The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington
, a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization, is seeking a manager for its Northern District office in Bellingham. This position is responsible for the operation and direction of AGC’s Northern District, providing services to members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and Snohomish counties. Salary $80,000 - $90,000, plus benefits, DOE.

Qualified applicants should respond no later than EOD Friday, Sept. 21, via email to Dani Tijan or via regular mail to AGC of Washington, Attn: Dani Tijan, 1200 Westlake Avenue N, Suite 301, Seattle WA 98109. No phone calls, please.



This position is responsible for the operation of AGC’s Northern District, which provides services to our members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and Snohomish counties. The primary responsibility is successful implementation and execution of a membership-recruiting and retention program that results in membership growth and satisfaction. Other services include education, networking and local government liaison.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Meet annual membership-recruitment and retention goals.

  • Work with members, staff and other information sources to identify and recruit potential members and retain existing members with a high degree of satisfaction.

  • Develop and implement services, seminars and programs/events in response to member needs in cooperation with AGC’s corporate office, Education Foundation and industry partners. Oversee, administer and host education, membership, social and safety programs for professional development of members and their employees.

  • Promote AGC benefits and services and respond to member questions.

  • Send online weekly District newsletter to members and contribute articles and photos regularly to corporate periodicals.

  • Coordinate volunteers and staff Northern District leadership council and committees.

  • Prepare and monitor the Northern District budget with the goal of member dues and other income equaling or exceeding District expenses.

  • Identify local government issues and coordinate district-member interaction with local government entities in a manner consistent with AGC policies and positions. Monitor local agencies and participate in coalitions as necessary.

  • Act as the industry spokesperson before local government agencies and the local media. Promote AGC membership to media, owners, public, etc.

  • Regularly use database to record member and non-member participation and contacts.

  • Promote construction careers in conjunction with Education Foundation.

  • Design and order awards and printed materials, including brochures.



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 Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university and eight plus years related experience and/or training are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Construction, sales, and government relations experience 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 conform to prescribed style and format; and to effectively present information to top management, clients, external groups and/or boards of directors.



Highly developed verbal skills are required to communicate technical concepts and ideas in individual, group and large-audience situations internal and external to the organization. External groups may include citizens, businesses, governing boards, regulatory agencies and local/state government. Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility is important to job success. Ability to influence the behavior of others and use mediation techniques for dealing with conflict and disagreements of a sensitive and emotional nature is important.



Responsible for facilitation and motivating a group of individuals within a functional area toward the accomplishment of goals. Must inspire others through coaching, counseling, facilitating group processes, communicating organizational vision, gaining respect and having ideas accepted by others. Establishes consensus and builds collaboration within or between work groups.



The scope, variety and complexity of work situations require significant interpretations and evaluation to successfully recognize and define problems. Constructive thinking and alternative short- to long-term solutions must be considered. Action plans must be developed and implemented.



Requires a demonstrated operating knowledge of computers including an intermediate level ability with Word, Excel, Outlook and other required software programs.



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.

The position entails frequent trips to a wide variety of locations within the District occasionally on short notice and occasional trips to other locations for meetings, events and planning. A valid Washington driver’s license is required.

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.