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Chief Flight Instructor

Apply now Department: 3670085547 Salina Dept of Aviation
Job no: 510939
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Salina, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management, Aviation / UAT / UAS
Pay Grade: 11B

About This Role:

K-State Salina's Aerospace & Technology Campus seeks an inspirational and dynamic leader to serve as the institution’s next Chief Flight Instructor for its FAA part 141 flight school. 

A passion for aviation and developing its next generation of leaders is essential for this position.  This position provides mentorship and oversight of approximately 30 part-time and full-time flight instructors and ensures alignment between ground school instruction and associated flight labs.  The Chief Flight Instructor provides oversight of daily flight operations and represents the program’s interests on university-level workgroups and committees. While regular flight instruction is not a requirement for this position, applicants desiring to flight instruct will have the opportunity to assist with stage checks, instructor mentoring, and other similar flight duties as time allows.

Why Join Us:

K-State Salina's Aerospace & Technology Campus has an award-winning professional pilot program and has more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the nation. We have a premium fleet of 35 aircraft and flight training devices with a large, active regional airport only steps away from the classroom.

Students train for certifications/ratings ranging from solo through commercial on a diverse selection of aircraft starting with Cessna 172s before moving on to more complex aircraft including Barons. Since the program is FAR 141 approved, students are allowed to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight hour requirement of 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

Within the program’s longstanding history at the university, Kansas State Polytechnic has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships with companies like Flight Safety International, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Piedmont, and Republic Airlines. These highly valued relationships ensure a level of comfort for the companies with our students, encouraging them to continue to seek out Kansas State Polytechnic professional pilots for internships and careers.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience supervising and mentoring others
  • Must meet CFR Part 141.35 requirements for Chief Flight Instructor designation
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • 10+ years’ experience supervising and mentoring others
  • Experience leading a diverse multi-member team
  • Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)
  • Type Rating/s
  • Gold Seal
  • Experience as Ground School Instructor
  • Willingness to work towards FAA eligibility requirements for Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current resume with licenses/certifications listed
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, please apply by July 6, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$73,150 - $110,000, negotiable based on experience and education.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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