Position Title:  President/CEO
Location:             San Antonio, TX
Responsible To: Chair, ABC South Texas Board of Directors 
Salary:  $175-200K


TO APPLY: send resume to [email protected].

Position Description

The President/CEO is the leader for innovative construction industry solutions in South Texas. The President/CEO is responsible for the management of the organization’s resources, including personnel, finances, and programs to ensure the organization meets its mission and goals. The position requires a strong background in business operations, financial management and program management. The President/CEO must possess excellent leadership and communication skills and be able to work effectively with diverse stakeholders. A passion for the organization’s mission and a commitment to the merit shop philosophy are essential.

Associated Builders and Contractors South Texas (ABC South Texas) 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 South Texas Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC South Texas and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC South Texas may add, change, delete, suspend, or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.


Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 68 chapters representing over 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. ABC South Texas represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors of the industry. ABC promotes free enterprise in the construction industry and this fundamental belief is core to all we do.

The ABC South Texas chapter was formed in 1972 and is one of 8 chapters in Texas, covering 24 counties in Southern Texas.  Current membership stands at 160 members. ABC South Texas Chapter operates as a 501c(6) organization and is the sponsor of a Training Trust Fund 501c(5).

The President/CEO provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals and objectives of the Chapter are achieved in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In collaboration with, and under the general vision set forth by the Board of Directors, provides hands-on management of all areas of the Chapter including membership value and development, employee relations and development, finance and accounting, internal and external communication, technology, 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/CEO fosters a positive organizational culture that promotes a healthy work environment for staff and volunteers as well as identifying potential risks to the Organization, including financial, legal and reputational risks. The Executive Director must be a skilled leader and have experience managing through organizational changes and complex dynamics.

The President/CEO also serves as the Authorized Administrator for the ABC South Texas Chapter Training Trust Fund. In this capacity, the Authorized Administrator  performs ministerial duties related to the day-to-day operation of the Training Trust including, but not limited to: evaluates and manages service providers approved by the trust, ensures all parties are acting in compliance with ERISA, DOL standards, state and federal apprenticeship guidelines, Ensures that all financial and operational policies and procedures are followed by chapter staff and various service providers in accordance with the professional services agreement. Works with Trustees to ensure that the Trust Fund is acting in the best interest of the plan participants.  

The President/CEO also serves as a Authorized Administrator for the Contractors Apprenticeship Trust.  In this capacity, the President/CEO acts as an administrative facilitator under the direction of the trustees evaluates and manages service providers, ensures all parties are acting in compliance with ERISA and DOL standards, scheduling meetings, communicating updates with the chapter and training trust, and general management duties associated with a related entity, ensures all parties are acting in compliance with ERISA, DOL standards, state and federal apprenticeship guidelines, Ensures that all financial and operational policies and procedures are followed by chapter staff, the TPA,  and various service providers in accordance with the professional services agreement. Works with Trustees to ensure that the Fund is acting in the best interest of the plan participants. 


Board and Association Relations

  • Plays the lead role in the implementation of the Chapters strategic plan with the staff, leadership and volunteers. Assess the current political and market climate as well as assessing member needs; program development to meet these needs will be conducted in a strategic manner. Monitors progress of the objectives delegated to key staff to ensure completion.
  • Collaborative with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan. Engages and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors to keep them apprised of progress toward established goals. Provides the Board with sufficient financial, internal, economic, legislative and industry updates as well as structure to enable them to make sound decisions for the Chapter.
  • Researches, proposes and implements changes to policies, by-laws, and programs approved by the Board of Directors that will improve the financial or value position of the Chapter.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with Chapter Officers, committees, task forces, trusts, etc.
  • 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 South Texas. 
  • Encourages collaboration with ABC Texas.

