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Meet The Staff

10/12/2017 4:20 pm

Meet Our Staff

Professional Staff

 

Scott MitchellScott Mitchell
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
M.S.W., University of North Dakota
B.A., Wartburg College
Phone:  815-226-4026
Fax:  815-394-3730
E-mail:  residencelife@rockford.edu

Scott Mitchell is the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and joined the Rockford University staff in September 2016.  Scott is originally from Nevada, Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts in social work with a minor in psychology from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA).  He holds a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in health from the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND).  Scott is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University (Lisle, IL).  

Scott brings over twenty years of professional experience in residence life and college student affairs to Rockford University.  Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree, he began his professional career in residence life serving as a hall director and residence life coordinator at multiple institutions:  North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, and the University of Northern Iowa.  Scott went on to serve as an Assistant Director of Education and Development at Missouri State University and most recently as the Director of Campus Student Affairs at Ashford University (Clinton, IA).  These positions also allowed the opportunity to gain experience in academic advising, as well as an instructor of Liberal Arts courses focusing on resident assistants and student development.

Scott is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I); American College Personnel Association (ACPA); Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA); Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO); and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). 

 

John Nicholson
Residence Hall Director – Small Houses Complex
M.S.E., Fort Hays State University
B.S. Truman State University
Phone: 815-394-5028
Fax: 815-394-3730
Email: Jnicholson@rockford.edu

John Nicholson is the Residence Hall Director for the small houses, he joined the Rockford University staff in June of 2017. John is originally from Glenview, Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science in justice systems and a minor in economics from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO). He also holds a Master of Science in Education from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS).

As a new professional John is actively engaged in multiple associations including Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA). John is a new member in Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO).

 

Molly HutchcroftMolly Hutchcroft
Residence Hall Director – Cummings Complex and Olson Hall
M.S.W., University of Denver
B.A. Psychology, DePaul University
Phone: 815-226-4094
Fax: 815-394-3730
Email: mhutchcroft@rockford.edu

Molly Hutchcroft is the Residence Hall Director for Cummings Complex and Olson Hall. She joined the Rockford University staff in August 2017 after graduating with her Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a concentration on mental health, from the University of Denver. Prior to living in Denver, CO, Molly lived in Chicago for four years while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at DePaul University. She is originally from Hiawatha, IA.

Working with many different populations over the past six years, Molly brings a new perspective to Rockford University. Molly began working with college students when she was at DePaul University by being a Resident Advisor and being on the executive board for Residence Hall Council. When she graduated and moved to Denver, she began working with children 5-17 years of age with behavioral and mental health concerns in a residential setting providing crisis response. She also worked with college students who had experienced interpersonal violence, brought in discussions about interpersonal violence into the classrooms, and assisted with many other events to bring awareness about interpersonal violence to the college environment. Molly has also worked with adults struggling with substance use and mental health. Molly is a recent member of the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO) and hopes to become a member of other Student Affairs organizations.

Resident Assistants

Barnes Hall

Sindy

Academic Year: Junior 
Major: Sociology-Criminal Justice
Hometown: Rockford, IL

 

Caster Hall

Vanessa

Academic year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Dubuque, IA

 

Dayton Hall

 

Madison

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Ekvall Hall

 

Abigail

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Emerson Hall

Damian

Academic Year: Senior
Major: 2-D Fine Art
Hometown: Davis, IL

 

Lathrop Hall

Cris

Academic Year: Senior
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Shreveport, LA

 

Olson Hall

Nate

Academic Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology, Pre-Med
Hometown: Pecatonica, IL

 

McPhail Hall

Finnley

Academic Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology, Pre-vet
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

 

Svenson Hall

 

Haley

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Talcott Hall

 

Danni

Academic Year: Sophomore
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Department Information

Residence Life
Kent Center--2nd floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4026
fax: 815-394-3730
Scott Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
residencelife@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Nonprofit Job Board

02/23/2017 4:00 pm

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Development Director - Discovery Center Museum

Position Title: Development Director

Organization: Discovery Center Museum

Job Description: Discovery Center seeks a development professional to lead a comprehensive fundraising program and increase revenue sources for the museum. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will serve on the
management team and be responsible for growing an endowment program as well as overseeing foundation, government and corporate giving. The successful candidate will work with members of the Board as well as philanthropic leaders in the community to achieve the organization’s strategic goals. View the Full Job Description.

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Sarah Wolf – sarahw@discoverycentermuseum.org

Ad Posting Date: May 24 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: June 8, 2018

Direct Support Professional - Goldie B. Floberg Center

Position Title: Direct Support Professional

Organization: Goldie B. Floberg Center

Job Description: Position Summary: The DSP-CL is responsible for working with people served (people with developmental and intellectual disabilities) to help them achieve their personal goals and to help them create and maintain a fulfilling life.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands: The DSP-CL position requires the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, fine motor manipulations, talk, hear and complete repetitive motions. The DSP-CL position can entail standing for significant periods of time. The DSP-CL requires the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The position involves working in indoor and outdoor environments. The position involves supporting people served in the home and in the community and involves frequent driving.

Schedule: The DSP-CL works as part of a self-scheduling team. The DSP-CL must be able to work all three work shifts (1st, 2nd and 3rd shift). The DSP-CL will be required to work overtime hours as needed to ensure appropriate schedule coverage for people served.

