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Membership Resources Manager

Friday, October 15, 2021 1:33 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Membership Resources Manager
Functional Area/Department: Chapter Services
Reporting to: Director of Membership, Communications and Resources
Status: Exempt

 

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 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 membership resources manager represents ABC philosophy, policy positions, programs and services to both chapters and members, providing guidance and training to staff and volunteer leaders in their quest to be high performing. Primary areas of responsibility include communications, marketing, membership, volunteer management, governance, education and advocacy. The membership resources manager works with chapters, developing relationships and providing direction in the attainment of association goals within the overall association strategic plan.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

Membership

  • Assist in developing and executing successful membership recruitment and retention plans, in partnership with chapter, committees and other stakeholders.
  • Develop content and consistent/engaging messaging for and with chapters using various avenues including Listservs, forums, social media groups and on-site visits. 
  • Help develop and implement new membership engagement programs.
  • Help identify and cultivate new members and retain current members.
  • Assist in developing creative and engaging membership marketing materials.
  • Assist in all aspects of member record maintenance.
  • Manage Beam Club program including improving marketing and increasing chapter participation, fulfilling orders and record keeping of member achievements.
  • Perform onboarding training for new membership professionals, both virtually and on-site.
  • Facilitate on-site membership training and meetings with members and chapter staff to improve membership strategies as developed by the membership team.
  • Work with director of membership to track membership revenue and annual goals, addressing areas of concern together.
  • Identify opportunities and collaborate with colleagues to enhance member benefits and services offered by the association.

Communications and Marketing

  • Assist with promoting and deploying all ABC resources and programs/services.
  • Provide support for brand guideline compliance and tracking.
  • Help with the development of on-site and virtual training for chapter staff for membership, communications/marketing and beyond.
  • Work with Constant Contact partner chapters to engage and increase participation, including template development.
  • Manage and grow ABC chapters’ social media engagement.
  • Help develop membership marketing content and webinar series.
  • Assist in reviewing and updating website content, including outreach to professional membership for content feedback.
  • Respond to consumer email inquiries and facilitate information sharing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of association management experience or related experience.

Experience Required:

  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including email, routine database functions, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven experience developing marketing plans and campaigns
  • Strong project management, multitasking and decision-making skills
  • Metrics-driven marketing mind with eye for creativity
  • Experience with marketing automation and CRM tools
  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem-solving skills to resolve issues
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • High overnight travel (up to 50%) by land and/or air.
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Chapter President (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:16 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Northern California chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Livermore, CA
Responsible to: Chair of the Board
Supervises:  All chapter staff and all contracted service providers  
Status:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter including salary expectations and resume to [email protected]

Basic Function

The President & CEO will help lead ABC Livermore to be the most powerful pro‐business, pro‐free enterprise advocate for the construction industry, and lead the association to consistently deliver value to its members and the construction industry. The ABC NorCal includes a: Construction Industry Association, Apprenticeship Trust Funds and Benefit Trust Fund.  ABC NorCal’s Territory covers 48 of the 58 counties in CA.

Responsibilities Include:

The President & CEO is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the association. This includes ongoing assessment of the current political and market climate as well as assessing member needs.  Program development to meet these needs will be conducted in a strategic manner.

Ideal Experience

  • Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy.
  • Experience in leadership, management, and decision‐making with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC NorCal.
  • Experience leading a not-for-profit trade association.
  • Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and create a broad network both internally with the members and externally with the community.
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
  • Experience in engaging, delegating, and motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution and implementation of association plans, activities, and events.
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level
  • Prior experience as a skilled and strategic spokesperson and advocate on public policy issues and with the media.
  • While experience in the commercial construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the commercial construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

The above information has been designated to indicate the general nature and scope of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Web Developer I

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:06 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Web Developer I
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Information Technology
Reporting to: Web Services Manager
Status: Exempt

 

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. Visit us at abc.org.

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.
  • Develop safe and secure code following the latest industry standards and company policies.
  • 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.
  • Create, develop and maintain software to enrich functionality of organization’s content management system.
  • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.

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.
  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence.
  • Track and report all site metrics.

