Flying Club Director

Job Title

Flying Club Director

Job Description

Who we are:

We are aviators and aviation enthusiasts looking to share our joy of exploration and adventure through backcountry flying in the Ozarks. Our goal is to expand the aviation community by making flying accessible. We aim to introduce members to new experiences.

What you will do:

OZ1 is looking for a Director to commence duties during the creation process of the club and continue to oversee all daily operations of the social flying club. This person will ensure the efficient and safe operation of all flying club aspects while upholding an excellent standard of customer service. The Director will report to the trustees and board.

Duties to include:

• Organization and execution of documentation to adhere to 501c7 status (social club)
• Conduct board and committee meetings as required to adhere to 501c7 status
• Management of all insurance needed for aircraft or other club activities
• Oversee aircraft selection and purchase process in conjunction with board of directors or assigned committee
• Manage all financial aspects of the club including setting of usage rates, collecting dues and providing records to accountant
• Manage daily operations including airplane scheduling and maintenance
• Build marketing plan for member recruitment and community outreach to promote general aviation
• Establish and maintain relationships or partnerships other flying clubs and professional organizations
• Ensure club members are appropriately rated and current for aircraft rental
• Supervise a support team to be determined at the recommendation of the Director
• Manage access to club lounge, club events and all other club benefits.
• Supervise and revise member vetting process and coordinate with vetting committee
• Oversee execution of club event calendar including member training, safety seminars, charity flights and celebrations

Who we are looking for:

Characteristics to support your success:

• Build effective relationship and networks to achieve results
• Manage projects from conception to execution
• Insight to know which stakeholders to incorporate into different projects at different times
• Understand the nuances of executive-level interactions
• Incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders while moving projects forward
• A problem solver who is outcome oriented
• Expert at juggling multiple tasks and priorities based on the impact on overall goals
• An ambassador with the ability to give and receive feedback graciously
• Superior communicator who treats everyone with respect
• Intellectual agility with the ability to analyze and think critically
• Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity
• Effective team member who is also able to act independently and deliver with limited guidance.

Preferred Skills:

• Instrument rated pilot (single engine land)
• FAA Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument (CFII) **example
• CFI able to perform club check outs and BFR for club members
• Hospitality Industry and Customer Service experience
• Knowledge of the FLY OZ airstrips and local area
• Familiar with the KVBT community
• Passionate about aviation

Basic Qualifications

• Rated Pilot
• Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in Aviation, Management or related field
• Supervisory skills including hiring, performance management, training and development
• Business Development and Financial Management
• Marketing and Brand Management
• Strong knowledge of aircraft and airport operations including scheduling software

OZ1 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.