Certified Flight Instructor II

Certified Flight Instructor II

  • 528426
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAA Community & Technical College

The University of Alaska Anchorage, Aviation Technology Division, Flight Operations department is currently recruiting for a full-time, benefitted, Certified Flight Instructor II position. This position is responsible for providing pilot ground and flight training to beginning and intermediate students using basic and complex single-engine airplanes. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English and possess a high level of work, systems, and aviation infrastructure related knowledge and technical skill. This is an evening CFI position. The flight instructor will be required to work the evening shift starting between noon and 3pm.

A Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) is a highly skilled and certified professional responsible for teaching aspiring pilots how to safely operate aircraft. CFIs play a critical role in the aviation industry by imparting knowledge and skills to individuals pursuing various levels of pilot certification. This full-time position involves instructing students in both ground-based and flight training sessions, ensuring they meet the necessary standards and requirements set by aviation authorities.

Key Responsibilities:

Flight Instruction: Provide hands-on flight instruction to students using a variety of aircraft, including single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, rotorcraft, and/or other specialized aircraft based on qualifications.

Ground Instruction: Conduct classroom-based ground instruction covering topics such as aerodynamics, navigation, aviation regulations, and aviation weather, among others.

Safety: Emphasize and enforce safety measures and practices in all flight and ground training activities, ensuring students learn to operate aircraft in a safe and responsible manner.

Lesson Planning: Develop lesson plans and training materials tailored to individual student needs, ensuring they progress through the curriculum effectively.

Assessment and Feedback: Regularly evaluate student progress through written tests, oral exams, and practical flight assessments. Provide constructive feedback and guidance for improvement.

Record Keeping: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student progress, flight hours, and other required documentation for regulatory compliance.

Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed and ensure students are well-prepared for required written and practical exams, adhering to regulations and standards set by aviation authorities (e.g., FAA in the United States).

Aircraft Maintenance: Collaborate with maintenance personnel to report and address any aircraft maintenance issues or discrepancies promptly to maintain airworthiness.

Professional Development: Stay current with industry trends, aviation regulations, and instructional techniques by attending training and certification updates.

Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service by addressing student inquiries, concerns, and scheduling needs.

To thrive in this role, applicant is able to multitask, be personable with students, and adapt instructional practices to each learner. As well as fly proficiently and safely as a CFI.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess FAA Certified Flight Instructor credentials and the knowledge that those credentials imply, while also meeting the following criteria:

Familiarity with the following:
- Single-engine aircraft (basic and complex)
- Flight Training Devices
- Record Keeping Systems
- Aircraft, University, FAA and TSA Documents and Manuals

Must possess the following skills:
- Be able to communicate effectively and have a high level of technical knowledge and skills
- Be able to work effectively with individuals having diverse backgrounds and experience
- Be able to effectively evaluate a student’s learning progress based upon established standards of performance relative to the student’s experience and stage of development as a pilot
- Ability to work as part of a structured Part 141 University Flight School that uses standardized Flight and Ground Syllabi/TCOs, as well as standardized Maneuver Description Guides (MDG)

Must have and maintain a minimum of a FAA Second Class Medical Certificate.
Must meet the Pilot-In-Command recent flight experience requirements of 14 CFR part 61.57.
Associate degree (aviation-related preferred).
Current FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Airplane, Single Engine, Land.
Current FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII).
Possess FAA Commercial Pilot, Airplane, Single-Engine Land Certificate or higher with Instrument Rating.

Must possess a valid driver's license (must meet and maintain UA safe driver verification criteria). 

Position Details:

This position is located at the Aviation Technology Complex on Merrill Field Airport, approximately two miles north of UAA's main campus, in Anchorage, AK. This is a full-time, term-funded, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will be accepted for review on June 7, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time, on June 6, 2024.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to your application. 


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Cassie Martin, Flight Operations Manager, at csmartin8@alaska.edu.


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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