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Manager of State & Local Affairs

Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:33 AM
The Manager, 401k and Benefits will report to the Senior HR Business Partner. The Senior Manager, 401k and Benefits will be primarily responsible for the ongoing administration and servicing of the ABC National Retirement and Savings Plan – a defined contribution plan that benefits employees of ABC National and 46 of its chapters. There are approximately 525 participants across the plan. The position will also assist the Senior HR Business Partner with benefits administration and enrollments. Read the rest of entry »

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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Chief Financial Officer

Friday, July 14, 2017 9:46 AM
JOB OVERVIEW

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 Chief Financial Officer is responsible for managing and directing the Accounting/Finance, Facilities, Information Technology and Human Resource functions at ABC and its affiliated organizations (ABCPAC, ABC Retirement and Savings Plan, Construction Legal Rights Foundation (CLRF), Trimmer Construction Education Foundation (TCEF), and ABC Services Corp. (ABCSC)).  He/she is the primary liaison to the Budget and Finance Committee and the Retirement Committee, which administers the 401k (where he/she is also a voting member).  The CFO reports regularly to the boards of each of the entities related to their financial and operational performance.  He/she serves as primary contact at National ABC for chapters in regard to non-profit tax, accounting, and related issues.  The CFO reports to the President and CEO, and is a member of the Association’s Executive Management Team (EMT).

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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 Legislative Affairs - ABC National

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:14 AM
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, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Director spearheads ABC’s efforts with respect to Federal legislative advocacy and develops the legislative strategies for a portfolio of the associations many priority issues. The issue set primarily consists of labor and employment, construction and small business issues. Candidate must be a self-starter with strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, and have an expert understanding of Capitol Hill and the legislative process. Applicants must possess a strong knowledge and background in all aspects of federal affairs with a firm grasp of legislative, grassroots, and political strategy, with an understanding of how they interact. Read the rest of entry »

Media Relations Director

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 8:06 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title: Media Relations Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Public Affairs
Reporting Supervisor: Senior Director of Public Affairs

To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter 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 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 and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

The Media Relations Director works with the Vice President of Public Affairs and the Senior Director of Public Affairs to plan and execute communications initiatives including media outreach and tracking, message creation and distribution in a variety formats, management of Public Affairs website content and social media initiatives.

Description of Duties

Responsibilities

  • • Develop and execute proactive strategies for media and external relations, including outreach to industry groups and local and national media and coordinating with other departments within the association to develop strategic messaging supporting ABC’s priorities.
    • Analyze and synthesize complex information, including economic reports, surveys, legislation, regulation and court decisions, and distill it into clear, effective messages. Seek opportunities to gain visibility for ABC’s safety, workforce development, advocacy and member service initiatives with national, trade and local press. Spearhead new media relations initiatives.
    • Respond to daily media inquiries, including serving as ABC spokesperson when appropriate. Identify, train and coach staff and member spokespersons.
    • Assess and respond to potential risks or negative exposure for the organization, including crisis communications.
    • Monitor print and online publications for stories affecting ABC and the construction industry and keep key audiences informed through weekly, quarterly and annual media reports in various formats. Keep staff and leadership apprised of achievements and developing issues. 
    • Maintain a list of key media contacts for major ABC issues and establish positive working relationships with them.
    • Manage distribution of ABC messages on key issues in a variety of formats, including social media, video, websites, newswires, weekly member newsletter, etc. Plan and conduct media events at jobsites and conferences and media teleconferences.
    • Develop contacts related to key ABC issues in the media and government; attend hearings and coalition meetings, as needed.
    • Oversee ABC’s economic data releases, including managing the budget, writing, editing and distributing economic content, in conjunction with the ABC Chief Economist, ensuring it is delivered in a variety of interactive formats (charts, infographics, video, etc.) and in the context of the larger economy. 
    • Manage electronic distribution of news releases, newsletters and other member, chapter and media communications through Meltwater or other media relations software, including maintaining email templates and updating as necessary. 
    • Stay current on new and evolving media relations best practices. Develop budget recommendations and oversee vendor negotiations and selection.
    • Ensure ABC messages are being distributed in engaging formats, including video, infographics, slide shows, etc., and create those materials, as needed. 
    • Provide media relations support for ABC chapters, including crisis communication assistance, writing letters to the editor and press releases/statements/media advisories, developing press lists.  Provide guidance on responding to inquiries and developing pitches.  Conduct training and create tools and guides to educate chapters on media relations best practices.
    • Write and edit content for ABC National and chapter communications, including Newsline, industry publications, chapter magazines/newsletters, blogs, talking points, scripts and speeches. 
    • Photography, social media and writing.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field from an accredited college or university
Specialized Skills
    • Superior oral and written communication skills, including strong editing skills. writing and editing skills; mastery of AP Style
    • Experience acting as a spokesperson and demonstrated track record of generating media coverage and communicating messages effectively
    • Familiarity with construction industry, economic reports and the political and regulatory process 
    • Familiarity with media databases and working knowledge of content management systems 
    • Experience optimizing media resources for digital platforms; ability to create infographics and dynamic charts 
    • Photography/videography skills
    • Association experience a plus

Experience Required
  • 8 years of communications experience
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.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter, highly organized.
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in 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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President & CEO

Monday, June 12, 2017 9:10 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Keystone CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  President & CEO
Location:             Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

ABC Keystone, a highly awarded, nationally recognized association operating out of Lancaster County, PA, represents over 650 construction-related firms. ABC Keystone members are involved in commercial, industrial, and institutional merit shop construction. A financially secure association with a staff of 13, ABC Keystone covers a 10 county area of South Central Pennsylvania. 

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, 5-7 years’ experience in a significant leadership role, and is knowledgeable of membership/ trade associations or nonprofit organizations. Familiarity with construction a plus. Must have proven track record in effective leadership, public relations, and involvement in professional organizations.

The Successful Candidate is also:       
  • an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing;       
  • confident, professional, and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities;       
  • skillful in budgeting and in methods of revenue production;       
  • highly effective at managing and developing staff;       
  • able to engage, mentor and motivate volunteers;       
  • a strategic thinker regarding areas for growth and development of opportunities for membership;       
  • resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems;       
  • savvy regarding broadcast, print and social media.
The Local Community: With a diverse economy and population, the Lower Susquehanna Valley is located within a short drive of several of the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast. The region is a great place to live, work and play. From museums to minor league baseball, hiking trails to kayaking, amusement parks to wineries, Amish farmland to fine dining, the region has much to offer.  

To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter (including salary requirements) on Indeed.com no later than July 8.  Please do not contact the ABC Keystone office.  Inquiries and submissions will not be accepted at that location.
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