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Rockford University is accepting applications for the position of Test Proctor in the Center for Learning Strategies.  A proctor administers and monitors tests and exams for Rockford University students and community guests. Proctors provide accountability, making sure students do not cheat or manipulate the test in any way. They initiate and close the exam along with explaining and enforcing the test guidelines and rules.  This is a non-exempt, part-time position.

 Read the test manual(s) and understand the policies and procedures it describes.
 Attend training and briefing sessions.
 Take responsibility for the test room and provide an environment conducive for testing.
 Assist with identifying and admitting examinees.
 Direct examinees to seats.
 Distribute necessary and approved test materials.
 Follow protocols for logging students into digital exams including keeping the passcode completely private and inaccessible to students.
 Complete a score report for digital exams at the end of the exam and submit report to the CLS Program Coordinator.
 Properly time tests and verify the timing of the test using an accurate timepiece.
 Be attentive to examinees, materials, and testing responsibilities throughout the entire administration.
 Walk around the test room to ensure examinees are working on the correct section of the exam and to prohibit and discourage prohibited behavior.
 Collect and account for all materials after testing including scrap paper which must be disposed of.
 Provide detailed written report describing testing irregularities or violations to the CLS Program Coordinator and Director. Report must include date and time of exam, student name and exam name. Collect evidence of academic dishonesty and submit it with report.

 High energy self-starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
 Strong verbal and written communication skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills with various stakeholders.
 Effective time management skills.
 Excellent moral character, and, as such, have not been the subject of any judicial or administrative decisions involving offenses or violations of moral turpitude, among which includes fraud, larceny, deceit, etc.
 Must be at least 21 years of age.
 Must complete the CLS Proctor Training. Upon training completion must provide signature agreeing to the terms of the varying test(s) administration rules.
 Provide professional reference who can verify character.
 No conflict of interest (e.g. familial relationship or otherwise whereby proctor benefits from the successful outcome of the examinees test scores).
 Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities.
 Must pass a criminal background verification.

 Bachelor’s degree preferred, equivalent industry experience and demonstrated work experience may be substituted.
 A teaching or education license or credential preferred, previous experience in the capacity of test administration may be substituted.
 1 + year test administration experience preferred.

TO APPLY:  Review of resumes will begin immediately.  Please submit  cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to

Rockford University Center for Learning Strategies is accepting applications for the position of Coordinator.  The Coordinator of the RUCLS provides office and program support to campus CLS participants. The Coordinator will be responsible for the administration and coordination of day to day activity for the CLS department.  This is a year-round position working 30 hours per week. Rich benefits package available upon hire including tuition remission.

 Effectively administer and manage the daily operation of CLS.
 Manage bill collection and accounts receivable.
 Schedule and supervise peer tutors.
 Schedule professional tutors and approve Timeforce payroll system.
 Collect accurate data related to CLS programs and services.
 Prepare written reports for CLS.
 Administer ACT Residual, placement exams, and other proctored exams.
 Assist with scheduling CLS Test Proctors.
 Ensure that CLS provides a secure and appropriate testing environment.
 Order, prepare and secure all test materials for proctored exams. Also, score ACT Residual exam in a timely manner and report results to Admissions Department.

 Mange the day to day operations of the office including:
                        supervising student assistants
                        scheduling peer tutoring services
                        scheduling professional tutoring services
                        supporting supplemental instruction services
                        maintain and organize confidential office files
                        assist in the coordination of meetings, registration of student exams, and generating departmental reports
                        scheduling of test and tutoring appointments and Director’s appointments.
 Develop a working relationship with Rockford University faculty, staff, and students to ensure access to CLS services and programs.
 Enforce CLS procedures and rules.
 Collaboration with the SI Coordinator to ensure seamless delivery of academic support services.
 Maintain consistent communication with supervisory staff.
 Other duties as assigned

The Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of student workers, interns and graduate

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess the ability to multi-task. Must be
extremely reliable and possess excellent organizational and time management skills.

 Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Equivalent demonstrated work experience may be
 High energy self-starter; must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance and be
comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
 Office and program management experience.
 Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
 Proficient with technology for portal page management and program publicity.
 Experience in higher education preferred.
 Knowledgeable in the areas of civic engagement, community service, service-learning,
student leadership and K-16 partnerships preferred.
 Strong personnel management skills.
 Strong communication skills.
 Skills in current technologies including database and website management.
 Detail oriented.
 Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students
with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual
orientation, and disabilities.
 Committed to diverse work environment.

TO APPLY: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to



Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant in the Urban Education Program. The graduate assistant for the Urban Education Program in the Education Department has duties involving research and data collection related to accreditation, clerical activities related to the support and revision of course materials for existing and new courses, and the maintenance of records for the Education Department. This is a year round position, to begin 8/1/19, working approximately 25 hours per week. Benefits include up to 21 hours of tuition remission per academic year and a monthly stipend.

• Assist in planning activities for the Education Pathways Program
• Assist with clerical activities related to clinical and student teacher placements
• Assist in sending out and analyzing results from surveys
• Research for articles on specified topics related to urban education and other disciplines
• Assist in the creation and revision of materials for class use, including PowerPoint presentations, checklists, and rubrics
• Conduct clerical work such as copying and disseminating materials; filing; and preparing, editing, and revising documents
• Complete record keeping of the Education Department’s assessment information, course syllabi, and course scheduling
• Maintain and populate the Department of Education’s social media accounts
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree
• Admission into the Rockford University Graduate Program. Priority consideration will be given to applicants matriculated in the MAT Program
• Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office

Please submit cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to


Rockford University, a member of the NCAA DIII and the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, is seeking to fill a position as Graduate Assistant for Men’s Volleyball.  Evenings and weekends are required.  Graduate Assistants will work a 30+ hours per week in exchange for tuition remission, monthly stipend and room and board.


1. To foster, mold, guide, lead, and direct student-athletes towards a quality educational experience in order to obtain the ultimate goal of a degree.
2. To develop a successful collegiate volleyball program and individual coaching philosophy through recruiting, off-season programs, practice planning, and in-season execution.


• Recruiting phone calls, off-campus visits, setting up on-campus visits.
• High School visits, both in and out of state.
• Setting up and executing practices.
• Game and practice coaching.
• Game travel planning; meals, hotels.
• Individual student-athlete meetings.
• Weekly study table sessions.
• Set up individual tutoring and learning sessions through the usage of Rockford University programs.
• Classroom attendance and grade checks.
• Strength and conditioning supervision.
• Non-traditional practice season/open gym set up.
• Film breakdown of both practice and game film.


• Bachelors Degree.
• Acceptance into the graduate program
• Successful playing experience preferably at the collegiate level.
• Position specific knowledge of the game
• A valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Must be willing to take initiative and work hard
• Working knowledge of Strength and Conditioning


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to

Rockford University, a member of the NCAA DIII and the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, is seeking to fill an Athletic Department Graduate Assistant position to begin August 2019.  This year round position requires 30+ hours per week and benefits include tuition remission, room and board.  Reporting  directly to the Director of Athletics and Assistant Director of Athletics, the Graduate Assistant will be required to work some nights and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with general athletic operations including event management
  • Assisting with ticketing & promotions
  • Scheduling & overseeing event management student workers
  • Assisting with department-wide events & fundraisers
  • Assisting with various compliance duties as needed

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Acceptance into the graduate program
• A valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Must be willing to take initiative and work hard


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to 

Rockford University invites candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Campus Visit Programs.  The successful candidate is responsible for the campus visit experience of prospective students, families, groups, visitors and other external influencers of college choice who visit campus. Specific responsibilities include planning and coordination of all recruitment-related, on-campus admission events and visiting campus groups. In addition this position will assist AVP/VP for Enrollment Management with the development of new on-campus admission events and visit experiences, and partner with the Director of Marketing and Communications to promote campus visit programs and ensure satisfactory attendance goals are met. A rich benefits package is available, upon hire, including tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents.


