Flight Instructor

Estherville, IA 51334
Post Date:
July 22, 2019
Job Status:


The part-time Flight Instructor is responsible for assisting the lead flight instructor, conducting ground school training at the flight center, conducting flight training at the airport, keeping the flight line and center neat and orderly, overseeing student activities at the airport, and other duties as assigned by the Chief Flight Instructor.

% of Time

Constant (67-100%)


Essential Duties / Responsibilities

1. Effectively organize, teach and evaluate student performance and progress in assigned course offerings in accordance with established syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations.

2. Evaluate and record student performance and progress according to College and division guidelines and FAA standards.

  1. Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught in accordance with College and FAA standards.



  1. Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.
  2. Assist with lab sites for student practical experiences and monitor progress.
  3. Assist with the recruitment and orientation of students.



  1. Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
  2. Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classrooms/laboratories, including air craft.
  3. Assist the supervisor in the budgeting process.
  4. Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communication within the College and community.
  5. Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, College activities and community activities.
  6. Assist with community activities and public relations activities.
  7. Participate in Advisory Committee meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

  1. Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current student, staff and the community.
  2. Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies and practices.
  3. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  4. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  5. Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
  6. Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  7. Be a creative, energetic and self motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.


Special Demands:

Position involves sitting or standing in a classroom setting and/or delivering flight instruction in various aircraft. Must be able to satisfy all requirements of a Flight Instructor as defined in FAR Part 141. Required to travel between sites utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid drivers license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.


Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all–inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

Required to meet FAR Part 141.37:  

  • At least 300 hours of flight time.


Preferred additional requirements:  

  •     Flight instructor’s certificate (airplane category),
  •     An instrument instructor’s certificate (airplane category).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited institution or experience in an educational institution. 


Salary:   $35.00/Hour


Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Complete our online application at www.iowalakes.edu/jobs. Contact Amanda Fuhrman at afuhrman@iowalakes.edu or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources Office, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.  


Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433, kmuller@iowalakes.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

Courses Taught


The following is a list of possible courses to be taught.  Other courses may be added or deleted as required by the program:


  • Private, instrument, commercial and multi engine ground schools.
  • Private, instrument, commercial and multi engine flight instruction.


Types of Aircraft in the Program


Cessna 152 2

Cessna 172 1

Piper Arrow IV 1

Piper Seneca I 1

Beechcraft Debonair 1

Cirrus SR 20 1

Cub Crafters Cub        1

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