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Specialist/Sr Specialist, Aviation Programs

Specialist/Sr Specialist, Aviation Programs

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Location: Flight Training Academy (DFW-SV03)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62154 



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 critical to 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 the evolving portfolio of flight 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


  • Collaborates with a team of individuals focused on the operational success of the American Airlines Cadet Academy and other burgeoning aviation recruitment programs designed to increase pilot supply and pilot diversity
  • Creatively engages prospective new pilots in discussions related to training and pilot employment opportunities through various media and presentations
  • Identifies new opportunities within the pilot supply market and develop niche AA involvement with organizations who produce qualified program candidates
  • Supports team in screening, tracking, and coordination of the applicant process
  • Designs and administers strategies to advance the success of flight training students
  • Assists in identifying and developing new employment opportunities to support program participants throughout the AAG career path.
  • Provides support to American’s three regional airlines’ pilot recruitment efforts, ensuring a clear pathway to these airlines for AA Cadet Academy pilots
  • Presents accurate, relevant, and timely program data to American Airlines leadership and program partners to drive effective decisions
  • Consistently brings new ideas forward to advance program improvement and sustainment


All you'll need for success


Minimum Qualifications - Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent years of civilian flight training experience
  • 3 years of recruiting experience
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Experience in the production and delivery of presentations to large audiences


Preferred Qualifications - Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Knowledge of pilot qualification requirements across all certificates and ratings
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in flight school environment


Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of the civilian flight training industry and airline pilot demand
  • 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: 62154 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Project Manager, Database, Supply, Aviation, Technology, Operations

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