• Develop an annual, comprehensive campus visit schedule that is targeted towards the prospective student and family audience as well as referral sources (guidance counselors, teachers, community groups, etc.).
• Create overall event schedule, plan and reserve campus facility spaces, manage RSVP system, collect and analyze data to assess effectiveness of events and monitor and respond to visitor challenges and customer service issues.
• Include current students, faculty and staff in meaningful, impacting and relevant ways to enhance the overall visit experience.
• Work with faculty members to organize/arrange classroom visits for students and families.
• Work with other campus offices to maximize admissions presence whenever feasible (summer conferences, special group visits by outside groups, etc.)
• Work with student life to organize/arrange overnight visits.
• Recruit, train, manage and assess an effective team of student ambassadors, tour guides and admission office student workers to help meet new student enrollment goals.
• Develop and maintain a tour guide manual.
• Manage the student employment budget for the admission office.


• Responsible for inputting data on admissions database in response to visitors, student or educator inquiries and recruitment material requests.
• Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the website relating to campus visit programs.
• Assist the admission office with other related duties.

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills essential. High degree of motivation and ability to function within a team approach required.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds.
• Must be a self-starter, and committed to the values of a liberal arts education.
• Must quickly develop high visibility among on-campus constituents, and be able to tactfully but consistently encourage and maintain contributions of a variety of staff, faculty, students and others who comprise the human element of individual or group visits. Development of a high level of trust and eliciting commitments from volunteers to help with visit programs are essential to the success of this position.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures related to job duties.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
• Use of CRM database programs as well as Microsoft Office.
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
• Must be able to work some late nights and occasional weekends

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Preference to candidates with knowledge of higher education student recruitment environment and strategy.
• Prefer three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, or related experience in another non-profit position.
• Experience with Salesforce CRM a plus.
• Bilingual (Spanish) skills welcome, but not required.

TO APPLY: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to


Reporting to the Provost, the Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for all institutional research and oversight of assessment. This person will be responsible for the collection, analysis, interpretation and communication of data, both internal and external, to drive institutional decision-making. This person will oversee implementation and continued support of our Institutional Assessment support software. Responsibilities include overseeing data and analytics infrastructure and handling all internal and external requests for institutional data, including governmental agency reporting requirements, ranking entities, IPEDS and all other accrediting or reporting agencies. S/he will also work with faculty to update the university policies and procedures for continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate student learning outcomes assessment and degree program evaluation; work with provost, vice presidents, and the president to plan, assess, and achieve the university’s strategic plan; assist with the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation of accreditation of the University; and implement and manage an assessment system to document, monitor, and evaluate the productivity and effectiveness of student learning outcomes. The selected candidate will play a critical role in linking planning, budget, and assessment within academic affairs, enrollment management, and student affairs.


• Lead evidence-based strategic and operational planning for the university
• Assist Vice Presidents and the President in the successful attainment of the university strategic plan
• Provide leadership and coordination for the Office of the Provost in planning, program and unit evaluation, budgeting, and resource allocation to meet institutional priorities and academic programming needs
• Direct and manage long-term and annual strategic planning, institutional research, assessment (Office of the Provost, unit, and program level), and accreditation activities of the university to improve institutional performance, productivity, utilization of assets, and accountability
• Translate university strategic plan into specific metrics, assess for continuous planning, and make policy recommendations
• Implement and monitor a performance system for the Office of the Provost unit and program-level evaluation, monitor performance and measure achievement of goals, and provide regular feedback to university leadership


