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Member Engagement Manager (Annapolis, MD)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:49 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CHESAPEAKE SHORES CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Member Engagement Manager
Location:             Annapolis, MD
Reports to: Vice President of Chapter Services

 

Contact President & CEO Chris Garvey with your resume and letter of interest - [email protected].

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 construction and industry-related firms. 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.

Job Description:  

The number one goal for this position is to retain and grow the membership.  This position is responsible for selling memberships, securing membership renewals, promoting the mission of ABC, supporting the strategic plan and vision for the Chapter, supporting and promoting education programs, planning and promoting events, and assisting the Chapter in educating key audiences on merit shop issues in the construction industry. Regular visits with members, prospects, education contacts, and political, business, and community leaders are a priority. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Chapter Services.

The ideal candidate must be a proven self-starter willing to take responsibility of growing and servicing our membership under the guidance of Chapter leadership. The successful candidate will also be able to take direction, to be innovative, to be interested in making suggestions to improve programs, and to be creative in packaging and promoting membership.

Necessary skills:

  • Sales and customer-service oriented individual who can develop new business and is comfortable with fundraising, relationship development, recruiting new members, and building new business partners.   
  • Adept with Microsoft products, social media, current technology.
  • Ability to nurture ongoing relationships with members to reach and exceed annual retention goals.
  • Must be a proven task-oriented self-starter who thrives in an independent work environment.
  • Well-organized, goal-oriented and attention to detail.
  • Articulate and comfortable calling members and prospective members to track down information, following up on lapsed memberships, and responding to inquiries.
  • Must be coachable, willing to learn, and confident in proposing innovative ideas to management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Promote and track member involvement in ABC programs and services, committees, projects, and political action (to generate and maintain 90%+ member retention).
  • Schedule prospect visits and follow-ups (minimum goal is to secure two new members per month).
  • Conduct new member visits/orientations and member visits.
  • Develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue.
  • Motivate and coordinate membership promotion by members and various committees.
  • Identify, recruit, provide member services and track benefits provided to corporate sponsors to ensure that all sponsors receive benefits offered.
  • Actively maintain and use the association management software (AMS), to record prospects, prospect visits, member meeting notes, new member records, renewal records, event registrations, and other Chapter member related data.
  • Attend staff meetings, board meetings, and events in various regions and participate in various teleconferences.
  • Provide members with information on government and legislative issues, safety services, education programs, business referrals and construction user relations.
  • Work with chapter education staff to promote all education and training programs (including supplier donations and a minimum 10% increase in enrollment).
  • Respond promptly to inquiries from prospective members, members, directors, and others.
  • Assist in creating and updating membership and marketing materials, including letters, flyers for upcoming events, welcome packets, fact sheets, directories, surveys, and others.
  • Assist the Chapter leadership as necessary in planning and executing events and day-to-day operations of the office.

Location:

Annapolis MD based, but on-the-road 90% of time primarily within the Maryland based chartered region of the Chapter.

Compensation:

This is a full-time non exempt position. Pay is base salary plus incentive.

Other: 

College degree preferred but not required. Demonstrated understanding of Sandler Sales Training and Covey 7 Habits of Effective People are a plus.

Language skills:

Accurate, professional English writing and public speaking skills are essential. Ability to respond to inquiries from members in a professional and friendly way. Ability to speak effectively to members, prospects, partners, elected officials and to the general public.

Reasoning ability:

Must be able to identify and orchestrate tasks necessary to accomplish a goal. Must be personable and able to relate and interface effectively with contractors, educators, and other business professionals.

Transportation:

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance. Vehicle occasionally needed to transport displays and materials for events, tradeshows, and booths.

Physical Demands: 

Must be able to drive, lift up to 15 pounds, sit, stand.

Work Environment:

This employee works independently out of a regional satellite office. Expected to occasionally physically work out of central office based in Annapolis, MD.

