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Rockford University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Women’s Soccer to begin August 2019 . The selected candidate will receive up to 21 hours of tuition remission per academic year, room and board and a monthly stipend. Requirements include working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

SUMMARY:
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 women’s soccer program and individual coaching philosophy through recruiting, off-season programs, practice planning, and in-season execution.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

• 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.
• 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.
• Film breakdown of both practice and game film.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • • 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
  • Insurable for driving per University policy
  • • 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

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Human Resources@rockford.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled.

EOE

Rockford University is accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant position in the Lang Health Center to start 8-5-19.  The student will have experiences within the Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Services Center as well as in the Rockford Community. The graduate assistant will work with the Director of Lang Center on community outreach programs that include programs through the Rockford Health Council, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine as well as other community agencies.

The graduate assistant will be an integral part of disability services providing one on one assistance to students and technical support for textbook conversion and adaptive software. The graduate assistant will also provide support for health and wellness activities on site i.e. nutrition and fitness education, drug and alcohol education, sexual assault prevention, sexually transmitted illness prevention, and general health education information to the campus community including making this information available on our website.

The graduate assistant will work collaboratively with campus activities and residence life staff to promote healthy lifestyle programming to our campus.  This is a year round position.  Benefits include up to 21 hours of tuition remission per academic year and a monthly stipend for working an average of 25 hours per week over 12 months. 

Responsibilities:

Maintain weekly organized schedule at Lang

Attend Lang Center weekly staff meetings

Maintain open lines of communication between community agencies and campus offices

Provide technical assistance for DSS students in the areas of adaptive software and textbook conversion

One on one tutoring with students especially in areas of reading and writing

Develop relationships with neighborhood schools and organizations (Rockford Public School District 205, Rockford Sexual Assault, WAVE, United Way, Winnebago County Health Department) and foster long term relationships between Rockford University and these agencies.

Work with nursing and counseling to provide health education programming to residential and commuter student groups.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required
Must be admitted in Rockford University Master’s program (MBA preferred)
Must have familiarity with volunteer agencies
Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must possess excellent computer skills to include word processing, database use and OCR software
Benefits include tuition remission and a monthly stipend.
 
To apply:
 
Please submit resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to HumanResources@Rockford.edu

 

Assistant Professor of Finance

03/11/2019 10:31 am

Assistant Professor of Finance – Conducting university courses for undergraduate and graduate students in Finance and Business; Teaching the courses within the prescribed curriculum based upon teaching interests; Preparing and delivering lectures to students; Compiling, administering and grading examinations; Posting grades, course syllabi, and other materials; Advising students on academic curricula; and serving on faculty committees as assigned by the University.

Requirements: Doctorate Degree or foreign degree equivalent in Finance, Economics or Business.

Special requirements: Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in US required. Employer & Work location: Rockford University, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will be accepted until March 30, 2019. 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 (incl Ref#10002): HumanResources@rockford.edu EOE/AA

Associate Professor of Finance

03/11/2019 10:21 am

Associate Professor of Finance – Conducting university courses for undergraduate and graduate students in Finance; Teaching the courses within the prescribed curriculum based upon teaching interests; Preparing and delivering lectures to students; Compiling, administering and grading examinations; Posting grades, course syllabi, and other materials; Advising students on academic curricula; Serving on faculty committees as assigned by the University.

Requirements: Master’s Degree or foreign degree equivalent in Business or Finance.

Special requirements: Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in US required. Employer & Work location: Rockford University, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will be accepted until March 30, 2019. 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 (incl Ref#10001): HumanResources@rockford.edu EOE/AA

Rockford University invites candidates for the position of Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.  The selected candidate will be responsible for providing results-driven leadership to increase short-term and long-term support of Rockford University.  

The Director’s primary responsibilities will be to create and execute a comprehensive, multi-year annual giving and alumni relations plans that will result in substantial revenue growth. 80% of this position will be focused on Annual Giving, and 20% will be geared toward Alumni Relations.

The goal of the Annual Giving program is to raise unrestricted funds through the Charter Fund for operations, scholarships, and other purposes as determined by the University’s president and Board of Trustees.

The mission of the Alumni Relations area is to provide programmatic support for alumni engagement, especially in the area of class reunions, homecoming and regional gatherings as well as assisting the development effort in alumni and class giving participation. 

Rockford University offers a rich benefits package including health, dental, vision, LTD and a 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents is available upon date of hire.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan, develop, and implement a strategic Annual Giving program as part of the overall fundraising strategy within the Development Office.

