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Career Opportunities at ABC of Metro Washington

Career Opportunities at ABC of Metro Washington

 
Associate Director of Government Affairs (Washington, DC)

The Associate Director of Government Affairs has overall responsibility for monitoring and tracking legislative and administrative activity within the District of Columbia (DC). The Associate Director needs to be knowledgeable about program goals in order to develop legislative strategies, regulatory frameworks and a pro-building environment within the District. The Associate Director must build strong relationships internally with other ABC staff directors in membership, education, marketing, workforce development and programs departments.  The Associate Director will be expected to establish/build relationships with elected and regulatory officials along with staff supporting these individuals.

KNOWLEDGE BASE AND SKILLS:

  • Strategic and long-term planning capabilities.
  • Marketing, promotional and presentation skills.  
  • Writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Client relationship skills.
  • Experience working with government officials.
  • Experience in reading, drafting and tracking legislation.
  • Knowledge of election laws, campaign finance and the local political process.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.  
  • Member service outlook and capability.
  • Self-driven and able to work independently.
  • Knowledge of construction industry.
  • Ability to manage others.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 3-5 years related work experience, preferably within the construction industry or non-profit environment.
  • B.A./B.S. degree in related field.
  • Lobbying experience preferred.

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Director of Government Affairs (Beltsville, MD)

Directs and manages the Association’s government affairs activities at the local, state and national levels.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Ability to research and analyze issues, track and analyze legislation and impart information to stakeholders in understandable terms
  • Knowledge of election laws, campaign finance and the local political process.
  • Able to handle relationships and communications with diplomacy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-orientation
  • Exceptional member service outlook and capability
  • Strong team player

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 7-10 years related work experience, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • B.A./B.S. degree in related field.
  • Supervisory experience a must
  • Lobbying experience preferred.

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Training Academy Manager (Beltsville, MD)

Manage the Instructor cadre and day-to-day operations of the Training Academy.  Manage the training facility and coordinate apprenticeship, craft training, and other educational activities.  Recruit, train, evaluate and coach instructors. Work with the Education Director to develop and implement strategies to grow the Academy and ensure high quality of instruction. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Skilled at both project management and time management, highly professional, and able to work well with a variety of staff members, ABC members, volunteers and public.
  • Research and manage the teaching process so that information passed down to instructors is implemented effectively.
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated and strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Understanding of jurisdictional apprenticeship related regulations
  • Knowledgeable in adult education programs to include apprenticeship
  • Financial skills to maintain a budget and handle financial records
  • Task oriented flexibility and able to “change gears” to fulfill great customer service expectations for external clientele and internal personnel
  • Proficient in MS Office and database management
  • Strong knowledge of the construction industry
  • Ability to manage others
  • Professional and pleasant office personality and demeanor
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong team player

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