Position Summary: The Certified Flight Instructor is responsible for flight and ground instruction in various courses ranging from Private Pilot through Certified Flight Instructor. Full time aviation faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality instruction for a diverse student population and performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college and the Aviation Department.
Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:
Teaches assigned Professional Flight related courses and associated labs in accordance with the college’s workload policy; maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner
Develops new courses, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, laboratories and course procedure sheets for Professional Flight courses; assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs
Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful Professional Flight Instruction program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality
Participates in Professional Flight Instruction course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; serves on college committees as assigned
Performs other related duties as assigned
Education and Experience Requirements: Current certified Flight Instructor Current FAA 1st or 2nd Class Medical Current certified Instrument Flight Instructor Three years’ flight instruction experience Prior experience in commercial airplane single engine land and instrument rating Preference may be given to individuals with an Associates’ degree in a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Professional Flight program Knowledge of curriculum and program development Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public
Work Environment: Work is primarily performed under general supervision in a typical classroom, laboratory, hangar, and cockpit or airport runway setting with varied climate conditions. Work includes exposure to mechanical, chemical and hazards associated with aircraft operation and flight.
Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, fine and large motor skills, ability to communicate. Work requires travel and may include working evenings and weekends.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body; involves sitting majority of time; walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met
Mental Application: Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem solving skills are important
Reports to: Chief Flight Instructor
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Minimum rate is Associates prepared. Maximum rate in Doctorate prepared. An $8,000 impact stipend in addition to rate of pay is provided.
Internal Number: 1900137
About Cochise College
The Cochise College aviation program is well-respected and widely recognized throughout the industry. In more than 40 years of aviation training, it has placed graduates with all the major commercial airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs, air freight services and corporate aviation companies. Aviation programs are certified by the FAA and the FCC. In addition, Cochise College offers a wide variety of associate degrees and transfer programs, as well as technical and vocational training.
Located in scenic southeastern Arizona, our residents enjoy some of the best year round weather in the nation. This great weather enables us to fly most days of the year! With two campuses, three centers and a virtual campus we serve an average of 5,000 students each semester. Cochise College was recently ranked the third best community college in the nation, for the second year in a row, by Huffington Post and received Arizona’s first Career Preparedness Award. Cochise College offers a comprehensive benefits package to include membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, employer paid health insurance and more!