Internal Relations

  • Works in conjunction with the Executive Committee to develop annual budget to continuous financial stability. Collaborates with Treasurer to assess and improve the financial status of the Chapter. In addition to the approval of the Chair of the Board, authorizes all invoices, financials statements and expenses. Reviews and authorizes contracts as approved in the budget or as an ad hoc expenditure approved by the Executive Committee. Has a full understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities as President/CEO. Ensures that all entities receive timely, accurate, and auditable financials in accordance with GAP guidelines.  Provides leadership with projections throughout the year in order to adjust activities accordingly.
  • Ensures and manages process for collection of membership dues, administrative fees, PAC, and other non-dues revenue
  • Leads the human resources, with guidance of a third party consultant;  recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performances, develops and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws. Evaluates current competencies and performance measures to develop an effective team. Responsible for overseeing and staying within approved budgets for all compensation and benefits. Work with various entities proactively if there need changes to staffing / organization.
  • Champions an exceptional member service culture by providing staff and volunteers with the training, technology, equipment, facilities, and support to provide cooperative and efficient solutions to members. Proposes recommendations for improvement or purchase to the Board and related entities and implements as appropriate.

Member Relations

  • Responsible for membership growth and retention by providing value and enhanced services to Chapter. Uses various mediums to communicate and drive the value proposition to membership. Reaches out to members to cultivate relationships that improve member satisfaction.
  • Proposes, coordinates and presents high-quality and relevant content to membership events, programs, training activities to cultivate member competencies. Research legislation, data and trends in the industry and interprets implication to members. Recommends best practices.
  • Engage with chapter leadership and committees to reinforce the chapter value proposition in order to promote and support in membership recruitment, member engagement and member retention.  
  • Be a recognized and trusted voice for the industry in order to develop and foster relationships with members, prospect and the general public.

External Relations

  • Networks with, monitors and/or participates in other industry associations, commissions, professional networks, government agencies, legislative bodies, to monitor economic, government, industry and public and private sector activities. Maintains contact with personnel to educate and garner support for industry initiatives impacting Chapter and its members.
  • Takes a lead role in construction industry advocacy issues. Have the ability to share the merit shop industry's story in a credible and passionate way that enhances the business climate and adds value to ABC's members.
  • 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.
  • Involved in political campaigns, political action committees and fundraising and oversight of various organizational PAC’s ensuring compliance with state guidelines.
  • Lead the chapter in becoming the leader in Workforce Development, education and training and pursue entry point programs including high schools, universities, veterans, etc.

Specialized Skills

Proven experience in managing a budget and staff in a complex multi-entity association and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a diverse team. Develop, execute, and achieve the annual budget year over year. Achieve fiscal goals, as defined by the Board and Trust Funds, year over year.

  • Experience with nonprofit organizations, public and private funding sources, including grants, training and education institutions, various community stakeholders and other public decision-making bodies.
  • Experience nurturing strategic local, state and federal government agency and elected official relationships.
  • While experience in the commercial construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the commercial construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, or related field equivalent and 7-10 years experience in association management or corporate management strongly preferred
  • CAE designation strongly preferred. 
  • Financial Management: Demonstrated knowledge in financial management and the ability to communicate and present financial statements, forecasts and concepts to a variety of stakeholders. Able to understand and work with QuickBooks financial statements, balance sheets, income and cash flow statements. Has a full understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities as President/CEO.
  • Leadership experience: Has a track record of successfully leading teams and managing complex operations. Has a strong sense of urgency and situational awareness and exceptional interpersonal skills. Experience as a senior manager or executive in a non-profit or business organization is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to organize and motivate groups, problem-solving skills, project design and development.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, funders, community partners, board members and elected officials.
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors/Board Committees, managing Board relations and chapter volunteers as well as coordinating committee activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate and earn trust with board and staff; reflected to others as a visionary, balancing “big picture thinking” with attention to detail.
  • Passion for the mission: Must have a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and values, with a desire to make a positive impact on the community.
  • Managerial skills: Has experience in policy and program development and implementation, personnel management, organization analysis, and budget and finance management. Has strong organizational skills, high attention to detail to ensure accuracy, great problem solving and time management skills.


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

Success in leading, mentoring, and developing high performing teams.

  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness – understanding of whom to engage and how to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • 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.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, electronic mail, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Strongly encouraged to have a personal and work mission statement.



It is the continuing policy of ABC South Texas  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 South Texas 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 President & CEO, 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.

The position will require a minimum of 30% travel to National, State, and Chapter meetings and events.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards and to remain in a stationary position 75%-90% of the time. The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

It is expected that the majority of the duties will be performed on site at the San Antonio office. This is essential to ensure total team participation and engagement.