• Qualifies, cultivates, and personally solicits targeted annual fund donors and prospects between the $1,000 and $9,999 levels with a focus on increasing annual leadership gifts.

• Has special responsibility for enhancing the affinity of local leadership donors with the college; special focus on the Jane Addams Society.

• Assesses capacity and inclination to give and areas of interest for each donor and makes recommendations for movement of assigned donors to major gift prospect tracking.

• Provides leadership in the development of faculty and staff giving campaigns in conjunction with student and young alumni philanthropy efforts.

• Create/collaborate on key messaging and communications media, including, but not limited to direct mail and social media outreach.

• Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for continued development and improvement.

• Provide leadership to the entire Development Office related to annual giving strategies, tactics, and progress toward goals.

• Identify and cultivate alumni and friends in key positions to build support for the University.

• Work in partnership with the Office of Marketing and Communications to ensure brand attributes and messaging is incorporated in annual giving marketing and materials.

• Oversee the acknowledgment and recognition of all annual fund gifts, including the Donor Honor Roll.

• Develop and implement a regular plan of reporting Annual Fund progress.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises student workers and/or volunteers for events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of fundraising for higher education.

• Demonstrated ability to design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive program for annual gifts, establishing goals and objectives that translate into annual operating plans and appropriate staff assignments.

• Experience with strategic and annual planning, project management and process improvement efforts is essential.

• Analytic and data mining skills are preferred, including an understanding of segmentation and new media marketing.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.

• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in higher education fundraising, including a strong documented record of gift solicitation and volunteer management. Alumni work helpful but not necessary.

TO APPLY:
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.

EOE

Prospect Research Specialist

03/08/2019 11:45 am

Rockford University invites candidates for the position of Prospect Research Specialist. The Prospect Research Specialist is a member of the Office of Advancement and plays a key role in the development operation, ensuring that efforts are focused on working with the ideal candidate of gift closures that are timely and donor-centric. Rockford University offers a rich benefits package including health, dental, vision, LTD and a 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents is available upon date of hire.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant V.P. for Advancement, the Specialist is responsible for all aspects of pipeline and relationship management, defining and refining prospect portfolios, assisting the Vice President, AVP and President in moving prospects through the development pipeline toward gift closure.

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.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates should have 2-5 years of experience in the areas of prospect management and research, preferably within an academic setting. Familiarity with APRA (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) standards expected.

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.

EOE

Rockford University seeks candidates for the position of Lab Supervisor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.  The Lab Supervisor is responsible for maintaining the stockrooms and laboratories of the department.  The position is 30 hours per week and the selected candidate is eligible for a rich benefits package including medical insurance and tuition remission, upon hire. 

To apply: 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.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance so faculty may work more effectively with undergraduate students in research and internships.
  • Ensure all stockrooms and laboratories are well-maintained, organized and safe places to work.
  • Assist in the continuation of our ACS accreditation (American Chemical Society)
  • Supervise and provide training for student laboratory assistants
  • Perform and document safety inspections.
  • Oversee the stockrooms, prepare laboratories for use, prepare equipment, reagents, and unknowns needed for laboratory experiments.
  • Maintain inventory, order needed supplies and equipment
  • Assist in the tracking of departmental expenses
  • Assist in the maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Assist in the proper disposal of chemical waste
  • Perform other appropriate duties as determined by the department

 

Qualifications:   Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Rockford University, Lang Health Center, invites candidates for the position of Nurse, PRN. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the nursing assessment, evaluation and referral of all students, faculty and staff visiting the health center.
  • Assists the Staff Nurse and/or Director of the Health Center with overview of all student immunization and health records.
  • Assists with recording keeping and administration of the Emergency Response Team and AED protocols.
  • Assists students with the completion and processing of insurance claim forms.
  • Works in conjunction with other health center and athletic training staff to monitor athletic injuries, follow-up and insurance claims processing.
  • Works in conjunction with the counseling staff to address all facets of the client’s concern.
  • Proactive participation on the team of counselor, physician and nurse to provide the best possible holistic care to the Rockford University population.
  • Works as part of a team to offer education programming to students on topics relevant to his or her general health and fitness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Illinois
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

TO APPLY:
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.

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.

EOE

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:

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; commitment to exceptional customer service
  • High School degree or equivalent; Associates or Bachelor’s preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to work a flexible 12-hour shift schedule including weekends and holidays
  • One-year security officer, law enforcement, or military police experience 
  • Ability to run, jump and stand for long periods of time in all types of weather

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:
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.