Organization: National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)
Position: Executive Director
Reports To: Board of Directors
Are you a strategic, creative aviation leader with a passion for LGBTQ+ advocacy?
Come join the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA),the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer aviation professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. They are seeking an Executive Director to serve as a representative of NGPA and lead the strategic direction of the organization.
This is an excellent opportunity for an aviation leader looking for the next step in their career!
Generous benefits package
Opportunity to be a part of a close community & connect with aviation lovers of different backgrounds
As the Executive Director, you will play a critical role in reflecting the values of NGPA's membership and delivering on NGPA's strategic mandate. You will serve as the primary public-facing representative of NGPA and its constituents and will guide a fiscally responsible operation.
Qualified candidates offer:
Bachelor’s degree in an aviation or management-related field; undergraduate degree combined with an alternate technical qualification in an aviation-related profession is also acceptable
2 years of senior leadership experience in the private or public sector, or membership on a Board of Directors in the nonprofit sector
Private Pilot License or other FAA-issued certificate (either past or current); a minimum of three cumulative years of experience working in a technical/operational role in the commercial or military aviation sector will serve as an adequate substitute for the technical requirement
Knowledge of the operational functions, leadership structures, and regulatory responsibilities of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Proficiency in budget management
How To Apply
If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume and cover letter to the following job link (or copy/paste link to a new window):
Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NGPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
About the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)
NGPA is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer aviation professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. Its mission has been simple: to Build, Support, and Unite the LGBTQ aviation community worldwide.
Through education, social events, and outreach, NGPA advances its primary goals:
PROMOTE aviation safety.
PROVIDE an affirming social and professional network for the LGBTQ aviation community.
FOSTER equal treatment of the LGBTQ aviation community through advocacy and outreach.
ENCOURAGE members of the LGBTQ community to begin careers in aviation.
NGPA is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization including executive leadership. The Board of Directors will continually endeavor to increase the recruitment of historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups from within the aviation sector, including women and persons of color.
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