Other:

  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time;
  • This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned;
  • This job description is subject to change at any time. 
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Chapter Development Manager

Friday, January 7, 2022 2:32 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Chapter Development Manager
Functional Area/Department: Chapter Services
Reporting to: Director of Chapter Development 
Status: Exempt

 

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 is a national association with 69 chapters representing more than 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

The Chapter Development Manager represents ABC philosophy, policy positions, programs and services to both chapters and members, while also providing support to assist chapters in their quest to be high performing.  The Chapter Development manager provides training opportunities to chapter leadership and staff.  The primary focus is volunteer management, membership, and education.  The position works with volunteers and staff as change agents to enhance member value.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • Compile and organize best practices in chapter governance activities, government affairs, membership, safety, and workforce development
  • Assist chapters in implementing goals for membership, government affairs, governance, program development, workforce development and strategic planning
  • Educate chapter staff and volunteer leaders on ABC programs, products, services, and events
  • Assist in preparing and conducting board orientations and strategic planning sessions for chapters
  • Assist chapters with identifying and building chapter development opportunities and provide ABC resources to accomplish each chapter’s developmental goals
  • Participate and provide support for the chapter standards accreditation program
  • Work with the Chapter Development staff to help chapters achieve minimum association requirements and outline paths to becoming a high performing organization
  • Communicate with regular phone calls, travel schedule and reports
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned

Specialized Skills:

  • Demonstrated facilitation and strategic planning experience with volunteer organizations
  • Public speaking and the ability to clearly and concisely present information and solicit feedback
  • Ability to research & analyze association management best practices
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing resources, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience
  •  3-5 years related work experience

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Available for extensive overnight travel (up to 50%) by land and/or air and close proximity to a regional/major airport
  • May require working on weekends and holidays
  • Ability to execute strategic goals
  • Presentation and leadership skills
  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues 
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently
  • Ability to take ownership of a process
  • 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 Chapter Development Manager 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:

  • When not performing work related travel, the Chapter Development Manager will maintain and work from a home office.    
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Manager of State & Local Affairs

Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:53 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Manager of State & Local Affairs
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Government Affairs
Status: Exempt

 

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 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 Manager of State and Local Affairs will report directly to the Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs. This position will support the national association’s state and local government affairs and labor relations activities. This position will require the ability to understand the association’s priority issues, the legislative process and how to work collaboratively with lawmakers, association and industry stakeholders throughout the country.

Responsibilities:

State and Local Government Affairs

  • Manages ABC National’s state and local government affairs program at the direction of ABC National’s Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs.
  • Promotes the merit shop agenda to state and local political organizations, private construction owners/users/contractors and state and local lawmakers via educational outreach and direct lobbying.
  • Manages contract lobbyists assisting ABC chapters at state and local level.
  • Utilizes ABC National’s legislative tracking service to identify and monitor key legislation and alert ABC National and ABC chapter staff about legislative, regulatory and political developments in a timely manner.
  • Produces ABC National state and local government affairs publications, including ABC National’s model legislative guide,state policy scorecard and other best practice resources.
  • Addresses state and local affairs customer service requests from ABC members and chapter staff related to core ABC issues. 
  • Supports ABC National and chapter staff efforts and campaigns in support of key issues..
  • Assists with the development and upkeep of key ABC National resources, including a blog and several publications.
  • Assists chapters in developing written outreach materials, including creating and directing media materials and digital advocacy campaigns.
  • Scans government proposals and media for stories related to core ABC issues, engages in social media, relays intelligence and suggests strategy to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensures ABC stakeholders have necessary resources and expertise to address key labor-related issues.
  • Participates in National and chapter fundraising activity for ABC National’s advocacy and PAC activities.
  • Stays informed about federal legislation and regulations that will impact state and local governments, members and chapters.

Specialized Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of legislative process at the state and local levels.
  • Ability to research and analyze issues related to governmental actions and policy proposals.
  • Public speaking before industry and association stakeholders and lawmakers.
  • This position is based in Washington, D.C., and requires a moderate amount of travel to ABC National and chapter conferences, industry events, state legislative conferences and state legislatures (approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of the incumbent’s time).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Four years of successful experience in a Congressional or state legislative office, a legislative monitoring/consulting firm, a public policy advocacy organization or in a government or Congressional affairs office of a corporate, trade or professional association preferred.

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.

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.
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Manager of Meetings, Events & Sponsorships

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:09 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Manager of Meetings, Events & Sponsorships
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Member Services
Status: Exempt

 

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 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 Manager of Meetings, Events and Sponsorships is responsible for providing support to ABC’s national events, including assisting with site selection, registration, participant accommodations, and event planning.  The manager is the primary contact with the outside sponsorship sales company and the account manager for all existing sponsor relationships. The manager is also the primary contact for CVENT, the event management provider.  In addition, the manager is responsible for the budget, planning and execution of several of ABC’s internal and external meetings and special events.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

 Events:

  • Plans, manages, and executes logistics for the ABC National in-person and virtual meetings, special events, and transient hotel stays.
  • Assists in the development and management of meetings budgets.  
  • Manages the relationship with the event technology provider (cvent) and oversees registration and reporting for accuracy. 
  • Serves as national past chairs liaison, coordinating directly with VIP group to keep them informed and engaged in ABC National events and conferences.

