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Director of Marketing, Communications and Events (Austin, TX)

Thursday, January 19, 2023 1:34 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CENTRAL TEXAS CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Marketing, Communications and Events 
Location:             Charlotte, NC
Reports to: President & CEO
Status:  Full-time, Exempt, Salaried


To apply: send resume to [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities:

Leading the charge of the Chapter’s communications and marketing strategy and implementation and plan and execute chapter events. This position will develop and implement a communication strategy that includes media outreach, social media and website content creation and updates.  This position will plan and execute high quality events that will increase engagement from our current members and introduce new members to ABC.  This will assist the Chapter in driving new members and retaining existing members. They will act as a public-facing liaison and representative for the Chapter, while representing and promoting our brand and core values.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy that includes an annual social media calendar. Existing social media outlets are LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Update the Chapter’s social media outlets on a daily/weekly basis as events dictate.
  • Update the Chapter website with current, informative content relevant to our members needs and strategically targeted to promote and develop new members.
  • Coordinate press releases with ABC National for the Chapter website, our monthly e-newsletter, and other content as requested by the President or other ABC Central Texas staff members. Create and deploy communications with the membership as necessary. Strategically collaborate with the Chapter’s team members and the Chapter’s President in the design and development of marketing materials to grow the organization and build brand awareness. Such materials include invitations, e-newsletters, social media templates, etc.
  • Make recommendations to key internal team members in brainstorming 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 such as vendors as it relates to our marketing and communications.

Administrative and Member Services

  • Use membership database as necessary to update event and member information.
  • Promote attendance at all Chapter programs to members and to prospects through social media content, e-mail blasts, face to face communications, etc.
  • Promote committee and board involvement to all association members through social media content, e-mail blasts, face to face communications.
  • Report as needed to Board of Directors updates on marketing and communications.

Event Coordination

  • Manage assigned events from concept to completion including negotiating contracts with venues and vendors, creating and managing timelines and deadlines for events, day of event support and management, and partner with internal team members to conceptualize, develop events, taking into consideration goals, themes, audiences and client culture.
  • Events include, but are not limited to, golf tournaments, clay shoots, BBQ and Chili cookoffs, award banquets, member luncheons, and member appreciation events.

Other

  • Attend and assist in all ABC Central Texas general meeting and events in coordination with other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.
  • Travel will be required with overnights including national conferences.

Qualifications

  • Preferred, Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field.
  • Preferred, minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications strategy development.
  • Preferred, experience in event planning and management.
  • 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.
  • Experienced and proven social media promoter and marketer across all major platforms, i.e. Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous 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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Chapter President (Charlotte, NC)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:34 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CAROLINAS CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President
Location:             Charlotte, NC
Reports to: Board of Directors


To apply: send resume to [email protected]

About Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association that, through its 68 chapters represents 22,000 merit shop construction and construction related firms that employ nearly two million workers. 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.

As the face and voice of the construction industry, ABC represents its members ‐ many of whom are small business entrepreneurs ‐ before the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media. ABC's mission is the advancement of 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.

ABC's activities include government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits, information on best practices and business development through an online contractor search directory.

ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Md. to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. Their courage and dedication to the merit shop philosophy spread rapidly, and within time, ABC became the fastest‐growing association in the United States.

Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry but represents less than 11% of its target market. A key current initiative is to identify strategies that will ultimately double ABC membership.

Vision

The Vision of ABC is an environment in which people and companies succeed based on free‐enterprise principles within the free‐market system.

Mission

ABC will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free‐enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Core Values

ABC values economic freedom within a free‐market economy, with open and fair competition and diverse participants constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance.

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.

Core Purpose

The Core Purpose of ABC is to advance and defend the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and to provide members and their employees with an opportunity to succeed.

Based on the merit shop philosophy we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

Strategic Plan

Every year, the ABC creates a 5‐year association wide plan. This strategic plan is the framework for the association overall and is the blueprint for advancement of the Merit Shop Philosophy. The plan is essentially an execution strategy of the association’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and Core Purpose. The plan is created by the collective volunteer and staff leadership from its National operation and 68 Chapters across the USA and informs strategic action for the entire organization.

The framework is captured below and measured via a balanced scorecard presented at each of the three Association Board of Directors meetings held throughout the year.

