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.  Forbes ranks Greater Mankato 3rd 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:



♦ Nurse Practitioner

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for a full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to provide patient care at our Mankato location and on our Medical Mobile unit. Join our patient-centered and compassionate team!

About Us:

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 or our patients. Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community. Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our Mankato location, we have a Mobile Health program (Medical and Dental) that serves communities across southern MN. Open Door Health Center is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location.

Required Skills:  

Must have a professional knowledge of medical/nursing theory and practice, physical assessment, diagnosis, pharmacology, and management of acute and chronic health.  Experience and knowledge in Behavioral Health is a plus. The NP must have a Master’s Degree in nursing and have a current MN license with a minimum of two to five years’ experience.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and with patients, visitors, and outside agencies. He/should demonstrate successful crisis management skills, with experience in diffusing difficult situations.  Experience working in a community health setting with diverse populations and bi-lingual skills are a plus.

♦ Internships

There are no positions available for Interns in the medical department at this time.


♦ Dental Director  Click for more information

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is a rapidly growing, innovative, and mission-driven nonprofit organization.  We provide integrated dental, behavioral health and medical care, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and culturally diverse people.  In addition to our newly expanded 17 operatory clinic within our fixed site in Mankato, MN, we also operate a 3-chair mobile clinic that travels across southern Minnesota.  We have a great demand for our services, so there is a possibility of expanding to meet the needs.  Our collegial team environment supports our mission to provide care for all who need it, while focusing on education and prevention as the keys to our support of patients.  In addition to providing comprehensive care, we also support education through partnerships with several schools to provide learning opportunities for their students, and will soon be kicking off an innovative Community Health program to better support the health and wellbeing of our dental patients.

Position Summary:
The Dental Director is responsible for developing and overseeing the clinical aspects of the dental program, vision for growth and sustainability, mentoring staff dentists and dental therapists, as well as, providing direct dental care to patients.  This position is responsible for supervision of Dentists, Dental Therapists, and the Dental Services Manager. This position is part of the ODHC Leadership Team and reports to the Chief Operations Officer.

Position Requirements:
The Dental Director must have a MN Dental Degree (DDS or DMD) in good standing with continuous medical education, experience supervision clinical staff, and experience practicing in a community health setting. The Dental Director manages the day-to-day clinical operations, delegates’ duties as necessary and determined, provides direct dental care to patients, precepts dental students during their rotation, and works collaboratively with other health care departments to ensure optimum patient health and patient care. This position requires the candidate to have strong written and verbal communication skills, experience in goal setting and creating a vision for growth, the ability to work with technology and electronic health records, and experienced integrating with the field of medicine. Bilingual skills are a plus.

How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to: Open Door Health Center, Attn: Human Resources, 309 Holly Lane, Mankato, MN 56001 or email said information to:

♦ 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. 

♦ Licensed Dental Assistant - 2 Full Time and 1 Part-time openings due to growth

The Dental Assistant is responsible for providing chair-side dental assistance for the provider to ODHC patients in a professional and patient-focused manner, using established dental procedures and techniques.  He/She provides dental education to a diverse patient population.

The Dental Assistant must have a diploma/degree in Dental Assisting and holds a current registration/license in Minnesota as a dental assistant.  He/she must have excellent communication skills, understand the needs of the underserved populations, and have the ability to build positive relationships. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.

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. 



♦ Community Health Worker (English/Spanish speaking) - full-time

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for a full-time 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.  This CHW would be primarily working within the Dental department and with dental patients/clients to assist with access to needed medical care. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish is a requirement.

Preferred Qualities:

The CHW must have a certification in Community Health or a degree in Social Work, 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 are a must.  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 occasionally, using their own vehicle, to provide in-home services, therefore the CHW must possess a valid drivers’ license and minimum liability insurance. 

♦ Internships

Internships for Community Health are available.

Clinical internships for Behavioral Health are not available until Spring 2016.


We currently do not have any Human Resources positions available.


♦ Support Service Representative I - Bilingual (English-Spanish)

Open Door Health Center in Mankato, MN, seeks a qualified, passionate, candidate for an on-call SSR I position. This position is at the front desk and responsible for providing patient services support, scheduling, discount and medication assistance programs, and support to medical 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. Written and oral bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are a must. This position is eligible for benefits including paid time off, health and dental, retirement savings, and supplemental benefits.


There are currently no positions available in the finance department.


Community Outreach Specialists (multiple positions available)

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has openings for multiple fulltime Community Outreach Specialists. The Community Outreach Specialist serves as a community health connector in an assigned Mobile Clinic Services location (currently Marshall, MN; Worthington, MN; and Gaylord, MN).

This is a multi-faceted position that may evolve and adapt as the needs of the community and ODHC programs grow. The Community Outreach Specialist serves as a local liaison between the ODHC Outreach & Enrollment Manager and the local community.  He/she is responsible for creating and maintaining connections with local agencies, organizations, patients, and other key community stakeholders; promoting mobile services and the ODHC mission of providing quality healthcare in our target communities; representing ODHC at local events and community activities; publicly speaking on behalf of ODHC, as directed by work with key main site staff, for support and marketing and communications; patient registration; support functions; and maintaining continued communication with the Outreach & Enrollment Manager.


The Community Outreach Specialist must have extensive experience working with local diverse populations and an understanding of the issues and barriers to accessing services and support faced by those communities. This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent with two years’ work experience in a community service organization, healthcare, public health work, or closely related work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in order to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, outside agencies and providers. Bilingual language skills are a must. Experience using computers and Microsoft Office software, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. is a must. The ability to define and keep professional relationships is required.


 For the internships listed above, please email educational and work history, along with a letter of intent, to