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Training Academy Manager (Beltsville, MD)

Monday, February 24, 2020 8:35 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Metro Washington chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Training Academy Manager
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Reports To:  Director of Education
Accountable To:  Director of Education; Chapter President 
Classification:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Bonnie Speedy, bspeedy@abcmetrowashington.org

SCOPE:  Manage the Instructor cadre and day-to-day operations of the Training Academy.  Manage the training facility and coordinate apprenticeship, craft training, and other educational activities.  Recruit, train, evaluate and coach instructors. Work with the Education Director to develop and implement strategies to grow the Academy and ensure high quality of instruction. 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Manage the Instructor cadre and day-to-day operations of the Training Academy.  Recruit, train, evaluate and coach instructors including appropriate levels of direct monitoring of instruction for both on- and off-site trainings.
  • Serve as a liaison to NCCER and obtain/hold NCCER master trainer certification.
  • Create and manage the schedule and online listing of classes to include apprentice, craft, safety and specialty/selective programs.
  • Financial duties (i.e. track and validate receipts and invoices; assist Director with budget development, etc.).
  • Administer student discipline and handle attendance problems and safety matters.
  • Work with Director of Workforce Development in workforce development activity and counsel students on educational, vocational or professional matters as appropriate.
  • Serve as on-site liaison to instructors and students to solve problems, coordinate material needs, etc.
  • Using NCCER curriculum, adult learning principles, feedback from businesses and students using the Academy, develop and coordinate exceptional trainings that comply with all appropriate standards and regulations.
  • Research new training techniques and evaluate effectiveness of current training through a variety of methods including personal observation and feedback from students and member businesses. 
  • Coordinate and conduct student and instructor info sessions and orientations.
  • Update and maintain guidebooks for students, instructors and employees.
  • Conduct advance placement exams.
  • Oversee inventory of textbooks, materials, and instructor supplies and utilize effective strategies to control cost and waste.
  • Oversee facilities management activities:
  • security (includes monitoring cameras and access control)
  • supplies and equipment maintenance
  • building maintenance, housekeeping and organization
  • waste removal (cans and dumpster)
  • Provide exceptional member services in a professional manner.
  • Network to promote Academy offerings and assist with registration and/or other duties as assigned at all ABC functions, including -- but not limited to -- monthly general membership meetings, annual golf outing, staff mailings and special events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • Operates under supervision of Director of Education and is expected to perform all tasks related to the position’s basic functions with minimal direct supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Skilled at both project management and time management, highly professional, and able to work well with a variety of staff members, ABC members, volunteers and public.
  • Research and manage the teaching process so that information passed down to instructors is implemented effectively.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated and strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Understanding of jurisdictional apprenticeship related regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in adult education programs to include apprenticeship.
  • Financial skills to maintain a budget and handle financial records.
  • Task oriented flexibility and able to “change gears” to fulfill great customer service expectations for external clientele and internal personnel.
  • Proficient in MS Office and database management.
  • Strong knowledge of the construction industry.
  • Ability to manage others.
  • Professional and pleasant office personality and demeanor.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Strong team player.
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Associate Director of Government Affairs (Beltsville, MD)

Monday, February 24, 2020 8:19 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Metro Washington chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Associate Director of Government Affairs
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Accountable To:  Director of Government Affairs

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Bob Zinsmeister, bzinsmeister@abcmetrowashington.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Associate Director of Government Affairs has overall responsibility for monitoring and tracking legislative and administrative activity within the District of Columbia (DC). The Associate Director needs to be knowledgeable about program goals in order to develop legislative strategies, regulatory frameworks and a pro-building environment within the District. The Associate Director must build strong relationships internally with other ABC staff directors in membership, education, marketing, workforce development and programs departments.  The Associate Director will be expected to establish/build relationships with elected and regulatory officials along with staff supporting these individuals.

