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Legislative and Political Affairs Assistant

Monday, January 13, 2020 10:40 AM

The Legislative and Political Assistant works with legislative staff by collecting information on key legislative issues, distributing government affairs materials to congressional offices and ABC members. The Legislative and Political Assistant also works with political staff to assist with PAC contribution receipts and disbursements and coordination with contributors. They are also tasked with managing and facilitating several aspects of ABC’s annual Legislative Week.

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Membership Engagement/Marketing & Events Coordinator (Mount Laurel, NJ)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:29 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new jersey chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Engagement/Marketing & Events Coordinator
Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
Reports To:  Chapter President 


To apply, send resume to hblush@abcnjc.org.

Primary Functions:
Develop and implement events, marketing strategy, and communication vehicles.Working closely with all team members, ensure a world class experience for members and industry contacts as they engaage with the organization.

Responsibilities:
ABC Chapter & Trust Events

  • • Assist in Membership processing, onboarding and engagement
  • • Works with the Education Coordinator to create an engaged, activively participating membersship to measurable metrics
  • • Responsible for maintaining and exceeding chapter membership retention goals
  • • Responsible for the development and implementation of ABC NJ Chapter and Trust events, seminars, and programs.  Includes:
    • • Contracts and event space, including food and beverage
    • • Event supplies and audiovisual equipment
    • • Guest speakers and entertainment
    • • Travel arrangements and staff assignments
    • • Oversee the marketing schedule of events
    • • Oversee event registration and communication
    • • Develop new programs/events/seminars
  • • Responsible for all budget and financial aspects of events, seminars, and programs, including expenditures, accounts receivable, accounts payable
  • • Responsible for setting the example of providing outstanding customer service, and building relationships with internal and external customers for event participation
    • • Set up communication opportunities with local Chambers, partner members, etc. for participation
    • • Responsible for event participation and sponsorship
  • • Lead the program/planning task force for each event if necessary and evaluate each program/event/seminar to ensure they meet the primary objectives of the event
    • • Assist with New Member Orientations, Board Orientations, Committee Orientations, etc…

Marketing & Communications

  • • Implement the internal and external marketing strategy for ABC at the direction of the President
  • • Create and provide staff team collatoral content for all programs
  • • Create a comprehensive commmnication strategy to promote ABC and ABC members within the community
  • • Serve as editor and designer of the newsletter
  • • Regularly evaluate communication vehicles and provide insights as to opportunities to build upon
  • • Work cohesively with fellow staff members and volunteers to provide needed resources to tell the ABC story

Volunteer Management

  • • Provide effective support and serve as lead and secondary liaison as assigned to committees and task forces focused on member programs, services, and retention.
  • • Ensure positive experience for all volunteers.

Other Responsibilities

  • • Maintain familiarity with programs and activities sponsored, organized, and coordinated by the Association.
  • • Assist President, Board and Trustees with other duties as requested.

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

  • • Success in developing high performing skills and setting personal goals for advancement.
  • • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • 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.
  • • Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, electronic mail, spreadsheets, etc.
  • • Travel up to 20% by land in New Jersey as required.  

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 speak and listen. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and operate a vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Work Environment:

  • • This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Education Coordinator (Mount Laurel, NJ)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:23 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - new jersey chapter OFFICE

Position Title:  Education Coordinator
Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
Reports To:  Chapter President 


To apply, send resume to hblush@abcnjc.org

Primary Functions:
To implement the apprenticeship program, craft training, and upskills training programs for ABCNJ. To ensure world class training opportunities for the construction industry.