Essential Requirements:

  • The DSP-CL must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years old. Unless an exception has been made for an employee under 21 years old to work in the adult CILA program.
  • Must take and successfully pass the TABE test.
  • Demonstrate sufficient communication and writing skills to complete required documentation.
  • Must be able to meet Department of Human Services Division and Developmental Disabilities and Goldie B. Floberg Center requirements to administer medications to people served.
  • Must successfully pass all required background checks and not be convicted of any crime that violates DHS or DCFS requirements for employment with the Goldie B. Floberg Center.
  • Must be able to complete data entry using an iPod, iPad and basic desktop computer.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Must be able and willing to work all three work shifts (first, second, and third, every day of the year including weekends and holidays) as well as meet all other self-scheduling guidelines outlined in Policy 586.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands described in the Working Conditions & Physical Demands section of this profile.

Essential Job Functions:

  • To ensure that you are supervising assigned persons served according to the Person Served Supervision Policy #300 of the Program Manual, or other applicable policy, unless specified differently in their Person Centered Plan.
  • To accurately implement all written treatment plans for assigned clients and record data on the written treatment plans reliably and precisely immediately following the implementation of the program.
  • Perform life skills training with clients that lead to the development of greater independence for our clientele using established behavioral principles and techniques.
  • To complete all required programmatic and medical documentation within the designated time frames. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Therapy T-logs for each client to be completed every shift including general and programmatic information, as well as medical information pertaining to each person served;
  • Learning programming and activities of daily living charting to be completed every shift;
  • Accounting and documentation of the funds of people served in accordance with Financial Management Policy #400;
  • Controlled substances must be counted and documented within 30 minutes of each shift beginning, after every medication administration per Medication Management Policy #200.
  • Completing the Medication Administration Record as medications are administered per Medication Management Policy #200.
  • Unusual incident reporting according to Policy #102
  • To remain up to date on progress of people served at assigned sites and on policies memos related to performance of DSP-CL job tasks. This involves reading and Acknowledging Therap Personal Focus Worksheets (person centered supports), learning programs, individual behavior programs, individual T-logs, shift reports, memorandum and notices delivered by Therap SComm as they are completed or issued. New entries and documents need to be read at the beginning of the shift.
  • To ensure that assigned clients at mealtimes receive proper nutrition through meal preparation based on the assigned menu (group home program), direct supervision, assistance and encouragement. DSPs are responsible for preparing meals, following the recipes and menus provided.
  • To immediately report any and all actual or suspected mistreatment, neglect, exploitation or abuse to clients or violations of policy or procedures to a Center investigator, the Department of Children and Family services or Office of Inspector General (depending on the client’s age), and their Team Coach.
  • To implement accurately established crisis intervention techniques in response to aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior of clients. This includes documenting incidents on a Center Incident Report, conducting and documenting a visual inspection of the person, and notifying a Center investigator and supervisor/Team Coach of all level 2 restraints immediately.
  • To ensure proper hygiene of all clients, including proper hygiene and cleaning following use of the toilet, changing of diapers and during baths.
  • To drive and/or support clients on doctor appointments as needed; to advocate on the client’s behalf at doctor appointments.
  • To leave your assigned group home clean and organized at the end of the shift.
  • To immediately alert the Nurse on Duty and Team Coach following a discovery of injury or a suspected illness.
  • To lead meaningful on site activities on a daily basis and to support clients in participating in these activities. (Educational and recreational games, making crafts, sports, etc.)
  • To support clients in planning and participating in community activities.
  • To administer client medications correctly and maintain your medication administration certification in accordance with Center and Department of Human Services medication administration requirements.
  • To memorize and accurately implement evacuation procedures in the event of storm and fire emergencies; to ensure safety of all assigned clients during these times through proper supervision and prompt evacuation.
  • To accurately and completely report on the established written documentation systems all unusual incidents involving clients, staff, parents and/or guardians, volunteers or incidents involving community members as well as unusual incidents involving the property of the Floberg Center; this documentation is to occur as soon as practical during the same shift in which the incident occurs. Unusual incidents include but are not limited to: Client injuries, staff injuries, mistreatment or suspected mistreatment of clients, incidents related to dangerous or maladaptive behavior (elopement, physical aggression, self-injurious behavior, threat to harm self or others, verbal aggression or unusual verbal statements), illnesses, medication errors, and violations of Center policy or procedures.
  • To cross train at other CILA/group home sites as needed.
  • To work at other CILA/group home sites as needed.
  • To work with the Team Coach, DSPs, and Network Director to ensure that all site schedules are adequately covered with appropriately trained staff members. This will require working additional hours beyond the base schedule designated on the DSP work agreement.
  • To find coverage for any scheduled shift that you cannot attend. This responsibility does not eliminate the requirements for calling off a shift a minimum of three hours before the shift begins for first and second shifts and seven hours for a third shift.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $14.50 /hour

To Apply: Visit this link to apply. Feel free to call the Goldie Floberg Center with any questions, ask for Sarah Miller. 815-624-8431

Ad Posting Date: May 17 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: May 30, 2018

Maintenance Engineer - Goldie B. Floberg Center

Position Title: Maintenance Engineer

Organization: Goldie B. Floberg Center

Job Description: Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: The Maintenance Engineer position is a non-exempt position.

Reporting Relationship: The Maintenance Engineer reports to the President/CEO. The Maintenance Engineer does not have any direct reports.

Position Summary: A Maintenance Engineer is responsible for providing maintenance services as needed and/or assigned; assisting in a wide variety of maintenance activities; addressing immediate operational and/or safety concerns; assisting skilled trades; and ensuring that tools, materials and vehicles are maintained in good working order and are available at job sites when needed.

