This position plans, oversees, manages and directs all activities of the Authority's airport system which consists of an international airport facility and two general aviation airports.
Working with the Deputy Director and various division directors to manage and direct the financial, land, business, security, construction and related functions of the airport system. Oversee all financial affairs of the Authority ensuring that revenue is maximized, balanced and reported; direct grant and bond funding requirements, oversee multiple budget preparation and administration. Promote the Authority's airport system to a wide variety of audiences, in addition to representing the Authority in local, state and national forums. Monitor and interpret changes in laws and regulations related to aviation activities and functions; evaluate their impact on Authority activities and develop/implement changes as required. Oversee the design, development and maintenance of Airport facilities and land acquisition.
Undergraduate degree in airport management, business administration, or related field is required; a graduate degree is preferred.
A minimum of five years related experience in a senior management position at a commercial aviation airport and a minimum of three years at the number one or two position is also required.
A.A.E accreditation preferred.
Principles and practices of airport development, service delivery and maintenance in a complex, multiple sites and rapidly growing urban setting; land use, physical design, demographic, environmental and socioeconomic concepts as applied to airport planning and operations processes; administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision; principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment; applicable laws, codes and regulations; techniques for representing the airport and the county in meetings and negotiations with a wide variety of individuals and groups; techniques for making effective public presentations.
Planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive multiple site aviation facility; administering programs and staff through subordinate supervision; training others in policies and procedures related to the work and providing for their professional development; developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards; developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner; interpreting, applying and explaining complex federal, state and local laws related to the areas of responsibility; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines; using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Visionary – Ability to think differently and without usual constraints; Creatively develops and demonstrates a clear, vivid picture of targets, and how to achieve and measure success; Translates vision into concrete actions and results.
Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities.
Adaptability – Constantly aware of, and effectively responds to, current external and internal conditions; Adapts strategy to changing conditions; Effectively communicates, builds commitment for, and overcomes resistance to, change.
Motivates Others – Displays passion and optimism; Inspires excellence; Builds morale and motivates people towards achieving goals and objectives.
Delegation – Appropriately delegates work assignments for effective use of his or her team; Does not micromanage.
Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self available to staff; Regularly provides constructive performance feedback.
Self-Confidence – Projects confidence, with humility, in one’s own decisions.
Trustworthiness – Steadfastly aligns actions with the Authority’s core values; Displays unwavering honesty; Gains trust and respect of others; Maintains confidentiality.
Collaboration - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views and values different perspectives; Builds positive team spirit by putting success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Gives and welcomes feedback; Knows when to give and take credit.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations to a wide array of audiences; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to anticipated, as well as, impromptu inquiries.
Judgment – Defines issues, collects and verifies all relevant information; Uses sound judgment to make decisions; Willingly makes difficult decisions, when necessary; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Reacts well under pressure; Uses reason when handling emotional topics.
Quality – Strives for excellence in all areas of responsibility; Manages performance, including rewarding excellence and fairly addressing under-performance.
Safety and Security – Understands and observes safety and security mandates and procedures at all times.
Service oriented - Sets external and internal customer satisfaction as high priority; Recognizes an assortment of customers.
Employee and Stakeholder Respect:
Appreciation – Recognizes that all team members are of value to the organization.
Openness – Listens to new ideas and opinions, even if they do not conform to the usual way of thinking.
Embraces Differences - Recognizes, accepts and values unique qualities that distinguish individuals.
EEO Practices- Displays knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity practices and principles
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required. Master’s degree in Marketing or Business Administration preferred.
10+ years’ experience in previous leadership positions such as VP, Senior Manager or Director
Physical Requirements and Exposures
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and be capable of commuting to and from various locations in order to visit work sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
As a customer-centric organization, we will operate our facilities safely and efficiently; grow and develop in an innovative, agile and competitive manner; and work closely with our stakeholders and partners to make our region the community of choice for business and residents. Our Vision is to be the best regional airport system in North America. Help us fulfill our mission and vision, and be a part of our growing team! www.flylvia.com/stay connected/employment