President & CEO


Position Title:  President & CEO
Location:             Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 70 chapters across the United States. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. The New Jersey Chapter represents members in the entire Garden State.

ABC is the construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

The position of President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Jersey Chapter encompasses the following:

Summary Description
  1. Represent the associations interests through government advocacy 
  2. Develop new and current members and maintain a strong membership retention 
  3. Provide for valuable and timely education and training opportunities for members and their staff
  4. Execute on events that add value to members and the association
  5. Communicate effectively with the public, the media, and other groups about ABC’s mission, accomplishments, and activities
  6. Work with the Chapter Chairman, Board of Directors, regularly reporting on association activities, and following through on board approved policies and plans 
  7. With the Treasurer, oversee the financial operations of the association, reporting to the board regularly, including assisting in developing the annual budget 
  8. Be the chief staff liaison to ABC National staff, board and events
  9. Responsible for management of the association’s staff
Government Affairs
  • Be the primary face of ABC in government affairs
  • In coordination with the Government Affairs committee and the associations lobbyist, review and evaluate proposed legislation and regulation and take action accordingly
  • Oversee the associations Prevailing Wage initiative
  • Communicate to members the importance of government affairs, the most recent information on issues that will affect them and their business, and recruit members to be more involved in the political process
  • Grow association membership as outlined in the ABC New Jersey strategic plan
  • Maintain a strong focus on member satisfaction and retention
  • Regularly interface with ABC Contractor members to assess needs and communicate association activities
  • Assist members in working with each other to increase business opportunity for merit shop contractors
  • Increase membership engagement with ABC programs and services
Education and Training    
  • In coordination with ABC National resources and our sister chapters, lead ABC New Jersey’s efforts to establish a merit shop apprenticeship program in New Jersey
  • Deliver relevant and timely safety and workforce training programs 
  • Create and develop management training programs that assist members and their staff in developing skills to help grow their business
  • Work with associate and supplier members to develop low cost member to member education/networking opportunities
  • Build on existing relationship with OSHA and New Jersey Department of Labor 
Event Management
  • Oversee the continued growth of ABC New Jersey’s major membership events: Meeting the Generals, two golf outings, Crabfest, and the Excellence In Construction Symposium and Celebration
  • Increase member participation at these events as attendees, vendors, and volunteers
  • Manage event timelines including effective marketing and budgeting for all events
  • Oversee production of ABC Annual directory of membership
  • Effectively communicate with media and trade press
  • Utilize ABC’s various electronic communication channels to share information about ABC’s programs and government affairs efforts
Board and Governance
  • Attend all ABC Board of Directors meetings and report on the associations activities
  • Coordinate annual board orientation
  • Make policy recommendations to board in accordance with national policy and association goals and objectives
  • Work with Board Chair and members to identify and recruit volunteer leaders and ensure a strong leadership succession
  • Report on the associations strategic plan at all board meetings and make recommendations accordingly
Financial Management
  • Work with budget committee to establish an annual budget for the association 
  • Report regularly on the associations finances
  • Insure associations policies and financial control procedures are executed on
ABC National
  • Complete all national reports as required by national board policy
  • Have an understanding of the chapter accreditation score sheet and manage the chapter accordingly
  • Attend required national and regional meetings (approx. 4-5 per year)
Staff Management/Human Resources
  • Oversee all aspects of staff management and human resources including hiring, termination, evaluations and performance of
  • association employees 
  • Be a leader of the staff to motivate and create culture of high accountability and productivity
Salary to commensurate with experience. Full benefits are available. Company vehicle.