Employment at ABC and ABC Chapters

Director of Education & Workforce Development

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:43 AM

Position Title:  Director of Education & Workforce Development   
Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:


The Director of Education & Workforce Development will be responsible for the holistic management, delivery, and administration of all training and workforce development functions for ABC Western PA. The role will include all aspects of construction trades apprenticeship, craft training and safety training management, including hiring of instructors, supervision of instruction delivery, evaluation, and database management. This is a unique opportunity that encourages the individual to build and develop apprenticeship and craft training to grow the construction industry. 

  • Responsible for holistic management of the apprenticeship and craft training programs (as staff member of the ABC Training Trust).       
  • Preparation and administration of yearly safety training course offerings and marketing of courses (as staff member of the Safety Committee). Maintenance of all training attendance and certifications.       
  • Oversee of the ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP), requiring solicitation for participation, customer service and administrative tasks.       
  • Leadership of all ABC craft instructors, including instructor training, evaluation, and supervision.       
  • Advises on ABC’s curriculum and assessment offerings through NCCER.       
  • Must become NCCER certified as Master Trainer to train instructors in use of the curriculum (preference given to current NCCER Master Trainers).       
  • Adherence to the ABC Standards of Apprenticeship as they are written and adapted through the Department of Labor.    
  • Oversight of in-house training design, implementation, solicitation for and acquisition of materials for training needs. 
  • Works with the Department of Labor and Department of Veteran Affairs to adhere to all state regulated policies concerning apprenticeship.       
  • Responsible for the Regional Craft Championships and support of the National Craft Championships.
  • Collaborate with local high school construction training programs to promote ABC apprenticeship and craft training at student job fairs and special exhibitions.       
  • Serve as the customer service representative to all schools and instructors utilizing curriculum sponsored by ABC.·       
  • Present/promote ABC apprenticeship and craft training programs to ABC members and potential customers throughout the region, and collaborate with the Director of Membership to promote apprenticeship (must keep abreast to governmental policies affecting apprenticeship in Pennsylvania).
  • Market and distribute information on all ABC training programs to ABC membership and potential customers/partners throughout the region.       
  • Participate in ABC events to represent the training and workforce development side of membership in the association.    
  • Support other ABC staff members at events.       
  • Detail oriented document management of all training information, including confidential student information management.       
  • Routine database administration and customer service.       
  • Management of the training budget.       
  • As the role grows, build, manage, and oversee the development of the training team. 

  • Required Qualifications       
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in workforce development and/or education and familiarity with the construction industry.       
  • Administrative abilities, including but not limited to multi-tasking, organization and database management. Incumbent must be willing to routinely track training attendance, grades, certificates, and student files – including the use of three databases.       
  • Passion for growing the construction industry and helping individuals to pursue careers in construction.       
  • Presentation skills are necessary for promoting ABC apprenticeship and Craft Training.       
  • Ability to market training to ABC membership via in person presentation, email and online platforms, and phone promotion.        
  • Willingness to travel regionally depending on business needs (no more than 20% of time.) 

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience.·       
  • Comprehensive benefits package provided.
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    Director of Member Services (Los Angeles)

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:35 AM

    Position Title:  Director of Member Services
    Location:             Los Angeles, CA 
    Salary Range:  $74,000-$84,000

     To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:

    The Los Angeles Director of Member Services coordinates aspects of member recruitment, involvement and retention as it relates to membership growth strategies for ABC Southern California Chapter according to membership goals identified by the Chapter Board of Directors and Membership Committee.   



  • Membership Development
  • Conduct ongoing program to market Association membership to contractors, suppliers, and associates/industry professionals
  • Identify and qualify new member prospect list
  • Contact, schedule and conduct prospect sales calls, meetings and events, coordinating with other Chapter staff as appropriate
  • Lead new member orientation to ensure that members are educated and engaged in Chapter activities
  • Oversight and responsibility for accurate reporting of prospective member reports, marketing opportunities and membership metrics

  • Identify “at risk” members and develop strategies to drive retention of these members
  • Collaborate with the Trust and Craft Training staff to ensure that members using these programs renew for compliance purposes

  • Supervise, direct, and review the Los Angeles Member Services Manager
  • Attend and promote Chapter and Training events to members and prospects to help increase event attendance
  • Promote use of all chapter and ABC National Services including apprenticeship programs, training programs, the STEP program and insurance programs
  • Attain budget levels of retention and new member growth annually to achieve net member growth and meet National goals
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Membership Committee in the development and implementation of the Chapter’s membership growth
  • Plan:  draft agendas, send meeting notices, track attendance and action items, attend meetings, and take and distribute minutes
  • Establish and foster a professional working relationship with appropriate external partner organizations
  • Assist with Chapter activities and other duties as necessary and assigned

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Marketing and/or Business Management
  • Five years’ external sales experience or three years within ABC
  • Proven track record of sales performance
  • High-energy, outgoing personality
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong technical literacy, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Diplomatic team player able to foster relationships with members, employee partners and other community leaders
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Must possess a passion for providing high quality member service and commitment to exceeding expectations
  • Valid CA Driver's License, vehicle and insurance

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

    Physical demands
    While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Membership Development, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use 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. 

    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
    ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law. 
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    Senior Manager of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Monday, November 19, 2018 11:27 AM
    The Senior Manager of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships collaborates with the Director of Marketing to execute marketing campaigns that highlight ABC National events, ABC National programs and ABC National’s strategic partner affiliates. In addition to marketing the strategic partners the senior manager ensures that they are receiving the highest quality of return on investment for partnership involvement Read the rest of entry »

    Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:49 AM

    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:, (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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    President & CEO

    Monday, July 23, 2018 9:23 AM

    Position Title:  President & CEO 
    Location:             St. Rose, Louisiana

    To apply, forward your resume with cover letter (including salary requirements) in confidence to no later than August 20, 2018. Please do not contact the local New Orleans/Bayou Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. office. Applications and Inquiries will not be accepted at that location.

    The New Orleans/Bayou Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, a member-driven association of construction industry related businesses, is seeking a President/CEO to lead this organization.

    The New Orleans/Bayou Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. represents twelve parishes in the Greater New Orleans area.

    The President/CEO works closely with a very active & engaged Board of Directors, assists in formulation and implementation of the strategic plan, provides staff management and leadership, implements Board of Directors’ policies, prepares the Annual Budget, and maintains ABC’s image as the spokesperson for the Merit Shop Construction Industry.

    The President & CEO has regular contact with the Chapter’s elected officers, Board of Directors and committee member and is proactive on policy matters and other issues as appropriate by maintaining relationships with other associations, industry and government officials to further the mission of the Chapter.

    The successful candidate ideally has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years’ experience in a significant leadership role, is knowledgeable of membership/trade associations or non-profit organizations. Construction industry experience is preferred and is a plus.  

    The ideal candidate must have a proven track record in effective leadership, public affairs and Association management.

    The Successful Candidate is:
  • An excellent communicator both verbally and in writing;        
  • Confident, professional, and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities;        
  • Skillful in budgeting and in methods of revenue production;        
  • Highly effective at managing and developing staff;        
  • Able to engage, mentor and motivate volunteers;        
  • A strategic thinker and visionary regarding areas for growth and development of opportunities for chapter growth;        
  • Resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems;        
  • Savvy regarding broadcast, print and social media;     
  • Has commitment, drive, energy and an enthusiastic “Can Do” attitude.
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    Senior Director of Workforce Development

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:06 PM

    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

    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 »