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Manager of Workforce Development

Monday, February 18, 2019 3:56 PM
Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 69 chapters representing more than 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

The Workforce Development Manager supports the ABC National Workforce Development initaitives including but not limited to support of the Workforce Development team. This individual will serve as a liaison to ABC’s chapter network of education and workforce development professionals across the country. The coordinator of Workforce Development will serve as a leader of the association’s efforts to provide better access to construction industry education programs and rewarding careers.  Strong communications, logistics and organizational skills required to support all Workforce Development programs and web pages.
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Director of Government Affairs (Anaheim, CA)

Monday, February 11, 2019 8:31 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Government Affairs
Reports to:  President/CEO
Location:             Anaheim, CA

To apply, send resume to Kevin Garrett - KGarrett@abcsocal.net.

JOB OVERVIEW
The Director of Government Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the Chapter’s Legislative and PAC Committees. The position enhances and advances ABC Southern California’s strategic objectives and the Merit shop philosophy.  The Director is the point person for this activity and is responsible for keeping the Association, its leaders and President informed and engaged.  The Director will work to ensure that when various staff and elected officials think construction, they will think ABC Southern California. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:
Legislative
  • Work with ABC contracted lobbyist(s)
  • Recommend positions to take on legislation
  • Track and report events, political opportunities, legislative activity, and member testimony on public record on ABC’s issues to assist legislative agenda
  • Attend legislative hearings, meetings, and events
  • Educate members on issues of importance to the industry
  • Stay informed and educated on legislation that affects ABC members
  • Pursue changes in law that benefit the merit shop while aggressively combating efforts to marginalize merit shop contractors
  • Develop and deliver a successful Legislative Day
  • Develop and send key advocacy messaging for members and elected officials
  • Coordinate visits with members of Congress, California legislators and local government officials to discuss issues of importance

  • Level the playing field by coordinating the PLA fight, challenge PLAs at public hearings where appropriate, monitor and report on PLAs in geographic area, educate committees, members, and staff about the benefits of advancing the Merit Shop Philosophy, and activate members to participate in advocacy efforts
     
  • Political Action Committee
  • Raise money for, and awareness about, the ABC PAC  
  • Plan ABC PAC events 
  • Fulfill ABC PAC donations rewards and acknowledgments
  • Track PAC contributions by member
  • Secure prior authorization forms from membership
  • Serve as Committee Steward For PAC Board: 
    • • Set up committee and organize meetings
    • • Manage committee meetings
    • • Take and distribute minutes
    • • Report on committee project deliverables, actions and needs
    • • Follow endorsement and PAC contribution guidelines
    • • Track state, local and national PAC donations for ABC Southern California Chapter
  • Specialized Skills:
  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining 
  • Consultative sales technique
  • Demonstrated ability to close business deals
  • Prior experience and or understanding of association management
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking    
  • General business understanding

  • Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years as an employee, influencer, lobbyist or senior staff to an elected official working in local and or state government
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership role of a trade association, chamber of commerce
  • Minimum of five years interacting with, supporting or working for a state or local government body
  • Valid California Driver's License, vehicle and insurance
  • Must be able to travel, up to 30% of workweek, in connection with state and local legislative and policy meetings

  • Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree/MBA 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Southern California construction industry

  • IMPORTANT NOTICES 

    Nondiscrimination:
    It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, 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, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Disability Specifications:
    ADA: ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law. 

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the responsibilities 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. 

    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
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    Web Developer II

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:00 AM

    Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

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


    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 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 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 II will be responsible for a wide range of online programs and is expected to conceptualize, design, develop and maintain online content for ABC National and its chapters. The Web Developer II 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 candidate will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the current ABC content management system and SQL backend. Candidate must have excellent time management and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities within expected timelines.

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    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.
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies through relevant blogs, listservs and events.
  • Spearhead web research to provide guidance for additional development of technicalstrategies.
  • Work with management to continue forming the strategic plan with respect to online technologies.
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.
  • Track and report on all site metrics.
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
  • Document business, functional and technical requirements.
  • Basic understanding of project management and the software development life cycle.

