United Airlines

Manager, Pilot Hiring Programs

United Airlines - Posted 2 months ago
$99k-110k/year  + Equity


Chicago, IL

Human Resources
Career Level
Senior, Mid-Level
Company size
84k employees

Airport:  O'Hare Intl

Human Resources Job description

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy, and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k, and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we offer more than jobs, we build careers. Our HR team is passionate about growing our diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. We empower our team members to pursue unique career paths, promote a culture where all employees feel included and empowered to a make a measurable difference in our success, and value the achievements and advancement of our diverse workforce. Join our team and chart your own uniquely United career journey!

Key Responsibilities:

The Manager, Pilot Hiring Programs leads a team of Pilot Recruiters and is responsible for leading United Airlines’ pilot sourcing processes to recruit top talent to the Aviate program and ultimately a United flight deck. The position is responsible for developing, leading, handling and implementing robust recruiting strategies to build a pipeline of pilots for our Aviate program. Individual must collaborate regularly with Flight Operations & HR on process, strategies, status updates and feedback of all candidates and focus on development of the team

  • Provide leadership and lead recruitment team responsible for pilot sourcing
  • Partner in design and support of standard processes for pilot sourcing
  • Sourcing and recruitment activities may include outreach to our network of Aviate partners; collaboration with industry peers; design, development, and execution of programs to attract candidates; creation and management of data analytics and tracking systems; website and social media advertising
  • Oversee team responsible for coordinating and attending recruitment job fairs, campus visits, flight line visits, and school/community-based recruitment events
  • Assist with design and development of recruiting tools to drive efficiency, improve equity, and provide an industry leading applicant/participant experience
  • Create and manage recruiting and diversity analytics in partnership with People Analytics and Flight Operations
  • Ability to travel as needed


United values diverse experiences, and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table.

What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • 5 or more years of HR experience, with at least 3 years of dedicated recruiting experience required
  • Experience in workforce development programs and/or campus recruiting
  • Experience leading a team and providing the support needed to achieve outcomes
  • Experience in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion recruiting strategies
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ownership and outcomes-focused mentality and proven ability to develop and execute critical initiatives
  • Experience with tracking and data analytics and building robust presentations
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, highly team-oriented environment
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy and ability to delegate work as needed
  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience using Salesforce, Taleo, or other applicant tracking systems (i.e., iCIMS)
  • In-depth understanding of barriers to entry to the pilot profession for women and racial/ethnic minorities
  • Strong knowledge of social media and demonstrated usage of tools such as LinkedIn

United Airlines is an equal-opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions.

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