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Executive Director Of Willard Airport Willard Airport job at University of Illinois Board of Trustees in Champaign IL
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Description: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking nominations and applications for the Executive Director of the Universitys Willard Airport. Founded in 1867 the campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive-research public universities in the nation and is located in central Illinois. Its current student enrollment is quite diverse with a total enrollment of 49339 composed of undergraduates graduate students and professional students. The campus is a traditional residential campus with nearly 11000 students living in campus facilities while others live in private housing. The University community also includes a diverse group of 13000 faculty and staff. The campus is located between the cities of Champaign and Urbana Illinois. The University Airport is a vital component to ensure the University remains a preeminent global campus in addition to serving the air transportation needs of the local community. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Associate Chancellor for Administration and Operations in the Office of the Chancellor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Minorities women veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information visit. To learn more about the Universitys commitment to diversity please visit. The University of Illinois owns and operates Willard Airport. The airport is a key component to the transportation infrastructure of the greater Champaign-Urbana region and provides access to all parts of the world. Serviced by American Airlines with direct daily flights to Chicago Dallas Fort-Worth and Charlotte NC travelers have access to more than 230 cities with a single stop. In 2017 Willard enplanements hit a 10-year high with 104596 total enplanements. At this time Willard employs 22 full-time and 4 part-time employees while generating 560 full-time equivalent positions for the area with 233 of those jobs based at the airport. Additionally the airport contributes to the economic structure of Champaign County by providing more than $74 million in economic impact to the region. Willard Airport is a major part of the Universitys ability to attract and retain faculty staff researchers and students as well as business for the community. The Executive Director of the Airport has direct operational and administrative responsibility for supporting and achieving growth and economic sustainability of the University of Illinois Willard airport for the benefit of the University of Illinois and Champaign County citizens. This will include recruitment and improvement of sustainable air service development negotiating and administering leases and contracts with airport tenants promoting and marketing the use of the airport financial forecasting and revenue enhancement as well as identifying land use opportunities. In addition to coordinating short and long term planning for future development of the airport the Executive Director will organize and direct the overall operations of the airport including airport administration airport security fire and crash rescue operations part 139 compliance airport improvement and maintenance planning and operations ground traffic and safety policies. The successful candidate will have the ability to effectively communicate and take a highly visible leadership role in working with elected and appointed officials various government agencies including the FAA University leaders and the general public in implementing the airports Strategic Plan. The Executive Director will develop and administer the budget personnel management grant and financial management and all other financial operations as well as supervise a staff of more than 20 employees manage consultants oversee airport maintenance and facility planning while adhering to all University policies procedures and audit guidelines. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in airport management and air service development. Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree. A Masters degree in finance business administration public administration engineering or aviation management or a related field is desired. The candidate should have 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the aviation management field at a commercial airport of similar or larger size. An Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) designation is preferred. The candidate should have experience in air service development and the funding and implementation of airport capital improvement plans capital improvement planning with the FAA and the preparation of federal grant requests for airport capital improvements. The candidate should be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing have the ability to work with and supervise people of varying backgrounds and educational levels and have a thorough knowledge of State and Federal regulations and procedures. A valid drivers license is required. This is a full-time twelve-month academic professional position. Salary is open and is dependent on and experience. The is available as soon as possible after the closing date. In order to ensure full consideration application materials (including cover letter resume and contact information for at least three professional references) and nominations (including the name current position and a brief description of and experience for the position) should be received by April 1 2019. Interviews may take place before closing date but a final decision will not be made until after April 1 2019. Candidates may create a profile through or submit materials directly to: Project Manager: Matt Nelson CM ATP . The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Chancellor Category: Administrative Title: Executive Director of Willard Airport - Willard Airport (111212) Open Date: 03/01/2019 Close Date: 04/01/2019
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