SAV Director of Operations

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The Savannah Airport Commission—the operator of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in Savannah, Georgia—invites applications for the senior level position of Director of Operations.

The Commission has selected Steven Baldwin Associates to conduct a confidential, national search for this position.

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The Position: Director of Operations

·      Offering an exciting, collegial, and family-welcoming working environment, the Airport is seeking an experienced Director of Operations who can manage the department of operations (including employee management and supervision, budget development, onboarding, and training) and who is motivated to shape the future of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. SAV is seeking a professional who shares a passion for providing a safe, secure, and efficient facility and for providing air service that promotes the economic development of the Airport and the region. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who possesses in-depth knowledge in the theories, principles, practices, and techniques related to airport operations, safety, and security and who will work toward the Airport’s strategic vision.

The Opportunity

·       Overview Requirements & Qualifications. The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Operations will possess a minimum of eight years of experience within an airport environment, with a preference of five years of supervisory experience at a small or medium hub airport, and three years’ experience in facility management. Must have in-depth knowledge of Part 139, TSA 1500 regulations, Part 77, and advisory circulars pertaining to airport operations. The candidate must have a B.A. degree, ideally with major course work in aviation management, airport operation, security, safety, or other related field. AAAE accreditation is preferred; the Airport will support the candidate in the progress of obtaining certification or flight training, as needed.

Salary and Compensation
The Savannah Airport Commission benefits are excellent and include a 401(a) retirement program. A competitive compensation package is being offered, and the salary range is $110K – $140K commensurate with experience. Benefits include: medical/dental/vision insurance and pharmacy coverage, as well as retirement contributions, holidays and PTO, yearly COLA and merit salary increases, and basic life insurance, among others. The position also includes an on-call vehicle (which can be used for work purposes only). Further details will be outlined during the selection process. SAV is willing to provide relocation reimbursement assistance to the right candidate.

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references in one recruitment PDF document to Steven Baldwin Associates, at with “SAV Director of Operations Search” in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please specifically address your experience and accomplishments in the areas noted in the Duties, Responsibilities, Characteristics, and Traits sections above.

·       Only complete electronic submissions that follow the above guidelines will be considered.

·       The review of applications will begin immediately, with the position remaining open until filled.

Selection timeframe: Ideally, the Commission’s goal is to make a selection as soon as possible and then assist the chosen candidate to be ready to start by Summer 2021 or sooner.

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