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Web Developer II

Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:00 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Web Developer II
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services/Information Technology
Reporting Supervisor: Web Services Manager


To Apply:

Click here to apply online.

ABC’s position descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.  ABC’s position descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

JOB OVERVIEW
Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

The Web Developer II will be responsible for a wide range of online programs and is expected to conceptualize, design, develop and maintain online content for ABC National and its chapters. The Web Developer II will design and implement search engine optimization strategies, improve overall site traffic/performance, and collaborate with developers, graphic designers and content providers to facilitate optimal site usability. The candidate will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the current ABC content management system and SQL backend. Candidate must have excellent time management and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities within expected timelines.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Web Design:   
  • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence (requires working with content management software).
  • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
  • Copy, edit, and proofread all web content.
  • Keep current with emerging web technologies through relevant blogs, listservs and events.
  • Spearhead web research to provide guidance for additional development of technicalstrategies.
  • Work with management to continue forming the strategic plan with respect to online technologies.
  • Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.
  • Track and report on all site metrics.
  • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
  • Document business, functional and technical requirements.
  • Basic understanding of project management and the software development life cycle.

    Web Maintenance:
  • Interface directly with website hosting company.
  • Manage and maintain IIS.
  • Ability to work and customize the ABC CMS SQL backend.
  • Ensure electronically provided web data is current and accurate.
  • Document all aspects of the website.
     
    User Web Support and Training:
  • Provide on-going user training for basic web content techniques, on-going maintenance and long-term advanced training.
  • Assist chapters in new program development for chapter template website.
  • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • Train chapter members in a training environment on an as needed basis.

    Specialized Skills:
  • Must be familiar with Object Oriented Design and use of Design Patterns.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and Bootstrap.
  • Familiar with Adobe products such as Photoshop.
  • Familiar with relational databases and SQL.
  • Familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer-service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate technical results and advise/consult other team members or departments on related projects or issues.
  • Association/Non-profit experience desired.
  • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college and 3-5 years related experience.
  • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree. 

    Experience Required:
  • 3-5 years of hands on experience in ASP.NET, C# or VB.NET, MS SQL and related MS Visual Studio tools.  

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS
    To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:
  • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • Writing and verbal skills.
  • Self-starter, highly organized.
  • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work schedule.
  • Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
  • Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
     
    IMPORTANT NOTICES

    Nondiscrimination:
    It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Work Environment:
    This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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    Director of Education and Workforce Development

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:13 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -metro washington chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Director of Education and Workforce Development
    Location:             Beltsville, MD 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume: dlivingston@abcmetrowashington.org.

    Basic Function
    Leads the charge to create growth for ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT) and in our industry by promoting construction career opportunities. Serves as the primary liaison between ABC and various stakeholders in the workforce development and education arenas.   

    Promotes the importance of training and workforce development to member and non-member construction companies within the chapter’s footprint helping them to develop a culture that embraces education and employment of those seeking careers in construction. 

    Manages oversight of the educational content delivered to members and non-members in the areas of apprenticeship, craft training and safety.  

    Responsible for the administrative efficiency of staff and the financial health of CTT. Manages profit and loss, finance and operations of CTT.

    Reports to: President

    Responsibilities and Duties   
    Develop and implement a robust workforce development initiative including, but not limited to, the following strategies:

  • Promote the association’s apprenticeship and craft training programs in a positive and professional manner, through interaction with member companies, industry leaders, high schools, CTE programs, youth and young adult organizations, state and local government leaders and agencies, other ABC chapters and prospective members. 
  • Maintain close dialogue with member companies to better understand their educational needs and work with appropriate staff and committees to align ABC’s offerings.      
  • Develop a communications plan to ensure members are informed of all workforce development actions.
  • Engage contractors to hire high school students and entry-level candidates and enroll them in CTT’s apprenticeship and craft training programs.      
  • Build strategic partnerships with key groups including high schools, career centers, veterans groups, trade associations, colleges and corporations in order to build new pipelines of students/adults for ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT).
  • Work with community and industry to increase ABC Metro Washington’s training visibility, exposure and penetration in the construction market.      
  • Utilize “Project JumpStart” pre-apprenticeship template to bring potential funders to CTT and workers into the industry.      
  • Seek funding sources for apprenticeship programs.      
  • Master an understanding of registered apprenticeship regulations.      
  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Business Development to create a comprehensive marketing plan. 

