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Membership Coordinator

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:59 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Illinois CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Coordinator
Location:             Elk Grove Village, IL
HR Contact:  Vice President
Travel:  Yes
Position Type:  Full Time  

To apply, send resume to kari@abcil.org

Overall Purpose
Serves as the coordinator for the Association’s membership growth, retention, and member services throughout Illinois.

Direct Reports        
  • This position reports directly to the Vice President.       
  • This position reports indirectly to the President. 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Inform current members about services provided by ABC Illinois.    
  • Get feedback from current members to ensure the association is providing the expected services.
  • Coordinate and attend regional meetings.  Support for these meetings will be provided by chapter staff.
  • Deliver ongoing programs to market ABC membership to contractors, suppliers, and associates, including compiling prospective member list and conducting regular recruitment events.
  • Utilize the Iowa Retention Model: Implement the membership retention plan, including annual visits to member facilities, regular telephone contact with members and maintaining activity reports.  Provide weekly membership reports due on Fridays which include ember visits, prospect visits and contacts, and new member from that week.  Any and all contact with members must be put into the database notes section. Maintain the board of director’s liaison list and the board participation matrix.      
  • Solicit participation from members, especially chapter leaders, in the recruitment and retention efforts.  All prospects received from members must be entered into the chapter database for tracking purposes.  This includes: company name, address, office phone, cell phone, email, notes, etc.
  • Promote attendance at general membership meetings and other regional programs to members and prospective members.  Promote use of all chapter and ABC National services including the apprenticeship program, training programs, the STEP program, and insurance programs. 
  • Under the direction of the state Vice President, develop implement and coordinate special acquisition programs, including: membership drives, Chapter and National Membership Awards and any other member incentive programs.  Conduct new member orientations when necessary.       
  • Stay abreast of industry events, regulations and policies and continually market members to each other and to outside construction users.
  • Understand member needs and advise Vice President of programs or services that may be required.
  • Write newsletter articles and other communications as required.
  • Make presentations and participate in chapter events and meetings as required.       
  • Meet with state elected officials as directed by the Chapter President.  
  • Perform such other duties as designated or requested by the Chapter President or Vice President.
Relationships      
  • Chapter Staff: maintain a professional and working relationship with other department staff members that will help the Association reach all of its objectives smoothly.  Communicate member needs and developments to President as needed.   
  • Advise the Dean of Students of prospective members that have an interest in ABC Illinois’ apprentice programs. 
  • Chapter Committees: maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the committee achieve its goals, and assist the committee to the extent that staff and budgeted resources are available.
  • General membership: always respond professionally and quickly to inquires or requests for help from members. Request for services or assistance outside the control of the membership director should be referred to the appropriate person.
  • Arrange schedule to assure attendance to all general membership meetings and special events.

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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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President/CEO

Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:33 PM
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.
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President/CEO

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:21 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Rocky mountain CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  President/CEO
Location:             Englewood, Colorado

Reports to:  
Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors

Supervises:                      
All Chapter staff.  Directly supervises Director of Member Services, Director of Meetings and Events, Director of Workforce Development, Events and Marketing Coordinator, bookkeeper, future staff positions and all contract service providers.

Major Functions:           
Uphold the principal values of Merit Shop Construction in the best interest of the Industry.  Serving as the chief staff officer, the President/CEO is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day activities of the staff and the general operations of the chapter.  The President/CEO is charged with working cooperatively with volunteer leadership and staff to achieve the objectives of the association. The president must be able to motivate the members of the association, ensure its fiscal balance, negotiate on its behalf and hire/terminate/ manage staff.

Areas of Responsibility:
  • Responds to the Board of Directors and provides an effective organizational structure and job descriptions for the Chapter office and administrative policies. 
  • Negotiates and signs all contracts for the chapter including but not limited to health insurance, capitol purchases, office lease, and equipment leases. 
  • Serves as the chief spokesman for the chapter with the media, government entities and industry, and other groups. 
  • Works with the staff, Board of Directors, Treasurer and Budget & Finance Committee to establish an annual budget and regular financial reporting procedures. Overseas and provides support for the CPA firm for annual audit/review.
  • Ensures that all public and association filings, including such items as tax returns, licenses, quarterly reports to ABC national, monthly national dues submittals, etc., are performed in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Coordinates annual strategic planning retreat, assists in the development of the strategic plan, and implementation of the strategic plan. 
  • Oversees all staff liaisons to committees to ensure committees are functioning properly and directly serves as liaison to committees as necessary. 
  • Works with the Directors of Members Services and Membership Committee to develop annual membership recruitment/retention campaign. Assists Director of Member Services with member referrals, retention and recruitment visits.  
  • Involves themselves in local and state legislative issues. Actively represents the Chapter at appropriate forums, functions and events including monitoring state and local political activities.
  • Works with the lobbyist to track and communicate chapter’s positions on legislation. Reports legislative activities to the Board and membership. Coordinates member testimony at the Capitol and testifies on the chapter’s behalf when necessary.
  • Actively promotes merit shop construction in Colorado and in cooperation with National ABC. Liaisons with other ABC chapters and ABC National on common issues. 
  • Directly responsible for coordinating the Chapter’s PAC and FEA programs. 
  • Assist members when they call for labor relations help with the assistance of the chapter labor attorney.  
  • Lead and coordinate efforts to keep up to date Chapter Bylaws and Policies established. 
Employment Type: Full Time Employment

Preferred Education: Degree from a 4-year University 

Preferred Experience: Executive with 5+ years experience in association management.

Required Travel:                    
Must attend ABC National and/or Regional Events on a regular basis (approximately 5-6 events per year). As required for ABC members of ABC Rocky Mountain.                                                     

This position offers a competitive salary range and benefits. 

To apply, submit your salary requirement and resume to resumes@abcrmc.org
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President & CEO

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:46 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Pelican CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  President & CEO
Location:             Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. was incorporated in April 1980 from the growth of the merit shop in Louisiana and the need to adequately address the needs of the merit shop construction industry throughout the state. The ABC Pelican Chapter has developed into a diverse, non-profit trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by aggressively supporting the merit shop and the free enterprise philosophies. The ABC Pelican Chapter has more than 500 members and represents 52 parishes in Louisiana. 

The President & CEO serves as the Chief Administrative Officer, assists the board in formulation of the mission, goals and objectives, provides staff management and leadership, implements Board of Directors’ policies, prepares the annual budget, and maintains ABC’s image as the spokesperson for the Merit Shop Construction Industry. The President & CEO has regular contact with the Chapter’s elected officers, Board of Directors and committee members on policy matters and other issues as appropriate, and maintains relationships with other associations, industry, and government officials to further the mission of the chapter. 

The successful candidate ideally has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, 7 years’ experience in a significant leadership role, and is knowledgeable of membership / trade associations or nonprofit organizations. Must have a proven track record in effective leadership, public relations, and involvement in professional organizations.

The ideal candidate:
  • is a polished communicator, both written and spoken;
  • is a proactive leader who will implement and manage ABC’s agenda and initiatives;
  • has an understanding of governmental relations;
  • is skillful in budgeting and financial management;
  • is highly effective at leading and developing staff;   
  • is passionate about the ABC mission; 
  • is resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems;
  • is a strategic thinker regarding areas for growth and development of opportunities for membership.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Bridgette.oconnor@thetjcgroup.com no later than August 31, 2017. Please do not contact the ABC Pelican Chapter office. Inquiries and submissions will not be accepted at that location.
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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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