Program Manager

Requisition 12934

Training Standards – Program Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines and Quality Management System (QMS) policies and procedures); plus Lesson Planning, Current Material and Set-up.


  • Supervise and manage the day-to-day Instructor and Customer training activities specific to the S&E programs assigned relative to training delivery, Offsite Customer scheduling, Instructor scheduling, condition of training equipment, and training documentation.
  • Ensure that training materials including electronic media are prepared, maintained and used in accordance with all regulatory requirements by periodically comparing said requirements with day-to-day activities and any audit inspection results at the Center.
  • Coordinate with the appropriate agencies/authorities (FAA/JAA), the Corporate PM, and appropriate FlightSafety International personnel regarding all matters concerning the approval of appropriate training curriculum material, as requested.
  • When necessary, provide “hands on” supervision of Instructor(s) to ensure Instructor(s) continuing competency to train FlightSafety International’s Customers within the assigned program.


Training Standards – Instructor Activities: (Includes Compliance with regulations and guidelines and QMS policies and procedures)


  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with NOTE on the last page of this Job Description.
  • Maintain Instructor qualification in accordance with FlightSafety International’s Quality Maintenance Systems (QMS) processes and procedures. 
  • Keep current all certificates, ratings and designations to perform duties as a Ground/Sim or Flight Instructor
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring training compliance with FlightSafety International’s ‘Instructor Performance Standards’.
  • Provide information and resources to individual Instructors in support of the conduct of Customer training.
  • Ensure Instructors are informed of unique Customer training requirements and ensure compliance with those requirements during Customers’ training.
  • Establish and maintain expanded Instructor Action Guides (IAGs) for appropriate program(s).
  • Update and modify Lesson Plan notes, syllabi and teaching aids, as necessary.
  • Conduct periodic Instructor meetings to communicate policies, procedures, and unique Customer training issues.
  • Evaluate, in conjunction with the Specialty & Enrichment Director of Training (S&E DOT) and/or Specialty & Enrichment Assistant Director of Training (S&E ADOT) all new-hire Instructors at the completion of their initial training and qualification phases and certify them as ready to teach the subjects/courses which they are scheduled to instruct.
  • In conjunction with S&E DOT/ADOT, establish training programs to maintain and improve Instructor-teaching skills.
  • Monitor, periodically, through random quality assurance observations, the teaching skills of all Instructors and confer with S&E DOT/ADOT regarding Instructors’ capability.
  • In conjunction with S&E DOT/ADOT, continue to ensure that all Instructors are fully trained and qualified in accordance with FlightSafety International and regulatory requirements at Centers.


Teamwork – Internal & External Activities:


  • Communicate with the Center’s Director of Training (DOT) and the Center Manager concerning any offsite Customer training activities, scheduling and documentation, and Instructor training activities and scheduling.
  • Coordinate directly with the S&E DOT and ADOT, if applicable, to ensure standardization between Lead and Satellite training programs.
  • Coordinate with Center DOT’s, ADOT’s, as well as, S&E DOT and ADOT to exchange ideas, identify common problems, discuss successful solutions, promote standardization and encourage efficient Center operations.
  • Coordinate all resources necessary for the conduct of training, as well as communication with Customers before, during and after their Center training activity regarding effectiveness of training material.


Mentoring/Managerial Activities:


  • Interview prospective employees, evaluate and recommend employment.
  • Provide project direction(s); set priorities and monitor staff achievement.
  • Direct and/or facilitate departmental staff meetings and oversee distribution of meeting minutes to appropriate personnel.
  • Coordinate and manage department staffing levels with approval from the S&E DOT.
  • Provide orientation training and training on usage of appropriate software systems, as required of each employee, as needed.
  • Analyze status of all current projections/plans and keep the S&E DOT/ADOT apprised of any problem areas or issues.
  •  Complete Performance Appraisal documents (6 month, annual, and promotion) and conduct Performance Appraisal reviews with employees.
  • Coordinate departmental personnel matters with Teammate Resources.
  • Establish methods by which quality and efficiency is monitored in the department.
  • Interface with other supervisors/managers, as needed.
  • Prepare, submit and monitor annual budget for department.
  • Assist Center management in the scheduling of Instructors and ensure that schedule changes are properly recorded and communicated to appropriate parties, as needed.



(Minimum Requirements)


  • Associate's degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school or three (3) years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; equivalency years experience substitution must be in related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in aviation teaching/training environment using scenario-based style teaching method.
  • Internal Instructor Evaluator, preferred or completion of training as an Internal Instructor Evaluator within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience in managing the technology to support traditional and non-traditional classroom learning delivery methodologies (computer skills, voice, presentation style, follow-up questions, etc.).


(Preferred Requirements)


  • Experience supervising teammates including, but not limited to: organizing objectives, delegating responsibility, training, discipline, etc.
  • Experience with FAA, JAA, EASA regulations, operations and requirements
  • Minimum of one year experience as a FlightSafety Simulator Instructor, preferred.
  • Minimum of one year experience as a FlightSafety QMS auditor or equivalent, preferred.



  • 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 travel domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high pressure situations.
  • Knowledge of management principles and their applications.
  • Ability to analyze complex subject matter and formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognized alternatives and their implications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with internal and external aviation professionals and organizations.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and in collaboration with other teammates.
  • Ability to negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decision, conclusions or solution.
  • Ability to motivate others, stimulating people to effective action.
  • Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.




General knowledge of the following software:  MS Office; MS Access, preferred

Other software programs may be required, as needed.


FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.


FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.