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Denver Regional Director (Denver, CO)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:46 AM

Associated Builders and Contractors - Rocky Mountain Chapter

Position Title:  Director of Education & Safety
Location:             Englewood, CO

 

TO APPLY: submit a letter of intent, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@abcrmc.org.

Staff Liaison/Supervises: Chapter Workforce Development Committees, and Denver Regional Council and Committees.

Major Functions: Serve as the director of the Denver region in cooperation with designated Denver Council and committees/members in the region. Oversee chapter-wide efforts and relationships for Workforce Development. 

Areas of Responsibility: Responsibilities include new member prospecting, which involves face to face meetings with potential, current, and new members. Performing administrative functions such as updating member and prospect information into the chapter’s database. Planning and executing membership events and meetings. This position is a Director for the Denver Colorado Region which we define as South of Fredrick & North of Monument, Colorado.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but a fair representation of the job requirements.

Membership Events:

Manage all negotiations and arrangements pertaining to Denver Regional Events. Event topics listed below could vary year to year.

Denver Membership Events:

  • • Economic Forecast Breakfast with Anirban Basu
  • • ABC Contractor Showcase
  • • Holiday Party

Denver Membership Meetings:

  • • ABC Essentials
  • • Business Development Exchanges
  • • Seminars / Lunch & Learn

Assist with Chapter-wide Events* that occur in Denver. Attendance isn’t mandatory but all efforts should be made to attend given interaction opportunity with members.

  • • Clay Shoot
  • • Campbell Amble Golf Tournament
  • • Safety Awards
  • • Excellence in Construction Awards

Administrative and Member Services

  • • Keep track of Partnership Program for items utilized for Denver events and trainings.
  • • Coordinate with the other internal members of the team to ensure continuity and consistency in all membership retention and recruitment activities.
  • • Submit financial reports, statements and membership billings to President on a timely basis.
  • • Develop annual budgets for regional meetings and special events. Complete monthly budget tracking information for each area of programming.
  • • Use Chapter database as necessary to update event and member information.
  • • Promote attendance at General Membership Meetings and other chapter programs to members and prospective members.
  • • Promote committee involvement to all association members.
  • • Create and disseminate monthly and annual event surveys to the membership. Summarize results in reports for Board of Directors and committees.

Workforce Development (WD)

  • • Responsible for vetting any incoming new WD opportunity and advising regional councils on partnership.
  • • Work with regional committees/members to drive initiatives forward. Includes partnerships already formed in each region and potentially adding more.

Marketing

  • • Social media posting for key initiatives and events.
  • • PowerPoint presentations, Adobe InDesign creation of flyers/marketing material and event/class artwork, Press Releases, and scriptwriting as needed for meetings, presentations, and events.
  • • Liaison for advertising opportunities within Denver region.
  • • Create and manage Constant Contact notifications for relevant news and announcements.

General

  • • Keep Board of Directors and President/CEO informed of all information relative to the initiation, implementation and evaluation of council and committee efforts.
  • • Submit articles as needed and proof all Merit Builder publications.
  • • Track all financial aspects of meetings/events, committees and mileage reimbursement and submit to Accounting on a monthly basis.
  • • Work with Council & Committee chairs on driving the Chapter's Strategic Goals forward
  • • Stay abreast of industry events and member news.
  • • Attend all regular staff meetings.
  • • Perform such other duties as designated by the President/CEO.

Relationships

Chapter Staff: Maintain a professional and working relationship with other staff members that will help the association reach its objectives smoothly. Always endeavor to be a team player.

Chapter Committees: Maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the chapter committee/council region achieve its goal. Assist group to the extent that staff & budgeted resources are available.

General Membership: Always respond professionally and quickly 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 / CEO.

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Controller

Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:30 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Description

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Associated Builders and Contractors - National Office

Position Title: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

 

Position Description

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.

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 do they 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.

TO APPLY: click here to apply online.

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. Visit us at abc.org. 

