From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Exciting Opportunity: Become Executive Director at TechHelp Idaho

Are you passionate about manufacturing excellence and driving economic growth? We’re seeking an experienced individual to lead TechHelp to empower Idaho manufacturers to thrive.

If you have a proven track record of strategic leadership, resource management, fostering partnerships, and cultivating relationships, we want to hear from you! Take the next step in your career and make a difference in the Idaho manufacturing community and in the MEP National Network!

About Us
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. As a trusted partner, we collaborate with manufacturers to drive innovation, improve efficiency, and achieve sustainable success.

Why Join Us?

Impact: Lead the TechHelp team in supporting the growth and success of Idaho manufacturers to make a lasting impact on businesses and communities across the state and the nation.
Strategy: Drive change and transformation through forward-thinking approaches that shape the TechHelp direction and vision.
Culture: Guide a team of passionate and talented professionals who are dedicated to the TechHelp mission and making a difference in the manufacturing community.
Innovation: Affect transformation in the manufacturing sector with a team of industry experts and consultants who deliver cutting-edge solutions and services.
Collaboration: Influence a diverse network of stakeholders, including manufacturers, industry associations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

What You Will Do?
With trust, creativity, and expertise, the Executive Director will:

Lead the TechHelp organization, including strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and program execution to fulfill its mission and remain a Center in good standing with university, state, and federal funders.
Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with local manufacturing businesses, industry associations, government agencies, educational institutions, and other key organizations critical to Center performance.
Support a team of professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and resources to drive performance excellence and client success.
Collaborate to pursue the TechHelp vision as trusted manufacturing advisors, by leveraging the power of teamwork and communication.
Achieve program outcomes from consulting operations by supporting business development, securing and managing grants, evaluating performance metrics, and reporting on the impact of Center services to stakeholders.
Travel across Idaho and nationally, approximately 25% of the time to meet with the TechHelp team, partners, and national stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience, including 6 years of managerial experience.

Salary and Benefits:
$125k – 139k per year DOE, plus an excellent benefits package, including health and wellness, vacation and sick leave, holidays, retirement savings, tuition fee assistance, and more. For more information, visit

How to Apply:
Ready to take the next step in your career, where your ideas and leadership can make a difference?
The position is open until filled.

More About TechHelp
As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) National Network, TechHelp offers Idaho companies access to the knowledge and expertise of a national network of 1,500 manufacturing experts at 51 Centers (

A partnership of Boise State, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance, TechHelp is proud to be Idaho’s NIST MEP center. Our team provides statewide access to services and resources from university-based offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, and Pocatello. Our mission is to grow Idaho manufacturers, food processors, and entrepreneurs and improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

As Idaho’s Economic Development Administration University Center, TechHelp leverages university resources to create growth and jobs in rural and underserved areas of Idaho. Across the state, we give our clients access to a network of local, regional, and national resources through our university, private sector, and national MEP resource providers.

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