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Summer Program Coordinator

Location Chicago, Illinois Job REQID REF14742R Job Function Intern Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Summer Program Coordinator reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine® Scholars Program (hereafter referred to as NM Scholars), a partnership between Northwestern Medicine® and George Westinghouse College Prep High School. For more information about the program, please visit:

NM Scholars offers a Summer Intensive Program led by two Summer Program Coordinators who are largely responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Scholars. It is most likely that the program will be offered virtually this summer. The Coordinators work closely with the Summer Intensive Chair, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare System Advisor, Community Affairs Director and Program Manager, Research/Evaluation Advisor. The Coordinators will work as part of a team as well as demonstrate superior organization skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and attention to detail and be highly flexible and adaptable. (Please see “Other” section to learn more about the Summer Intensive Program).

Tenure of position: 8 weeks June 16th - August 6th – mostly virtual 

Pay: Commensurate with experience


  • Assist with the virtual Summer Intensive curriculum design and implementation that include designing, coordinating, and facilitating the Summer program. Work with the NM Scholars team to plan and execute activities such as potential college visits.
  • Maintain daily reflections (e.g., memos) on students’ improvement in the Summer Intensive Program by attending all lectures and presentations with students.
  • Support and reinforce students’ strengths and experiential knowledge.
  • Promote a college culture environment that is similar to current remote learning
  • Serve as the first point of contact for one cohort of students (e.g., rising sophomores), and provide guidance, advice, and mentorship to enhance their experiences in the program.
  • Handle day-to-day responsibilities such as engaging in online learning and remote teaching.
  •  Develop and grade homework, projects, and exams, as well as assess participation and attendance.
  • Maintain records of grades, attendance, and participation.
  • Escort students to and from breakfast, lunch, lecture, and lab locations and ensure that the students adhere to the set schedule.
  • Work with the medical student program interns to maximize the Scholars’ summer experience, as well as delegate responsibilities.
  • Assist with research activities, including conducting student interviews and collecting student data.
  • Provide ongoing feedback to better implement the program.
  • Attend regular meetings with the NM Scholars Team to touch base throughout the duration of the Summer Intensive Program.
  • Participate in NM Scholars Program Orientation, in June of 2021, to ensure proper planning and transition.

Required Documentation for Application Submission to be Uploaded

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please note that you can submit your attachments after you apply.  When you apply, you will receive an automated email to set up an account.  Once your account is set up, you can log back into your application and submit attachments.  



  • Masters-level graduate student with experience and/or interest in education, teaching, leadership, high school student development, or college student development. 
  • At least one year of experience with curriculum design and development in and/or outside of traditional classroom environments.
  • Be able to work virtually.
  • Past experience working with high achieving high school and/or pre-college students.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to follow directions independently.
  • Must be able to communicate with a variety of internal and external sources in a direct and professional manner.
  • Must be able to participate and collaborate as a team player, working in a time-pressured environment.
  • Be a well-rounded individual who enjoys guiding, advising, and mentoring youth from under-sourced communities.  

 Desired qualifications:  

  • Ph.D.-level graduate student in Higher Education or another related field.
  • Background in program coordination.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience with curriculum design and development in and/or outside of traditional classroom environments.
  • Past STEM or health/science pipeline experience.
  • Knowledge or understanding of underrepresented student experiences in K-16th and beyond, college access and readiness, as well as equity and diversity.
  • In-depth knowledge of college access and retention in the field of higher education and the ability to apply this knowledge to the health-science career context.
  • Outgoing personality.


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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