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Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is a construction trade association located in Northern Virginia. 

Unless otherwise indicated, positions are based at association headquarters in Northern Virginia.


Director of Government Affairs / Federal Political Director

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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in Alexandria, VA is looking to hire a full-time Director of Government Affairs/Federal Political Director to manage our fundraising operations and political programs. Are you passionate about politics? Do you want a career that makes a positive difference across an entire industry? Are you interested in a hybrid position in the DC area that allows you to work both in-office and remotely? If so, please read on…

This committee management and fundraising position earns a competitive salary. We provide great perks, including employee benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick time. Additionally, we offer our directors healthcare, a 401(k), an on-site gym, and tuition reimbursement. If this opportunity in the arena of politics sounds right for you, apply today!

ABOUT NATIONAL READY MIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION

As a trade association, our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members. We do this by representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education, and partnering. We work to ensure that ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.

Our team is full of highly skilled experts who are some of the best at what they do. We wouldn’t be where we are without them. In order to show our appreciation, we offer our employees a pleasant work environment as well as a supportive and respectful culture!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS/FEDERAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR

As a Director of Government Affairs/Federal Political Director, you are a dedicated and effective advocate for our industry. Your strong interpersonal skills serve you well as you direct our member engagement program, clearly communicating the importance of the political process to our members. Informed and persuasive, you secure corporate sponsorships and foster engagement with our NRMCA members, building a grasstops network. With the goal of advancing our organization’s priorities in politics, you build relationships with party committees, DC fundraisers, and political candidates. You assist with scheduling congressional facility visits as well as fly-ins for our members to visit representatives on Capitol Hill.

Dependable and trustworthy, you are responsible for managing our federal political action committee (PAC) activities, including maintaining internal databases, overseeing filings, processing receipts, and ensuring compliance with regulations. A team player, you collaborate with our communications department to produce informational materials, including newsletters, graphics, and reports. Our executive president of government affairs (EVP-GA) appreciates your proactive approach as you engage in federal legislative advocacy and lobbying activities. Working alongside the EVP-GA, you create an annual PAC budget. Always punctual and prepared, you make a good impression as you present your findings to our PAC board.

As someone who thinks outside the box, you love the challenge of formulating fundraising strategies and coordinating with our meetings department to plan successful events. A natural problem solver, you thoroughly consider logistics and come up with creative event management solutions. You take pride in knowing that your efforts make a substantial difference for people involved in the ready mixed concrete industry!

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS / FEDERAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR

  • 3+ years of PAC managing, lobbying, or fundraising experience
  • Experience working on or lobbying Capitol Hill
  • Established relationships with DC fundraisers
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Practical knowledge of the legislative process

Do you have excellent written and oral communication skills? Can you effectively prioritize tasks, manage your workload, and meet deadlines? Do you enjoy being involved in politics and fundraising in the DC area? If yes, you might just be perfect for this director position!

WORK SCHEDULE FOR A DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS/FEDERAL POLITICAL DIRECTOR

This is a hybrid position in the DC area with the opportunity to work remotely 2 days a week.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?

If you are passionate about politics and feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!


Director, Building Innovations – Northeast U.S.

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Consultative Sales | Business Development

Come join a team of professionals and become an indispensable resource and consultant to prominent developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and concrete producers to offer innovative and economical concrete building solutions for concrete buildings.

Work to enhance the knowledge of cast-in-place concrete building systems for both multi-family residential and non-residential applications.

The successful candidate will be a person that enjoys identifying, meeting, and engaging with key developers who build residential and non-residential buildings.

Use your strong analytical skills and technical knowledge to work with developers to determine which types of concrete system is best suited for the building type and location.

Leverage the robust construction market in the Northeast U.S. to host informative roundtable education discussions and deliver training for architects and engineers on the optimal concrete systems.

Showcase your partnership skills by connecting with our in-house design resources to recommend innovative and economical concrete building systems that includes structural and envelope design recommendations including first cost, energy cost, life cycle cost and sustainable concrete solutions.

Be a problem solver by identifying obstacles to concrete construction (cost, construction schedule, labor pool, etc.) and propose solutions to decision makers to eliminate or reduce those obstacles.

Performance is measured on the number of projects converted or retained as concrete through consultative support provided to decision makers.

At NRMCA we are not only concerned with what you accomplish but we care about how you meet your goals and objectives. NRMCA fosters an environment of teamwork, mutual respect, and collaboration while emphasizing a high-performance metric driven culture. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate an ability and willingness to support shared goals and objectives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or another related field. The equivalent professional experience and training will also be considered.
  • Five years’ experience directly related to building product or service sales.
  • Experience working in a client- or customer-facing role.
  • Experience with building systems including concrete, masonry, steel, and wood a plus.
  • Knowledge of building and design codes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position requires significant travel (25%).
  • Pack and ship heavy printed material and other supplies (50 lbs.).
  • Work from home office located reasonably close to a major airport in the Northeast United States (NY, PA, CT, VT, ME, MA, RI, NH, NJ).