Sponsorship:

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure sponsorship goals are met for ABC’s national meetings and programs and plays a key role in generating and maintaining annual sponsors relationships.  
  • Management of sponsor contracts; tracking and executing sponsorship deliverables for all ABC conferences and events.
  • Manages sponsor signage and branding process for ABC National meetings and events.
  • Serves as the account manager for existing key sponsors to renew and maximize revenue and value for all parties.
  • Works directly with general services contractor to ensure the tradeshow floorplan offers maximum exposure for exhibitors and that the process is efficient and communication is clear.

Specialized Skills:

  • Project and data management, attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, organization, time management, customer service, client services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three or more years of experience working in a meetings or sales, or client services related position.
  • Sales experience helpful. Familiarity with Salesforce preferred.
  • Experience with event management system, Cvent preferred. 

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 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.
  • Position requires approximately 30 percent travel.

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.

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.

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Chapter President (Houston, TX)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 3:00 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Greater Houston chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Houston, TX

 

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

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association with more than 21,000 members based on merit shop construction and free enterprise principles. ABC Greater Houston is consistently recognized as one of the top ABC chapters and represents over 450 members, including commercial and industrial general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and associates. Houston, Texas is one of the most diverse and fastest-growing cities in the United States, and the ABC Greater Houston chapter reflects the community in both diversity and growth.  Houston is home to the world’s largest medical center, NASA, amazing museums and theaters, and is also considered the energy capital of the world.  ABC members make the growth in Houston possible by building the infrastructure, buildings, manufacturing facilities, schools, churches, and hospitals that make this city so strong.

Basic Function

The President will help lead ABC Greater Houston 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.

Position Summary

Provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals, and objectives of the Chapter are achieved efficiently and effectively. 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. As the spokesperson and face of the Chapter, professionally represents the Chapter before both internal and external groups.

The President will be responsible for:

Strategic Vision and Integration

  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create or modify a strategic plan for the Chapter on an annual basis, which aligns with the ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  • Carry out the strategies and actions of the Board-approved strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, and the Chapter committees. 
  • Maintain, measure, and report to the Board of Directors the progress of the strategic plan.
  • Develop the construction acumen to identify trends that impact our industry and our members.
  • Identify and develop strategic relationships with state and local officials for the betterment of ABC.
  • Maintain an awareness of laws and regulations (proposed and enacted) that affect the industry and our members.
  • Utilize technology to optimize efficiencies and member experience.
  • Collaborate with ABC National staff and other chapters to advance the chapter and national goals.

Governance Duties

  • Ensure the chapter aligns with the mission, charter, bylaws, and policies of the national association and the laws of the United States as well as state and local governments.
  • Ensure the chapter follows the mission, charter, bylaws, and policies of ABC Greater Houston.
  • Ensure appropriate governance for all actions of the Board.
  • Prepare, maintain, and codify all records for the Board of Director’s meetings.

Fiscal Success

  • Oversee the Membership Director to promote membership growth and retention.
  • Achieve fiscal goals, as defined by the Board, year over year.
  • Work in conjunction with the Treasurer and Budget & Finance Committee to develop, execute, and achieve the annual budget year over year.
  • Ensure appropriate Board oversight and governance for all financial matters.
  • Oversee staff on all matters that pertain to the financial management of the association including, but not limited to, monthly financial statements, annual review/audit, tax filings, investment management, and all necessary recordkeeping activities.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to meet fundraising goals for Federal PAC/FEA and local PAC funds.

Team Building

  • Ensure a best-in-class team that will seamlessly support the ABC mission and membership.
  • Analyze salary and benefits in the market to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Foster diversity to elicit innovative and effective decision-making and strategies.
  • Responsible for all personnel activities including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, performance management, discipline, termination, succession planning/development of staff members.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the necessary policies and procedures, i.e., employee policy manual.
  • Develop culture of the staff and membership to mirror/enhance the organization’s culture.

Government Affairs

  • Oversee internal and contracted Government Affairs staff.
  • Work with volunteer leadership and committees to set ABC Greater Houston’s goals at both the local and state level.
  • Coordinate with ABC national lobbyists in DC and ABC of Texas Lobbyist in Austin to make sure ABC Greater Houston’s interests are being represented.
  • Serve as an advisor to ABC Greater Houston’s Political Action Committee.

