ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - ARIZONA chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Apprenticeship and Training
Location:             Phoenix, AZ

Reports to
ABA President, ABA AGC Education Fund Trust, and committees. Also works closely the State and Local Apprenticeship Committees of the various trades.

Major Function
Administer and promote the ABA AGC apprenticeship and craft training programs in Arizona. Work with the designated committees at the local and state level.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Identify, promote and implement craft training courses and programs.
  • Recruit employers to participate in the program.
  • Recruit employees of existing and potential supporting employers.
  • Conduct financial analysis of current and proposed programs to determine viability.
  • Conduct course, program and instructor\presenter evaluations.
  • Oversee classroom and lab activities at all training facilities at training locations.
  • Coordinate opportunities for the continuous employment of students and apprentices.
  • Conduct regular needs assessments in the craft training area.
  • Serve as liaison to any training locations.
  • Develop relationships with various educational institutions, community based organizations and government entities to help achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Develop and manage training programs on behalf of other allied construction associations.
  • Promote “School to Work” linkages between high schools and local employers through coordination with the Future Builders’ Academy, Arizona Construction Careers Days and the various vocational high schools in Arizona.
  • Provide additional staff support necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the local office and the state organization.
  • Coordinate with all staff and the Site Manager at training locations.
  • Within the scope of available resources, plan, direct, deliver, and evaluate professional development.
  • Build and maintain a library of resources that address frequently needed and/or required competencies.
  • Continuously evaluate activities and resources within the programs, including the process of evaluating instructor performance, to determine their effectiveness in meeting stated department and/or organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students with physical and learning disabilities.
  • Liaison to National ABC, AGC, Western AGC Training Directors.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a chapter representing a merger of the AGC and ABC building chapters in Arizona, represents over 300 member companies, including contractors and professional service firms, serving the needs of the commercial & industrial construction industry. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, we lead the commercial construction industry to prosperity and productivity as Arizona’s premier trade association for contractors.

    Vision
    We lead the commercial construction industry to prosperity and productivity as Arizona’s premier trade association for contractors. 

    Mission
    The Arizona Builders Alliance advocates merit shop principles to foster a productive and prosperous commercial construction industry through management education, leadership development, craft training, workplace safety, and government relations. As stewards of the industry, the Arizona Builders Alliance creates a unified legislative voice and advancement opportunities for all. 

    ABA is seeking someone who takes our mission to heart and demonstrates leadership in day-to-day duties and representing the members positively. 

    The Director reports directly to the President of the ABA and serves the statewide membership that is a cross section of general contractors, subcontractors and affiliate members. The ABA has over 300 members in Arizona with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. A full-time staff of 9 and 12 to 15 part time employees and instructors provide services to members. The ABA is a chapter of both the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders and Contractors.

    The ABA offers employees an attractive compensation package including competitive wages, full family health coverage, 8% employer matched 401(k) contribution and paid vacation, holidays and sick-time. 

    The starting date for this position is October 1st, 2018. To be considered, interested applicants are required to submit their resume and letter of interest by September 15, 2018. Interested applicants should send resumes to Tom Dunn, President of the Arizona Builders Alliance at tdunn@azbuilders.org.