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Senior HR Business Partner

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:25 PM

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner provides strategic, operational, and technical HR support to ABC and reports to the President & CEO. The position will oversee such areas as: organizational effectiveness, benefits management, performance management, recruiting, employee records, employee relations, HR record keeping and reporting, and vendor invoicing and processing.  The Senior HR Business Partner will facilitate the delivery of HR programs and services to support the business objectives. 

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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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Senior Writer / Editor

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:15 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Senior Writer / Editor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Member Services
Reporting Supervisor: Senior Director of Public Affairs


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 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 abc.org.

The senior writer/editor will play a key role in advancing construction worker health and safety, growing the construction workforce, advocating for construction/small business/merit shop priorities before Congress and the administration, and demonstrating the value of membership to commercial and industrial construction contractors and industry stakeholders. The position will collaborate with ABC’s Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Safety, Workforce Development, Marketing and other internal teams to achieve fluency on the association’s goals, events and issues, craft winning messages and ensure the accuracy of internal and external communications.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • Writing and editing news releases, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, presentations, magazine/newsletter articles, blogs and copy for infographics.
  • Editing and fact-checking issue briefs, letters to lawmakers and regulators, regulatory comments, congressional testimony, legislative issue summaries, action alerts, PowerPoint presentations, reports, surveys, research results, newsletter/website content, social media assets, marketing communications and advertising, member outreach, committee minutes and leadership bios.
  • Organizing and posting content to abc.org and other websites.

Specialized Skills:

  • Exceptional writing, editing and oral communication skills under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to master complex topics and condense detailed information into readable summaries.
  • Aptitude for developing persuasive arguments.
  • In-depth understanding of legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Experience using government/industry data reports to develop content.
  • Eye for excellence in graphic design and video storytelling.
  • Enthusiasm for working across departments and with chapters, members and outside stakeholders.
  • Congenial and collaborative interpersonal style that helps colleagues hone their communication skills and produce better work.
  • Mastery of AP Style.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Professional demeanor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a related field.
  • Journalism/trade association experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of website content management systems, Adobe Acrobat and Excel.

Experience Required:

  • 8+ years of professional writing and editing experience.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
  • Writing and verbal skills
  • Self-starter, highly organized
  • 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.

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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Carpentry Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:58 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Carpentry Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA


To Apply: contact [email protected].

Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Carpentry trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

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

• Proctor 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

• Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips

• Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum

• Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices

• Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

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.

• Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

• Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.  Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

• Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Electrical Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:52 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Electrical Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA

 

To Apply: contact [email protected].

Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Electrical trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

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
  • Proctor 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
  • Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips
  • Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum
  • Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices
  • Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

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.

Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

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 with at least five years in the trade. Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Safety Specialist (Anaheim, CA)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:00 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern California chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Safety Specialist
Location:             Anaheim, CA
Reports to: Chapter President/CEO

 

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

JOB OVERVIEW 
The Safety Specialist is a multi-faceted role.  This position is to be the recognizable face and voice throughout the entire association because of their desire and effort towards progress.  This position will be a well-known leader within the construction community promoting safety and best practices for all workers.  This position develops, implements, and delivers services that supports the association’s safety strategies.  Further, this position is important to expand the overall value of ABC membership. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES 

Responsibilities: 

Overall

  • Responsible to maintain an in-depth current knowledge of OSHA/DOSH/Cal/OSHA/EM385 and other policies, rules and regulations, providing members with knowledge and updates.
  • Monitor all current information on regulations and requirements related to workplace safety and health.
  • Work with ABC’s communication’s people and processes.
  • Generate monthly updates, reports, and content about safety activities for the association.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach, mentor, and coach others.
  • Assist with activities and all other duties as necessary and assigned.

