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Head Men’s Volleyball Coach

04/10/2024 4:26 pm

Rockford University is accepting applications for Head Men’s Volleyball Coach. This is a 12 month administrative position with benefits.  A rich benefits package is available, upon hire, including tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents.

Summary

The head volleyball coach is responsible for the direction and organization of the Rockford University volleyball program. The coach is responsible for the recruitment and retention of academically and athletically qualified student athletes, supervision of coaching staff, practice planning, player skill/leadership development, fiscal responsibility and alumni cultivation. The coach is expected to demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship and conduct becoming of the coaching profession. The coach is expected to annually review any rule changes relative to the sport and to always adhere to all rules, regulations and policies of NCAA Division III and the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
  • Organize and conduct an appropriate number of practice sessions and direct all activities during contests.
  • Coach team members, individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques.
  • Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments.
  • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
  • Provide an environment that supports the achievement of the academic goals of the student athlete.
  • Recruit quality prospective student-athletes and ensure timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
  • Includes identifying prospective student-athletes, evaluating high school prospects, and maintaining an accurate records and database in Front Rush.
  • Responsible for meeting the college-identified annual recruiting goal for the program.

Administrative

  • Prepare a schedule of contests and team activities in conjunction with the director of athletics that complies with departmental policies, goals and objectives
  • Coordinates the scouting and video film online exchange.
  • Administer the sport budget in a fiscally responsible manner; submit all purchase requests to the director of athletics for prior approval. Develop program’s fundraising strategies.
  • Coordinate team travel, housing and meals and submit a travel itinerary prior to the start of each season.
  • Responsible for the distribution, collection and purchasing of athletic equipment and supplies.
  • Manage the development and coordination of community service projects for team members.
  • Cultivate alumni groups associated with the program in conjunction with the office of alumni programs.
  • Complete secondary duty as assigned by director of athletics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of computers and athletic-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of effective strategies which focus on helping an individual improve their skills and performance.
  • Knowledge of recruitment to a NCAA Division III athletic department.
  • Skill in instruction of student athletes with fundamentals and principles of the sport.
  • Skill in developing leadership skills within a team and athletic department •Skill in oral and written communication.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Rockford University reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Qualifications:

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. Must possess valid driver’s license, personal automobile insurance and meet insurability requirements per the University’s insurance policy.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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.

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

 

Nursing Adjunct, Fall 2024

04/03/2024 4:07 pm

Rockford University invites applications for adjunct clinical and/or classroom nursing instructors for Fall 2024 in-person teaching opportunities.

Required qualifications: MSN degree, valid Illinois nursing license, two years of experience in clinical nursing practice, and current CPR and immunizations.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching or professional development experience is preferred but not required.

Review of applications will start immediately. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu                       

Rockford University is a small private institution with a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and complemented by professional and practical experience. The university campus is located in a park-like setting that is nestled into a small urban environment that supports three robust medical centers (OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Swedish American Medical Center and Javon Bea Hospital- Rockton and Riverside Campus) as well as numerous healthcare agencies and community resources. The Department of Nursing is part of the College of Science, Math and Nursing.

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

Junior Systems Administrator

04/03/2024 2:59 pm

Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Junior Systems Administrator.  Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Junior Systems Administrator will join a customer oriented IT Department and use the tactics of education and training to enable our user community.  The preferred candidate will possess very strong troubleshooting skills, solid communication skills, and exceptional customer service skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Use a work order tracking system to ensure work orders are resolved or escalated. 
  • Oversee campus computer workstations, productivity applications, EDR software, utilities, and workstation connectivity.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and implement technology solutions that support business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain training materials related to help desk specialists.
  • Assist with hardware selection and recommendations as it relates to laptop, desktop, audiovisual and datacenter hardware.
  • Assist in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
  • Perform routine system updates, patches, and upgrades.
  • Research and implement new systems and services to support and enhance the academic learning environment.
  • Participate in security audits and vulnerability assessments.
  • Ability to support Windows, Linux and Mac Operating Systems.
  • Provide backup and frontline support services to other senior-level staff.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively ticket information to support staff, faculty and executives of organization as well as to students.
  • Work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.
  • Upgrade and maintain network systems and services
  • Train or direct users on the correct use of software and hardware within the organization
  • Be an escalation point for night and weekend event and system support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Familiarity with Active Directory and Microsoft 365.
  • Solid troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to install, upgrade and maintain production servers and systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work occasional nights and occasional weekends

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 4 plus years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position required.
  • Preferred certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+ or Microsoft Certified Associate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical and mental demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. 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 sit and stand for extended periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the college community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office work is performed primarily indoors.  Ability to work in an office with a moderate noise level is required.

