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Manager of Programs and Initiatives

Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:56 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Manager of Programs and Initiatives 
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Workforce Development 
Reporting to: Director of Safety 
Status: Exempt


To Apply:

TO APPLY: 
Click here to apply online.

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

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000-chapter 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 Manager of Programs and Initiatives will be primary advocate for the management and administration of various publications, training, certification, and awards programs. This individual will proactively seek new ways to promote participation in programs and initiatives. In addition, this person is will be required to interact daily with ABC national and chapter staff to collect required data for the balanced score card, promote member participation, address program inquires, process data collection and requests, oversee program awards, distribution, and marketing.

This is an in-person, on site role at the ABC National Headquarters in Washington D.C.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

Proactively lead all efforts to promote, market, and educate ABC chapters and members about the value of various programs and initiatives. Seek out and identify ways to increase efficiencies that will enhance and improve the user experience and the quality of the data received.

  • Manage the master schedule, annual revisions and updates of programs including on-line platform.
  • Address inquiries regarding completion of or participation in certifications and programs (i.e., provide customer service).
  • Mange annual budget (revenue and expenses) related to programs, intiatives and awards.
  • Work with awards vendor to ensure certificates and awards are proofed, issued, and delivered on time.
  • Generate electronic certificates as needed.
  • Provide program participations verifications as needed.
  • Interface with the appropriate ABC internal and external staff and members regarding the on-line platform and technical issues.
  • Collaborate with internal staff on various projects that may include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop marketing, mailings, and chapter resources.
    • Updating records
    • Maintaining website
    • Instructional webinars
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and data including but not limited to
    • Monthly dashboard and balance scorecard
    • Quarterly updates
    • Annual Reports and Publications
  • Manage all aspects of the specific program and initiative website(s) including but not limited to;
    • Monitoring the website information accuracy and relevance
    • Ensure accuracy of the web statistics.
    • Work with web design team on edits, updates, and revision
    • Producing web analytics as requested or needed.
  • Manage all aspects of appropriate education academy(ies) including but not limited to
    • Annually update the Academy slide deck and related material
    • Manage session logistics including working directly with chapter staff or members on session requirements.
    • Providing session information and produce all analytics and data related to reporting related to ABC Academy(ies)

Other Duties As assigned­:

  • Work with immediate supervisor to ensure systems and processes are in place to meet the ABC program and initiative strategic objectives and plan.
  • Work with team members and other national staff members in a broad capacity to ensure superior customer service and value is added across the association.

Specialized Skills:

  • Ability to work in computer operations and automated platforms.
  • Working of SQL preferred.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access).
  • Experience working in relational data base structure or association management software (AMS).
  • Proficient in Adobe.
  • Prior work in membership database is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple programs and projects, adhere to schedule timelines and deadlines and budgetary obligations, and complete all action items as defined.
  • World-class customer service experience and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a two-year college degree from an accredited institution or verifiable experience of 3-5 years working in lead role, specifically in data collection, customer service and project/program management.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter highly organized.
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Minimal travel, but willing to if need.

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.
  • Some travel to ABC annual events and conferences.
  • This is an in-person on site role at the ABC National Headquarters in Washington D.C.
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Senior Writer / Editor

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:15 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Senior Writer / Editor
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Public Affairs
Status: Full-time


To Apply:

Click here to apply online.

Associated Builders and Contractors plays 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.

We are looking for a Senior Writer/Editor to help ABC continue to demonstrate the value of membership to commercial and industrial construction contractors and industry stakeholders.

As a senior writer/editor you will collaborate with people across the company to translate business, economic, regulatory and policy jargon into clear, compelling stories that show ABC's impact and approach.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Write and edit news releases, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, presentations, magazine/newsletter articles, blogs and copy for infographics.
  • Edit and fact-check 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.
  • Organize and post content to abc.org and other websites.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 8+ years of professional writing and editing experience.
  • Trade association experience (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or a related field.
  • 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.
  • Aptitude for using government/industry data reports to develop content.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously.
  • Eye for excellence in graphic design and video storytelling.
  • Mastery of AP Style.

**With your resume, please include a writing sample and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. *

**You may be asked to complete an editing test if your application meets the basic requirements. *

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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Senior IT Infrastructure Manager

Monday, June 28, 2021 12:32 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

 

Position Title:  Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services/Information Technology
Reporting Supervisor: Senior Director of Chapter Relations and Information Management  

 

To Apply: email resume to [email protected] 

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

JOB OVERVIEW

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

The Senior IT Infrastructure Manager has the primary responsibilities for Tier 2 and 3 duties in managing, maintaining and troubleshooting any issues that may arise with server and network nodes. The position has the secondary duty of providing Tier 1 help desk to all ABC employees in computer operations.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • Administer the design, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the network infrastructure. This includes firewalls, managed and unmanaged switches, and wireless access points.
  • Administer the design, maintenance, and troubleshooting of multiple MS Windows operating systems (Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2).
  • Manage on-going maintenance, support, and documentation for all existing hardware and software infrastructure.
  • Establish and execute network and server infrastructure patching and upgrade policy, processes and procedures.
  • Perform incident response and investigation activities as needed over security incidents and/or security breaches.
  • Perform security audits and test key areas of the organizational network and IT production infrastructure.
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with cybersecurity policies and procedures.
  • Provide Tier 1-3 help desk support to users.
  • Provide expert technical knowledge and advise executive and senior management in computer operations to help coordinate ABC computer policy and technical decisions.
  • Arrange the installation, testing and maintenance of new hardware and software components.
  • Participate in in-house development projects for new software of enhancements to existing software.
  • Effectively work with our cloud vendor and manage cloud site currently hosting multiple MS Servers and Access Databases.
  • Remote support for Access related issues for users nationwide using the cloud MS Access system.
  • Maintain IIS Web Servers and Database Severs in segregated development and production environments.
  • Maintain Website DNS Renewals, SSL Renewals, and software license renewals.
  • Create and maintain documentation regarding network and infrastructure.
  • Manage System Administrator.

Specialized Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of server and network administration, VM Infrastructure including VMWare, Hyper-V and AWS, Access 2016, advanced features of software packages.
  • Demonstrated record of continuing professional development in the IT field.
  • Knowledge of database management procedures and database software Microsoft SQL.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems, assist with website issues including DNS,  hosting and Cloudflare.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals at all staff levels in a demanding operation environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of managing ABC’s Office 365 portal and licensing for Office 365.

Qualifications:

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

Nice to have

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA Server 2016)
  • CompTIA A+ and NET+

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in the Information Technology field.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
  • Writing and verbal skills
  • Self-starter, highly organized
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.

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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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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