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Chapter President (Grand Rapids, MI)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:21 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Western Michigan CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Chapter President/CEO
Location:             Grand Rapids, MI

 

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to [email protected]

Position Summary

Provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals, and objectives of the Chapter are achieved in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  In collaboration with, and under the general vision set forth by the board of directors, provides hands-on management of all areas of the Chapter including membership value and development, employee relations and development, finance and accounting, internal and external communication, technology, facilities, and political, government and public relations. As the spokesperson and face of the Chapter, professionally represents the Chapter before both internal and external groups.

Board and Association Relations

  • Plays the lead role in the implementation of the Chapter’s strategic plan. Monitors progress of objectives delegated to key staff to ensure completion.
  • Engages and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors to keep them apprised of progress towards established goals. Provides the board with sufficient internal, economic, legislative & industry updates to enable them to make sound decisions for the Chapter.
  • Attends regular and executive board meetings as a matter of business and special meetings as required.
  • Researches, proposes, and implements changes to policies, by-laws, and programs approved by the Board of Directors that will improve the financial or value position of the Chapter.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with Chapter Officers, committees, task forces, trusts, and all key partners & stakeholders.

Internal Relations

  • Works in conjunction with the Treasurer and respective Budget & Finance Committee in order to develop annual budgets that reinforce the mission and are financially stable. Collaborates with the Treasurer to assess and improve the financial status of the Association. With the Treasurer, authorizes all invoices, financial statements, and expenses.  Reviews and authorizes contracts as approved in the budget or as an ad hoc expenditure approved by the Executive Board. 
  • Ensures collection of all membership dues.
  • Leads the entire human resource’s function. Recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performance, develops, and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws.   Evaluates current competencies and performance measures to develop an effective team. Is responsible for overseeing and budgeting for all compensation and benefits.
  • Champions an exceptional member service culture by providing staff with the training, technology, equipment, facilities, and support to provide cooperative and efficient solutions to members. Proposes recommendations for improvement or purchase to the Board and implements as appropriate.

Membership Relations

  • Is responsible for membership growth and retention by providing value and enhanced services to Chapter. Uses various mediums to communicate and drive the value proposition to membership. Reaches out to make and cultivate relationships with membership to improve member satisfaction.
  • Proposes, coordinates, and presents high-quality and relevant content to membership events and activities to cultivate member competencies. Researches legislation, data and trends in the industry and interprets implication to members. Recommends best practices.
  • Assist with the structure, design, scope, and administration of membership surveys. Analyzes responses and formulates and communicates findings.

External Relations

  • Networks with, monitors and/or participates in other industry associations, commissions, professional networks, governmental agencies, legislative bodies, etc. to monitor economic, government, industry and public and private sector activities. Maintains contact with personnel to educate and garner support for industry initiatives impacting Chapter and its members.
  • Takes a lead role in Construction industry advocacy issues.
  • Strategically involved in political campaigns, PAC, and organizational fundraising.
  • As a merit shop advocate, has a solid understanding of the region’s current construction industry environment.

Administration

  • Manages the Chapter according to the by-laws, Chapter policies, applicable law, and best practices.
  • Monitors and supervises all functions of staff. Is responsible for staff recruiting, hiring, evaluation, coaching, advising, salary administration, promotion, and termination.
  • Administers office procedures and employee evaluations.
  • Responsible for developing the staff and providing training to the staff to reach their full potential.
  • Financial Management including monthly reports to the board.
  • Assures payment of dues and submission of reports to ABC National at appointed time.
  • Budget preparation and monitoring, including development and implementation of Non- Dues Income.
  • Monitors all committee activity through staff reports, constant communications with liaisons and periodic attendance at committee meetings.
  • Maintains personnel and board policy manuals.
  • Provide quarterly progress reports with reference to the strategic plan and 5-year vision.
  • Consults and advises in the selection of Board Members, committee chairpersons, and committee members.
  • Signatory on all Bank Accounts.
  • Maintains Liaison with other chapters and national.

