PSA Airlines

Cadet Engagement Recruiter

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Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About PSA

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. We value teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity and strive to create a safe, respectful, and happy work environment for our more than 4,000 employees. Our company culture, known as The PSA Way, is our foundation for operation and fosters stability, growth and a focus on the future while always placing safety at the forefront of everything we do. We are driven in our goals and achievements, eager to be better. We are reliable to one another and accountable for our actions. And we are caring in our daily interactions, with teammates, colleagues, and customers. Join our team to enjoy comprehensive benefits, including travel privileges on the American Airlines global network, so you can explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.


PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible team members enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
  • A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
  • 401(k) with company match
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
  • A choice of three health plan options, all with nationwide coverage with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network
  • Premium dental coverage
  • Vision plan options provided, including a plan that covers both glasses and contacts every year    
  • Benefits navigation services, including finding a doctor, scheduling an appointment, understanding your medical bills, and free second opinion services
  • Access to 24-hour virtual urgent care services
  • Family planning and fertility treatment
  • LGBTQ+ friendly services including gender affirming care, assistance finding knowledgeable providers, and family planning
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and supplemental life insurance options for spouses and dependent children
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care services
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program providing a range of services, including 5 free in-person sessions with a health care professional


Position Summary 
As the Cadet Engagement Recruiter this will impact PSA Airlines’ by recruiting and engaging key talent through PSA’s Pathway Programs. The role will serve as a point of contact with the cadets at varying levels of their pathway ensuring they have a unique and valuable experience.
Job Responsibilities 
  • Functions as entry point into Interview Process for PSA Cadets
  • Partners with Recruiting Leadership, Marketing & Communications, Training and Cadet Mentors and to ensure a thorough engagement and retention plan.
  • Conducts knowledge checks with cadets and various stages to ensure PSA specific qualifications are met.
  • Supports contract updates with Manager
  • Organizes and schedules knowledge checks and progression interviews to ensure proper candidate details are needed for interviews
  • Assess candidates technical, functional knowledge and leadership skills through a combination of behavioral and competency-based interviews.
  • Actively retain qualified cadets in Cadet Program through ongoing engagement activities, works to update recruitment and engagement strategy with Manager of Talent Acquisition.
  • Updates candidate tracking and department reporting weekly.
  • Maintains a strong keep in touch contact management system pipeline within the systems of potential pilot candidates in company CRM, ATS, and other recruitment resources.
  • Supports overall retention engagement initiatives, changes, and implementations where needed. Supports Cadet Program pay, benefits, and compensation.
  • Analyze cadet program trends and metrics
  • Identify and attend networking activities such as career fairs, professional associations, technical schools and outplacement services, etc. Represents PSA at virtual and external recruiting events
  • Ability to keep abreast of cadet program labor trends on where the best supply of talent is in the market place.
  • Collaborate with key internal business partners to facilitate cadet program engagement:
    • Recruiting Coordinators: information needed to provide administrative support in scheduling, etc.
    • Human Resources: facilitate smooth transition preparing for candidates first day of work.
  • Directly accountable for adhering to standard processes for ICIMS and Yello data management
  • Maintains compliance with company policies and procedures as well as with all applicable external regulations.
  • Responsible for the Company’s Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs.

Position Specifics

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of full life cycle recruiting experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Experience in recruiting application review, preferably in Pilot Recruiting or Aviation related
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn and utilize applicant tracking systems, CRM tools, and virtual recruiting tools
  • Ability to use or learn how to use online screening tools and technology to build efficiencies into the overall recruiting process
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to demonstrate right to work in the US
  • Recruiting experience in university or flight school setting
  • Bachelor’s degree
To be successful at PSA, you should be:
  • Driven
  • Reliable
  • Caring
  • Engaging Communicator
  • Decisive
  • Results Driven
To be successful in this position, you should be great at:
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Data Analytics and Diagnostics skills
  • Coaching & Development
  • Driving Excellence
  • Facilitating Change
  • Strategic Thinking
Additional Information 

Supervisory Responsibility: This is not a supervisory position
In absence, who will handle and re-assign tasks: Manager of Talent Acquisition

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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