LIAISON TO:      DC Legislative Committee

PRIMARY DUITES: 

  • Review DC Council calendar to determine the schedule for hearings, work sessions and public roundtables with interest to the chapter and its membership.
  • Provide testimony to the City Council on issues impacting the construction industry when/if required based on the actions of the committee or the board of directors.
  • Attend meetings of the City Council, Special Task Forces and regulatory bodies with oversight or of interest to the chapter and the construction industry.
  • Assist in political action and education efforts when appropriate. Support efforts such as voter registration and education to expand the chapter’s political effectiveness in the District.
  • Arrange and, where appropriate, participate in meetings with individuals within the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the District government in addition to community groups/elected bodies.
  • Develop and grow relationships with agency heads and key points of contact within the regulatory bodies whose decisions affect the construction industry.
  • Represent the chapter at other trade association and industry groups on issues related to the construction industry.
  • Expand the chapter’s involvement at the grassroots level by working with faith-based organizations, advisory neighborhood commissions (ANC’s) and other recognized groups. This includes, but is not limited to, attending meetings, work sessions and providing feedback to these groups.
  • Work with government and community entities to identify and support community service initiatives which are in the best interest of the chapter and the membership.
  • Serve as a resource to ABC members who have questions or need assistance complying with laws and regulations in the District of Columbia.
  • Serve as the liaison to the DC Legislative Committee.  Coordinate with the committee chair in developing a meeting agenda, provide the necessary information to be discussed at the committee meeting and draft and distribute minutes from the meeting in a timely fashion.
  • Organize members to communicate with DC elected officials and have them testify at public hearings when necessary.
  • Attend association events/functions and perform duties, on site, as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • Operates under the supervision of the Director of Government Affairs and is expected to perform all responsibilities related to the position's basic functions without direct supervision but in communication with the Director related to these responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE BASE AND SKILLS:

  • Strategic and long-term planning capabilities.
  • Marketing, promotional and presentation skills.  
  • Writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Client relationship skills.
  • Experience working with government officials.
  • Experience in reading, drafting and tracking legislation.
  • Knowledge of election laws, campaign finance and the local political process.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.  
  • Member service outlook and capability.
  • Self-driven and able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of construction industry.
  • Ability to manage others.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 3-5 years related work experience, preferably within the construction industry.
  • B.A./B.S. degree in related field.
  • Lobbying experience preferred.
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Director of Government Affairs (Beltsville, MD)

Monday, February 24, 2020 8:06 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Georgia chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Government Affairs
Location:             Beltsville, MD
Accountable To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume to Debbie Livingston, dlivingston@abcmetrowashington.org

SCOPE:

  • Directs and manages the Association’s government affairs activities at the local, state and national levels.

STAFF LIAISON TO: 

  • DC Legislative Committee
  • Montgomery County Legislative Committee
  • Prince George’s County Legislative Committee
  • Maryland Joint Legislative Committee

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Direct legislative activity for the Chapter through the actions of the two county legislative committees.
  • Oversee legislative activity statewide for the Maryland Joint Legislative Committee.
  • Lobby at local and state levels of government.
  • Oversee and supervise the activities of the Associate Director of Government Affairs for DC.
  • Develop and evaluate the Associate Director of Government Affairs.
  • Oversee the activities of the DC Legislative Committee.
  • Through the various Legislative Committees, review all legislative proposals to determine those of interest to the Chapter and the ABC membership.
  • Through the various Legislative Committees, oversee the lobbying effort.
  • associated with those pieces of legislation identified to be important to the industry.
  • Analyze regulatory and legislative initiatives to determine impact on ABC members and recommend and direct appropriate actions.
  • Draft testimony and arrange for ABC representatives to appear at public hearings and worksessions.
  • Working with the appropriate Legislative Committees, oversee the activities of the Maryland and DC Political Action Committees (PACs).
  • File the appropriate (PAC) reports with the Maryland State Board of Elections, DC Campaign Finance Office, Montgomery County Board of Elections and the Prince George’s County Board of Elections.
  • Establish relationships with other business organizations in Maryland and serve as a liaison between ABC and those groups.
  • Coordinate the ABC National and local PAC fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Chapter leadership.
  • Coordinate the ABC National Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Chapter leadership.
  • Manage the work of all contract lobbyists.
  • Serve as a resource to members on legislative and political issues of importance to ABC.
  • Work with staff to generate communications materials related to Government Affairs activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • Operates under supervision of President and is expected to perform all tasks related to the position’s basic functions and work performed with minimal direct supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Ability to research and analyze issues, track and analyze legislation and impart information to stakeholders in understandable terms.
  • Able to handle relationships and communications with diplomacy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-orientation.
  • Exceptional member service outlook and capability.
  • Strong team player.
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Web Designer I

Monday, February 10, 2020 2:15 PM

Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title:  Web Designer I
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 Designer I will be part of a small multi-disciplinary web services team and have the unique opportunity to interact, design and develop tools to meet the mission and goals of the organization. The individual will also assist with various day-to-day operations and projects as assigned, gaining knowledge and experience with all facets of the website life cycle.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

Functional

  • • Assist the web team in various duties such as: design, development, maintenance and performance of our sites.
  • • Research new and emerging technologies and how they can be utilized in the association’s web presence.
  • • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.
  • • Create and maintain software documentation.
  • • Work cooperatively with key team members, national and chapter staff and vendors.
  • • Create, develop and maintain software to enrich functionality of organization’s content management system.
  • • Coordinate web projects across departments and ensure that all development projects are designed, developed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • • Assist web team with testing new software and product releases.
  • • Present and defend designs and key deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.

