Dakota Broadband Board (DBB) seeks an Executive Director

A good job for the right person…

DBB Executive Director

Please Note:  The position is being posted on behalf of the Dakota Broadband Board and is not a City of Mendota Heights position.

The Dakota Broadband Board (DBB) is seeking an Executive Director.

The DBB Executive Director performs executive level work directing all operations and activities of the DBB. Duties include Board and Committee administration, budgeting and financial administration, marketing of commercial dark fiber, legal and compliance oversight, contracting and contractor management. The position reports to the Chair of the DBB and takes direction from the DBB Board of Directors and the DBB Executive Committee.

Education and Experience:

The DBB Executive Director position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or a closely related field; a master’s degree is preferred.   Additionally, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in organizational administration with background and experience in government, sales, marketing and/or business operations including experience with local governments, especially community development agencies is desired. Interested candidates should have a familiarity with fiber telecommunications systems, project management and knowledge of the federal E-rate program.


The ideal candidate would have a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities including excellent written and verbal communications, knowledge of how to seek out sales opportunities and a drive to pursue those, an aptitude for creating attractive marketing materials, an understanding of working with elected officials and government staff, and an ability to uncover potential beneficial options for cooperation and mutual advantage among public and private entities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Hiring Salary Range: $98,543 to $113,554

Full Salary Range: $98,543 to $127,927

Hours and Location:  The DBB offices are located at the City of Farmington Municipal Center. The DBB Executive Director is a full-time position and is eligible for telecommuting.

For more information on the Dakota Broadband Board, please visit the following links:

To Apply:

Interested individuals must submit a cover letter and resume, City of Mendota Heights application and application supplement by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2019. Applications must be received by the deadline for consideration.  Application materials are available for download at www.mendota-heights.com. Application materials are also available at Mendota Heights City Hall located at 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118 or by calling 651-255-1356.


Signed applications can be submitted:

  • Via US Mail to—City of Mendota Heights, Attention: Cheryl Jacobson, Assistant City Administrator, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118; or
  • Via email in PDF format to–cherylj@mendota-heights.com; or
  • In person at– City of Mendota Heights, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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