Responsibilities:

Training

  • • Serve as a key staff member on the implementation of the strategic goals of ABCNJ focused on education and training.
  • • Working with volunteer leaders, committee members, key staff members and membership to deliver training that meets the industry, member and employee needs of merit shop contractors.
  • • Provide insight on marketing strategies that will increase participation and revenue numbers for training programs.
  • • Track and administer ABCNJ training programs.
  • • Facilitate the use of on-line training as appropriate.
  • • Facilitate the offerings of competency-based craft training programs as appropriate.
  • • Work to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality products and services.
  • • Ensure adequate administrative systems, standards, policies and operational standards are developed as required.
  • • Manage training needs for tools, equipment, supplies, materials and additional contract requirements. Assist with preparation of budget.
  • • Maintain compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (DOL), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) through auditable standards
  • • Maintain records, policies and procedures to auditable standards under the National Center for Construction Education and Research Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) for the chapter.

Programs

  • • Oversee and deploy all aspects of annual apprenticeship graduations.

Volunteer Management

  • • Provide effective support and serve as lead and secondary liaison as assigned to committees and task forces focused on education, training, and workforce development.
  • • Ensure positive experience for all volunteers.

Other Responsibilities

  • • Assists ABCNJ staff with events including Excellence in Construction, Graduation, Golf, and other member events though preparation, registration, and the accounting process.
  • • Maintain familiarity with programs and activities sponsored, organized, and coordinated by the Association.
  • • Provide content for website, newsletter, and other communication items.
  • • Assist President, Board and Trustees with other duties as requested.

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

  • • Success in developing high performing skills and setting personal goals for advancement.
  • • Professional demeanor and presentation of self.
  • • Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines.
  • • Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues.
  • • 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.
  • • Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, electronic mail, spreadsheets, etc.
  • • Travel 20% by land throughout New Jersey as required. 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

  • • It is the continuing policy of ABC National and ABCNJ 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 National and ABCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

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

Physical Demands:

  • • While performing the responsibilities of Education Coordinator, the employee is required to speak and listen. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and operate a vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Work Environment:

  • • This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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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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President (Memphis, TN)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:17 AM
Position Title:  President
Location:             Memphis, TN

 

To apply, please contact: ChapterJobs@abc.org.

Basic Function

Serves as the President, responsible to the Chair and Board of Directors for the effective and efficient operations of the business and financial affairs of WTCABC and oversight of WTCABC staff. Recommends and participates in Board formulation of the Chapter’s mission, goals, objectives, strategic plans and related policies. Within that framework plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the Chapter.

Specific Responsibilities

  • General manager of all office affairs and supervision of all staff personnel.
  • Prepare the annual budget and revise as necessary with the Board of Directors approval.
  • Responsible for working with all committees, including standing committees, and, along with the Chapter Chair, recruiting members to serve on committees.
  • Responsible for oversight of member recruitment and membership retention and working with the Membership Committee.
  • Responsible for working with the Political Action Committee on issues relevant to the construction industry and Chapter members.
  • Responsible for working with the Education and Training Committee on training and educational opportunities for Chapter members and their employees.
  • Responsible for all Chapter and National ABC membership records and submissions to National ABC.
  • Serve as liaison with all local, state, and federal government legislative and administrative sections, as well as boards and committees.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the National ABC staff, as well as other Chapter staffs.
  • Responsible for giving up-to-date reports to the Board of Directors, the Membership and Committees.
  • Work closely with the General Counsel and others as appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • Promote new business for Chapter Membership.
  • Organize and supervise the efficient operation of all membership meetings, board meetings and other Chapter events.
  • Interact with members and promote ABC and the Chapter to non-members.
  • Market and promote WTCABC services and related products to its members and prospective members.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Chair or Board of Directors.

  • Internal Relationships

    All staff reports directly to the President.  The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may employ such additional staff as he or she shall deem necessary to carry out the programs of the Chapter.  The President shall terminate existing staff as he or she shall deem necessary.

    External Relationships

    Has regular contact with the executive committee and the board of directors and its committees on policy matters and other issues as appropriate. Maintains personal contact with other state chapters, the national organization and the general membership to the greatest degree possible. Maintains appropriate relationships with other associations, industry, government, public service organizations, and vendors to enhance the image of the association and the attainment of its objectives.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Possess Business Acumen
  • Ability to Communicate Proficiently
  • Prior experience with boards of directors
  • Prior experience with managing volunteer committees
  • Possess a Customer/Client Focus
  • Possess Proven Leadership
  • Proven ability at Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Must be Results Driven
  • Must be able to think strategically

  • Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, email, mass communication systems and website management.