Member Relations 

  • Develops and promotes services for members to insure membership growth, as well as member retention.
  • To the extent possible, get to know members and visit members making them aware that the Chapter is available to assist them.
  • Involvement in Membership recruitment and retention programs.
  • Promotes all aspects of member involvement. Effectively communicate with membership, whether by email, social media and newsletter keeping members informed of Chapter developments, including but not limited to, educational opportunities, social events and legislative activities.
  • Maintains services to members in the following areas:
  • Educational programs
  • Legal referral service
  • Seminars, social events, general membership meetings
  • Information on prevailing wage requirements
  • Information on union activities
  • First Aid and Safety programs
  • Membership Directory
  • Spokesperson
  • Legislative & Public Policy
  • Other services as directed by the board

General

  • Oversight and support of overall operations for the success of the West Michigan Construction Institute.
  • Participates in all National ABC functions, national board meetings, conventions, leadership conferences, legislative conferences, President conferences and all other activities on a national level in maintaining the stature of the Western Michigan Chapter
  • The President will possess a professional background characterized by integrity, initiative, leadership, organizational skills, coalition building and public involvement. Knowledge of the construction industry, the Merit Shop philosophy and political process desired. This position reports to and works for the Board.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Innovative, visionary, and critical thinker with proven ability to manage day-to-day operations.
  • An inspiring and inclusive leadership style with experience in effectively developing teams.
  • Understanding of nonprofit accounting, including development of budgets and review of financial statements.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills essential.
  • A credible, confident, genuine, humble, positive yet persuasive professional.
  • Excellent professional writing skills.
  • Strong project management, detail, and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with MIOSHA legislation.

Environmental Conditions

  • A normal office environment without exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise or chemicals or hazardous equipment.
  • Regular travel to chapter members and for chapter functions.
  • Quarterly national travel for association and industry functions. 
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Education Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, May 13, 2022 3:04 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern Califonia CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Education Coordinator
Location:             Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Senior Director of Education
Status:  Non-Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to [email protected]

JOB OVERVIEW

The Education Coordinator is responsible for performing the administrative functions for the Chapter’s apprenticeship and trainee programs, to maintain compliance with state and federal apprenticeship standards, laws and regulations, state trainee rules, laws and regulations coordinate with the Local Education Agencies (LEA) and to provide a superior experience for the students and their employers.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

  • Apprentice Program
    • Create classes in Flashpoint database
    • Send out class notices to students and member companies
    • Track RSVPs and send out class reminders prior to classes starting
    • Coordinate and sell books if applicable
    • Pass out EDD forms and collect them on last day of class
    • Verify attendance with EDD as required by law
    • Pass out completion letters on last day of class
    • Email students in class to complete evaluations on instructors and employers
    • Send accrediting body apprentice application, if applicable
  • Electrician Certification Training Program
    • Create classes in Flashpoint database and enter students’ information
    • Send out Rollover notices to all companies and keep track of responses
    • Send information to students of class time, start date and assigned instructor
    • Create and maintain monthly billing/self-pay contracts and send billing to Finance Manager & Benefit Trust Liaison for invoicing
    • Prepare training hours and submit to Finance Manager & Benefit Trust Liaison for annual payment to accrediting LEA
  • Electrician Certification Trainee (ET) Renewals
    • Process ET cards monthly by sending proof of enrollment letters and renewal applications to the state
    • Communicate with the state if there are any problems or questions
  • Student Books
    • Coordinate textbook sales and handouts distribution if applicable
    • Analyze and submit book order request form for the number of textbooks needed for all classes each semester if applicable
  • Disciplinary Hearings
    • Schedule and oversee Disciplinary Hearings as needed
    • Communicate with company and student with Hearing information
    • Create a disciplinary packet for Hearing
    • Send out Results Letters to company and student within 15 days of the hearing
  • Communication/Submissions
    • Submit and verify students’ attendance with LEA
    • Verify attendance hours quarterly for all programs
    • Communicate with LEA and EDD agencies on any student issues
  •  Veterans Administration (VA)
    • Process all VA student enrollment forms and documents
    • Conduct required VA audits
  • Evaluations
    • Process student evaluations for instructors and employers and email selected ABC staff
  • Schedule Special Classes
    • Schedule and keep track of all students’ participation in CPR classes and OSHA 10/30 classes
  • Drop/Terminate Students
    • Process drops and terminations of students who voluntarily drop or are terminated from the programs
  • Student Counts
    • Graduation – Verify completed schooling and OJT hours for all 4th year students
    • Provide numbers of current students for both programs to Director of Operations
  • Orientation
    • Provide copies and explain the programs Rules and Regulation to all new students
    • Present information on schooling, classroom attendance, On-the-Job-Training (OJT) hours reporting, dispatch procedures and the disciplinary policies to all new students
    • Ensure all new students sign all documents needed for the program to which they are entering
  • Work with Flashpoint Database as required
  • Other duties
    • Enter form 200’s for students on NCCER website
    • Answer phones
    • Assist with Graduation and Craft Championship Competition and any other events as needed
    • Request US Department of Labor / State certificates
    • Keep and maintain Instructor Calendar up to date
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned

Specialized Skills:

  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
  • Demonstrates capability for strategic thinking
  • General business understanding

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communication Management or other related fields
  • Proven marketing and/or communication experience
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Available on weekends and after hours
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • MS Office proficiency

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The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.

