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State Government

Office of the
State Board
of Education

PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0037




Non-Classified Opening

School Finance & Resource Program Manager

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State Board of Education

Open for Recruitment: April 19, 2017 - May 16, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS089629
Salary Range: $27.00 - $29.00 per hour (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.


The school finance and resource program manager acts at the direction of the State Board of Education’s Public Charter School Commission Director to provide staff support for the Idaho Public Charter School Commission (IPCSC). This position applies considerable judgment and initiative toward the evaluation of IPCSC portfolio schools’ needs and outcomes, develops and provides resources for school leaders, reports school status to the IPCSC, and implements IPCSC direction toward the fulfillment of its function as Idaho’s independent charter school authorizer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviews fiscal reports and analyzes financial trends of IPCSC portfolio schools.
  • Evaluates budgets associated with new charter petitions and proposed charter amendments, and assists petitioners and schools in preparing proposals for submission to the IPCSC.
  • Develops and provides financial and operational training, based on best practices, to inform and evaluate schools.
  • Develops and maintains resource networks and correspondence for schools and commissioners.
  • Performs/participates in training and evaluation visits to IPCSC portfolio schools.
  • Assists with charter school evaluation, annual reporting, renewal/non-renewal, and revocation proceedings.
  • Interprets, prepares, and presents information to varied audiences.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Collects, reviews, and verifies required fiscal reports from IPCSC portfolio schools, and assists with preparation of detailed reports of progress, deficiencies, and findings.
  • Evaluates IPCSC portfolio school budgets to make determinations regarding ongoing fiscal stability and appropriate use of public funds.
  • Participates in or conducts evaluations and discussions regarding IPCSC portfolio schools’ performance outcomes, with a focus on identification of school needs and provision of resources.
  • Gathers and presents data with regard to IPCSC portfolio school financial performance outcomes.
  • Communicates IPCSC and staff direction to portfolio schools and assists charter school boards and developers through workshops, tools development, resource provision, training, and responses to inquiries.
  • Assembles data and prepares presentations, meeting materials, newsletters, and reports.
  • Provides various support services to the IPCSC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Program management experience including planning, coordination, and implementation of processes; ability to evaluate complex issues and communicate findings clearly and without bias; ability to explain specialized or complex material in a manner useful to the public at large; and ability to apply statute, administrative procedures, and policy to diverse circumstances.
  • Fiscal analysis knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel for school oversight, school training, and professional development purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience with public charter schools, and knowledge of Idaho state and federal law as it pertains to public charter schools.
  • Statistics, data analysis, and research design skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or a combination of at least five years of education and relevant experience, preferably related to public school finance and operations.
  • Public education knowledge and experience, ideally in a school leadership role.
  • Public school fiscal analysis experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of interest that describes their qualifications and background, (2) a resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Send the above information to the attention of Alan Schoenwald: 

hr@osbe.idaho.gov (preferred)


Idaho State Board of Education
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037



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.