The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is seeking a visionary, charismatic, influential and proven leader to serve as its President/CEO. The CEO will build on AMAC’s strong foundation, and drive a new era of transformation and growth to become a new voice for women and minorities across the U.S. in airports of the future. The Board of Directors seeks a dynamic, analytical, leader with a passion to create meaningful change and representation of minorities and women in the rapidly changing Aviation and Aerospace Industries. Top candidates will have diverse experience in Association Leadership, federal and local advocacy, finance, strategic planning, fundraising, and program planning and development efforts.
Please send your resume and cover letter to email below. Cover letter should state why you are:
1.) Interested in this position
2.) Believe you are the best candidate.
*Please limit to three (3) pages.
Application Deadline: 11:59PM EDT 11/9/2019.
Education, Qualifications & Experience
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to express vision, with an influential stature, gravitas and diplomacy in dealing with elected officials, airport leadership, other external audiences, the AMAC Board and AMAC members;
A solid understanding of the principles, practices and philosophies of the aviation industry, airport management and business administration;
Vision for and commitment to inclusivity and a passion for serving the mission and members;
Strong connections within the Government and a thorough understanding and grasp of federal regulations covering airport construction and concession programs;
Strong background and at least seven (7) years’ experience in senior level management or leadership of association, Aviation or non-profit organization management;
Highly responsible, senior-level experience in fundraising, lobbying, finance, budgeting, and program development;
Strong organizational and management skills and familiarity with the dynamics of non-profit organization management;
Accomplished communication skills, both orally and in writing, with the ability to build broad media and external campaigns; and sustain effective relationships with all stakeholders;
Sound budget development and strategic management skills, coupled with strong tactical and day-to-day execution skills;
Experience in the supervision and management of professional employees;
Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree in public policy, public affairs, public administration, business administration or related field.
Master’s degree in business or public management or administration;
Willingness to be located in Washington, DC area.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
The salary for this position, dependent on the qualifications of the right candidate, is in the range of $200,000 with potential for a performance-based bonus. Relocation benefits will be considered.
PTO: 4 weeks
Dental: Employer Paid (100%) – Employee Only
Short-Term Disability: Employer Paid – Employee Only
HSA: $750 every 6 months for 1st year only
Vision: Employer Paid (100%) - Employee Only
Simple Retirement Account: 3% Match
Holidays: 10 days
Life Insurance: Employer Paid -(100%) up to $50k
Training & Development Program: $1,500 annually
Medical: Employer Paid (100%) – Employee Only
Long-Term Disability: Employer Paid – Employee Only
Wellness Program: Part of CareFirst Health Insurance
Travel Allowance: $100 per month for parking OR Metrorail
Continuing Education: Up to $1,500.00 annually
About Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
In 1983, nine forward-thinking individuals saw both the need and an opportunity to evaluate how the US Depart of Transportation’s 1980 airport Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program was being implemented by airport operators nationwide. Given the combination of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement and industry-wide interest in complying with the MBE Program, this group envisioned the enormous possibilities for minorities and women to participate in airport business opportunities.
Then Director of FAA Civil Rights (subsequently FAA Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights), Leon Watkins, fully supported these efforts. Richard Judy, then Director of Aviation at Miami International Airport, hosted the inaugural Seminar to begin a national dialogue on how to achieve enhanced opportunities and success for women and minority businesses. This was AMAC’s foundational vision.
It continued the next year, with the FAA Central Region hosting the second Minority Business Seminar on June 6–7, 1985, in Kansas City, Missouri. The third annual Seminar, accompanied by a name change to Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Conference, was hosted by Orlando I...nternational Airport May 31 – June 2, 1987. Awareness of the Conference was gaining momentum and general enthusiasm, drawing 175 attendees. That year’s focus was tailored around pending airport grant legislation (later approved by Congress) requiring 10% DBE participation goal on all federally-assisted airport contracts administered by the FAA.
The FAA and Los Angeles International Airport co-hosted the next Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Conference from May 15 – 17, 1988, in Torrance, California. Concurrent with this Conference, a handful of individuals who were deeply concerned about the economic disparities and barriers preventing minorities and women from fair competition for airport business and jobs founded the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). Once again Leon Watkins took the lead and authorized the FAA to jointly host the 1989 Minority Business Enterprise Compliance Conference with AMAC.
Today AMAC continues to lead the industry in support of minority and women representation in contracts and employment within the airport/aviation industry. With its airport partners, AMAC co-hosts a variety of conferences and forums nationwide with the goal of educating its members and partners about its causes. And AMAC is in a new stage of growth. The annual conference continues to thrive and grow, and AMAC is looking for other ways to engage the industry, inspire leaders, and develop the resources necessary for the future of aviation.
THE AMAC FOUNDATION
The AMAC Foundation works alongside AMAC and is dedicated to advancing minorities and women pursuing careers in the aviation industry. The Foundation develops educational programs, scholarship and mentorship opportunities, and shares information to support aviation and airport industry professionals from college students beginning their careers to seasoned professionals.
Since its establishment in 1997, the AMAC Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students around the country pursuing a broad range of careers in airports, airlines, the federal government and the private sector.
THE AMAC Political Action Committee (PAC)
The AMAC PAC complements AMAC’s direct advocacy and educational initiatives with Members of Congress in support of equity in airport contracting and employment. The purposes of the PAC are to support selected candidates either through endorsement, contributions or both and to support selected ballot initiatives either through endorsement, contributions or both that are consistent with the advancement of the goals and mission of AMAC.