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Director of Education and Safety

Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:24 AM

Position Title:  Director of Education & Safety  
Location:             Eden Prairie, MN
Reports to:   President 


Minnesota/North Dakota Associated Builders and Contractors is a multi-state association representing 350 merit shop construction firms.  For more information visit our website at

  • Promote the Construction Education Foundation of Minnesota (CEF of MN), the education and safety partner of ABC of MN/ND, and a 501c3 non-profit.
  • Manage CEF Trust and Safety Committee as well as department staff and independent contractor partners.
  • Determine and set up apprenticeship and craft training programs.
  • Assist companies in setting up state-approved apprenticeship programs.
  • Determine and setup management training classes and continuing education classes.
  • Monitor trends in the industry and stay current on educational best practices.
  • Maintain status as an accredited sponsor of NCCER, which requires multiple levels of administrative oversight and business development components as well as completing a re-accreditation process every three years.
  • Manage annual budget for the department.
  • ABC will certify employee for necessary training.

    Desirable Attributes
  • Highly motivated/Takes
  • Initiative
  • Team player
  • Competitive
  • Self-directed
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Public Speaking
  • Event Planning
  • Seminar/Workshop
  • Development

    How to Apply
    Send cover letter and resume to: Robert Heise, President, MN ABC, 10193 Crosstown Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or email: Salary: Commensurate with experience/education. Comprehensive benefit package provided.
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    Office Support Specialist

    Friday, December 14, 2018 2:00 PM
    The Office Support Specialist will be responsible for managing the reception function of ABC, promoting office management support for the organization, and supporting the needs of the Director of Human Resources. The position will serve in a support role helping to ensure the office runs smoothly, and completes ad hoc project requests that come from throughout the organization. The reception function includes answering and directing incoming calls, greeting and instructing visitors, placing orders for the office, managing outlook calendars, picking up and distributing mail as needed using the postage machine and mailing services in a backup capacity to the Director of Facilities, ordering food for office functions, and other administrative duties. Project support can include various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and analysis. This role is ideal for someone who would like to learn about ABC and use the experience to move into another role inside the organization when positions open and the individual has demonstrated their capabilities. Read the rest of entry »

    Director of Education & Workforce Development

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:43 AM

    Position Title:  Director of Education & Workforce Development   
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:


    The Director of Education & Workforce Development will be responsible for the holistic management, delivery, and administration of all training and workforce development functions for ABC Western PA. The role will include all aspects of construction trades apprenticeship, craft training and safety training management, including hiring of instructors, supervision of instruction delivery, evaluation, and database management. This is a unique opportunity that encourages the individual to build and develop apprenticeship and craft training to grow the construction industry. 

  • Responsible for holistic management of the apprenticeship and craft training programs (as staff member of the ABC Training Trust).       
  • Preparation and administration of yearly safety training course offerings and marketing of courses (as staff member of the Safety Committee). Maintenance of all training attendance and certifications.       
  • Oversee of the ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP), requiring solicitation for participation, customer service and administrative tasks.       
  • Leadership of all ABC craft instructors, including instructor training, evaluation, and supervision.       
  • Advises on ABC’s curriculum and assessment offerings through NCCER.       
  • Must become NCCER certified as Master Trainer to train instructors in use of the curriculum (preference given to current NCCER Master Trainers).       
  • Adherence to the ABC Standards of Apprenticeship as they are written and adapted through the Department of Labor.    
  • Oversight of in-house training design, implementation, solicitation for and acquisition of materials for training needs. 
  • Works with the Department of Labor and Department of Veteran Affairs to adhere to all state regulated policies concerning apprenticeship.       
  • Responsible for the Regional Craft Championships and support of the National Craft Championships.
  • Collaborate with local high school construction training programs to promote ABC apprenticeship and craft training at student job fairs and special exhibitions.       
  • Serve as the customer service representative to all schools and instructors utilizing curriculum sponsored by ABC.·       
  • Present/promote ABC apprenticeship and craft training programs to ABC members and potential customers throughout the region, and collaborate with the Director of Membership to promote apprenticeship (must keep abreast to governmental policies affecting apprenticeship in Pennsylvania).
  • Market and distribute information on all ABC training programs to ABC membership and potential customers/partners throughout the region.       
  • Participate in ABC events to represent the training and workforce development side of membership in the association.    
  • Support other ABC staff members at events.       
  • Detail oriented document management of all training information, including confidential student information management.       
  • Routine database administration and customer service.       
  • Management of the training budget.       
  • As the role grows, build, manage, and oversee the development of the training team. 