Chapter and Trust’s Safety Needs

  • Be Staff Liaison to ABC Safety Committee.
  • Interact with ABC National’s Safety Committee and peer groups to gain insight, best practices, support and to better the association overall.
  • Coordinate and schedule OSHA 30, First Aid, and CPR training for all Apprentices and Craft Students.
  • Interact with Continuing Education to help ensure the efficient and effective delivery of appropriate safety training.
  • Oversee the STEP program in its entirety to achieve goals outlined in ABC’s annual strategic plan and to:
    • Ensure members participation in STEP; 
    • Plan, organize, and deliver STEP Awards luncheon (w/ assistance from Membership Department);
    • Generate supplemental information and track data;
    • Use STEP data to advance safety programs or address members’ safety needs; and
    • Act as liaison with ABC National providing members with assistance in completing STEP applications.
  • Promote participation in ABC Safety Academy & maintain credentials to teach it.
  • Knowledge, credentials, and ability to provide OSHA, Cal/OSHA, First Aid and CPR training.
  • Responsible for recording all spreadsheets and documentation from applicable safety classes (i.e. CPR, fork lift) for ABC SoCal employees.
  • Plan, organize and deliver Safety Roundtables and other safety events.
  • Create collaborative relationships with the safety community attending meetings as ABC’s safety representative.
  • Available on weekends and after hours where such ABC events and functions occur.
  • Build strategic partnerships with key groups within the construction and safety communities.
  • Identify state/federal grant opportunities for in the field of safety.
  • Build important member relationships that lead to companies’ more active involvement in ABC networking events and other overall association activities.
  • Support the Merit Training Trust, ABC of CA and ABC’s Government Affairs and Political Advocacy efforts by reporting statistics, supporting member engagement and assisting with legislation review when requested.

Member’s Safety Needs

  • Visit ABC construction companies and get to know their internal safety contacts.  Maintain a list of contact information for routine communications and updates.
  • Provide general safety guidance, information of rule or regulatory updates; proactively, upon request, and provide guidance with compliance questions.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members to ensuring their understanding and that they value ABC’s Safety Services and educational content.
  • Use ABC’s STEP program and evaluation tool as a point of entry to learn companies individualized safety challenges and identify the ways to correct those deficiencies.
  • Assist members with OSHA, Cal/OSHA inspection; act as Employer Representative when requested (This is an add-service with additional fee to members.)
  • In addition to creating IIPP, safety programs, training certification matrix and other templates to provide members, possess the knowledge and ability to assist in customizing and implementing their own written safety program(s) and safety manual(s).
  • Using available materials, make “Toolbox Talks” available and promote to members.
  • Assist members with completing their OSHA 300 and 300A Logs.
  • Assist members with their Safety Meetings and other various requests.

Specialized Skills

  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
  • Recognized as a leader
  • Analytical and engaging
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking
  • General business understanding
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or other related fields; and/or
  • 4+ years of experience within the construction industry specializing in occupational health and safety
  • Certification(s) and credential(s) required (for example:  OSHA, CSP, CHST, EM 385-40, etc.) 
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • MS Office proficiency

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination

It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Disability Specifications

ADA: ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law. 

Physical Demands

While performing the responsibilities the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

Work Environment

This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.  This position may be performed by working remotely or at out-of-office locations, such as on construction jobsites or contractors’ business offices. 

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. 

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Chapter President (Orlando, FL)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:23 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Central Florida chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Orlando, FL
Repsonsible to: ABC Central Florida Board of Directors
Supervises: All chapter staff and their performance

 

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

Basic Function

The President & CEO is responsible for all aspects of chapter operations, its staff, Board of Directors and member services.

Responsibilites

The President & CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the association. This includes the assessing of member needs, developing programs to meet these needs and conducting these programs in a strategic manner. The President & CEO shall be responsible for:

Human Resources

  • Hiring and dismissal of all personnel and performance of same.
  • Enforcing and carrying out all policies and procedures as outlined in the HR policy manual.

Budget & Financial Management

  • Preparing the annual budget with the Budget and Finance Committee and obtaining approvals from the Board of Directors.
  • Managing any accounting staff as well as working with the contracted CPA firms regarding regular financial bookkeeping and oversight of accounting practices, reconciliations and annual review / audit.
  • Managing the maintenance of all necessary record keeping activities & requirements, including all monthly reporting and tax requirement filings.
  • Enforcing and carrying out all the fiscal policies and procedures.

Board of Directors

  • Carrying out the actions of the Board.
  • Maintaining and preparing all information for the Board of Directors meetings.
  • Carrying out the Strategic Plan as developed and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensuring the chapter follows the bylaws and policies of the national association, the chapter and the laws of the United States and the State of Florida.
  • Working collaboratively with ABC National staff and other chapters to advance the chapter, state, and national goals.

Planning & Strategy

  • Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create a strategic plan for the Chapter, on an annual basis in alignment with the overall ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  • Executing the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Chapter Committees
  • Maintaining, measuring & reporting to the Board of Directors and Membership the progress of the Strategic Plan.

