Summer Academy 2 - Nurse (RN, LPN)

Summer Camp - Overnight
Sleep-Away Camp
Experience Required
Degree Required
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Job Description

Northwestern University - June 24th to August 5th

The Organization

At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented economically disadvantaged BIPOC students develop inter-generational wealth and financial security and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country so desperately needs. 

Our comprehensive, data-driven, high-touch program model focuses on the key inflection points that can be the difference between graduating from college and graduating from a top college with the grades, degree, career skills, and networks needed to thrive in any career. Throughout our six-year program, Scholars benefit from admissions guidance and intensive academic preparation before college, and a comprehensive set of academic, personal, social-emotional, financial, and career supports throughout college – all meant to contribute to their economic mobility, starting from their very first job post-graduation. 

(Please read Thrive’s Economic Mobility Statement below.)

The Program

As rising high-school seniors, and rising college first-years, students attend our Summer Academy Program (six weeks in the first summer, five weeks in the second). At its core, Summer Academy (SA) is an immersive academic experience where students learn the quantitative, writing, and critical thinking skills they need to excel in college and in their preferred majors, with additional time devoted to personal and professional development topics. Summer Academy is a residential program held on the campuses of Amherst College and Northwestern University. This year, we will serve approximately 500 students across both sites.

The Position

Thrive Scholars is seeking to hire a team of Nurses to live on-site and oversee the health and safety of Scholars and Staff at our 2024 Summer Academy. The nursing staff will work with the Site Director and the Assistant Site Directors to ensure Scholars and staff have an enjoyable and safe summer. As this is a residential program, the nursing staff will live in a residence hall and will work together to provide coverage 24 hours/day, via 12 hour on-call shifts, for the duration of the program, in case urgent matters arise. The RN will have 6 paid days off over the course of Summer Academy.


  • RN/LPNs staffing the Northwestern Summer Academy will participate in virtual orientation in May (exact time TBD) and orientation and planning in Evanston from June 24th - 27th, with Summer Academy starting on June 28th. 

Reports to: Summer Academy Site Director


  • $7,500-$10,000 for RNs, commensurate with experience, plus room, board, laundry facilities

  • $6,000-$7,000 for LPNs, commensurate with experience, plus room, board, laundry facilities


Primary Responsibilities The RN/LPN on site will be responsible for the following: 

  • Provide healthcare to meet individual needs of staff and students.

  • Keep regular Health Center hours and be available “on-call” at all times for emergencies.

  • Assist with coordinating trips to off-campus health providers, physicians, or emergency treatment locations.

  • Responding to any emergency which may arise at Summer Academy.

  • Serve as program liaison with any local healthcare providers.

  • Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the students and staff.

  • Organize, clean, and set up the Health Station in preparation of the first day of Summer Academy.

  • Maintain inventory and work with the Site Director to order all necessary refills of medical supplies and equipment as needed over the summer.

  • Secure all student medications in the Health Station.

  • Plan, schedule, and administer proper medication times throughout the day for Scholars to receive appropriate medicine.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed medical records according to state.

  • Oversee First Aid procedures.

  • Assist in COVID-19 testing of all Scholars and staff, in collaboration with the campus, if applicable. 

  • Oversee and implement the COVID-19 response protocol should a student, staff, or faculty member test positive, as applicable.

  • Manage the medical check-in of Scholars on the first day.

  • Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable disease.

  • Check the accuracy of Scholar medical forms, making sure that Scholars who need medication have it with them and in the proper amounts.

  • Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their child’s health by telephone in the following situations: any injury requiring an x-ray, illness requiring a stay in the health center or requiring Scholar to be picked up from SA, emergency treatment/accident, etc.

  • Abide by the Summer Academy Personnel Policies and Practices as outlined in the Staff Manual.

  • Strive to be a personal example in conduct, conversation, and attitude consistent with established policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

The Ideal Candidate 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive off-campus to a health provider, physician, or emergency treatment locations.

  • Must have a current Massachusetts or Illinois license to perform as a RN or LPN.

  • 1-2 years minimum experience as a RN or LPN.

  • Must be certified in Advanced First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

  • Experience working and desire to work with young adults.

  • Experience working with a racially and culturally diverse population

  • Community health knowledge.

  • Ability to lift/assist Scholars and staff as medically necessary.

  • Ability to read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters.

  • Ability to maintain a written record system.

  • Ability to communicate with parents, staff, and administration about Scholar health concerns.

  • Experience with CampDoc software, preferred 

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Thrive has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, including remote staff. Individuals selected for job opportunities must be fully vaccinated and up to date, per CDC guidelines, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination status in advance of your hire date. 

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, Thrive will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy.  Accommodation requests cannot be guaranteed, Thrive will consider requests where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law.  Any such accommodation must be approved in advance of signing an offer letter.


Thrive Scholars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status. Knowing their importance to the success of our work, Thrive Scholars is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


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Thrive Scholars’ Economic Mobility Statement:

We know that everywhere in our country, there are incredibly high-achieving BIPOC students from economically disadvantaged communities who have big aspirations for their future. By virtue of everything they have achieved—academically, personally, and extracurricularly—these students demonstrate tremendous promise to continue to achieve at great levels in college and in their careers. However, as a result of structural barriers they encounter during the pivotal transitions from high school to college to career, we know that many are hindered from reaching their career ambitions and their goals of economic mobility and financial security. We understand these barriers to be complex and rooted in deep societal inequities and in systemic racism, and we believe they must be addressed at all levels—individual, institutional, and systemic.    


At Thrive Scholars, we have found that we are well-equipped to make a meaningful impact on the individual student level. As an organization, we have identified some of the main barriers that get in the way of Scholars getting that first job out of college that will position them to realize economic mobility. We have developed, over the last twenty years, key interventions, delivered through our College Access, Summer Academy, College Success, Mentorship, and Career Development programs - all aimed at helping high-achieving students from economically disadvantaged communities overcome these obstacles to experience economic mobility. This is our North Star. We do not believe that is all of the work that needs to be done at a societal or even individual level in order to promote a just society where every individual can succeed holistically, but we believe this part of it is where we as an organization should focus.