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Title: Certfied Flight Instructor (CFI)
Reports to: Senior Manager, Aviation Pathways
Department: Education

Classification: Part-time Hourly – Non-Exempt
Expected Hours: 20 hrs weekly (will vary) 
Pay: Starting at $20.00/hr.  

Job Summary:

The CFI provides direct support to the Aviation Pathways Senior Manager, advising on all aviation matters and, when tasked, provide classroom instruction and training for the PHAM Aviation Club and its members, the Pathfinders. The CFI will provide —in person and virtually—innovative strategies and ideas for the classroom and engage with the Pathfinders to help nurture their interest in aviation. The CFI will also be required to assist when the Aviation Club meets after school and/or weekends.  The CFI will assume primary responsibility for the administration required to support the training (such as, Training Records, etc.). The CFI will work collaboratively with members of Education Programs Department to maximize effective use of PHAM resources in partnership with the Education Programs Team to insure high-quality educational programs. 


Supports all aviation requirements of the Aviation Pathways program, to include:
  • Aviation training—AOPA or other curriculum-based programming that supports Pathfinders advancement of their aviation knowledge, skills and training
  • Administration—Maintain all Pathfinder records and reports; update database and support administrative tasks as directed by the Sr Manager.
Organizational Functions:
  • Represent PHAM to outside agencies (airlines, school, etc.) when called upon
  • Actively support PHAM programming and events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to take initiative and to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prepare and deliver exciting, engaging learning sessions

aviation, education, experience and Skills:

  • Current Certified Flight Instructor (Instrument)
  • Strong Administrative Skills (accurate records keeping, detailed reports, etc.)
  • Experience as Flight Instructor (Part 141)
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in education, aviation, leadership.
  • Graduate of college-level Aviation Program (ERAU, UND, or similar university)
  • Civil Air Patrol experience, desired

Communication Skills:  Ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing.  Must be able to interact in a positive manner with high school-aged young people.

Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to engage ethnically diverse group (16-21 years old) deal with difficult, challenging people or situations involving complex issues; and establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relationships. 

Technical/Equipment Skills: Current and qualified CFI (Instrument) with superior administrative skills. Proficient in Windows data management software, Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Power Point. 


Schedule Requirements:
Museum is open (7) seven days a week. Position requires flexibility in work hours as may require evening and weekend as needed.

Physical Requirements: 
  • Must be able to meet flight requirement (Class 3 medical or higher).
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.


  • (EAP) Employee Assistance program 
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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