    Web Maintenance:
  • Interface directly with website hosting company.
  • Manage and maintain IIS.
  • Ability to work and customize the ABC CMS SQL backend.
  • Ensure electronically provided web data is current and accurate.
  • Document all aspects of the website.
     
    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 website.
  • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • Train chapter members in a training environment on an as needed basis.

    Specialized Skills:
  • Must be familiar with Object Oriented Design and use of Design Patterns.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Bootstrap.
  • Familiar with Adobe products such as Photoshop.
  • Familiar with relational databases and SQL.
  • Familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • 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 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 & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college and 3-5 years related experience.
  • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree. 

    Experience Required:
  • 3-5 years of hands on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, MS SQL and related MS Visual Studio tools.  

    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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    Director of Political Affairs

    Monday, February 4, 2019 10:20 AM
    The Director of Political Affairs is responsible for advancing the merit shop legislative agenda utilizing all political resources.  Supervises, plans, and directs ABC PAC, Free Enterprise Alliance, and lends assistance and guidance to State Affairs, Grassroots and Lobbyists. Read the rest of entry »

    Part-Time Instructor (Livermore, CA)

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:57 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Part-Time Instructor   
    Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
    Location:             Livermore, CA

    Job summary
    Provide classroom instructions in one or more of the following trades (Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and/or Construction Craft Laborer) maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs.  The instructor is also tasks with conducting job-site visits to member job sites to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations, job-site safety protocol, and state supervision compliance.

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    Director of Education and Safety (Eden Prairie, MN)

    Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:24 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - minnesota/north dakota chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Director of Education & Safety  
    Location:             Eden Prairie, MN
    Reports to:   President 

    Organization

    Minnesota/North Dakota Associated Builders and Contractors is a multi-state association representing 350 merit shop construction firms.  For more information visit our website at www.mnabc.com.

    Responsibilities
  • Promote the Construction Education Foundation of Minnesota (CEF of MN), the education and safety partner of ABC of MN/ND, and a 501c3 non-profit.
  • Manage CEF Trust and Safety Committee as well as department staff and independent contractor partners.
  • Determine and set up apprenticeship and craft training programs.
  • Assist companies in setting up state-approved apprenticeship programs.
  • Determine and setup management training classes and continuing education classes.
  • Monitor trends in the industry and stay current on educational best practices.
  • Maintain status as an accredited sponsor of NCCER, which requires multiple levels of administrative oversight and business development components as well as completing a re-accreditation process every three years.
  • Manage annual budget for the department.
  • ABC will certify employee for necessary training.

    Desirable Attributes
  • Highly motivated/Takes
  • Initiative
  • Team player
  • Competitive
  • Self-directed
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Public Speaking
  • Event Planning
  • Seminar/Workshop
  • Development

    How to Apply
    Send cover letter and resume to: Robert Heise, President, MN ABC, 10193 Crosstown Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or email: robert.heise@mnabc.com. Salary: Commensurate with experience/education. Comprehensive benefit package provided.
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    Office Support Specialist

    Friday, December 14, 2018 2:00 PM
    The Office Support Specialist will be responsible for managing the reception function of ABC, promoting office management support for the organization, and supporting the needs of the Director of Human Resources. The position will serve in a support role helping to ensure the office runs smoothly, and completes ad hoc project requests that come from throughout the organization. The reception function includes answering and directing incoming calls, greeting and instructing visitors, placing orders for the office, managing outlook calendars, picking up and distributing mail as needed using the postage machine and mailing services in a backup capacity to the Director of Facilities, ordering food for office functions, and other administrative duties. Project support can include various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and analysis. This role is ideal for someone who would like to learn about ABC and use the experience to move into another role inside the organization when positions open and the individual has demonstrated their capabilities. Read the rest of entry »

    Manager of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Monday, November 19, 2018 11:27 AM
    The Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing manages the daily needs of ABC strategic partners ensuring that they receive the highest quality of ROI for partnership involvement and assists the Director of Marketing in executing marketing campaigns for ABC National partnerships, events and programs. Read the rest of entry »

    Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations (East Norriton, PA)

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:49 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Eastern Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations
    Location:             East Norriton, PA 
    Reports to:  President/CEO
    Position Status:  Full-time  

    To apply, submit resume to: jperpiglia@abceastpa.org, (610) 279-6666.

