Non-Certified Nurse Position – The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is hiring for a non-certified nurse position for the upcoming school year. IMSA is a residential High School for academically talented STEM students from all areas of Illinois. This is a 10-month plus 15-day position with the possibility of additional coverage in the summer.   This is an institute of higher education and has benefits through the State of Illinois, including SURS retirement.


IMSA is seeking a 10 month plus 15 day Nurse to work as a part of the Student Health Services team. The Nurse will provide general healthcare and consultation for IMSA students and referral of care to appropriate medical services as needed. As a member of the Division of Student Affairs team, this staff member will work collaboratively with campus partners to provide medical and educational programs.

This position will support IMSA’s diversity work by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support, while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture, that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA, to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

IMSA is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a work of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.

This Equity and Excellence work is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide illness care, first aid care and basic emergency care to students according to IMSA policies and procedures
  • Assure that day-to-day health office operations adhere to the Illinois Administrative Codes and Public Health Policies related to school health policies and communicable diseases
  • Determine the impact of contagious illnesses and act to prevent the spread of communicable disease on campus immunization records and sports physicals.
  • Act as a liaison for students, parents, physicians, and community agencies as it relates to health and education to enhance health and wellness of the student population.
  • Identify and manage students’ health concerns so they are ready to learn.
  • Administer and monitor effectiveness of medications given at school.
  • Monitor student health screenings
  • Assist with preparing written annual reports on services provided
  • Participate as a member in Academy committees and professional association activities as assigned
  • Work and or/attend Academy-sponsored events, including but not limited to Orientation, Move-in, Convocation, Graduation, Community Days, Carnival, equity and excellence initiatives, etc
  • Participate in health related Academy activities as a representative of the Health Office
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:  The Student Health Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. The Nurse’s hours will be 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. Some weekend shifts required for orientation, move-in, carnival, and graduation.



The required skills and experience for this position include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Current Illinois Registered Nurse License
  • Associates degree in Nursing
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Experience working in schools and with secondary students
  • An appreciation and understanding of working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Understand the speech of another person and speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • See details of objects from a range of a few inches to a few feet away
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
  • Use fingers and/or hand(s) to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out

This is a 10 month plus 15 day non-exempt, employment-at-will position. Rate of pay no less than $28/hr. with full benefits package. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). There may be the opportunity to work additional hours beyond what is outlined above, should the need arise.


Applicants must submit a letter of interest and current resume. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.

To continue moving diversity, equity and inclusion forward, IMSA seeks to recruit, support, and retain diverse, talented individuals who are culturally competent, equity- minded, and constituent–centered. IMSA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Angie Shoener at 630-907-5008 or