The Executive Director for Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) is accountable to and executes the policies established by the Airport Authority Board; including all strategic, financial, marketing and operational goals and strategies. The position's responsibilities include developing and implementing systems and processes that will facilitate the Board of Commissioners in their decision-making process; monitoring and executing all financial activities for the successful operation of the Airport; development and execution of short-and long-range airport business plans; and ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Airport and all related activities.
The successful candidate will have a four-year degree from an accredited college in business, finance or aviation management and will have a minimum of five years of progressive management responsibilities and experience. A combination of education and experience could waive any specific requirements.
Posting closes September 10, 2017.
The position’s essential responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing systems and processes that will facilitate the Board of Commissioners in their decision-making process and keep the Board informed of all pertinent Airport Authority issues and activities.
Developing and implementing systems and processes that will facilitate the creation of a positive business environment for tenants.
Monitoring and executing all financial activities for the successful operation of the Airport.
Development and execution of short- and long-range Airport business plans.
Ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Airport and all related activities.
Ensuring the recruitment, hiring and development of all personnel, both direct reports and indirect reports, throughout the organization to assure a steady flow of skills, talent and promotional opportunities in the execution of the Airport’s business plan.
Maintaining a positive public image of the Airport.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong financial and accounting understanding, superior written and verbal communication skills, have at least five years’ experience supervising and managing senior management personnel in a similar size organization, strong leadership experience, and the ability to develop positive working relationships with community leaders, board commissioners, agency representatives, tenants, employees and other stakeholders.
Additional Salary Information: The salary is $160,000 with an excellent benefit package.
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) has served Grand Junction, CO and the Grand Valley since 1930. GJT is an important transportation and business hub for Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. Grand Junction, CO is located approximately half-way between Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO on the Colorado/Utah border.