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Helicopter Association International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is an aviation trade association dedicated to providing its members with services that directly benefit their operations, and to advancing the international helicopter community by providing programs that enhance safety and encourage professionalism and economic viability while promoting the unique contributions vertical flight offers society. HAI represents more than 3,800 member organizations and annually produces HAI HELI-EXPO®, the world’s largest trade show and exposition dedicated to helicopters.

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  • Deputy Director of Safety

    Department: Operations
    Reports to: Director of Safety
    Status: Full Time, Exempt

    Overview: The Deputy Director of Safety is responsible for supporting the association’s existing aviation safety programs, and developing new safety initiatives to benefit HAI’s membership.

    Essential Functions of the Position Include, but Are Not Limited To:

    • Providing auxiliary support to the Director of Safety
    • Serving as the HAI safety representative on various industry, government, and international boards, task forces, and meetings
    • Providing feedback for the association’s response to proposed safety-related regulations and legislative initiatives
    • Collecting, researching, and analyzing safety and accident data for subsequent statistical reporting
    • Developing and implementing new HAI industry safety initiatives
    • Routinely interacting with aviation related agencies and organizations in support of the rotorcraft industry
    • Supporting all aspects of HAI’s accreditation programs (IS-BAO & HAI APS) that assist helicopter operators in reducing incidents and accidents, while improving industry safety culture
    • Providing safety supervision for flight activities at the association’s annual trade show and exposition, HAI HELI-EXPO®
    • Responding to requests for rotorcraft safety assistance from HAI members and the general public
    • Serving as staff liaison for assigned HAI committees
    • Contributing content for use in HAI’s printed and electronic publications
    • Making safety presentations on behalf of HAI as necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

    Desired Qualifications for the Position Include:

    • College or advanced degree related to aviation safety and/or management
    • Five or more years of related helicopter safety background, training, and experience
    • Certificated helicopter pilot and/or maintenance technician
    • Previous experience with helicopter or other aviation-related organization
    • Prior international experience preferred
    • Experience with auditing protocols and accreditation programs
    • A passionate commitment to the promotion of helicopter safety
    • Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with prior experience in creating and delivering written proposals and public presentations
    • Research, data analysis, and report writing experience
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Detail oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to travel

    The above qualifications are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.

    Application Instructions:

    • Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements online at or by email to
    • Incomplete submissions will not be considered
    • All positions are located in Alexandria, VA; flextime and telecommuting are not available
    • All candidates are subject to background screening and drug testing

    This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Helicopter Association International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

To view detailed information and/or apply for a position, click on the title of the position and then "Apply Now". Submissions must include cover letter, salary requirements, and resume. Attachments must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Positions are advertised until filled.

All positions are located in Alexandria, VA. Flextime and telecommuting are not available. All candidates are subject to background screening and drug testing.

HAI appreciates the time, energy, and interest of all applicants. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications, HAI is unable to provide status updates. However, a member of the human resources department will contact you if additional information and/or materials are needed, or if you are selected for an interview.

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Helicopter Association International is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.