Employment at ABC and ABC Chapters

Posts Tagged 'New Jersey Chapter'

We are pleased to present below all posts tagged with 'New Jersey Chapter'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

President (Mount Laurel, NJ)


Position Title:  President
Location:             Mount Laurel, NJ 
Reports To:   Chairman of Board and Board of Directors

To apply, send resume to

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 69 chapters across the United States. 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.                                           
The New Jersey Chapter represents members for the entire Garden State. ABC is the construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

job description

Basic Function:

  • The position of the President of the ABC NJ Chapter encompasses the following:
  • Represent the association's interests through government advocacy
  • Develop and maintain a strong membership base
  • Provide valuable and timely education/training opportunities for members and their staff
  • Execute on delivering successful events
  • Communicate effectively with the public, the media, and other groups about ABC’s mission, accomplishments, and activities
  • Work with the Chapter Chairman, Board of Directors, regularly reporting on association activities, and following through on-board approved policies and plans
  • With the Treasurer, oversee the financial operations of the association, reporting to the board regularly, including assisting in developing the annual budget
  • Is the chief staff liaison to ABC National staff, board and events
  • Responsible for management of the association’s staff
  • Runs the day to day operations of the Chapter
  • Is proactive, accountable, discerning, innovative, collaborative, integrity-based, successful and balanced

  • Government Affairs:
  • Is the primary face of ABC in government affairs
  • In coordination with the Government Affairs Committee and the associations lobbyist, review and evaluate proposed legislation and regulation and take action accordingly
  • Communicate to members the importance of government affairs, the most recent information on issues that will affect them and their business, and recruit members to be more involved in the political process

  • Membership:
  • Work with staff to grow association membership and maintain a strong focus on member satisfaction
  • Regularly interface with ABC Contractor members to assess needs and communicate association activities
  • Increase membership engagement with ABC programs and services to assist members in working with each other to increase business opportunity for merit shop contractors

  • Education and Training:
  • In coordination with ABC National resources and our sister chapters, lead ABC New Jersey’s development of a merit shop apprenticeship program       
  • Create and develop management and workforce training programs that assist members and their staff in developing skills to help grow their business 

  • Event Management:
  • Oversee the continued growth of ABC New Jersey’s major membership events/member participation
  • Manage event timelines including effective marketing and budgeting for all events

  • Communications:
  • Effectively communicate with media and trade press
  • Utilize ABC’s various electronic communication channels and social media to share information about ABC’s programs and government affairs efforts 

  • Board and Governance:
  • Attend all ABC Board of Directors meetings and report on the association’s activities
  • Make policy recommendations to board in accordance with national policy and association goals and objectives and report on the associations strategic plan
  • Work with Board Chair and members to identify and recruit volunteer leaders and ensure a strong leadership succession

  • Financial Management:
  • Work with budget committee to establish an annual budget for the association
  • Report regularly on the association’s finances
  • Insure associations policies and financial control procedures are executed  

  • ABC National:
  • Complete all national reports as required by national board policy
  • Attend required national and regional meetings (approx. 4-5 per year) 

  • Staff Management/Human Resources:
  • Oversee all aspects of staff management and human resources including hiring, termination, evaluations and performance of association employees
  • Is a leader of the staff to motivate and create culture of high accountability and productivity

  • Qualifications:
  • Recent association experience preferred, with a focus on nonprofit leadership
  • 3+ years’ experience in upper management
  • Previous experience with construction or other craft driven industry highly desired
  • A focus on establishing long term relationships and skilled at identifying member needs
  • Business acumen with strong organizational skills, a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality
  • Focused and displays a goal and task-oriented work ethic
  • Experienced strategically using social media tools and marketing roll-out
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion for free enterprise
  • Must exhibit excellent written/verbal communication and exceptional member service skills
  • Driven to succeed with excellent problem-solving skills with integrity, sound judgment and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work outside of the core business hours when necessary

    Salary to commensurate with experience. Full benefits are available. Company vehicle.

  • Education Director (Mount Laurel, NJ)


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

    To apply, send resume to

    Job Description

    Basic Function:
    The ABC NJ Education Director will develop, administer, and maintain all educational and training programs for ABC NJ, including but not limited to ABC NJ Apprenticeship program, Safety and Workforce Development programs and  training services for ABC NJ and its members.  

    Specific Responsibilities


  • Coordinate activities of all Chapter Apprenticeship programs and management educational programs
    •   • Act as liaison between the Apprenticeship Committees, Community College, Federal & State apprenticeship funds and students
  • Determine the need for new training programs within the Chapter membership
    •   • Work with the Apprenticeship Committee members to create additional training programs
    •   • Work with Management & Education Committee members to create educational programs to meet the needs of the membership
  • Recruit new instructors for Chapter Apprenticeship programs and instructors for other educational programs.
    •   • Conduct "Train the Trainer Program" for new hired instructors
    •   • Register them with proper school system and NCCER
    •   • Maintain a reserve pool of teachers for future programs, as the need arises
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local schools, U.S. and NJ Departments of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)and other potential source for recruiting apprentices
  • Maintain accurate files on the progress of all apprentices; with proper records regarding state registration, Veterans Administration, and NCCER
  • Ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours
  • Keep the Trust, Board, and Apprenticeship Committee apprised of all information pertinent to the operation of the chapter apprenticeship program
  • Work with the apprenticeship budget established by the Trust and Board of Directors and under the guidance of the President
  • Provide articles of interest on apprenticeship and other educational programs for the Chapter newsletter.
    Monitor each program on a bi-weekly basis through personal visits to classes in all trades
  • Will personally visit contractors that have potential apprentices an attempt to recruit same additional company participation
  • Ability to work outside of the core business hours when necessary

  • Relationships:

    Chapter President/CEO
  • Directly responsible for all actions
  • Mutually assisting at all times
  • Provide facts and ideas
  • Submit reports covering activities and expenses

  • Board of Directors
  • Provide ideas and information as needed, as well as execution
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and increasing apprenticeship
  • Make formal report at monthly board meetings

  • Apprenticeship Committee & Management Committee
  • Provide information and recommend policies and procedures for the committees to follow
  • Act as liaison between this committee and the membership-at-large
  • Keep minutes of all committee meetings and establish an agenda prior to each
  • Assist committee chairperson and board liaison in preparing monthly committee reports to the Chapter Board of Directors

  • Qualifications: 
  • Recent association experience preferred, with a focus on apprenticeship and educational training  
  • Displays a passion for education planning and implementation, especially for the construction industry  
  • The ideal candidate would have a college education, knowledge of the construction industry, state and federal apprenticeship training laws
  • Must exhibit excellent written/verbal communication and exceptional member service skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion for free enterprise      
  • Business acumen with strong organizational skills, a sense of urgency and a commitment to quality  
    Knowledge of the construction safety industry and OSHA certifications are a plus