State Program Director

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, Finance, College of Business & Economics, Senior-Level

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The State Program Director is responsible to lead and manage the APEX Accelerator Program - a partnership of the Idaho Small Business Development Center and Boise State University. APEX Accelerator provides technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments. 

This position will be expected to work in-person from Boise State’s campus 40 hours/week.

Relocation assistance will be the responsibility of the employee.

Department Overview:

The APEX Accelerator program focuses on building a strong, sustainable, and resilient U.S. supply chains by assisting a wide range of businesses that pursue and perform under contracts with federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors.

Level Scope:

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and campus wide goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls with a focus on policy and strategy implementation. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets and requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one area.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the APEX State Program Director must:

  • Supervise staff; assign projects, manage workload, provide training and identify relevant professional development opportunities and conduct annual evaluations and goal setting.

  • Oversees employment and other administrative services. May supervise the work of employees and provide feedback and counsel to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Attends meetings as a member of the management team. Implements actions for improvement and practical solutions as approved by management.

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and management in the areas of: reporting and analytics, account operations, account technology platforms, special initiatives and process improvements.

  • Leads and facilitates communication of best practices, policies, procedures and initiatives. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.

  • Manages finance and budget processes and procedures.

40% of the time the APEX State Program Director must:

  • Leads and directs APEX Accelerator planning for delivery of outreach programs to assist Idaho businesses. This includes a lead center and additional sub-centers located throughout the state. (3+)

  • Responsible for negotiating Statewide performance metrics with stakeholders.

  • Sets and monitors critical measures with the team to ensure the network delivers outputs and impacts per expectations and requirements.

  • Evaluate the success of consulting and training to determine client satisfaction and the impact of consulting. Adjusts consulting and training as necessary to maximize impact.

  • Engage economic development and business partners to leverage APEX’s impact. Develop a referral network with the businesses and community.

  • Coordinates the efforts of the Idaho APEX with other Federal and State agencies to provide the highest level of service possible for Idaho businesses. This includes a wide array of federal, state, or local agencies.

  • Meets with Congressional offices to provide program updates and coordinate program delivery.

  • Develops an annual proposal for funding from the stakeholders and prepares budgets, in conjunction with the SBDC State office, and presentations to key stakeholders.

  • Manage all program expenditures adhering to annual budget and spending regulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Experience supervising professional staff in addition to knowledge of inclusive and effective recruitment.

  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and supervising staff.

  • Ability to effectively present information.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships across management and functions.

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting complex documents and situations.

  • Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 5 years experience in similar work, including 1 year of managerial experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years of managerial experience.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $85,000 to $96,000 annually, commensurate with 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:
  • Resume with education and work experience, including dates of employment and description of responsibilities.

  • Cover letter indicating your interest in this position.

  • Three references.

About Us:
Nestled along the Boise River and steps from the state capitol, Boise State University fosters a vibrant and welcoming academic environment that fuels student and employee success. We’re a trailblazing institution, nationally recognized for our innovative spirit and commitment to positive impact on Idaho and beyond.

We’re building a thriving community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, experiences, and perspectives come together to create a rich and rewarding academic experience. Applications from all backgrounds are welcomed.
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at 



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