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President (Mount Laurel, NJ)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:50 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new jersey chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  President
Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
Reports To:   Chairman of Board and Board of Directors

To apply, send resume to info@abcnjc.org.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 69 chapters across the United States. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.                                           
The New Jersey Chapter represents members for the entire Garden State. ABC is the construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

job description

Basic Function:
  • The position of the President of the ABC NJ Chapter encompasses the following:
  • Represent the association's interests through government advocacy
  • Develop and maintain a strong membership base
  • Provide valuable and timely education/training opportunities for members and their staff
  • Execute on delivering successful events
  • Communicate effectively with the public, the media, and other groups about ABC’s mission, accomplishments, and activities
  • Work with the Chapter Chairman, Board of Directors, regularly reporting on association activities, and following through on-board approved policies and plans
  • With the Treasurer, oversee the financial operations of the association, reporting to the board regularly, including assisting in developing the annual budget
  • Is the chief staff liaison to ABC National staff, board and events
  • Responsible for management of the association’s staff
  • Runs the day to day operations of the Chapter
  • Is proactive, accountable, discerning, innovative, collaborative, integrity-based, successful and balanced


  • Government Affairs:
  • Is the primary face of ABC in government affairs
  • In coordination with the Government Affairs Committee and the associations lobbyist, review and evaluate proposed legislation and regulation and take action accordingly
  • Communicate to members the importance of government affairs, the most recent information on issues that will affect them and their business, and recruit members to be more involved in the political process

  • Membership:
  • Work with staff to grow association membership and maintain a strong focus on member satisfaction
  • Regularly interface with ABC Contractor members to assess needs and communicate association activities
  • Increase membership engagement with ABC programs and services to assist members in working with each other to increase business opportunity for merit shop contractors

  • Education and Training:
  • In coordination with ABC National resources and our sister chapters, lead ABC New Jersey’s development of a merit shop apprenticeship program       
  • Create and develop management and workforce training programs that assist members and their staff in developing skills to help grow their business 

  • Event Management:
  • Oversee the continued growth of ABC New Jersey’s major membership events/member participation
  • Manage event timelines including effective marketing and budgeting for all events

  • Communications:
  • Effectively communicate with media and trade press
  • Utilize ABC’s various electronic communication channels and social media to share information about ABC’s programs and government affairs efforts 

  • Board and Governance:
  • Attend all ABC Board of Directors meetings and report on the association’s activities
  • Make policy recommendations to board in accordance with national policy and association goals and objectives and report on the associations strategic plan
  • Work with Board Chair and members to identify and recruit volunteer leaders and ensure a strong leadership succession

  • Financial Management:
  • Work with budget committee to establish an annual budget for the association
  • Report regularly on the association’s finances
  • Insure associations policies and financial control procedures are executed  

  • ABC National:
  • Complete all national reports as required by national board policy
  • Attend required national and regional meetings (approx. 4-5 per year) 

  • Staff Management/Human Resources:
  • Oversee all aspects of staff management and human resources including hiring, termination, evaluations and performance of association employees
  • Is a leader of the staff to motivate and create culture of high accountability and productivity

  • Qualifications:
  • Recent association experience preferred, with a focus on nonprofit leadership
  • 3+ years’ experience in upper management
  • Previous experience with construction or other craft driven industry highly desired
  • A focus on establishing long term relationships and skilled at identifying member needs
  • Business acumen with strong organizational skills, a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality
  • Focused and displays a goal and task-oriented work ethic
  • Experienced strategically using social media tools and marketing roll-out
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion for free enterprise
  • Must exhibit excellent written/verbal communication and exceptional member service skills
  • Driven to succeed with excellent problem-solving skills with integrity, sound judgment and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work outside of the core business hours when necessary

    Salary to commensurate with experience. Full benefits are available. Company vehicle.

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    Education Director (Mount Laurel, NJ)

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:12 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new jersey chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Education Director
    Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
    Reports To:  Chapter President 

    To apply, send resume to info@abcnjc.org

    Job Description

    Basic Function:
    The ABC NJ Education Director will develop, administer, and maintain all educational and training programs for ABC NJ, including but not limited to ABC NJ Apprenticeship program, Safety and Workforce Development programs and  training services for ABC NJ and its members.  

