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Vice President of Apprenticeship Development

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:49 AM

Position Title:  Vice President of Apprenticeship Development
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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    Membership & Business Development Manager

    Monday, May 7, 2018 3:39 PM

    Position Title:  Membership & Business Development Manager 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:
    Regional chapter of national trade association representing Merit Shop commercial construction firms seeks energetic, self-starting, organized, and creative individual to serve as Membership & Business Development Manager. 


    Responsible for developing and administering all member recruitment and retention programs, including effectively leading members, committees, and the Board of Directors in member recruitment and retention strategies. The organization covers 18 counties in Western PA, from the West Virginia border to Erie.  The Manager can expect to spend approximately 50% of their time outside the office meeting with current and prospective members.  

    The Business Development role may also include a government affairs aspect (20%) if qualified candidate has past political campaign, legislative assistant, or lobbying experience.

    Required Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent presentation and interpersonal skills required. The Manager will work closely with other Departments to further awareness of training programs, events and other membership benefits; must be willing to work as part of a team.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. At least two years of B2B sales experience and excellent closing ability required.  Construction industry experience a strong plus.  


    Competitive compensation and comprehensive company paid benefits package. 

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    Monday, May 7, 2018 3:19 PM

    Position Title:  Communications & Events Manager 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:
    Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA seeks a motivated and results driven individual to fill the dynamic role of Communications & Events Manager.

    This position requires an organized, results driven, and technology savvy individual to create all communications and is able to expertly plan, promote, and manage events for Association membership. Successful candidates must effectively manage social media pages and the Association website as well as design and create promotional materials for various ABC departments and events.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Events Management

    Planning, managing, and promoting 10-15 association events during the year that include an awards banquet, golf outing, member mixers, etc.

    Selecting vendors and managing event budgets (location, food, supplies, vendors).

    Solicitation of event sponsorships and donations via email, telephone, and in person communication.

    Encouraging participation in events through promotional techniques and direct outreach to membership.

    Plan and manage events with attention to financial and time constraints (includes evenings, events set-up and break-down).

    Communications Management

    Bring awareness to the association through press releases, letters to the editor, and media relations for events.

    Creating high quality promotional flyers for events and other departments.

    Experience with Constant Contact preferred.

    Create and write weekly e-newsletter and quarterly magazine to be disseminated to membership.

    Create yearly promotional catalog to be distributed regionally.

    Solicit advertisers for all publications and annual sponsorships.

    Other duties

    Serve as the staff member on the Events Committee.

    Attend monthly board meetings and take meeting minutes.

    Work as a member of a small staff TEAM to support all ABC departments. 

    Required Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work evenings for events as needed.

    Passion for fundraising and meeting financial goals.

    Technology savvy with Microsoft Suite, Adobe, web design and social media.

    Strong negotiating skills. 

    Education and Experience

    Bachelors degree preferred, but not required. 


    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.

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    Membership Director

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:47 PM

    Position Title:  Membership Director 
    Location:             Plainville, CT

    To apply, send resume to:

    Nature of the Position
    Direct and administer the association’s member recruitment and retention programs. Achieve membership growth by identifying, recruiting and retaining quality construction businesses for membership in the association. Maintain positive relations and expert knowledge of members and their needs. Plan and coordinate short and long-range goals and activities to promote association membership sales, services and member program involvement to ensure realization of association goals and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Develop recruitment strategies to achieve desired membership goals, achieve growth, and retain current members.

    Build, develop and direct membership committee, providing liaison and support for implementation of specific recruiting plans and initiatives. Responsible for creating a culture of members recruiting members.

    Establish and maintain industry contacts that lead to increased membership and engagement. Identify appropriate contacts and develop leads through telemarketing, cold calling, appointment setting and proactive personal contact. Develop and deliver presentations articulating association benefits and opportunities. Send informational packets to prospective members.

    Meet with current members regularly to maintain positive relations and communication of member interests.  Keep association staff and board members apprised of member needs and interests.  Develop and maintain a member retention plan. Work closely with membership committee to develop and implement plans to encourage and achieve member renewals.  Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other chapter staff and work collaboratively with coworkers to help advance the success of the chapter.

    Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on legislative developments and government regulations, as well as industry trends.  Assist Chapter President in coordinating meetings with members and elected officials. Respond to requests from members for information regarding industry issues and concerns. Use industry and association knowledge to assist members in applying association services to their needs.

    Keep Chapter President informed of all member sales and activities, providing timely and accurate reports, as required. Prepare periodic reports reflecting member revenue volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed member base expansion. Prepare required national association reports and participate in nationally sponsored drives and contests. Present a membership report to Board of Directors at each regularly scheduled board meeting.

    Improve effectiveness of all chapter communications, including mail, email, social media, website, etc. in effort to better communicate with all members, prospects and key industry contacts.

    Coordinate trade show participation or other opportunities to market the association to the public. Evaluate and monitor promotional strategies to meet competitive conditions within association markets. Establish and maintain a consistent association image throughout services, programs, promotional materials, and events. Help in development of event invitations and flyers.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities
    Assist with the association’s marketing efforts.  Develop effective marketing strategies, including weekly and monthly marketing plans, to ensure consistent and accurate communication with members and key industry contacts. Assist in the design and preparation of quarterly newsletter and weekly email marketing updates to be sent out to members and select prospects.

    Assist with the administration of chapter committees as directed by the Chapter President.

    Qualifications and Requirements 
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility set forth above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university. Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must be a self starter and have a proven ability to achieve set goals and drive growth. Candidate must have proficient skills in technology – including but not limited to computers, social media, websites, and electronic communications. Must posses excellent time management skills and be willing to work with others.

    Language Skills
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions. Must excel at sales presentations, particularly sales of intangibles and services.  Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    Physical Demand
    The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment/Travel
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee is expected to spend roughly 60% of their time traveling in state to meet with members and prospective members.  Occasional out of state travel may be required
    for National ABC meetings.

    Employee will be required to attend meetings both before and after regular work hours and some chapter sponsored programs will take place in the evening. Read the rest of entry »

    Education Director

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:43 AM

    Position Title:  Education Director
    Location:  Annapolis, MD

    To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to

    Basic Functions
    • Develop, administer and maintain management education and apprenticeship training programs.
    Specific Responsibilities

    Management Education
    • Plan, develop and administer management education programs for the commercial construction industry.
    • Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
    • Market educational courses to members by email, newsletter, fax, direct mail and telephone, word of mouth, personal visits, etc.
    • Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising educational programs.
    • Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
    • Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required. 
    • Develop new educational programs.
    • Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of education.
    • Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
    • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Chapter operations.
    • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding management education and apprenticeship programs.
    • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts regarding education.
    Apprenticeship Trust
    • Administer Apprenticeship Training Program.
    • Develop annual apprenticeship budget for approval by Trustees. 
    • Administer approved budget and assist bookkeepers with financial activities related to the Apprenticeship Trust’s Finances.
    • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours.
    • Act as Trust representative on various local Career Tech Education and other educational committees.
    • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding apprenticeship programs.
    • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Trust operations.
    • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts.
    • Monitor state and federal legislation that affects construction and specifically apprenticeship; meet with elected officials as necessary.
    Chapter Functions
    • Attend various Chapter Meetings and Chapter Events as appropriate.
    • Drive general membership efforts to support new membership recruitment and renewal efforts.
    • Work closely with Membership Director to coordinate member and apprenticeship needs.
    • Visit members through either drop-in meetings, scheduled meetings, cold-calls, onsite or elsewhere.
    Internal Relationships
    • Reports to President & CEO. 
    • Serves as ABC staff liaison to the Apprenticeship Trust, Management Education, Workforce Development and Safety Committees.
    External Relationships
    • Communicates regularly with members, ABC National office, government agencies, committees, instructors, colleges, universities, local technical schools and others. 
    • Assists other departments with responses to member queries.
    • The qualified candidate will have a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry.
    • This is a full-time, exempt position.
    • The ideal candidate would have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, state and federal apprenticeship training laws. 
    • NCCER experience: Master Trainer preferred, ICTP certification is a positive, knowledge of NCCER important.
    • Candidate must be outgoing, dynamic, strong willed, and a good problem solver.
    • Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus.
    Important Notices


    It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Disability Specifications

    ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

    Work Environment

    This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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