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in sales, marketing or business administration or equivalent number of years of experience.
  • Five (5) years of related experience with progressive management experience.
  • Prior non-profit experience and leadership.
  • Understanding of small business and corporate operations. Some understanding of the construction industry.
  • Prior experience with delivery of educational programs, especially targeted at non-traditional and/or adult student populations and using distance learning techniques.

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    Regulatory Affairs Assistant - ABC National

    Monday, September 16, 2019 8:38 AM

     

    POSITION TITLE:  Regulatory Affairs Assistant  
    FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
    FUNCTIONAL AREA / DEPARTMENT: Government Affairs / External Relations
    REPORTING SUPERVISOR:  Senior Director of Policy

     
    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:
    Please follow this link.

    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, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

    The Regulatory Affairs Assistant will report directly to the Sr. Director of Policy, Government Affairs. The assistant is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Construction Legal Rights Foundation. In addition, the position supports efforts of ABC–particularly the Government Affairs department–which includes monitoring and researching federal regulatory issues, attending congressional hearings, updating the government affairs section of ABC’s website and other similar responsibilities as needed. 

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the day-to-day administrator of CLRF.
    Coordinate and assist in preparing CLRF meetings and conference calls.
    • Help chapter staff and ABC members and/or their attorneys understand and comply with CLRF procedures.
    • Manage and coordinate legal and issue advocacy campaign applications for CLRF funding.
    • Review, monitor, and coordinate payment of expenses authorized and funded by CLRF for individual legal cases and issue advocacy campaigns.
    • Analyze existing case management and tracking systems and assist in developing new systems and/or modifications to existing systems.
    • Assist in developing new policies and procedures for applications and process procedures as needed to meet the objectives of CLRF and serve the needs of ABC constituencies.
    • Coordinate and assist as necessary in preparing CLRF’s management and financial reports to trustees, including case status, CLRF investments and balance sheet.
    • Assist as necessary in developing the annual proposed budget, which is based on goals, estimated income, undesignated funds, cases subject to close, and long-term funding needed for existing legal cases and campaigns.
    • Draft letters and other correspondence needed by the trustees that explain policies to ABC constituencies and funding decisions to applicants.
    • Assist with ABC’s annual Legal Conference.
    • Support efforts of ABC–particularly the Government Affairs department–which includes monitoring and researching federal regulatory issues, attending congressional hearings, updating the government affairs section of ABC’s website and other similar responsibilities as needed.

    Specialized Skills:
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a broad range of professionals at all levels.
    • Organizational awareness and resourcefulness–understand whom to engage in order to identify solutions and resolve issues.
    • Demonstrated use of intermediate computer operations (basic programming, relational databases and operating systems) and intermediate software packages.

    Qualifications:
    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.

    Experience:
    • One year of work experience and familiarity with federal regulatory process.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

    IMPORTANT NOTICES

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

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

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

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

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    Director of Education & Safety (Englewood, CO)

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:00 AM
    Position Title:  Director of Education & Safety
    Location:             Englewood, CO

     

    To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, references and salary requirements to resumes@abcrmc.org.

    The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (ABCRMC) is the leading commercial construction trade association in Colorado & Wyoming. ABCRMC is seeking a Director of Education & Safety to grow, engage and serve the industry.

    The Director of Education & Safety is responsible for developing and administering all the chapter educational training and safety programs. The candidate for this role must be well organized, self-starter and passionate about educating and training people. The Director position requires someone who considers themselves to be a leader to effectively manage and grow the chapters programs serving the industry.

