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Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant. Primary responsibilities will be to provide efficient and professional administrative support for the faculty and Dean of the College of Science, Math and Nursing. The successful candidate will be eligible for a rich benefits package on their date of hire, including medical insurance and tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Provide efficient and professional administrative support for the faculty and dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Nursing. Duties may include, but are not limited to, attending meetings and taking minutes and supporting faculty and dean on projects. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. The SMN Administrative Assistant spends much of their time supporting the nursing program.

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.

Senior Accountant

11/07/2019 4:04 pm

Rockford University is seeking applications for a Senior Accountant within the Business Office.  Directly reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant prepares & supports complex financial reporting including audited financial statements, Board of Trustee reports, and internal management reports. This position answers policy and procedure questions for campus customers regarding general accounting, reporting, chart of accounts and other accounting and control related issues.

Duties include:
1. Prepares, reviews and ensures the accuracy of all account reconciliations through monthly analysis and reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts.
2. Prepares monthly journal entry postings and account activity analyses.
3. Prepares support schedules and other analyses as needed for the long-range plan, including projections of revenues and expenses.
4. Ensures electronic interfaces from “feeder” systems (e.g. PowerCampus) are performing with maximum efficiency.
5. Responsible for processing and monitoring outstanding auxiliary accounts receivable.
6. Maintains the annual budget, forecasts and projections, and responds to budget related questions and issues throughout the year.
7. Assists with the accounting for federal and state grants.
8. Prepares monthly and annual financial statements, schedules, reports requested by users, and reports for regulatory agencies.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related degree
• Minimum of five years accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the ability to interpret and apply advanced and complex accounting rules.
• Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and financial systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory compliance requirements.
• Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; advanced Excel skills.
• Experience in developing reports in report writing software, developing forecasting tools, management level reports, operation reports, and other complex institutional reports that encompass multiple elements from various sources.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex requirements/regulations to non-finance staff.
• Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships
• Willingness to take initiative, prioritize and perform proactively the assigned duties of the position.
• Possess strong organizational and time-management skills.
• Works accurately with great attention to detail.
• Experience using automated general ledger/accounting systems.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):
Experience working within a higher education environment
Public Accounting experience
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP system

Working Conditions:
40+ hours per week
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Typical office environment.

Pay Rate:
Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and tuition remission for fulltime employees and qualified dependents.

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.com

EOE

Maintenance worker, part-time

11/04/2019 1:10 pm

Rockford University seeks to hire a part-time employee to complete general maintenance tasks on a temporary basis. The selected candidate will work up to 24 hours per week, starting at 9 am and working Monday through Friday. Work may be individual or working within assigned areas with a member of the Maintenance, Grounds, or Housekeeping Staff. Perform general maintenance, grounds, or cleaning duties daily, operate hand tools, riding lawn mowers, snow blowers, vacuums, other Facilities equipment as needed, work from a ladder, and perform related duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Operations. Punctuality and attention to detail are critical components of employment. Hours vary according to projects and tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

1. General cleaning: bathroom disinfection, sweeping, dust mopping, damp mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing windows, and picking up trash in designated areas.
2. Major cleaning: walls, woodwork, doors, light fixtures, carpets and furniture.
3. Work from a ladder, assist in moving furniture (able to lift and carry objects up to 25 pounds).
4. Assist Maintenance personnel with routine repairs as required.
5. Assist with room set-ups and take-downs for events.
6. Operate the following equipment: vacuums and wet vacuums, riding lawn mowers, hand tools such as drills, saws, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, and other equipment as necessary.
7. Vacuum and clean fan coils, check fan motors and change filters.
8. Must present a neat appearance at ALL times. May wear: T-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, and slacks. May NOT wear: Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, crop tops, shorts, or open-toed shoes and gym shoes. All clothing should be free of offensive or derogatory print/pictures.
9. Ability to set work priorities and to work independently in cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work duties.
10. Work shoes must be work at all times.
11. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A self-starter, must be able to take initiative with minimal guidance when necessary.
Must be comfortable working both as an individual and as part of a team.
Must have excellent time-management skills.
Must be able to follow directions or verbal instructions.
Must be able to operate and maintain all equipment as instructed
Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Must have good oral and reading skills.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
Must have some mechanical or maintenance experience, or experience with housekeeping.

Must possess valid driver’s license, private automobile insurance and be insurable for driving per RU policy.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Ability to speak and understand English.
Prior experience working as a custodian, mechanic, or grounds employee is helpful.
Basic math skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, and kneel. The incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to work outside sometimes in extreme warm or cold temperatures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employees work outside or inside campus buildings. When working inside, employees must remember that they are in a professional environment, and they may be seen by visitors and the greater college community. When working outside, employees may be required to work in hot, rainy, snowy, or cold environments.

