AERO/FTOP - Lead Instructor/Flight Manager

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Dec 17, 2020
Job Type


The Lead Instructor/Flight manager will provide leadership to a group of flight instructors and their assigned students. They will also conduct advanced flight training and stage checks.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead Manager/Flight Instructor; Management
    • Maintain AIMS Pilot Manager duties and responsibilities.
    • Counsels students and CFIs to improve performance.
    • Mentor students and CFIs to improve performance.
    • Monitor and maintain CFI compliance with appropriate FARs and Safety Policies and Procedures.
    • Assist with CFI hiring and new hire training.
    • Suggest changes for the improvement of any aspect to UND Flight Operations.
    • Assist in the performance of other duties as assigned by the Asst. Chief or Chief Flight Instructor.
    • Conduct student review boards.
    • Conduct observations of CFIs conducting training.
  • Operations Liaison
    • Ensure assigned CFIs and students are aware of organizational goals and objectives.
    • Participates as a “Manager on Duty”.
    • Promotes and participates in the Safety Management System (SMS) culture.
    • Communicates with other UND Departments as appropriate.
    • Assist in the performance of other duties as assigned by the Asst. Chief or Chief Flight Instructor.
  • Flight training and stage checks
    • 550 hours of student contact time.
    • Conduct advanced stage checks.
  • Safety
    • Promotes and participates in the Safety Management System (SMS) culture.
    • Accident, incident, occurrence reviews.
    • SRA involvement.
    • Participation in various committees; ERT, Safety Council, SMS, ATC.
    • Assist the Dir of Aviation Safety with any request, concern or project.

Required Competencies

  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to make sound training and safety decisions

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree of equivalent flight experience
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of FAR’s and Part 141 Pilot School Operations
  • Class III Medical Rating
  • CFI – Airplane and Instrument Instructor Rating
  • Commercial pilot certificate with Instrument Rating
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-engine instructor rating

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$44,000 Annually/Exempt

Work Schedule/Start Date



Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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