Web Design

  • • Create website layouts/user interfaces by using the latest standards in HTML/CSS/JQuery/JavaScript practices.
  • • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties.
  • • Create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence.
  • • Track and report all site metrics.
  • • Adhere to ABC Brand guidelines as well as assist chapters with branding guidelines.
  • • Gather requirements for upcoming web design projects.

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 web site.
  • • Assist chapters with website redesigns and content updates.
  • • Work with the chapters to promote the use of the chapter template and help chapters develop more robust and visually appealing sites.
  • • Train staff on DotNetNuke on an as-needed basis.
  • • Provide Tier 1-2 support for ABC’s web presence using a ticketing system (Zoho). 

Specialized Skills:

  • • Strong knowledge of web scripting tools such as HTML5, CCS3 and JavaScript.
  • • Familiar with SQL.
  • • Outstanding customer service for internal and external customers.
  • • Familiar with DotNetNuke (DNN) or a content management system.
    • • Experience with DotNetNuke (DNN) 6.X, Evoq 7.X and 8.X.
  • • A solid understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility and how web applications work, including security, session and cache management and best practices.
  • • Understands the importance of test-driven development.
  • • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization a plus.
  • • Familiar with Adobe products.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • • 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 prioritize and 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 and resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum/Waterfall development cycles.
  • Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, and Github a plus.
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top Ten and NIST to develop secure code.

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college; or one to two years related experience.
  • • Technical training and/or certifications are acceptable in lieu of degree.

Experience Required:

  • • One to two years of hands on experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design and wire-framing tools.  
  • • Strong knowledge of HTML 5, CSS3 JavaScript, Bootstrap and JQuery.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

  • • Professional demeanor and presentation.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Writing and verbal skills.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.
  • • Strong organization, multitasking and time-management skills with the ability to work on 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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Vice President of Education/Safety and Operations (Atlanta, GA)

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:49 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Georgia chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Vice President of Education/Safety and Operations
Location:             Atlanta, GA
Reports To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: All submissions will be kept confidential. Submit resume and cover letter highlighting why you are interested and qualified for this opening to Bill Anderson at anderson@abcga.org.

Overall Job Objective

This dynamic and growing trade association seeks a senior level executive to replace an EVP who is retiring after 16 years. This professional will help us work towards achieving our vision and mission established by our board of directors. There is excellent opportunities for long-term career growth and increased responsibilities. This position has two direct reports: (1) office and database manager and (2) events and marketing manager.

He/she will help ABC of Georgia continue to be a leading provider of construction education. They will work with the chapter’s Education Committee and Safety Forum to develop and present an extensive catalog of programs addressing current training and informational needs of ABC members. Also serves as liaison with other industry groups addressing workforce development, particularly on industry boards. Champion of the chapter’s strategic planning and governance. Also assists the President & CEO with overall operations.

Estimated allocation of activities:

Management education – 60%

Safety – 20%

Workforce Development – 5%

Strategic Planning/Governance/ Operations/other – 15%

Management Education

Serves as staff liaison to ABC Education Committee.

Oversees development and execution of all educational programs.

Identifies educational needs of ABC members.

Secures volunteers and professional presenters for programs.

Markets educational programs; oversees development of marketing materials.

Creates and monitors annual education budget, ensuring that educational programs generate significant non-dues income for the Chapter.

Directs and manages Future Leaders, Construction Academy, Advanced Leadership and other programs and classes.

Markets ABC training center to ABC members, Atlanta-based associations and others.

Markets and coordinates private classes as requested.

Safety

Serves as staff liaison to ABC Safety Forum.

Plans safety seminars/programs- secures presenters.

Promotes the benefits of ABC National STEP safety awards program to contractor members – coordinate entries with ABC National.

Manages Georgia Chapter local safety awards event.

Works with events manager to present annual safety awards luncheon.

Educates & informs members regarding ABC National safety products/services and how they can benefit their companies.

Serves as staff safety & OSHA resource.

Strategic Planning/Governance

Champion of chapter’s strategic plan and the ongoing process of the plan’s execution.

