The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is searching for their next Director of Airport Development! This is an exciting opportunity to join the Authority’s Leadership Team and make a difference in the Northeast Indiana region. While 2020 was a challenging year for the aviation industry, Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) outpaced the U.S. domestic passenger recovery by 20%. FWA maintained the service of all airlines that had been serving the airport prior to 2020, and the airport is positioned for growth in 2021.
The Director of Airport Development is primarily responsible for marketing and development of all property owned by the Authority for aeronautical and non-aeronautical purposes, excluding terminal area usage by concessionaires, parking vendors, or the airlines and excluding hangar leases. This includes both FWA, Smith Field Airport (SMD), the adjacent Air Trade Center and all other developable property owned by the Authority.
Experience and Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in property management, business administration, real estate, legal or related field.
Five to seven years of work experience in commercial real estate, commercial business development, or sales, preferably in an airport environment.
Strong background in economic development a plus.
Demonstrated customer service capabilities.
Proficient in using the latest versions of Microsoft SharePoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, web searches, and GIS or other similar mapping systems.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, capability for analytical thinking, dynamic presentation skills.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Pass a pre-hire drug screen and random alcohol and drug testing.
Pass federal fingerprint based criminal history background check.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
If you're looking to take your talents to a whole new altitude, consider working for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority!
The Airport Authority operates Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field Airport (SMD) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Authority also operates Fort Wayne Aero Center, the Fixed Base Operation at FWA.
There are 93 full time positions at the Airport Authority. The 2021 operating budget is $15.2 million with a capital budget of $32.8 million. Over 791,800 passengers utilized FWA in 2019, and the annual operations figure was over 27,000. While passenger traffic in the United States was down by an average of 65% in 2020, FWA was off 2019 numbers by 45%. The airport is showing signs of a strong recovery in 2021.
FWA currently serves four airlines – Allegiant, American, Delta, and United – which serve 14 non-stop markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sarasota (seasonal) and Tampa. FWA is also the home of the Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Tactical Fighter Wing and is served by FedEx and UPS.