Physical Demands: The Maintenance Engineer position requires the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, fine motor manipulations, talk, hear and complete repetitive motions. The Maintenance Engineer position can entail standing for significant periods of time. The Maintenance Engineer requires the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The position involves working in indoor and outdoor environments. The Maintenance Engineer position involves outdoor work in various weather conditions, use of ladders, use of tools, including power tools, and frequent driving.

Schedule: The Maintenance Engineer works primarily first shift. This is a full-time position that requires a staff member to work a minimum of 80 hours per pay two-week period.

Essential Requirements:

  • Possess high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess skill-based competencies including: operating equipment used in skilled trades, power and hand tools, etc.; carpentry skills; painting skills; basic electrical skills; basic plumbing skills; skills necessary to install and remove major appliances; skills necessary to diagnose cause of problems with major appliances; adhering to safety practices; handling hazardous materials; basic math skills related to carpentry and measurements; and planning and managing projects.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must possess the necessary sensory abilities in order that all of the job responsibilities described in this success profile are adequately fulfilled.
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to become an authorized driver with the Goldie B. Floberg Center.
  • Must successfully pass all required background checks.
  • Must possess/demonstrate excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once independently.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Must exhibit regular and predictable attendance.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands described in the Physical Demands section of this profile.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Addresses maintenance concerns reported via service requests in a competent and prompt manner.
  • Inspects buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair making notes and recommendations using pre-established forms.
  • Performs minor carpentry maintenance to include but not be limited to making adaptations related to the needs of nonambulatory and semi-ambulatory individuals and basic home repairs.
  • Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
  • Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, trenching and laying new lines, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.) to provide operable and efficient plumbing capabilities to all sites.
  • Assists in performing scheduled and “as needed” inspection and preventive maintenance on tools and equipment to maintain operability of the tools and equipment.
  • Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion, repair damaged walls and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (e.g. sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.).
  • Installs, removes and conducts maintenance and repairs of household appliances.
    Assembles and moves office equipment to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.
  • Maintains Center vehicles in safe operating condition via regular inspection and maintenance as well as securing approval for repairs as needed.
  • Maintains Center tools and equipment in safe operating order.
  • Responds to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns. Each Maintenance Team Member will participate in an on-call rotation to ensure appropriate after hours coverage.
  • Gains job specific expertise through various sources (e.g. on-the-job training, trade publications, vendor publications and manuals, etc.) to become proficient in the identified primary field.
  • Serve as a job coach to Maintenance Engineering Assistants, providing supervision and direct teaching to help them master the responsibilities described in their success profile.
  • Anything else you can think of to make our mission and vision a reality for our clients.
  • All other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour

To Apply: Visit this link to apply. Feel free to call the Goldie Floberg Center with any questions, ask for Sarah Miller or Liz Garcia. 
815-624-8431

Ad Posting Date: May 17 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: May 30, 2018

Recruitment Specialist - Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Position Title: Recruitment Specialist

Organization: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Job Description: Please view the full job description HERE.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@girlscoutsni.org and include the title of the position and location you are applying for in the subject line. We have two openings, one in Rockford IL and the other Sugar Grove IL.
Please specify which location. For more information on the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, visit our website at www.girlscoutsni.org.  Equal Opportunity Employer

Ad Posting Date: May 17 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: May 31, 2018

Growth Strategist - Local Giving Mall

Position Title: Growth Strategist

Organization: Local Giving Mall, LLC

Job Description:

The Local Giving Mall, LLC is a web based shopping mall designed to promote “Donations from the Cloud”. This new innovative program, developed by LGM is designed to connect local non-profits with local retailers and independent merchants. This connection is in the form of a percentage of purchase cause marketing agreements between both parties. This connection will revolutionize the non-profit industry.

A key element to the success of this new innovative model is having passionate Growth Strategist
that want to help local non-profits raise monetary donations. Typically, non-profits spend up to 40% of the funds raised to raise additional funds. The Donations from the Cloud provided by the LGM cost the non-profit zero dollars. A full 100% of the donations pledged by the retailers is deposited in the non-profits pay pal account.

Job Description:

The Growth Strategist (GS) is responsible for introducing and supporting local non-profits, merchants and consumer groups by revealing the benefits of LGM’s Donations from the Cloud, program. This socially responsible program is totally supported by the LGM web page. The GS will focus on the monetary benefit this program offers to the non-profit as well as the increase market exposure this model provides for leasing storefront owners. Consumer advocacy work will be in conjunction with providing direction for the storefront owner to capitalize on this model and know the direct benefit it provides to those that serve, the local non-profit.

Please view the full job description HERE.

To Apply: Michael Sullivan
Local Giving Mall, ILLC
Rockford, IL 61109
michael.sullivan@localgivingmall.com
815 378-8868
Visit us at: www.localgivingmall.com
Reference: Careers Page / Please Send Resume

Ad Posting Date: May 16 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: June 16, 2018

Registered Nurse - Goldie B. Floberg Center

Position Title: Registered Nurse

Organization: Goldie B. Floberg Center

Job Description: Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Nurse Faculty

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: The RN Nurse Faculty position is a non-exempt position.

Reporting Relationship: The RN Nurse Faculty will report to the Director of Nursing. The position has direct reports consisting of all staff you have been trained on medication administration in regards to all issues related to medication administration.

Position Summary: The RN Nurse Faculty is responsible for ensuring that all qualified staff members are adequately trained to administer medications to people served, teaching the Medication Administration classes, conducting the required retraining of each staff member on an annual basis and as other training needs arise, assisting and training persons served to become and remain self-medicating, monitoring and processing medication errors including notifying DHS and providing discipline recommendations to the administrative review team. The RN Nurse Faculty must meet all of the requirements listed in the Nurse Success Profile.

