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National Office

Vice President of Human Resources

Thursday, June 1, 2023 1:18 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is seeking a Vice President of Human Resources who will play an integral role in building organizational capacity and improving the Human Resources function. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive leadership team (ELT), the Vice President will lead and be accountable for the entire HR function across the organization in support of the advancement of ABC’s mission and strategic goals.

About Our Organization

       Founded in 1950, ABC is a national association with 68 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.

At ABC, we all share a primary purpose to advance the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free‐enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

       In addition to this primary purpose, our objectives include leading the industry in safety and total human health, developing the workforce of the future, helping workers achieve their career dreams, building trust in the industry brand/image with the public, and being the expert construction industry go to resource.

       Our contractor members are top performers delivering long lasting projects which showcase excellence in construction.  Based on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps its members develop their people, win work, and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

ABC’s activities include:

  • Government Representation
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Communications
  • Technology
  • Employee benefits
  • Information on best practices
  • Business Development through an online contractor search directory
  • Recognition through national and chapter awards

Headquartered in Washington, DC, ABC advances its mission and work with a 90-person staff.  

About the Position

The Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR) is a new position on ABC’s executive leadership team and reports to the CEO.   In addition to leading the human resources function for ABC, the VPHR also supports the staff and leadership of ABC Insurance Trust (the Trust), a separate entity that provides employee benefits, plans, and services to ABC and its member companies and chapters. The Trust has a shared services agreement with ABC that includes technology, facilities rental, and human resources support.     ABC’s human resources functions are currently being managed through an agreement with a managed human resources practice.  The new VPHR will have the opportunity to develop the human resources team at ABC.

The VPHR is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of workplace culture, talent acquisition and management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, succession planning, and compensation. The VPHR provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the CEO and the ELT.

Key Responsibilities

Business Partner & HR Leader

  • Ensure human resources initiatives align with organization goals, values, and business needs by working closely with the chief executive and department leads.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate human resources initiatives and processes that effectively communicate and support the organization’s mission, strategic vision, and commitment that our employees are our most valuable asset.
  •  Manage relationships with external stakeholders and vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of services.
  • Act as strategic advisor to executive leadership team to support key organizational and management issues.
  • Remain alert to best human resources practices; identify and implement improvements or changes to enhance the overall employee experience.
  • Ensure the organization adheres to applicable laws and regulations and conduct periodic compliance reviews of human resources processes.

Workplace Culture

  • Provide leadership and direction to promote a positive work environment founded on core values and ethics and in accordance with the organization’s objectives, principles, and best practices.
  • Sustain a team environment and culture, ensuring that work planning and staff life cycle processes support employee wellness, growth, and satisfaction and are compliant with applicable employment practices and organizational policies.
  • Advise, guide, and support staff in people and culture related functions and serve as principal advisor to senior leadership to develop and implement strategic people policy and processes.
  • Lead the function by role modeling and supporting organizational values and norms.
  • Promote a diverse culture and workforce that establish the ability to attract and retain the brightest talent in the industry.

Talent Acquisition

  • Position and promote ABC as the employer of choice for the industry and foster an environment where employees can succeed within the merit shop philosophy.
  • Lead efforts to identify, recruit, and retain skilled, passionate individuals whose values and work ethic align with that of the organization.
  • Develop and implement hiring, onboarding, and retention policies and practices that promote consistency, fairness, and equity; attract talented employees from diverse backgrounds; support hiring managers; and contribute to employee engagement and satisfaction.

Performance Management

  • Oversee the organization’s performance management process, providing training annually and coaching employees and managers as needed.
  • Manage ABC’s partnership with the Franklin Covey Performance Management system and philosophy, including overseeing in-person and on-demand learning; serving as a model, coach, and resource to employees for the content; and serve as the main point of contact with Franklin Covey.

Experience and Attributes

Successful candidates for this position will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to ABC and the Trust, including:

  • Minimum of 10 years in human resources, with at least three years in a lead HR role and 5+ years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Strong HR Generalist experience across the full employee life cycle
  • Experience leading at a strategic level and partnering with organization’s executives 
  • Experience leading positive culture shifts, developing processes, and managing change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills with solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills; ability to inspire others
  • Thorough and current knowledge of employment law compliance matters
  • Significant experience and comfort with human resources information systems; experience with Paylocity payroll, applicant tracking, and HRIS platform a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, social sciences, business administration or a related field is preferred. Master’s degree in a related field is desired.
  • Human resources certification highly desired.

Compensation & Working Environment

This exempt, executive-level leadership position has a base salary plus bonus compensation structure with initial compensation between $180k - $200k, dependent upon experience and qualifications. ABC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, a retirement plan with an employer contribution, and generous paid time off. This position is based in ABC’s Washington, DC office.

Application Process

To apply, upload a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF resume and cover letter, which conveys your interest in this leadership opportunity, to our portal. Contact Adrienne O’Rourke at [email protected] for other inquiries. Resume reviews begin immediately.

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.

ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you are a candidate with a disability, please email [email protected] if you require an accommodation to complete your application.

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Membership Resources Manager

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 10:46 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Membership Resources Manager
Functional Area/Department: Chapter Services
Reporting to: Director of Membership, Communications and Resources 


TO APPLY: Click here to apply. 


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.


Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 22,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 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. 

The Membership Resources Manager plays a crucial role in representing ABC's philosophy, policy positions, programs, and services to chapters and members. They provide guidance and training to staff and volunteer leaders, ensuring exceptional performance. The primary areas of responsibility encompass communications, marketing, membership, volunteer management, governance, education, and advocacy. The Membership Resources Manager collaborates with chapters to build strong relationships and provide direction in achieving Association goals within the overarching strategic plan.


Communications and Marketing

  • Assist in promoting and deploying all ABC resources and programs/services.
  • Provide support to ensure compliance with brand guidelines and track progress.
  • Contribute to developing on-site and virtual training for chapter staff, covering topics such as membership, communications/marketing, and more.
  • Collaborate with Constant Contact partner chapters to enhance engagement and increase participation, including developing templates.
  • Manage and enhance social media engagement for ABC chapters.
  • Contribute to the creation of membership marketing content and webinar series.
  • Assist in reviewing and updating website content, seeking feedback from the membership for improvements.
  • Respond to email inquiries and facilitate information sharing among chapters and members.


  • Aid in the development and execution of successful membership recruitment and retention plans in collaboration with chapters, committees, and stakeholders.
  • Develop compelling content and consistent, engaging messaging for chapters using various platforms, including listservs, forums, social media groups, and on-site visits.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new membership engagement programs.
  • Identify and cultivate potential new members while retaining existing ones.
  • Assist in creating creative and captivating membership marketing materials.
  • Support all aspects of member record maintenance.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Association Management or related field.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in personal computer skills, including email, routine database functions, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.


  • Proven experience in developing marketing plans and campaigns.
  • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision-making skills.
  • A metrics-driven marketing mindset combined with a creative eye.
  • Familiarity with marketing automation and CRM tools.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to present oneself effectively.
  • Ownership mentality and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Diligent attention to detail and accuracy.


This is a remote position with headquarters based in Washington, D.C. Up to 35% travel may be required.


Commensurate with experience. Outstanding fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, and a retirement savings program.


Nondiscrimination: ABC maintains a steadfast commitment to equal opportunity and takes affirmative action to ensure fairness for all current and prospective employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or 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.

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