Director, Flight and IOC Recruiting

Director, Flight and IOC Recruiting

Date:  May 26, 2023

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 67492 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

This role is a critical member of the growing Aviation Recruiting team within the People Division. This organization is responsible for hiring the airline’s core aviation roles and establishing world-class aviation programs that expose youth to the possibilities of these career paths. The position will be a member of the Aviation Recruiting Leadership team and will inform & lead aspects of the strategy and execution of team goals and deliverables to attract the best talent to the company.

What you'll do

As noted above, this list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced.  Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.

  • Create and execute a vision for future recruiting strategies, assessing current industry dynamics, to ensure the Flight & IOC operations teams are staffed appropriately to achieve reliability and profitability for American Airlines.
  • Lead a team of recruiters and deliver operational talent needs through others, guiding and developing future HR talent
  • Elevate the candidate experience throughout the recruiting lifecycle driving a higher yield through the pipeline.
  • Tell compelling stories with data by establishing and maintaining metrics of overall staffing performance, including success criteria, assessment and metrics that demonstrate ROI including time to fill, cost per hire, diversity, retention, etc. 
  • Partner closely with senior leaders across various workgroups, including Flight Ops, dispatchers, additional technical roles, etc. communicating health of their hiring goals and influencing future talent needs
  • Manage and maintain strong partnerships with RPO providers and other vendors, focusing on continuous improvement and driving performance accountability
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with People Analytics team to proactively understand specific role needs and provide direction and consultation to senior leaders on emerging staffing trends and workforce analytics to ultimately deliver top talent, both for unionized frontline and MSS.
  • Leverage current and explore new recruiting technology, vendors and tools required to lead a complex, talent acquisition function.
  • Steward the team’s operational budget, identifying opportunities for efficiencies where appropriate

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent training/experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of aviation related experience 
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous recruiting experience

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 5+ years of pilot recruiting experience, with relevant understanding of the profession
  • Knowledge and proven application of recruiting tools and strategies (ex. LinkedIn sourcing)
  • Ability to track and report pipeline data of prospective candidates throughout the entire recruiting lifecycle
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and exceptional judgment
  • Customer service focused professional with excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills, with proven ability to work effectively in a variety of situations
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity and ability to demonstrate flexibility and judgement under pressure
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tableau

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • N/A

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 67492 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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