Physical Demands: The RN Nurse Faculty position involves sitting up to 8 hours per day, repetitive typing, bending, the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, fine motor manipulations, talk, hear and complete repetitive motions. The Behavior Specialist position can entail standing for significant periods of time and requires the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The position involves working in indoor and potentially outdoor environments.

Schedule: The RN Nurse Faculty spends a majority of their working hours in the field working directly with clients and Direct Support Professionals. This time would accumulate to average a minimum of 25% of working hours. Achieving this involves working weekly evening hours and monthly weekend hours and will vary depending on the needs of our clients. This is a full-time position that requires a staff member to work a minimum of 80 hours per two-week period.

Essential Requirements:

  • The RN Nurse Faculty must possess a current valid Illinois Registered Nurse license
  • Must have two years clinical experience within the last 5 years and at least one year of experience serving persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Must be a DHS/DDD approved Nurse Trainer.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must possess the necessary sensory abilities in order that all of the job responsibilities described in this success profile are adequately fulfilled.
  • Must take and successfully pass the TABE test.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Must successfully pass all required background checks.
  • Must possess/demonstrate excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Must exhibit regular and predictable attendance.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands described in the Physical Demands section of this profile.
  • Must have memorized our mission and values.
  • Must be willing to lead by example in terms of implementing our mission, acting in ways consistent with our values, taking actions that reinforce our culture and that move us closer to our vision.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide the necessary training to ensure that newly hired Direct Support Professionals, QIDPs, and Management Directors, and other staff as directed complete the DHS/DDD required medication administration classroom training within 30 days of being placed on the DHS habilitation Aide registry.
  • Provide the necessary training to ensure that newly hired Direct Support Professionals, Community Living Facilitators/QIDPs, and Community Living Directors, and other staff as directed complete the DHS required medication administration on-the-job learning (OJL) and competency-based testing assessments (CBTAs) within 30 days of being placed on the DHS habilitation Aide registry.
  • Completing annual Self-Administration of Medication Assessment (SAMA’s) and Physical Status Review (PSR’s) for all people served on an annual basis to coincide with their annual Community Support Team meeting and submit them to the appropriate QIDP before the day of that meeting.
  • Conduct inspections in the homes at least three times per week to be conducted at times when the people served are in the homes.
    Reviews of the medication administration process including checking MAR’s and medications and witnessing medication administration in the homes.
  • Complete annual self-medication training CBTA’s to those persons served who are self medicating. Assess other clients for the potential to become self-medicating and train them accordingly.
  • Provide annual medication administration retraining to medication administration approved staff members before their annual retraining deadline
  • Provide follow-up training for authorized staff of all medication changes prior to that staff member passing the new or changed medication.
  • Teach other medical classes and on-the-job learning activities as directed by the Director of Nursing, Chief Operating Officer or President/CEO.
  • Complete documentation of all medication training activities in the form of attendance sign-in sheets, CBTA forms and written quizzes/tests (for classroom training). Documentation of all training must be filed in each staff member’s personnel file. An email must be sent to the Director of Nursing listing all training sessions, dates of those sessions and whether the staff member passed or failed
  • Generate a General Event Record and report to the Chief Operating Officer and President/CEO any incidents involving staff members not successfully completing their training, falling asleep in class, etc.
  • Anything else you can think of to make our mission, vision and the 21 personal outcome measures a reality for our clients.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.

To Apply: Email smiller@goldiefloberg.com asking for a link to the application or click this link.

Ad Posting Date: May 11 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: June 11, 2018

Regional Manager of Giving Programs - The Salvation Army Central Division

Position Title: Regional Manager of Giving Programs

Organization: The Salvation Army Central Division

Job Description: KEES has been exclusively retained by The Salvation Army USA Central Territory in its search for two Regional Managers of Major Giving Programs at its Territorial Headquarters in the Chicago suburbs. The Central Territory is in the middle of a five-year aggressive plan to grow and invigorate its major gifts program, and these new roles have been created to provide leadership and consultation to a team Donor Relations Directors (DRDs aka: Major Gifts Officers) within the Central Territory.

The position requires an innovative and skilled manager with superb communication talents and an inherent ability to establish one’s presence and become a highly visible resource. The Regional Managers will participate with other senior leadership to develop major gift strategy, communication plans and donor prospects. The Regional Manager will train, support and coach a team of approximately 15 members, taking a proactive and goal-oriented approach with the right balance of professional supportiveness and healthy accountability. Responsibilities will include ensuring that each DRD has a qualified caseload, understand goals, methods and delivers results and information in a timely manner.

This position offers a robust benefits package, and relocation assistance may be offered. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority / Female / Disabled / Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call 847-294-2166. The Salvation Army Central Territory does not participate in unemployment compensation programs. The Salvation Army, as a church, is exempt from participation in federal and state unemployment insurance programs.

Specific Requirements Include:
• Passion for The Salvation Army’s mission, coupled with a strong commitment to know and understand the Army’s history, mission and structure, as well as its services, policies and procedures.
• Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced degree and/or CFRE credential preferred.
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in a nonprofit fundraising role or comparable experience in a corporate environment with a proven track record of major gifts success and a strong working knowledge of strategy development and moves management systems in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship processes.
• 3 or more years of experience providing leadership to fundraising professionals.
• Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentational skills, demonstrating an emotional intelligence and situational awareness, in tandem with excellent writing abilities and strong case development and sales pitch skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining positive relations with diverse individuals, including executives, high-level volunteers and wealthy donors, as well as internal stakeholders and leadership.
• Must embrace, support, and reflect well on The Salvation Army’s mission and values through one’s professional responsibilities and behavior at all times.
• Willingness and ability to travel. Valid driver’s license required. The role initially requires as much as 50% travel. As additional Regional Managers are hired, travel will reduce to approximately 35%.
• Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment without extensive administrative support and exceptional organizational abilities with fluency in managing multiple projects and competing priorities with professionalism and grace.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Additional experience Salesforce is preferred.

