Basic Functions & Responsibilities
This position provides instructional aide support to the delivery of flight instruction for the Flight Department, as well as assisting with the functional leadership of a team of CFIs and student group.
Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions
Essential Job FunctionsProvide CFI services in accordance with FAA syllabi and standardsLead scheduling committee to assist in coordinating the effective use of resources for team of flight instructors and student group. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate records as required by FAA, maintain a positive environment for students with emphasis on safety, professionalism, and equipment securityEffectively coach and mentor team of CFIs so as to ensure student success. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, and scheduling as a cooperative and professional team playerMentor students as a positive role model in the achievement of their learning and career goalsParticipate in professional development activities which provide for continually updated knowledge and skillsAssist student solo flight activities. Maintain all appropriate training recordsUsing FVTC airplanes/simulators as required, continuously meet the recent flight experience requirements of FAR 61.57 (c), 9d), and (e), for single and multi-engine land planes, and maintain documentation required by FAR 61.51Maintain full compliance with all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and College/Program policies and procedures.In accordance with FAR 141 and as assigned, perform duties as Check Instructor.Other duties as assigned
Secondary Job FunctionsAssist with student recruitment, including transfer student planning, and support public relations efforts.Assist with academic issues and administrative counseling for student success.Assist with updates of charts/data/etc.Assist with coordination of aircraft maintenance.Perform Duty Pilot functions (aircraft fueling, hangaring, building security, etc.)Stock and clean aircraft.
Qualifications, Training and ExperienceAssociate Degree or Technical Diploma in Aeronautics or related field is required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, AND Three years of recent, related work experience, OR An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience. CFI-ASEL, CFI-AMEL, and CFI-IA is required.Ability to maintain a Class I or II medical certificate, a current Flight Review (FAR 61.56), and a current CFI certificate (FAR 61.197).Ability to assist in training first time CFI applicants in accordance with FAR 61.195.Time in a C172 and/or BE-76 is preferred.
Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal CharacteristicsDemonstrate ethical conduct in all aspects of the work environment.Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to maintain an excellent working relationship with internal and external customers.Excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as good listening skills.Ability to identify needed action without continual direction.Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure.Neatness in work and appearance.Demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity, initiative and integrity with a professional image contributing to the success of the college.Work effectively in a team environment.Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.Accept responsibility for professional growth.Dependable, punctual, and commitment to following through on tasks.Flexibility in work schedule is required. Willingness to work a non-standard schedule as required to take advantage of appropriate flying conditions.Ability to maintain a professional level of personal aeronautical proficiency and knowledge.Ability to cooperate and assist staff members in other disciplines within an all-encompassing aviation education environment.
Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)
403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Campus Care Clinic, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance, Voluntary Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)