About ABC of the Carolinas

The chapter represents more than 450 member companies across an expansive two‐state North and South Carolina area. The chapter was chartered in 1998 and has grown steadily over the past two decades. There is great opportunity for growth as the chapter is currently at less 10 percent of market share. Operations and services are provided through a council structure under the chapter board of directors. The Chapter currently has seven councils in the Carolinas. As CEO there is regular collaboration and in person activity with each of the councils given their impact on the development and execution of strategy, programs and services within the chapter. Staff is in key areas in the two states.

The Chapter completed a strategic planning process in 2020 and developed a strategic plan through 2025.

ABC of the Carolinas Strategic Goals

  1. Workforce Development– Be the leading force in the construction industry for Workforce Development and Training in the Carolinas.
  2. Political Advocacy – Increase the political influence of ABC to advance the Merit Shop philosophy and Free Enterprise in the Carolinas and Nationally.
  3. Health and Safety – Establish ABC’s Members as the benchmark for health and safety in the construction industry in the Carolinas.
  4. Membership Growth & Engagement– To continuously grow and deliver value to a diverse and committed membership.
  5. Carolinas Chapter Development‐ To make the ABC Carolinas Chapter the “Construction Association of Choice” in the Carolinas.
 

Position Summary

The ABC President and CEO works with the board to set the association's strategic direction and then builds/leads the ABC team to execute against that plan. He/she is responsible for developing and building consensus around policies, programs and activities designed to serve the needs of a diverse, chapter membership and for ensuring that the organization is run in an effective, ethical and financially responsible manner. He/she is also accountable for energetically engaging membership to retain current and attract/recruit new ABC members. This position includes regular travel throughout the two‐state area as well as attendance at National meetings four times per year at various locations throughout the US.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

BASIC FUNCTION: The President & CEO is responsible for all issues affecting chapter operations, its staff, Board of Directors and member services.

RESPONSIBLE TO: ABC of the Carolinas Board of Directors

SUPERVISES: The President & CEO oversees all personnel and their performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The President & CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the association. This includes the assessing of member needs, developing programs to meet these needs and conducting these programs in a strategic manner.

1. Human Resources

  1. The President & CEO is responsible for the hiring and dismissal of all personnel and performance of same.
  2. The President & CEO is responsible for enforcing and carrying out all policies and procedures as outlined in the HR policy manual.

2. Budget & Financial Management

  1. The President & CEO is responsible for preparing the annual budget with the Budget and Finance Committee and obtaining approvals from the Board of Directors.
  2. The budget is established to fund the day to day operations and resource the strategic plan of the Chapter.
  3. The President & CEO is responsible for managing any accounting staff as well as working with the contracted CPA firms regarding regular financial bookkeeping and oversight of accountingpractices, reconciliations and annual review / audit.
  4. The President & CEO is responsible for managing the maintenance of all necessary record keeping activities & requirements, including all monthly reporting and tax requirement filings.
  5. The President & CEO is responsible for enforcing and carrying out all the fiscal policies and procedures.

3. Board of Directors

  1. The President & CEO serves the Chairman and the Board of Directors and is responsible for carrying out the actions of the same.
  2. The President & CEO is responsible for maintaining and preparing all information for the Board of Directors meetings.
  3. The President & CEO is responsible for carrying out the Strategic Plan as developed and approved by the Board of Directors.
  4. The President & CEO is responsible for following the bylaws and policies of the national association, the chapter and the laws of the United States and the Carolinas.
  5. Work collaboratively with ABC National staff and other chapters to advance the chapter and national goals.

4. Planning & Strategy

  1. The President and CEO is responsible for leading the effort and working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create a strategic plan for the Chapter on an annual basis in alignment with the overall ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
  2. The President & CEO is responsible for carrying out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Chapter Committees
  3. The President & CEO is responsible for maintaining, measuring & reporting to the Board of Directors and Membership the progress against the Strategic Plan.

5. Workforce Development

  1. Work with the Director of Workforce Development and various committees and councils to meet the education and training needs of the membership.
  2. Direct and oversee the Director of Workforce Development and the entire workforce Development initiatives.
  3. Direct and oversee staff to carry out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan as it relates to the initiatives in Workforce Development.

6. Membership

  1. Work with the Director of Events and Member Relations and the Regional Directors and other membership staff and various committees and councils to meet the needs of the membership.
  2. Direct and oversee the Director of Events and Members Relations and Directors of Membership to promote growth and retention through member programs.
  3. Direct and oversee Membership staff to carry out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan.