To Apply: To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume and complete the online application at https://alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/openings

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. No applications will be accepted via email.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President/CEO and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to sbultman@kees2success.com 

Ad Posting Date: May 4 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: June 30, 2018

PT Shelter Site Coordinator - PADS of Elgin

Position Title: PT Shelter Site Coordinator

Organization: PADS of Elgin, Inc.

Job Description: The Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Elgin program provides emergency overnight, first-come, first serve shelter for homeless men, women and children, 365 days a year. The doors open each night at 7 PM and all guests leave by 7 AM each morning.

PADS employs on-site coordinators to oversee shelter operations. We are currently seeking a motivated and compassionate individual to work the 6:00-11:30 PM shift three nights per week.

Each site coordinator is in charge of the shelter while working and will provide daily oversight of the guests, volunteers, coordination of meals and maintenance of the supplies.

Job Responsibilities:

-Complete intake when required. Refer intake to Case Manager whenever possible.
-Secure all guest medications in locked drug box.
-To have the primary responsibility for the daily registration of all guests.
-To breathalyze each and every guest
-To immediately refer all guests who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to a case manager.
-To be sure the milk, juice and cereal needed for breakfast is available.
-To prepare all evening meals as needed or assist volunteers in preparing/serving a donated meal.
-To determine quickly what kind of action might need to be taken should a guest appear to be ill or acting strangely.
-To direct the work of the volunteers so that all volunteers are involved in making the program work and to report any potential volunteer concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator or Site Supervisor.
-To know and consistently enforce rules and to promptly report all special situations to the Site Supervisor.
-To document all incidents in an incident report and in the site coordinator binder.
-To attend scheduled coordinator meetings.
-To check the indoor shelter for general cleanliness and to have the exterior surroundings checked for general litter each day.

Must be able to make decisions quickly, be able to multi-task, be a team player and treat all guests with dignity and respect.

Position pays $11.50-$12.00/hr.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter via email to sponitz@padsofelgin.org

Ad Posting Date: May 4 , 2018 

Posting to be Removed: June 4, 2018

Residential Service Coordinator - Milestone, Inc.

Position Title: Residential Service Coordinator

Organization: Milestone, Inc.

Residential Services Director, provides direct supervision to assigned homes. Ensures that individuals are actively participating in programs; activities on the home and in the community; and the daily routine of their group homes. Also ensures compliance with all state and federal regulatory guidelines as well as all policies and procedures of Milestone, Inc.

To Apply: Apply online at www.milestone-inc.org or in person at 4060 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61111

Ad Posting Date: May 3 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 31, 2018

ADON - Milestone, Inc.

Position Title: ADON 

Organization: Milestone, Inc.

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Nurses, acts as liaison for the facility, performs assigned nursing procedures and supervises the overall care, treatment, safe functioning, comfort and well-being of the developmentally disabled individuals at Elmwood Heights. Provides nursing consultation services to other Milestone, Inc. programs as assigned. Acts as primary nurse to an assigned group of individuals.

The hours for this position are Mon, Tue & Thur- 9:30am-6pm, Wed & Fri-7:00am-3:30pm

To Apply: Apply online at www.milestone-inc.org or in person at 4060 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61111

Ad Posting Date: May 1 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 31, 2018

Direct Service Providers - Milestone, Inc.

Position Title: Direct Service Providers 

Organization: Milestone, Inc.

Description: Working directly with Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a variety of settings including residential and day training locations. Currently all shifts are available! 

To Apply: Apply online at www.milestone-inc.org or in person at 4060 McFarland Rd. Rockford, IL 61111

Ad Posting Date: May 1 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: May 30, 2018

Therapists - Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois

Position Title: Therapists 

Organization: Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois

Description: Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois is seeking therapists to work 4-25 hours per week. LCSW’s and LCPC’s are preferred but we’ll also consider LSW’s, LPC’s. This is a great opportunity for therapists who are:

· Working in other areas of the field and desire individual, couples or family counseling experience.
· Seeking part-time, flexible hours e.g. parents, caregivers etc.
· Considering retirement but not quite ready to retire completely.
· Looking to make a real difference in the lives of kids and adults in our community
· Seeking flexibility, we have daytime and evening hours available with no weekends or on-call work.

Clinical supervision toward clinical licensure is available.

Family Counseling Services was founded in 1877 and provides professional counseling for mental health and family issues to children and adults in northern Illinois. We’re committed to providing quality counseling to anyone in need of help regardless of socioeconomic status so a sliding fee scale is available to our clients.

Our main office is in Rockford, with small satellites in Rochelle and Belvidere.

To Apply: Apply to:
Eileen Liezert, Executive Director
Family Counseling Services of Northern Illinois
210 N. Longwood St.
Rockford, IL 61107

Ad Posting Date: April 16 , 2018

Posting to be Removed: June 18, 2018

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Past Rock Solid Regents

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Past Rock Solid Regents

A Rock Solid Regent is a student that truly exemplifies what it means to be Rock Solid. Rock Solid Regents are recognized for a variety of reasons, including for academic achievements, extracurricular involvement and campus leadership. Students are nominated by faculty and staff members that recognize that these students’ contributions to Rockford University go above and beyond expectations.  Learn more about any of the Rock Solid Regents by selecting their name.

