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The National Gay Pilots Association has enjoyed vibrant growth in recent years.  Our mission is simple; Build, Support and Unite the LGBT aviation community through education, social events, and outreach.  The NGPA enjoys a broad diversity of members from all walks of aviation life from the casual general aviator to the airline dispatcher, air traffic controller, flight attendant, mechanic, professional pilot as well as aviation enthusiasts and more. 

Although our advocacy and outreach component is significant, the NGPA is so much more.  We continue to value and enjoy relationships that we have built within the aviation industry. We promote safety as well as affirming a social and professional network for the LGBT aviation community.  In addition, our scholarships help launch aviation careers for future LGBT and ally aviators. 

The NGPA is truly a family where life-long friendships are born.  And your fellow members become your aviation family. 


The NGPA seeks an individual that can continue to set a high standard for the organization.  The new President will be the most public and visible member of the NGPA.  Not only does the job require the responsibilities of being the organization’s President, but it also means being able to nurture our established relationships and expand our reach in the worldwide aviation community. 

The NGPA President position is a part-time job averaging 20 hours per week.  Compensation will be commensurate with a half-time job as the chief executive for a non-profit organization.  See the complete listing of job requirements.  


The President of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) shall serve as the senior executive for the Association.  In this role, the president shall manage finances, employees, planning, events, and outreach to achieve the strategic goals set by the Board of Directors.  The president shall be a key stakeholder in efforts to manage and grow association membership, establish and manage important fundraising relationships with industry, lead and develop association employees and volunteers, set performance goals for association events, manage social media engagement and other responsibilities set by the Board of Directors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Acts as an officer of the Association as defined by the Bylaws

  • Establish annual goals in support of the Strategic Action Plan developed by the Board of Directors

  • Oversee management of the Association's financial expenditures and receipts

  • Oversee planning for, execution of, and attendance at principal Association events and Board meetings

  • Manage and develop Association employee(s) and key volunteers

  • Manage and grow relationships with key stakeholders and sponsors

  • Act as a spokesperson for the association for traditional media, social media, membership and other communications

  • Manage volunteer committees to aid in the successful completion of annual and strategic goals

  • Additional duties as identified by the Board of Directors


  • Production of regular accounting and activity reports in support of Board of Directors meetings

  • Writing regular columns in the Association’s member communications products

  • Support local and regional chapter events

  • Development and growth of key sponsors and stakeholders supportive of NGPA's mission


  • Manages all Association employees



Specific requirements include but are not limited to:


  • Possess an FAA airman certificate (e.g. pilot, A&P, dispatcher, flight attendant, ATC, etc.) or international equivalent

  • Proficient knowledge of The NGPA’s diverse workplace membership including airlines, on-demand charter, cargo, general and business aviation, air traffic control, military, and others

  • Proficient knowledge of The NGPA’s LGBTQ membership and associated focuses

  • Experience with advocacy across a broad range of stakeholders including management, unions, regulators and government, individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations

  • Demonstrated capability with managing budgets

  • Excellent written, public speaking and presentation skills

  • Proficient with word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and accounting software platforms

  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning


  • At least 7 years of experience or involvement in aviation

  • At least 2 years of experience in non-profit management or in a volunteer leadership role


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • Must be able to sit in a chair and operate a computer

  • Must be able to communicate via the telephone

  • Must be able to bend, stretch and reach

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to handle periods of high stress levels

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently


  • At least a private pilot certificate or international equivalent

  • Fluent in a second language recognized by ICAO

  • At least 2 years as an active and current member of NGPA


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • Some events take place on an airport ramp where noise levels may be higher, temperatures could become uncomfortable, and inclement weather is possible

  • Job requires engagement with a broad segment of stakeholders during normal business hours with some required meetings taking place outside of those hours



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