7. Marketing/Business Development

  1. President & CEO is the primary “face” and chief spokesperson for the association as its representative. The President & CEO needs to work with the current Chairman in representing ABC.
  2. President & CEO is responsible for promoting and getting ABC’s name out “When you think construction, you think ABC.”

8. Legislative Action

  1. Work with the Director of Government Affairs and Membership Directors and various committees to meet the needs of the membership.
  2. President & CEO is responsible for working with the Legislative Committee and carrying for the goals and objectives of the committee and the strategic plan.
  3. Prepared to act on old ABC saying, “Get into politics of get out of business.”

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION: KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Ideal Experience

  • Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy.
  • At least 10 years of leadership, management and decision‐making experience with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC.
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
  • Experience in engaging, delegating & motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution & implementation of association plans, activities, events.
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level; 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 on, the construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.

Critical Competencies for Success

Strategic Visionary: He/she 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 and CEO will be experienced at anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions; be an active listener who, in a collaborative but aggressive fashion, cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President and CEO will guide the board to balance long‐term strategic thinking with short‐term goals. The President and CEO will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Plan.

Leadership and Management: ABC's next President and CEO will work with the management team and Board to ensure the association's continued operational strength. He/she will demonstrate a transparent and inclusive style; build consensus around key issues and initiatives despite differing member perspectives; and, promote a culture of passion and urgency among the staff. The President and CEO will help lead ABC 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.

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Exceptional communications skills and listening ability
  • High energy: Someone who approaches challenges with optimism and vigor
  • Highest levels of integrity, ethics and honesty
  • Collaborative, synergistic and interdependent
  • Ability to market, attract and recruit as members individuals/firms on themerits of the Association individually and through staff

 

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Member Services Coordinator (Beltsville, MD)

Monday, December 12, 2022 12:19 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - METOR WASHINGTON CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Member Services Coordinator
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Reports to: VP of Member Services
Assists:  President & Director of Government Affairs 

 

To Apply: Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Apply online here.

We are seeking an energetic, organized, customer-service oriented team member to join our 12 person staff. ABC of Metro Washington is one of the top ten chapters (of 68) of a national trade association serving the commercial construction industry. This pivotal position interacts with all stakeholders and requires friendly collaboration with association volunteers and other staff members.  Conveniently located near Montgomery, Prince George's and Howard counties. Easily accessible to ICC and I95.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially excel) and database management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail
  • Exceptional member service outlook and capability
  • Working knowledge of office equipment functions and maintenance
  • Professional, pleasing phone and office demeanor
  • Effective problem-solver, able to work independently and has a can-do attitude
  • Strong team player who enjoys helping others succeed
  • 2 – 5 years prior office or association experience preferred
  • College degree preferred

SCOPE:

  • 70% membership support & responsibilities - member recruitment, retention & onboarding tasks & off-site monthly events; committee meeting prep & participation
  • 15% office services - Supervise office vendor relationships (ie. Office equipment and property management).
  • 15% admin support for president and government affairs director - prepare for monthly board meetings and other admin tasks as assigned
  • Any other duties as assigned

Primary Duties Include

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Responsible for inventory of membership materials and packets; field membership-related inquiries in conjunction with VP of member services
  • Assist with membership retention and recruitment activities
  • Serve as a contact for data/membership confirmation for affinity programs. Track member participation with these programs in the database
  • Update and maintain member contact records in association database; troubleshoot contact information for accuracy
  • Responsible for the preparation of data for annual membership directory, as well as other communications campaigns
  • Process new member applications and manage onboarding process
  • Work in partnership with the VP of Member Services during the entire prospect process from initial lead to new member conversion
  • Process contractor referral requests
  • Assist with processing of dues
  • Assist in preparation for membership committee meetings

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS:

  • Assist with tracking the political activity of the membership

PRESIDENT:

  • Prepare for monthly meetings of association’s board of directors
  • Prepare general communications and national reports as needed

OFFICE SERVICES:

  • Supervise office vendor relationships (ie. Office equipment and property management maintenance requests). Manage and research supply vendors and lease agreements/contracts for copiers, postage machine, other office machines, cleaning company, and phone system

EVENTS:

  • Attend association events/functions and perform registration and other duties on site as assigned

List of benefits:

  • 18 days of annual Paid Time Off (PTO), pro-rated and available after completion of 90-day introductory period
  • 10 paid holidays + one paid personal day
  • Hybrid Schedule: Mon-Th in the office; Fridays remote
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) qualified retirement plan
  • Free Surface parking
  • Conveniently located near Montgomery, Prince George's and Howard counties. Easily accessible to ICC and I95
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Director of CraftMasters Training (Beltsville, MD)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 2:56 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - METOR WASHINGTON CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of CraftMasters Training 
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Reports to: President/CEO 

 

To Apply: If you're passionate about educating our next generation of tradesmen and apprentices, promoting safety in the industry, and managing a dedicated team and ABC's CraftMasters Academy, apply online here.

