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Manager, Aviation Program Development

Manager, Aviation Program Development

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Location: Flight Training Academy (DFW-SV03)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 63057 



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 leader in the growing Aviation Recruiting team within the People Division. This organization is responsible for hiring the airline’s core aviation roles (ex. pilots) and establishing world-class aviation programs that expose youth to the possibilities of these career paths. This position will be directly responsible for leading and evolving the business relationships supporting our flight recruitment and training programs, designed to develop and support individuals on the journey to become a pilot. This position also supports the broader recruitment team with a range of activities to attract the best talent to the company.


What you'll do


  • Ensures American Airline’s success in increasing the pilot supply pool, diversity within that pool, and directing those pilots to American Airlines Group (AAG)
  • Manages established business relationships to support overall program health and success while developing strategies to accelerate growth and improvement to participant experience 
  • Coordinate program partners and key American Airlines stakeholders in all contractual matters, including business inputs, drafting agreements, and compliance 
  • Creates and implements processes to measure program partnership ROI
  • Develops and advances long term relationships with external partners supporting pilot recruitment programs such as flight schools, universities, and financial institutions
  • Sources new employment opportunities for nascent pilots throughout their journey to become an airlines pilot
  • Acts as a visionary - a problem solver - crafting solutions by collaboration with team members to enhance the success of program participants and pilot throughput
  • Ensures AA funds and investments are properly used and allocated
  • Remains in creation mode of the “new” while simultaneously assessing the complexities of the “existing”
  • Works closely with Legal, Corporate Communications, and all relevant American stakeholders to ensure compliance and brand integrity is maintained consistently among program partnerships


All you'll need for success


Minimum Qualifications - Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business development field or 5 years of equivalent years of aviation-industry experience in a leadership role
  • Knowledge and understanding of the aviation training industry and demand for critical aviation roles
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Exceptional presentation skills to all levels of leadership


Preferred Qualifications - Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Leadership and project management experience
  • Flight school management or flight instruction experience
  • FAA Pilot Certificate


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Skills and ability to manage a large database of applicants, assess online applications, schedule, oversee, and conduct interviews
  • Ability to track and report data, as well as communicate effectively with program participants and partners
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information


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: 63057 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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