The Idaho School Boards Association advocates for Idaho students and public education with leadership and service for local school boards.

Championing Education Since 1942

ISBA Positions


Communication & Program Manager



The position is based in Boise, Idaho and the salary range is $70,000 – $85,000, depending on experience. The job posting and job description attached has more information, but in short, the position would:

  • Supervise and manage the Superintendent Search program, including promoting the service and conducting searches with school boards in Idaho
  • Author media content and op-ed pieces
  • Work with communication team to create content for distribution
  • Occasionally conduct in-district, statewide, and event related workshops
  • Assist with co-authoring policy updates to ISBA’s two model policy manuals

The minimum qualifications are:
Holds a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area(s) of assignment, or has four years of documented work experience appropriate to the area(s) of assignment

  • Has excellent and quick writing and editing skills that demonstrate ability to simplify complex information
  • Has experience in presenting in front of medium to large sized groups
  • Has competency with social media platforms, and office programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Works independently with general supervision

These qualifications would stand out for the position:

  • A strong commitment to the mission of the Idaho School Boards Association
  • Has familiarity with the public education system, or other similar public agencies
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills, especially the ability to follow through on commitments with members, staff and stakeholder
  • Has a minimum of three years in education, media relations, public affairs, communications, or a related field

Additionally, ISBA is willing to consider a small relocation fee for the right applicants who reside outside of the greater Boise area.

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please contact Misty Swanson at or 208-854-1476.