Director, Codes and Standards

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Come join a team of professionals to work with local advocates, code consultants and industry allies to propose state and local code changes that support concrete construction and defends against code changes that would be detrimental to concrete construction.

Provide technical support to NRMCA members and state affiliates regarding local codes and standards, legislative and regulatory issues.

Be a valuable resource for NRMCA members and state affiliates to promote statewide minimum building codes that allow for amendments more favorable to concrete construction.

Interface with national staff to develop strategies for adopting federal legislation and regulations that would be favorable to concrete.

Educate members, state affiliates, design and build community and policymakers on building code issues.

Influence the International Code Council and other codes and standards committees.

The successful candidate will:

  • Make strategic decisions and judgments.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to target audiences.
  • Cultivate relationships with design, build and policy allies.
  • Gather and analyze data and generate reports.
  • Create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Collaborate with internal team members and external partners.
  • Use tools such as office productivity software.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture or other construction related field.
  • Advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with state, local and national building codes.
  • Working knowledge of energy analysis a plus.
  • Working knowledge of green building standards a plus.
  • Working knowledge of environmental life cycle assessment a plus.
  • Working knowledge of resilient construction a plus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Position requires significant travel (25%).
  • Pack and ship heavy printed material and other supplies (50 lbs). 
  • Work from home office located reasonably close to a major airport in the United States.


Network Systems Analyst

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SUMMARY:

The Network Systems Analyst is a critical part of the operations of the NRMCA IT organization. This role provides expert consultation and troubleshooting on all IT matters related to NRMCA’s IT operations.
The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of technology and information systems in use at NRMCA, including planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and decommissioning both new and existing systems and infrastructure.
The incumbent is expected to manage day to day IT projects as well as provide support on key strategic projects. The successful candidate will have a desire for variety in work assignments and will have excellent interpersonal skills.

KEY RESPONSILIBILTIES:

  • IT Certification or Equivalent Experience Required
  • Strong Microsoft AD maintenance and design
  • Experienced with Azure AD, Admin consoles and dashboards
  • Experienced in O365 maintenance backup and design
  • Design, maintenance of email, file, and database backups
  • Design and install of computer networks
  • Troubleshooting system failures and identifying roadblocks
  • Locating and fixing problems in LAN infrastructure and testing and configuring software
  • Maintaining and repairing hardware including peripheral devices
  • Evaluating network performance to improve the network
  • Scheduling upgrades and maintenance without interrupting business workflow
  • Providing technical direction and giving training to coworkers
  • Working with vendors to get needed resources and/or equipment for the networks and systems
  • Oversee overall system security, stability, and integrity
  • Experience with implementation of cybersecurity policies, procedures, or technologies to increase the effectiveness of staff and member satisfaction
  • Experience with scripts and tools to resolve issues proactively and reactively
  • Workstation deployment and maintenance in a domain environment
  • Security certificate management
  • Platform specific knowledge: VEEAM, VMWARE, O365, Mimecast, Azure AD and MS AD, iMIS, Hyper-V, Linux, SonicWALL, FortiGate, Druva, Bomgar, DELL Technologies, KACE, Moodle

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent communication, verbal and written, skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with an eye on quality control and maintaining NRMCA branding consistency in printed and digital deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and multitasking. Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Superior problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and professionalism.

Years of experience required:

7-12 years managing IT in an enterprise environment.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent career expertise.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong communication skills including demonstratable experience explaining complex IT scenarios to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to achieve success with the overall Association IT program.
  • Forward thinking approach to information system security, including experience with ISO and STIG baselines, to help ensure the Association is compliant with cyber-security requirements and safeguarded against emerging threats.
  • Strong problem-solving skills deciphering complex problems across multiple systems and technologies through logical, systematic, and sequential approaches.
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows Server, Windows Desktop, and Ubuntu Linux.
  • Demonstrated history with Active Directory, Exchange, MSSQL, iMIS, WSUS, MDT, and VMWare platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Crystal Reports, Kace, Bomgar, Veeam, Ubiquiti, Mimecast, Druva, Vertical PBX, Microsoft Office, Moodle, Dynamics SL, Trend Micro, or similar and common software platforms.
  • Experience managing HP and DELL switches, EqualLogic SANs, SonicWall and Fortinet UTMs.
  • Proficiency with O363, PowerShell and Azure.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Travel may include 2-3 times per calendar year.
  • Alexandria VA is the office location. 3 days a week in office.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.


Meetings Coordinator

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Administrative Assistant duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to the NRMCA Meetings Department to ensure efficient operation of the department. Supports managers through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.

This position will provide support to the Senior Director of Meetings and Chief Operating Officer in a variety of tasks related to the 60+ classes and meetings held each year.