SECURITY INFORMATION:

  • Access to PowerCampus and PowerFaids
  • Access to G Drive and H Drive
  • Access to confidential information
  • Access to Datacenter

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.

 

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.   

 

Rockford University invites applicants for the position of Graduate Hall Director for Residence Life to start August 1, 2024.  The GA provides primary leadership and overall management of a residence hall area of approximately 90 students within Residence Life.  The position assists in the day to day operation and will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life. This is a required live-in position that involves a level of accessibility and accountability to all students and staff members.  The position includes the expectation of eating in university dining operations, when in operation, to promote community development for staff and students.  The Graduate Hall Director is responsible for fostering a responsible, inclusive community through developmental based supervision of four – five Resident Assistants.  The position is responsible to ensure a safe, comfortable living environment for students through residential programming based on the mission of the University and Residence Life.    In exchange for working 30 hours per week, GA’s will received up to 21 credit hours of tuition remission per academic year, room and board and a monthly stipend of over $400.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Advising

  • Counsel, advise and refer residents on varied personal and academic matters. 

Leadership & Community Development

  • Create intentional interactions with students for growth and development through residential programming.
  • Support the mission, policies and procedures of Residence Life and Rockford University.
  • Promote and develop inclusive and academically supportive residential environments.
  • Monitor and document behavioral concerns.
  • Assist with departmental initiatives as needed.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Residence Life team and areas of Student Life (Student Involvement & Orientation, Public Safety, Lang Wellness Center, Career Development).
  • Collaboratively work with Dining, Facilities, Student Administrative Services, Admissions and other campus partners.
  • Assist with summer housing operations and camps.
  • Assist with management of hall facilities and budgets.
  • Assist staff members in assessing student needs and meeting those needs through residential programming.

Supervision

  • Supervise 4-5 Resident Assistants.
  • Assist with the selection, training, development, and evaluation of student staff.
  • Establish and maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Conduct regular 1:1 supervisory meetings with each Resident Assistant.

Crisis Management & Student Development/Conduct

  • Adjudicate low-level violations of the Rockford University Code of Conduct and Residence Life policies. Adhering to procedures for communication, tracking, and filing of reports and outcomes.
  • Respond to crisis and emergency situations, communicating necessary information appropriately.
  • Participate in area on-call rotation including weeknights, weekends, and break periods when the university may be closed.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority and assist with the process of reporting crimes to maintain accurate and timely crime statistics and to increase overall safety of campus.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ability to multi-task and utilize critical thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (in-person and on the phone).
  • Prepare check requests and process expense reports.
  • Assist with updating Portal, Website, and Facebook accounts through Social Media.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff across campus
  • Meet 1:1 with Assistant Dean of Students on a weekly basis
  • Attend scheduled Residence Life staff meetings, Student Life staff meetings and campus All-Staff meetings
  • Assist in completing end of semester and end of year reports
  • Assist in annual key audit
  • Assist in overall program planning
  • Must be available outside normal working hours for crisis response and on-call responsibilities (outside employment must be approved by Director of Residence Life).
  • Other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Enrollment in a graduate studies program at Rockford University.
  • Ideal candidate will have undergraduate experience in student life/student development and be familiar with residential living/co-curricular activities in higher education.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Experience in a variety of social media.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance.
  • Must meet driver insurance eligibility standards of the University.

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

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

Rockford University is actively seeking applications for a position in an exciting and growing Psychology Department.  The position offers a rank at tenure-track, lecturer, or visiting professor faculty depending on qualifications, specializing in clinical and general psychology. Our academic offerings encompass a wide spectrum of traditional undergraduate programs, including psychology, child and adolescent development, lifespan development, and aging studies. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering courses related to clinical psychology, brain and behavior, cognition, quantitative research methods, and introductory psychology. Faculty members are expected to manage a teaching load of 12 credit hours each semester, with this appointment beginning Fall 2024.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University has a long-standing tradition of cultivating world-class leaders. In the Department of Psychology, your role is pivotal in guiding our students towards achieving exceptional success and making an impact in their communities. We pride ourselves on a learning environment combining rigorous academic standards, real-world application, and a global perspective. Your expertise and dedication to teaching excellence will significantly contribute to our diverse and dynamic educational community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Candidates should, at minimum, possess a Master’s and a background in clinical and general psychology.

