The Arizona Builders Alliance

Job Description


Arizona Builders Alliance

Job Description: President

Position Criteria - September 2023

Title: President

Reports to: ABA Board of Directors

Position Summary:

The President is responsible for the management of the organization’s resources, including personnel, finances, and programs to ensure the organization meets its mission and goals. The position requires a strong background in business operations, financial management and program management. The President must possess excellent leadership and communication skills, experience managing a team, experience in a non-profit environement working directly for the board of directors and be able to work effectively with diverse stakeholders. A passion for the organization’s mission and a commitment to the membership are essential.

The President of the Chapter is accountable to the Board of Directors. The President is expected to provide strategic, ethical, proactive leadership and to be highly visible as a leader and spokesperson for the Chapter. The President operates the Chapter’s business in accordance to the Chapter’s Bylaws.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop strategic and operational plans for the Chapter in Phoenix and Tucson, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, that will ensure accountability of both short and long- term goals. Ensure the adequacy for the organization and communicate the vision to board members and general membership.
  • Serve as the liaison with the National AGC and ABC offices in order to maintain active participation and support for the ABA Chapter and enforce all national policies and activities that impact the local Chapter.

Fiscal Management and Accountability:

  • In cooperation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee is responsible for the conduct and management of the financial affairs of the association.
  • Supervise the maintenance of a detailed record of all the association's investments, receipts and disbursements.
  • Supervise the preparation of monthly statements showing actual conditions to date against established budgets.
  • Develop long-term financial plans in cooperation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee.
  • Review, administer both association and employee insurance programs.
  • Collect any delinquent dues or assessments on behalf of the association.
  • Supervise the preparation of all pertinent tax reports.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of association-owned equipment.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing capital and operating budgets, oversee the Chapter’s financial affairs, including safeguarding of assets and regular reporting of financial performance and conditions to the Board.
  • Develop income revenue sources through regular dues collection, other programs and activities. Monitor and clear delinquent accounts.
  • Maintain current financial records for all income and expenses.
  • Abide by the non-profit organizational structure (by-laws, policies, board governance, and budgets).

Trusts and Board Relations and Support:

  • Ensures that the records of the organization are preserved according to legal and business requirements.
  • Periodically update the officers and/or Board of Directors as to issues concerning finance, personnel, operations and other relevant issues.
  • Maintain an effective reporting relationship of the ABA-sponsored Trusts to the Board (Apprenticeship), through regular communications. Regularly attend Trust meetings as the primary representative of the sponsoring organization (ABA).
  • Coordinate and provide administrative support to the Board’s committees.
  • Keep Board members apprised of all information which impacts their governance role of the organization.
  • Work with Board of Directors to develop and recruit future Board Members/Officers/Trustees
  • Organize/Lead Monthly Executive Committee Meetings w/Agenda


  • Plan, organize and direct the government affairs programs and activities of the association in accordance with policy and approved budget to assure that objectives are met.
  • Monitor legislation, programs, proposals and regulations of state or local government to determine their impact on our members.
  • Prepare and recommend positions and action on issues affecting the members.
  • Maintain liaison with the Governor's office, the state legislature, city and county government and any government agencies that affect construction.
  • Arrange, prepare and present testimony when necessary.
  • Administer a labor contract with the basic crafts based on the needs of signatory members.
  • Direct the activities of any third-party lobbyist hired on behalf of the ABA.
  • Cooperate with national AGC and ABC to support their lobbying and PAC fundraising efforts.
  • Understand and represent the ABA in advocacy activities: issue identification, prioritization and management. Promoting and protecting industry interests is a basis of existence for an association, including the supervision and engagement of third-party lobbyists hired on behalf of the ABA.

Operational Management

  • Works in conjunction with the Treasurer and respective Budget & Finance Committee to develop annual budgets that reinforce the mission and ensure continuous financial stability. Ensures and manages the process for collection of membership dues.
  • Leads the human resources function. Recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performances, develops and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws. Evaluates current competencies and performance measures to develop an effective team. Responsible for overseeing and budgeting for all compensation and benefits.
  • Champions an exceptional member service culture by providing staff with the training, technology, equipment, facilities, and support to provide cooperative and efficient solutions to members.
  • Proposes recommendations for improvement or purchases to the Board and implements as appropriate.

Oversees a staff to develop and enhance programs and offerings for the association. These include:

  • Membership Retention
  • Membership Recruitment
  • Training and Education
  • Public Relations and External Communication
  • Legislative and Public Policy

Required Qualifications:

Personal Characteristics:

  • Exhibit strong leadership skills and have the ability to motivate Board, staff, and members to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  • Proven success in leading, mentoring, and developing high performing teams.
  • Excellent public speaking acumen; ease in making public presentations to diverse audiences and comfortable talking with the media spontaneously.
  • Use diplomacy and good communication skills.
  • Displays a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity.
  • As a leader and representative of the association, this position requires maintaining a professional image at all times.
  • Have strong writing/communication skills.
  • Possess impeccable integrity as this position has access and oversight to budgets with limited internal controls.
  • Ability to be self-starting with the ability and vision to administer all chapter operations on a day-to-day basis.
  • Multitask to manage several ongoing and varied projects simultaneously.
  • Be willing to travel both within and outside the state. The executive must be willing to work unconventional hours and be available to chapter leadership at all times.

Education and Knowledge:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, or related field equivalent and 7-10 years experience in association management.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the construction industry.
  • Understand legislative advocacy and have the ability to function as a spokesperson in the political arena.
  • Have working knowledge of labor/management relations, collective bargaining and labor law.
  • Working knowledge in computer and information technology systems to enhance the operation of the trade association.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $175,000.00 - $195,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

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