Lead Instructor/Flight Manager

Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$44,000 plus/year
Mar 18, 2019
Job Type
Full Time

Hiring Department:  UND Aerospace - Flight Operations

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $44,000+/year, fulltime, benefitted, exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage, basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long term care insurance, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.  

We are currently recruiting for 2 vacant positions.
To be considered for this position, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.


Position Details:    A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

  • Lead, supervise, and manage a group of flight instructors and their assigned students.  Evaluate the performance of those flight instructors.
  • Assist the Chief Flight Instructor in safely conducting the FAA approved flight training programs of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.  
  • Conduct student flight instruction and stage checks in the various aircraft utilized by UND Flight Operations.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Instructor.  Will supervise Flight Operations during scheduled times as a Manager on Duty (MOD).  
  • Will fly approximately 550 contact hours.  

Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound training and safety decisions.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree or equivalent flight experience.
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating.
  • Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane with Instrument Rating.
  • Class III Medical.
  • Excellent experience with  FAR's and Part 141 Pilot School operations.
  • 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
  • Instrument Instructor Rating

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EEO/AA for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: 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
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application. 
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery Statement
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