Test and Evaluation Course Developer/Instructor

Job Locations US-MD-Patuxent River
Full Time


Are you a Test and Evaluation Subject Matter Expert (SME) with a flair for showmanship and a passion for making a difference?  Would you like a chance to teach and pass on your hard-earned experience and lessons-learned to people who really need it? AVIAN is searching for a dynamic course developer/instructor to lead our College of Test and Evaluation support team. Leverage your technical knowledge with a sense of humor and fun, mix in some sea stories and bring some much-needed clarity to complex topics to benefit the Test and Evaluation community.  


At AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) we believe in the extraordinary potential of every individual. As an employee owner at AVIAN, you will find that we have cultivated an employee-first mentality. By prioritizing talent over experience, we ensure that every hire we make is as unique as the position that they will be filling.


Here on our team, we embrace new challenges and focus on continuous learning which fosters growth mindsets in all our employee owners; whether you are joining the workforce for the very first time or if you’re a seasoned professionals who has their eyes set on retirement.


Our commitment to providing our customers and employees with an unmatched experience sets us apart. We believe that every team member has a stake in the success of AVIAN, and we strive to ensure that each member of our team knows that their contributions matter. You can be sure as an employee owner you will celebrate both your individual and our collective triumphs.


Taking care of each other is a cornerstone of the AVIAN philosophy. Being part of the AVIAN team means being part of a team that takes pride in being expansive in our community because our impact doesn’t stop in the workplace. We actively engage in community initiatives, empowering our employees to make a meaningful difference.


We believe that employee investment shouldn’t be a one-way street, so we offer benefits that normalize balancing mental wellness and family time with work responsibilities. From Flexible Time Off to Wellness Reimbursements we want all our team members to achieve the highest levels of life/work balance.


AVIAN - where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.


  • Lead the AVIAN College of Test and Evaluation (CT&E) Administration and Operation support team as Program Manager. Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of the team, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.
  • Teach the Test Planning (TP) course, Test Reporting (TR) course, and portions of the Indoctrination to Test and Evaluation (ITE) and Flight Test Basics (FTB) courses to NAVAIR Flight Test Engineers.
  • Teach the Mission Based Test Design (MBTD) course to NAVAIR Flight Test Engineers and T&E Managers.
  • Regularly update the TP, TR, MBTD courses and assigned portions of the ITE and FTB courses to keep them concurrent with U.S. Navy and NAVAIR T&E policy and guidance.
  • Perform the roles of Instructional System Designer (ISD) and lead course developer for CT&E in-house new course development and course update efforts.
    • Assist the government customer in defining course requirements, including the Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills (KASs) to be passed on to the students.
    • Translate the KASs into Terminal Learning Objectives (TLOs) and Enabling Learning Objectives (ELOs) for course.
    • Develop a course outline, storyboard, and syllabus based on the TLOs and ELOs, lead Technical Control Board (TCB) course review meetings and incorporate feedback received from course reviewers and approvers.
    • Develop course materials based on the approved course outline, lead TCB course review meetings and incorporate feedback received from course reviewers and approvers.
    • Instruct and/or facilitate the first offering of the approved course materials to a tailored audience comprised of senior and junior personnel, obtain feedback, and update the course based on the feedback.
    • Instruct and/or facilitate follow-on course offerings, obtain feedback, and update the course based on the feedback.
  • Participate in NAVAIR T&E Leadership policy and guidance development meetings as a T&E Subject Matter Expert (SME) and consultant.
  • Support the administrative needs and remove barriers to achieving full professional potential for assigned personnel.
  • Connect with, empower, and recognize the achievements of assigned personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and serve as the key liaison for assigned strategic administrative and operational projects and initiatives.
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Support operational improvement, business innovation, and create efficiencies.
  • Assist in defining and creating reports and analysis for internal stakeholders and/or external customers.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of AVIAN’s processes and procedures and provide insights and suggestions for continuous improvements.
  • Serve in a lead role for critical planning, process implementation, and communication.
  • Communicate and maintain trusted advisor relationships with customers, clients, stakeholders, and external business partners.


  • BS/BA or equivalent; ability to obtain a Secret Clearance; 8+ years of relevant experience, 2+ years in a supervisory capacity
  • Prior contract PM experience; prior NAVAIR program office and/or T&E discipline experience
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Proven team player and team builder.
  • Experience in developing and executing strategic action plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of their market and future trends for their customer base.
  • Familiarity with management best practices.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) clearance is desired, but not required
  • Due to the sensitivity of customer-related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.


AVIAN is a service-based organization. As an equal opportunity employer, our policy of business is to seek the most qualified candidate for each talent opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, religious belief, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, physical or mental handicap, lawful political affiliation or veteran’s status.


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