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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Vice President, Education, Safety & Workforce Development

Basic Functions: Supervises and coordinates the day to day management of the Chapter’s Education Department, as well as leads the ABC Keystone 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.

Status: Exempt

Date: April 2018

Reports To: President

Supervises: The Vice President, Education, Safety & Workforce Development will have day to day oversight of all education department staff positions, by providing direction, coordination and motivation of all personnel and monitoring performance of same.

Duties, Responsibilities and Authority

  1. Supervise and coordinate with the Director of Apprenticeship and Education Coordinator, in fulfillment of the following:
    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.
  • Oversee and assist in preparation of annual budgets.
  • Increase member usage of apprenticeship offerings.
  • Work with community and industry to increase ABC Keystone training visibility, exposure, and penetration in the construction community.
  • Oversee fulfillment of required paperwork and recordkeeping.
  1. Supervise and coordinate with the Director of Education, in fulfillment of the following:

    Oversight of operations and outcomes of Career Development Programs and Services, including:

  • Program oversight of general courses, seminars and series offered, for management as well as field staff, including recruiting instructors and curriculum.
  • Achieve goals and expectations, driven by the Strategic Plan.
  • Develop and advance new training solutions for members, including identifying training needs of members.
  • Oversee and assist in preparation of annual budgets.
  • Increase member usage of training offerings.
  • Work with community and industry to increase ABC Keystone training visibility, exposure, and penetration in the construction community.
  1. Supervise and coordinate with the Director of Safety Services and Education Coordinator, in fulfillment of the following:

    Oversight of operations and outcomes of Safety Services, including:

  • Operational delivery of ABC safety services to members including jobsite visits, training and OSHA representation.
  • Strategic planning for the safety services department, including assessing member needs and developing safety services to meet those needs.
  • Oversee other risk management programs and safety services initiatives.
  • Oversee fulfillment of required paperwork and recordkeeping.
  1. Leads the Workforce Development initiatives, per the Strategic Plan, including the following:

    • Research / utilize Project Jumpstart or other programming in order to find new ways to get people employed in construction.
    • Continue to develop current “Construction Wars” program for middle schoolers and the “Construction Skills Showcase” for high school students.
    • Research availability of working with local institutions of higher learning in order to encourage construction career path choices.
    • Expand number – depth and breadth – of articulation agreements in place.
    • Develop robust marketing of the Merit Shop Training & Research Center Scholarship Program.
    • Serve as staff liaison of the Workforce Development Committee and:
      1. Develop and implement a plan to promote careers in construction, as aided by the strategic plan.
      2. Work with the Committee and the membership in the identification of the pre-apprenticeship, craft training, and welding educational needs of members and industry.
    • Is responsible for general oversight of operations and outcomes of Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Craft Training and Welding, including:
      1. Preparation of annual budgets.
      2. Achieving goals and expectations.
  • Development and advancement of new training solutions for members.
  1. Increase member use of educational offerings.
  2. Work with community and industry to increase our training visibility, exposure, and penetration in the construction community.

Position-Related Responsibilities:

  • Potential conference participation, presentations and career fairs, which could necessitate times outside the normal business day.
  • Attend the National ABC Education Conference.
  • Attend Chapter’s membership meetings and other chapter meetings and events as directed.
  • Promote and manage the scholarship program of the Merit Shop Training & Research Center.
  • Promote the availability of the Keystone Apprenticeship Trust.

Relationships:

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements/Performance Standards:

  1. General knowledge of the English language
  2. Able to apply basic mathematics
  3. General computer knowledge, including data entry and word processing
  4. Able to perform reading skills
  5. Able to write comprehensive, legible sentences
  6. Able to communicate (speaking and listening) to members, customers and general public
  7. Able to present positive professional appearance during working hours
  8. Friendly/professional disposition

Essential Functions:

  1. Talking on telephone
  2. Speaking in public
  3. Presentation skills
  4. Reading
  5. Writing
  6. Operating computer
  7. Operating basic office equipment
  8. Planning and scheduling programs
  9. Calculating budgets
  10. Handling customer relations
  11. Working with volunteer committees
  12. Driving

Work Environment:

The work environment within the office has a low to moderate noise level in a temperature controlled building.  Flexibility in changing tasks is required to be responsive to immediate member needs as they enter the office, call or email their requests.  The position requires driving in the local 10 county region, and will spend considerable time outside the office conducting meetings with members, schools, business entities, and/or attending events. Driving responsibilities include negotiating city, highway, rural and remote country roads year round.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university, OR verifiable equivalent work experience
  2. 5 years working in the construction industry, and/or 5 years working in technical education field
  3. Experience in working with like-minded associations and agencies a plus
  4. Workforce development experience a plus

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Cindy Field
ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA  17545
cindy@abckeystone.org