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Metro Washington Chapter

Training Academy Manager (Beltsville, MD)

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

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

 

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

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

PRIMARY DUTIES:

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

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

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

 

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

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

LIAISON TO:      DC Legislative Committee

PRIMARY DUITES: 

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

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

KNOWLEDGE BASE AND SKILLS:

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

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

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

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

 

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

SCOPE:

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

STAFF LIAISON TO: 

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

PRIMARY DUTIES:

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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