General

  • Participates in all National 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 Greater Houston 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 the political process desired. This position reports to and works for the Board.

Key Strategic Initiatives include:

  • Legislative, Labor Issues, Political and Legal
  • Membership
  • Workforce Development, Apprenticeship and Craft Training
  • Marketing/Business Development/Community
  • Coordinate the alignment of the goals developed in the strategic plan with the Chair/Lead of each strategic initiative.
  • Support the Chair/Leads with action task planning.
  • Oversee, measure, and adjust the action tasks to ensure optimum outcomes are achieved in each strategic component. 

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 Greater Houston.
  • Experience leading a not-for-profit trade association or executive experience in the Construction Industry.
  • Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and create a broad network both internally with the members and externally with the community.
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
  • Experience in engaging, delegating, and motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution and implementation of association plans, activities, and events.
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level
  • Prior experience as 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 about the construction industry and its issues is important.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Strategic Visionary: The President 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 will be experienced in anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions and be an active listener who cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President will work with the Board of Directors to balance long‐term strategic thinking with short‐term goals. The President will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  • Leadership and Management: The President will work with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to ensure the association's continued operational strength. The President 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.

Additional Requirements

Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening, as well as personal reference checks.

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Marketing/Communications & Event Planner (Charlotte, NC)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:27 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CAROLINAS CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Marketing/Communications & Event Planner 
Location:             Charlotte, NC
Responsible to: Exempt position, reporting to the President-CEO
Status:  Full-time, Exempt, Salaried

 

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

Primary Responsibilites

Leading the implementation of the Chapter’s communications and event programming, this position will develop and implement a communication strategy that includes media outreach, social media and website content creation and updates. They will also assist the other ABC Carolinas team members in planning and coordinating the Chapter’s monthly council-specific events (approximately 7 per month or 70-75 per year) and assist with our Chapter-wide events, Excellence in Construction Gala and Construction Convention. 

Specific Responsibilities  

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy that incudes an annual social media calendar.
  • Work with our web development company in updating the Chapter website monthly or as needed.
  • Write press releases and other content for the Chapter website, our monthly e-newsletter Framework, and other content as requested by the President or other ABC Carolinas staff members.
  • Create and deploy communications with the membership as necessary.
  • Assist with the design and development of marketing materials to grow the organization and build brand awareness.
  • Arrange and coordinate events with ABC Carolinas team members for our seven Councils in NC/SC as necessary.
  • Work with key internal roles/players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the organization’s strategy and in support of various brand initiatives.
  • Support and evaluate the results of communication campaigns with the team.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key external contacts.

Administrative and Member Services 

  • Use Chapter Access Database as necessary to update event and member information.
  • Promote attendance at all Chapter programs for all Councils to members and to prospects.
  • Promote Council involvement to all association members.
  • Report monthly to Board of Directors updates on marketing/communications/events. 

Other

  • Attend and assist in all ABC Carolinas general meeting and events in coordination with other staff.
  • From time to time, perform other duties as assigned by the CEO.
  • Travel will be required with overnights including national conferences.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications strategy development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, while juggling multiple tasks.
  • Highly competent with technology. Proficient and high capability in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, Canva and other related business and communication tools.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision in a structured environment.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Content-writing experience for all media platforms.
  • Proven social media and networking experience.
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Position can be remote within one of our seven Council areas within North or South Carolina.  (Charlotte, Triad, Triangle, Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC or Charleston, SC.) 

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.

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Membership Director (West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County)

Monday, August 30, 2021 7:35 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - West Virginia & Cumberland Valley chapter OFFICEs

Position Title:  Membership Director   
Region:             West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County
Position Type: Exempt position, reporting to the President-CEO
Compensation: Negotiable. Base salary, plus commission/bonuses. Competitive Benefits. 

 

To Apply:  Serious applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references via e-mail to [email protected].

Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia (ABCWV) & Associated Builders and Contractors Cumberland Valley (ABC CVC) are two of 69 Nationally chartered Chapters. ABC CVC and ABCWV are well-established Chapters whose primary market is the commercial-construction Contractors and Suppliers. The region includes West Virginia and the Western Panhandle of Maryland East to Fredrick County. 

The Chapters are seeking an experienced Sales/Membership professional to grow and sustain our membership in the Northern panhandles of WVA and the Western Panhandle of MD. The Chapters have a well-established membership base but have identified significant potential for growth. A successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously to generate results.

