Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent SMACNA contractors to Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) local union and other unions and associations. Participate and/or organize a variety of labor and management-oriented activities such as collective bargaining negotiations, management representation for any grievances, labor contract administration, labor/management meetings, and training and education.
  • Represent the contractors in cooperating with other trade groups and unions in the local region.
  • As a Trustee with fiduciary responsibility, represent contractors’ interests on the JATC Trust, Industrial Pension, Master Pension, and Health Trust.
  • Organize, facilitate, and appropriately disseminate information of Chapter, Board, Committee, Task Force and Trust meetings.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors, labor partnerships, membership, staff, elected officials and governmental agencies, and other organizations necessary to further the Chapter’s objectives.
  • Establish a sound organizational structure to direct and coordinate programs and major activities, increase member engagement with association activities, and maximize staff performance.
  • Prepare annual budget, maintain Chapter financial accounts, ensure financial integrity, and assure organizational financial stability and security.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors is proactively and fully informed of the condition and operations of the Chapter. 
  • Apprise membership of appropriate legislative issues at the local, state, and national level; and support and participate in Chapter and industry sponsored legislative initiatives.
  • Plan, formulate, and recommend for approval membership programs, services, and partnerships to grow Chapter membership.
  • Assure appropriate filings are made with all required governmental authorities, and declaratory documents are secured and maintained.
  • Write, or have written, reports for the Chapter Board, Committees, Task Forces, and Trusts; and maintain records for informational, legal and historical purposes.
  • Working with the Chapter’s Director of Membership Services, oversee and support membership activities and functions such as member communications, membership meetings, trade shows and social functions among others.
  • Provide the necessary liaison and staff support to industry committees to enable them to properly perform their functions.  Submit committee decisions and recommendations to the Board of Directors. 
  • Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Chapter are appropriately safeguarded and administered.
  • Represent our Local Chapter at National Association activities and disseminate appropriate information to the association’s members.
  • Establish the annual calendar.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Union contractor management experience is highly desired.
  • Basic understanding of labor law and the principles of collective bargaining is highly desired.
  • Knowledgeable about unions and the complexities and sensitivities of operating in a partnership with organized labor.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in business management and organizational leadership, preferably in a similar role. (e.g., professional / trade association, nonprofit, construction industry)
  • Prior experience with multi-employer trusts.
  • Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors, and ability to guide and influence elected volunteer leaders.
  • Financial acumen: ability to understand and use financial data to make sound business decisions.
  • Utmost integrity, and personal and professional ethics.
  • Strategic and forward thinker who takes a hands-on approach to accomplish goals and expectations.
  • Takes initiative, is self-directed and works well with minimal supervision.
  • Keen negotiation and influencing skills with ability to effectively manage and resolve conflict.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through on all projects, tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the value proposition of the association; and inspire and reassure constituents that their interests are well served by supporting the association.
  • Highly organized and effectively prioritizes tasks to meet business needs.
  • Successful track record of building and maintaining strategic relationships.
  • Awareness of the legal responsibilities and constraints of private, nonprofit organizations.
  • Skilled at developing, implementing and evaluating programs, services, policies and procedures.
  • Exhibits personal professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
  • Comfortable operating in a digital world (information, product and service delivery) and remains current on emerging technologies.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Salary range $160K/year or higher commensurate with education and experience; potential discretionary bonus based on organizational and individual performance; 401K; fully paid medical and dental insurance; paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). Telecommuting flexibility while focusing on the business needs of the organization.

About SMACNA Oregon & SW Washington:

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is an international trade association representing 3,500 signatory contracting firms with more than 100 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. A leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, SMACNA has offices in Chantilly, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  SMACNA’s mission is to create a competitive advantage for SMACNA members through industry education, labor relations, standards development, industry representation, and business studies.

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