Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist

Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist

Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist 150 150
Air Line Pilots Association
March 16, 2023
West Mclean
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Location: US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Job ID: 2023-0012
# of Positions Type: 1
Experience: 3
Category: Strategic Member Development & Support - Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist

External Description

Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 67,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist for our McLean, Virginia, office. The Strategic Planning & Resources Specialist coordinates closely with department director and staff as well as other ALPA departments, national officers, and committee* chairs to fulfill ALPA's strategic goals through continuously adjusted alignment of SMD&R services and promotion of Association resources to all members and staff.

They also support the Go Team concept with MECs that request a coordinated approach to strategic planning preparations.

*Committees currently include the Professional Development Group (Education Committee; Leadership Committee; Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Committee [DEBI]); Membership Committee and its Furlough and Veterans Affairs subcommittees; Strategic Planning Committee (SPC); and. the Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee (SPSC).

Local, national, and international travel: 25 - 40%.

ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws. We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.


•Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., Communications, English, Journalism, or related field, required, from an accredited college or university; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
•Cornell Critical Thinking Certificate, Stanford LEAD, or similar online program a definite plus.
•Three (3) years of experience required, five (5) or more years strongly preferred.
•Experience exhibiting the following attributes required:
•Exercising leadership and initiative, ensuring that project benchmarks and deadlines are always met while providing pertinent information to all interested parties;
•Participating in the strategic planning process;
•Understanding the differences between local and national issues;
•Foreseeing and avoiding negative outcomes;
•When desirable, guiding messages for maximum visibility; and,
•Bringing technology, new ideas, and proactive techniques to the role, while adapting and performing professionally during changes in leadership.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, pilots, pilot committees, officers, governing bodies, the media, and other external contacts.
•Software: Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, and Excel required.

Physical Demands:

Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.

Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.

Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel locally and nationally; international travel may be required infrequently. Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.

Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, may be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)

ALPA offers competitive salaries with terrific benefits, including:
•401k Plan with Non-Elective Employer Contribution of 13% after 180 days of employment. No employee contribution required! The plan includes a Roth option and 4-year vesting schedule.
•Generous health care benefits on day one - PPO, Kaiser (where available), and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
•27 days paid vacation and holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
•Generous sick and bereavement leave;
•Competitive parental leave;
•Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
•Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts;
•Retiree health plan;
•Education Assistance Program; and,
•Optional benefits including pet insurance, excess life insurance, legal plan, and qualified transportation fringe benefits, where available.

Relocation not provided.



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