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Southern District Manager Job Description

To apply for this position send cover letter and resume to Richard Bristow via fax at 206-285-4546 or email to

Job Title: Southern District Manager

Department: Southern District

Reports To: Executive Vice President

FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: B

This position is responsible for operating a district office of the association providing services to members in Pierce Thurston Lewis Grays Harbor Mason Kitsap Jefferson and Clallum Counties by performing the following duties. Services include local government liaison membership recruitment and retention and coordination of educational and social events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Identify and establish a recruiting program for potential association members and a retention program focused on retention of current members.
• Identify local government issues and coordinate district member interaction with local government entities. Innovate/negotiate solutions to sensitive industry issues.
• Act as industry spokesperson before local government agencies and in coordination with the Communications Director the media.
• Form and lead/participate in coalitions with other business groups to affect local government policies.
• Work with association leadership on political involvement that may include support of campaigns including fundraising for candidates and/or issues.
• Coordinate an education program for the professional development of members and their employees.
• Prepare recommend and monitor an annual district budget.
• Represent AGC on local civic and community boards where appropriate.

This position has supervisory responsibilities associated with it.

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A Bachelors degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university and six plus years related experience and/or training are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Knowledge of the construction industry is preferred.

This position requires the following abilities: to read analyze and interpret common industry related journals financial reports and legal documents; to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers regulatory agencies or members of the business community; to write reports and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format; and to effectively present information to top management clients external groups and/or boards of directors.

The ability to inspire motivate and influence the behavior of a highly diverse group of people in individual group and large audience situations is critical to successful job performance. External groups may include citizens businesses governing boards regulatory agencies and local/state government. Convincing others and persuading them to decision or action in individual group or large audience situations is essential and occurs on a continuing basis. This level may frequently use highly developed negotiation and mediation skills to resolve conflict and disagreements of a sensitive and financial nature.

Leadership responsibilities for entire departments and divisions requires the ability to step out of narrow group or team interests to facilitate and integrate group goals to the broader goals of the organization as a whole. Must inspire others through coaching counseling facilitating group processes communicating organizational vision gaining respect and having ideas accepted by others. The ability to establish consensus and build collaboration throughout the organization is essential and occurs on a continuing basis.

Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Work situations are vaguely defined often unprecedented and unique in character; problems are very complex abstract conceptual and long-term in nature; and there is a continual requirement for strategic innovative thought and synthesis of information as it pertains to work situations.

Requires a demonstrated operating knowledge of computers including an intermediate level ability with Word Excel and other required software programs and an ability to understand network operations.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones computers and other office equipment. This person must speak clearly using the English language to accurately convey information and be able to hear at normal speaking levels both in person and over the telephone. Vision correctable to 20/40 is required to review written materials

Generally good working conditions with little or no exposure to extremes in noises temperature. Little or no safety or health hazards. Minimal lifting or climbing; work performed in an office setting.

This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees occupying this position will be required to follow any other-related instruction and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor.

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