    General management and oversight of operations:
  • Recruit, supervise, develop  and evaluate staff members assigned to ABC CraftMasters.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget and regularly provide benchmarking, status and forecasting reports.
  • Manage billings and collections processes.
  • Develop policies and procedures monitor staff’s, instructors’, students’ and others’ compliance.
  • Establish processes for, and maintain oversight of, accurate apprenticeship, OJT hours, grades and attendance record-keeping to meet jurisdictional requirements.

    Serve as Staff Liaison to the Workforce Development and Student Chapter Committees:
  • Develop and implement a plan to promote Careers in Construction.
  • Promote and manage the ABC CraftMasters scholarship program.
  • Ensure that all record keeping of the committees is accurate and timely. This includes working with committee chairperson in the preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

    Serve as a participant on the Craft Training Committee:
  • Establish clear understanding of the committee’s purpose and role in delivering educational solutions for members.

    Standard staff responsibilities:
  • Pursue personal contact with members; including member visits, presentations and networking opportunities.
  • Represent the association in public and private presentations, at career fairs and elsewhere, which could necessitate hours beyond the normal business day.
  • Submit text for varied marketing applications.
       
    Ancillary Responsibilities:
  • Attend ABC National conference(s), when/if appropriate.
  • Attend ABC’s monthly events and other chapter meetings and events as directed.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

    Relationships      
  • Chapter staff: Directly supervise, develop and evaluate staff members assigned to ABC CraftMasters. Maintain a professional working relationship with other staff members that will help the Association achieve all of its objectives and ensure a productive work environment.
  • Chapter committees: maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the committee achieve its goals, and assist the committees to the extent that staff and budgeted resources are available. 
  • Committee chairs: establish and maintain rapport with committee chairs to ensure a smooth and productive working relationship.
  • General membership: respond professionally and promptly to inquiries or requests for help from members.  Requests for services or assistance outside of the department’s resources should be referred to the appropriate department or the President.

    Minimum Requirements/Performance Standards:             
  • In-depth knowledge of the English language and grammar, including the ability to write comprehensive, legible sentences, correspondence and other written communication.             
  • Excellent financial and organizational management skills.             
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills in working on common computer programs such as Microsoft Office, as well as association’s unique databases.             
  • Database management proficiency.             
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.             
  • Able to communicate (speaking and listening) to members, customers and the general public.
  • Highly professional and able to work well with staff members, volunteers and the public.    
  • Experience in managing people.
  • World-class customer service experience and skills.       
  • Able to present professional appearance during working hours.

    Essential Functions
  • Talking on telephone
  • Speaking in public
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Operating computer
  • Operating basic office equipment
  • Planning and scheduling programs
  • Preparing and managing budgets and financial transactions
  • Handling customer relations
  • Working with volunteers and committees
  • Driving 

    Work Environment
    The work environment within the office has a low to moderate noise level in a temperature-controlled building. Flexibility in changing tasks is required in order to be responsive to immediate member needs as they enter the office, call or email their requests. The position requires driving in the local area and considerable time outside the office conducting meetings with members, schools, business entities, and/or attending events. Driving responsibilities include negotiating city, highway and suburban roads year round. 

    Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience
  • Construction experience/background helpful
  • Background in educational or association environment helpful

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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    Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:49 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Eastern Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Dean of Enrollment Management/Employer Relations
    Location:             East Norriton, PA 
    Reports to:  President/CEO
    Position Status:  Full-time  

    To apply, submit resume to: jperpiglia@abceastpa.org, (610) 279-6666.

    Position Purpose

    To oversee and continuously improve the training programs which fall under the purview of the ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Apprenticeship Trust.

    Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Oversight and management of operations of all ABC Eastern PA Training Regional Training Centers.
  • Maintain a 15% growth rate for net student enrollment annually.
  • Oversee the onboarding process for all incoming students, making improvements as necessary.
  • Continually communicate to students and member companies (employers) to assure 100% satisfaction with our training programs. 
  • Coordinate Trust Activities with the Vice President of Workforce Development and Regional Vice President(s) of Membership Services to assure member needs are met by our programs.  
  • Continually evaluate the latest technology to provide the latest “cutting edge” training delivery.
  • Communicate the needs of our students and their employers to ABC Eastern Pennsylvania’s President & CEO and Director of Finance for the annual budget.  
  • Manage relevant operations to follow annual budgeted costs.
  • Work with the Director of Events to plan and execute applicable Craft Training events (example: Yearly Apprenticeship Graduation, Area Student Tours, Prospective Student information sessions, etc.).
  • Conduct interviews with prospective instructors, staff members, etc.  with the Chapter President & CEO and Apprenticeship Trustees as needed.
  • Facilitate monthly ABC Apprenticeship Trust meetings (Prepare agendas, review minutes, and keep archival data, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to provide stories for social media, website updates, press releases, etc. for the ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Plan and facilitate the internal competitions for ABC National Craft Championships.
  • Assist the Workforce Development Committee in planning and executing related events.
  • Manage relationship with various agencies funding specific student’s tuition – MontcoWorks, CareerLink, Veterans Office, ABC Eastern Construction Alliance, and others as needed.
  • Facilitate the distribution of resumes from prospective students or Craft Trainees to applicable employers.
  • Review opportunities for Grants and other funding assistance as needed.
  • Attend relevant Chapter Meetings as requested by the Chapter President & CEO.
  • Assure compliance with all State and Federal, ABC National and ERISA guidelines.
  • Assist employers with questions concerning DOL compliance, Prevailing Wage projects and apprenticeship regulations.
  • Other duties as needed.

    15+ Years of Experience in the following areas:

    Leadership skills: Supervisory and leadership skills to oversee (staff, volunteers, committee members) in a productive, efficient manner to complete
    specific projects.  Past experience in Career and Technical Education a must. Understanding of the field tasks required by students in multiple trades
    (electrical, carpentry, plumbing, etc.) Personal experience or expertise in one (1) given trade is a plus.

    Financial skills: The ability to accurately forecast operational costs and manage department operations within given budgetary restraints.  

    Communication skills:  Ability to read and interpret business documents, guidelines, manuals, etc.  Ability to write clear and concise letters, memos and other communications and business documents.

    Excellent public speaking skills: the ability to present information to, and respond to questions from, school administration, instructors, students, ABC employers and the public.  Spanish and other languages is a plus.  

    Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid solutions.  

    Technical skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel at minimum.
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    President & CEO

    Monday, July 23, 2018 9:23 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new orleans/bayou chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  President & CEO 
    Location:             St. Rose, Louisiana

    To apply, forward your resume with cover letter (including salary requirements) in confidence to Bridgette.oconnor@thetjcgroup.com no later than August 20, 2018. Please do not contact the local New Orleans/Bayou Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. office. Applications and Inquiries will not be accepted at that location.

    The New Orleans/Bayou Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, a member-driven association of construction industry related businesses, is seeking a President/CEO to lead this organization.

    The New Orleans/Bayou Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. represents twelve parishes in the Greater New Orleans area.

    The President/CEO works closely with a very active & engaged Board of Directors, assists in formulation and implementation of the strategic plan, provides staff management and leadership, implements Board of Directors’ policies, prepares the Annual Budget, and maintains ABC’s image as the spokesperson for the Merit Shop Construction Industry.

    The President & CEO has regular contact with the Chapter’s elected officers, Board of Directors and committee member and is proactive on policy matters and other issues as appropriate by maintaining relationships with other associations, industry and government officials to further the mission of the Chapter.

    The successful candidate ideally has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years’ experience in a significant leadership role, is knowledgeable of membership/trade associations or non-profit organizations. Construction industry experience is preferred and is a plus.  

    The ideal candidate must have a proven track record in effective leadership, public affairs and Association management.

    The Successful Candidate is:
            
  • An excellent communicator both verbally and in writing;        
  • Confident, professional, and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities;        
  • Skillful in budgeting and in methods of revenue production;        
  • Highly effective at managing and developing staff;        
  • Able to engage, mentor and motivate volunteers;        
  • A strategic thinker and visionary regarding areas for growth and development of opportunities for chapter growth;        
  • Resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems;        
  • Savvy regarding broadcast, print and social media;     
  • Has commitment, drive, energy and an enthusiastic “Can Do” attitude.
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    Director of Membership and Business Development

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:16 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Western Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Director of Membership and Business Development 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume: pgum@abcwpa.org.
     
