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Region Director

Boise State University
Boise, ID
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Job no: 495783
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The position has management responsibility for the delivery of consulting and training services in the SW Idaho region including management of the Nampa and Boise Business Accelerators.

Department Overview:

Be part of a team where the work is exciting and challenging, where everyone is needed to do their part. We are the Idaho SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and we empower small business success by providing no-cost, confidential consulting and low-cost training to entrepreneurs throughout Idaho.

Level Scope:

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Region Director must:

  • Create an environment for high productivity, teamwork, and satisfaction where employees understand expectations, are given routine feedback, and are engaged in strategy.
  • Manage Idaho Small Business Development Center’s Region III delivery of consulting and training to assist small businesses in SW Idaho.
  • Oversee the management of the Nampa and Boise Business Accelerators assuring that services meet client needs, goals are met, and the enterprise is financially sound.
  • Evaluate the success of consulting and training to determine client satisfaction and impact of consulting.
  • Engage economic development and business partners to leverage SBDC’s impact and to reduce duplicative programs.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all client information. Identify any potential conflict of interest in the region and resolves the issue with the client, other consultants, and the state director.
  • Manage the hiring process for new employees and make the final decision on new hires
  • Review training evaluations to determine effectiveness of training programs, quality of instructors and integration with consulting activities.

35% of the time the Region Director must:

  • Building awareness with key referral partners, understanding resources available to business, and meeting reporting requirements.
  • Consult and coach entrepreneurs and small business owners in business principles and areas of business management to increase their skills and business performance.
  • Oversee the Nampa Business Accelerator (38,000 sq/ft) and Boise Business Accelerator (5,000 sq/ft).
  • Manage regional budget and expenses responsibly.
  • Assures the implementation of the Idaho SBDC Strategic Plan and the Regional Action Plan in 10 counties in Southwest Idaho.
  • Ensure the Idaho SBDC attracts clients who will make an economic impact, that there is a good flow of client referrals, and that there is awareness of the Idaho SBDC with key stakeholders and referral partners.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with economic development leaders in all the counties within the region to assure small business needs are met.
  • Captures critical client information in the Management Information System.

5% Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively problem solve
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and motivate others
  • The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, partners, audiences, small businesses and elected officials.
  • Consulting, problem solving, and computer literacy.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience or equivalent including 5 years managerial experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or Equivalent in Business
  • 5 years experience operating a small business
  • 5 years experience managing and leading a team with proven results

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starts at $87,170 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications and a resume with employment history.

Advertised: June 22, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: August 6, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time


Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.


Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.


Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The


Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.


Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.


Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.


We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.


Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

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