Lead Flight Supervisor
Prescott, AZ 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring a Lead Flight Supervisor to support the Flight Department. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow's aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80F in the summer and 45F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

This position will be responsible for the daily management and support of the Company's fleet and the operation by managing the processes, training, personnel, and duties associated with the Flight Supervisor duty position. The Lead Flight Supervisor will report directly to the Chair, Flight Department and requires the individual to reside in Prescott, AZ or outlying areas. Additionally, after one year of experience, occupant will qualify as Airman Certification Representative(ACR). Assist in management functions of Flight Department as assigned by Chair. Position directly supervises 70-90 positionally qualified students and/or instructors.

Job Duties:

Manages all aspects of "Flight Supervisor" position in support of the CoA Flight Department.

  • Directs training for all flight supervisor and dispatch qualified individuals (instructors and students)
  • Ensures scheduling of flight supervisor positions

Manage and perform Flight Supervisor duties to maintain currency in current flight procedures and operations

  • Efficiently communicates and provides operations expertise to the Flight Chair, the Chief Instructor, and Director of Mx
  • Coordinating scheduled maintenance and the re-positioning of aircraft
  • Coordinating resources to achieve efficient operations at all time
  • Monitoring pilot qualifications and currencies to match the specific operation and regulatory requirements
  • Overseeing dispatch and the exchange of information between the pilot-in-command and the dispatcher for each flight
  • Coordinating aircraft diversions and recoveries
  • Oversee the distribution of revisions and other company materials/documentation
  • Initiate company emergency notification protocol
  • Ensure the safe and orderly process of flight operations
  • Provide advisory information regarding weather and operational considerations for in-flight decision-making, in accordance with the Embry Riddle Flight Operation Manual

Perform systemic analysis of topics related to Flight Department and/or CoA as required.

Mentor, coach, and hire students for dispatch operations, with a concentration in streamlining the efficacy in safe operations, as well as, building the next generation of flight supervisors in fair and accepted practices.

Oversee the company shuttle service and ensure it is meeting the required movement of the students to and from campus.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans - PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights


Bachelor's degree. Area of study: Aviation or related field.

Minimum of three to five years of work related experience.

Required licenses, certificates, and /or security clearances:

FAA Certified Flight Instructor; Capable of Flight Supervisor duties; Maintain FAA certification as Designated Pilot Examiner-Administrative (ACR for ERAU).

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systems and technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-user applications.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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