Assistant Director Of Programs

Flightsafety International Inc. Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 4 months ago

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US, 75261

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 14455

FlightSafety International is seeking an Assistant Director of Programs (ADOP) for our Dallas Learning Center wiho will be responsible for assisting the Director of Programs (DOP) with the quality of training courseware related to one or more specified Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to meet regulatory, FlightSafety International, OEM and Customer requirements, by performing the following duties:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine what new courses and upgrades are needed/required for training programs, on a rolling/recurring annual basis.

  • Determine potential (forecasted) new courses and upgrades needed/required for training programs and hardware (two five year planning).

  • Manage the processes associated with the development of new programs, and upgrades to existing programs and hardware.

  • Complete Courseware Action Plan(s).

  • Coordinate with Media & Technology Management (MTMO) to develop plans for courseware and hardware that is slated obsolete.

Execution Functions:

  • Ensure content created during program development and sustainment meets all regulatory requirements, courseware branding, specifications, and standards.

  • Manage the development of new training programs and upgrades of existing training programs to meet regulatory, FlightSafety International, OEM and Customer

  • requirements (Capital and Sustainment Projects).

  • Supervise the Program Revisions Manager(s) (PRMs), Instructional Systems Specialists (ISS), and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when assigned, Associate Centers, Media & Technology Management, Training Operations (MTMO), FlightSafety

  • Specialty and Enrichment, FlightSafety Simulation Systems (FSS), FlightSafety

  • Regulatory Affairs, outside vendors, and FlightSafety Operations in the development of all aircraft training programs.

  • Seek opportunities to grow revenue through new course development, i.e. STC (Supplemental Type Certificate), Specialty and Enrichment Courses.

  • Interact with Operations concerning course Specifications and Standards, and gain their approval of all new and major revision training materials in accordance with the

  • FlightSafety International Operations Manual (Courseware Change Request, Prototype Process collaboration).

  • Report on overall project status/individual project status with frequency:

  • Weekly- high level i.e. weekly center staff meeting

  • Bi-Weekly root level, SME planning, project planning, risk assessments

  • Monthly Collaborate with Biness Units (FSS, MTMO)

  • Quarterly Prepare for Management Review. Include Project Planning,

  • Project completion, SME utilization, Future (Forecasting) Planning.

  • Work with teammates and Business Units to establish business case(s) for new projects.

Evaluation Functions:

  • Provide periodic feedback, either verbally or in written form, regarding the performance of vendors, products, etc.

  • Monitor agreed upon timelines/schedules/costs established by FlightSafety International teammates or outside vendors; report any discrepancies to appropriate parties.

  • Ensure the presence of a monitoring and review process that keeps all development efforts on track and all required parties informed of progress.

  • Report on overall project completion/individual project completion (with Frequency).

  • Seek opportunities to improve (QMS process, streamline management, lessons learned).

  • Weekly- high level i.e. weekly center staff meeting

  • Bi-Weekly root level/risk assessments,

  • Monthly Collaborate with Business Units (FSS, MTMO)

  • Quarterly Prepare for Management Review.

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of assigned projects (initiate, plan, execute, control, and close).

  • Assess the project scope and objectives in conjunction with the role and function of each assigned teammate.

  • Review project performance indicators and take preventative or corrective action to ensure established baselines are maintained and project remains within established variance thresholds.

  • Interface with all Stakeholders affected by the project, including end users, distributors, and vendors.

  • Establish workflow, identify staffing requirements, and assign personnel.

  • Identify appropriate resources needed for project development.

  • Responsible for developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project.

  • Research and continuously seek new ways to improve project management operations.

  • Provide project direction(s), set priorities and monitor staff achievement; study and

  • standardize procedures to improve efficiency of departmental team.

  • Ensure compliance with existing ISO processes and FlightSafety International standards.


  • Ensure the preparation, approval and certification of all Training Devices (Simulators, Graphic Flight Simulators (GFS), Desktop Simulation (DTS), Flight Training Devices (FTDs), etc.) at the Center Ensure all courseware development is coordinated with the Lead Program Managers (PMs), the Lead Center's PRM(s) and Associate PMs.

