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The Tailhook Association Headquarters has two job openings, starting on
1 November, 2017. If you are interested apply now.



Editor, The Tailhook Association Publication: The 'Hook

Editor, The Tailhook Association Publication: The Hook

The Tailhook Association

San Diego, California.

Requirements:

  • An extensive background and experience with U.S. Naval Carrier Aviation
  • Superior editing and writing skills
  • Full time employment at the Tailhook Association Headquarters in San Diego, California

Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing and approving editorial content
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Overseeing production of publications and other materials

Desired professional editorial and publication production experience:

  • The ideal candidate will be a retired US Navy or US Marine Corps Aviator.
  • Book or magazine editing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills to identify and correct errors in word usage, grammar, punctuation, style and spelling in English.
  • Ability to work independently, to organize and work on several projects at once and to communicate effectively with other staff members

Benefits:

  • While the Tailhook Association does have a simple IRA retirement program there are no medical or dental programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • The Association is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all individuals and will make every effort to afford individuals with the necessary qualifications, equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical handicap, veteran status, medical condition, including pregnancy, or any other classification protected by law.


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Sales and Convention Coordinator Assistant

Sales and Convention Coordinator Assistant

The Tailhook Association

San Diego, California.

Part to Full Time position

The Sales and Convention Coordinator Assistant is responsible for inventory, sales order fulfillment processes, and marketing based on trend analysis and customer feedback. This position also assists the Convention Coordinator with administrative and scheduling tasks to ensure our convention flows in a smooth and timely manner. Sales and Convention Coordinator Assistant must have good planning skills and the ability to anticipate problems and develop a plan of action to prevent delays in the association's workflow and assists the Office Manager when required.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for all aspects of sales, inventory, ordering, processing and shipping orders, providing periodic sales trend analysis, and marketing based on customer feedback.
  • Supports the Convention Coordinator in the planning, scheduling and execution of our annual symposium.
  • Support Office Manager in all key functional areas of office operation.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to interface with members, vendors, corporate sponsors, and staff of varying levels, and military ranks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, be dependable, responsible and can work in a growth environment.
  • Able to identify and resolve issues with limited supervision.
  • Able to complete successful coordination and planning of annual convention on schedule.
  • Able to prioritize work during busy periods.
  • Displays a positive attitude with a “customer first” approach to all members and a willingness to learn, create, adapt, and overcome issues that may arise.

Technical Requirements

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Comfortable working with website developer.
  • Ability to learn and acquire a working knowledge of military vernacular.
  • Willing to learn all aspects of mailing packages, and operating all office equipment. Undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the yearly convention activities.

Experience

  • Prior experience in sales and or marketing preferred or a combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The Tailhook Association is a membership based non-profit organization with a focus on carrier aviation. Experience and knowledge of naval aviation, military ranks, and protocol is preferred.

Benefits:

  • While the Tailhook Association does have a simple IRA retirement program there are no medical or dental programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • The Association is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all individuals and will make every effort to afford individuals with the necessary qualifications, equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical handicap, veteran status, medical condition, including pregnancy, or any other classification protected by law.


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About Us

The Tailhook Association is an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization internationally recognized as the premier supporter of the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation. The purposes of the Association are: to foster, encourage, develop, study, and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation's defense system.

Educational Foundation:

The Foundation scholarship program awards over 100 scholarships annually. These grants assist the children and grandchildren of former and current naval aviators and aircrewmen as well as aircraft carrier based personnel studying in the many fields of College undergraduate education. Another part of our Foundation’s ongoing educational program is to fund sending over 1000 quarterly copies of the The Hook magazine to high schools and colleges throughout the United States; most of these magazines go to NROTC and NJROTC units. We need your help to further expand The Hook magazine’s distribution to more high schools and colleges. Please visit the Hook to School Link and support a high school or college in your area or, just ask the Tailhook Educational Foundation staff assign your Hook to School donation to a school not currently supported.

History:

The genesis of the current Tailhook Association was the first Tailhook Reunion held at Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Republic of Mexico, in 1956. From this small gathering, our annual reunions and the Association have grown in size and professional stature.

Membership:

Regular Tailhook Association membership is open to anyone who has made a carrier landing. Additionally, Associate Membership is open to anyone who has the desire to support U.S. Naval Carrier Aviation and the goals of the Tailhook Association. Associate Members have all privileges of regular members with the exception of voting rights. Regular and Associate life memberships are available. The same provisions and benefits of Regular and Associate Annual Memberships apply.

Vision Statement:

It is the vision of the Tailhook Association to be internationally recognized as the premier organization for support of carrier and other sea-based aviation.

" ... to foster, encourage, develop, study, and support the aircraft carrier, sea-based aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, and aircrews of the United States of America; and to educate and inform the public in the appropriate role of the aircraft carrier and carrier aviation in the nation's defense system."

The objectives of the Tailhook Association in implementation of the stated purposes are:

  • Expand the membership base, with continued focus on active duty. Honor the service and sacrifices of all those who are, or have been a part of, carrier-based aviation.
  • Educate the public on the importance of carrier and other sea-based aviation and contribute to improved communications among civilian and military communities regarding carrier aviation matters.
  • Promote the Tailhook Educational Foundation in its mission of providing higher educational scholarship assistance.
  • Provide an interactive forum for fleet aviator thought and opinion on carrier aviation matters, particularly those of junior aviators.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of professionalism, camaraderie and morale among carrier and other sea-based aviators.
  • Honor and give special recognition to those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of carrier-based Naval Aviation.
  • Uphold a commitment to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.