Manager, Pilot Hiring Programs Jobs in USA | United Airlines Career


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At United, we offer more than jobs, we build careers. Our HR team is passionate about growing our diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. We empower our team members to pursue unique career paths, promote a culture where all employees feel included and empowered to a make a measurable difference in our success, and value the achievements and advancement of our diverse workforce. Join our team and chart your own uniquely United career journey!

Key Responsibilities

The Manager, Pilot Hiring Programs leads a team of Pilot Recruiters and is responsible for leading United Airlines’ pilot sourcing processes to recruit top talent to the Aviate program and ultimately a United flight deck. The position is responsible for developing, leading, handling and implementing robust recruiting strategies to build a pipeline of pilots for our Aviate program. Individual must collaborate regularly with Flight Operations & HR on process, strategies, status updates and feedback of all candidates and focus on development of the team
Provide leadership and lead recruitment team responsible for pilot sourcing
Partner in design and support of standard processes for pilot sourcing
Sourcing and recruitment activities may include outreach to our network of Aviate partners; collaboration with industry peers; design, development, and execution of programs to attract candidates; creation and management of data analytics and tracking systems; website and social media advertising
Oversee team responsible for coordinating and attending recruitment job fairs, campus visits, flight line visits, and school/community-based recruitment events
Assist with design and development of recruiting tools to drive efficiency, improve equity, and provide an industry leading applicant/participant experience
Create and manage recruiting and diversity analytics in partnership with People Analytics and Flight Operations
Ability to travel as needed


United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table.

What’s Needed To Succeed (Minimum Qualifications)
5 or more years HR experience, with at least 3 years of dedicated recruiting experience required
Experience in workforce development programs and/or campus recruiting
Experience leading a team and providing support needed to achieve outcomes
Experience in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion recruiting strategies
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Ownership and outcomes-focused mentality and proven ability to develop and execute critical initiatives
Experience with tracking and data analytics and building robust presentations
Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, highly team-oriented environment
Ability to handle multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy and ability to delegate work as needed
Ability to travel up to 35% of the time
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):
Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience
Experience using Salesforce, Taleo or other applicant tracking systems (i.e., iCIMS)
In depth understanding of barriers to entry to the pilot profession for women and racial/ethnic minorities
Strong knowledge of social media and demonstrated usage of tools such as LinkedIn
Base compensation range – $98,600 – $110,200

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