Fort Dodge Community School Disctrict

Human Resources

Welcome to the Human Resources Department

Fort Dodge = Quality Life




The community of Fort Dodge is located on the Des Moines River in Webster County, approximately 90 miles north of Iowa’s capital, Des Moines, and has a population of approximately 25,230. The Fort Dodge Community School District has approximately 3,700 students attending nine schools: one early learning center for preschool and transitional kindergarten, four elementary buildings which house grades kindergarten through 4; two middle schools, one which houses grades 5-6 and one which houses grades 7-8; one high school which houses grades 9-12 and an alternative high school.

Fort Dodge offers exceptional opportunities for employment, entertainment, education, shopping, and just living a well-balanced Midwest life. The Fort Dodge area is known for the following:

  • Exceptional healthcare, which includes Trinity Regional Medical Center, Berryhill Center for Mental Health, Paula Baber Hospice House, and a soon to be new cancer center.
  • A shopping mall, a downtown historic district, and quaint locally owned stores
  • Cultural opportunities including an art museum, public library, a fort and historical museum, community theaters and area symphonies, multiple celebrations and concerts.
  • A regional airport with non-stop service to Minneapolis three times a day.
  • Recreational facilities including an aquatic center, softball/baseball/soccer complex, an extensive trail system with 15 new trails in 2012, an off-highway vehicle park for all-terrain vehicles and motor bikes, a speedway, designated areas for remote control vehicles, a skateboard park, community orchard, numerous city and county parks and lakes, and locations for music concerts throughout the year. Among the recreational activities available are fishing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, ice skating, biking, golfing, and camping.
  • A diverse faith community
  • Community celebrations, which consists of Market on Central, Apple Fest, Dragon Boats, Blues Under the Trees, Couch Freak Boogie Skydiving, Indoor Triathlon, Frontier Days, Adventure Race, Hy-Vee 5k/Half Marathon, Dayton Rodeo, Gowrie 4th of July Celebration, and concerts at the Oleson Park Bandshell every Sunday evening throughout the summer.

The community of Fort Dodge provides widespread support and pride for its public schools. The District has the distinction of employing a highly talented work force of nearly 620 educational and support staff who know that our students are our most valuable resource.  We hope you will consider joining us. The District offers a comparable and attractive salary and benefit package with an excellent work environment. We are not too large or too small to meet your personal and professional needs. 

The Fort Dodge Community School District shall not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or marital status in its programs, services, and employment practices. Inquiries and complaints may be directed to the District’s Affirmative Action Coordinator, Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St., Fort Dodge, IA, 50501, 515-576-1161 or the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Midwestern Division, 10220 North Executive Hills Boulevard, 8th Floor, Kansas City, MO  64153-1367.


Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.

The Fort Dodge Community School District is an
equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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