Sarah Combs

05/03/2016
Sarah Combs from Roscoe Illinois is the final Rock Solid Regent for the spring 2016 semester. Sarah is a senior early childhood education major and was nominated by Elisa Bott, Assistant Professor of Education.

Jennifer Caterina

04/22/2016
Jennifer Caterina is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of April 17. She is a sophomore math and theater major from Huntingdon, Tennessee. She was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik and Dr. Filiz Dik.

Aaron Pearson

04/12/2016
Aaron Pearson, from Belvidere, Illinois is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of April 11. Aaron is a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS) program and was nominated by Donna Harvey, Director for the BSMS Program.

Hanqing (Tracy) Wang

04/04/2016
The Rock Solid Regent for the week of April 4 is freshman Hanqing (Tracy) Wang. Tracy is a political science major from Jiangsu, China. She was nominated by Maria Diemer, Assistant Director of the Office of Global Affairs.

Morgan Bell

03/21/2016
Morgan Bell, from Rockford, Illinois is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of March 21. Morgan is a junior criminal justice and psychology major. She was nominated by Stacy Simms, Assistant Director of SAS.

Lewis Bochette

03/14/2016
Freshman Lewis Bochette is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of March 14. Lewis is a nursing major from Harvard, Illinois.

Lauren Spitznas

02/29/2016
Lauren Spitznas, from Rockford, Illinois is the Rock Solid Regent for the week of February 29. Lauren, is a junior nursing major and was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik.

Samantha Hodson

02/15/2016
Samantha is a senior theater major with a concentration in design/tech from Flower Mound, Texas. She has a special interest in stage management and scenic design for theater. She was nominated by Mariah Harris, Residence Hall Director.

John Finley

02/09/2016
John Finley, from Rockford, Illinois is a junior political science major and was nominated by Rebecca Wallgren, Box Office Manager for Maddox Theatre.

Sintheyah Siyarath

02/03/2016
Sintheyah is a freshman criminal justice major from Rockford, Illinois. She was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik, ‌Professor and Chair Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics.

Vanessa Ostrander

02/03/2016
Vanessa is a biology major from Dubuque, Iowa. She was nominated by Jennifer Nordstrom, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission. Jennifer shared that Vanessa is a fantastic representative of RU.

Brett Ott

12/01/2015
Brett is from, South Beloit, Illinois and was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik and Dr. Filiz Dik. He is a math major, and this is his first semester at RU.

Mayra Rodriguez

12/01/2015
Mayra is a senior Elementary Education major from LaSalle-Peru, Illinois. She is a Golden Apple Scholar and is also pursuing teaching endorsements in Bilingual and Special Education. Mayra was nominated by Professor Lynn Stafford, Associate Professor in the Education Department.

Grant Anliker

11/04/2015
Grant is a freshman mathematics major from Belvidere, Illinois. He was nominated by Dr. Mehmet Dik, Professor and Chair Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics.

Tessa Rhodes

10/26/2015
Tessa is from, Belvidere, Illinois and was nominated by Dr. Tara Wood. She is a junior special education major, and this is her first semester at Rockford University.

Megan Miller

10/19/2015
Megan is a senior elementary education major from Lanark, Illinois. She is working towards earning a teacher license with an additional endorsement in special education. She was nominated by Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Lydia Gerzel-Short.‌‌‌

Joshua Cooper

10/12/2015
Josh is senior physical education major, from Yorkville, Illinois. He was nominted by Professor Tammy Schiek.

Andrew Miller

10/05/2015
Andrew is a senior special education major from Rockford, Illinois. He was nominated by Professor Lynn Stafford.

Haley Taylor

09/28/2015
Haley is a sophomore nursing major from Roscoe, Illinois. She was nominated by Mariah Harris, Residence Hall Director. Haley currently serves as the Resident Assistant (RA) for Emerson Hall and she excels in this leadership role.

Samantha Riffle

09/14/2015
Samantha was nominated by Dr. Robin Miller Young. She is a senior early childhood major from originally from Rockford, Illinois who is going to get her Professional Educator License (PEL) in early childhood and early childhood special education.

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Nelson Hall--1st floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4004
fax: 815-226-2822
Karen Walker, Ed.D., Director
KWalker@rockford.edu

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Rock Solid Regents

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Rock Solid Regent

A Rock Solid Regent is a student that truly exemplifies what it means to be Rock Solid. Rock Solid Regents are recognized for a variety of reasons, including for academic achievements, extracurricular involvement and campus leadership. Students are nominated by faculty and staff members that recognize that these students’ contributions to Rockford University go above and beyond expectations.  Learn more about any of the Rock Solid Regents by selecting their name.