As the Director of CraftMasters Training, you would:

- Lead delivery of the strategic direction of a separate 501(c)3 organization, ABC’s CraftMasters Training Academy. 

- Ensure relevant educational programming that meets the needs of the construction industry, especially for members, in the areas of apprenticeship, craft training and safety.

- Be the administrator for and direct activities of the ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT) training Academy.

- Ensure compliance and oversee audits and accreditation.

- Manage critical financial and budget processes and manages effective and efficient spending to meet, or perform better than, budget. 

- Be responsible for the management, development, and operational effectiveness of staff. 

- Ensure CTT and its staff’s compliance with all federal, state and local agencies including those governing 501(c)3 organizations and registered apprenticeship programs.

- Identify, recruit, train, develop and lead a talented team of employees who can achieve CTT’s objectives especially related to high quality training and effective compliant operations.

- ​​Develop and deliver world-class apprenticeship, craft training, safety and other skills training programs.

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Education Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, May 13, 2022 3:04 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern Califonia CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Education Coordinator
Location:             Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Senior Director of Education
Status:  Non-Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to [email protected]

JOB OVERVIEW

The Education Coordinator is responsible for performing the administrative functions for the Chapter’s apprenticeship and trainee programs, to maintain compliance with state and federal apprenticeship standards, laws and regulations, state trainee rules, laws and regulations coordinate with the Local Education Agencies (LEA) and to provide a superior experience for the students and their employers.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • Apprentice Program
    • Create classes in Flashpoint database
    • Send out class notices to students and member companies
    • Track RSVPs and send out class reminders prior to classes starting
    • Coordinate and sell books if applicable
    • Pass out EDD forms and collect them on last day of class
    • Verify attendance with EDD as required by law
    • Pass out completion letters on last day of class
    • Email students in class to complete evaluations on instructors and employers
    • Send accrediting body apprentice application, if applicable
  • Electrician Certification Training Program
    • Create classes in Flashpoint database and enter students’ information
    • Send out Rollover notices to all companies and keep track of responses
    • Send information to students of class time, start date and assigned instructor
    • Create and maintain monthly billing/self-pay contracts and send billing to Finance Manager & Benefit Trust Liaison for invoicing
    • Prepare training hours and submit to Finance Manager & Benefit Trust Liaison for annual payment to accrediting LEA
  • Electrician Certification Trainee (ET) Renewals
    • Process ET cards monthly by sending proof of enrollment letters and renewal applications to the state
    • Communicate with the state if there are any problems or questions
  • Student Books
    • Coordinate textbook sales and handouts distribution if applicable
    • Analyze and submit book order request form for the number of textbooks needed for all classes each semester if applicable
  • Disciplinary Hearings
    • Schedule and oversee Disciplinary Hearings as needed
    • Communicate with company and student with Hearing information
    • Create a disciplinary packet for Hearing
    • Send out Results Letters to company and student within 15 days of the hearing
  • Communication/Submissions
    • Submit and verify students’ attendance with LEA
    • Verify attendance hours quarterly for all programs
    • Communicate with LEA and EDD agencies on any student issues
  •  Veterans Administration (VA)
    • Process all VA student enrollment forms and documents
    • Conduct required VA audits
  • Evaluations
    • Process student evaluations for instructors and employers and email selected ABC staff
  • Schedule Special Classes
    • Schedule and keep track of all students’ participation in CPR classes and OSHA 10/30 classes
  • Drop/Terminate Students
    • Process drops and terminations of students who voluntarily drop or are terminated from the programs
  • Student Counts
    • Graduation – Verify completed schooling and OJT hours for all 4th year students
    • Provide numbers of current students for both programs to Director of Operations
  • Orientation
    • Provide copies and explain the programs Rules and Regulation to all new students
    • Present information on schooling, classroom attendance, On-the-Job-Training (OJT) hours reporting, dispatch procedures and the disciplinary policies to all new students
    • Ensure all new students sign all documents needed for the program to which they are entering
  • Work with Flashpoint Database as required
  • Other duties
    • Enter form 200’s for students on NCCER website
    • Answer phones
    • Assist with Graduation and Craft Championship Competition and any other events as needed
    • Request US Department of Labor / State certificates
    • Keep and maintain Instructor Calendar up to date
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned

