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Aviation Team Leader

Company: Parkland College
Location: Champaign
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Job Description:

Aviation Team Leader

Application Close Date: December 2, 2019

The Aviation Team Leader is responsible for the delegated supervision of non-tenured flight trainers. Upon becoming Assistant Chief Instructor qualified, the Team Leader will work directly with the Chief Pilot/Director to supervise the flight instructors and their students and maintain standardization in training. The Team Leader will teach flight and/or ground classes, act as a check pilot for flight courses, and undertake other duties as assigned. This position is intended for career aviation educators and not for flight trainers planning on commercial aviation careers.

Essential Job Functions:


  • Provide individual flight instruction to students enrolled in Aviation Flight courses, including preflight/post flight briefings and maintaining the training records of assigned students.
  • Teach aeronautical and aircraft systems classes leading to FAA Pilot certificates and ratings.
  • Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course; prepare a course syllabus for each course taught and distribute it at the beginning of each term.
  • Perform professional duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the college.
  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy, objectives, and established course outlines of the college.
  • Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course; prepares a course syllabus for each course and distributes it early in each term.
  • Available for student advising/mentoring.
  • Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation; provide assistance to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records of students; submit required reports on student progress according to published deadlines.
  • Work toward and achieve FAA approval as Assistant Chief and take on duties including:


    • Oversee the flight program in the Chief Pilot's absence.
    • Manage the non-tenured trainers and their students.
    • Perform check ride duties as needed.
    • Perform flight reviews, instrument competency checks, and oral exam review sessions.
    • As needed, serve as faculty advisor for student organizations relating to aviation.
    • Participate in departmental governance, including curriculum development, instructional materials selection, and academic assessment.
    • Participate in college-wide shared governance, including Parkland College Association (PCA) Senate, its committees, administrative committees, and accreditation committees.
    • Participate in student recruitment and retention efforts.
    • Participate in professional development activities related to discipline knowledge and/or teaching skills.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Institute of Aviation Director/Chief Pilot.

      Minimum Requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree
      • Hold a current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating and FAA Certified Flight Instructor-Airplane Certificate.
      • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with Instrument Rating (CFII) or obtain CFII during 1st year of employment.
      • Hold a 2nd class FAA medical certificate.
      • Maintain all professional credentials required for this position.
      • Two years of experience as an active

        certified flight instructor and two years or more of post-secondary higher

        education

        experience; or five years of professional work experience in aviation industry.
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule that occasionally includes evening and weekend assignments.
      • Ability to learn the Parkland information system and new programs as technology changes.
      • Perform other duties as assigned by Institute of Aviation Director/Chief Pilot.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Master's degree.
        • Hold a current FAA Flight Instructor Certificate with instrument and multiengine rating.
        • Part 141 pilot school experience within a college/university flight program.
        • Four years of experience as an educator in a post-secondary institution or a collegiate Part 141 pilot school.
        • Supervisory experience in the area of pilot training or three years total supervisory experience in other technical fields.

Keywords: Parkland College, Champaign , Aviation Team Leader, Hospitality & Tourism , Champaign, Illinois

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