Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Nashville International Airport
John C. Tune Airport
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Planning
The Assistant Vice President, Strategic Planning is responsible for organizational strategy, planning, land
use, and master planning. Other responsibilities include overseeing short- and long-term planning efforts
to set organizational direction.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Leads organization through strategic planning and monitors overall organizational performance in achieving strategic and departmental objectives.
▪ Leads long-term planning, including development of airport master plan updates.
▪ Oversees organizational planning efforts to support internal and external stakeholders as development options are presented.
▪ Meets with business and civic leaders to discuss technical matters and future planning endeavors.
▪ Develops quarterly performance reports and anticipated annual projections.
▪ Maintains regular and on-time attendance.
▪ Follows all safety regulations.
▪ Supports MNAA’s commitment to its culture and values, including respect, integrity, service, and excellence.
▪ Assures planning projects are documented and conducted in accordance with contracts, federal and state grants, plans, and specifications.
▪ Supports the organization in achieving mission and values to drive customer excellence.
▪ Oversees and manages specialty projects.
▪ Participates in community planning organizations including the Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Coordinating Committee.
▪ Supports emergency response as necessary depending upon the incident severity and needs.
▪ Makes public speeches and presentations regarding airport planning, environmental, and sustainability plans.
▪ Presents and confers with senior and executive staff regarding short- and long-term needs related to new ideas, and necessary plans for repairs, renovation, improvements, and expansions.
▪ Provides recommendations for future development initiatives to ensure they meet planning requirements and strategic initiatives.
▪ Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
▪ Safety and Security: Knowledge of equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safety and security.
▪ Airport Planning: Knowledge of principles, practices, and regulations related to airport planning.
▪ FAA Regulations: Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations related to airport funding and operations, air traffic control, and building codes.
▪ Business and Management Principles: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
▪ Strategic Planning: Skill in defining strategy or direction and making decisions on allocating resources to pursue the strategy.
▪ Communication: Skill in communicating effectively at all levels of the organization and with stakeholders, both orally and in writing.
▪ Supervision of Personnel: Skill in supervising and managing others, including planning work, providing direction, motivating workers, and identifying the best workers for the job.
▪ Analytical Thinking: Skill in analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
▪ Judgment and Decision Making: Skill in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
▪ Leadership: Skill in leading, taking charge, and offering opinions and direction.
▪ Presenting: Skill in developing and delivering presentations, both oral and written, to groups of varying size.
▪ Teamwork: Skill in working with others as a team while taking responsibility for outcomes.
▪ Project Management: Skill in conceptualizing and managing complex projects, and managing multiple projects using established project management principles.
▪ Relationship Building: Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships with others.
▪ Problem Solving: Skill in identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
▪ Conflict Management: Skill in managing conflict and identifying effective and mutually beneficial solutions to the sources of conflict.
▪ Contract Administration: Skill in interpreting, writing, and administering contracts.
▪ Microsoft Office: Skill in using Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
▪ Attention to Detail: Is careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
▪ Independence: Develops one's own ways of doing things, guides oneself with little or no supervision, makes independent decisions, and depends on oneself to get things done.
▪ Professionalism: Demonstrates professional behavior and appearance in all situations.
▪ Ethical Behavior: Consistently displays ethical behavior.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, planning, or related field required.
Experience: Over 10 years of management experience, including project management, engineering, planning, strategy development, or related experience required.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in engineering, planning, business management, or related field, and commercial airport experience. Licenses and certifications that are preferred include Professional Engineer (PE) certification, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, and/or American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) certification.
Licenses/Certifications: Driver's license required.