The ABC President and CEO works with the board to set the association's strategic direction and then builds/leads the ABC team to execute against that plan. He/she is responsible for developing and building consensus around policies, programs and activities designed to serve the needs of a diverse, chapter membership and for ensuring that the organization is run in an effective, ethical and financially responsible manner. He/she is also accountable for energetically engaging membership to retain current and attract/recruit new ABC members. This position includes regular travel throughout the two?state area as well as attendance at National meetings four times per year at various locations throughout the US.
BASIC FUNCTION: The President & CEO is responsible for all issues affecting chapter operations, its staff, Board of Directors and member services.
RESPONSIBLE TO: ABC of the Carolinas Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: The President & CEO oversees all personnel and their performance.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The President & CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the association. This includes the assessing of memberneeds, developing programs to meet these needs and conducting theseprograms in a strategic manner.
1. Human Resources
The President & CEO is responsible for the hiring and dismissal of all personnel and performance of same.
The President & CEO is responsible for enforcing and carrying out all policies and procedures as outlined in the HR policy manual.
2. Budget & Financial Management
The President & CEO is responsible for preparing the annual budget with the Budget and Finance Committee and obtaining approvals from the Board of Directors.
The budget is established to fund the day to day operations and resource the strategic plan of the Chapter.
The President & CEO is responsible for managing any accounting staff as well as working with the contracted CPA firms regarding regular financial bookkeeping and oversight of accountingpractices, reconciliations and annual review / audit.
The President & CEO is responsible for managing the maintenance of all necessary record keeping activities & requirements, including all monthly reporting and tax requirement filings.
The President & CEO is responsible for enforcing and carrying out all the fiscal policies and procedures.
3. Board of Directors
The President & CEO serves the Chairman and the Board of Directors and is responsible for carrying out the actions of the same.
The President & CEO is responsible for maintaining and preparing all information for the Board of Directors meetings.
The President & CEO is responsible for carrying out the Strategic Plan as developed and approved by the Board of Directors.
The President & CEO is responsible for following the bylaws and policies of the national association, the chapter and the laws of the United States and the Carolinas.
Work collaboratively with ABC National staff and other chapters to advance the chapter and national goals.
4. Planning & Strategy
The President and CEO is responsible for leading the effort and working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create a strategic plan for the Chapter on an annual basis in alignment with the overall ABC Association Wide Strategic Plan.
The President & CEO is responsible for carrying out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Chapter Committees
The President & CEO is responsible for maintaining, measuring & reporting to the Board of Directors and Membership the progress against the Strategic Plan.
5. Workforce Development
Work with the Director of Workforce Development and various committees and councils to meet the education and training needs of the membership.
Direct and oversee the Director of Workforce Development and the entire workforce Development initiatives.
Direct and oversee staff to carry out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan as it relates to the initiatives in Workforce Development.
Work with the Director of Events and Member Relations and the Regional Directors and other membership staff and various committees and councils to meet the needs of the membership.
Direct and oversee the Director of Events and Members Relations and Directors of Membership to promote growth and retention through member programs.
Direct and oversee Membership staff to carry out the strategies and action plans of the Strategic Plan.
7. Marketing/Business Development
President & CEO is the primary “face” and chief spokesperson for the association as its representative. The President & CEO needs to work with the current Chairman in representing ABC.
President & CEO is responsible for promoting and getting ABC’s name out “When you think construction, you think ABC.”
8. Legislative Action
Work with the Director of Government Affairs and Membership Directors and various committees to meet the needs of the membership.
President & CEO is responsible for working with the Legislative Committee and carrying for the goals and objectives of the committee and the strategic plan.
Prepared to act on old ABC saying, “Get into politics of get out of business.”
CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION: KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy.
At least 10 years of leadership, management and decision?making experience with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC.
Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests.
Experience in engaging, delegating & motivating both staff and volunteers in the execution & implementation of association plans, activities, events.
Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level; 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 on, the construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.
Critical Competencies for Success
Strategic Visionary: He/she will be an executive who will tell the merit shop industry's story in a credible and passionate way that enhances the business climate and adds value to ABC's members. The President and CEO will be experienced at anticipating issues and building consensus around policy positions; be an active listener who, in a collaborative but aggressive fashion, cultivates and leverages a network of relationships to advance the industry's agenda. The President and CEO will guide the board to balance long?term strategic thinking with short?term goals. The President and CEO will work collaboratively with the national association leadership in the alignment of strategy with the ABC Association Wide Plan.
Leadership and Management: ABC's next President and CEO will work with the management team and Board to ensure the association's continued operational strength. He/she will demonstrate a transparent and inclusive style; build consensus around key issues and initiatives despite differing member perspectives; and, promote a culture of passion and urgency among the staff. The President and CEO will help lead ABC to be the most powerful pro?business, pro?free enterprise advocate for the construction industry and lead the association to consistently deliver value to its members and the construction industry.
Other Personal Characteristics
Exceptional communications skills and listening ability
High energy: Someone who approaches challenges with optimism and vigor
Highest levels of integrity, ethics and honesty
Collaborative, synergistic and interdependent
Ability to market, attract and recruit as members individuals/firms on the merits of the Association individually and through staff
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About Associated Builders & Contractors Carolinas Chapter
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 22,000 members. Based on the merit shop philosophy, we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.