Career Opportunities

 About Open Door Health Center 

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being of our patients.  Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community.  We are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location. 

Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work.   You will be a valued member of a team that cares and makes a difference in our community.

Our team provides comprehensive and caring family practice medical, dental and behavioral health care to adults and children, including serving the low-income and underserved in southern Minnesota. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our current clinic, we started a Mobile Health program in March 2012. To find out more about Mobile Health, click here.

ODHC is located in Mankato, Minnesota on the banks of the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Only 70 minutes from the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Mankato is a community of 54,000, hosting several colleges, a flourishing arts community, and award winning schools.  Read more about Mankato in the June 29, 2012 article: Forbes ranks Greater Mankato 11th of "Best Small Places for Business and Careers".  Mankato/North Mankato was also recognized as a four time winner of 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance!

We invite you to send your resume/c.v. and cover letter to ODHC, Attn:  Human Resources at 309 Holly Lane, Suite 101, Mankato, MN  56001 or email us at  Please be sure to include the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Additionally, we require that all candidates complete and sign our Application for Employment in order to be considered a viable candidate. The Application for Employment is available as a pdf or Microsoft Word.

Thank you for your interest in Open Door Health Center!


We are growing! Positions currently available:



♦ Registered Dietitian – Full time

Open Door Health Center seeks a qualified, passionate, experienced candidate for a full-time Registered Dietitian to work in our Mankato Clinic. The candidate should be passionate about serving underserved patients, with an interest in contributing to our continued growth and outreach efforts. He/She will assess patient nutritional needs, provide nutritional education and counseling, advice patients on dietary plans, etc.  

Required Skills: Master’s degree in nutrition or related degree with two or more years of clinical experience. Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.  Must possess a current ADA membership. Bilingual language skills are a plus. 


♦ Dentist (DDS/DMD) - Full Time or Part-time           Click for more information

Full-time or Part-time collaborative Dentist position for our Mankato site, with rotation onto our mobile dental clinic. The candidate should be passionate about serving underserved patients, with an interest in contributing to our continued growth and outreach efforts. Must possess a current Licensure in MN in good standing. Bilingual language skills are a plus.

Clinic hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Mobile hours vary Monday-Friday. No weekends. 

We are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved location. 


We currently do not have any Human Resources positions available.


♦ Support Services Representative I – On Call

Open Door Health Center in Mankato, MN, seeks a qualified, candidate for an On-Call Service Support Representative position. This position is at the front desk and responsible for providing patient services support, scheduling, discount assistance programs, and support to staff with a variety of administrative tasks. The person in this position will represent Open Door Health Center in a professional, positive, friendly and courteous manner. Special consideration will be given to candidates with bilingual (Spanish) skills, both written and oral. 


♦ Community Health Worker 

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for a fulltime Community Health Worker (CHW). The CHW is responsible for reducing barriers to health and human services among vulnerable populations. He/she works to ensure integration of care within the context of the primary medical, dental and behavioral health departments, and promotes wellness by providing culturally appropriate health information to clients, providers and families.  The CHW provides health care literacy through advocacy with the individual, the family, community and other health care organizations to ensure the community capacity meets the required needs of all individuals.  

The CHW must have a certification in Community Health. In addition, an Associates or Bachelors’ degree is preferred, along with 1-2 years’ experience in case management, community health, counseling, social work or other related field. He/she should be knowledgeable of community organizations that can be of assistance in meeting the needs of the patient, as determined by the Community Health Coordinator. Verbal and written communication skills are required; bilingual language skills highly recommended; i.e. Spanish, Nuer, Anuak, Arabic, etc.  The CHW must have the proven ability to manage multiple or competing priorities, work with a diverse population of people, be detail oriented, and exhibit excellent follow up skills. He/she must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team oriented environment. The CHW will be required to travel, using their own vehicle, to provide in-home services, therefore the CHW must possess a valid drivers’ license, minimum liability. 


There are currently no positions available in the Finance Department.


There are currently no positions available in the Outreach & Enrollment Department. 


♦ Chief Executive Officer

Open Door Health Center has an opening for a fulltime Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO is responsible for promoting ODHC’s mission, philosophy, culture, and goals. This person will implement and ensure the organization meets the objectives of the strategic plan as developed by the Board of Directors. The CEO organizes, develops, and leads the leadership team while promoting ongoing development, professionalism, and motivation of all staff. This person must ensure that the clinical and financial strategies of ODHC achieve clinical quality and cost-effective benchmarks together with ongoing revenue maintenance and stability. The CEO develops and enhances the ODHC communication network through creating cultivating community relations with various healthcare systems and providers, partner agencies, key business leaders, and other pertinent organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree is required; consideration would be made for a candidate with outstanding experience and the commitment to the completion of a Master’s degree within three years. The CEO should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in which he/she has been in a key leadership role with responsibility and oversight of the clinical and financial wellbeing of an organization, staff development/management, and setting the strategies and vision of the organization. This person should possess a passion for exceptional patient care and should understand the needs of uninsured and underserved population. Previous experience and knowledge of the needs of a Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a plus. Applicants with bilingual skills (English/Spanish) will be given additional consideration.