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Program Specialist, Aviation

  • Richmond Campus
  • College of Science, Tech, Eng & Math
  • Fulltime Staff

Title: Prog Specialist, Aviation

Position Type: Fulltime Staff

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule Type:  Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Non-Exempt - 44

Retirement:   KTRS 

Contact Person: Dennis Sinnett


Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Aviation Program Specialist is critical to the success of the program. In addition to the normal administrative responsibilities, such as coordination, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and office functional management, the APS serves as the liaison with the OMVA to ensure compliance with veteran students. The Veteran's Administration has increased oversight on University flight programs and performs annual/semi-annual audits of all veteran flight records. In addition, the APS ensures compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspections as well as provides support for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspections/audits.

Minimum Qualifications



Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be fluent in computer applications and able to learn new software applications to support the Aviation program.
Ability to function in a team environment
Self-starter/motivated and strives for continuous improvement
Provide excellent customer service to students, parents, etc

Job Duties:

  • 15% - Oversees the flight tracking and records management for students and coordinates with the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs regarding veteran flight students. - (Essential)
  • 25% - Assists the Fix Based Operations manager to ensure all the efficient operation of the facility. - (Essential)
  • 30% - Process flight program related expenses - (Essential)
  • 15% - Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned - (Essential)
  • 15% - Coordinate student briefings, advising sessions, prospective student briefs, process override requests - (Essential)

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:


AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.


Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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