The Controller will be responsible for overall management of the Accounting/Finance Department.  The Department is responsible for accounting for and recording all financial transactions of ABC National and its affiliated entities, as well as preparation of financial statements, tax filings and various financial reporting.  The entities supported include Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (a 501(c)6 trade association with $20m in revenue), the ABC Services Corporation (a for profit subsidiary of ABC which houses a magazine), a Political Action Committee, a national 401(k) ($50 million in assets that serves ABC and approximately 48 chapters), and the Construction Legal Rights Foundation (a 501(c)6 foundation that supports legal cases and advocacy efforts impacting ABC’s members).  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Supports CFO needs related to Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee, various boards, and government agencies.
  • • Provides technical accounting and applications software expertise for all aspects of the business and in response to needs of all entities.  This includes the oversight and administration of Bill.com and Sage Intacct and the upcoming implementation of the Solver BI360 CRM system.
  • • Leads and mentors 5 staff to oversee all aspects of accounting/finance (including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, investment reconciliations, journal entries and month end and year end close) plus provides ad hoc support to the accountant who supports a separate entity, the ABC Insurance Trust.  Interacts daily with financial staff, supervising and reviewing work.
  • • Produces monthly and other special financial reports, government filings, etc. 
  • • Consults with other departments as needed on accounting issues – specifically Insurance Trust, Human Resources, ABC Services Corp., and ABC PAC. 
  • • Develops internal control guidelines and updates policies and procedures for the Finance Department as needed.
  • • Prepares for and coordinates annual financial audits of all entities and any audits required by outside agencies such as IRS or DOL.
  • • Responds to staff requests for financial information and reports.  Supports the annual budgeting process and monthly projection process.
  • • Reviews bi-weekly payroll in Paycom.
  • • Reviews and approves all disbursements to ensure accuracy and adherence to company policy
  • • Interacts with all vendors related to finances including banks, credit card companies, auditors/tax accountants, financial software vendor, etc.
  • • Advises on financial analysis and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with CFO.
  • • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • • Supervises, manages, and directs the selection, training, development and appraisal of Finance Department personnel.
  • • Assists CFO with additional projects as needed.

Required:

  • • CPA
  • • Ten years or more related experience, preferably as a controller in a non-profit organization. At least 5 years’ experience supervising staff.
  • • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in finance or accounting.
  • • Strong leadership skills and capable thinker.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Able to manage multiple-tasks at once and work across departments to achieve shared goals; thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • • Must have expertise in Excel and accounting software. Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.

Preferred

  • • MBA
  • • Demonstrated working knowledge of Sage Intacct.
  • • Proficiency with Solver BI360

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.
ues 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.

Position Title: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Functional Area/Department: Support Services
Reporting Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

 

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 do they 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.

TO APPLY: click here to apply online.

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. Visit us at abc.org. 

The Controller will be responsible for overall management of the Accounting/Finance Department.  The Department is responsible for accounting for and recording all financial transactions of ABC National and its affiliated entities, as well as preparation of financial statements, tax filings and various financial reporting.  The entities supported include Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (a 501(c)6 trade association with $20m in revenue), the ABC Services Corporation (a for profit subsidiary of ABC which houses a magazine), a Political Action Committee, a national 401(k) ($50 million in assets that serves ABC and approximately 48 chapters), and the Construction Legal Rights Foundation (a 501(c)6 foundation that supports legal cases and advocacy efforts impacting ABC’s members).  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • • Supports CFO needs related to Treasurer, Budget and Finance Committee, various boards, and government agencies.
  • • Provides technical accounting and applications software expertise for all aspects of the business and in response to needs of all entities.  This includes the oversight and administration of Bill.com and Sage Intacct and the upcoming implementation of the Solver BI360 CRM system.
  • • Leads and mentors 5 staff to oversee all aspects of accounting/finance (including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, investment reconciliations, journal entries and month end and year end close) plus provides ad hoc support to the accountant who supports a separate entity, the ABC Insurance Trust.  Interacts daily with financial staff, supervising and reviewing work.
  • • Produces monthly and other special financial reports, government filings, etc. 
  • • Consults with other departments as needed on accounting issues – specifically Insurance Trust, Human Resources, ABC Services Corp., and ABC PAC. 
  • • Develops internal control guidelines and updates policies and procedures for the Finance Department as needed.
  • • Prepares for and coordinates annual financial audits of all entities and any audits required by outside agencies such as IRS or DOL.
  • • Responds to staff requests for financial information and reports.  Supports the annual budgeting process and monthly projection process.
  • • Reviews bi-weekly payroll in Paycom.
  • • Reviews and approves all disbursements to ensure accuracy and adherence to company policy
  • • Interacts with all vendors related to finances including banks, credit card companies, auditors/tax accountants, financial software vendor, etc.
  • • Advises on financial analysis and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with CFO.
  • • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • • Supervises, manages, and directs the selection, training, development and appraisal of Finance Department personnel.
  • • Assists CFO with additional projects as needed.

Required:

  • • CPA
  • • Ten years or more related experience, preferably as a controller in a non-profit organization. At least 5 years’ experience supervising staff.
  • • 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in finance or accounting.
  • • Strong leadership skills and capable thinker.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Able to manage multiple-tasks at once and work across departments to achieve shared goals; thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • • Must have expertise in Excel and accounting software. Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly.
  • • Self-starter, highly organized.

Preferred

  • • MBA
  • • Demonstrated working knowledge of Sage Intacct.
  • • Proficiency with Solver BI360

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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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 (Washington DC)

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

Position Title:  Associate Director of Government Affairs
Location:             Washington DC
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 - Metro Washington 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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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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