• LIFT Academy - Admissions Specialist

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  • Overview

    Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned and operated by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training, utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators. Students receive instruction from experienced pilots, under FAA and industry standards, with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. LIFT Academy students will train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft and flight simulators produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine and the DA42 twin-engine aircraft. The program will be further enhanced with Diamond Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD) built to achieve the most realistic cockpit simulation environment. LIFT offers its graduates a direct path to become First Officers at Republic Airline. Interested students are invited to call 1-800-435-2552 or visit flywithlift.com.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Processes all applications, transcripts, test scores and correspondence for new, re-enrolling, transfer, outreach and international student applications for LIFT Academy.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    • Process all applications for admissions using Applicant Tracking System; review and update student information throughout application and enrollment process
    • Provide quality customer service to students and parents
    • Meet with academy departments as necessary to evaluate enrollment process and develop new processes when needed
    • Manage all official student documents and ensure students meet all standards set by the Academy and the FAA
    • Evaluate student records. Perform degree checks and transcript evaluations
    • Analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements
    • Assist in monitoring admission interviews and screenings
    • Manage and maintain records and databases. Maintain accurate records
    • Make appropriate recommendations based on logical and justifiable reasoning. Analyze and solve problems
    • Train and assist new employees, including student workers
    • Assist with mass direct mailings
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



    • Associates degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel) required
    • Understanding of academic standards governing student probation, suspension, and/or expulsion
    • Familiarity with student recruitment and retention issues
    • Understanding of applicant tracking systems and ability to maintain student databases
      • Experience with organizational structure, workflow, operating procedures, and problem resolution
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in complex environments
      • Maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
      • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously and strong attention to detail including ability to self-monitor for quality control and accuracy
      • Desire to foster a cooperative work environment
      • Strong customer service skills.



    • Bachelor’s degree in business, education or a related field.
    • Experience working within the aviation industry
    • Experience with college admissions


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



    Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction.  Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured.  Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.


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

    Able to move about the work environment. 

    Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.


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

    The work environment is typical of an indoor office setting.




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