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.

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Membership Development Manager (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, May 13, 2022 2:44 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - Southern Califonia CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Development Manager
Location:             Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Director of Membership Development 
Status:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: Please submit resume to [email protected]

JOB OVERVIEW

The Membership Development Manager – Los Angeles is the face of a merit-shop trade association in the region. This position develops and coordinates aspects of member recruitment, involvement and retention as it relates to membership growth strategies for ABC Southern California Chapter according to membership goals identified by the Chapter Board of Directors and Membership Committee.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a spirit of professional entrepreneurship with the ability to ‘see the big picture’ and bring it to reality. This individual will have a ready smile, warm confidence, approachable demeanor, and be able to plan their work and then execute it according to the goals of the association.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:


Membership Development

  • Conduct ongoing program to market association membership to contractors, suppliers, and associates/industry professionals in the greater Los Angeles and Ventura areas
  • Create, identify, and qualify new member prospect list
  • Understand Los Angeles and Ventura county construction demographics, such as public works, business development and geographic region, that drives membership growth
  • Meet with prospective members and existing members in-person, attend industry related trade shows, various chamber functions and mixers, conferences and other events on a regular basis for the recruitment of contractors
  • Create a pre-event, on-site and post event sales plan, including systematic follow up with potential members
  • Contact, schedule, and conduct prospect sales calls, meetings and events, coordinating with other Chapter staff as appropriate
  • Lead new member orientations to ensure that members get immediate value based on their expressed need and that they are educated on the benefits of membership, and guided to engage in events and offerings
  • Oversight and responsibility for accurate reporting of prospective member reports, marketing opportunities, and membership metrics
  • Understand what is required to be a general or specialty contractor in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and how to sell the utilization of the association’s services as a value add to their business.

Retention  

  • Develop and conduct ongoing process that informs, educates, engages, and reinforces the association’s value proposition in order to retain current members year-over-year.
  • Identify “at risk” members and develop strategies to drive retention to these members
  • Collaborate all association departments and staff to ensure that members using these programs renew for compliance purposes

Other

  • Attend and promote the Association’s events to members and prospects to help increase event attendance
  • Promote the use of all chapter and ABC National Services, including apprenticeship and craft training programs, award and safety programs, and insurance and discount programs
  • Attain budget levels of retention and new member growth annually to achieve net member growth and meet National goals
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Membership Committee in the development and implementation of the Chapter’s membership growth plan: draft agendas, send meeting notices, track attendance and action items, attend meetings, and take and distribute minutes
  • Establish and foster a professional working relationship with appropriate external partner organizations
  • Assist with Chapter activities and other duties as necessary and assigned

Specialized Skills:

  • Organized with effective time management skills
  • Self-motivated and administratively self-maintaining
  • Consultative sales techniques and demonstrated ability to close business deals
  • Prior experience and / or understanding of association management and not for profit organizations
  • Demonstrable capability for strategic thinking and general business understanding

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Marketing and/or Business Management
  • Five years external sales experience or three years within ABC
  • Proven track record of sales success required. Must excel at meeting and talking with prospective members, building rapport with prospective and existing members, and closing in a professional manner
  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Energetic, positive, professional, and self-motivated personality with effective oral and written communication skills required
  • Strong technical literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point
  • Diplomatic team player able to foster relationships with members, employee partners, and other community leaders
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Must possess a passion for providing high quality member service and commitment to exceeding expectations
  • Valid CA Driver's License, vehicle, and insurance

Preferred:

  • Extensive knowledge of the Southern California construction industry

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The preceding functions have been provided examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.  This position is classified as exempt meaning more than 50% of the employee’s time is spent performing exempt job duties consistent with this job description.  If the employee finds the actual job duties change from those described herein so the employee is not performing exempt duties more than 50% of the time, the employee must immediately inform management.

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.

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Vice President (New Castle, DE)

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:04 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - DELAWARE CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Vice President
Location:             New Castle, DE
Reports to: President & CEO 
Status:  Exempt

 

TO APPLY: To apply, email your resume to Ed Capodanno, President, [email protected]

ABC Delaware seeks candidates for the new role of Chapter Vice President. Qualified candidates must demonstrate association management experience and be prepared for eventual advancement.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association with more than 21,000 members based on merit shop construction and free enterprise principles. ABC Delaware is recognized as one of the top ABC chapters and represents over 450 members, including general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and associates.

