ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NEW MEXICO CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  President/CEO
Location:             Albuquerque, New Mexico

To apply, send resume to kobylka@abc.org

ABC of New Mexico, located in Albuquerque, is searching for a President and CEO to guide the Chapter to continued growth. The Chapter’s diverse membership is composed of approximately 156 contracting, material supply, and professional services firms engaged in commercial and institutional construction. We are a chapter of the national organization, Associated Builders and Contractors, the leading voice of the national Merit construction industry representing nearly 22,000 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.

Position Summary
Provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals and objectives of the Chapter are achieved in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In collaboration with, and under the general vision set forth by the board of directors, provides hands-on management of all areas of the Chapter. These include primary emphasis on both membership value & development and public advocacy for the chapter, as well as management of staff, finance and accounting, public relations, internal communication, technology, and facilities. As the spokesperson and face of the Association in New Mexico, professionally represents the Chapter before both internal and external groups.  

Essential Position Functions

Board and Association Relations
  1. Plays the lead role in the implementation of the Chapter’s strategic plan.   
  2. Monitors progress of objectives delegated to staff to ensure completion.  
  3. Engages and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors to keep them apprised of progress towards established goals.
  4. Provides board with sufficient information and structure to enable them to make sound decisions for the Chapter.    
  5. Monitors activities of committees, making information available to Board of Directors and implementing action.     
  6. Oversees master calendar of all Chapter activities.    
  7. Reports to Board of Directors at all regular and special meetings on all matters of interest to the Board.  Attends all board and executive committee meetings.  
  8. Recommends bylaws and policy updates and changes for Board approval.
  9. Takes action to immediately implement decisions of Board.    
Engagement with Executive Committee
  1. Participates in all deliberations of committee in management of Chapter functions and activities. 
  2. Keeps committee informed on all factors influencing fiscal and operational matters. 
  3. Maintains direct communication with members of Executive Committee.
  4. Participates as an advisor in long range planning, establishing short and long-term goals, and plans for implementation.

Management and Finance 
  1. Works with the Budget and Finance Committee to develop annual budget and maintain financial stability. Collaborates with Treasurer to assess and improve the financial status of the Association. 
  2. With the Executive Committee and bookkeeper to manage invoices, financial statements, and expenses.  Ensures past due accounts receivables are followed up on collected. 
  3. Reviews and authorizes contracts as approved in the budget or as an ad hoc expenditure approved by the Executive Board.  
  4. Ensures collection of all membership dues.  
  5. Leads the Chapter’s human resources functions. Recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performance, develops and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws.   
  6. Is responsible for overseeing and budgeting for all compensation and benefits.
  7. Reviews and approves monthly profit and loss statements.
  8. Prepares monthly projected income and expense and cash flow analysis.  
Membership Relations
  1. Is responsible for membership growth and retention by providing value and enhanced services to Chapter.  
  2. Uses various methods, with special emphasis on earned media, to communicate and drive the value proposition to membership. 
  3. Regularly meets with and cultivate relationships with membership to improve member satisfaction.  
  4. Proposes, coordinates and presents high-quality and relevant content to membership events and activities to cultivate member competencies. 
  5. Researches legislation, data and trends in the industry and interprets implication to members. Recommends best practices.  
  6. Assist with the structure, design, scope, and administration of membership surveys. 
External Relations 
  1. Networks and collaborates with other industry associations, commissions, professional networks, governmental agencies, legislative bodies, etc. to monitor economic, government, industry and public and private sector activities. 
  2. Maintains contact with personnel to educate and garner support for industry initiatives impacting Chapter and its members. 
  3. Takes a lead role in Construction industry advocacy issues in the State of New Mexico. Supports political campaigns, PAC and organizational fundraising.  
  4. Participates in all National ABC functions, national board meetings, conventions, leadership conferences, and Chapter President’s Management conferences. 
  5. Develop rapport with senior volunteers and staff of National Association.  
  6. Serves as ABC’s registered lobbyist, and as such must be able to maintain registration with the Secretary of State’s office.
  7. Attends and monitors local and state Board, City Council and Commission meetings for issues that impact the merit shop construction industry. 
  8. Maintains image of ABC consistent with Merit Shop, Free Enterprise principles.  
Chapter President Core Competencies 

Board/Committee Development

An understanding of the purpose and role of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors, of the dynamics between an organization’s staff and its volunteer directors, and of staff support strategies. 

Community Outreach/Marketing and Public Relations

An understanding of the role of community outreach and marketing strategies in building public awareness of the chapters mission and messages of nonprofit organizations. 

Diversity Awareness

An understanding of professional practice and interaction skills in culturally diverse settings, enabling the member to navigate encounters, dilemmas, and challenges in such settings. 

Ethics and Values

An understanding of the importance of personal and organizational ethical standards, accountability structures, and a code of conduct for an organization devoted to public service. 

Fundraising Principles & Practices

An understanding of the variety of fundraising strategies and methods used to support the mission of an organization, including grants, major and planned gifts, annual funds, and special events. 

Historical & Philosophical Foundations

An understanding of the unique character and role of Associated Builders and Contractors within the construction industry, and an understanding of the historical and social forces that influenced the industry's development. 

Information Management & Technology

Basic computer and technology literacy, and an understanding of the benefits and responsibilities associated with technology at Associated Builders and Contractors. 

Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Management

An understanding of basic nonprofit accounting, budget development, audits, and the monitoring of fiscal operations. 

Nonprofit Management

An understanding of the central importance of mission orientation, and also of general nonprofit management knowledge, including public policy processes, human resource procedures, and strategic planning. 

Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

The ability to assess needs within a population, ascertain the feasibility of a program, calculate the appropriate resources and staffing necessary, implement a program, and then evaluate and improve the program to maximize resources and increase program quality and inclusiveness. 

Risk Management and Legal Issues

A working knowledge of risk management, crisis management, and the basic laws and regulations under which nonprofits operate. 

Staff Management

The ability to take responsibility for managing employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly while enhancing commitment to their work.

Volunteer Management

An understanding of American volunteerism coupled with the ability to create a volunteer program that employs effective techniques that both harness volunteer service to further the organization's mission and also foster the spirit of volunteerism.

Experience and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Management, Marketing, Communications), AEC (Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering), Public Affairs (Public Relations, Political Science) or similar field. 
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive leadership experience required, with some experience in executing strategic business initiatives.  Previous business/membership development experience using a variety of mediums (newsletters, websites, social media, etc.), particularly in a non-profit organization or association.  
  • As a merit shop advocate, has a solid understanding of the State’s current business and political environment.