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.
  • Assist the web team in testing web applications. 

Web Maintenance

  • Manage and maintain IIS.
  • 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 staff on DotNetNuke on an as-needed basis.
  • Provide Tier 1-2 support for ABC’s web presence using a ticketing system.

Specialized Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures.
  • Strong knowledge of web scripting tools such as HTML5, CCS3 and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top Ten and NIST to develop secure code
  • Outstanding customer service for internal and external customers.
  • Familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN) content management system.
    • Experience with DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.X, Evoq 7.X and 8.X, including module development preferred.
  • 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. 
  • 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 and related MS Visual Studio tools.  
  • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 JavaScript and JQuery.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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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Chapter President (Anchorage, AK)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:07 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Alaska chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Anchorage, AK

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Position Summary
Provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals and objectives of the Chapter are achieved in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  In collaboration with, and under the general vision set forth by the board of directors, provides hands-on management of all areas of the Chapter including membership value and development, employee relations and development, finance and accounting, internal and external communication, technology, facilities, and political, government and public relations. Recommends and participates in the formulation of new polices, procedures and programs. As the spokesperson and face of the Chapter, professionally represents the Chapter before both internal and external groups.

Board and Association Relations

  • Plays the lead role in the implementation of the Chapter’s strategic plan. Monitors progress of objectives delegated to key staff to ensure completion.
  • Engages and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors to keep them apprised of progress towards established goals. Provides the board with sufficient internal, economic, legislative & industry updates to enable them to make sound decisions for the Chapter.
  • Attends regular and executive board meetings as a matter of business and special meetings as required.
  • Researches, proposes and implements changes to policies, by-laws, and programs approved by the Board of Directors that will improve the financial or value position of the Chapter.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with Chapter Officers, committees, task forces, trusts, and all key partners & stakeholders.

Internal Relations

  • Works in conjunction with the Treasurer and respective Budget & Finance Committee in order to develop annual budgets that reinforce the mission and are financially stable. Collaborates with the Treasurer to assess and improve the financial status of the Association. With the Treasurer, authorizes all invoices, financial statements, and expenses.  Reviews and authorizes contracts as approved in the budget or as an ad hoc expenditure approved by the Executive Board. 
  • Ensures collection of all membership dues.
  • Leads the entire human resources function. Recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performance, develops and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws.   Evaluates current competencies and performance measures to develop an effective team. Is responsible for overseeing and budgeting for all compensation and benefits.
  • Champions an exceptional member service culture by providing staff with the training, technology, equipment, facilities and support to provide cooperative and efficient solutions to members. Proposes recommendations for improvement or purchase to the Board and implements as appropriate.​

Membership Relations

  • Is responsible for membership growth and retention by providing value and enhanced services to Chapter.  Uses various mediums to communicate and drive the value proposition to membership. Reaches out to make and cultivate relationships with membership to improve member satisfaction.
  • Proposes, coordinates and presents high quality and relevant content to membership events and activities to cultivate member competencies. Researches legislation, data and trends in the industry and interprets implication to members. Recommends best practices.
  • Assist with the structure, design, scope, and administration of membership surveys. Analyzes responses and communicates findings.

External Relations

  • Assumes leadership for increasing public awareness and understanding of the nature and problems of the commercial construction industry, particularly as they relate to merit shop companies.  This may take the form of public speaking engagements, preparation of special materials and reports, newsletters, and news releases.
  • Assumes responsibility for keeping the Chapter membership and others apprised of programs and legislative developments on Federal, State and Local levels.
  • Networks with, monitors and/or participates in other industry associations, commissions, professional networks, governmental agencies, legislative bodies, etc. to monitor economic, government, industry and public and private sector activities. Maintains contact with personnel to educate and garner support for industry initiatives affecting the Chapter and its members.
  • Strategically involved in political campaigns, PAC, and organizational fundraising.
  • As a merit shop advocate, has a solid understanding of the region’s current construction industry environment.

