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.
The position of the President of the ABCNJ Chapter encompasses the following:
Represent the associations 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 rollout
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.
About Associated Builders & Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. 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.