Employment at ABC and ABC Chapters

Director of Apprenticeship and Training

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:16 AM

Position Title:  Director of Apprenticeship and Training
Location:             Phoenix, AZ

Reports to
ABA President, ABA AGC Education Fund Trust, and committees. Also works closely the State and Local Apprenticeship Committees of the various trades.

Major Function
Administer and promote the ABA AGC apprenticeship and craft training programs in Arizona. Work with the designated committees at the local and state level.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Identify, promote and implement craft training courses and programs.
  • Recruit employers to participate in the program.
  • Recruit employees of existing and potential supporting employers.
  • Conduct financial analysis of current and proposed programs to determine viability.
  • Conduct course, program and instructor\presenter evaluations.
  • Oversee classroom and lab activities at all training facilities at training locations.
  • Coordinate opportunities for the continuous employment of students and apprentices.
  • Conduct regular needs assessments in the craft training area.
  • Serve as liaison to any training locations.
  • Develop relationships with various educational institutions, community based organizations and government entities to help achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Develop and manage training programs on behalf of other allied construction associations.
  • Promote “School to Work” linkages between high schools and local employers through coordination with the Future Builders’ Academy, Arizona Construction Careers Days and the various vocational high schools in Arizona.
  • Provide additional staff support necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the local office and the state organization.
  • Coordinate with all staff and the Site Manager at training locations.
  • Within the scope of available resources, plan, direct, deliver, and evaluate professional development.
  • Build and maintain a library of resources that address frequently needed and/or required competencies.
  • Continuously evaluate activities and resources within the programs, including the process of evaluating instructor performance, to determine their effectiveness in meeting stated department and/or organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students with physical and learning disabilities.
  • Liaison to National ABC, AGC, Western AGC Training Directors.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a chapter representing a merger of the AGC and ABC building chapters in Arizona, represents over 300 member companies, including contractors and professional service firms, serving the needs of the commercial & industrial construction industry. With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, we lead the commercial construction industry to prosperity and productivity as Arizona’s premier trade association for contractors.

    We lead the commercial construction industry to prosperity and productivity as Arizona’s premier trade association for contractors. 

    The Arizona Builders Alliance advocates merit shop principles to foster a productive and prosperous commercial construction industry through management education, leadership development, craft training, workplace safety, and government relations. As stewards of the industry, the Arizona Builders Alliance creates a unified legislative voice and advancement opportunities for all. 

    ABA is seeking someone who takes our mission to heart and demonstrates leadership in day-to-day duties and representing the members positively. 

    The Director reports directly to the President of the ABA and serves the statewide membership that is a cross section of general contractors, subcontractors and affiliate members. The ABA has over 300 members in Arizona with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. A full-time staff of 9 and 12 to 15 part time employees and instructors provide services to members. The ABA is a chapter of both the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders and Contractors.

    The ABA offers employees an attractive compensation package including competitive wages, full family health coverage, 8% employer matched 401(k) contribution and paid vacation, holidays and sick-time. 

    The starting date for this position is October 1st, 2018. To be considered, interested applicants are required to submit their resume and letter of interest by September 15, 2018. Interested applicants should send resumes to Tom Dunn, President of the Arizona Builders Alliance at 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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    Director of Membership and Business Development

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:16 PM

    Position Title:  Director of Membership and Business Development 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:
    The Director of Membership & Business Development is responsible for developing and administering all member recruitment and retention programs, including effectively leading members, committees, and the Board of Directors in membership recruitment and retention strategies.

    The candidate for this role must be well organized and passionate about making sales. Must be comfortable speaking with potential members and closing deals. This position requires someone who considers herself or himself social and outgoing to effectively acquire new members and maintain relationships with existing members.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   

  • Prospect and follow through to bring new members on board to meet monthly sales goals.
  • Spend approximately 50% of time outside of office meeting with current and prospective members in Western PA.
  • Develop strategy to promote visibility of the organization via social media, events, activities & promotional materials.
  • Maintain membership database and regularly report on member prospects and retention progress.
  • Required Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.        
  • Passion for sales and meeting financial goals. 
  • Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively.        
  • Self-motivated & proactive.        
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Willingness to travel in the Pittsburgh region (no overnight).        
  • Willingness to be present at all organization events.

    Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree preferred, or equivalent experience in construction or membership related sales.   
  • Experience in full-life-cycle sales preferred.        
  • Social media presence preferred.

  • Excellent base salary plus bonuses, plus commission – total compensation expected to be $65-75K per year.
  • Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.


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    Monday, May 7, 2018 3:19 PM

    Position Title:  Communications & Events Manager 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume:
    Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA seeks a motivated and results driven individual to fill the dynamic role of Communications & Events Manager.

    This position requires an organized, results driven, and technology savvy individual to create all communications and is able to expertly plan, promote, and manage events for Association membership. Successful candidates must effectively manage social media pages and the Association website as well as design and create promotional materials for various ABC departments and events.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Events Management

    Planning, managing, and promoting 10-15 association events during the year that include an awards banquet, golf outing, member mixers, etc.

    Selecting vendors and managing event budgets (location, food, supplies, vendors).

    Solicitation of event sponsorships and donations via email, telephone, and in person communication.

    Encouraging participation in events through promotional techniques and direct outreach to membership.

    Plan and manage events with attention to financial and time constraints (includes evenings, events set-up and break-down).

    Communications Management

    Bring awareness to the association through press releases, letters to the editor, and media relations for events.

    Creating high quality promotional flyers for events and other departments.

    Experience with Constant Contact preferred.

    Create and write weekly e-newsletter and quarterly magazine to be disseminated to membership.

    Create yearly promotional catalog to be distributed regionally.

    Solicit advertisers for all publications and annual sponsorships.

    Other duties

    Serve as the staff member on the Events Committee.

    Attend monthly board meetings and take meeting minutes.

    Work as a member of a small staff TEAM to support all ABC departments. 

    Required Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work evenings for events as needed.

    Passion for fundraising and meeting financial goals.

    Technology savvy with Microsoft Suite, Adobe, web design and social media.

    Strong negotiating skills. 

    Education and Experience

    Bachelors degree preferred, but not required. 


    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.

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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 »