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Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations

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

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

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

Position Purpose

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

Essential duties and responsibilities

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

    15+ Years of Experience in the following areas:

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

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

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

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

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

    Technical skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel at minimum.
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    President & CEO

    Monday, July 23, 2018 9:23 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new orleans/bayou chapter OFFICE

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

    To apply, forward your resume with cover letter (including salary requirements) in confidence to Bridgette.oconnor@thetjcgroup.com 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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    Education & Safety Director

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:27 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new mexico chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Education & Safety Director 
    Location:             Albuquerque, NM

    To apply, resumes can be sent to: ckugler@abcnm.org

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and implement all training programs for ABC New Mexico
  • Develop new contacts with external organizations to expand training and employment opportunities for our community
  • Oversee established and new program initiatives that enhance organization's profile and credibility, including curriculum development, training, registration, and evaluation 
  • Serve as primary liaison between any education partnerships and ABC members on an executive level to ensure the success of construction training programs 
  • Certify all craft instructors through NCCER Master Trainer Certification for the Chapter
  • Assist with the organization’s technological capacities
  • Help secure funding for both ABCNM Chapter and Trust
  • Lead initiatives that generate new stream of earned income and higher organizational visibility 
  • Create teamwork-focused environment through extensive focus on communication and coordination 
  • Emphasize excellent member service through an understanding and commitment to the goals and responsibilities of ABC 
  • Display public relations and marketing abilities on behalf of ABCNM as a training facility
  • Help ABC members develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines
  • Coordinate training and presentations for health and safety matters for ABC members
  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities, or new prevention measures for the benefit of ABC members
  • Report to membership on health and safety issues and legal guidelines
  • Collaborate with other trade organizations in New Mexico, including but not limited to AGCNM, NAIOP, ACI, ASA, NMUCA, ACNM, NMIEC, MCA, SMACNA
  • Assist with ABC’s fundraising strategies 
  • Provide guidance and leadership to ABCNM’s instructors and volunteers with a strong understanding of the organization’s makeup   
  • Attend carious Chapter Events and Chapter meetings as appropriate
  • Reports directly to President & CEO

  • Qualifications

  • Qualified candidate will have passion for education planning and implementation – especially for the construction industry
  • Full time – exempt position
  • Ideal candidate would have knowledge of NCCER, OSHA certifications a plus and knowledge any state and federal regulations and funding sources for training
  • Candidate must be outgoing, dynamic and a good problem solver with strong leading abilities

    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.
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    Director of Membership and Business Development

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:16 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Western Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

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

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume: pgum@abcwpa.org.
     
    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.

    Compensation:
  • 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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    COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER

    Monday, May 7, 2018 3:19 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Western Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

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

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume: pgum@abcwpa.org.
     
    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. 

    Compensation 

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.

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    Membership Director

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:47 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Connecticut chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Membership Director 
    Location:             Plainville, CT

    To apply, send resume to: chrisf@ctabc.org.

    Nature of the Position
    Direct and administer the association’s member recruitment and retention programs. Achieve membership growth by identifying, recruiting and retaining quality construction businesses for membership in the association. Maintain positive relations and expert knowledge of members and their needs. Plan and coordinate short and long-range goals and activities to promote association membership sales, services and member program involvement to ensure realization of association goals and objectives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Develop recruitment strategies to achieve desired membership goals, achieve growth, and retain current members.

    Build, develop and direct membership committee, providing liaison and support for implementation of specific recruiting plans and initiatives. Responsible for creating a culture of members recruiting members.

    Establish and maintain industry contacts that lead to increased membership and engagement. Identify appropriate contacts and develop leads through telemarketing, cold calling, appointment setting and proactive personal contact. Develop and deliver presentations articulating association benefits and opportunities. Send informational packets to prospective members.

    Meet with current members regularly to maintain positive relations and communication of member interests.  Keep association staff and board members apprised of member needs and interests.  Develop and maintain a member retention plan. Work closely with membership committee to develop and implement plans to encourage and achieve member renewals.  Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other chapter staff and work collaboratively with coworkers to help advance the success of the chapter.

    Remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on legislative developments and government regulations, as well as industry trends.  Assist Chapter President in coordinating meetings with members and elected officials. Respond to requests from members for information regarding industry issues and concerns. Use industry and association knowledge to assist members in applying association services to their needs.

