Utah State University

Assistant Flight Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/8/2024 12:48 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation Technology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Incumbents in the Assistant Flight Manager - rotorcraft position provide flight and ground instruction in accordance with FAA Regulations. Incumbents teach through classroom, simulator, and live flight instruction. This position will also provide support to the Chief Flight Instructor for the Professional Pilot – Rotorcraft program.


  • The Assistant Flight Manager reports to the Department Head and/or a Chief Flight Instructor.  This classification may supervise certified flight instructors, and adjunct instructors for course implementation.
  • Provides FAA Part 61/141 ground schools and coordinates ground training for FAA flight certificates for the rotorcraft emphasis.
  • Serves as safety officer for the rotor wing program.
  • Coordinates schedule to provide flight training for rotorcraft students.Recruits, supervises, and trains certified flight instructors/adjunct instructors for flight operations course implementation.
  • Ability to perform FAA Airman Certification Standards evaluations.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Chief and airport training (chief instructors) coordinators to ensure a consistent and coordinated program for all aviation students.
  • Provide course instruction for Aviation Technology students.
  • Coordinates an annual Assessment Program to ensure all requirements are completed.
  • Develops, constructs, and coordinates curricular changes for university approval.
  • Holds office hours to ensure students have an avenue for their concerns and counseling needs.
  • Coordinates with University, College, and Department administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the University Veterans Affairs Office and others representing the program to present progress and update reports.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with three years' aviation industry experience
  • Commercial Certificate with Instrument Rating or Military equivalent
  • Aviation teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum subjects
  • Excellent computer skills, including the use of a Learning Management System (USU utilizes Canvas).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related aviation field with three years' industry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related aviation field with fifteen years industry experience
  • Certified Flight Instructor and CFII Certificates or military equivalent
  • Post-secondary teaching experience as a primary instructor
  • Airline Transport Pilot License or Military equivalent
  • Advanced Ground Instructor/Instrument Ground Instructor
  • Regional or National Airline Captain experience
  • Airport Management, FAA Dispatch Certification, or related experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of flight instruction instrumentation and equipment.
  • Knowledge of instructor certification.
  • Ability to Supervise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to instruct students and tutor as necessary.
  • Ability to operate computers and associated flight software.
  • Ability to think analytically.
  • Ability to perform under stressful situations.
  • Ability to reason logically and methodically.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Copies of FAA/Military Equivalent Certifications tto be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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