  • Interact with Training Operations, Associate Learning Center's Directors of Training (DOTs), and PMs within the Center to exchange ideas, identify common problems, discuss successful solutions, and promote standardization and efficient Center operations.

  • Work directly with the Lead Center's DOT to ensure standardization between Lead and Associate training programs.

  • Collaborate with Lead Center's Director of Standards (DOS) and regulatory representatives concerning Pilot Training course approvals.

  • Provide up-to-date information, either verbally or in written form, to FlightSafety International management (Corporate and/or Learning Center) regarding emerging technologies affecting the processes and development of new training programs.


  • Interact with OEM's (airframe, engine, avionics, etc.) in order to ensure awareness of the changes needed to satisfy their requirements.

  • Ensure all Associate Centers are aware of their responsibilities regarding courseware, revisions, and hardware; maintain constant relationship among Centers, vendors, and MTMO.

  • Act as the liaison among FlightSafety International, OEM's, and vendors to ensure coordination of support efforts regarding the development of all pilot training programs.

  • Work with MTMO to maintain knowledge of brand, standards, and specifications related to courseware.

  • Interact with MTMO to maintain instructional and project management methodologies; adhere to methodologies and best practices provided.

  • Identify new technology appropriate for all phases of FlightSafety International training.

  • Participate in industry forum(s) to identify trends and formulate training initiatives.

  • Provide periodic briefings to FlightSafety International and OEM's regarding new trends and training initiatives.

  • Represent FlightSafety International and the Learning Center specifically, by attending emerging aircraft technologies and certification meetings.

  • Periodically participate in MTMO Focus Groups to recommend and validate improvements related to courseware, hardware, methodologies and processes

Oversight Activities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for FlightSafety International Development Team on a daily basis.

  • Make recommendations to the DOP, DOT, and PMs concerning individual Instructors who have been assigned to the Development Team regarding information pertaining to their Performance Appraisal(s).

  • Mentor new Instructors at the Lead Center and at Associate Centers regarding the presentation of new programs, technologies, and methodologies.

  • Participate in interviewing prospective teammates, evaluate and recommend employment, as appropriate.

  • Coordinate departmental personnel matters with DOP and Teammate Resources.

Mentoring/Managerial Activities:

  • Interview prospective teammates evaluate and recommend employment.

  • Provide project direction(s), set priorities and monitor staff achievement.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Maintain FlightSafety International's commitment to Customer satisfaction while performing job duties.

  • Create a cooperative environment through beneficial behavior, commitment to common goals, contribution to problem solving, communication of ideas and suggestions, and encouragement to other teammates and Departments.

  • Accountable for the security of FlightSafety International materials, projects and business information regarding the methods and techniques used in the production and usage of FlightSafety International products.

  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of assigned tasks.

  • Adhere to required work schedule including prompt and regular attendance.

  • Report, on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to appropriate person(s) for correction.

  • Participate in the Quality Management System (QMS) activities at assigned site and adhere to the processes related to accomplishing the site's QMS goals.

  • Support FlightSafety International's, and its subsidiaries', commitment to ethical behavior by basing our priorities on lawful and ethical conduct as we deal with coworkers, Customers, vendors and others in all of our operations. (See Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)


  • Travel, as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university preferred, or five (5) years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; equivalency years' experience substitution must be in related field, plus:

  • One (1) year of project management experience in relation to curriculum

  • development, publishing, or program management.

  • At least one year as a Ground, Simulator, and/or Flight Instructor for Pilot ADOP or

  • Maintenance Instructor for Maintenance ADOP, preferred.


  • Airframe and Powerplant License / Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a Multiengine

  • Rating and appropriate type rating, preferred.

  • Valid Driver's License, where applicable.


  • Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner

  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations

  • Excellent project management skills


  • General knowledge of the following software: MS Office; knowledge of MS Access, required.

  • Project: MS Project, preferred, Trello, Circle Up, Monday, Jira.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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