The primary role of a Membership Director is to develop and execute strategies to recruit new members, retain existing members, and manage various aspects of marketing and event planning for this region.

Mission of ABC

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC provides professional development and networking that enables member companies to win and deliver work safely, ethically, profitably, and better the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the construction industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

Protecting the financial stability of the chapter by adding new members and ensuring all members are maximizing the value of their investment in the association. In this way, we can better deliver on our mission for all Merit Shop Contractors in the region. The Membership Director will accomplish this by driving and implementing the association's membership growth (sales) and retention strategies, including marketing and events for member engagement and fundraising.

Specific Responsibilities:

Membership Recruitment (Sales)

  • Identify potential member companies through market research and successfully recruit those who fit our chapter to join for a fee structure ranging from $1,000-$10,500 per year.
  • Develop and execute an annual membership growth plan.
  • Set and meet or exceed recruitment/sales goals.
  • Develop and maintain membership prospect and mailing lists.
  • Plan and implement membership events, contest(s), etc.
  • With the assistance of existing members, generate multiple qualified leads per week and conduct appropriate follow-up with each.
  • Conduct new member orientations and facilitate involvement (on-boarding).
  • Promote and successfully deliver membership retention efforts.
  • Promote and market sponsorship/advertising opportunities for non-dues revenue.
  • Develop and present monthly presentations to the President-CEO and board regarding recruitment efforts, activities, and membership statistics.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and news.

Other:

  • Attend and work with other ABCWV/ABC CVC staff to ensure that all events are organized, executed, and marketed.
  • From time to time, perform other duties as assigned by the President-CEO.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dedicated to ABC's mission and vision.
  • Reliable transportation and a valid Driver's License.
  • Sales experience and proven track record of setting and meeting/exceeding sales goals.
  • Motivated by a commission-based sales position.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, networking, and rapport building traits; with an appreciation for executing extraordinary customer service.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and public communication/presentation skills.
  • Self-directed, motivated, and goal-oriented with attention to detail and commitment to the overall excellence of the organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform within deadlines
  • Highly competent use of technology such as Excel, Microsoft Office, Zoom, computer networks, databases, the internet, website maintenance, Constant Contact, and social media.
  • Experience working with minimal supervision while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with others; team player, comfortable working independently and with a small team.
  • Ability to attend all networking/member events required; some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be necessary.
  • Regular travel throughout Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland is required. Some National Travel required for training or other purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Sales or relevant field preferred
  • 5+ years related experience in sales, non-profit, business development, marketing, communications, or other related fields
  • Experience in trade association membership sales
  • Understanding of the construction industry in Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland (Preferable)
  • Familiar with Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland (Preferable)
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Director of Health and Safety

Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:51 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Director of Health and Safety
Location: In office (Washington D.C.)
Functional Area/Department: Workforce Development
Reporting to: VP of HS&E and Workforce Development
Status: Exempt

 

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 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 of Health and Safety will be responsible to provide safety best practices and management products to our members (via development, acquisition, or identification).  Promote world class safety management/science and represent ABC and member interests to regulatory, legislative and trade organizations and associations.

The Director of Health and Safety reports directly to the Vice-president of HS&E and Workforce Development and serves as part of the association team working in concert with other stakeholders internally and externally. This key position provides strategic thinking, data and information to the VP of HS&E and Workforce Development, and other units of the association as appropriate for policy development and decision-making purposes. This position is the primary contact for the association’s Health Safety and Environment strategic objectives will be required to represent ABC to media, external agencies, corporations, partnerships, and regional and national safety and workforce groups.  This position requires a transformational industry leader who may not have experience in all facets of HS&E but has demonstrated their ability to grasp large complex efforts and transform a significant element of a business.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the development and deployment of the overall Health, Safety and Environment Strategy for ABC.
  • Establish annual operating budgets, and lead direct reports, chapters and volunteer members to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Facilitate multi-dimensional team (volunteers, strategic partners, chapter resources and a small core national staff) that will be creative and productive in developing strategies to support our membership in meeting the Health and Safety needs of the future.
  • Professionally represent ABC in the areas of health safety and environment to external media sources, federal, state and local agencies and advisory councils, partners and regional safety and health groups.
  • Collaborate with ABC’s Policy and Regulatory team to develop federal regulatory comments and chapter/member guidance related to safety and health.
  • Provide expertise on compliance with federal, state, and local safety and health laws. Be an established subject matter expert that encourages various groups to support ABC’s Health Safety and Environment Plans and solicit input to improve these plans.
  • Identify and lead the development of cutting-edge resources and training programs in collaboration with internal and external groups to full fill the Health and Safety Strategy.
  • Oversee the planning, production, and publication of educational and marketing materials relative to health and safety working in harmony with internal resources.
  • Assess programs and incorporate the outcomes to promote the advancement of the industry in accordance with the ABC Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure that commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is visible in all aspects of the association’s health and safety operations.
  • Establish and collaborate with industry stakeholders and providers to ensure ABC has a voice throughout the construction industry and is seen as an industry leader in health and safety.
  • Establish strong chapter/member relationships to understand the Health, Safety and Environment needs and challenges of the industry, chapters and members.

