Responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight for multiple projects and activities within AOPA’s high school initiative. S/he is responsible for assisting with communications to teachers and administrators, assisting with professional development and planning and coordinating resources and assistance through volunteer committees.
Assist with the development and execution of the core focuses of the high school program AOPA High School Aviation Symposium Planning, scheduling, and providing teacher professional development Recruiting and assisting high schools to implement AOPA aviation STEM curriculum Aviation STEM curriculum development Assist with communications to stakeholders to include newsletter, email updates, website content Develop and maintain online aviation teacher community Create promotional resources to assist with program implementation in high schools across the country Routinely collect and analyze metrics and data that point directly to AOPA’s impact through the high school initiative. Manage the high school flight training scholarship program
Experience/Requirements Seven+ years of experience in formal education, youth program management, or aviation management. Flight instruction experience highly desired. Bachelor’s degree required. Pilot certificate highly desirable. Experience with high school STEM programs preferred. Ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse stake-holders, including administrators, teachers, staff members, and community partners. Proven track record of executing creative approaches and innovative strategies to promote ideas and advance programs/concepts. Experience leading and managing multiple priorities and projects in a fast paced and dynamic working environment Experience providing professional development or instruction. Strong project and time management skills Public speaking experience desired, along with required excellent written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to travel a few times per year
About Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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 motivations 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 stre...ngth 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.