ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Western Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

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

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

Overview

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

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

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

    Compensation       
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience.·       
  • Comprehensive benefits package provided.