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Manager of Workforce Development

Monday, October 9, 2017 8:56 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

Position Title:  Manager of Workforce Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department:
Workforce Development Department
Reporting Supervisor:
Director of National Craft Championships & Careers in Construction

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.

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 chapter 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 abc.org.

The Manager of Workforce Development oversees ABC’s nationally recognized workforce development awards, serves as a national leader in facilitating excellence at chapter training programs and supports ABC’s National Craft Championships, the construction industry’s signature showcase of talent.  In the process of executing these (and other) duties, the manager of Workforce Development will serve as a leader of the association’s efforts to provide better access to construction industry training programs and rewarding careers.   Exceptional communications, logistics, organizational skills and attention to detail are required to achieve success in this position.

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Grassroots Coordinator

Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:30 AM
ABC values the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.
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Web Developer I

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:44 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

Position Title:  Web Developer I
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department:
Information Technology
Reporting Supervisor:
Web Services Manager

TO APPLY:

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.

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. 

The Web Developer I will be part of a small multi-disciplinary web services team and have the unique opportunity to interact, design and develop tools to meet the mission and goals of the organization. The individual will also assist with various day-to-day operations and projects as assigned, gaining knowledge and experience with all facets of the website life cycle.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities

Functional     
  • Assist the Web Team in various duties such as: design, development, maintenance and performance of our sites.
  • Research new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in the association’s web presence.       
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
Web Design
  • Create website layouts/user interfaces by using the latest standards in HTML/CSS/JQuery/JavaScript practices.       
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
Web Development
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code in ASP.NET using best practices in software development.       
  • Ability to manage code repositories inside of GitHub.       
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases.
User Web Support and Training
  • Provide on-going user training for basic web content techniques, on-going maintenance and long-term advanced training.
  • Assist chapters in new program development for chapter template web site.
  • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • Train staff on DotNetNuke on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide Tier 1-2 support for ABC’s web presence using a ticketing system.
Specialized Skills
  • Familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system.
    • Experience with DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.X, Evoq 7.X and 8.X, including module development preferred.   
  • ASP.NET and MS SQL Server and familiar with Object Oriented Design and use of Design Patterns.
  • A solid understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility and how web applications work, including security, session and cache management and best practices.    
  • Understands the importance of test driven development.
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization a plus. 
  • Familiar with Adobe products such as Photoshop a plus.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.   
  • Ability to provide excellent customer-service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate technical results and advise/consult other team members or departments on related projects or issues.
  • Association/non-profit experience desired.
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college; or one to two years related experience.
  • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree.
Experience Required  
  • One to two years of hands on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, MS SQL and related MS Visual Studio tools.   
  • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 JavaScript and JQuery.
POSITION REQUIREMENT

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:       
  • Professional demeanor and presentation.      
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.    
  • Self-starter, highly organized.   
  • Strong organization, multitasking and time-management skills with the ability to work on a demanding self-directed work schedule.    
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.    
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues. 
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.  
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
Important Notices

Nondiscrimination:
  • 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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Manager of Political Affairs

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:06 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

Position Title:  Manager of Political Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: 
Government Affairs
Reporting Supervisor:

Senior Director of Political Affairs

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 www.abc.org.

The Manager of Political Affairs will be responsible for advancing the merit shop philosophy using ABC PAC to elect federal candidates who support free enterprise and open competition.  Engage and educate ABC members and chapters on the importance of political involvement in accordance with federal election law.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:
 
• Responsible for managing all functional and administrative aspects of ABC PAC (PAC) and the Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA).
• Assist in formulating the annual PAC and FEA budgets and proposed contribution plans.
• Coordinate and participate in PAC and FEA solicitations.
• Draft PAC newsletters, association magazine articles, solicitations and board committee materials.
• Responsible for ensuring that both PAC and FEA comply with all Federal lobbying and FEC reporting requirements.
• Handle PAC and FEA customer service requests.
• Manage Aristotle donor database projects in division.
• Collect returned PAC forms, gets approval from chapter, and directs disbursement checks through process.
• Conduct candidate interviews in coordination with lobbyists.
• Assist with coordination and distribution of JSP funds with participating chapters.
• Track PAC contributions – including sustaining (monthly) credit card transactions.
• Prepare and maintain candidate questionnaires.
• Assist with Legislative Conference and all political events surrounding the week.
• Create and send requests for PAC and FEA disbursements (ballots) to respective Boards.
• Prepare forms and contribution information for staff political trips.
• Produce weekly PAC reports to send to PAC Trustees, chapters and volunteer leaders.
• Make sure member pledges are billed and paid.
• Liaison with ABC PAC Board of Trustees.
• Supervise badge production and distribution.
• Responsible for editing and updating political portions of ABC’s website.

Specialized Skills:

• Proficient at public speaking
• Strong creative writing skills

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in related field at an accredited college or university
• 2-3 years working with a federal political action committee (PAC)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

• Professional demeanor and presentation of self
• Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication, proofreading and editing skills.
• Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues
• Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding work schedule. 
• Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently. 
• Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues
• Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
• Work accurately with close attention to detail.


IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

• 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 job, 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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Web Services Manager

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:54 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

Position Title:  Web Services Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department:
Information Technology
Reporting Supervisor:
Senior Director of Chapter Relations & Information
Management 

TO APPLY:  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.

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its memberswork. 

The Web Services Manager is responsible for a wide range of online programs, websites, development initiatives and overall management and architecture of the web platform and web datacenter for ABC National and its chapters. He or she will design and implement search engine optimization strategies, improve overall site traffic/performance and collaborate with developers, graphic designers and content providers to facilitate optimal site usability. The Web Services Manager will solely be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the current ABC content management system, development projects and SQL back end. He or she will supervise the work of the Web Developer I and II positions.  The Web Services Manager must have excellent time management and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities within expected timelines.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities

Functional
  • Serve as development and technical lead and liaison on projects and in interdepartmental meetings.
  • Perform project management duties and provide leadership on web based projects across departments. Ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Research new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized to improve the association’s web presence.
  • Work with senior staff and the executive team to formulate and execute the strategic plan with respect to online technologies.
  • Responsible for the overall web infrastructure built using VMware technology and on the Microsoft stack with an up-time of 99.9%.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding and knowledge of the DotNetNuke (DNN) platform and CMS.
  • Track and report on all site metrics.
Web Design
  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence (requires working with content management software).
  • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
  • Copy edit and proofread all web content.
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
Web Maintenance
  • Interface directly with website hosting company.
  • Manage and maintain IIS.     
  • Manage and maintain SQL Server and responsible for the overall data integrity of its databases. 
  • Document all aspects of the websites.
Web Development
  • Using the SDLC, design, develop and implement various web modules inside the DNN framework.
  • Project management duties using agile methodology.
User Web Support and Training:
  • Develop and provide on-going user training for basic web content techniques, on-going maintenance and long-term advanced training for content editors across the association.
  • Assist chapters with development of their websites.
  • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
Specialized Skills       
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Must be familiar with object-oriented design and use of design patterns
  • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript
  • Proficient with Adobe products such as Photoshop
  • Strong development skills in ASP.NET, C# and MS SQL Server
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate technical results and advise/consult other team members or departments on related projects or issues.
  • Association/nonprofit experience desired
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college 
  • Experience, Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree
Experience Required   
  • 10 years of hands-on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, MS SQL and related MS Visual Studio tools  
POSITION REQUIREMENT

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:       
  • Professional demeanor and presentation.      
  • Ability to organize, multitask and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Writing and verbal skills.    
  • Be a self-starter with strong organizational, project coordination and time management skills.  
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding work schedule.
  • Utilize tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem-solving skills to resolve issues.
  • The highest level of personal ethical standards.
Important Notices

Nondiscrimination:
  • 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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Director of Marketing

Friday, May 19, 2017 10:05 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department:
Member Services
Reporting Supervisor:
VP of Public Affairs & Member Services

TO APPLY: Please apply here

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.

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 chapter 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 abc.org.

The Director of Marketing reports to the VP, Public Affairs and Member Services. The Director is the chief copywriter and is responsible for creating and executing marketing plans across the organization. He/She is both a strategic and tactical and actively builds and maintains strong partnerships with staff and chapters to provide innovative marketing direction and ensures marketing efforts are coordinated and communicated in an effective manner.  He/she works closely with the Senior Director of Public Affairs and the rest of the team to utilize the most relevant and appropriate digital and print delivery strategies. 

​Description of Duties

Responsibilities
  • Create and implement a clear marketing vision and strategy that leverages the ABC brand and our unique industry position
  • Serve on brand identity development team
  • Co-develop Brand Center image library and secure needed photography with appropriate rights.
  • Serve on abc.org website development staff team
  • Stay current on trends and innovations in marketing in the construction, association, credentialing and event production industries
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for email marketing, including the selection and management of vendors.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Chapter Communications, develop chapter resources to market ABC programs (STEP, AQC and FindContractors.com) and events. 
  • Solicit quotes, testimonials and reviews from members that can be used for marketing ABC events and services.
  • Implement SEO strategies to increase website visibility 
  • Track and measure the effectiveness of all marketing initiatives
  • Lead member/chapter education sessions on marketing at ABC conferences
  • Manage graphic designer 
Qualifications
  • Strong copywriting and proofreading skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize against deadlines
  • Creative approach to design and ability to translate concepts into high-quality products working with in-house graphic designer
  • Expertise in email marketing/marketing automation programs for a trade association or professional society
  • Experience producing videos; video editing experience a plus
  • Strong leader and team player with excellent relationship skills and a proven ability to manage a team to success
  • Bachelor’s degree required; further education a plus
  • 10+ years of marketing experience 
  • 4+ years of managing direct reports
  • 5+ years of experience in new media/digital environment
  • Effective budget and ROI management skills
Position Requirements

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:  
  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and on deadline
  • Excellent oral and written communication, copywriting, and proofreading/editing skills
  • Ability to effectively research various audiences and target with appropriate communications
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage to identify solutions and resolve issues
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work comfortably, efficiently and effectively in a demanding work schedule
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and use problem solving skills to address  issues
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Production of materials reflecting accuracy and close attention to detail.  
Important Notices

Nondiscrimination:
  • 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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