Job Overview

Supports the Chapter President in all facets of association activities and business including membership, workforce development, government affairs and financial management. Ability to advance to the President’s position in 2 years.

 Job Functions

  • Collaborates closely with the President and board of directors to develop and implement strategies ensuring sustained growth of the chapter in all critical areas
  • Directs chapter efforts to retain current members and recruit new members in excess of chapter goals
  • Provides oversight on committee activities to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of committee work
  • Participates on community boards, committees, etc. for industry related workforce, legislative and safety initiatives
  • Ensures chapter activities are pursued within the budget and guidelines established by the Board of Directors
  • Serves as point person in the absence of the Chapter President

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy
  • Experience in leadership, management, and decision‐making with direct accountability for results
  • Experience leading a not-for-profit trade association
  • Proven ability to build and foster positive relationships and create a broad network both internally with the members and externally with the community
  • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests
  • Experience in engaging, delegating, and motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution and implementation of association plans, activities, and events
  • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group
  • Prior experience as 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 about the construction industry and its issues is important

Technical Requirements

Must be proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications. This position requires a basic understanding of accounting and accounting software and the ability to work with website and database management software as it pertains to membership.

Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. Package includes commission, bonuses, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave.

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Membership Director & Young Professional Liaison (Charlotte, NC)

Monday, April 18, 2022 3:33 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CAROLINAS CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Membership Director and Young Professional Liaison
Location:             Charlotte, NC
Responsible to: Exempt position, reporting to the President-CEO
Status:  Full-time, Exempt, Salaried

 

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter including salary expectations and resume to [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities:

Recruiting new members to ABC Carolinas through marketing and sales activities by developing and managing membership recruitment campaigns through marketing efforts, social media platforms and membership programing for the Charlotte, NC market. Ensuring new member orientation, member participation and retention in cooperation with the Board of Directors and membership at large. Serve as the staff liaison for our Young Professionals group, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct an ongoing sales program to market ABC memberships to contractors, suppliers, associates, and DE&I qualified member businesses in the Charlotte, NC market area. This includes developing and administering processes for identifying and recruiting potential members.
  • Implementing the five-year membership sales growth plan.
  • With the guidance of the CEO, develop and execute an annual sales membership growth plan, (based upon the five-year growth plan), including but not limited to:
    • Setting sales goals
    • Developing target markets
    • Developing and maintaining membership prospect and mailing lists
    • Creating and implementing membership contest(s)
    • With the assistance of existing members and the Board of Directors, generating multiple qualified leads per week and conducting appropriate follow up with each lead as per performance standards set by President-CEO
  • Conduct a new member orientation and involvement efforts including but not limited to organizing and conducting new member orientation meetings and encouraging involvement in Chapter programs and committees.
  • Ensure development and maintenance of member information in our CHAD database in sufficient detail to support communication and research.
  • Maintain, coordinate and promote membership related programs such as the ABC National Beam Club, National Membership Awards and local Chapter Awards.
  • In cooperation with the Apprenticeship/Safety Services Director, promote and market the ABC Carolinas to prospective members and new or existing members.
  • In cooperation with the Governmental Affairs Director, promote and market the ABC Carolinas to prospective members and new or existing members.
  • Help promote membership retention efforts, including cooperating with other staff to organize and conduct visits to all members, maintain regular phone contacts and maintain activity reports tracking member participation.
  • Promote and market the ABC Carolinas Major Sponsor program, including ensuring that all Major Sponsor benefits are realized by participating members.
  • Sell and coordinate advertising in Chapter publications including the website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Develop and present to the CEO and Board monthly reports regarding sales efforts, activities and membership statistics.
  • Promote use of ABC services, and attendance at ABC general meetings, events and training programs.
  • Stay abreast of industry events, member activities and news and continually market members to each other and construction owners and users.
  • Serve as Staff Liaison to Membership Committee.
  • As Staff Liaison to the Membership Committee, help determine program content of general meetings and special events. Coordinate with other team members to ensure programs organized and executed.
  • Write articles for Chapter publications as requested by the CEO.
  • Make presentations and participate in chapter events and meetings as required.
  • Take photographs of all Chapter events for use in Chapter publications and programs.

FLEX Staff Liaison Responsibilities

With the guidance from the FLEX Steering Committee and other ABCC team members, develop a FLEX program across the ABCC Councils that promotes the development of our young leaders and promotes the merit shop philosophy. 40 years of age and under members.

