The Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field is seeking an outgoing and seasoned professional to fill the newly created position of Assistant Aviation Director. This position must utilize an in-depth set of knowledge, skills and abilities to work closely with the Aviation Director and ensure the safe and efficient management, maintenance and operation of the Airport to include safety, security, capital projects, and financial management. Under general direction of the Aviation Director, the Assistant Aviation Director will participate in economic development, lease negotiations and community relations.
This position is responsible for the supervision of the Operations & Maintenance Manager and the Airport Interns, and the implementation of all Airport programs and goals through effective communication with Federal, State and local agencies, as well as the tenants and other Airport stakeholders.
See full job description, full requirements and apply online at https://mi-battlecreek.civicplushrms.com/careers/ Open until filled. EOE
Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation, Business, Public Administration or related field. Minimum of 7 years in planning, administration and operation of an airport of comparable size.
Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random alcohol and drug testing. Federal fingerprint based criminal history background check may be required.
Ability to obtain and maintain an airport manager license through the state of Michigan.
Additional Salary Information: Specific salary range information is avaible upon request.
About Battle Creek Executive Airport
The Battle Creek Executive Airport (BTL) is a large general aviation/joint use airport located on more than 1260 acres in Battle Creek Michigan. The airport is home to Duncan Aviation, the Western Michigan University College of Aviation, the 110th Attack Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, Waco Classic Aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration and several other businesses. BTL also hosts the Battle Creek Field of Flight which has been ranked the #1 Airshow in north america. The airport has an administrative staff of three full-time employees in addition to this position which is new, and an operational/maintenance staff of 7 full-time employees. The airport has a primary runway that is 10,003' x 150' wide, a 4,100' x 75' parallel runway and a 4,835' x 100' crosswind runway. Over the course of the last 2 years there has been more than $47 million in capital investment at the airport. Visit flybtl.com, battlecreekvisitors.org/ and www.downtownbattlecreek.com/live-it-up for more information on this growing and vibrant community.