Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Business Diversity

Website Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

JMAA is currently looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Business Diversity

  • What traits do we seek?  Successful candidates will…
  • Shine at communicating effectively, building relationships, and resolving conflicts while demonstrating high ethical standards.
  • Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve service, work processes and financial performance (e.g., procedure optimization).  Assists in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
  • Provides high-level professional work to JMAA and its stakeholders in the public and private sectors by maximizing DBE development and community relations opportunities in projects and other initiatives involving JMAA.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in airport management, business administration, public administration, political science, or related field with extensive experience in the aviation field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of leadership experience, demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility, with demonstrated success in external affairs, strategic development with local government, private business, or community non-profit organization is required.
  • Have a valid Mississippi driver’s license and ability to receive authorization to drive in secured areas.
  • What Do You Get to Do?  You will…
  • Promotes the image of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority by traveling extensively domestically and internationally, meeting with mid‐ and high‐level governmental officials, industry executives, business leaders, civic and professional groups, and employees regarding organization activities.
  • Works with the Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Air Service Development, Community Development at local, state, and federal levels.
  • Ensures continued and growing recognition of JMAA capacity and positive public image.
  • Influences present and future services by determining and evaluating current and future trends; analyzing statistics regarding market development; acquiring and analyzing data; consulting with internal and external sources; and working with Finance, Capital Programming, and Commercial.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, monitoring staff expenditures, and initiating corrective action.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, coordinating lobbyist efforts, anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising senior management on needed action.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending industry educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; and participating in professional groups.
  • Identifies industry trends, legislative, and economic factors that will impact current/future Airport operations, services, and administration.

·        Receives direction from the Chief Executive Officer.

·        Exercises direct supervision over subordinate DBE employees.


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