Specialized Skills

  • Proven leadership and managerial experience with direct accountability for high technology, safety training and demonstrated success in the management/operations of customized solutions to business, industry, and the private sector.
  • Possess highly developed analytical skills, writing and presentation skills, and ability to communicate with business/industry and educational management.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain diverse strategic alliances with governmental entities, businesses, and the community.
  • Strong team building, interpersonal and communications skills necessary to lead in a complex organizational structure.
  • High energy coupled with a positive attitude and the ability to build and lead teams towards successful collaborations.
  • Public speaking ability, extensive organizational ability and attention to detail; statistical analysis; networking abilities, demonstrated use of computer and software knowledge (operating systems, webpage design, content development).

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree related to Environmental, Health and Safety at an accredited college or university.

Experience Required

  • 5-10 years of working knowledge in all areas of health and safety administration.
  • Association and construction industry experience a plus.

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.
  • Problem solver who can work both individually, and in a team, to reach a common goal

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. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. Moderate noise levels, which are typical in an office environment with computers, printers, faxes, etc.  Standing 15% of the time, walking 20% of the time, and sitting 65% of the time.

TRAVEL

  • 35%-40% travel required with average trip 1-3 days; at least 3 trips requiring stays of 4+ nights.
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Membership Director (Englewood, CO)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:28 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Rocky Mountain chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Director
Location:             Englewood, CO
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Full-time, Exempt

 

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Directing and implementing the association’s membership growth, member participation and retention.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct an ongoing program to market memberships to contractors, suppliers and associate member businesses in the market area including developing and administering processes for identifying and recruiting potential members.
  • With the guidance of the CEO, develop and execute an annual membership growth plan, (based upon the chapter strategic goals), including but not limited to:
    • Setting recruitment / sales goals
    • Developing target markets
    • Developing and maintaining membership prospect communications
    • Creating and implementing membership contest(s)
    • With the assistance of existing members and the Board of Directors, generating multiple qualified leads per week and conducting appropriate follow up with each lead as per performance standards set by CEO/President
  • Conduct new member orientation and involvement efforts including but not limited to organizing and conducting new member orientation meetings and encouraging involvement in Chapter programs and committees.
  • Ensure development and maintenance of member information in database with sufficient detail to support communication and research.
  • Maintain, coordinate and promote membership related programs.
  • Help promote membership retention efforts, including cooperating with other staff to organize and conduct visits to all members, maintain regular phone contacts and maintain activity reports tracking member participation.
  • Promote and market the Partner program, including ensuring that all Partner benefits are realized by participating members.
  • Develop and present to the CEO/President and Board monthly reports regarding recruitment efforts, activities and membership statistics.
  • Promote use of association services and attendance at meetings, events and training programs.
  • Stay abreast of industry events, member activities and news; continually market members to each other and construction owners and users.
  • Coordinate with Director of Safety & Education to promote education and training programs.
  • Write articles for Chapter publications as requested by the CEO/President.
  • Make presentations and participate in chapter events and meetings as required.

Other:

  • Attend and assist in all general meeting and events in coordination with other staff.
  • From time to time perform other duties as assigned by the CEO/President.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dedicated to ABC’s mission
  • Sales experience and proven track record for setting and meeting sales goals
  • Highly developed interpersonal, networking, and rapport building with members and prospects, and event/education participants; understands and appreciates importance of extraordinary customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and public speaking/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet/exceed defined metrics; self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and perform within deadlines
  • Highly competent use of databases, computer networks, and internet
  • Experience working with minimal supervision while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with others; team-player, comfortable working on a small team
  • Ability to attend at all networking/member events required; some early morning and evening hours required; travel throughout Colorado and Wyoming required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales or relevant field preferred.
  • 5+ years related experience in non-profit, business development, sales, marketing, communication or other related fields.
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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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