• Expertise in student learning outcomes assessment, coordination of program review in higher education, evaluating degree program effectiveness, developing guidance materials and training faculty, and preparing reports for university and accreditation bodies.
• Strong computer system skills and a capacity to create dashboard reporting systems.
• Capacity to design and administer surveys and analyze and communicate results.
• Excellent interpersonal communication, written, and graphic presentation skills to effectively collaborate, develop, implement, and communicate data and recommendations with a wide range of stakeholders (board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities.
• Strong organizational and analytic skills to prioritize, take initiative, follow projects through to completion, and manage multiple task/projects.
• Forward-thinking, innovative, and proactive in identifying problems and implementing evidence-based improvements.
• Excellent collaborative leadership style with a strategic and creative approach to issues, and exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited University in Education, Psychology, Statistics, Business, or related field (Quantitative analysis emphasis preferred).
• At least five years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably in institutional research, planning, and assessment, leading, directing, and overseeing multiple functions, programs, and activities.
• Experience in working with state and national accreditation agencies.
• Experience in data collection, storage warehousing, access, analysis, and usage for evidence-based improvements.
• Experience in data analysis, including predictive modeling and hierarchical/longitudinal analysis.
• Experience with higher education learning management, data and reporting systems.
Desired Qualifications:
• Doctorate from a regionally accredited University.
• Extensive experience in strategic planning, applied institutional research and analysis, and educational assessment.
• Three years of experience as a Director-level, or higher, of Institutional Research and Assessment in a college or university setting, with previous experience with the Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation efforts.
• Experience with IPEDS data reporting.


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to


Rockford University has recently partnered with Lindauer Global in the search for a highly skilled Vice President for Advancement. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Advancement will serve as the University’s senior development officer and strategist for advancement and marketing/communications – and as chief development adviser to the President, the trustees, and other University officials on all matters involving current or potential philanthropic support.

S/He will lead a team of ten professionals undergraduate-student-support-staff, and volunteers in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive and evolving plan that advances the University through development, alumni relations, and marketing/communications functions across the institution.

For more information or to apply, please go to and/or contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, Lindauer Global at or at 617-262-1102.

Marketing Specialist

04/02/2019 9:15 am

Rockford University seeks a Marketing Specialist to oversee enrollment campaigns in the undergraduate, transfer, accelerated, MBA and master’s of education. Creative content and tactical strategy skills necessary. This position is one of a project manager, coordinating with specialists in web development, graphic design, SEO, etc.   This is a fulltime position with a rich benefits package available, upon hire, including tuition remission.

Essential Functions:

  • Review and meet with internal and external partners on strategy, deliverables, and deadlines. Collaborate and communicate to ensure marketing plan/calendar/budget is followed and program goals are being met. Report on the contractor’s progress and evaluate performance. Collaborate with content team to make decisions regarding quantity and distribution of fliers/brochures and full integration of print with digital email and social campaigns.
  • This position oversees delivery of identified creative assets, including researching, writing/editing/proofing, printing, buying lists and posting/mailing/sending pieces. Ad placement, organizing/creating content, printing fliers, ordering promotional items, posting on social media for RU or professional organizations’ events.
  • Oversee implementation of program marketing plans, performance indicators and budget; track monthly goals and follow-up with formal quarterly reports at meetings. Assist with ad-hoc reports and sharing dashboards as needed. Ensures the content team is knowledgeable of all marketing opportunities, initiatives, performance and educates on trends.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with a preference for a background in marketing, communications, advertising, or journalism.
  • Minimum three years of marketing experience, focused on traditional (print and media), as well as digital marketing including social, paid search, and display.
  • Experience in executing creative and digital strategies is required and experience In On-line Education Environment is helpful.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidates must demonstrate strong writing, verbal and communication skills with a high degree of precision.
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong project-management and organizational skills to effectively set self-directed and institutionally led priorities while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Candidates must be self-starters, with minimal supervision and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • A working knowledge of HTML and Web best practices, Google Analytics, and digital performance metrics necessary. Experience with CRM applications and knowledge of basic database structure is essential.

