Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington
Location: Beltsville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Education and Training
CraftMasters Training Academy Director
Basic Function: Lead the delivery of the strategic direction of a separate 501(c)3 organization, ABC’s CraftMasters Training Academy. Thoughtfully and creatively, continue to grow and expand the “business.” Ensure relevant educational programming that meets the needs of the construction industry, especially for members, in the areas of apprenticeship, craft training and safety.
Administrator for and direct activities of the ABC CraftMasters Training Trust (CTT) Training Academy. Manage critical financial and budget processes and direct effective and efficient spending to meet, or perform better than, budget. Ensure CTT and its staff’s compliance and oversee audits and accreditation with all federal, state and local agencies, including those governing 501(c)3 organizations and registered apprenticeship programs.
Responsible for the management, development and operational effectiveness of staff and, indirectly through staff, an excellent instructor cadre across many trades.
Responsibilities and Duties:
A. CraftMasters (CTT) Strategy and Operations
Responsible for and directs all operations of CTT
Develop and deliver world-class apprenticeship, craft training, safety and other skills training programs.
Collaborate with the Sr Director, Board of Trustees and CTT Executive Director to identify, create and implement high-level strategic objectives and attends and participate in CTT’s BOT meetings.
Develop and implement strategies and plans to achieve objectives.
Identify, recruit, train, develop and lead a talented team of employees who can achieve CTT’s objectives primarily related to high-quality training, exceptional Instructors, and effective compliant operations.
Master an understanding of federal and state registered apprenticeship regulations to ensure compliance with MD, DC and other oversight agencies.
Work with Sr Director on policy and development-related procedures and monitors CTT operations to ensure employees, instructors and business procedures and practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements and that staff can effectively educate instructors, members, students and others using CTT on regulations, policy and procedures.
B. Business Development of CraftMasters:
Working with the Sr Director, identify, develop and implement strategies, partnerships, new training ventures, and business development generally to grow and expand CTT.
Communicate with potential clients to understand their needs, offer solutions and manage onboarding of new apprenticeship employers with DC and/or MD.
Represent ABC and CTT in public presentations, in meetings with members and other current or potential academy users, at corporate events, etc. that strengthen the brand, promotes CTT trainings, get feedback on current trainings, listens to needs, and identifies possible training development ideas.
Create positive, long-lasting relationships with critical CTT stakeholders, industry regulators, etc and serve as a primary POC for many, including apprenticeship employers most crucial to the success of CTT.
Where appropriate, collaborate with the Director of Workforce Development on Workforce Development grants or other efforts that include funding for CTT training.
Collaborate with the Director of Marketing in developing marketing strategies and plans designed to support and/or grow apprenticeships, craft training and safety training programs in CTT.
C. General management and oversight of finance, risk and acute administration:
Assist Sr Director with developing an annual plan that achieves CTT’s financial goals.
Lead Implementation of the annual plan.
Identify strategic risks and help to reduce these risks.
Prepare and manage critical annual budget processes, provide status and forecasting reports, and ensure the timing of billing and collection by staff. Assist Administrative Specialist with billing as needed for collection or otherwise.
Use various metrics and tools, including observation, financial, and surveys from employers, students, SMEs, staff, and instructors, to evaluate the academy’s effectiveness in education and progress to goals. Use data to make improvements.
Monitor compliance with accurate and timely submission of apprenticeship documents, OJT hours, grades and attendance records to meet jurisdictional requirements and effective instructor recruitment, training, and retention efforts.
Lead and participate in the audit of CTT by others as appropriate, correcting findings and using comments to improve operations. Ensure sufficient oversight so that sponsored schools are effectively monitored and overwise as needed to maintain NCCER accreditation.
Negotiate and review contracts before bringing to Sr Director for next-level approval.
D. Staff Lead and Point of Contact for the Craft Training Committee and its members. Work with Craft Training Committee Chair and Sr Director to ensure the committee is a fully functioning volunteer group managing critical work efforts for CTT such as instructor recruitment, graduation, the local competition, and SME evaluation of instructors. Participate as a committee member, ensuring tasks assigned to the committee in the Standards are executed personally or via CTT staff. Coordinate meetings, record minutes and track progress against goals.
E. Ancillary Responsibilities:
Collaborate with other staff members to deliver the overall mission and vision of the broader ABC of Metro Washington Association to members.
Attend ABC Board of Directors meetings, ABC’s monthly events and other chapter meetings and events as directed some of which are outside regular business hours.
Perform such other duties as assigned by the Sr Director or CTT Executive Director.
Operates under the supervision of the Sr Director or the Executive Director of CTT in the absence of any Sr Director and is expected to perform all tasks related to the position's basic functions without direct supervision.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
7-10 years of progressively responsible related work experience with at least five years in a highly responsible management-level position. That experience is preferred in non-profit management and/or training environments. Any construction knowledge a plus
A./B.S. degree in a related field
Supervisory experience of exempt-level staff
Understanding of 501(c)3 organization management
Strong strategic thinking and long-term planning
Fiscal Management, including budgeting. Experience with complicated and sizable budgets, as well as revenue for service a plus
Superior problem solving
Strong written, verbal and public speaking communications skills
Exceptional and highly professional member and customer service outlook and capability
Strong team player with the ability to work in a small team environment, lead small teams and work well with staff, volunteers, instructors and the public
Strong computer skills in working on standard computer programs such as Microsoft Office and general database management proficiency
Ability to travel locally during and after traditional work hours required. Occasional overnight travel in the US may also be required.
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.
About Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington
Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors is a national trade association with 68 chapters representing more than 21,000 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.