Workforce Development

  • Working with the Chair of the Workforce Development Committee to identify and meet the education and training needs of the membership.
  • Directing and overseeing the workforce development initiatives.
  • Direct and oversee staff to carry out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan as it relates to the initiatives in Workforce Development.

Membership

  • Working with staff and committees to meet the needs of the membership.
  • Directing and overseeing the Membership Director to promote growth and retention.
  • Ensuring Membership staff executes the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan.

Marketing/Business Development

  • Being the chief spokesperson for the association. The President & CEO needs to work with the current Chairman in representing ABC.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with public and private organizations, including local and national publications.
  • Promoting and getting ABC’s name out “When you think construction, you think ABC.”

Legislative Action

  • Working with the staff and various committees to meet the needs of the membership.
  • Working with the Legislative Committee to execute the goals and objectives of the committee and the strategic plan.
  • Promoting and modeling the ABC saying, “Get into politics or get out of business.”
  • Identifying and developing strategic relationships with state and local officials for the betterment of ABC.
  • Maintaining an awareness of laws and regulations (proposed and enacted) that affect the industry and membership.
  • Understanding the importance of having strategic relationships and strategizing with related industries (ie: homebuilders)

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.
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
  • Experience in engaging, delegating & motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution & implementation of association plans, activities, events.
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the local, state or national level; a skilled and strategic spokesperson and advocate on public policy issues and with the media.
  • While experience in the construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

Critical Competencies for Success

Strategic Visionary: He/she 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 and CEO will be experienced at anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions; be an active listener who, in a collaborative but aggressive fashion, cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President and CEO will work with the board to balance long‐term strategic thinking with short‐term goals. The President and CEO will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Plan.

Leadership and Management: The President and CEO will work with the management team and Board to ensure the association's continued operational strength. He/she 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 President and CEO will help lead ABC 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.

Copies of the organizational structure, the most current strategic plan and the bylaws of the Central Florida Chapter can be provided upon request.

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Regional Director (Fargo, ND)

Monday, May 10, 2021 2:56 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Minnesota/North Dakota chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Regional Director 
Location:             Fargo, ND
Reports to:  President/CEO

 

TO APPLY: Mail resume and cover letter with references to Search Committee, 10193 Crosstown Circle, Eden Prairie, MN  55344 or email [email protected].

Professional trade association seeking individual to market services/recruit members; develop educational programs; plan networking events and represent construction industry.  Association management experience preferred. Office in Fargo, ND.

Basic Function

To ensure ABC members are served in North Dakota in working through the North Dakota Advisory Council and its various committees/task forces.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all meetings of the North Dakota Advisory Council.
  • Assist in the development of training, education and safety programming.
  • Manage all social outings and other member networking events.
  • Handle correspondence and record keeping using the association database.
  • Answer all membership questions in a timely and professional way.
  • Remain fully aware of all activities at ABC headquarters and be prepared coordinate and market important member programs.
  • Act as the direct liaison to committees formed by the Advisory Council.
  • Work closely with the ABC education director, safety team, membership & business development director, government affairs manager and president in achieving program of work goals.
  • Work with career and technical schools in promoting construction as a career.
  • Continue to develop and foster relationships with ABC Student Chapters.
  • Responsible for attaining annual retention and new member recruitment goals.
  • Identify needs of members through membership surveys and market analysis.
  • Maintain strong communications throughout Region 1 to keep members informed.
  • Promote the services and benefits of National ABC as well as the local chapter.
  • Remain knowledgeable of political and legislative affairs.
  • Remain knowledgeable of the local labor climate and how it impacts members.
  • All other duties as assigned by the President.

Relationships

 Has regular contact with state office in Eden Prairie, MN.  Report all pertinent  information to the President and key ABC staff members.

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Chapter President (San Antonio, TX)

Monday, May 10, 2021 10:10 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - South Texas chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             San Antonio, TX

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter including salary requirements 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.
  • Maintain Building and Property.​

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 prevailing wage requirements
  • 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 Texas ABC 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 South Texas 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.
  • A credible, confident, genuine, humble, positive yet persuasive professional.
  • Excellent professional writing skills .
  • Strong project management, detail and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with OSHA legislation.

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:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 10 years of 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 highly desirable.
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