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Chapter Development Manager

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.    

Manager of State & Local Affairs

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.

Manager of Meetings, Events & Sponsorships

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.

Director of Health and Safety

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.