Management and Administration

  • Manages the Chapter according to the by-laws, Chapter policies, applicable law, and best practices.
  • Monitors and supervises all functions of staff.  Is responsible for staff recruiting, hiring, evaluation, coaching, advising, salary administration, promotion, and termination.
  • Administers office procedures and employee evaluations.
  • Responsible for developing the staff, and providing training to the staff to reach their full potential.
  • Financial Management including monthly reports to the board.
  • Assures payment of dues and submission of reports to ABC National at appointed time. 
  • Budget preparation and monitoring, including development and implementation of Non- Dues Income.
  • Monitors all committee activity through staff reports, constant communications with liaisons and periodic attendance at committee meetings.
  • Maintains personnel and board policy manuals.
  • Provide quarterly progress reports with reference to the strategic plan and 5-year vision.
  • Consults and advises in the selection of Board Members, committee chairpersons, and committee members.
  • Signatory on all Bank Accounts.
  • Maintains Liaison with other chapters and national.

Member Services

  • Develops and promotes services for members to insure membership growth, as well as member retention.
  • Get to know members and visit members making them aware that the Chapter is available to assist them.
  • Involvement in Membership recruitment and retention programs.
  • Promotes all aspects of member involvement. Effectively communicate with membership, whether by email, social media and newsletter keeping members informed of Chapter developments, including but not limited to, educational opportunities, social events and legislative activities.
  • Maintains services to members in the following areas:
  • Educational programs
  • Legal referral service
  • Seminars, social events, general membership meetings
  • Information on union activities
  • First Aid and Safety programs
  • Membership Directory
  • Spokesperson
  • Legislative & Public Policy
  • Other services as directed by the board

General

  • Participates in all National ABC functions, all ABC Alaska functions, national board meetings, conventions, leadership conferences, legislative conferences, President conferences and all other activities on a national level in maintaining the stature of the ABC Alaska Chapter.
  • The President will possess a professional background characterized by integrity, initiative, leadership, organizational skills, coalition building and public involvement. Knowledge of the construction industry, the Merit Shop philosophy and political process desired. This position reports to and works for the Board.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A credible, confident, genuine, humble, positive yet persuasive professional.
  • Innovative, visionary and critical thinker with proven ability to manage day-to-day operations.
  • An inspiring and inclusive leadership style with experience in effectively developing teams.
  • Understanding of nonprofit accounting, including development of budgets and review of financial statements.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills essential.
  • Excellent professional writing skills.
  • Strong project management, detail and organizational skills.

Environmental Conditions

  • A normal office environment without exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise or chemicals or hazardous equipment.
  • Regular travel to chapter members and for chapter functions.
  • Quarterly national travel for association and industry functions.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience.

Experience Required:

  • Experience working for an association, association management company, professional society or related field.  Working knowledge of construction and regulatory issues.  Certified Association Executive (CAE) is desirable.
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Membership Director (West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County)

Monday, August 30, 2021 7:35 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - West Virginia & Cumberland Valley chapter OFFICEs

Position Title:  Membership Director   
Region:             West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County
Position Type: Exempt position, reporting to the President-CEO
Compensation: Negotiable. Base salary, plus commission/bonuses. Competitive Benefits. 

 

To Apply:  Serious applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references via e-mail to [email protected].

Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia (ABCWV) & Associated Builders and Contractors Cumberland Valley (ABC CVC) are two of 69 Nationally chartered Chapters. ABC CVC and ABCWV are well-established Chapters whose primary market is the commercial-construction Contractors and Suppliers. The region includes West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County. 

The Chapters are seeking an experienced Sales/Membership professional to grow and sustain our membership in the Northern panhandles of WVA and the Western Panhandle of MD. The Chapters have a well-established membership base but have identified significant potential for growth. A successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously to generate results.

The primary role of a Membership Director is to develop and execute strategies to recruit new members, retain existing members, and manage various aspects of marketing and event planning for this region.

Mission of ABC

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC provides professional development and networking that enables member companies to win and deliver work safely, ethically, profitably, and better the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the construction industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

Protecting the financial stability of the chapter by adding new members and ensuring all members are maximizing the value of their investment in the association. In this way, we can better deliver on our mission for all Merit Shop Contractors in the region. The Membership Director will accomplish this by driving and implementing the association's membership growth (sales) and retention strategies, including marketing and events for member engagement and fundraising.