Specialized Skills:

  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
  • Demonstrates capability for strategic thinking
  • General business understanding

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communication Management or other related fields
  • Proven marketing and/or communication experience
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Available on weekends and after hours
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • MS Office proficiency

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The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, 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, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

ADA: ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law.

Physical Demands:

While performing the responsibilities 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.

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.

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Membership Development Manager (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, May 13, 2022 2:44 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern Califonia CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Development Manager
Location:             Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Director of Membership Development 
Status:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to [email protected]

JOB OVERVIEW

The Membership Development Manager – Los Angeles is the face of a merit-shop trade association in the region. This position develops and coordinates aspects of member recruitment, involvement and retention as it relates to membership growth strategies for ABC Southern California Chapter according to membership goals identified by the Chapter Board of Directors and Membership Committee.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a spirit of professional entrepreneurship with the ability to ‘see the big picture’ and bring it to reality. This individual will have a ready smile, warm confidence, approachable demeanor, and be able to plan their work and then execute it according to the goals of the association.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:


Membership Development

  • Conduct ongoing program to market association membership to contractors, suppliers, and associates/industry professionals in the greater Los Angeles and Ventura areas
  • Create, identify, and qualify new member prospect list
  • Understand Los Angeles and Ventura county construction demographics, such as public works, business development and geographic region, that drives membership growth
  • Meet with prospective members and existing members in-person, attend industry related trade shows, various chamber functions and mixers, conferences and other events on a regular basis for the recruitment of contractors
  • Create a pre-event, on-site and post event sales plan, including systematic follow up with potential members
  • Contact, schedule, and conduct prospect sales calls, meetings and events, coordinating with other Chapter staff as appropriate
  • Lead new member orientations to ensure that members get immediate value based on their expressed need and that they are educated on the benefits of membership, and guided to engage in events and offerings
  • Oversight and responsibility for accurate reporting of prospective member reports, marketing opportunities, and membership metrics
  • Understand what is required to be a general or specialty contractor in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and how to sell the utilization of the association’s services as a value add to their business.

Retention  

  • Develop and conduct ongoing process that informs, educates, engages, and reinforces the association’s value proposition in order to retain current members year-over-year.
  • Identify “at risk” members and develop strategies to drive retention to these members
  • Collaborate all association departments and staff to ensure that members using these programs renew for compliance purposes

Other

  • Attend and promote the Association’s events to members and prospects to help increase event attendance
  • Promote the use of all chapter and ABC National Services, including apprenticeship and craft training programs, award and safety programs, and insurance and discount programs
  • Attain budget levels of retention and new member growth annually to achieve net member growth and meet National goals
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Membership Committee in the development and implementation of the Chapter’s membership growth plan: draft agendas, send meeting notices, track attendance and action items, attend meetings, and take and distribute minutes
  • Establish and foster a professional working relationship with appropriate external partner organizations
  • Assist with Chapter activities and other duties as necessary and assigned

Specialized Skills:

  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
  • Consultative sales techniques and demonstrated ability to close business deals
  • Prior experience and / or understanding of association management and not for profit organizations
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking and general business understanding

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Marketing and/or Business Management
  • Five years external sales experience or three years within ABC
  • Proven track record of sales success required. Must excel at meeting and talking with prospective members, building rapport with prospective and existing members, and closing in a professional manner
  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Energetic, positive, professional, and self-motivated personality with effective oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong technical literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point
  • Diplomatic team player able to foster relationships with members, employee partners, and other community leaders
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Must possess a passion for providing high quality member service and commitment to exceeding expectations
  • Valid CA Driver's License, vehicle, and insurance

Preferred:

  • Extensive knowledge of the Southern California construction industry

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The preceding functions have been provided examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.  This position is classified as exempt meaning more than 50% of the employee’s time is spent performing exempt job duties consistent with this job description.  If the employee finds the actual job duties change from those described herein so the employee is not performing exempt duties more than 50% of the time, the employee must immediately inform management.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, 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, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

ADA: ABC Southern California Chapter will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any relevant state law.

