12 July 2024

Southern Airways Express | Pilot

Reynoldsville, PA, United States

Pilot Recruiting Administrator

Full Time Clerical

PA, Reynoldsville, PA, US

Requisition ID: 1546

Salary Range: $43,888.00 To 43,888.00 Annually

Are you ready to take your career to new heights? Join Southern Airways, the biggest little airline in the industry, and be part of a dynamic, fast-paced environment where your excellent customer service skills will shine! As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Surf Air Mobility, we provide route services throughout the contiguous United States and the Hawaiian Islands.

Our company mantra, "Every Passenger, Every Day, Every Flight," is at the heart of everything we do. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives while contributing to our mission of providing exceptional service and prioritizing passenger safety.

Southern Airways is experiencing tremendous growth, offering endless opportunities for learning and career advancement. Whether you're new to the airline industry or looking to enhance your skills, you'll receive comprehensive training and support to excel in your role.

Put your talents to work and join the Southern Airways team today! Be part of the biggest little airline where every passenger, every day, and every flight matters – and so do you!

Southern Airways Express is a Commuter Airline, Scheduled Part 135 Operator that provides route services to customers throughout the contiguous United States, as well as the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to our commitment to the individual passenger, which is recognized in our company mantra, “Every Passenger, Every Day, Every Flight,” Southern Airways has seen tremendous growth in recent years and anticipates significant growth in the future. This mantra has encapsulated our thinking as well as our core values since day one. Despite being the fastest-growing airline in America, our commitment to our passengers’ safety remains our number one priority.

This position will be based at our new Recruiting and Training Center in DuBois, PA.


JOB TITLE: Pilot Recruiting Administrator

REPORTS TO: Manager of Pilot Recruiting, Director of Operations

DEPARTMENT: Operations



The Recruiting Administrator is part of the team responsible for the successful hiring of our pilots. This includes tasks related recruiting, documents, communications, and scheduling. This position serves as a liaison with the HR department to successfully transition pilots from applicants to team members. Additionally, the position handles day-to-day needs of the Training Academy. This position requires the candidate to be in our Training Academy at DuBois Airport on a daily basis, along with working one weekend per month for the arrival of our Pilot Class.


  • Proactively source and identify active and passive candidates leveraging a wide variety of tools and techniques.
  • Build and maintain a quality pipeline through fostering long-term relationships with potential candidates.
  • Screen and interview candidates via phone or video. Assess technical/functional knowledge and skills.
  • Initiate and ensure smooth transition to new hire processing through start of pilot training class or first day of hire; with other staff, manage the successful hiring of our pilot teams, including pre-employment paperwork, pre-employment testing, PRIA documents, and other onboarding tasks. Prepare pilot packets for class and coordinate printing of manuals.
  • Ensure all activities related to the pre-employment process have been completed successfully and in a timely manner prior to the start of pilot training classes.
  • Provide feedback to candidates to ensure a positive experience regardless of hiring decision.
  • Coordinate with other staff on any Cadet Program, including processing contracts, maintaining any tuition reimbursement payments, and other tasks associated with the program.
  • Ability to travel intermittently (not more than 15% of the time) for various recruiting and presentation functions. Ability to work up to three hours on Sunday evenings to welcome arriving pilots.
  • Successfully use company CRM software.
  • Answer phones, assist the recruiters as requested.
  • Handle day-to-day needs of the training academy including maintaining supplies, receiving deliveries, coordinating with other departments on items necessary for training, general administrative duties.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • At least two (2) years in HR and/or recruiting; full life cycle recruiting experience; aviation industry a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of social networking platforms, online communications, and other sourcing channels.
  • Proven ability to build a talent pipeline and bench.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidentiality in all areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to communicate succinctly and effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated; able to work and meet deadlines under minimal supervision.



  • Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional certification in Human Resources a plus.

Work Experience:

  • Prefer at least two (2) years in a Human Resources generalist position and/or full-cycle recruiting.
  • Prior experience in the airline industry a plus.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Computer, phone skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English effectively.
  • Ability to work within a 24/7 operation including holidays.
  • Ability to pass 10-year background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by airline regulations and company policies.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. per the Immigration Act of 1986.

Physical requirements:

  • Must have sufficient vision and ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position in a normal office environment.
  • Must be able to communicate through verbal, written, and electronic means.
  • Must be able to access filing cabinets, drawers, and shelves of varying height.
  • Must be able to move up to 25 pounds on an infrequent basis.

Southern Airways Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer and as such all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin - and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, or disability.


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