 

Activities 2014-2015

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ACTIVITIES 2014-2015

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Department Information

Young Women & Girls in Illinois
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

YoungWomenGirlsIllinois@rockford.edu

Project Contacts:
Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D., French and Gender Studies
Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D., Classical Studies
Mary Weaks-Baxter, Ph.D., English
Belinda Wholeben, Ph.D., Psychology

Resources

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RESOURCES

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Department Information

Young Women & Girls in Illinois
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

YoungWomenGirlsIllinois@rockford.edu

Project Contacts:
Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D., French and Gender Studies
Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D., Classical Studies
Mary Weaks-Baxter, Ph.D., English
Belinda Wholeben, Ph.D., Psychology

Upcoming Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Department Information

Young Women & Girls in Illinois
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

YoungWomenGirlsIllinois@rockford.edu

Project Contacts:
Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D., French and Gender Studies
Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D., Classical Studies
Mary Weaks-Baxter, Ph.D., English
Belinda Wholeben, Ph.D., Psychology

Research

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RESEARCH

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Department Information

Young Women & Girls in Illinois
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

YoungWomenGirlsIllinois@rockford.edu

Project Contacts:
Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D., French and Gender Studies
Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D., Classical Studies
Mary Weaks-Baxter, Ph.D., English
Belinda Wholeben, Ph.D., Psychology

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

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DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY

Alcohol and Other Drugs on Campus – Policy and Information

It is the policy of Rockford University to promote a campus environment that is free of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for its community and to comply with its obligations under the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Rockford University prohibits students from unlawfully possessing, using, consuming, purchasing, distributing, manufacturing, dispensing, or selling on the University’s premises or as a part of any of the University’s activities: 1) illicit substances; 2) drug paraphernalia; 3) lawful controlled substances, except as medically authorized and used in accordance with their prescriptions; and 4) alcohol.
Both State law and Rockford University policies prohibit the purchase, possession and/or consumption of alcohol by any person under the age of 21 (twenty-one). Under strict supervision, alcohol may be served at approved events. Any individual or recognized group sponsoring an event associated with Rockford University must obtain approval before an event when alcohol will be available.

Federal and state laws, and Rockford University policy, prohibit the sale, re-sale, possession, use or distribution of any controlled substances or prescription medication. The sole exceptions to this policy are (1) the use of prescribed medications by the patient for whom the medication was prescribed where such medication is used only as directed by the physician who prescribed the medication; and (2) the sale and/or dispensing of prescription medications by healthcare professionals within the scope of their licenses to do so and in accordance with the law.

Students found in violation of this policy are subject to serious University disciplinary action (suspension or dismissal) and arrests under the state and federal laws.

 Medications used at the University must be taken and/or disposed of properly and according to safe and acceptable medical practices. The University will facilitate counseling and referral to treatment as appropriate.

The University has the authority to enter and search any room or area of the campus where there is reason to believe that established standards of conduct or health and safety regulations are being violated, or when there is reason to believe that illegal drugs/substances may be stored, used, sold or otherwise distributed.

Finally, Rockford University reserves the right to notify the Rockford City Police Department whenever drugs or drug-paraphernalia are found on campus. Therefore, in addition to College-related disciplinary action, students violating drug policies risk arrest and prosecution for violations of drug-related laws by city, state, or federal offices. Therefore, in addition to College-related disciplinary action, students violating drug policies risk arrest and prosecution for violations of drug-related laws by city, state, or federal offices.

Violations of this policy will be processed through the Student Code.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs – Policy Review

 
The Chief Student Life Officer is that person designated by the University to be responsible for the administration of University policies concerning drugs and alcohol. Working closely with representatives from various departments, the Vice President will conduct a review of Rockford University’s policies on alcohol and other drugs every two years to ensure that the University is in compliance with federal and state laws and that policies effectively address conditions regarding students, University organizations, student activity policies, and University employment issues.
 
 