    The Director of Membership & Business Development is responsible for developing and administering all member recruitment and retention programs, including effectively leading members, committees, and the Board of Directors in membership recruitment and retention strategies.

    The candidate for this role must be well organized and passionate about making sales. Must be comfortable speaking with potential members and closing deals. This position requires someone who considers herself or himself social and outgoing to effectively acquire new members and maintain relationships with existing members.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   

  • Prospect and follow through to bring new members on board to meet monthly sales goals.
  • Spend approximately 50% of time outside of office meeting with current and prospective members in Western PA.
  • Develop strategy to promote visibility of the organization via social media, events, activities & promotional materials.
  • Maintain membership database and regularly report on member prospects and retention progress.
  • Required Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
     
  • Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.        
  • Passion for sales and meeting financial goals. 
  • Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively.        
  • Self-motivated & proactive.        
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Willingness to travel in the Pittsburgh region (no overnight).        
  • Willingness to be present at all organization events.

    Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree preferred, or equivalent experience in construction or membership related sales.   
  • Experience in full-life-cycle sales preferred.        
  • Social media presence preferred.

    Compensation:
  • Excellent base salary plus bonuses, plus commission – total compensation expected to be $65-75K per year.
  • Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.

     

     
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    COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER

    Monday, May 7, 2018 3:19 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS -Western Pennsylvania chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Communications & Events Manager 
    Location:             Gibsonia, PA 

    To apply, submit letter of intent and resume: pgum@abcwpa.org.
     
    Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA seeks a motivated and results driven individual to fill the dynamic role of Communications & Events Manager.

    This position requires an organized, results driven, and technology savvy individual to create all communications and is able to expertly plan, promote, and manage events for Association membership. Successful candidates must effectively manage social media pages and the Association website as well as design and create promotional materials for various ABC departments and events.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Events Management

    Planning, managing, and promoting 10-15 association events during the year that include an awards banquet, golf outing, member mixers, etc.

    Selecting vendors and managing event budgets (location, food, supplies, vendors).

    Solicitation of event sponsorships and donations via email, telephone, and in person communication.

    Encouraging participation in events through promotional techniques and direct outreach to membership.

    Plan and manage events with attention to financial and time constraints (includes evenings, events set-up and break-down).

    Communications Management

    Bring awareness to the association through press releases, letters to the editor, and media relations for events.

    Creating high quality promotional flyers for events and other departments.

    Experience with Constant Contact preferred.

    Create and write weekly e-newsletter and quarterly magazine to be disseminated to membership.

    Create yearly promotional catalog to be distributed regionally.

    Solicit advertisers for all publications and annual sponsorships.

    Other duties

    Serve as the staff member on the Events Committee.

    Attend monthly board meetings and take meeting minutes.

    Work as a member of a small staff TEAM to support all ABC departments. 

    Required Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work evenings for events as needed.

    Passion for fundraising and meeting financial goals.

    Technology savvy with Microsoft Suite, Adobe, web design and social media.

    Strong negotiating skills. 

    Education and Experience

    Bachelors degree preferred, but not required. 

    Compensation 

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Comprehensive company paid benefits package included.

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    Senior Director of Workforce Development

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:06 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

    Position Title:  Senior Director of Workforce Development
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Functional Area/Department: 
    Workforce Development
    Reporting Supervisor:

    VP of Workforce Development

    TO APPLY: Click here to apply online.

    ABC’s Position Descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. ABC’s Position Descriptions do not create a contract, express or imply, or other legal rights between ABC and any staff member, nor guarantee employment or specific duties for any specific duration. ABC may add, change, delete, suspend or discontinue any of these positions and descriptions at any time without prior notice.

    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 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

    The Senior Director of Workforce Development will be responsible for the enhancement and direction of workforce development policy, vision, mission, and related program strategies. The Senior Director will be the subject matter expert on workforce development and drive workforce development strategy across the Association and its members. The Senior Director will work collaboratively to ensure ABC can fully comply with and effectively lead the construction industry in apprenticeship expansion. The Senior Director will be committed to a set of sound principles founded in ethics, safety, workforce, and the merit shop philosophy to position ABC as the leader in workforce development and as a strategic partner to address the talent needs of our member companies. Read the rest of entry »