Utilize ABC National as a resource for programming and ways to tie our Chapter’s program into ABC Nationals focus including FEA/PAC and political advocacy.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • e the conduit between the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) steering committee and the Chair to establish programming and schedules for FLEX events.
  • Collaborate with Director of ABCC Marketing/Communications/Events regarding invitations/social media communications and general communications to our membership at large.
  • Assist the FLEX steering committee with programming and event planning.
  • Communicate to the ABCC team the minutes from the FLEX steering committee meetings in a timely manner.
  • Track the FLEX registrations for not only membership but for event attendance as well through ABC’s Chapter Database.
  • Report monthly to the CEO activities of the FLEX initiative.

Other:

  • Attend and assist in all ABC general meeting and events in coordination with other staff
  • From time to time perform other duties as assigned by the CEO
  • Travel may be required with overnights including national conferences
  • Salary plus commission offered plus benefits
  • Contact Amy Sullivan Hicks at [email protected]

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. 
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Director of Workforce and Safety (Tampa, FL)

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:59 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Director of Workforce and Safety
Location:             Tampa, FL
Reports to: President & Vice President


Please send your resume and letter of interest to Steve Cona III: [email protected].  

BASIC FUNCTIONS

  • Develop, administer, and maintain professional development, apprenticeship, and safety training programs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Plan, develop and administer professional development programs for the ABC commercial construction industry.
  • Develop annual professional development budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to professional development.
  • Supply information for member billings.
  • Research topics, subject matter, instructors to develop new seminars and monitor the profit and loss to make each class viable.
  • Market professional development courses to members by email, newsletter, direct mail, telephone, word of mouth, personal visits, etc.
  • Assist in developing promotional materials to assist in advertising professional development programs.
  • Conduct evaluation of course effectiveness, including appropriateness of subject matter, material taught and instructor quality.
  • Procure course instructors and speakers and provide instructor training as required.
  • Develop new professional development programs.
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations in the area of professional development.
  • Prepare articles for Chapter newsletter.
  • Serve as point of contact for individual members seeking information or assistance regarding professional development and apprenticeship programs.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

APPRENTICESHIP

  • Primarily responsible for maintaining and expanding participation in the apprenticeship program.
  • Develop annual apprenticeship budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to the apprenticeship.
  • Supply information for member billings and monitor status of open accounts.
  • Hire, evaluate, manage, and train instructors. Maintain a reserve pool for future need.
  • Monitor program on a monthly basis through personal visits to all classes in every trade.
  • Available for evening correspondence with instructors and apprentices if issues arise.
  • Maintain NCCER Master Trainer status.
  • Provide ICTP certification as needed.
  • Ensure NCCER compliance for students, instructors, and CTE schools.
  • Register and maintain program with DOL and state agencies.
  • Securely maintain, and ensure proper maintenance of student records, grades and OJT hours.
  • Serve as point of contact for sponsors seeking information or assistance regarding apprenticeship programs.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with local schools, civic agencies, career tech and other potential sources for recruiting apprentices.
  • Coordinate as the main point of contact with all related education partners such as community colleges and workforce boards.
  • Research and administer grant opportunities pertinent to apprenticeship operations.
  • Monitor state, national, and federal legislation or trends that affect construction and specifically apprenticeship; meet with elected officials as necessary.
  • Stay abreast of industry issues and member news.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

SAFETY

  • Serve as primary Safety point of contact for the Chapter.
  • Develop annual safety budget for approval by BOD.
  • Administer approved budget and assist with financial activities related to safety.
  • Supply information for member billings.
  • Create, promote, and administer safety programming for Chapter.
  • Develop promotional materials for Chapter safety initiatives.
  • Serve as the ABC STEP champion for the Chapter.
  • Drive annual increased STEP participation.
  • Provide a report at monthly board meetings.

CHAPTER FUNCTIONS

  • Attend various Chapter Meetings and Chapter Events as appropriate.
  • Work closely with Membership Director to coordinate member and apprenticeship needs.
  • Visit members through either drop-in meetings, scheduled meetings, cold-calls, onsite or elsewhere.
  • Assist Chapter President & VP as needed.
  • Assist with day-to-day Chapter operations as needed.
  • Assist with other staff in the cleanliness of the Chapter offices.

INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to President & VP
  • Serves as ABC staff liaison to the Apprenticeship, Management Education, and Safety Committees.

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Communicates regularly with members, ABC National office, government agencies, committees, instructors, colleges, universities, local technical schools and others.
  • Assists other departments with responses to member queries.
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Executive Assistant (Orlando, FL)

Friday, February 11, 2022 4:10 PM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Executive Assistant 
Location:             Orlando, FL 
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time

 

Contact Vice President & COO Nancy Wray with your resume and letter of interest: – [email protected]

Purpose

The Executive Assistant is the supportive force that empowers our senior leadership. The ideal person for the job will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills. He/She will have previous experience working in an office environment, performing administrative duties, and providing support to management. The Executive Assistant role requires exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills in working with current and prospective members, boards and committees, vendors, suppliers, the public, and community partners and officials. He/She should be flexible and have foresight, when maintaining confidences related to high-level operations.

