AGC New Mexico – WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR AGC New Mexico is a statewide commercial construction trade association chartered by AGC of America. AGC NM is seeking a Workforce Development Director to assist with member, workforce development and industry advocacy activities. AGC NM is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association with three member-driven priorities: Advocate. Collaborate. Educate. AGC NM is governed by a board of directors and managed by a CEO. The Workforce Development Director is one of four full time staff, but works closely with a wide network of members and partners to define and achieve industry-driven objectives.
The Workforce Development Director shapes and implements AGC NM training & workforce development member activities, recommends and coordinates the Association’s response to make sure this association’s membership, is heard on key issues and good relations are maintained with the appropriate members of government.
Description of Duties • Attends interim committee meetings of the legislature and supports CEO with government relations. • Works with CEO on AGC infrastructure for implementing, stopping, and protecting our industry through public policy. • Continually assesses the education, training, and professional development needs identified by various AGC NM members, staff, partners, and stakeholders, including: the Safety Committee, UTC Apprenticeship Committee, and the Board of Directors. Gathers feedback and evaluates workforce and professional development offerings for effectiveness, continuous improvement, and expanding participation. • Continually evaluates chapter’s, training, educational, apprenticeship, and safety offerings to ensure effectiveness and compliance. Designs, develops, and implements an annual education and training agenda that meets the needs identified above. Partners with state and local education and training stakeholders, including ACE Leadership High School, local school districts, community colleges, and universities, statewide. • Monitors and manages regulatory compliance with state and local agencies and authorities for education, workforce development, and apprenticeship programs. Coordinates with AGC NM staff, UTC Apprenticeship Committee, third party contracted partners, and instructors to maintain chapter database, files, and compliance with record keeping requirements. Performs as lead contact and liaison with authorizing and oversight agencies, with support from chapter staff, third party contracted partners, and instructors. • Directs and collaborates with the apprenticeship instructors to determine program compliance, direction, and growth. • Coordinates with staff and collaborates with local, state, and national partners to implement and expand National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) offering, statewide. • May serve as a trainer or facilitator for select AGC NM workforce development and professional development offerings. • Collaborates with chapter’s marketing and promotion functions to ensure the workforce development and professional development agenda is well understood and attended. • Performs special projects as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
Performance Indicators • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to diverse external and internal stakeholders
Proficiency in appropriate software to fulfill job duties.
• Personal and professional integrity which communicates a sense of mission, leadership and ability to self-start
Looks for ways to make changes work rather than only identifying why change will not work.
Adapts to change quickly and easily.
Makes suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of changes.
Shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, or techniques, resulting from departmental of organizational strategic change.
Shifts strategy or approach in response to the demands of AGC membership.
Internal Relationships: Reports to the Chief Executive Officer. Works closely with all of the staff and the chapter leadership. May occasionally have authority to oversee activities of support staff relative to tasks assigned by the CEO. External Relationships: Communicates frequently with chapter members, industry partners, workforce development stakeholders, public policy makers, and oversight agencies with regulatory authority. Qualifications Required: • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and electronic) • Willingness to learn about and analyze new and/or complex issues • Experience researching, analyzing, and debriefing complex issues • 2 years minimum experience with state and local policy making process • Demonstrated ability to communicate with broad range of stakeholders • Ability to work effectively with staff and partners in a member-orientated collaborative environment • Ability to complete projects efficiently and independently with minimal supervision • Willingness to work flexible hours on occasion when driven by specific events, projects, or work-driven needs, including occasional, but not frequent, overnight travel • Valid Driver’s License and proof of current automobile insurance
Preferred: • Passion for advancing the construction industry and careers through collaborative association work and professional networking • Familiarity with workforce development and professional development programs • Experience working with nonprofit organizations or associations • Experience with the intersection between the private and public sectors • Existing relationships with New Mexico workforce development stakeholders and oversight authorities • Knowledge and/or certifications with National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
Compensation Starting salary is commensurate with experience, with a range of $55,000-$64,000, plus a benefit package that includes health insurance, SEP retirement plan, and paid leave.
Application Process Please send a cover letter and resume detailing qualifications for this position along with three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates until the position is filled. Candidates selected for interview may be required to submit a writing sample.
About AGC New Mexico
AGC New Mexico is a non-profit organization. AGC is an association for the commercial construction industry.