KEY RESPONSILIBILTIES:

  • Set-up course and event registration through iMIS and/or Cvent
  • Process and track course and event registrations
  • Provide weekly registration reports
  • Provide customer service for registrants, members, and industry partners as it relates to classes, events, course confirmations/receipts, registration and more
  • Handling office tasks, such as filing, generating reports, and maintaining and ordering office supplies for the meetings department 
  • Create course materials such as badges, tent cards, sign-in sheets, rosters, etc.
  • Create event materials such as invitations, registration desk collateral, etc.
  • Create and track RSVPs for Spring Committee Meetings
  • Manage on-site registration desk and signage at Annual Convention and Fall Conference
  • Manage shipment for the Annual Convention and Fall Conference
  • Assist with development and updating mobile app content related to Annual Convention and Fall Conference
  • Maintain meeting trends and historical information
  • Assist with vendor reach out
  • Assist other departments in setting up GoToWebinars
  • Submits department invoices for payment
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

List years of experience required (using a range is preferred)

  • Entry level position
  • Minimum of one year of relevant work experience in an administrative function preferred

List degree requirements and educational requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Well-organized with excellent multi-tasking abilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects effectively and efficiently in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite is necessary
  • Experience with iMIS database software is preferred
  • Experience with Cvent registration platform is preferred
  • Experience with GoToWebinars is preferred

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • This is a full-time position and travel will be required several times per year
  • This position does require lifting and carrying of boxes up to 30 pounds


Executive Vice President, Human Resources – NRMCA and PCA

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Organization
Founded in 1930, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.

Position Summary
This is a position that will be responsible to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Portland Cement Association (PCA). Reporting to the NRMCA President, the Executive Vice President of Human Resources will be a strategic HR business partner for the employees of both Associations. You will be a hands-on working HR leader and will develop and manage programs and practices within the organization as well as monitor the structure, process, people and rewards needed to help our employees meet their business goals. This role will also contribute to sound strategic decisions about the influences of HR in the workplace.

Major Responsibilities

The Executive VP, Human Resources will assume ownership of existing day-to-day operations, including, but not limited to:

  • Directing all the people functions of the associations in accordance with the policies and practices of the NRMCA and PCA, the ethical and social consciences of business and society, and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations;
  • HRIS, talent management, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, employee relations, etc.;
  • Manage internal systems;
  • Understand risk management controls, have budget experience and manage multiple locations;
  • Ensure compliance in all aspects of HR including safety, OSHA, AAP and others;
  • Foster NRMCA and PCA’s commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Serve as a strategic business partner, influencer, and change agent responsible for implementing people initiatives and cultural change across the companies;
  • Build trust and credibility with senior leaders that leads to improved organizational effectiveness by developing deep knowledge of the business model and the industries;
  • Anticipate, respond, and shape the future direction of the company/department based on industry knowledge to build the organization’s capabilities for tomorrow;
  • Oversee your budget and budget of the annual performance management process, change management, engagement survey and action plan, anti-harassment training and initiatives, all employee relations investigations and situations, and a host of other tools and HR initiatives;
  • Develop process for identifying, maintaining and growing a candidate talent pool to access when we are hiring and a robust interview process that includes position profiles and identifying qualities needed in a successful candidate. Have past performance of utilizing assessments and forming interview teams to determine best candidates as well as determining optimal salary range, negotiating salary and implementing an onboarding process;
  • Streamline and generate efficiencies in ways of working; a full deep dive into our processes and policies;
  • Establish long and short term objectives and strategies for the function;
  • Work with management to define employee development needs in order to implement talent and development plans and programs to meet the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Lead activity related to detecting, assessing and developing critical talent and leaders, including succession planning. Programs should be authored with an eye on opportunities to offer to our membership as a HR module for their business;
  • Evaluate and improve current Performance Review Process, including implementing specific templates and schedules for Workplans and Performance Reviews with specific measurable goal-setting;
  • Develop a Performance Issue process to ensure proper communication and equitable resolution between Associations and employees;
  • Lead all employee relations efforts;
  • Maintain knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and issues;
  • Provide organizational design consultation;
  • Manage other areas such as relocation, employee health and safety, and community relations;
  • Anticipate future consequences and trends in workforce planning accurately to bring creative ideas to the organization. Recognize strategic opportunities for change. Master complexity and finds ways to simplify approach.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources required, or equivalent, Master’s degree highly desired;
  • SPHR strongly desired;
  • A track record of working in a not for profit, membership organization;
  • 12-15 + years of experience as an HR Business Partner/ Generalist supporting multiple client groups;
  • Proven track record of strategic people development aligned with a company’s growth objectives;
  • Expert in specific areas of talent attraction, development, coaching, retention and succession planning ;
  • Expert communication know-how; solid verbal, written and interpersonal skills to engage and mobilize company to embrace and deliver Goals, Vision and Strategy. Demonstrated collaborative skills, both internally and externally;
  • A warm, approachable demeanor;
  • A demonstrated history of strong results with exceptional project management and organization skills, coupled with the ability to translate business strategies into actionable people strategies;
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leaders, executive presence;
  • A history of developing strategic HR plans and policies;
  • Proven experience managing complex employee relations issues;
  • Experience implementing and overseeing Performance, Engagement and Succession management program;
  • Ability to travel up to 25-30%.

Additional Information
This position description describes the general nature of the position. The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.

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