Preferred Qualification: Terminal degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., ABD) in related field.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We are looking for candidates with outstanding teaching skills and interest in advising traditional and non- traditional students from globally diverse populations. The ideal candidate will also be willing to direct internships, and willing to become actively involved in the Rockford area community. If you have an interest in teaching in-person and online courses, and would like to explore the opportunity to write and publish in professional or academic journals, you are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Our review of applications will begin immediately, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following via email to HumanResources@Rockford.edu :

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts (official upon hire)
  • Three references (Names and contact information)
  • Your teaching philosophy, and
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential

At Rockford University we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to building a well-rounded workforce and community. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their professional experience, bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.

 

Rockford University is actively seeking applications for a position in an exciting and growing Psychology Department.  The position offers a rank at tenure-track, lecturer, or visiting professor faculty depending on qualifications, specializing in human development and general psychology. Our academic offerings encompass a wide spectrum of traditional undergraduate programs, including psychology, child and adolescent development, lifespan development, and aging studies. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering human development courses across the lifespan, as well as courses in introductory psychology  and human sexuality. Faculty members are expected to manage a teaching load of 12 credit hours each semester; starting Fall 2024.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University has a long-standing tradition of cultivating world-class leaders. In the Department of Psychology, your role is pivotal in guiding our students towards achieving exceptional success and making an impact in their communities. We pride ourselves on a learning environment combining rigorous academic standards, real-world application, and a global perspective. Your expertise and dedication to teaching excellence will significantly contribute to our diverse and dynamic educational community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Candidates should, at minimum, possess a Master’s and a background in human development and general psychology.

Preferred Qualification: Terminal degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., ABD) in related field.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We are looking for candidates with outstanding teaching skills and interest in advising traditional and non- traditional students from globally diverse populations. The ideal candidate will also be willing to direct internships, and willing to become actively involved in the Rockford area community. If you have an interest in teaching in-person and online courses, and would like to explore the opportunity to write and publish in professional or academic journals, you are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Our review of applications will begin immediately, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following via email to HumanResources@Rockford.edu :

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts (official upon hire)
  • Three references (Names and contact information)
  • Your teaching philosophy, and
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential

At Rockford University, we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to building a well-rounded workforce and community. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their professional experience, bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.

Costume Designer and Lecturer

03/25/2024 11:11 am

The Performing Arts Department at Rockford University seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, inventive, strategic, and highly collaborative Costume Designer/Lecturer.  This educator will be a vital member of our department. The ideal candidate will have eight to ten years of academic and/or professional experience, and the expertise to not only teach costuming, but to design and produce costumes for our four main stage productions, as well as mentor young designers.

Responsibilities include teaching Costume Design I, II, and III, Stage Makeup, Production, and team-teaching Fundamentals of Design and Introduction to Technical Theater. Opportunities also exist to teach other courses, such as Theater History. As Costume Designer, this faculty member will design and oversee costume construction/production of two musicals and two plays each year and will supervise the Costume Shop. While outside professional endeavors are encouraged, primary focus must be instruction and mentorship.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of students, artists, and teachers, and we welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in university faculties and in theater. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MFA in Technical Theatre or Theatre, or equivalent professional experience;
  2. Successful college-level teaching experience preferred;
  3. Extensive and varied artist-level design work;
  4. An educational philosophy compatible with that of a private institution in a liberal arts environment.

To Apply: 

Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and design experience, portfolio link, transcripts (official upon hire) and the names and contact information of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

About Rockford University Performing Arts: 

The Performing Arts Department at Rockford University offers exceptional conservatory-style training in a rich liberal arts setting. We offer a BA degree in Theatre Arts and a BFA degree in Theater, with tracks in Acting/Directing, Musical Theatre Performance, Design and Technical Theatre, and Theatre Management. A distinguished faculty with many years of professional experience provides classroom teaching and one-on-one mentoring to our students in a practical and experiential learning environment. Students from all over the country call our department home and are given ample opportunities to perform beginning their first year. The real proof of Rockford’s outstanding training program is the fine work of our graduates in theaters and grad schools around the country from New York to Los Angeles, including Broadway, national tours, regional theater, cruise ships, theme parks, and more.

