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Director of Communications – Mankato Area Public Schools

A full-time assignment as Director of Communications is available with Mankato Area Public Schools beginning November 30, 2020.  This is a 12-month, non-affiliated position.

This position will provide leadership and direction for all internal & external district-wide communication consistent with a plan that supports and aligns with the district’s strategic plan. Enhance the school district’s image and engage the community to build public support for the school district. Effectively communicate about Mankato Area Public Schools so that staff, parents, and community are well-informed.


  1. Holds a bachelor’s degree and has extensive experience with coursework in Education or Education Administration.  Master’s degree or equivalent educational/technology experience preferred.
  2. Has at least five years of experience in a related field.
  3. Has demonstrated evidence of educational and/or technology leadership.
  4. Has demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, parents, and community.

Application deadline:  October 13, 2020.  Submit cover letter, completed application form (available on, transcripts, and at least 3 current letters of recommendation. Apply here.

This position will be filled based on the experience, competency, and qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the District.  District 77 complies with state and federal fair employment regulations.

For further information contact the Human Resources Office at (507-387-3017).