Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Employment

Tired of dreaming about skydiving while on the job? Make skydiving part of your job!

While actually making jumps is not part of anyone’s job description at USPA Headquarters, taking care of skydivers and promoting the sport are. Even if there isn’t a vacancy in your field of interest, why not drop HQ a resume and a note on what sort of position would interest you? You can send them to uspa@uspa.org.

Company Description

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is a voluntary membership organization of individuals who enjoy and support the sport of skydiving. The purpose of USPA is three-fold: to promote safe skydiving through training, licensing, and instructor qualification programs; to ensure skydiving’s rightful place on airports and in the airspace system, and to promote competition and record-setting programs.


Publications Associate

The U.S. Parachute Association is searching for a publications associate to join USPA’s publications department, which produces the print and digital versions of Parachutist magazine, USPA manuals and other USPA materials. The publications associate promotes, manages and performs billing for USPA’s print and digital advertising program; maintains relationships with vendors who sell USPA products; coordinates with the graphic designer to produce print materials (such as letterhead); develops in-house advertising (Safety Day, USPA Nationals, etc.); writes and edits content for Parachutist; and performs copy editing and proofreading for all USPA media. The position reports to the director of publications.

USPA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit association with over 41,000 members who enjoy and support the sport of skydiving.

The applicant should have excellent writing and editing skills, be deadline-oriented and able to multi-task. Must be able to initiate and build relationships with parachute equipment manufacturers and other industry providers, as well as content contributors, so skydiving experience is a plus. The candidate must know Microsoft Office; experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and HTML are a plus. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.

The full-time position is located at USPA in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Benefits include life and health (with vision and dental) insurance, paid leave and 401K eligibility. Salary ranges from $38,000-$47,000, depending on experience.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to uspa@uspa.org.

For more information regarding the position, please see the complete Employment Opportunity document.