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Airport Development, Business Development
4 Year Degree
The senior director of flight training business resources is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership of the business resources segment of the Flight Training Network and other efforts under the You Can Fly brand as needed. The position provides strategic direction and action in support of the business operations of Flight Training Network members. The senior director of business support will provide daily oversite of vendors and contractors developing and delivering business-related training and support to the Flight Training Network. This position is located in Frederick, Md., and reports to the AOPA vice president of aviation program operations.
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Ten + years of industry experience in a business management field; aviation business experience strongly preferred.
Flight school operations or management experience, recent experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience in successful program management.
Experience developing and delivering training to business owners preferred.
Experience managing multiple priorities and projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment.
Experience identifying and prioritizing needs to provide back-office support to businesses.
Prior success in developing strong external and internal collaborative relationships.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including developing needs documents and RFPs.
Experience managing vendors, contractors, and full- and part-time employees.
Ability to think strategically and tactically to develop creative solutions that best meet the goals of the organization.
What does it mean to be an AOPA pilot? For many of us, it means taking the controls of an aircraft and living out a dream that humans have pursued throughout the ages. For some, it means an aspiration to learn to fly, and for still others it simply means an unbridled enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to share it with others.
We take to the skies for many reasons, and are driven by motivati...ons as varied as we are; while some of us fly to further business goals and stimulate the economy, others relish the exhilaration and the beauty that come with experiencing the world from a different perspective. While our community is remarkably diverse, there is one common idea that is shared by all AOPA pilots—a love of flight.
The AOPA team, operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas, exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that we call general aviation. Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies—it is our job to maintain the strength and vitality of the flying community.
Our mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.