TechHelp, Executive Director

Apply now Job no: 498269
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Business & Economics, Senior-Level

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing TechHelp – a partnership of Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance.  As Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center and Economic Development University Center, TechHelp provides technical and business assistance to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers across the state of Idaho.

Department Overview:

TechHelp is a partnership of Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance. As Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center and Economic Development University Center, TechHelp provides for-fee technical and business assistance to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers across the state of Idaho.

Level Scope:

Directs through subordinate Managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of campus. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall campus wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate Managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with campus and system wide objectives and initiatives.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the TechHelp, Executive Director must:

  • Lead the TechHelp organization to fulfill its MEP mission, remain a Center in good standing relative to university, state, and federal funders, and remain financially sound.
  • Provide organizational vision and lead strategic planning efforts.
  • Facilitate field consulting operations, including business development and sales, project work oversight, capacity management, standard project pricing, and client satisfaction.
  • Advocate for employee satisfaction and professional development of staff.
  • Regularly travel to field operations across Idaho.
  • Secure and manage on-going and new grants to maintain and grow the TechHelp program.
  • Coordinate TechHelp activities with university units and public agencies in the State of Idaho.
  • Lead the TechHelp management/support team to ensure  satisfaction of federal grant funders, state government and university stakeholders.

35% of the time the TechHelp, Executive Director must:

  • Ensure the systems and processes are in place to manage federal cooperative agreement and other grants; state agency appropriation; for-fee public events and programs; client relationships, projects, and billing; and partner relationships and agreements.
  • Manage financial and other key partner relationships that contribute to critical center metrics, including clients, revenue, economic impact and grant cost share.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with other key university, state, federal, non profit and private organizations that can further TechHelp’s mission.
  • Additional duties as determined by department and university needs.

5% of the time the TechHelp, Executive Director must:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with partners to manage federal grant programs.
  • Experience in managing a consulting practice, including client business development (sales), new product and service development, and organizational management.
  • Experience using continuous improvement tools (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.).
  • Experience with manufacturing businesses.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years experience or equivalent including 6 years managerial experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $125,000 to $139,651.20 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 and cover letter. 



Advertised: Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Subscribe to Jobs
Equal Employment Opportunity
Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. Boise State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 426-1616 or
Jeanne Clery Act
Each year, Boise State University prepares an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report as part of the University's commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State's separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State's campuses. Also included in the report are the University's institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others. You can obtain a copy of the report by accessing the following website or you can request a copy of the report by contacting the University's Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706; by calling 208-426-6911; or by sending an email to
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report