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ISBDC, Executive Director Overview

  • Work Type: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75193
  • Pay Grade: P14
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Executive Director
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Management Consulting


Provides leadership and management of the Idaho Small Business Development Center to focus the efforts of colleges and universities to meet the needs of small businesses.  This includes strategic planning, development of resources, management of personnel (professional staff, faculty, students, and volunteers), control of budgets, evaluation and feedback of program outputs.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years experience including 6 years managerial experience or Master’s Degree and 5 years experience in Business.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively problem solve
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of government regulations/accounting, marketing, business management, contracts and economic development at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Skills in leading an organization, setting goals, monitoring progress, and delivering impacts.
  • Skills in problem solving, collaboration, customer management, and computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the ISBDC, Executive Director must:

  • Lead and direct Idaho Small Business Development Center’s planning for delivery of outreach programs to assist small businesses.
  • Develop a strategic plan with participation from BSU, ISU, CSI, LCSC, and NIC Centers.  Responsible to State government, federal partners, and accreditation for implementing strategy.
  • Responsible for planning, operationalizing, and documenting all systems in accordance with national accreditation standards.
  • Meet with Congressional offices to provide program updates and coordinate program delivery.
  • Directly supervise four employees and indirectly supervise five regional directors.  Set goals, monitor work activities and evaluate performance.
  • Direct hiring of state office employees and participate in and approve the hiring of regional directors.
  • Collect and analyze client needs. Based on client needs, evaluate and develop new programs to be delivered statewide.
  • Evaluate the services of the Center as viewed by the customer and by external review standards developed nationally.  Review customer feedback and develop plans for corrective actions when necessary.

35% of Time the ISBDC, Executive Director

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the ISBDC, Executive Director

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Some travel for ISBDC, Executive Director

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.