The American Subcontractors Association is the leading construction Specialty Trade Contractor association in the United States, representing subcontractors, specialty contractors and suppliers. The Association promotes the rights and interest of its members by building strength in community through advocacy, education, and networking. ASA adheres to and promotes quality construction, ethical and equitable business practices, safety in the work environment, and best industry practices.
Position Summary and Responsibility
Establishes and maintains a grass roots advocacy program to support the Association’s federal issues.
Monitors state legislative activities and counsels and provides training to chapter leaders to strengthen the advocacy programs of ASA local associations. In states where an ASA local association does not exist, advocates for subcontractor interests within the confines of the Association’s resources.
Represents the Association within construction and industry coalitions. Establishes and leads such coalitions when appropriate.
Keeps the Association’s leaders and members informed about government and industry activity through regular contributions to the Association’s publications and Web site.
Directs the Association’s industry advocacy program, including contract documents.
Develops and maintains relationships with industry media to effectively facilitate the Association’s position(s) on subcontractor issues.
Serves as staff liaison to advocate-related councils, committees and task forces.
Prepares and submits a written report at least monthly to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
Manages the ASA Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund and the FASA Subcontractors Legal Research Fund, including coordinating with the ASA general counsel on the identification and management of cases and supporting fundraising efforts within the Association’s guidelines.
Coordinating with the ASA general counsel on the identification and management of cases and develop and manage fundraising efforts within the Association’s guidelines.
Manages the advocacy-related budget approved by the Board of Directors.
JD or public policy degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
Must have at least five years of experience in government advocacy or policy and extensive Capitol Hill, legislative and public policy knowledge. Prefer at least three years of experience in Construction policy area.
Ability to interact at the highest level of professionalism with all grassroots advocates, consultants, corporate and board contacts, White House, state, federal and local officials.
Strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, the ability to speak and write persuasively and with clarity, strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity and a proven track record of being able to work under quick deadlines are a must.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment is essential.
Experience working in and leading coalitions.
Familiarity with subcontractor issues preferred.
Must exercise good judgment.
The position demands a commitment to the values and mission of the organization and the ability to communicate an inspired vision or sense of core purpose.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This position is based in Washington, D.C.; however, some travel will be required as needed to Chapters and other ASA participatory events.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by September 7, 2018; however the position will remain open until filled.
To apply send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Advocacy Officer in the subject line. No telephone calls please.
The American Subcontractors Association is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Subcontractors Association
The American Subcontractors Association is a trade association based in the Washington, D.C., area, representing subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry. ASA promotes the rights and interests of subcontractors, specialty contractors and suppliers by building strength in community through education, advocacy, networking and professional growth.