Specific Responsibilities:

Membership Recruitment (Sales)

  • Identify potential member companies through market research and successfully recruit those who fit our chapter to join for a fee structure ranging from $1,000-$10,500 per year.
  • Develop and execute an annual membership growth plan.
  • Set and meet or exceed recruitment/sales goals.
  • Develop and maintain membership prospect and mailing lists.
  • Plan and implement membership events, contest(s), etc.
  • With the assistance of existing members, generate multiple qualified leads per week and conduct appropriate follow-up with each.
  • Conduct new member orientations and facilitate involvement (on-boarding).
  • Promote and successfully deliver membership retention efforts.
  • Promote and market sponsorship/advertising opportunities for non-dues revenue.
  • Develop and present monthly presentations to the President-CEO and board regarding recruitment efforts, activities, and membership statistics.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and news.

Other:

  • Attend and work with other ABCWV/ABC CVC staff to ensure that all events are organized, executed, and marketed.
  • From time to time, perform other duties as assigned by the President-CEO.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dedicated to ABC's mission and vision.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.
  • Sales experience and proven track record of setting and meeting/exceeding sales goals.
  • Motivated by a commission-based sales position.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, networking, and rapport building traits; with an appreciation for executing extraordinary customer service.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and public communication/presentation skills.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and goal-oriented with attention to detail and commitment to the overall excellence of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform within deadlines
  • Highly competent use of technology such as Excel, Microsoft Office, Zoom, computer networks, databases, the internet, website maintenance, Constant Contact, and social media.
  • Experience working with minimal supervision while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with others; team player, comfortable working independently and with a small team.
  • Ability to attend all networking/member events required; some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be necessary.
  • Regular travel throughout Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland is required. Some National Travel required for training or other purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Sales or relevant field preferred
  • 5+ years related experience in sales, non-profit, business development, marketing, communications, or other related fields
  • Experience in trade association membership sales
  • Understanding of the construction industry in Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland (Preferable)
  • Familiar with Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland (Preferable)
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Director of Health and Safety

Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:51 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Director of Health and Safety
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Workforce Development
Reporting to: VP of HS&E and Workforce Development
Status: Exempt

 

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, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Director of Health and Safety will be responsible to provide safety best practices and management products to our members (via development, acquisition, or identification).  Promote world class safety management/science and represent ABC and member interests to regulatory, legislative and trade organizations and associations.

The Director of Health and Safety reports directly to the Vice-president of HS&E and Workforce Development and serves as part of the association team working in concert with other stakeholders internally and externally. This key position provides strategic thinking, data and information to the VP of HS&E and Workforce Development, and other units of the association as appropriate for policy development and decision-making purposes. This position is the primary contact for the association’s Health Safety and Environment strategic objectives will be required to represent ABC to media, external agencies, corporations, partnerships, and regional and national safety and workforce groups.  This position requires a transformational industry leader who may not have experience in all facets of HS&E but has demonstrated their ability to grasp large complex efforts and transform a significant element of a business.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the development and deployment of the overall Health, Safety and Environment Strategy for ABC.
  • Establish annual operating budgets, and lead direct reports, chapters and volunteer members to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Facilitate multi-dimensional team (volunteers, strategic partners, chapter resources and a small core national staff) that will be creative and productive in developing strategies to support our membership in meeting the Health and Safety needs of the future.
  • Professionally represent ABC in the areas of health safety and environment to external media sources, federal, state and local agencies and advisory councils, partners and regional safety and health groups.
  • Collaborate with ABC’s Policy and Regulatory team to develop federal regulatory comments and chapter/member guidance related to safety and health.
  • Provide expertise on compliance with federal, state, and local safety and health laws. Be an established subject matter expert that encourages various groups to support ABC’s Health Safety and Environment Plans and solicit input to improve these plans.
  • Identify and lead the development of cutting-edge resources and training programs in collaboration with internal and external groups to full fill the Health and Safety Strategy.
  • Oversee the planning, production, and publication of educational and marketing materials relative to health and safety working in harmony with internal resources.
  • Assess programs and incorporate the outcomes to promote the advancement of the industry in accordance with the ABC Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure that commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is visible in all aspects of the association’s health and safety operations.
  • Establish and collaborate with industry stakeholders and providers to ensure ABC has a voice throughout the construction industry and is seen as an industry leader in health and safety.
  • Establish strong chapter/member relationships to understand the Health, Safety and Environment needs and challenges of the industry, chapters and members.

