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Volunteer Program

Short-Term Volunteering

Short-term volunteering gives Rush staff, students, and community members in STEM and healthcare fields the opportunity to volunteer at one-time events with our students. Volunteers have an opportunity to play a key role in sparking interest, igniting awareness, and expanding possibilities for student growth.  By connecting with students for academic and professional enrichment, our volunteers will have the chance to help them increase their chances for success.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the Volunteer Program, please contact Lauren White, Program Coordinator at (312) 942-2157 or [email protected]

Mentoring Program

As a mentor, Rush staff and students have the opportunity to share their experiences and play a role in workforce development and healthcare career exploration for our youth. Mentors will be paired with one of our rising senior MedSTEM Pathways Interns to provide college- and career-focused mentoring throughout the summer and fall semester.

If you have any questions, please contact Nia Benton, Program Development Associate for high school and college at (312) 942-3634 or [email protected]

Intern Preceptor

As a preceptor, Rush staff will serve as the point of contact for the intern(s) in their department. Departments can host one or more interns from our high school and/or college internship programs during one or more sessions. It is the responsibility of the preceptor and host department to oversee intern work, but the Rush Education and Career Hub provides all payment, onboarding, and support for managing interns.

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Nia Benton, Program Development Associate for high school and college at (312) 942-3634 or [email protected]

Rush Education and Career Hub is founded on the idea that opportunities, readiness, and higher educational attainment can improve lives. To support this core belief, we continue to provide a variety of programming to students in the West Side community.
By committing your time as a volunteer with REACH, you will be contributing to guiding, teaching, and pushing students to be healthcare change agents of the future.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the Volunteer Program, please contact Lauren White, Program Coordinator at (312) 942-2157 or [email protected]

Partnerships

We also serve as a community resource for West Side area schools.

Schools interested in learning more about the healthcare field or field trips to Rush, please submit an inquiry form.

Join the Team

We are always looking for passionate, dynamic people to join our team.

Current Opportunities

Student Success Coach (Program Coordinator)

The Student Success Coach will work with a cross functional team across the department, as we expand our outreach through college and beyond. The Student Success Coach provides one on-one academic, financial, personal, and career guidance; tracks and records student progress in our database using both quantitative and qualitative data. This person will pilot this crucial role in supporting this fast-paced, dynamic team's operational and project management processes. This is an opportunity to enhance current programs, build relationships and develop tools to increase educational attainment and develop next generation of community problem-solvers. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

 

Manager, Community Education

The Manager, Community Education will report to the Director, Community Health & Engagement and will coordinate the expansion of STEM / healthcare-focused instructional and outreach programming for Gr. PreK-12 as part of our cradle-to-career pipeline. Collaborate with team members on comprehensive high-school and postsecondary programs including MedSTEM, HOSA, and Career Launch Chicago. Lead the hiring, development and support of temporary staff and instructional vendor partners for robust MedSTEM academic enrichment and career exploration programs. Forge key relationships with new and existing stakeholders in school communities to build partnerships and enhance supports for the whole child. Develop educator professional development series to build capacity around industry-career focused learning; function as Instructional Leader. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.