Physical Demands:

While performing the responsibilities 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.

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.

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Membership Director & Young Professional Liaison (Charlotte, NC)

Monday, April 18, 2022 3:33 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CAROLINAS CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Director and Young Professional Liaison
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 Responsibilities:

Recruiting new members to ABC Carolinas through marketing and sales activities by developing and managing membership recruitment campaigns through marketing efforts, social media platforms and membership programing for the Charlotte, NC market. Ensuring new member orientation, member participation and retention in cooperation with the Board of Directors and membership at large. Serve as the staff liaison for our Young Professionals group, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct an ongoing sales program to market ABC memberships to contractors, suppliers, associates, and DE&I qualified member businesses in the Charlotte, NC market area. This includes developing and administering processes for identifying and recruiting potential members.
  • Implementing the five-year membership sales growth plan.
  • With the guidance of the CEO, develop and execute an annual sales membership growth plan, (based upon the five-year growth plan), including but not limited to:
    • Setting sales goals
    • Developing target markets
    • Developing and maintaining membership prospect and mailing lists
    • 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 President-CEO
  • Conduct a 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 our CHAD database in sufficient detail to support communication and research.
  • Maintain, coordinate and promote membership related programs such as the ABC National Beam Club, National Membership Awards and local Chapter Awards.
  • In cooperation with the Apprenticeship/Safety Services Director, promote and market the ABC Carolinas to prospective members and new or existing members.
  • In cooperation with the Governmental Affairs Director, promote and market the ABC Carolinas to prospective members and new or existing members.
  • 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 ABC Carolinas Major Sponsor program, including ensuring that all Major Sponsor benefits are realized by participating members.
  • Sell and coordinate advertising in Chapter publications including the website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Develop and present to the CEO and Board monthly reports regarding sales efforts, activities and membership statistics.
  • Promote use of ABC services, and attendance at ABC general meetings, events and training programs.
  • Stay abreast of industry events, member activities and news and continually market members to each other and construction owners and users.
  • Serve as Staff Liaison to Membership Committee.
  • As Staff Liaison to the Membership Committee, help determine program content of general meetings and special events. Coordinate with other team members to ensure programs organized and executed.
  • Write articles for Chapter publications as requested by the CEO.
  • Make presentations and participate in chapter events and meetings as required.
  • Take photographs of all Chapter events for use in Chapter publications and programs.

FLEX Staff Liaison Responsibilities

With the guidance from the FLEX Steering Committee and other ABCC team members, develop a FLEX program across the ABCC Councils that promotes the development of our young leaders and promotes the merit shop philosophy. 40 years of age and under members.

Utilize ABC National as a resource for programming and ways to tie our Chapter’s program into ABC Nationals focus including FEA/PAC and political advocacy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • e the conduit between the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) steering committee and the Chair to establish programming and schedules for FLEX events.
  • Collaborate with Director of ABCC Marketing/Communications/Events regarding invitations/social media communications and general communications to our membership at large.
  • Assist the FLEX steering committee with programming and event planning.
  • Communicate to the ABCC team the minutes from the FLEX steering committee meetings in a timely manner.
  • Track the FLEX registrations for not only membership but for event attendance as well through ABC’s Chapter Database.
  • Report monthly to the CEO activities of the FLEX initiative.

Other:

  • Attend and assist in all ABC general meeting and events in coordination with other staff
  • From time to time perform other duties as assigned by the CEO
  • Travel may be required with overnights including national conferences
  • Salary plus commission offered plus benefits
  • Contact Amy Sullivan Hicks at [email protected]

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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Director of Workforce and Safety (Tampa, FL)

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:59 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Workforce and Safety
Location:             Tampa, FL
Reports to: President & Vice President


Please send your resume and letter of interest to Steve Cona III: [email protected].  