Specialized Skills

  • Proven leadership and managerial experience with direct accountability for high technology, safety training and demonstrated success in the management/operations of customized solutions to business, industry, and the private sector.
  • Possess highly developed analytical skills, writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate with business/industry and educational management.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain diverse strategic alliances with governmental entities, businesses, and the community.
  • Strong team building, interpersonal and communications skills necessary to lead in a complex organizational structure.
  • High energy coupled with a positive attitude and the ability to build and lead teams towards successful collaborations.
  • Public speaking ability, extensive organizational ability and attention to detail; statistical analysis; networking abilities, demonstrated use of computer and software knowledge (operating systems, webpage design, content development).

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree related to Environmental, Health and Safety at an accredited college or university.

Experience Required

  • 5-10 years of working knowledge in all areas of health and safety administration.
  • Association and construction industry experience a plus.

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.
  • Problem solver who can work both individually, and in a team, to reach a common goal

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 30 lbs.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. Moderate noise levels, which are typical in an office environment with computers, printers, faxes, etc.  Standing 15% of the time, walking 20% of the time, and sitting 65% of the time.

TRAVEL

  • 35%-40% travel required with average trip 1-3 days; at least 3 trips requiring stays of 4+ nights.
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Chapter President (Beltsville, MD)

Friday, July 2, 2021 7:59 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Metro Washington chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Repsonsible to: Chair of the Board
Supervises: All personnel and their performance
Status: Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter including salary expectations and resume to [email protected].

Basic Function

The President & CEO will help lead ABC Metro Washington to be the most powerful pro‐business, pro‐free enterprise advocate for the construction industry, and lead the association to consistently deliver value to its members and the construction industry.

Responsbilities Include:

The President & CEO is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the association. This includes ongoing assessment of the current political and market climate as well as assessing member needs.  Program development to meet these needs will be conducted in a strategic manner.

The President & CEO shall be responsible for:

Strategic Vision and Integration

  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create or modify a strategic plan for the Chapter, on an annual basis, that is in alignment with the ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  • Carry out the strategies and actions of the Board-approved strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Chapter committees.  
  • Maintain, measure and report to the Board of Directors and Membership the progress of the strategic plan.
  • Develop the construction acumen to identify trends that impact our industry and our members.
  • Identify and develop strategic relationships with state and local officials for the betterment of ABC.
  • Maintain an awareness of laws and regulations (proposed and enacted) that affect the industry and our members.
  • Utilize technology to optimize efficiencies and member experience. 
  • Collaborate with ABC National staff and other chapters to advance the chapter and national goals.

Fiscal Success

  • Oversee the Membership function to promote membership growth and retention.
  • Achieve fiscal goals, as defined by the Board, year over year.
  • Develop, execute, and achieve the annual budget year over year
  • Ensure appropriate Board oversight and governance for all financial matters.
  • Oversee all matters that pertain to the financial management of the association including, but not limited to, monthly financial statements, annual review/audit, tax filings, investment management, and all necessary record keeping activities.
  • Meet fundraising goals for Federal PAC/FEA and local PAC funds.

Governance Duties

  • Ensure the chapter aligns with the mission, charter, bylaws and policies of the national association and the laws of the United States as well as state and local governments.
  • Ensure the chapter follows the mission, charter, bylaws, and policies of ABC Metro Washington. 
  • Ensure appropriate governance for all actions of the Board. 
  • Prepare, maintain, and codify all records for the Board of Director’s meetings

Team Building

  • Ensure a best-in-class team that will seamlessly support the ABC mission and membership.
  • Analyze salary and benefits in the market to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. 
  • Foster diversity to elicit innovative and effective decision making and strategies.
  • Responsible for all personnel activities including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, performance management, discipline, termination etc.  
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the necessary policies and procedures i.e., employee policy manual.