    Position Purpose

    To oversee and continuously improve the training programs which fall under the purview of the ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship Trust.

    Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Oversight and management of operations of all ABC Eastern PA Training Regional Training Centers.
  • Maintain a 15% growth rate for net student enrollment annually.
  • Oversee the onboarding process for all incoming students, making improvements as necessary.
  • Continually communicate to students and member companies (employers) to assure 100% satisfaction with our training programs. 
  • Coordinate Trust Activities with the Vice President of Workforce Development and Regional Vice President(s) of Membership Services to assure member needs are met by our programs.  
  • Continually evaluate the latest technology to provide the latest “cutting edge” training delivery.
  • Communicate the needs of our students and their employers to ABC Eastern Pennsylvania’s President & CEO and Director of Finance for the annual budget.  
  • Manage relevant operations to follow annual budgeted costs.
  • Work with the Director of Events to plan and execute applicable Craft Training events (example: Yearly Apprenticeship Graduation, Area Student Tours, Prospective Student information sessions, etc.).
  • Conduct interviews with prospective instructors, staff members, etc.  with the Chapter President & CEO and Apprenticeship Trustees as needed.
  • Facilitate monthly ABC Apprenticeship Trust meetings (Prepare agendas, review minutes, and keep archival data, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to provide stories for social media, website updates, press releases, etc. for the ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Plan and facilitate the internal competitions for ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Assist the Workforce Development Committee in planning and executing related events.
  • Manage relationship with various agencies funding specific student’s tuition – MontcoWorks, CareerLink, Veterans Office, ABC Eastern Construction Alliance, and others as needed.
  • Facilitate the distribution of resumes from prospective students or Craft Trainees to applicable employers.
  • Review opportunities for Grants and other funding assistance as needed.
  • Attend relevant Chapter Meetings as requested by the Chapter President & CEO.
  • Assure compliance with all State and Federal, ABC National and ERISA guidelines.
  • Assist employers with questions concerning DOL compliance, Prevailing Wage projects and apprenticeship regulations.
  • Other duties as needed.

    15+ Years of Experience in the following areas:

    Leadership skills: Supervisory and leadership skills to oversee (staff, volunteers, committee members) in a productive, efficient manner to complete
    specific projects.  Past experience in Career and Technical Education a must. Understanding of the field tasks required by students in multiple trades
    (electrical, carpentry, plumbing, etc.) Personal experience or expertise in one (1) given trade is a plus.

    Financial skills: The ability to accurately forecast operational costs and manage department operations within given budgetary restraints.  

    Communication skills:  Ability to read and interpret business documents, guidelines, manuals, etc.  Ability to write clear and concise letters, memos and other communications and business documents.

    Excellent public speaking skills: the ability to present information to, and respond to questions from, school administration, instructors, students, ABC employers and the public.  Spanish and other languages is a plus.  

    Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid solutions.  

    Technical skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel at minimum.
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    Senior Director of Workforce Development

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:06 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

    Position Title:  Senior Director of Workforce Development
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Functional Area/Department: 
    Workforce Development
    Reporting Supervisor:

    VP of Workforce Development

    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 Senior Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for the enhancement and direction of workforce development policy, vision, mission, and related program strategies. The Senior Director will be the subject matter expert on workforce development and drive workforce development strategy across the Association and its members. The Senior Director will work collaboratively to ensure ABC can fully comply with and effectively lead the construction industry in apprenticeship expansion. The Senior Director will be committed to a set of sound principles founded in ethics, safety, workforce, and the merit shop philosophy to position ABC as the leader in workforce development and as a strategic partner to address the talent needs of our member companies. Read the rest of entry »