BASIC FUNCTIONS

  • Develop, administer, and maintain professional development, apprenticeship, and safety training programs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Plan, develop and administer professional development programs for the ABC commercial construction industry.
  • Develop annual professional development budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to professional development.
  • Supply information for member billings.
  • Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
  • Market professional development courses to members by email, newsletter, direct mail, telephone, word of mouth, personal visits, etc.
  • Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising professional development programs.
  • Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
  • Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required.
  • Develop new professional development programs.
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of professional development.
  • Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
  • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding professional development and apprenticeship programs.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

APPRENTICESHIP

  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and expanding participation in the apprenticeship program.
  • Develop annual apprenticeship budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to the apprenticeship.
  • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts.
  • Hire, evaluate, manage, and train instructors. Maintain a reserve pool for future need.
  • Monitor program on a monthly basis through personal visits to all classes in every trade.
  • Available for evening correspondence with instructors and apprentices if issues arise.
  • Maintain NCCER Master Trainer status.
  • Provide ICTP certification as needed.
  • Ensure NCCER compliance for students, instructors, and CTE schools.
  • Register and maintain program with DOL and state agencies.
  • Securely maintain, and ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours.
  • Serve as point of contact for sponsors seeking information or assistance regarding apprenticeship programs.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local schools, civic agencies, career tech and other potential sources for recruiting apprentices.
  • Coordinate as the main point of contact with all related education partners such as community colleges and workforce boards.
  • Research and administer grant opportunities pertinent to apprenticeship operations.
  • Monitor state, national, and federal legislation or trends that affect construction and specifically apprenticeship; meet with elected officials as necessary.
  • Stay abreast of industry issues and member news.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

SAFETY

  • Serve as primary Safety point of contact for the Chapter.
  • Develop annual safety budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to safety.
  • Supply information for member billings.
  • Create, promote, and administer safety programming for Chapter.
  • Develop promotional materials for Chapter safety initiatives.
  • Serve as the ABC STEP champion for the Chapter.
  • Drive annual increased STEP participation.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

CHAPTER FUNCTIONS

  • Attend various Chapter Meetings and Chapter Events as appropriate.
  • Work closely with Membership Director to coordinate member and apprenticeship needs.
  • Visit members through either drop-in meetings, scheduled meetings, cold-calls, onsite or elsewhere.
  • Assist Chapter President & VP as needed.
  • Assist with day-to-day Chapter operations as needed.
  • Assist with other staff in the cleanliness of the Chapter offices.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to President & VP
  • Serves as ABC staff liaison to the Apprenticeship, Management Education, and Safety Committees.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Communicates regularly with members, ABC National office, government agencies, committees, instructors, colleges, universities, local technical schools and others.
  • Assists other departments with responses to member queries.
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Executive Assistant (Orlando, FL)

Friday, February 11, 2022 4:10 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Executive Assistant 
Location:             Orlando, FL 
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time

 

Contact Vice President & COO Nancy Wray with your resume and letter of interest: – [email protected]

Purpose

The Executive Assistant is the supportive force that empowers our senior leadership. The ideal person for the job will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills. He/She will have previous experience working in an office environment, performing administrative duties, and providing support to management. The Executive Assistant role requires exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills in working with current and prospective members, boards and committees, vendors, suppliers, the public, and community partners and officials. He/She should be flexible and have foresight, when maintaining confidences related to high-level operations.

As a vital member of a highly effective team, the Executive Assistant understands Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) values, mission, goals, and strategic plan, and contributes to the organization’s success by enthusiastically performing tasks and responsibilities to accomplish individual and organizational objectives.

Objectives of this Role

  • With a primary responsibility of supporting the CEO, provide support to the executive team as directed to ensure that company goals and objectives are accomplished, and operations run efficiently.
  • Plan and orchestrate work to ensure that priorities are met, organizational goals are achieved, and best practices are upheld.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Screen all incoming phone calls, inquiries, visitors, and correspondence, and route accordingly.
  • Support chapter programs by performing various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and contributing to or creating reports.
  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls, inform attendees of meeting dates and times, reserve meeting space, ensures the appropriate equipment/materials are available and coordinate hospitality services as needed.
  • General office management including coordinate office supply inventories.
  • Assist with the creation, editing and/or preparation of program materials.
  • Provide program support by ordering materials and supplies, communicating with vendors, helping with registration, etc.
  • Manage sales and processing of products including job site signs, decals, etc.
  • Input membership or other data into databases or systems.
  • Perform general office duties, such as scanning, copying, sending, and distributing mail and packages.
  • Oversee office equipment maintenance.
  • Support the CEO calendar/schedule; follow the preferred method for reminders and assists with any preparation or research for appointments or meetings.
  • Take meeting notes as requested and transcribes them for leadership.
  • Cultivate and maintains positive relationships with staff, members, and all others who ABC serves or does business with.
  • Use all available resources to keep up to date on current trends in office support and technology; recommend processes or other improvements to help achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Follow all protocols for office maintenance and security; understand the office evacuation procedures to guide staff and visitors in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality with all materials, and exercise discretion when interfacing with the business.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience 
  • Five years of experience in administrative support functions reporting directly to upper management
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other office productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Flexible team player willing to do what it takes to get the job done; adaptable and enjoys a challenge
  • Ability to keep company confidences

Licenses or other required Certifications

Valid Florida driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Physical Requirements

Tasks involve moderately active physical effort: must be able to twist, kneel, stoop, bend, and safely lift up to 50 lbs. Tasks require dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard.

