The President of the Chapter is accountable to the Board of Directors. The President is expected to provide strategic, ethical, proactive leadership and to be highly visible as a leader and spokesperson for the Chapter. The President operates the Chapter’s business in accordance to the Chapter’s bylaws.
Develop strategic and operational plans for the Chapter, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, that will ensure accountability of both short- and long-term goal Ensure Ensure organizational effectiveness and communicate the vision to the board and general members.
Fiscal Management and Accountability:
In cooperation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee is responsible for the conduct and management of the financial affairs of the association.
Supervise the maintenance of a detailed record of all the association's investments, receipts and disbursements.
Supervise the preparation of monthly statements showing actual conditions to date against established budgets.
Develop long-term financial plans in cooperation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee.
Review, administer both association and employee insurance programs.
Collect any delinquent dues or assessments on behalf of the association.
Supervise the preparation of all pertinent tax reports.
Responsible for the maintenance of association-owned equipment.
Responsible for developing and implementing capital and operating budgets, oversee the Chapter’s financial affairs, including safeguarding of assets and regular reporting of financial performance and conditions to the Board.
Develop income revenue sources through regular dues collection, other programs and activities. Monitor and clear delinquent accounts.
Maintain current financial records for all income and expenses.
Abide by the non-profit organizational structure (by-laws, policies, board governance, and budgets).
Maintain current membership through the development of relevant educational programs to advance professional, technical and managerial skills of the membership.
Has regular contact with the elected Officers and the Board of Directors and its committees on policy matters and other issues as appropriate.
Maintains personal contact with regional, state, or chapter organizations 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.
Be the communication link between the Chapter and the membership by providing current regulatory, trade, labor relations updates re: new trends, new laws, etc.
Be responsible for establishing an annual recruitment goal as part of the budget process to enhance membership size.
Develop networks and relationships within the Arizona construction industry and with relevant local organizations and industries to create opportunities to generate new members.
Training and Education:
Supervise the planning, development, and implementation of the education program and activities of the association.
Supervise and coordinate the activities of the ABA AGC Education Fund to advance training and workforce development efforts on behalf of the participating members and the industry.
Public Relations and External Communication:
Supervise production all printed material and publications, special bulletins, etc.
Develop and recommend public relations and other communication plans, programs, and direct and coordinate the execution of those plans and programs that are approved.
Establish a program that will identify the association and its members, establish a direct communication program with media that will provide continued and improved understanding of the industry perspective.
Write or supervise the writing of original copy for news releases.
Maintain contact with the media.
Supervise the editing, writing and publication of marketing material for both internal and external publications in cooperation with the Marketing Committee.
Encourage, develop and maintain communication with other associations.
Serve as the Chapter’s lead external representative to promote and build beneficial relationships with other trade associations, federal, state, and municipal governmental and regulatory entities, news media, and other arenas important to the Chapter’s business.
Build relationships important to the success of the industry and the members. This includes legislators and government officials who award or impact construction; academics, industry partners (i.e., architects, engineers, specialty contractor groups and owner groups) and periodic ad hoc coalition partners.
Be the liaison with the National AGC and ABC offices in order to maintain active participation and support for the ABA Chapter and enforce all national policies and activities that impact the local Chapter.
Responsible for the supervision, management and coordinating the operation of the Southern Arizona office.
Be responsible for effectively directing and managing staff to meet the Chapter’s strategic business plan requirements.
Develop relevant, up-to-date business systems and functions, e.g. informational technology, financial accounting, performance accountability.
Maintain effective working environment for staff through the use of good communication, coaching, staff training support and team development.
Responsible for all recruitment, promotions, compensation and terminations of staff personnel.
Trusts and Board Relations and Support:
Insures that the records of the organization are preserved according to legal and business requirements.
Periodically update the officers and/or Board of Directors as to issues concerning finance, personnel, operations and other relevant issues.
Maintain an effective reporting relationship of the ABA-sponsored Trusts to the Board (Apprenticeship), through regular communications. Regularly attend Trust meetings as the primary representative of the sponsoring organization (ABA).
Coordinate and provide administrative support to the Board’s committee
Keep Board members apprised of all information which impacts their governance role of the organization.
Work with Board of Directors to develop and recruit future Board Members/Officers/Trustees
Organize/Lead Monthly Executive Committee Meetings with Agenda
Plan, organize and direct the government affairs programs and activities of the association in accordance with policy and approved budget to assure that objectives are met.
Monitor legislation, programs, proposals and regulations of state or local government to determine their impact on our members.
Prepare, recommend positions, and take action on issues affecting the members.
Maintain liaison with the Governor's office, the state legislature, city and county government and any government agencies that affect construction.
Arrange, prepare and present testimony when necessary.
Administer a labor contract with the basic crafts based on the needs of signatory members.
Direct the activities of any third-party lobbyist hired on behalf of the ABA.
Cooperate with national AGC and ABC to support their lobbying and PAC fundraising efforts.
Understand and represent the ABA in advocacy activities: issue identification, prioritization and management. Promoting and protecting industry interests is a basis of existence for an association, including the supervision and engagement of third-party lobbyists hired on behalf of the ABA.
Have working knowledge of labor/management relations, collective bargaining and labor law.
Exhibit strong leadership skills and have the ability to motivate Board, staff, and members to accomplish the goals of the organization.
Excellent public speaking acumen; ease in making public presentations to diverse audiences and comfortable talking with the media spontaneously.
Use diplomacy and good communication skills.
Displays a strong work ethic.
Demonstrates honesty and integrity.
As a leader and representative of the association, this position requires maintaining a professional image at all time.
Strong writing and communication skills.
Possess impeccable integrity as this position has access and oversight to budgets with limited internal controls.
Ability to be self-starting with the ability and vision to administer all chapter operations on a day-to-day basis.
Multitask to manage several ongoing and varied projects simultaneously.
Be willing to travel both within and outside the state.
The executive must be willing to work unconventional hours and be available to chapter leadership at all times.
Education and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, construction management or other allied executive level experience or training.
Have in-depth knowledge of the construction industry.
Understand legislative advocacy and have the ability to function as a spokesperson in the political arena.
Working knowledge in computer and information technology systems to enhance the operation of the trade association.
Founded in 1950, ABC is a national association with 68 chapters representing more than 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. 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.
At ABC, we all share a primary purpose to advance 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.
In addition to this primary purpose, our objectives include leading the industry in safety and total human health, developing the workforce of the future, helping workers achieve their career dreams, building trust in the industry brand/image with the public, and being the expert construction industry go to resource.
Our contractor members are top performers delivering long lasting projects which showcase excellence in construction. Based on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps its members develop their people, win work, and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment o...f the communities in which they work.
ABC’s activities include:
•Information on best practices
•Business Development through an online contractor search directory
•Recognition through national and chapter awards