Leadership Development Specialist (“LDS”)
Not Permanent Staff Position: Contract/Consultant Only
Contract Offering: up to $20,000 (USD) maximum/annum
The Eno Center for Transportation (“Eno”) is the national leader regarded as the go-to source for quality research, relevant policy analysis, and exclusive professional development programs dedicated to the transportation industry. Since 1999, Eno’s professional development programs have garnered renown for their unparalleled quality and transformative impact. These legacy programs have earned the highest esteem from the industry, agency CEOs, senior staff, and the participants. The program is led by a team of learning professionals with deep policy expertise, experience with transportation operations and management, and over 60 years of combined experience in adult pedagogy and the crafting of potent leadership curricula.
The MAX (multi-agency exchange) program is a highly regarded collaboration among major airports across the U.S. to promote best practices and galvanize innovation; deepen industry knowledge; cultivate leadership; and enhance peer networking among industry professionals. In 2024, this model is being applied to the aviation industry with the launch of AirMAX. Participants in the program will complete a capstone project wherein they identify a business project to work on throughout the program year that solves a problem/untapped opportunity at their airport. Read more about the program here.
About the Leadership Development Specialist (LDS) Role
A key component of the AirMAX program is the critical support provided by the Leadership Development Specialist (LDS). The LDS is an experienced professional who knows how to coach, mentor, and develop emerging leaders; provides overall management, support and guidance to program participants as they complete the rigorous yearlong program; collaborates with airport facilitators who oversee, coordinate, and direct the program at the airport-level; and serves as a member of the Eno Team (contractually). The person in this position should have a passion for adult learning and leadership development, have strong competence in group and individual coaching methodology, and be highly skilled in building relational networks. Experience in the aviation or transportation industry is a plus but not required.
Specifically, the LDS responsibilities are to:
- Attend all scheduled weeklong program sessions (three in pilot year), which can and will involve intercity and out-of-state travel. 2024 position travel schedule will be shared during the interview process for confirmation of availability.
- Provide one-on-one and group executive coaching to program participants to support them in the research and execution of their program capstone project.
- Attend regularly scheduled check-ins with AirMAX Program Manager (PM), and stay in frequent communication with the PM through regular updates and scheduled meetings.
- Maintain up to six hours per program month of availability for participants to sign up for 1:1 focused coaching to help them stay motivated and work through any sticking points. These hours are most often used for coaching, which participants will be able to sign up for through a published calendar managed by the LDS.
- Build meaningful and transformational relationships with stakeholders, including airport leaders and facilitators, VIPs, guest speakers, and participants.
- Contribute to the review, critical assessment, or development of program curricula and/or content as needed.
- May lead or co-facilitate Eno-provided learning and professional development content, as agreed in advance.
- In absence of AirMAX Program Manager, act as Eno’s representative and serve as a subject-matter-expert (SME) for program purpose, content, and structure.
- Exercise leadership and provide support to airport facilitators, to include on-site logistical support upon request.
- Assist with coordinating guest speakers and Eno-provided content for agency visits.
- Provide assistance to airport facilitators in the development and structuring of their program agendas and materials as needed.
- Assist with planning and provide support for end-of-year program events such as graduation, orientation week (“EnoWeek”), capstone project presentations, etc.
- Collect, analyze, and report on data collected during and after agency visits and provide information/feedback as required, to include end-of-year final reporting.
- Attend mandatory program/course webinars, Eno team meetings, etc., that will be scheduled between, or outside of, in-person program meetings.
- Advise Eno on the development of alumni activities.
- Other similar duties, as assigned.
Additionally, the LDS position requires:
- Flexibility to work remotely and/or in-person
- Access to a computer, reliable internet service, and Microsoft Office
- Ability to travel throughout the U.S. during the program year
- Knowledge of the transportation industry or, specifically, airport operations is preferred, but not required
To express interest in the position, APPLY HERE.
COVID-19 and other infectious diseases can be extremely contagious and is spread by person-to-person contact. Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence of and severity of disease cases in the workplace, communities, and the nation. Eno Center for Transportation (“Eno”) requires that all attendees to its in-person events adhere fully to the COVID guidelines for disease prevention issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) (found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/index.html) and comply with all COVID-19 protocols put forth by Eno, jurisdictional authorities, and the event venue(s).
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- Cultivating a secure, supportive atmosphere for individual and organizational growth
- Proactively engaging diverse perspectives and fostering open dialogue within our team and network
- Acknowledging and nurturing the unique talents, experiences, and contributions of our team members, while striving for excellence in all that we do
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