Health Director

Position Title: Health Director
Reports To: Assistant Camp Director
Nature of the Position: Seasonal and Residential
Dates: June 16 – August 6, 2013
Number of Positions: 1

Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) Description:
GLI teaches girls tools for assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence, and healthy relationships for success in leadership and life. Our programs include parent-daughter workshops, day camps, a residential summer camp, professional development trainings for educators, parent education presentations, and after-school classes.

Program Description:
GLI seeks experienced Nurse to work at its residential summer camp at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, from June 16 – August 6, 2013. GLI summer camp is divided into two, three-week sessions, serving girls in grades six through twelve (sixth graders attend for a ten-day session).

The Health Director will oversee health care, supervise health protocol, partner with the Director of Play and staff, and provide direct service to GLI girls and staff.

The Health Director receives one day off every 7-8 days and two days off in between sessions. Working as a member of the GLI staff is a unique, exciting and demanding opportunity. Creating the GLI community requires hard work, long hours, and significant commitment. Staff must maintain a high level of energy, patience, professionalism, and compassion from early morning wake-up to evening staff meetings. This intense work schedule requires stamina and dedication. The result is an incredibly rewarding job transforming the lives of adolescent girls.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff and GLI families to collect, organize and inventory medication on the first day of camp, and return medications to families at the end of the camp season
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized infirmary
  • Distribute medication at 7:30 am and 9:45 pm daily (as well as other times through out the day)
  • Offer “office hours” from 12:30 – 1:30 four days a week
  • Respond to injuries and urgent care as needed
  • Establish and follow appropriate medical protocols, including maintaining a health log, disposing of medical waste, practicing precautions for infection control and storing medication
  • Post hours for daily medication disposal and “health call”
  • Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community and accompany campers to the necessary appointment
  • Maintain first-aid kits and ensure their distribution for off-campus trips
  • Develop and lead staff training pertaining to camp health and safety rules
  • Be CPR and First Aid certified
  • Monitor the health of all staff
  • Communicate camper health issues to Assistant Director, Guidance Counselors and Advisors daily
  • Coordinate medication distribution and injury response during time off
  • ï‚·Participate in five full days of staff training at Mount Holyoke College, June 17-21
  • Participate in two full days of post-camp evaluation at Mount Holyoke College, August 5 & 6

A sample of a typical day of a Camp Health Director

7:30 Morning Medication
8:00 Breakfast
8:40 Prepare for cohort meetings, update camper records, phone calls
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Offer Hours
1:35 Prep time for field trips, phone calls, paper work
6:00 Dinner
9:45 Evening Medication

Candidates must be at least 25 years of age and have at least one year of experience as a Nurse or EMT. Professionals with a state nursing license are preferred, but all applicants should apply.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience providing health care for youth
  • Be able to connect and relate well with girls in grades 6-12
  • Have the ability to remain flexible and patient in the face of time pressure and multiple demands
  • Have a strong ability to ease health related anxiety
  • Have a current and valid drivers license
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Have current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Work well with others as part of a team
  • Be comfortable with professional observation and regular feedback
  • Approach problems creatively and proactively
  • Be excited to be part of a summer camp community

• $5,600 for seven weeks of summer camp inclusive of teacher training and staff orientation, June 16 – August 6, 2013
• Room and board at Mount Holyoke College for June 16 – August 6, 2013
• Total travel reimbursement up to $200 if traveling beyond a 150 mile radius from Mount Holyoke College

To apply:
Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received. Although the application deadline is March 15, 2013, hiring decisions may be made prior to this date. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, application, and at least three references in MS Word or a PDF format to Julia Loonin at

Click here to download the application

The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Health Director Application.” Please call 866.744.9102, extension 2 with any questions. To watch the GLI video, see photos from last summer, or read testimonials please visit