01/14/2019 3:30 pm
Rockford University, Lang Health Center, invites candidates for the position of Nurse, PRN. Primary responsibilities include:
Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Illinois
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Please submit cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of 3 professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
01/14/2019 1:00 am
Rockford University invites applicants for the position of ESL Instructor to start Spring 2019. The successful candidate will be teaching students in Levels 1 to 5 the following courses: Grammar, Listening/ Speaking, Reading/ Writing and Academic Preparation. Position is approximately 22 hours per week. The successful candidate qualifies for a tuition remission benefit.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Education and/ or Experience:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, list of references and a resume/ Curriculum Vitae to: HumanResources@rockford.edu
01/02/2019 1:34 pm
Rockford University is accepting applications for Head Women’s Soccer Coach. This is an annual 12 month administrative position with benefits, including tuition remission.
Primary responsibilities include coaching, practice planning and organization, budget management, the recruitment of qualified student-athletes and fundraising. Evening and weekend hours are required.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. 3-5 years college coaching experience preferred. Ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong interest and experience in an intercollegiate athletics setting as well as familiarity with the Division III rules and regulations. This individual must be a self-starter and possess a proven ability to achieve goals in addition to having strong organizational and interpersonal skills, recruitment experience, and the ability to multitask and problem solve.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply: Review for the position will begin immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Rockford University, founded in 1847, is an independent, coeducational; liberal arts institution located in Rockford, IL, a city of 150,000 people approximately eighty-five miles northwest of Chicago. Rockford University is a member of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) and NCAA Division III. For more information on Rockford University and Regents Athletics, please visit our web site at www.rockford.edu.
12/17/2018 10:05 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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 HumanResources@rockford.edu.
12/03/2018 11:41 am
Rockford University Department of Nursing is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nursing to begin Fall 2019. Primary responsibilities include coordinating and teaching child health nursing, both in the classroom and clinical setting. The successful candidate will be required to participate on committees within the Nursing Department as well as within the university community, and be involved in academic advising of students.
Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in nursing with a minimum of two years of clinical experience in the related teaching area. Candidates must also be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Illinois or eligible for Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Rockford University is a small liberal arts institution with curriculums grounded in the liberal arts that are complemented and extended by professional and practical experience. Our Nursing program is one of our prime examples of integrating the liberal arts and professional/practical. The campus is in an urban environment that supports three robust medical centers (OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, SwedishAmerican Medical Center and Javon Bea Hospital- Rockton and Riverside Campus).
Submit application letter with statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly potential, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official upon hire) and the names and contact information of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
12/03/2018 9:31 am
Rockford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry to begin Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field is required along with evidence of excellent teaching. The primary focus of the position is effective and enthusiastic teaching in organic chemistry; however we seek to integrate scientific thinking into the broader college curriculum through imaginative courses and faculty collaboration across the disciplines. Therefore, candidates with teaching interests that span other fields (e.g. bio-organic) are encouraged to apply. Passion for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. An active program in undergraduate research with students will also be expected. The ACS-certified chemistry program has a nice complement of instrumentation, including FT-NMR (60-MHz), FT-IR, pulsed laser system, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, and AA. We graduate about 4-8 chemistry/biochemistry majors each year.
Applications will be reviewed starting January 7, 2019, and be accepted until the position is filled. Materials submitted should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
11/21/2018 11:13 am
Rockford University is seeking applications for the Director of Adult & Graduate Admissions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide leadership and management for a newly formed department responsible for the recruitment of students to existing and future adult accelerated and graduate degree programs across the University.
The University is located centrally in Rockford, the third largest city in Illinois. Rockford was named one of 15 Best Places to Move to in the U.S. (Before They Get Too Crowded) by Reader’s Digest. The article cites Rockford’s small town charm and “unsuspecting cultural, culinary and outdoor spaces.” There are many cultural, sports and outdoor opportunities including the Anderson Japanese Gardens, Discovery Center Museum, Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Burpee Museum of Natural History, Midway Village & Museum Center, Coronado Performing Arts Center (home of the Rockville Symphony Orchestra), over 10,000 acres of municipal and state parks, and the BMO Harris Bank Center, home of the Rockford Ice Hogs ice hockey team (affiliate team of the Chicago Black Hawks). Rockford’s three major healthcare systems/hospitals, affordable housing and beautiful riverfront park make it one of the best places to live and work in the upper Midwest.
Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Director is a member of the division leadership team that strives to achieve enrollment goals, meet student needs, and provide excellent customer service.
The Director develops and executes recruitment and marketing strategies designed to attract graduate-level and adult degree completion program students, and provide leadership in achieving enrollment goals and objectives in accordance with the University’s strategic plan. This position establishes relationships with corporations, community organizations and governmental agencies, and interacts with various University constituents in the development of articulation agreements.
The Director is responsible for working with the graduate admission team to develop and enhance admissions events, technologies, marketing tools, procedures and policies, and monitoring and analyzing performance of assigned staff members. This position requires a solid understanding of higher education administrative processes since it involves working on complex projects with cross-functional teams and with a wide range of campus constituencies. Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and leadership skills are essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• In collaboration with the VPEM, establish strategic direction, priorities and goals for the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions, using data to make informed proposals and decisions.
• Provide overall leadership in developing internal policies and procedures and ensure adherence to University guidelines and admission criteria.
