Knute Nelson

Vice President of Information Technology (IT)

Alexandria, MN
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Dec 29, 2020
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The mission of Knute Nelson is to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.


  • Establish Knute Nelson’s technology vision within the organization’s strategic framework.
  • Develop, manage, provide work direction and feedback for the IT department.
  • Conduct market research for technology to ensure evolving business needs are met.
  • Creating and establishing technology policies and procedures.
  • Acts as a good steward of Knute Nelsons resources and control technology department budgets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technological development.
  • Directs Knute Nelsons strategic direction, continuous improvement and future growth within the technology space.
  • Develops and implements long-term strategy for all computing platforms and storage technology, supporting business objectives and goals.
  • Translates business and IT strategic plans into organized and actionable design plans for the department ensuring that critical systems are meeting business requirements.
  • Works in a consultative fashion with other department leaders as an advisor of technologies that may improve their optimization, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Conducts research and case studies on leading technologies and make determinations on the probability of implementation.
  • Acts as a good steward of Knute Nelsons resources and control technology department budgets.
  • Manage day to day operations and provide guidance of the technology team members.
  • Evaluate and budget recommended solutions that comply with the corporate vision.

  • Familiarity with Fortinet products, Mitel, Microsoft Cloud solutions and healthcare EMR systems.
  • Actively drives the strategic partnership with key vendor and partner relationships.
  • Has responsibility for hiring, training, motivating, and retaining top talent resulting in the development and maintenance of a high-performance team.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in business, information technology/systems or related preferred.
  • 10+ years of information technology/systems experience required.
  • Working technical knowledge of current technology hardware, software, protocols, standards and regulations.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Leadership/management experience preferred.
  • Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
  • Required to have the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, residents and visitors.

Reports To:

ChiefFinancial Officer and Senior Vice President

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Knute Nelson's policy forbids employees and associates from discriminating against anyone based on race, religion, color, creed, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, familial status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Knute Nelson is committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career advancement.Knute Nelsonalso provides reasonable accommodations to disabled employees and applicants as required by law.

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