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Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 7 days ago(08/12/2022 9:02 AM)
Benefits Specialist       The Air Line Pilots Association, International, the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 65,000 pilots at 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Benefits Specialist for our Seattle, Washington office.  The Benefits Specialist helps to develop and implement the Alaska Airlines (ALA) Master Executive Council’s goals by providing professional and technical support to the Alaska Airlines pilots in the understanding of the Alaska welfare and retirement benefit programs, specifically, Group Life, Health, Dental, Disability, Retirement Plans (both defined benefit and defined contribution plans), and Section 125 Plans.  They also provide continuity by establishing relationships with company representatives, ALPA staff, and outside service providers such as investment managers, trustees, third party administrators (TPAs), insurance brokers, CPAs, actuaries, and claims adjustors.   They provide support to the pilot group concerning their company- and union-sponsored employee benefit programs, including defined benefit pension plan, 401(k), disability, health (medical, dental, vision, and account-based programs), life, and AD&D.  Working with experienced staff in the MEC office and ALPA national office, the Benefits Specialist works closely with and supports the members of the pilot group’s Master Executive Council (MEC) Retirement & Insurance (R&I) Committee, as well as functions as an in-house consultant to other MEC committees in the area of employee benefits, and as a daily contact in the MEC Office for individual pilots, providing information and assistance in the benefits area.    They will develop and conduct regularly scheduled benefits-related seminars for pilots, as well as prepare PowerPoint presentations and strategic communications.  They also work with the company to resolve benefits issues for members.  Because they work with members of the MEC, MEC committees, and other ALPA staff to provide the required benefit consulting expertise for the member or project under consideration, the successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of benefits, current trends and legislation, and will be expected to maintain knowledge in these areas.    Local, national, and international travel:  5 – 10%.   ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.   Minimum Requirements:   - Bachelor's degree in relevant area from an accredited college or university is required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience. - Five (5) or more years of experience working in employee benefits required, ten (10) or more years strongly preferred. - Working knowledge of the design, operation, and legal requirements of defined benefit plans; 401(k) plans; self-insured disability plans; and, other welfare benefits required. - Working knowledge of laws on benefits and compensation required. - Airline and/or union experience a plus. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with MEC members, MEC committees, individual members, internal staff, and external contacts. - Experience preparing PowerPoint presentations and other strategic communications. - Experience in developing and planning a project from concept to go-live. - Certification as an Employee Benefits Paralegal or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) preferred but not required. - Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.    Physical Demands:   Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.   Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases. Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)     Relocation not provided.       PM19      
Job ID
2022-0037
Job Locations US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 1 month ago(07/19/2022 11:35 AM)
Sr. Aviation Writer   The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 65,000 pilots at 40 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Senior Technical Writer for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.  The Sr. Technical Writer is the primary writer for Air Line Pilot magazine content, which serves as a foundation for most content generated for member and external audience messaging.  They are responsible for researching and writing technical aviation news, advocacy pieces, and speeches that advance the Association’s strategic goals and promote ALPA’s value to its members as well as coordinating with subject matter experts to provide strategic and tactical communications support for Master Executive Councils (MECs). To be successful, they will stay well-informed on technical developments throughout the aviation industry, monitoring the activities of the FAA, NTSB, TC, TSB, TSA, and other government agencies on issues relevant to the membership.  They also report on activities of ALPA’s Air Safety Organization (ASO).   Day-to-day, they draft copy for magazine feature and department articles, as well as content for speeches and public remarks, internal messaging (e.g., FastRead), ALPA’s websites, white papers, fact sheets, video scripts, podcast scripts, infographics, house/paid ads, MEC/LEC publications, and other member outreach, including executive correspondence and action alerts.  Speechwriting includes coordinating across departments and preparing ALPA leadership for various events – both external and internal – such as testimony before Congress or Parliament, aviation industry meetings and panel discussions, Association meetings, and more.   Interpersonal communication skills must include the ability to establish and maintain rapport internally as well as with air carrier flight crews and technical experts while monitoring membership opinions, trends, and events relevant to ALPA’s goals.   They must also be able to manage numerous projects simultaneously.    Interested applicants are requested to submit online portfolio link(s) showing previous work.    Local travel:  10 - 20%, sporadically 30%.   ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Minimum Requirements:   - Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., Journalism, Communications, English, or related field, from an accredited college or university required; master’s degree or completion of post-graduate courses in related field preferred; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience. - Five (5) or more years of advocacy communications experience required. - Feature writing, script writing, speech writing, blog writing, social media, and/or public relations strongly preferred. - Aviation experience and/or knowledge strongly preferred. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements. - Extensive writing experience, particularly with technical content and speeches. - Exceptional writing skills, delivering the highest quality copy for multiple projects on time, every time. - Strong strategic judgment and skills necessary to interact with national officers, directors, and committee chairpersons. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, line pilots, pilot committees, officers, governing bodies, external contacts, and others, as required. - Attention to detail, especially when reviewing and editing. - Extensive knowledge of Association policy, structure, and strategic plans preferred. - Must be a self-starter with professional maturity and sound judgment, capable of independent decision-making. - Must possess exceptional time management skills; be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; and, transition easily between projects. - Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.   Physical Demands:   Note:  The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.   Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases. Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)    Relocation Not Provided.   PM19    
