The Spaceport America CEO is responsible for the successful management and operation of Spaceport America. The job entails working with customers, the public, state legislators, county and city officials, Federal agencies and the media. Incumbent must be adept at managing organizations, people, projects and finances. Incumbent must work closely with customers to ensure their requirements are met. Business and aerospace experience is essential, particularly experience in the space industry. Incumbent, working with business development team, must be able to engage and attract new customers. Incumbent must have excellent communication skills—both written and verbal. This position reports to a Board of Directors and the Governor’s Office. Incumbent must be a US Citizen.
This position is a State Government position based at Spaceport America in Upham, NM and Las Cruces, NM. Salary is $127,000 with state government benefits.
Mandatory: Technical degree required. Aerospace engineering degree preferred but other engineering, math or science degrees acceptable as long as coupled with aerospace industry experience as described above.
In addition to a technical degree, an MBA is highly desirable or equivalent business experience as described above.