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Provide leadership working with clients to provide solutions to educate and train their workforce.
    • Grow ABCRMC’s offerings to meet the needs of the industry.
    • Set forth a strategy to create and maintain a culture of safety.
    • Organize and develop programs and events to help maximize retention and attract new investors.
    • Create conditions for ABC’s policy, vision, mission, and related program strategies to succeed.
    • Maintain Education Database.
    • Strategize opportunities for growth in the department.
    • Administer apprenticeship program in Wyoming.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Passion for connecting people.
    • Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively.
    • Self-motivated & proactive.
    • Strong negotiating skills.
    • Willingness to travel within the state of Colorado.
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    Director of Government Affairs (Anaheim, CA)

    Monday, February 11, 2019 8:31 AM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern california chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Director of Government Affairs
    Reports to:  President/CEO
    Location:             Anaheim, CA

    To apply, send resume to Kevin Garrett - KGarrett@abcsocal.net.

    JOB OVERVIEW
    The Director of Government Affairs is responsible for the coordination of the Chapter’s Legislative and PAC Committees. The position enhances and advances ABC Southern California’s strategic objectives and the Merit shop philosophy.  The Director is the point person for this activity and is responsible for keeping the Association, its leaders and President informed and engaged.  The Director will work to ensure that when various staff and elected officials think construction, they will think ABC Southern California. 

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Responsibilities:
    Legislative
  • Work with ABC contracted lobbyist(s)
  • Recommend positions to take on legislation
  • Track and report events, political opportunities, legislative activity, and member testimony on public record on ABC’s issues to assist legislative agenda
  • Attend legislative hearings, meetings, and events
  • Educate members on issues of importance to the industry
  • Stay informed and educated on legislation that affects ABC members
  • Pursue changes in law that benefit the merit shop while aggressively combating efforts to marginalize merit shop contractors
  • Develop and deliver a successful Legislative Day
  • Develop and send key advocacy messaging for members and elected officials
  • Coordinate visits with members of Congress, California legislators and local government officials to discuss issues of importance

  • Level the playing field by coordinating the PLA fight, challenge PLAs at public hearings where appropriate, monitor and report on PLAs in geographic area, educate committees, members, and staff about the benefits of advancing the Merit Shop Philosophy, and activate members to participate in advocacy efforts
     
  • Political Action Committee
  • Raise money for, and awareness about, the ABC PAC  
  • Plan ABC PAC events 
  • Fulfill ABC PAC donations rewards and acknowledgments
  • Track PAC contributions by member
  • Secure prior authorization forms from membership
  • Serve as Committee Steward For PAC Board: 
    • • Set up committee and organize meetings
    • • Manage committee meetings
    • • Take and distribute minutes
    • • Report on committee project deliverables, actions and needs
    • • Follow endorsement and PAC contribution guidelines
    • • Track state, local and national PAC donations for ABC Southern California Chapter
  • Specialized Skills:
  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining 
  • Consultative sales technique
  • Demonstrated ability to close business deals
  • Prior experience and or understanding of association management
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking    
  • General business understanding

  • Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years as an employee, influencer, lobbyist or senior staff to an elected official working in local and or state government
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership role of a trade association, chamber of commerce
  • Minimum of five years interacting with, supporting or working for a state or local government body
  • Valid California Driver's License, vehicle and insurance
  • Must be able to travel, up to 30% of workweek, in connection with state and local legislative and policy meetings

  • Preferred:
  • Master’s Degree/MBA 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Southern California construction industry

  • IMPORTANT NOTICES 

    Nondiscrimination:
    It is the continuing policy of ABC, Southern California Chapter to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC, Southern California Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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

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

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

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

    Part-Time Instructor (Livermore, CA)

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:57 PM
    ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

    Position Title:  Part-Time Instructor   
    Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
    Location:             Livermore, CA

    Job summary
    Provide classroom instructions in one or more of the following trades (Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and/or Construction Craft Laborer) maintain classroom conduct, information, material, equipment, tools and labs.  The instructor is also tasks with conducting job-site visits to member job sites to ensure compliance with program rules and regulations, job-site safety protocol, and state supervision compliance.

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