Key Strategic Initiatives include:

  • Legislative, Labor Issues, Political and Legal
  • Membership
  • Workforce Development, Apprenticeship and Craft Training
  • Marketing/Business Development/Community
  • Coordinate the alignment of the goals developed in the strategic plan with the Chair/Lead of each strategic initiative.
  • Support the Chair/Leads with action task planning.
  • Oversee, measure, and adjust the action tasks to ensure optimum outcomes are achieved in each strategic component.  

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION/KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Ideal Experience

  • Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy.
  • Experience in leadership, management, and decision‐making with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC Metro Washington.
  • Experience leading a not-for-profit trade association.
  • Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and create a broad network both internally with the members and externally with the community.
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
  • Experience in engaging, delegating, and motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution and implementation of association plans, activities, and events.
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level
  • Prior experience as a skilled and strategic spokesperson and advocate on public policy issues and with the media.
  • While experience in the commercial construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the commercial construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Strategic Visionary: The President & CEO will be an executive who will tell the merit shop industry's story in a credible and passionate way that enhances the business climate and adds value to ABC's members. The President & CEO will be experienced at anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions and be an active listener who cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President & CEO will work with the Board of Directors to balance long‐term strategic thinking with short‐term goals. The President & CEO will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  • Leadership and Management: The President & CEO will work with the management team and Board of Directors to ensure the association's continued operational strength. The President & CEO will demonstrate a transparent and inclusive style, build consensus around key issues and initiatives, and promote a culture of passion and urgency among the staff.

The Metro Washington Strategic Plan, Organization Chart and Bylaws are available for any interested applicant.   Please send resumes to:  [email protected]

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Membership Director (Englewood, CO)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:28 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Rocky Mountain chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Director
Location:             Englewood, CO
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Full-time, Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter including salary expectations and resume to [email protected].

Primary Responsibilities:

Directing and implementing the association’s membership growth, member participation and retention.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct an ongoing program to market memberships to contractors, suppliers and associate member businesses in the market area including developing and administering processes for identifying and recruiting potential members.
  • With the guidance of the CEO, develop and execute an annual membership growth plan, (based upon the chapter strategic goals), including but not limited to:
    • Setting recruitment / sales goals
    • Developing target markets
    • Developing and maintaining membership prospect communications
    • Creating and implementing membership contest(s)
    • With the assistance of existing members and the Board of Directors, generating multiple qualified leads per week and conducting appropriate follow up with each lead as per performance standards set by CEO/President
  • Conduct new member orientation and involvement efforts including but not limited to organizing and conducting new member orientation meetings and encouraging involvement in Chapter programs and committees.
  • Ensure development and maintenance of member information in database with sufficient detail to support communication and research.
  • Maintain, coordinate and promote membership related programs.
  • Help promote membership retention efforts, including cooperating with other staff to organize and conduct visits to all members, maintain regular phone contacts and maintain activity reports tracking member participation.
  • Promote and market the Partner program, including ensuring that all Partner benefits are realized by participating members.
  • Develop and present to the CEO/President and Board monthly reports regarding recruitment efforts, activities and membership statistics.
  • Promote use of association services and attendance at meetings, events and training programs.
  • Stay abreast of industry events, member activities and news; continually market members to each other and construction owners and users.
  • Coordinate with Director of Safety & Education to promote education and training programs.
  • Write articles for Chapter publications as requested by the CEO/President.
  • Make presentations and participate in chapter events and meetings as required.