Assists President to oversee association’s governance and operations.

Workforce Development

Serves on construction advisory boards of Gwinnett Tech and Kennesaw State.

Works with local universities/colleges and other groups to develop stronger relationships and manage Student Chapters.

Other

Provides oversight of ABC’s marketing efforts through published materials and electronic means.

Leads special projects, including publications, awards materials, etc.

Provides overall support to ABC office as determined by President, including but not limited to assisting with ABC membership events.

Excellent Benefits Package:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Association pays for 100% of employee’s health, vision and dental coverage.

401 (k) retirement plan – 4% automatic matching (no contributions needed) and then up to another 4% matching for a total of 8%.

The ABC headquarters is conveniently located in north Sandy Springs off GA 400 at Exit # 6 Northridge Road. 

Requirements: 

Candidates with association management experience and a CAE (or a plan and commitment to earn theirs) are strongly preferred. Knowledge of the commercial construction or a related industry will be helpful but not required.

Attendance at events during business hours and evenings is required. The ability to help load and unload items for meetings also is necessary. Ability to multi-task well is essential. Strong skills with Microsoft programs, TEAMS, Word, Excel and Access; ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines; strong verbal/communication skills; and attention to details.

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Office & Events Support Specialist (Concord, NH)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:54 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new Hampshire/Vermont chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Office & Events Support Specialist
Location:             Concord, NH
Reports To:  Chapter President 

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Chapter President, Josh Reap: josh@abcnhvt.org.

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 nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Office & Events Support Specialist is responsible for Responsible for organizing and coordinating administrative duties and office procedures, creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and safety.  Support ABC’s event programming, educational classes and support ABC committees as needed.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Primary person on the phones and respond to inquiries
• Creates and maintains bill registrar for all invoicing, prepares and mails all invoices
• Maintain appropriate level of materials, office supplies
• Tracks and follows up with outstanding receivables
• Maintains database for member records, owner records and all other contacts
• Processes information from all new member applications into database and follows up to gather all required information for accurate data
• Enter program/event/class registration for ABC and send confirmations as needed
• Coordinate, schedule and manage registration for events (attendee registration, venues, volunteer coordination, etc.)
• Recruit and organize volunteers for each ABC chapter event
• Manage the Golf Tournament and Construction Awards committees and others as assigned
• Solicits and coordinates ads for the quarterly RESOURCE magazine
• Assist with catering needs for education programs, events and other meetings
• Filing of monthly ABC National Chapter Dues report before deadline
• Sort the mail
• Maintain filing system
• Ensure available funds exist in the postage machine
• Point of contact for day to day vendor operations

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

• Customer service experience
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and Access
• Organized with effective time management skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
• Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking  
• General business understanding
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Access and Excel

QUALIFICATIONS

• Customer service experience
• A minimum of an Associates degree or equivalent experience
• Prior experience and or understanding of association management
• Valid New Hampshire Driver’s License, vehicle and insurance
• Must be able to travel in connection with ABC events but no more than once or twice a month, and seldom -if ever- overnight
• Must be able to work typical office hours of 8:30am to 5pm, standard 40 hours a week, occasionally with evening or early morning hours as required by ABC chapter events.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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 communicate and work effectively with a variety of different people.
• Organizational awareness and resourcefulness with an understanding of whom to engage for resolving issues.
• Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
• Writing and verbal skills.
• Self-starter and highly organized.
• Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
• Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.
• 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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Office Support Specialist

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:00 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - NATIONAL OFFICE

 

Position Title:  Office Support Specialist
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Director of Human Recources