Job ID
2022-0035
Job Locations US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 2 months ago(06/13/2022 1:27 PM)
Paralegal   The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 64,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Paralegal for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.  Under general supervision and within the limitations of Association policy, the Paralegalprovides contractual and legal research support and assists in the analysis of contractual disputes.  They work closely with MEC officers, representatives, and committee volunteers to assist in gathering information and evidence in order to review and analyze potential contract issues and support and assist in the development of strategies and tactics for resolution.  They interact with pilot members to assess whether potential disputes exist under the collective bargaining agreement and, if so, work with management representatives to informally resolve the dispute while also handling contractual appeals of disputes that are not resolved earlier in the resolution process, including the subsequent processing of cases to the System Board of Adjustment, the preparation of the cases at the Board, and the preparation of post-hearing briefs.  They also provide support and assistance in the preparation and processing of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement cases at all stages, up to and including appeals and filing appeal briefs.  Individual responsibility and administrative ability are both required to ensure that tasks are carried out as assigned and important deadlines are met.   Travel:  10 – 40 %.   ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.   Minimum Requirements:   - High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., English, Paralegal Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, or related field, from an accredited college or university preferred; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience. - Two (2) years of paralegal experience required; five (5) years strongly preferred. - Paralegal Certificate required. - Labor law experience strongly preferred. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots. - Understanding of pilot contracts, corporate practices, and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preferred. - Knowledge of pilot scheduling and work rules preferred. - Excellent organizational skills. - Able to work independently and to be proactive in identifying and responding to issues and problems. - Accurate word processing speed of 60+ wpm strongly preferred. - Software: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; SharePoint preferred.     Physical Demands:   Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.  Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.  Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally and nationally).  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.  Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)   Relocation Not Provided.   
Job ID
2022-0029
Job Locations US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 3 months ago(05/24/2022 3:37 PM)
  Organizer/Pilot Group Liaison   The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 64,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Organizer/Pilot Group Liaison for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.  As an integral part of the Representation team, the Organizer/Pilot Group Liaison serves as the primary contact within the Association for pilots interested in organizing their pilot group to be represented by ALPA.  They manage and maintain contact with interested pilots and pilot groups and provide information concerning these contacts with the Association through regular communication with the Director, Representation, and through periodic meetings of ALPA’s Organizing Task Force for consideration of action by the Association.  In consultation with the Director or their designee, they execute decisions and undertake work to assist in organizing pilots for representation by developing an appropriate campaign; establishing and training volunteers within the group to create an Organizing Committee (OC); coordinating ALPA assistance to the OC; providing information, monitoring, and coordination of organizing communications and events; and, providing assistance, when appropriate, in seeking and conducting a representation election under the auspices of the appropriate government agency.  Following a successful election, they serve as the pilots’ primary contact for information, resource coordination, and assistance within ALPA as the pilot group organizes their own governing structure, within ALPA’s Administrative Manual and Constitution & By-Laws, and establishes a new Master Executive Council (MEC).          Travel (U.S. and Canada):  25 – 50%; sporadically 75%.   ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.   Minimum Requirements:   - Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., Economics, English, or Political Science, from an accredited college or university required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience. - Ten (10) years prior or related experience in labor organizing and/or acting as a policy advocate. - Five (5) or more years relevant ALPA experience strongly preferred. At management discretion, ALPA experience with proven expertise may be substituted for some of the above. - Demonstrated ability to connect well with people and work successfully in member-driven and non-hierarchical organizations. - Record of success in moving grassroots initiatives forward a strong plus. - Knowledge of the aviation industry and organizing issues and strategies preferred. - Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint required.   Physical Demands:   Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.   Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position; move about the office and the local metropolitan area; determine what others have said or written; and, converse with others and exchange accurate information.   Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.   Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)   Relocation Not Provided.      
