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Deputy Director, Aerospace Education

Civil Air Patrol

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Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is comprised of 64,148 volunteers in career fields as varied as mechanics, doctors, plumbers, executives, teachers, and retirees. CAP members embody our core values of integrity, volunteerism, excellence, and respect. CAP is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with our core values.

We are your neighbors, your co-workers, and we are servant leaders volunteering our time and resources to support our communities with emergency response, aviation and ground services, youth education and development, along with the promotion of air, space, and cyber opportunities.

Civil Air Patrol is in a unique position being both a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity and an Air Force Auxiliary. We are a Total Force Partner along with the Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard.

We are the only non-profit organization in the United States that combines search and rescue, youth leadership development, with aerospace and cyber education.

Today, our 28,068 cadet members and 36,080 adult members serve with passion across 8 Regions and in 52 CAP Wings throughout the nation, including all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Job Title:
 Director, Aerospace Education
Department: Aerospace Education Directorate
Location: Remote
Reports To: Chief Strategy Officer
Salary: $133,000
Closing Date: 19 January 2024

Director of Aerospace Education.
 The Director of Aerospace Education is responsible for leading and overseeing the aerospace education programs for both internal and external audiences in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Directs the planning, development, implementation, and management of the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education (AE) Program. Serves as CAP NHQ’s primary focal point for education, policy, and program management issues relating to the Aerospace Education Program. Leads design and implementation plans for all curricula associated with aerospace programs and activities. Interprets policy issues and solves time-critical concerns submitted by members in the field. Manages the development and/or revision of programs, curriculum, regulations, pamphlets and forms for use throughout CAP and at all national events and activities. Provides management and guidance in all elements of the aerospace program.

The candidate will possess:
  • MS/MA in Education required, or equivalent experience in curriculum development; Doctorate in Education preferred.
  • Must have experience in instructional systems development.
  • Must have prior experience with educational philosophies and practices for adult and youth education.
  • STEM certification is preferred.
  • Must have proven experience in leadership positions as part of a staff or in other work environments as determined.
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for working directly with directorate personnel, CAP members, parents, and military personnel.

To apply, visit our website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com to complete and submit our required online employment application. A resume may be submitted to hr@capnhq.gov in addition to a completed employment application. This position does not offer a relocation package. In this position, Civil Air Patrol offers full benefits to include life insurance, health/dental with Blue Cross, flexible spending account, 401(k) retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays. Salary: $133,000. Closing date: 19 January 2024. No phone calls, please. EOE

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