Sensory Requirement

The majority of tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability.

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Training & Development Director (Orlando, FL)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:36 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Training & Development Director 
Location:             Orlando, FL 
Reports to: Vice President & Chief Operating Officer  
Compensation: Full-time, exempt position which includes employee benefits

 

Contact Vice President & COO Nancy Wray 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

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining all educational and training programs for members. In addition, this position is responsible for working with various organizations, educational institutions, and groups to build the Central Florida construction industry merit shop workforce. This position participates in the formulation of the Education Department’s mission, goals, objectives, strategic plans, and related policies.

The role requires exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills in working with current and prospective members, boards and committees, training and professional development facilitators, vendors, and educational institutions.

As a vital member of a highly effective team, the Training & Development Director understands Central Florida ABC’s values, mission, goals, and strategic plan, and contributes to the organization’s success by enthusiastically performing tasks and responsibilities to accomplish individual and organizational objectives.

The ideal candidate must be a proven self-starter willing to take responsibility of growing the educational offerings and producing relevant education programs for the membership. The successful candidate will also be able to take direction, be innovative, be interested in making suggestions to improve programs, and be creative in marketing and promoting training programs.

Necessary Skills

  • Customer-service oriented individual
  • Ability to independently develop comprehensive and long-term educational plans to continually increase the Chapter’s value to current and prospective members.
  • Ability to develop new programs, promote programs, build relationships, and create new partnerships.
  • Adept with Microsoft products, social media, current technology.
  • Adept at instructional design and implementation and the ability to analyze data and trends to make recommendations regarding developing and improving educational services.
  • Must be a proven task-oriented initiative-taker who thrives in an independent work environment.
  • Well-organized, goal-oriented and attention to detail.
  • Articulate and comfortable calling members for research and development and responding to inquiries.
  • Must be coachable, willing to learn, and confident in proposing innovative ideas to management.
  • Adept at utilizing social media platforms, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  • Ability to trouble shoot issues including technology, instructor, or other program component issues and maintain flexibility with a problem solution mindset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue, including developing budget, tracking P&L.
  • Actively maintain and use the association database.
  • Attend association meetings as required, including but not limited to staff, committee, and board meetings.
  • Provide members with information on safety services and education programs.
  • Responsible for promoting education and training programs to include marketing content including but not limited to print, website, emails, and social media.
  • Monitor, measure, and analyze the effectiveness of educational initiatives and trends.
  • Research and analyze construction industry trends to develop recommendations related to the department’s strategies.
  • Create processes for keeping members current with construction industry required certifications, CEUs, safety requirements.
  • Work with member committees, task forces, councils to assist with development programs.
  • Assist the Chapter leadership as necessary in day-to-day office operations.
  • Play an active role in the education community and workforce development planning committees in the surrounding area which may include Chamber of Commerce Up Skill, Osceola County Construction Pipeline, local schools, and universities for membership collaboration opportunities
  • Instructor/Presenter recruitment, orientation and training, instructor processes/procedures and evaluations.
  • Instructor and partnership contracts and agreements.
  • Responsible for developing learning strategies for education programs.
  • Responsible for procuring and ensuring adequate technology requirements for education programs.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent credits) in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of overseeing training, educational, and developmental programs, instructional design, or related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of managerial experience.

A combination of the following education and experience may be substituted for the requirements:

  • Associates Degree and seven (7) overseeing training, educational, and developmental programs, instructional design, or related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of managerial experience

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, non-members, partners, instructors, presenters, educators, 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/ Licenses or other required Certifications

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance. Vehicle occasionally needed to transport materials for education programs, presentations, or site visits.

Physical Requirements

Tasks involve moderately active physical effort: must be able to twist, kneel, stoop, bend, and safely lift up to 50 lbs. Tasks require dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard.

Sensory Requirement

The majority of tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability.

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