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Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID


If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 334-5100 x419




Non-Classified Opening

IDJC Education Program Director

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Open for Recruitment: September 8, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS014551
Salary Range: 75,000 to 80,000 annually DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Join the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) for a rewarding career in the education field. We are seeking an experienced academic leader with top-notch administrative and interpersonal skills and a passion to help juveniles succeed through leadership of our education program at Juniper Hills School. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the announcement will remain open only until a candidate is chosen to fill the position. 

Successful applicants will be required to pass a FBI fingerprint background investigation.  For more information, please read the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Criminal History Background Check policy.

Juniper Hills is a special purpose year-round school accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.  Curriculum offered for credit towards high school graduation is "standards-aligned," often using the same texts that our counterpart public schools use, including special education  and vocational.  Juniper Hills requires a minimum of 46 credits for graduation.  Juveniles also prepare to take GED tests or complete requirements for their High School Equivalency (HSE). 

This position serves as the Superintendent of the Juniper Hills School and is responsible for planning, organizing, administering, and evaluating educational activities for the Education Division. 

The Education Program Director supervises three schools located within the state’s juvenile correction facilities (Lewiston, Nampa and St. Anthony).  IDJC Employs 46 certified teachers across our three facilities including seven (7) special education teachers, a school psychologist along with professional and administrative staff that together make-up the Education Division.  The Division serves approximately 240 students per year. 

The person hired will be a part of the IDJC Leadership Team.  This Team guides and directs the Director and the agency in pursuing our strategic plan and vision and values of developing productive citizens in active partnership with communities.  We value a professional environment that fosters communication, credibility, dignity, and respect for staff, the public and juveniles.


  • Manages and monitors a budget ranging from $2.4 to $7.3 million.
  • Identifies budget needs and capital improvements.
  • Develops and implements education program goals, policies, and procedures and implements programs and service objectives to enhance operational effectiveness.
  • Ensures education program remains accredited through AdvancED or current accrediting organization
  • Ensures compliance with the Juvenile Corrections Act, federal and state laws, federal and state rules and Governor executive orders.
  • Ensures juveniles are provided free appropriate public, educational services (FAPE), services as established by state and federal regulations.
  • Ensures systems are in place to prevent violation of juvenile rights, in relation to educational services.
  • Collaborate with the juvenile treatment program to ensure students receive necessary accommodations related to educational deficits are included in the juveniles’ treatment program.
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness for quality control measures.
  • Ensures education compliance monitoring for federal laws and regulations for in state and out of state contract providers and detention facilities housing IDJC juveniles occurs.
  • Reviews program activities to ensure compliance with national and state standards and establishes facility performance based outcome measurements through Performance-based Standards (PbS) and federal Civil Rights Data Collection CRDC, Neglected and Delinquent grant evaluations, Child Counts, and other state and federal data collection as required.
  • Promotes and coordinates the use of community resources to enhance education service delivery to juveniles in custody. 
  • Coordinates with local, county, and state officials on special programming needs for aftercare of juveniles released from state custody.
  • Reviews educational outcome data to monitor effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Reports on operations and special projects to IDJC Leadership, Board of Juvenile Corrections, and state and community partners. 
  • Represents IDJC and liaisons with various divisions at the State Department of Education and school district personnel, Interagency Council on Secondary Transition.
  • Participates in multi-state consortium for education in alternative settings.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional staff.
  • Delegates authority to subordinate managers to supervise personnel and direct operations within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensures subordinate staff are properly trained and in compliance with applicable agency, state, and federal rules, laws, and policies.
  • Prepares/adjusts supervisory staff work schedules.
  • Develops and presents training for staff as needed.

Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience, AND possession of a School Administrator Certificate or ability to obtain within six months, AND Master’s degree in Education or related field of Management/Administration, AND at least one (1) year experience in a management/leadership role in an educational setting.


  • Four (4) plus years teaching experience AND
  • Two (2) plus years of experience in a management/leadership role in an educational setting.
  • One or more years’ experience working with at risk adult or juvenile students.

What to Expect After You Submit Your Resume:
We will review resumes as they are received and interviews should begin within a couple of weeks of the date of this announcement.  To be considered your resume must show you meet the minimum qualifications.  In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, those candidates having the preferred qualifications may receive priority in the interview and selection process.

This is a non-classified position with the state of Idaho and receives the following benefits: 

  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Five (5) weeks of paid vacation annually
  • 12 days of paid sick leave annually with no maximum accrual limit
  • Ten paid holidays
  • PERSI Retirement
  • 401K Option
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Deferred compensation 457 retirement plan available
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 529 College Savings Plan available

How to Apply:

Please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/JobSeekers/JobForms.html and complete the State application packet,

Submit the completed State application packet and your resume to: Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections,  Attn: Pablo Coblentz via fax at 208-334-5120  or

scan and email to idjcjobs@idjc.idaho.gov

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Juvenile Corrections!

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.