  • Required Qualifications       
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in workforce development and/or education and familiarity with the construction industry.       
  • Administrative abilities, including but not limited to multi-tasking, organization and database management. Incumbent must be willing to routinely track training attendance, grades, certificates, and student files – including the use of three databases.       
  • Passion for growing the construction industry and helping individuals to pursue careers in construction.       
  • Presentation skills are necessary for promoting ABC apprenticeship and Craft Training.       
  • Ability to market training to ABC membership via in person presentation, email and online platforms, and phone promotion.        
  • Willingness to travel regionally depending on business needs (no more than 20% of time.) 

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience.·       
  • Comprehensive benefits package provided.
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    Manager of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Monday, November 19, 2018 11:27 AM
    The Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing manages the daily needs of ABC strategic partners ensuring that they receive the highest quality of ROI for partnership involvement and assists the Director of Marketing in executing marketing campaigns for ABC National partnerships, events and programs. Read the rest of entry »

    Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:49 AM

    Position Title:  Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations
    Location:             East Norriton, PA 
    Reports to:  President/CEO
    Position Status:  Full-time  

    To apply, submit resume to:, (610) 279-6666.

    Position Purpose

    To oversee and continuously improve the training programs which fall under the purview of the ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship Trust.

    Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Oversight and management of operations of all ABC Eastern PA Training Regional Training Centers.
  • Maintain a 15% growth rate for net student enrollment annually.
  • Oversee the onboarding process for all incoming students, making improvements as necessary.
  • Continually communicate to students and member companies (employers) to assure 100% satisfaction with our training programs. 
  • Coordinate Trust Activities with the Vice President of Workforce Development and Regional Vice President(s) of Membership Services to assure member needs are met by our programs.  
  • Continually evaluate the latest technology to provide the latest “cutting edge” training delivery.
  • Communicate the needs of our students and their employers to ABC Eastern Pennsylvania’s President & CEO and Director of Finance for the annual budget.  
  • Manage relevant operations to follow annual budgeted costs.
  • Work with the Director of Events to plan and execute applicable Craft Training events (example: Yearly Apprenticeship Graduation, Area Student Tours, Prospective Student information sessions, etc.).
  • Conduct interviews with prospective instructors, staff members, etc.  with the Chapter President & CEO and Apprenticeship Trustees as needed.
  • Facilitate monthly ABC Apprenticeship Trust meetings (Prepare agendas, review minutes, and keep archival data, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to provide stories for social media, website updates, press releases, etc. for the ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Plan and facilitate the internal competitions for ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Assist the Workforce Development Committee in planning and executing related events.
  • Manage relationship with various agencies funding specific student’s tuition – MontcoWorks, CareerLink, Veterans Office, ABC Eastern Construction Alliance, and others as needed.
  • Facilitate the distribution of resumes from prospective students or Craft Trainees to applicable employers.
  • Review opportunities for Grants and other funding assistance as needed.
  • Attend relevant Chapter Meetings as requested by the Chapter President & CEO.
  • Assure compliance with all State and Federal, ABC National and ERISA guidelines.
  • Assist employers with questions concerning DOL compliance, Prevailing Wage projects and apprenticeship regulations.
  • Other duties as needed.

    15+ Years of Experience in the following areas:

    Leadership skills: Supervisory and leadership skills to oversee (staff, volunteers, committee members) in a productive, efficient manner to complete
    specific projects.  Past experience in Career and Technical Education a must. Understanding of the field tasks required by students in multiple trades
    (electrical, carpentry, plumbing, etc.) Personal experience or expertise in one (1) given trade is a plus.

    Financial skills: The ability to accurately forecast operational costs and manage department operations within given budgetary restraints.  

    Communication skills:  Ability to read and interpret business documents, guidelines, manuals, etc.  Ability to write clear and concise letters, memos and other communications and business documents.

    Excellent public speaking skills: the ability to present information to, and respond to questions from, school administration, instructors, students, ABC employers and the public.  Spanish and other languages is a plus.  

    Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid solutions.  

    Technical skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel at minimum.
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    Senior Director of Workforce Development

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:06 PM

    Position Title:  Senior Director of Workforce Development
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Functional Area/Department: 
    Workforce Development
    Reporting Supervisor:

    VP of Workforce Development

    TO APPLY: Click here to apply online.

    ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

    Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 22,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at

    The Senior Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for the enhancement and direction of workforce development policy, vision, mission, and related program strategies. The Senior Director will be the subject matter expert on workforce development and drive workforce development strategy across the Association and its members. The Senior Director will work collaboratively to ensure ABC can fully comply with and effectively lead the construction industry in apprenticeship expansion. The Senior Director will be committed to a set of sound principles founded in ethics, safety, workforce, and the merit shop philosophy to position ABC as the leader in workforce development and as a strategic partner to address the talent needs of our member companies. Read the rest of entry »