Lecturer, Fulltime (English)

03/01/2024 3:12 pm

Rockford University invites applications for a full-time, 10-month contract for Lecturer in English starting in Fall 2024. Ph.D., ABD, or M.A. required, preferably in rhetoric and composition, as well as minimum two years’ experience teaching college-level writing at institutions accredited by regionally accrediting associations.

This Lecturer will join a small English department where all members teach first-year writing courses and are dedicated to developing equitable pedagogies. Strong applicants will have a record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and/or in their community. We are especially interested in candidates who are dedicated to issues of linguistic justice and candidates with experience teaching first-year writing to developing writers.

This Lecturer will teach 15 credit hours (five 3-hour courses) per fall and spring semester, with occasional opportunities for summer teaching if desired. Courses in our three-course rhetoric sequence (serving both first-year and upper-level students) are currently capped at 16, 18, and 18 students, respectively. The selected candidate will have full voting rights, will have access to the same internal research and travel grants as tenure-line faculty, will attend department, college, and faculty meetings, and will participate in programmatic assessment. No research work is expected or required.

This position has the opportunity to be a 3-year renewable appointment, based on satisfactory performance and departmental need. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., ABD, or M.A. in rhetoric and composition (or related field) and appropriate level of experience (see description).

Review of applications will start immediately. Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae, cover letter, sample syllabi, list of three professional references, and all related transcripts (official upon hire) to humanresources@rockford.edu.

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

 

Nursing Clinical Instructor/Lecturer, Fulltime

Job Description

The Department of Nursing at Rockford University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track nursing faculty position at the Lecturer rank. Primary responsibilities will be teaching in the undergraduate classroom, simulation lab and/or clinical setting.

The successful candidate will be required to teach 15 workload credits in the fall and spring semesters and will be eligible for benefits and continuing education activities.

Required qualifications:

  • Registered nurse license in the state of Illinois, or eligible to obtain an Illinois registered nurse license by the start of the fall semester
  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • At least two years of experience providing direct patient care

Preferred qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with medical-surgical or pediatrics experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Doctoral degree preferred but not required

Setting

Rockford University is a small private institution with a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and complemented by professional and practical experience. The university campus is located in a park-like setting that is nestled into a small urban environment that supports three robust medical centers (OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Swedish American Medical Center and Javon Bea Hospital- Rockton and Riverside Campus) as well as numerous healthcare agencies and community resources. The Department of Nursing is part of the College of Science, Math and Nursing.

How to Apply/Contact Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following to HumanResources@Rockford.edu

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts (official upon hire)
  • Three references (names and contact information)
  • A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy and scholarly potential

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do. 

Rockford University’s esteemed Puri School of Business is actively seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Marketing and Management. Our academic offerings encompass a wide spectrum, including traditional and accelerated undergraduate programs and MBA degrees. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering marketing courses across both daytime and evening schedules. Faculty members are expected to manage a teaching load of 12 credit hours each semester; starting Fall 2024.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University has a long-standing tradition of cultivating world-class leaders. At the Puri School of Business, your role is pivotal in guiding our students towards achieving exceptional success and making a global impact. We pride ourselves on a learning environment combining rigorous academic standards, real-world application, and a global perspective. Your expertise and dedication to teaching excellence will significantly contribute to our diverse and dynamic educational community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Candidates should, at minimum, possess a background in Management, Marketing, or both – with either academic qualifications in one area and practical experience in the other.

Preferred Qualification: Terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA, ABD) in Marketing or a closely related field.

Alternative Qualification: A graduate degree in Marketing or an MBA, supplemented with the requisite academic and professional qualifications to instruct graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing and related business areas.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We are looking for candidates with outstanding teaching skills, interest in advising traditional and non-traditional students from globally diverse populations. The ideal candidate will be willing to direct internships, and willing to become actively involved in the Rockford area community. If you have the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, have an interest in online teaching, and would like to explore the opportunity to write and publish in professional or academic journals, you are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Our review of applications will begin January 15th, 2024, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following via email to HumanResources@Rockford.edu :

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts (official upon hire)
  • Three references (Names and contact information)
  • Your Teaching Philosophy, and
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential

 

At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.