Job ID
2022-0027
Job Locations US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 3 days ago(08/16/2022 9:41 AM)
  Attorney   The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 64,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an Attorney for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.  This Attorney will serve as an integral member of the legal team providing legal representation and advice to ALPA, its officers, committees, governing bodies, and members.  Reporting to the Sr. Managing Attorney of the Legal Department, the successful candidate will represent the Association in federal and state court litigation at the trial and appellate levels, at administrative agencies, and in arbitration.  The position requires a significant degree of competence in the substantive and procedural aspects of such litigation.     This attorney will also provide legal advice and counsel to pilot leaders at all levels of the Association including National Officers, Master Executive Councils (MECs), Local Executive Councils (LECs), ALPA Committees, and Governing Bodies.  This advice includes a wide range of legal matters in various areas of legal expertise:  labor law, especially the Railway Labor Act, the Landrum-Griffin Act, and various other employment statutes and regulations.  The attorney may be called on to also provide advice on questions of Association policy.   Local, national, and international travel:  20 - 40%.   ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace.  We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Minimum Requirements:   - Juris Doctor (JD) from an approved school of law required. A record of excellent academic achievement reflected in law review or equivalent recognition strongly preferred. - Member in good standing of the Bar. - Five (5) years of related experience in labor relations practice, twelve (12) or more years preferred. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, labor, litigation or other relevant experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements - Judicial clerkship or other relevant government experience strongly preferred. - Excellent, demonstrated analytical and oral advocacy skills required. - Comprehensive knowledge of labor law, especially the Railway Labor Act, required. - Current knowledge and experience in federal and state court litigation and arbitration/mediation required. - Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate long-term endeavors. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots. - Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems, under time pressure and urgent conditions. - Experience using online legal research, Westlaw or the equivalent, preferred. - Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.     Physical Demands:   Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.   Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.   Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.   Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)     Relocation not provided.        PM19
Job ID
2022-0025
Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 6 months ago(03/03/2022 4:24 PM)
Scheduling Administrative Coordinator     The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks an experienced Scheduling Administrative Coordinator for our Atlanta office to provide administrative services for 13,000 Delta pilots, the Scheduling and Contract Administration Committees, and pilots regarding crew scheduling, as well as handling calls, clarifying and/or resolving individual pilot scheduling concerns, and supporting contract enforcement, under general supervision and within the limitations of Association policy.  They also handle individual pilot(s) scheduling and work rule calls and questions related to contract enforcement; serve as administrative liaison between the Association and Delta to clarify and/or resolve individual pilot scheduling concerns; communicate with Delta and Committees as directed; keep the Officers apprised of National and Committee agendas; independently drafts correspondence for the review and approval of the Scheduling and Contract Committee(s) and may produce a variety of briefs, contracts, forms, letters, minutes, papers, reports, and/or updates related to the work of the committees; and, establish, organize, and maintain up-to-date scheduling system files, filing and purging materials as directed and in accordance with established records management procedures and retention schedules.     ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.     Minimum Requirements:   - High school diploma or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. - Knowledge of Delta pilot scheduling and work rules strongly preferred. - Understanding of Delta pilot contract and corporate practices strongly preferred. - Working knowledge of System Board of Adjustment, Federal Flight Time/Duty Time, and other Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preferred. - Four (4) years of related experience, five (5) or more preferred. - MS Office proficiency required. - Excellent communication skills, oral and written. - Effective interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact to work with all levels of employees, management, and membership. - Word processing speed of 40 words per minute (wpm) required, 45+ wpm preferred.   Physical Demands:   Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.    Constantly operates a computer.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office, determine what others have said or written, and frequently converse with others and exchange accurate information.   Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office.  Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack and/or move the shipping cases.   Required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). Sporadically, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 25 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)   Relocation not provided.  
Job ID
2022-0011
Job Locations US-United States (all)
Posted Date 8 years ago(04/09/2014 3:44 PM)
    ANY OPEN POSITION   The Air Line Pilots Association, the largest international labor organization in the world representing commercial airline pilots, welcomes your application. Please feel free to apply using this generic position if there is no other position listed that closely matches your qualifications, background, and experience. When we have a suitable position, we will contact you for further information. Thank you.
Job ID
2008-2010