Airport Director – OSU

The Ohio State University Airport

The Ohio State University Airport is seeking an Airport Director who will be responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance, finance, and development of the Ohio State University Airport (OSU). The Airport Director develops and executes the airport’s strategic direction, fosters a positive culture, inspires the workforce, develops the staff, and drives results and accountability.

In this role, you will have oversight of safety, maintenance, and operating initiatives and compliance, fixed base operation (FBO), capital improvement program (CIP), flight education and maintenance programs, noise program, identifying and evaluating new sources of revenue and funding, and compliance with the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. You will help to identify value-added services and business offerings and funding mechanisms needed to fulfill the mission of the airport and will work with university, city, county, state and federal representatives, and agencies to ensure long-term sustainability. You will set strategic priorities and objectives for the level and types of services offered at the airport.

Preferred Experience

The successful candidate for this position will have a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree is a plus. Extensive experience in an airport environment demonstrating increasing competence and responsibility is essential. Professional aviation certifications, private pilot’s license, UAS 107 certification, and experience managing an airport in a university environment bring value to the role.

Salary & Benefits

The starting salary range for this position is $146,000 – $195,000. Salary may be negotiated above range based on qualifications, experience, and with approvals. Ohio State University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition assistance, retirement plan and more. Relocation assistance is available. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: June 4, 2023

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