Other:

  • Attend and assist in all general meeting and events in coordination with other staff.
  • From time to time perform other duties as assigned by the CEO/President.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dedicated to ABC’s mission
  • Sales experience and proven track record for setting and meeting sales goals
  • Highly developed interpersonal, networking, and rapport building with members and prospects, and event/education participants; understands and appreciates importance of extraordinary customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and public speaking/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet/exceed defined metrics; self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform within deadlines
  • Highly competent use of databases, computer networks, and internet
  • Experience working with minimal supervision while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with others; team-player, comfortable working on a small team
  • Ability to attend at all networking/member events required; some early morning and evening hours required; travel throughout Colorado and Wyoming required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales or relevant field preferred.
  • 5+ years related experience in non-profit, business development, sales, marketing, communication or other related fields.
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Director of Legislative Affairs

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:14 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title: Director of Legislative Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Government Affairs
Reporting Supervisor: VP of Legislative & Political Affairs

 

Position Description

ABC values the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.

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 do they 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.

TO APPLY: click here to apply online.

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, 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. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating proposed legislation and regulations, and taking action through meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and White House officials, providing key vote recommendations, and authoring letters to Congress, the White House and federal agencies.
  • Working with broad-based coalitions of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations to promote ABC priorities on issues affecting member companies and the construction industry.
  • Communicating to ABC members the importance of government affairs, including updating members with the most recent information on issues that will affect them and their business, and encouraging members to be involved in the political process.

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. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Specialized Skills:

  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, routine database functions, and word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint and some web design.
  • Strong public speaking skills are required. 
  • Requires extensive understanding of the legislative process and strong contacts in the House and Senate.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in a related field from a four (4) year college or university.
  • Five to seven years in government affairs setting including some experience on Capitol Hill or in a federal agency.

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.

Travel

•               Moderate overnight travel (up to 20%) by land and/or air.

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 State and Local Affairs Coordinator 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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Painting Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title Painting Instructor   
Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
Location:             Livermore, CA

 

To Apply: contact [email protected].

Job Summary: Provide classroom instructions in the Painting trade and 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training
  • Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines
  • Print, secure, administer, grade, and turn in apprentice exams and performance profiles
  • Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance
  • Assess apprentices’ knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER’s regulations
  • Administer and process all required classroom documentation
  • Conduct training within NCCER’s guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum
  • Develop and maintain labs for specific trade including:
    • Responsible for tracking and maintaining supplies and preparing material orders/requests for approval
    • Responsible for notifying the Training Director of all classroom tools, equipment, and materials that are damaged
    • Develop hands-on classroom training exercises and step-by-step procedures for all apprentices
  • Identify supplemental instruction for courses
  • Develop hands-on fieldtrips for apprentices
  • Identify and schedule special guest speakers/industry professionals for classes
  • Ensure that safety is adhered to and that apprentices wear appropriate attire and have personal protective equipment donned at all times when necessary
  • Conduct job site visits in order to identify, address potential issues, and to determine the need to add additional information to the curriculum
    • One per off week minimum unless otherwise approved by Facility Training Manager
    • A detailed report of job site visits turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
    • If unable to perform job site visit a written report of who, when, and how they were contacted will need to be turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
  • Attend career fairs and assist in the recruiting of new apprentices
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.                                                                  

Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.  Electrical instructors must be State of California certified electricians.

Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Supervision Exercised: Direct supervision over apprentices in the classroom.

Physical Demands:

  • May have exposure to heat, cold, fumes, and chemicals.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, high visibility safety vest, fall protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection)
  • Able to work at least 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.  Additional Saturday shifts may be required.
  • Able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Able to stand and conduct hands-on lab for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Conditions include climbing ladders and stairs, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting, reaching, and able to lift heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds and pushing and pulling of objects is required
  • Able to drive for long periods of time and possess valid California driver’s license.
  • Operate lift equipment
  • Work from all types of ladders (step ladders up to 14', "A" frame ladders, and all size extension ladders), carry and relocate up to 12' step ladder by one's self, and work from scaffolding including planks on A ladders
  • Instructor’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1-250 lbs., Class 1A-300 lbs.)
  • Repetitive use of arms, hands, and fingers
  • If needed, utilize construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns)
  • Commute to/from jobsites
  • Commute to/from training locations as scheduled by ABC NorCal
  • Specific vision abilities required by this trade include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color recognition, and ability to adjust focus
  • Instructors whose vision requires the use of corrective lenses are permitted to wear safety glasses whose lenses provide correction or contact lenses on the jobsite
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