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 nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Office Support Specialist will be responsible for managing the reception function of ABC, promoting office management support for the organization, and supporting the needs of the Director of Human Resources. The position will serve in a support role helping to ensure the office runs smoothly, and completes ad hoc project requests that come from throughout the organization. The reception function includes answering and directing incoming calls, greeting and instructing visitors, placing orders for the office, managing outlook calendars, picking up and distributing mail as needed using the postage machine and mailing services in a backup capacity to the Director of Facilities, ordering food for office functions, and other administrative duties. Project support can include various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and analysis. This role is ideal for someone who would like to learn about ABC and use the experience to move into another role inside the organization when positions open and the individual has demonstrated their capabilities.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Answer and direct incoming calls and inquiries.
  • • Maintain telecommunication system by following instructions for house phone and console operation.
  • • Welcome visitors and guests by greeting them in person.
  • • Coordinate with the Director of HR on communication about the employee wellness program.
  • • Direct and give visitors instructions by referring to employee and department directories.
  • • Schedule appointments and utilize Outlook calendars.
  • • Manage the office conference room calendar and scheduling.
  • • Order food for office functions and assist with clean up when necessary.
  • • Manage the internal webinar process, including the webinar calendar, development of all webinar registration pages, support of webinar execution and uploading all webinar content onto the ABC academy site, in conjunction with the Director of Member Services.
  • • Be back-up support for setting up the conference room tables, chairs, and divider walls.
  • • Receive shipments and deliveries, and be able to address questions about the postage machine and mailing process.
  • • Pick up and sort mail when the Director of Facilities is unable, and ensure that checks are sent to the proper staff person for processing.
  • • Be familiar with the office evacuation plan and ensure all visitors and staff follow it.
  • • Order supplies like coffee, food, and beverages for staff meetings.
  • • Maintain data for the company recognition program.
  • • Research and gather information from databases and the internet.
  • • Generate various reports in excel.
  • • Project work as needed.

Specialized Skills:

  • • Customer service experience.
  • • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Qualifications:

  • • Customer service experience.
  • • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • • A minimum of an Associates degree or equivalent experience.

Experience Required:

  • • 1 year of experience.

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 communicate and work effectively with a variety of different people.
  • • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness with an understanding of whom to engage for resolving issues.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Writing and verbal skills.
  • • Self-starter and highly organized.
  • • Coordination of projects, meetings and/or events a plus.
  • • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • • 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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Carpentry Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:58 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Carpentry Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA


Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Carpentry trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

Essential Functions:

• Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training

• Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines

• Proctor apprentice exams and performance profiles

• Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance

• Assess apprentices' knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER's regulations

• Administer and process all required classroom documentation

• Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips

• Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum

• Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices

• Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

• Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

• Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

• Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.

• Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

• Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught.  Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

• Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Electrical Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:52 PM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Electrical Instructor   
Location:             Livermore, CA

 

Job Summary

Provide classroom instructions in the Electrical trade, maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs. The instructor is also tasked with conducting job-site visits to members’ job sites to discuss the relevancy of training provided to apprentices in consultation with on-site supervisor, to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations and adherence to job-site safety protocol.

Essential Functions:

• Instruct and supervise apprentices safely in required classroom and hands-on training

• Oversee apprentices conduct in the classroom to ensure that apprentices are following established classroom guidelines

• Proctor apprentice exams and performance profiles

• Conduct apprentice evaluation for classroom performance

• Assess apprentices' knowledge to ensure they have met minimum requirements to pass the performance profiles per NCCER's regulations

• Administer and process all required classroom documentation

• Identify supplemental instructions for courses and develop hands-on projects and field trips

• Conduct training within NCCER's guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum

• Conduct job-site visits to contractor members and apprentices

• Attend career fair and community entrenchment events to promote the apprenticeship program and assist with recruiting new apprentices

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

• Professional Skills: Ability to set a professional and positive image for the Association, assume the position of role model for the students and have strong leadership skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with student issues and matters of personal student privacy is required. Must be a self-motivated team player and be able to work under minimal supervision. Must have the ability and creativity to prepare classroom instruction, create labs and invent new projects. Instructors must be certified through the NCCER to present classroom material.

• Computer Skills: proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Adobe programs, and Estimating/Scheduling programs.

• Equipment Operation: knowledge of common office equipment operation including copiers, mail machines, fax machines, etc.

• Must be able to be insured on company's vehicle insurance policy.

• Trade Knowledge: proficient in general construction operations with emphasis at a journey level for the trade being taught. Electrical instructors must be State of California certified electricians with at least five years in the trade. Graduate of a State of CA approved apprenticeship program or a Federal program outside of CA preferred. Vocational teaching degree with previous experience teaching electrical code and theory is a plus.

• Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.  Employee will be required to take a pre-employment assessment test. Must be able to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) background check.

ABC Northern California Chapter provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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President (Charlotte, NC)

Friday, October 18, 2019 1:08 PM
Position Title:  President
Location:             Charlotte, NC

 

POSITION SPECIFICATION

About Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association that, through its 69 chapters represents more than 21,000 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.

About ABC of the Carolinas

The chapter represents more than 300 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 than 10 per cent 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 2017 and developed a strategic plan through 2022.

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.

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 the merits of the Association individually and through staff

For consideration email chapterjobs@abc.org to receive a full job description, strategic plan and organization chart.  After reviewing the material you may apply by sending your resume and cover letter to chapterjobs@abc.org.

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