• Develop recruitment plans for each adult accelerated and graduate program. The plans must recognize the intrinsic differences and distinct attributes each program possesses and therefore must be highlighted for each target market.
• Work collaboratively with academic departments across the University to develop and execute recruitment, admissions and enrollment strategies for on-campus programs, and develop strategies that include online and off-campus program delivery.
• Collaborate with Marketing and Communications offices to develop marketing materials including publications, digital media and advertising.
• Develop and execute a communication strategy for outreach to prospective adult accelerated and graduate program students including email, print, texts and social media and community engagement.
• Develop comprehensive web presence within the structure of the Rockford University website. Monitor this presence to ensure information is accurate and current.
• Supervise staff within Adult and Graduate Admissions office, evaluating performance, and ensuring all staff members receive appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
• Develop and administer the Office’s budget, including budget forecasting, planning and monitoring of expenditures.
• Monitor international, national and state-wide educational and enrollment trends.
• Travel on behalf of the University when required. Some weekend and evening hours required.
• Perform other duties as assigned to support enrollment success at the University.
• Project Management skills
• Organizing and coordinating skills.
• Direct familiarity with information system/CRM systems
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office and other customary desktop software tools.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s degree required.
• Minimum of five years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility and experience in graduate and adult degree completion programs.
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 HumanResources@rockford.edu
10/22/2018 3:49 pm
Seeking a highly motivated, customer-service oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities.
Rockford University Police and Public Safety is seeking a highly motivated, customer-service oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities for full-time security position, working nights. Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to use sound judgment in stressful situations, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. Position requires employees to maintain current certifications at all times in CPR, and AED. Position requires employees to maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record along with a clean criminal background at all times and be 21 years of age or older. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software such as Word is required.
General Responsibilities include maintaining building security, enforcing University policies and regulations, and responding to various types of emergencies. Specific Responsibilities include patrolling campus; making regularly scheduled checks of buildings and grounds; parking and traffic control; responding to and investigating fire alarms, medical emergencies, and other incidents; maintaining accurate reports. Safety & Security Officers also provide security coverage for University athletic events and social functions.
Exceptional benefits package includes Tuition Remission for Employee/Spouse/Dependent(s).
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Safety & Security Officers may be required to perform the following physical requirements in the course of their normal duty shift: lift 50 Lbs.; run 100 meters; lift and bend; go up and down stairs, and be in good physical condition.
Candidates are subject to a full background investigation, including criminal history, verification of education, work experience, and references.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email a cover letter indicating wage requirements, resume, and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
10/09/2018 10:46 am
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin mid-August 2019 (Fall Term). The ideal candidate will have experience in scene design for theatrical productions and expertise in teaching scene design at the college/university level. They must also have experience in designing lights, sound, and projections. An MFA or terminal degree is required along with professional experience. The Performing Arts Department awards both a BA and a BFA in Theatre with a track in the Design and Technical field.
This position is responsible for designing five to six mainstage productions a year (two musicals, two book dramas, and one or two dance presentations); teaching courses in BFA and BA scenic design, and basic lighting design; engaging in artistic mentoring of students, academic advising; serving on academic committees; and actively recruiting for the Performing Arts Department. It is important that this candidate is willing to work collaboratively on projects both within the university and in the community of Rockford at large. We seek an excellent teacher who, if called upon, is able to teach courses in Theatre History, make-up design, and Theatre Appreciation.
We encourage scenic artists who want to develop a strong theatrical design program in a collaborative environment to apply. Rockford University is a liberal arts college with 1200 students. Opportunities for professional development and departmental creative work are available. Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum and professional vitae; a link to examples of the portfolio; and a list of current references with both email and phone numbers. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the university by visiting the website and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Rockford University’s institutional mission and goals.
The review process will begin January 30, 2019. Materials may be submitted to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
10/09/2018 10:42 am
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of the Dance Program to begin mid-August 2019 (Fall Term). The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching dance at the college/university level and professional experience. They must be willing to develop a strong dance program in collaboration with the BFA Theatre track in Musical Theatre. An MFA or terminal degree is required. The Performing Arts Department awards both a BA and a BFA in Dance along with a Dance Minor.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance courses in both studio and academic disciplines. Expertise in four or more of the following areas is expected; Modern (Contemporary) Technique (all levels) Ballet Technique (all levels), Musical Comedy Dance, Dance History, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Choreography, and Pedagogy. The Director of Dance is also responsible for choreographing two musical theatre productions a year. A dance recital is required in each semester along with the setting of new pieces for the yearly Orchesis presentation. Attendance at casting meetings, rehearsals and performances is required.
The Director of the Dance Program is responsible for the dance budget and for all the adjunct dance professors in the program. They are expected to engage in artistic mentoring of students, academic advising, serving on academic committees, and active recruitment for the Performing Arts Department and Dance Program. It is important this candidate is willing to work collaboratively on projects both within the university and in the community of Rockford at large.
Rockford University is a liberal arts college with 1200 students. Opportunities for professional development and departmental creative work are available. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Applications should include a cover letter; current curriculum and professional vitae; a link to examples of performance and choreographed work; and a list of current references with both email and phone numbers. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the university by visiting the website and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Rockford University’s institutional mission and goals.
The review process will begin January 30, 2019. Submit application materials to HumanResources@rockford.edu.
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