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Grassroots Coordinator

Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.


Location:
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Date:
11/06/2017
2017-11-062017-12-06
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
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Job Details

Founded in 1950, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at www.abc.org.

The Grassroots Coordinator position could also be called the Grassroots Storyteller. ABC needs a motivated and creative person to help us produce multimedia content that inspires and informs the ABC community. This person will facilitate ABC’s efforts with respect to the successful implementation of a national grassroots operation, focused on member and employee engagement in the political process with local, state and federal lawmakers. The position will implement a hands-on plan to facilitate the development of effective grassroots activities and assists with outreach when ABC needs to convey important messages to membership or employees

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Responsibilities:

• Works directly with ABC chapters and other ABC National staff to increase member grassroots engagement, collect compelling member stories that would draw positive attention to ABC issues, and highlight the value proposition for ABC members with respect to grassroots involvement
• Executes action alerts to federal lawmakers and officials at request of ABC National government affairs team
• Works with ABC chapter and state association staff and engaged members to strengthen ABC’s advocacy efforts at the state and local levels
• Manages action alerts targeting state and local lawmakers and political activities in coordination with ABC chapters
• Assists ABC National government affairs team facilitating, tracking and promoting lawmaker visits to ABC events and ABC member jobsites
• Works directly with ABC chapters and ABC stakeholders to increase the number of ABC Action App downloads/participants
• Manages ABC Action App developer/vendor to update App at appropriate junctures and troubleshoot user experience
• Maintains ABC grassroots database and manages grassroots communication vendor
• Administers ABC’s annual Grassroots Awards program for ABC chapters
• Shoots, edits and helps conceptualize multi-platform video content that informs ABC chapters and stakeholders about events, activities and late-breaking construction issues on Capitol Hill and state legislatures.
• Writes occasional articles for ABC and industry publications and letters to Congress and elected officials on behalf of ABC stakeholders
• Assists other ABC National government affairs staff with maintaining, vetting and populating ABC’s advocacy-related social media outlets and providing integrity, timeliness and consistency of the ABC advocacy message
• Maintains content of ABC National government affairs websites
• Provides support to government affairs team projects, as needed
• Regularly contacts ABC members and “coaches” members through the grassroots process, including facilitating contact between association members and their elected officials
• Develops and implements a program to facilitate the involvement of ABC member employees in the grassroots political process
• Explains to ABC members how to best engage their workers, and how to articulate why ABC’s core issues affect them and their families
• Travels to member firms and could possibly join ABC member executives in directly engaging their employees in such a discussion
• The position will require travel to ABC and industry events (approximately 10 percent of the incumbent’s time)

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in related field at an accredited college or university
• 2-3 years in government affairs setting with at least one year of work experience in one of the following areas; grassroots, digital advocacy, construction industry, small business, associations, state legislative process, public relations
• Background in journalism, video and online media

Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To achieve our mission, we hire energetic and fun-loving individuals who possess the following skills:

• Professional demeanor and presentation of self
• Ability to organize and manage several priorities simultaneously while working under pressure and deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication, proofreading and editing skills.
• Demonstrated experience with professional video cameras and video editing software
• Organizational awareness & resourcefulness - understanding of whom to engage in order to identify solutions & resolve issues
• Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to work in a demanding work schedule.
• Effectively utilizes tools/resources to work efficiently.
• Ability to take ownership of a process and to use problem solving skills to resolve issues
• Demonstrates the highest level of personal and ethical standards.
• Work accurately with close attention to detail.


IMPORTANT NOTICES

Nondiscrimination:

• It is the continuing policy of ABC to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. ABC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disability Specifications:

• ADA: ABC will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Physical Demands:

• While performing the responsibilities of the Grassroots Coordinator position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

• This position is performed in a typical office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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