TO APPLY:  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to


Police Officer

04/01/2019 4:45 pm

Rockford University invites applications for a full time Police Officer position with the RU Police and Department of Public Safety. The Officer is a sworn law enforcement position whose duties include the responsibility for the protection and well being of the students, visitors, staff and facilities of Rockford University. The Officer will be responsible for the prevention of crimes, the preservation of peace, enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the arrest and prosecution of violators, the enforcement of the rules of the Board of Trustees and other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Patrol campus by motor vehicle, bicycle, other vehicles or on foot to discover, and deter the commission of crime; to enforce criminal and traffic laws, university rules and regulations; and to check the security of buildings, functioning of outdoor lighting and road conditions.
• Monitors and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic as required.
• Responds to calls for a variety of services including investigation of alarms, animal control, assistance to motorists, building safety problems, domestic problems, thefts and other acts against persons or property.
• Observes, investigates and reports unusual conditions bearing on the safety and/ or security of the campus community.
• Observes campus activities and inspects University properties for unsafe conditions that could lead to injury.
• Takes necessary action to correct unsafe practices or conditions and reports all potential safety hazards.
• Recommends safety and security procedures for specific problem areas of the campus.
• Investigates, reports, and records traffic violations and accidents by interviewing witnesses, measuring distances, sketching diagrams, taking photographs and conducting field sobriety tests to determine cause and fault.
• Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm, or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches; detects and collects evidence.
• Prepares results of investigations for referral and/or prosecution.
• Refers appropriate “Student Code of Conduct” violators to the attention of the University’s Dean of Students.
• Processes arrestees by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports arrestees to jail as required.
• Determines appropriate actions to be taken by evaluating evidence and applying knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to solve the problem and address criminal activity; prepares and processes documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits and warrants.
• Records information at scenes of crimes by sketching diagrams, taking photographs or taking notes.
• Prepares reports for use by department, University or other agency.
• Testifies in Court or by deposition to present information accumulated at scenes and through investigations.
• Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering first responder level service; lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing buildings and evacuating occupants.
• Responds to fire and ambulance calls to direct traffic escort fire and ambulance vehicles, establish security perimeters and maintain order.
• Inspects and maintains law enforcement equipment by observing and cleaning to keep the equipment in reliable operating condition.
• Determines content for various public safety programs such as crime prevention, personal safety, campus community safety and provides delivery to the campus community.
• Treat all persons within the scope of authority in a civil, professional, and ethical manner while taking action to ensure the protection of their civil rights.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• The ability to think and plan strategically, to exercise excellent judgment and decision-making in stressful situations, and to problem-solve in a collaborative manner.
• Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse University constituencies. Understanding, sensitivity, and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the student, employee, and community populations.
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
• Working knowledge of legal issues related to campus police administration including, but not limited to, the laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, civil liability, FERPA, FMLA and the Jeanne Clery Campus Crime and Reporting Act.

• Must be an active or retired sworn officer, in good standing with a law enforcement or corrections agency, with at least two years of experience in a law enforcement capacity.
• High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred.
• Be at least twenty-one years of age.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
• Successful completion of background investigation.
• Successful completion of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) P.O.W.E.R. test.
• Successful completion of the ILETSB Firearms qualification/ certification.
• Must have and maintain the appropriate NIMS training compliance certification.
• Must maintain First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to have the ability to move about campus on foot at a rapid pace and run up stairs. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must be able to stand, walk, stoop and kneel. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Visual acuity (with or without correction). While performing this job, employee may be required to physically subdue combative subjects, must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability.

Employee works in a professional higher education environment that is highly visible to members of the University community. Employee must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Please submit a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) professional references with contact information and two letters of recommendation to
Rockford University offers a rich benefits package including health, dental, vision, long term disability and a 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents is available upon date of hire.

Candidates who reflect the diversity of Rockford’s student body and community, enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have demonstrated a commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community are strongly encouraged.

About Rockford University:
Rockford University, formerly Rockford College, is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. We offer approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through our Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and one of only 81 colleges in the nation as a “College with a Conscience,” we currently serve approximately 1,280 full-and part-time students. Our mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience.