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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/05
Posting End Date: 2024/04/22
Category: Management
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 34.00
Maximum Salary: 38.21
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

*Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Idaho Department of Labor connects job seekers with employment opportunities, supports workers through career and life transitions, and administers state labor laws.

Serve Idaho, has an opening for a Program Manager in the Boise Central Office. Details regarding the position are listed below. If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below and submit your application materials by the close of business, Friday, April 15, 2024Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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

Serve Idaho is the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism and is part of the Idaho Department of Labor. Our mission is to inspire and recognize volunteers and to empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs. For additional information visit

The applicant who is selected for this position will be required to pass a background check.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Danilo Cabrera ([email protected]).  To learn more about Serve Idaho and the Idaho Department of Labor, please visit our website at: 

Program Management

  • In compliance with federal regulation, direct the administration of an effective and efficient AmeriCorps State grant program, with responsibility for compliance with all federal rules, regulations, policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Establish and maintain effective financial systems and fiscal controls in the administration of federal funds. 
  • Identify and secure matching funds as required for federal grant.
  • Oversight and management of grants/contracts officer, project coordinator, financial specialist, interns, and any internal volunteers.
  • Grant writing, including applying for federal and private foundation grants.
  • Track and report metrics for federal grant reporting.
  • Complete annual staff performance evaluations.

Commission Oversight

  • Ensure Commission meetings are held in compliance with all rules and regulations, including Idaho’s open meeting laws.
  • Serves as staff representative to 15-25 member appointed board of Commissioners and work closely with Commissioners to provide for policy analysis, policy and program guidance, community outreach and community support for AmeriCorps, national service, and volunteerism.
  • Develop and gather materials for commission meetings to include updating strategic operational dashboard, commission meeting minutes, agendas.
  • Work in collaboration with the Governance Committee to update the follow: commissioner policy manual, bylaws, policies and procedures, commissioner onboarding tools.
  • Work in collaboration with Commission Governance Committee to ensure representation of commission is compliant with the Executive Order and submit applications for appointment/reappointment as required by the Governor’s office.
  • Serve as the staff liaison with the Governance Committee.
  • Oversee the strategic planning process to include serving as the lead for the strategic planning ad hoc committee, survey development, community conversations/partnership and communication with the Governor’s office on priorities.
  • Track commission progress towards goals/objectives as outlined in the strategic plan and report quarterly on progress.
  • Track national/state policy changes and interpret the impact on the commission. Develop updated policies and procedures in response.
  • Arrange travel coordination for commissioners for bi-annual meetings.

External Relations

  • Develop partnerships to increase Serve Idaho’s statewide presence.
  • Outreach to nonprofit and state agencies in development of national service programming to address emerging needs.
  • Serve as liaison with partner organizations including the Governor’s office, AmeriCorps office, national direct organizations in Idaho, AmeriCorps NCCC regional office, community organizations and the media.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships to provide for effective collaboration to meet community needs through national service and volunteerism.
  • Serves as chief spokesperson for national service, AmeriCorps State and volunteerism, promoting community capacity building to effectively use volunteers in meeting community needs.
  • Prepare and present public speeches, presentations, panel workshops and other public speeches before citizen and professional groups.
  • Establish and update internal administrative policies and procedures, including Commissioner Policy Manual and Serve Idaho standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Develop and implement training for Serve Idaho staff and commissioners, including new staff orientation.
  • Generate press releases.

Internal Organizational Coordination

  • Serve as liaison between Serve Idaho and Idaho Department of Labor.
  • Serve as liaison between Serve Idaho and Governor’s office.
  • Oversee Grants/Contracts Officer and Financial Specialist to ensure grant making process and evaluation is compliant with CNCS regulations.


  • Competency in management and demonstrated leadership skills.

Please attach a cover letter and a current resume including three (3) professional references when submitting your application.   Your cover letter and/or resume should specifically address how your work experience meets the responsibilities, qualifications, and the required skills of the position.  

Please submit your application material to:
Email: [email protected] 
Idaho Department of Labor
317 W. Main St.
Boise, Idaho 83735
Attn: Human Resources


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.