Deputy Director of Aviation

City of Kansas City, MO; Aviation Department

 Deputy Director of Aviation                                                                                                                                                             Job Opening ID #513565

Salary Range is $6,368 – $15,858/monthly.

(Aviation Department/Commercial Development Division/KCI Airport/601 Brasilia Ave.)

This is a senior level position focused on executing strategies toward goal accomplishment and customer service objectives involving revenue management activities, concession programs, growth initiatives, airport real estate, leasing and parking revenue. This position oversees business assets, coordinates airport asset development priorities including business objectives, financial forecasts, operational projections, budget and work practices. Interfaces with division heads, law department, local and regional development agencies, airport managers, airlines, concessionaires, tenants, and other airport customers. Initiates, negotiates, reviews and analyzes contracts and other agreements for conformity to standard lease terms, rental rates, and business terms.  Acquires property and manages, establishes and implements policies relating to property acquisition. Illustrates documents including requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, requests for bids, consultant and professional agreements, concession agreements (rental car, food and beverage, news and gift, etc.), real estate agreements, easements, rights-of-way, facility maintenance and general services agreements, special events, real estate appraisals, ordinance request and fact sheets. Leads efforts to promote the Airport as an attractive and profitable commercial center through the development of additional commercial space by maintaining and encouraging a business-friendly climate. Leads, promotes and articulates the Department’s commitment to expansion of customer service and improving airline and other tenant relationships. Serves as Risk Manager for liability and property insurance. Manages and oversees all staff members in the Commercial Development, Risk Management and Parking divisions; establishes task ownership and accountability; coaches and counsels staff; responds and encourages ideas and perspectives; resolves situations, conflicts, and delivers successful interventions; completes annual performance evaluations. REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Aviation Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Real Estate Management, Economics, Finance or related field AND a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in business development, property management, contract management, aviation management or related field. Must successfully complete a 10-year FAA background check. Preference given to candidates with a Master’s degree in one of the required disciplines. Application Deadline: September 13, 2021  

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