate annual professional development activity. -Performs other duties as necessary to achieve program goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree -Meet FAA 14 CFR Part 141.35 Chief Instructor Qualifications -Evidence of strong administrative, communication, and marketing skills with effective understanding of aviation student needs. -Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information; excellent organizational and time management skills with a high level of accuracy and keen attention to detail. -Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the ability to deal tactfully with others and maintain professional working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: -Working knowledge of Microsoft Office -Working knowledge of Banner systems -Knowledge of higher education principles, practices, and procedures.

Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds. Travel in small aircraft is a requirement of this position, including land and air. May also be exposed to such conditions as may be expected in an airport environment such as varying weather conditions, elevated noise levels.

Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Salary Range: $65,000 - 70,000

Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries. *posting updated 1/24/17

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