Communications Specialist

Howard-Suamico School District

Founded in 1961, the nationally-recognized Howard-Suamico School District encompasses 53 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico – just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field – the district serves approximately 6,100 students in eight schools and nine community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 25th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. The HSSD vision, mission and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, follow us on Twitter (@HSSD) or visit

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Northeast Wisconsin
Green Bay, WI

The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and assists in the planning, improvement, and execution of ongoing operations within the School and Community Relations department. The Communications Specialist will work from the District Office and is a full-time, full-year exempt position. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. Start date is July 1, 2019.

Key Accountabilities:

Web and Digital Communications (50%): develop and maintain a comprehensive plan for executing website and digital communications in HSSD.

  • Lead transition to a new district website.
  • Support and train eight (8) teachers serving as site-based webmasters.
  • Provide and maintain relevant content on the district website and each school's website.
  • Research and stay current on tools and resources to support HSSD's use of best practices in digital communications, including mobile app-based communications.

Content Creation (25%): create and inspire two-way communication that connects and engages diverse audiences.

  • Develop content for website, social media, and print publications.
  • Represent School and Community Relations team at events, including photography and video.
  • Coordinate production of promotional videos for district and schools.
  • Graphic design support and coordination with external vendors and service providers.

Support (15%): provide support to School and Community Relations team in its role serving the HSSD District Office departments and operations.

  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Collaborative disposition within a team.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, and professional development opportunities to improve skills and keep abreast of technology changes.

Internal Communications (10%): collaborate with Director of Communications to coordinate internal communications consistent with HSSD core beliefs, vision, and mission.

  • Develop capacity to execute HSSD email newsletters for internal audiences, including analytics to measure effectiveness.
  • Maintain positive interpersonal engagement with principals and department leaders.


  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field required. 
  • One-to-three (1-3) years of related experience preferred. Experience in a K-12 public education setting strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and Google Drive-based tools strongly preferred.

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