    Keep Chapter President informed of all member sales and activities, providing timely and accurate reports, as required. Prepare periodic reports reflecting member revenue volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed member base expansion. Prepare required national association reports and participate in nationally sponsored drives and contests. Present a membership report to Board of Directors at each regularly scheduled board meeting.

    Improve effectiveness of all chapter communications, including mail, email, social media, website, etc. in effort to better communicate with all members, prospects and key industry contacts.

    Coordinate trade show participation or other opportunities to market the association to the public. Evaluate and monitor promotional strategies to meet competitive conditions within association markets. Establish and maintain a consistent association image throughout services, programs, promotional materials, and events. Help in development of event invitations and flyers.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities
    Assist with the association’s marketing efforts.  Develop effective marketing strategies, including weekly and monthly marketing plans, to ensure consistent and accurate communication with members and key industry contacts. Assist in the design and preparation of quarterly newsletter and weekly email marketing updates to be sent out to members and select prospects.

    Assist with the administration of chapter committees as directed by the Chapter President.

    Qualifications and Requirements 
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility set forth above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university. Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must be a self starter and have a proven ability to achieve set goals and drive growth. Candidate must have proficient skills in technology – including but not limited to computers, social media, websites, and electronic communications. Must posses excellent time management skills and be willing to work with others.

    Language Skills
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions. Must excel at sales presentations, particularly sales of intangibles and services.  Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    Physical Demand
    The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment/Travel
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee is expected to spend roughly 60% of their time traveling in state to meet with members and prospective members.  Occasional out of state travel may be required
    for National ABC meetings.

    Employee will be required to attend meetings both before and after regular work hours and some chapter sponsored programs will take place in the evening. Read the rest of entry »

    Senior Director of Workforce Development

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

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

    VP of Workforce Development

    TO APPLY: Click here to apply online.

    ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

    Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 22,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

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

    Education Director

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:43 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - chesapeake shores chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Education Director
    Location:  Annapolis, MD

    To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to cgarvey@abc-chesapeake.org

    Basic Functions
    • Develop, administer and maintain management education and apprenticeship training programs.
    Specific Responsibilities

    Management Education
    • Plan, develop and administer management education programs for the commercial construction industry.
    • Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
    • Market educational courses to members by email, newsletter, fax, direct mail and telephone, word of mouth, personal visits, etc.
    • Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising educational programs.
    • Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
    • Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required. 
    • Develop new educational programs.
    • Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of education.
    • Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
    • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Chapter operations.
    • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding management education and apprenticeship programs.
    • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts regarding education.
    Apprenticeship Trust
    • Administer Apprenticeship Training Program.
    • Develop annual apprenticeship budget for approval by Trustees. 
    • Administer approved budget and assist bookkeepers with financial activities related to the Apprenticeship Trust’s Finances.
    • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours.
    • Act as Trust representative on various local Career Tech Education and other educational committees.
    • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding apprenticeship programs.
    • Administer grant opportunities pertinent to augment Trust operations.
    • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts.
    • Monitor state and federal legislation that affects construction and specifically apprenticeship; meet with elected officials as necessary.
    Chapter Functions
    • Attend various Chapter Meetings and Chapter Events as appropriate.
    • Drive general membership efforts to support new membership recruitment and renewal efforts.
    • Work closely with Membership Director to coordinate member and apprenticeship needs.
    • Visit members through either drop-in meetings, scheduled meetings, cold-calls, onsite or elsewhere.
    Internal Relationships
    • Reports to President & CEO. 
    • Serves as ABC staff liaison to the Apprenticeship Trust, Management Education, Workforce Development and Safety Committees.
    External Relationships
    • Communicates regularly with members, ABC National office, government agencies, committees, instructors, colleges, universities, local technical schools and others. 
    • Assists other departments with responses to member queries.
    Qualifications
    • The qualified candidate will have a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry.
    • This is a full-time, exempt position.
    • The ideal candidate would have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, state and federal apprenticeship training laws. 
    • NCCER experience: Master Trainer preferred, ICTP certification is a positive, knowledge of NCCER important.
    • Candidate must be outgoing, dynamic, strong willed, and a good problem solver.
    • Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus.
    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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