As a vital member of a highly effective team, the Executive Assistant understands Central Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) values, mission, goals, and strategic plan, and contributes to the organization’s success by enthusiastically performing tasks and responsibilities to accomplish individual and organizational objectives.

Objectives of this Role

  • With a primary responsibility of supporting the CEO, provide support to the executive team as directed to ensure that company goals and objectives are accomplished, and operations run efficiently.
  • Plan and orchestrate work to ensure that priorities are met, organizational goals are achieved, and best practices are upheld.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Screen all incoming phone calls, inquiries, visitors, and correspondence, and route accordingly.
  • Support chapter programs by performing various activities including online research, survey dissemination, and contributing to or creating reports.
  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls, inform attendees of meeting dates and times, reserve meeting space, ensures the appropriate equipment/materials are available and coordinate hospitality services as needed.
  • General office management including coordinate office supply inventories.
  • Assist with the creation, editing and/or preparation of program materials.
  • Provide program support by ordering materials and supplies, communicating with vendors, helping with registration, etc.
  • Manage sales and processing of products including job site signs, decals, etc.
  • Input membership or other data into databases or systems.
  • Perform general office duties, such as scanning, copying, sending, and distributing mail and packages.
  • Oversee office equipment maintenance.
  • Support the CEO calendar/schedule; follow the preferred method for reminders and assists with any preparation or research for appointments or meetings.
  • Take meeting notes as requested and transcribes them for leadership.
  • Cultivate and maintains positive relationships with staff, members, and all others who ABC serves or does business with.
  • Use all available resources to keep up to date on current trends in office support and technology; recommend processes or other improvements to help achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Follow all protocols for office maintenance and security; understand the office evacuation procedures to guide staff and visitors in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality with all materials, and exercise discretion when interfacing with the business.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience 
  • Five years of experience in administrative support functions reporting directly to upper management
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other office productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Flexible team player willing to do what it takes to get the job done; adaptable and enjoys a challenge
  • Ability to keep company confidences

Licenses or other required Certifications

Valid Florida driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Physical Requirements

Tasks involve moderately active physical effort: must be able to twist, kneel, stoop, bend, and safely lift up to 50 lbs. Tasks require dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard.

Sensory Requirement

The majority of tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability.

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Training & Development Director (Orlando, FL)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8:36 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Training & Development Director 
Location:             Orlando, FL 
Reports to: Vice President & Chief Operating Officer  
Compensation: Full-time, exempt position which includes employee benefits

 

Contact Vice President & COO Nancy Wray with your resume and letter of interest: – n[email protected]

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 construction and industry-related firms. 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.

Job Description

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining all educational and training programs for members. In addition, this position is responsible for working with various organizations, educational institutions, and groups to build the Central Florida construction industry merit shop workforce. This position participates in the formulation of the Education Department’s mission, goals, objectives, strategic plans, and related policies.

The role requires exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills in working with current and prospective members, boards and committees, training and professional development facilitators, vendors, and educational institutions.

As a vital member of a highly effective team, the Training & Development Director understands Central Florida ABC’s values, mission, goals, and strategic plan, and contributes to the organization’s success by enthusiastically performing tasks and responsibilities to accomplish individual and organizational objectives.

The ideal candidate must be a proven self-starter willing to take responsibility of growing the educational offerings and producing relevant education programs for the membership. The successful candidate will also be able to take direction, be innovative, be interested in making suggestions to improve programs, and be creative in marketing and promoting training programs.

