Health Director/Nurse, BEAM Discovery NY

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking two full-time health directors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The role of Nurse/Health Director is a position that supports BEAM’s operations by fostering a healthy and positive environment for our students by safely handling medical conditions during the program. The program will take place at two campuses in summer 2024, both in New York City. We are hiring two nurses, one for the New Designs high School (Downtown) on the Lower East Side and one TBD Site in West Harlem. Each site hosts a 5-week program with 80-110 students.

This job is ideal for someone who wants to work in a low-risk environment this summer and loves kids. We are asking you to be on campus Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. While you are asked to be on campus whenever the program is running, students spend most of that time in class and incidents are rare. You are welcome to participate in activities to engage and bond with the campers/students, however, you may spend any free, on-call time how you would like at your nurse's desk.

Covid-19 Note:  While our intention is to hold our programs in person, we reserve the right to hold our programs virtually for the Summer of 2024 depending on community spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and give updates as needed. All employees that work in-person at Summer Away sites must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of work  as a term and condition of employment at BEAM.  In addition to being fully vaccinated, BEAM requires all eligible employees to receive a booster. Proof of vaccination will be required.

For more information, please review our Safety Policies.   

Key Responsibilities

Pre-Program Prep

Staff arrive on site a few days ahead of students’ arrival to engage in training, build community, and complete important set-up work. As a Health Director/Nurse, you can expect the following to occur over 1-2 days pre-camp and to have support from an additional staff person.

  • Review program safety plan; ensure all work is done in accordance with the safety plan

  • Review student medical records and verify that immunizations are up-to-date

  • Advise the Site Director of any medical conditions that require special attention

  • Attend staff training to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues

  • Set up the Nurse's Station, including unpacking and verifying necessary supplies are present and that the room is ready in time for student arrival

  • Meet each student as they arrive at the program site and collect any medications they brought with them

During the Program

During the program, you will be responsible for a combination of regular and urgent medical tasks, including those listed below. You can expect to be responsible for approximately 80-110 middle school students, although some of your work will be consultative as other staff are trained in first aid, with at least two other staff being trained in advanced first aid and CPR.

  • Direct self-administration of COVID tests by students. Submit samples for processing

  • Watch students self-administer medications

  • Administer First Aid as needed

  • Log all medical interactions

  • Consult on emergency situations

  • Administer CPR as needed

  • Use campus AED as needed

  • Refer students to urgent care and/or the emergency room as needed for diagnosis

  • Coordinate with another medical staff member, who will be on-site during your time off

Post-Program Wrap-Up

  • Supervise the return of medications to students at the conclusion of the program

  • Organize medical documents generated during the summer for archiving

  • Help pack up any remaining supplies or items at the Nurse’s Station


Above all, we're looking for people who are passionate about the work and impact of BEAM. It is much more important to us that we hire someone with the right approach than someone with a particular background. That said, we are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Must be certified as an RN or LPN in the state of New York.

  • RN preferred. 

  • Past pediatric experience preferred. 

Commitment to Diversity

BEAM believes that our staff, at all levels and across all roles, should represent the backgrounds of the students we serve. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment. Beyond a commitment to nondiscrimination, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Compensation, Benefits and Other Details


Compensation for this position is based on an hourly rate of $37/hour for an RN and $29.50/hour for an LPN. The role is budgeted for up to 215 hours of work.    

Work Schedule

  • Staff program dates: Monday to Friday only, July 1st - August 9th (including pre-program preparation and post-program wrap-up), with July 3rd and 4th off

  • This role requires you to be on-site:

    • July 1st and July 8th - August 9th for six hours per day (schedule is flexible) for training and set-up. 

    • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for the five weeks students are at the program (July 8th - August 7th); note that exact program hours may shift as final contracts are signed with host locations  

    • During wrap-up (Monday, August 14) for six hours to complete paperwork and pack the nurse’s supplies  


BEAM provides a number of benefits including:

  • Breakfast and lunch with options for dietary restrictions

  • Nurse’s Station with air conditioning

Hiring Process

We ask all applicants to submit an application, including their resume and answers to a few short questions. After reviewing your materials, we will contact you regarding next steps. We believe in the importance of demonstrated ability and work samples. Some applicants will proceed to an interview to allow our hiring team to learn more about their skills and experiences. We work hard to recognize the time you put into the process and we won't load you down with any unnecessary bureaucracy.

For accommodation requests related to the job application process, please contact Bruce Roman, Manager of Recruiting and Retention,

Place of work

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics
New York City
United States of America

Employer profile

The mission of BEAM is to create pathways for students from low-income and historically marginalized communities to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. Led by staff with these same technical backgrounds, BEAM believes that pathways to STEM careers are created through community, individual support, and access to advanced work that typically lies outside most school curricula. We work to directly support students and to transition them to other supportive enrichment programs that enable their future success.

BEAM's model provides continuous support from middle school through college graduation, including intense academic summer programs for middle school students (after 6th and 7th grade), weekend classes and mentoring, and STEM-focused support through college. Our program includes not just access to learning advanced math but also support finding and applying to other opportunities, including support with college admissions and financial aid. In addition to our academic content, bringing students into community is a key part of our mission and all of our work is designed to support that goal.

BEAM has grown from a small summer program serving 17 students in the summer of 2011 to a year-round, national program, serving 420+ students at six summer program sites and 600+ students in year-round programming in New York City and Los Angeles this school year. In addition, our BEAM National pilot program now reaches over 500 elementary-aged students in seven different states, working to create a new nationwide pathway modeled on our local work.

With our recent strategic plan, our team has committed to transforming the organization from a successful startup to a more mature and scalable organization that can drive change across the country.

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