Knute Nelson Careers

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. 

At Knute Nelson, we’re driven by servant leadership. It’s a culture of mutual respect and trust, of listening and playing to your strengths. It’s why we provide such high-quality care. And why our employees love working here.

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At Knute, people truly care about me and my professional growth. The positive organizational culture keeps me feeling motivated and inspired to do my work. There is also a challenge that keeps me going. Every day there is a sense of accomplishment and feeling rewarded.
- Amanda, Clinical Care Support, Grand Arbor

Why Knute Nelson?

Positive, respectful culture.

You’ll see it in how we care for our patients and residents and how we work with each other.

Your professional growth.

It’s as important to us as it is to you. We provide ongoing training and coaching to help you grow in your career. And in 2018, we provided $145,000 in employee scholarships.

Generous benefits.

Besides competitive compensation, you’ll receive:

  • Generous and cost-effective employee benefits package
  • Generous paid leave
  • Flexible schedules
  • Opportunities to grow in your career
  • Scholarships to advance your career
  • Training and coaching
  • Free memberships to the YMCA and the Nelson Wellness Centers at Grand Arbor and Nelson Gables
  • Employee celebrations and events
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extensive discounts for local businesses
  • Volunteer time off



More than 550 employees serve across our family of services:

  • Assisted Living
  • Enhanced Assisted Living
  • Home Care
  • Hospice
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home (Care Center)
  • Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Short-Term Rehab
  • Wellness Centers
  • Pioneer Grill at Grand Arbor


Knute Nelson covers 21 counties in West-Central Minnesota. Our offices and facilities are located in:

  • Alexandria
  • Baxter
  • Elbow Lake
  • Fergus Falls
  • Little Falls
  • Long Prairie
  • Morris
  • Park Rapids
  • Wadena
  • Waite Park


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"To enrich the lives of everyone we serve."

WHAT Our employees say

The people here are friendly and respectful and want to help. There’s a big team atmosphere and people really care about the residents and living out the mission. That’s also why I choose to stay here.
- John, Environmental Services Team

I chose aging services over acute care because I get to use my nursing on a daily basis. I get to build relationships with family members and the outside community. I also get to further my nursing career with the scholarships they offer here. It’s easy to come to work every day. People smile when you come in the door and say, “Hello!” Everyone’s positive.
- Caity, LPN, Care Center

We hire based on values and performance and get some really good people because of that. I have caring individuals on my team that I work with every day. Before, I managed a restaurant. Now I get to work in a restaurant setting and also work in aging services. It’s a dream come true.
- Steph, Dining Room Manager, Grand Arbor

When I went to college, I learned about the senior living services industry and never turned back. I don’t think I’ll ever leave. I love being able to go home knowing I made a difference in an elderly person’s life.
- Brittney, Vice President of Housing