Vice President, Government Affairs (Regulatory)

10 Jun, 2020


Vice President, Government Affairs (Regulatory)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Washington, DC

The Vice President of Government Affairs (Regulatory) is responsible for the development and management of the Association’s advocacy efforts related to aviation regulations and certification. Emphasis is placed on regulatory issues concerning airmen safety and policy, aero medical, air traffic and security, aircraft airworthiness/certification, and pilot certification. This position manages the Regulatory Affairs and Aerospace/Air traffic team.


Identifies key regulatory issues and leads the development of strategies to address them in a manner that meets member expectations.
Participates in establishing the Association’s position on key advocacy issues.
Establishes key relationships and actively engages the FAA and other agencies on relevant operational and policy issues.
Represents the association before the membership, industry, and government.
Review and respond to proposed changes to regulations, advisory circulars, practical test standards, maintenance policies, aircraft certification standards and other materials.
Coordinates association response to issues and communicates internally and externally.
Effectively manages the Regulatory Affairs and Aerospace/Air traffic staff and foster their professional growth and personal development. Perform staff performance reviews, set annual goals, monitor performance and provide ongoing training, feedback, and support.
Develop and monitor budget as required.
Other duties as assigned

Desired Education, Skills & Experience:

Leader and solid decision-maker
Team player
10 to 15 years of experience in the aviation industry
10 years of experience in progressively responsible roles, with a minimum of five years in a leadership capacity.
Experience working with government agencies
Aviation-savvy individual with knowledge and understanding of general aviation issues
Knowledge in air traffic systems
Private pilot certificate with instrument rating preferred
Knowledge of all types of general aviation aircraft a plus
Bachelor’s degree required, degree in Aviation preferred
AOPA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace

Licenses & Certifications

Private Pilot Lic (PPL)

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Job posted: 2020-06-10