Necessary Skills

  • Customer-service oriented individual
  • Ability to independently develop comprehensive and long-term educational plans to continually increase the Chapter’s value to current and prospective members.
  • Ability to develop new programs, promote programs, build relationships, and create new partnerships.
  • Adept with Microsoft products, social media, current technology.
  • Adept at instructional design and implementation and the ability to analyze data and trends to make recommendations regarding developing and improving educational services.
  • Must be a proven task-oriented initiative-taker who thrives in an independent work environment.
  • Well-organized, goal-oriented and attention to detail.
  • Articulate and comfortable calling members for research and development and responding to inquiries.
  • Must be coachable, willing to learn, and confident in proposing innovative ideas to management.
  • Adept at utilizing social media platforms, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  • Ability to trouble shoot issues including technology, instructor, or other program component issues and maintain flexibility with a problem solution mindset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue, including developing budget, tracking P&L.
  • Actively maintain and use the association database.
  • Attend association meetings as required, including but not limited to staff, committee, and board meetings.
  • Provide members with information on safety services and education programs.
  • Responsible for promoting education and training programs to include marketing content including but not limited to print, website, emails, and social media.
  • Monitor, measure, and analyze the effectiveness of educational initiatives and trends.
  • Research and analyze construction industry trends to develop recommendations related to the department’s strategies.
  • Create processes for keeping members current with construction industry required certifications, CEUs, safety requirements.
  • Work with member committees, task forces, councils to assist with development programs.
  • Assist the Chapter leadership as necessary in day-to-day office operations.
  • Play an active role in the education community and workforce development planning committees in the surrounding area which may include Chamber of Commerce Up Skill, Osceola County Construction Pipeline, local schools, and universities for membership collaboration opportunities
  • Instructor/Presenter recruitment, orientation and training, instructor processes/procedures and evaluations.
  • Instructor and partnership contracts and agreements.
  • Responsible for developing learning strategies for education programs.
  • Responsible for procuring and ensuring adequate technology requirements for education programs.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent credits) in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of overseeing training, educational, and developmental programs, instructional design, or related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of managerial experience.

A combination of the following education and experience may be substituted for the requirements:

  • Associates Degree and seven (7) overseeing training, educational, and developmental programs, instructional design, or related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of managerial experience

Language Skills

Accurate, professional English writing and public speaking skills are essential. Ability to respond to inquiries from members in a professional and friendly way. Ability to speak effectively to members, non-members, partners, instructors, presenters, educators, and to the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Must be able to identify and orchestrate tasks necessary to accomplish a goal. Must be personable and able to relate and interface effectively with contractors, educators, and other business professionals.

Transportation/ Licenses or other required Certifications

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance. Vehicle occasionally needed to transport materials for education programs, presentations, or site visits.

Physical Requirements

Tasks involve moderately active physical effort: must be able to twist, kneel, stoop, bend, and safely lift up to 50 lbs. Tasks require dexterity in the use of fingers and limbs. Tasks may involve extended periods of time sitting at a workstation and utilizing a keyboard.

Sensory Requirement

The majority of tasks require manual dexterity. Tasks require visual and hearing acuity. Tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Tasks require oral communications ability.

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Member Engagement Manager (Annapolis, MD)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:49 AM

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - CHESAPEAKE SHORES CHAPTER OFFICE

Position Title:  Member Engagement Manager
Location:             Annapolis, MD
Reports to: Vice President of Chapter Services

 

Contact President & CEO Chris Garvey with your resume and letter of interest - [email protected].

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 construction and industry-related firms. 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.

Job Description:  

The number one goal for this position is to retain and grow the membership.  This position is responsible for selling memberships, securing membership renewals, promoting the mission of ABC, supporting the strategic plan and vision for the Chapter, supporting and promoting education programs, planning and promoting events, and assisting the Chapter in educating key audiences on merit shop issues in the construction industry. Regular visits with members, prospects, education contacts, and political, business, and community leaders are a priority. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Chapter Services.

The ideal candidate must be a proven self-starter willing to take responsibility of growing and servicing our membership under the guidance of Chapter leadership. The successful candidate will also be able to take direction, to be innovative, to be interested in making suggestions to improve programs, and to be creative in packaging and promoting membership.

Necessary skills:

  • Sales and customer-service oriented individual who can develop new business and is comfortable with fundraising, relationship development, recruiting new members, and building new business partners.   
  • Adept with Microsoft products, social media, current technology.
  • Ability to nurture ongoing relationships with members to reach and exceed annual retention goals.
  • Must be a proven task-oriented self-starter who thrives in an independent work environment.
  • Well-organized, goal-oriented and attention to detail.
  • Articulate and comfortable calling members and prospective members to track down information, following up on lapsed memberships, and responding to inquiries.
  • Must be coachable, willing to learn, and confident in proposing innovative ideas to management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Promote and track member involvement in ABC programs and services, committees, projects, and political action (to generate and maintain 90%+ member retention).
  • Schedule prospect visits and follow-ups (minimum goal is to secure two new members per month).
  • Conduct new member visits/orientations and member visits.
  • Develop and implement strategy for increasing non-dues revenue.
  • Motivate and coordinate membership promotion by members and various committees.
  • Identify, recruit, provide member services and track benefits provided to corporate sponsors to ensure that all sponsors receive benefits offered.
  • Actively maintain and use the association management software (AMS), to record prospects, prospect visits, member meeting notes, new member records, renewal records, event registrations, and other Chapter member related data.
  • Attend staff meetings, board meetings, and events in various regions and participate in various teleconferences.
  • Provide members with information on government and legislative issues, safety services, education programs, business referrals and construction user relations.
  • Work with chapter education staff to promote all education and training programs (including supplier donations and a minimum 10% increase in enrollment).
  • Respond promptly to inquiries from prospective members, members, directors, and others.
  • Assist in creating and updating membership and marketing materials, including letters, flyers for upcoming events, welcome packets, fact sheets, directories, surveys, and others.
  • Assist the Chapter leadership as necessary in planning and executing events and day-to-day operations of the office.

