Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day management of the Chapter’s Apprenticeship Program, as well as leads the ABC New Jersey Workforce Development initiative, in accordance with the Strategic Plan. Finds new ways to get people (youth and adults) employed within the construction industry. Promotes the importance of training, safety and workforce development to all members and potential construction members within the Chapter footprint.
Supervises: The apprenticeship coordinator and any other department staff by providing
direction, coordination, motivation and monitoring performance of same.
Duties, Responsibilities and Authority
Oversight of operations and outcomes of apprenticeship and craft training, including:
Program oversight of trades offered, instructors recruited, certified and trained.
Achieve goals and expectations, driven by the strategic plan.
Develop and advance new training solutions for members, including identifying training
needs of members.
Assist in preparation of annual budgets.
Increase member usage of apprenticeship offerings.
Work with community and industry to increase ABC NJ Chapter training visibility, exposure, and penetration in the construction community.
Oversee fulfillment of required paperwork and recordkeeping.
Work with the Director of Operations
Assessing member needs and assist in developing safety services to meet those needs.
Assist In delivery of safety services when needed including jobsite visits and OSHA representation.
Lead Workforce Development initiatives per our Strategic Plan including:
Research for finding new ways to get people employed in construction.
Research availability of working with local institutions of higher learning in order to encourage construction career path choices.
Expand the number of our articulation agreements in place
Help to develop robust marketing of the ABC-NJ apprenticeship education program.
Serve as a liaison to the Workforce Development Committee.
Work with the Committee and the membership in the identification of the pre-apprenticeship, craft training, and educational needs of members and industry.
Increase member use of educational offerings.
Work with community and industry to increase our training visibility, exposure, and penetration in the construction.
Potential conference participation, presentations and career fairs, which could necessitate times outside the normal business day.
Attend the ABC National Conferences as required.
Attend Chapter’s membership meetings and other chapter meetings and events as directed.
Chapter Staff: maintains a professional and working relationship with all other staff members that will help the Association reach all of its objectives smoothly. Will be aware of and understand all Chapter and Trust policies and procedures.
Chapter & Trust committees: maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the committees achieve its goals and assist the committees to the extent that staff and budgeted resources are available. Establish and maintain rapport with committee chairs to assure a smooth and productive working relationship.
General Membership: always respond professionally and quickly to inquiries or requests for help from members. Request for services or assistance outside of the department’s resources should be referred to the appropriate department or the President.
General knowledge of the English language
Able to apply basic mathematics
General computer knowledge, including data entry and word processing
Able to perform reading skills
Able to write comprehensive, legible sentences
Able to communicate (speaking and listening) to members, customers and general public
Able to present positive professional appearance during working hours
Preferably 5 years working in the construction industry, and/or 5 years working in technical education field
Experience in working with like-minded associations and agencies a plus
Workforce development experience a plus
About Associated Builders & Contractors New Jersey
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.