TO APPLY:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a resume and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.  Selected candidate will undergo a pre-employment background check.  

EOE

Rockford University seeks candidates for the position of Lab Manager in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.  The Lab Manager is responsible for maintaining the stockrooms and laboratories of the department and supporting the faculty.  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:

  • Responsible for setup and cleanup of departmental labs, by providing chemicals and equipment, per instructor request
  • Assist in providing training and oversight for student laboratory assistants
  • Prepare chemical solutions in a safe and accurate manner
  • Receive shipments and store in accordance with safety guidelines
  • Maintain inventory, order needed supplies and equipment
  • Assist in the tracking of departmental expenses
  • Assist faculty in the maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Adhere to safety guidelines in proper handling, storage and proper disposal of materials, chemicals and hazardous 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.

 

The Rockford University Performing Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin mid-August 2020 (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 15, 2020. Materials may be submitted to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

EOE

Seeking a highly motivated, customer-service oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities for a part-time position, working 9 am- 2 pm, Monday through Thursday with an opportunity to pick up additional shifts, as available. 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.   

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of one year experience in Security, Law Enforcement or Military Police.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; commitment to exceptional customer service.
  • High School diploma or the equivalent (2 or 4 year degree preferred).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Ability to work a flexible 12 hour shift schedule including weekends and holidays.

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:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter indicating wage requirements, resume and list of three professional references to Human Resources at HumanResources@rockford.edu.

Rockford University invites applicants for a tenure-track Professor of Elementary Education, Assistant/Associate rank, to begin August 2020.

The department is especially interested in candidate with experience in ESL, bilingual, or Special Education settings. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Early Childhood and Elementary Licensure Programs, oversee scheduling and the curriculum of the programs, collaborate with pertinent stakeholders, and engage in student recruitment activities. Must carry an evening class load and attend meetings and events outside of normal working hours. Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses online and face-to-face. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or a relevant field. Doctoral candidates with ABD status will be considered. Candidates who hold a current Professional Educator’s License or teaching certificate are preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential. Five years of experience working directly with early childhood or elementary students required.

Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (official upon hire), and list of three professional references to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.

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. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary:

Rockford University is accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant to the athletic training department to begin January 2020. The selected candidate will assist staff for fall, winter, spring, and off-season events for men’s and women’s athletics. Additional duties include working under the direction of the athletic training staff helping with preparation for events and practices as well as perform the duties involved with prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This is a year round position, working 30-40 hours per week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assist Head Athletic Trainer with:

• Coverage of assigned sports’ practices and games home and away, including setting up, pre- and post-game treatments, response to injuries through field evaluations and first aid (this will include weekends and possible holidays)
• Perform injury evaluations of athletes
• Communicate with athletes and coaches about the injury and the athlete’s participation status
• Implement rehabilitation protocols for injured athletes
• Arrange and administer Impact Testing
• Arrange and communicate medical appointments between physicians and athletes.
• Assist in record keeping and documentation for files
• Assist with daily functions of the Athletic Training Room
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training
• Must have certification through the NATA BOC and be eligible or have Illinois licensure by start
• CPR/AED Certified for the Professional Rescuer
• Remain HIPPA and OSHA compliant
• Ability to work independently and maintain a schedule
• Valid driver’s license/ personal automobile insurance and insurable for driving per RU policy
• Ability to travel with assigned teams as necessary

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.

Work Environment:

Employees work in an athletic setting. This includes indoor and outdoor settings depending on the athletic season.

Compensation and Benefits:

• 21 graduate credits per academic year including summers
• Room and board
• $200 monthly stipend

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

HumanResources@rockford.edu

Rockford University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physiology to begin August 2020. A Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or related field is required along with evidence of excellent teaching. The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in human and comparative anatomy and physiology. Ability to teach introductory biology courses and upper division genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, and/or organismal diversity courses will be considered a plus. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. An active program in undergraduate research with students is expected. 

Applications will be reviewed starting November 11, 2019, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts- undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts required upon hire), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

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. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice tenure-track, to begin August 2020. Ph.D. in Sociology/Criminology or a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Administration, etc.) required by August, 2020. Candidate should have teaching experience beyond a teaching assistantship, preferably in a college setting. Applicants must be able to teach general sociology courses, including research methodology (qualitative and quantitative); sociological theory; and introduction to homeland security or other specialized criminal justice courses. Enthusiasm for, and a commitment to, teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and will be accepted until December 1, 2019. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts—undergraduate and graduate—(official transcripts required upon hire), and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.

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. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.