Location:

Annapolis MD based, but on-the-road 90% of time primarily within the Maryland based chartered region of the Chapter.

Compensation:

This is a full-time non exempt position. Pay is base salary plus incentive.

Other: 

College degree preferred but not required. Demonstrated understanding of Sandler Sales Training and Covey 7 Habits of Effective People are a plus.

Language skills:

Accurate, professional English writing and public speaking skills are essential. Ability to respond to inquiries from members in a professional and friendly way. Ability to speak effectively to members, prospects, partners, elected officials and to the general public.

Reasoning ability:

Must be able to identify and orchestrate tasks necessary to accomplish a goal. Must be personable and able to relate and interface effectively with contractors, educators, and other business professionals.

Transportation:

Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance. Vehicle occasionally needed to transport displays and materials for events, tradeshows, and booths.

Physical Demands: 

Must be able to drive, lift up to 15 pounds, sit, stand.

Work Environment:

This employee works independently out of a regional satellite office. Expected to occasionally physically work out of central office based in Annapolis, MD.

Other:

  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time;
  • This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned;
  • This job description is subject to change at any time. 
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Painting Instructor (Livermore, CA)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:57 AM
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - northern california chapter OFFICE

Position Title Painting Instructor   
Reports to:  Facility Training Manager
Location:             Livermore, CA

 

To Apply: contact [email protected].

Job Summary: Provide classroom instructions in the Painting trade and 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.

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
  • Print, secure, administer, grade, and turn in 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
  • Conduct training within NCCER’s guidelines utilizing NCCER standardized curriculum
  • Develop and maintain labs for specific trade including:
    • Responsible for tracking and maintaining supplies and preparing material orders/requests for approval
    • Responsible for notifying the Training Director of all classroom tools, equipment, and materials that are damaged
    • Develop hands-on classroom training exercises and step-by-step procedures for all apprentices
  • Identify supplemental instruction for courses
  • Develop hands-on fieldtrips for apprentices
  • Identify and schedule special guest speakers/industry professionals for classes
  • Ensure that safety is adhered to and that apprentices wear appropriate attire and have personal protective equipment donned at all times when necessary
  • Conduct job site visits in order to identify, address potential issues, and to determine the need to add additional information to the curriculum
    • One per off week minimum unless otherwise approved by Facility Training Manager
    • A detailed report of job site visits turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
    • If unable to perform job site visit a written report of who, when, and how they were contacted will need to be turned in to the Facility Training Manager by the end of business on the Friday of the off week unless prior approval is given
  • Attend career fairs and assist in the recruiting of new apprentices
  • Other duties as assigned

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.                                                                  

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.

Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Supervision Exercised: Direct supervision over apprentices in the classroom.

Physical Demands:

  • May have exposure to heat, cold, fumes, and chemicals.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, high visibility safety vest, fall protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection)
  • Able to work at least 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.  Additional Saturday shifts may be required.
  • Able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Able to stand and conduct hands-on lab for up to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.
  • Conditions include climbing ladders and stairs, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, sitting, reaching, and able to lift heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds and pushing and pulling of objects is required
  • Able to drive for long periods of time and possess valid California driver’s license.
  • Operate lift equipment
  • Work from all types of ladders (step ladders up to 14', "A" frame ladders, and all size extension ladders), carry and relocate up to 12' step ladder by one's self, and work from scaffolding including planks on A ladders
  • Instructor’s personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1-250 lbs., Class 1A-300 lbs.)
  • Repetitive use of arms, hands, and fingers
  • If needed, utilize construction site sanitary facilities (Porta-Johns)
  • Commute to/from jobsites
  • Commute to/from training locations as scheduled by ABC NorCal
  • Specific vision abilities required by this trade include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color recognition, and ability to adjust focus
  • Instructors whose vision requires the use of corrective lenses are permitted to wear safety glasses whose lenses provide correction or contact lenses on the jobsite
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