    Specific Responsibilities

    Duties:
  • Coordinate activities of all Chapter Apprenticeship programs and management educational programs
    •   • Act as liaison between the Apprenticeship Committees, Community College, Federal & State apprenticeship funds and students
  • Determine the need for new training programs within the Chapter membership
    •   • Work with the Apprenticeship Committee members to create additional training programs
    •   • Work with Management & Education Committee members to create educational programs to meet the needs of the membership
  • Recruit new instructors for Chapter Apprenticeship programs and instructors for other educational programs.
    •   • Conduct "Train the Trainer Program" for new hired instructors
    •   • Register them with proper school system and NCCER
    •   • Maintain a reserve pool of teachers for future programs, as the need arises
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local schools, U.S. and NJ Departments of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)and other potential source for recruiting apprentices
  • Maintain accurate files on the progress of all apprentices; with proper records regarding state registration, Veterans Administration, and NCCER
  • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours
  • Keep the Trust, Board, and Apprenticeship Committee apprised of all information pertinent to the operation of the chapter apprenticeship program
  • Work with the apprenticeship budget established by the Trust and Board of Directors and under the guidance of the President
  • Provide articles of interest on apprenticeship and other educational programs for the Chapter newsletter.
    Monitor each program on a bi-weekly basis through personal visits to classes in all trades
  • Will personally visit contractors that have potential apprentices an attempt to recruit same additional company participation
  • Ability to work outside of the core business hours when necessary

  • Relationships:

    Chapter President/CEO
  • Directly responsible for all actions
  • Mutually assisting at all times
  • Provide facts and ideas
  • Submit reports covering activities and expenses

  • Board of Directors
  • Provide ideas and information as needed, as well as execution
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and increasing apprenticeship
  • Make formal report at monthly board meetings

  • Apprenticeship Committee & Management Committee
  • Provide information and recommend policies and procedures for the committees to follow
  • Act as liaison between this committee and the membership-at-large
  • Keep minutes of all committee meetings and establish an agenda prior to each
    meeting
  • Assist committee chairperson and board liaison in preparing monthly committee reports to the Chapter Board of Directors

  • Qualifications: 
  • Recent association experience preferred, with a focus on apprenticeship and educational training  
  • Displays a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry  
  • The ideal candidate would have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, state and federal apprenticeship training laws
  • Must exhibit excellent written/verbal communication and exceptional member service skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion for free enterprise      
  • Business acumen with strong organizational skills, a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality  
    Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus

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    Junior Graphic Designer - National Office

    Monday, April 15, 2019 4:33 AM
    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. Visit us at abc.org.

    The Junior Graphic Designer will help produce creative for digital and print marketing campaigns, websites, branding, and other graphics for our association’s programs and events and support the brand compliance efforts for 69 ABC chapters.
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    Administrative Assistant (Nashville, TN)

    Friday, March 8, 2019 12:08 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - greater tennessee chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Administrative Assistant
    Location:             Nashville, TN

    To apply, send resume to Clay Crownover - clayc@abctennessee.com.

    The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing the reception function of ABC, promoting office management support for the organization, and supporting the needs of the office. 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, managing outlook calendars, picking up and distributing mail as needed in a backup capacity to the Office Manager, ordering food for office functions, and other administrative duties. Project support can include various activities including online research, event assistance, record keeping and other administrative projects.  

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES 

    Responsibilities
  • Answer and direct incoming calls and inquiries.
  • Maintain telecommunication system by following instructions for house phone and console operation.
  • Welcome visitors and guests by greeting them in person.
  • Direct and give visitors instructions by referring to employee and department directories.
  • Schedule appointments and utilize Outlook calendars.
  • Manage the office conference room and scheduling.
  • Order food for office functions and assist with clean up when necessary.
  • Be back-up support for setting up the conference room tables, chairs, and divider walls.
  • Receive shipments and deliveries, and be able to address questions about the postage machine and mailing process.
  • Pick up and distribute mail. 
  • Order supplies like coffee, food, and beverages for staff meetings.
  • Make phone calls to members on sponsorships.
  • Update the bi-weekly Bid List.
  • Maintain data for the company email database.
  • Research and gather information from databases and the internet.
  • Generate various reports in excel.
  • Provide administrative support to the President/CEO and the Chapter Education Director.
  • Project work as needed.

  • Specialized Skills
  • Customer service experience.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

  • Qualifications
  • A minimum of an Associate degree or equivalent experience. 

  • Experience Required
  • 2-3 years of 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 communicate and work effectively with a variety of different people.
  • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness with an understanding of whom to engage for resolving issues.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter and highly organized.
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills. 
  • 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. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds.  

    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. Read the rest of entry »

    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
    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. Read the rest of entry »

    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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    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 »

    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 »