Alcohol at University-Sponsored/Hosted Events

  • Alcohol at University-Sponsored/Hosted Events
  • Permits are required for events in residence hall rooms that involve 10 or more individuals. Permits are also required for any event that involves alcohol. Permits at Rockford University are commonly referred to as an SOR (Statement of Responsibility).
  • If a student wishes to host a party and wants to serve alcohol, s/he must be 21 or older and first attend an alcohol education program. (A non-alcohol SOR does not require this program.)
  • Alcohol Permits will not be issued during Orientation Week, exam weeks, or during times when children are invited to campus.
  • The event host(ess) must meet with the Director of Student Development or designee at least two weeks prior to the event. An Alcohol Permit will be reviewed and completed by the sponsor, indicating responsibility for the event.
  • Completed permits must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the event.
  • The event host(ess) must be at least 21 years of age. To obtain a permit for the consumption of alcohol, the host(ess) must agree not to consume alcohol prior to or during the event he/she is hosting. The host(ess) is responsible for the compliance with the alcohol policy and will be held accountable for any violation of the policy.
  • The host/ess must agree not to consume alcohol at least eight hours before or during the event. S/he also agrees to be responsible for making sure that guests comply with all campus regulations and the alcohol policy. Violations may result in the immediate closing of the party.
  • An effective means for ID checking must be implemented and students who are less than 21 years old as well as intoxicated persons may not be served.
  • A bartender will be hired through Chartwell’s Food Service and Campus Security will be contacted to monitor the event (one officer attending the event if attendance is expected to exceed 50).
  • The use of University or organizational funds to purchase alcohol is prohibited.
  • Approval of an Alcohol Permit implies institutional registration of the event, but does not imply that Rockford University is responsible for the event.
  • Be advised that leaders of campus organizations and departments sponsoring campus events at which alcohol is served could be held liable for any damages and injuries caused by intoxicated guests during or following the event.
  • The club advisor must be present at club-sponsored events where alcohol is served.
  • Times for Events – In Residence Halls an event may be held on days prior to non-class days and other special occasions with approval from the Director of Student Development. In other areas an event may be held with the approval of the Director of Student Development, with the exception of the following: No more than two campus events where alcohol is served can be held in a 24 hour period; Alcohol Permits will not be issued during orientation weeks, exam weeks, or on weekends where children are invited to campus.
  • Events at which alcohol is served on a Friday or Saturday may not extend past 2 A.M.
  • Events which serve alcohol on weekdays prior to classes will not extend past midnight.
  • Attendance at Campus Events with Alcohol – Campus events at which alcohol is served are open only to Rockford University students, faculty, staff, alumni, ELSC students and their invited guests. Each member of the Rockford University community is responsible for the behavior of his/her guest. Rockford University students must present a valid Rockford University ID for admittance to campus events. Valid proof of legal age must be presented to purchase alcohol.
  • Types of Alcohol Allowed – The only alcohol allowed is beer, wine, and wine coolers. These may not be served for a time period of more than four hours.
  • Food and Other Beverages – Nonalcoholic beverages must be featured as prominently as alcohol and available in sufficient quantity to serve the anticipated number of persons under the age of 21 and half of the anticipated persons over the age of 21. All beverages must be served in clear plastic cups. Food must be available in sufficient quantity to last the duration of the event and served free to guests. The serving of alcohol must end one hour prior to the end of the event or when the food runs out, whichever comes first.
  • Intoxicated Students and Driving – Anyone driving on campus who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be stopped and detained by the Rockford University Security Officers. If a student is determined to be unable to safely drive a vehicle, a security officer will park the student’s vehicle and retain the keys until the student is sober. The incident will be reported to the Chief Student Life Officer and appropriate action will occur. The City of Rockford Police may also be called if deemed necessary. If the student is found to be intoxicated while driving the vehicle by the Rockford Police, the student will be arrested. It is expected that the legal use of alcohol on campus will conform to the laws of the State of Illinois and to the health and welfare of self and others. Anyone who chooses to use alcohol will be held fully responsible for his/her behavior while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Intoxicated commuter students or guests (non-students) on campus, under age 21 or otherwise, will be asked to leave campus. If they arrived in their own transportation, their keys will be confiscated by a security officer and they will need to find other transportation. They may return the following day for vehicles and keys.
  • Event Locations
    • Burpee Center: Regents Hall, Grace Roper Lounge, Grace Roper Patio, Forrest Cool Lounge
    • Clark Arts Center: Multipurpose Room, Courtyard, Lobby, Loggia, Art Gallery, Cheek Theater
    • Library: Patio
    • Lion’s Den: (Chartwell’s Food Service has a liquor license to serve from Lion’s Den Snack Bar)
    • Other Areas (Indoors): With special approval from the Chief Student Life Officer or Director of Student Development.
    • Grounds: Alcohol is not permitted at outdoor events, except as approved on Grace Roper Patio and the Library Patio unless special permission is obtained from the Chief Student Life Officer or Director of Student Development. Alcohol which is consumed on University grounds without a permit or in a hallway will be disposed of regardless of the person’s age. The individual will be documented and sanctioned for policy violation.

Alcohol Use in the Residence Halls

Students must be at least 21 years old to possess/consume alcohol in rooms and anywhere else on campus. Furthermore,

  1. Alcohol is permitted in residence hall rooms/suites (except for Emerson and Dayton residence halls) where at least one of the occupants is of legal drinking age. Those consuming alcohol must be at least 21 years old. Residents of these rooms/suites are responsible for ensuring that appropriate laws, ordinances, and University policies are upheld.
  2. Beer, wine, and wine coolers are the only forms of alcohol permitted in the residence halls. Rockford University prohibits all other kinds of alcohol in the residence halls. Kegs and any other shared containers that dispense alcohol are also prohibited.
  3. Emerson and Dayton residence halls are alcohol-free. No alcohol is permitted at any time, by anyone, of any age in these halls.
  4. Alcohol is not allowed in common areas (hallways, lounges, restrooms, outside, etc.) without an approved permit. (Statement of Responsibility, SOR). If alcohol is present in a common area without a permit, it will be disposed of immediately regardless of the age of the individual in possession.
  5. If all roommates who occupy a room/suite are below the age of 21, the room/suite must remain alcohol-free at all times.
  6. If a Rockford University student or guest is below the age of 21 and is found possessing and/or consuming alcohol, the alcohol will be disposed of immediately and the student in possession will be charged with a violation of the Rockford University alcohol policy.
  7. If a Rockford University student or guest is below the age of 21 and found possessing or consuming alcohol in a room/suite that is occupied by residents of legal age, the legal age residents/occupants of the room will be held responsible for allowing individuals under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.
  8. A Statement of Responsibility (SOR) is required for any event in a residence hall room/suite (or on the Rockford University property) that involves ten (10) or more individuals where alcohol is present. Failure to complete an SOR prior to an event with ten or more individuals is an alcohol violation and will result in the event being shut down.
  9. In the event that a room/suite is being confronted for policy violations, an Incident Report will be completed. For accuracy of reports, names of all individuals present will be gathered by an authorized staff member of the University. This does not mean that all individuals will be charged with a policy violation.

Alcohol and Other Drugs – State and Federal Laws

 

The following criminal penalties are applicable to the identified categories of offenses:

Illinois Law
In Illinois, it is against the law to sell or deliver alcohol to anyone under 21 (twenty-one), or to any intoxicated person [235 ILCS 5/6-16]. Violations can result in fines of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.

It is also illegal for a person under 21 to present false identification in an attempt to purchase alcohol, to purchase, accept delivery or have possession of alcohol, or to consume alcohol. [235 ILCS 5/6-20] Violation of the law is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

Recent legislation signed by the Governor provides further penalties: (1) The Secretary of State is authorized to suspend or revoke without a hearing the driver’s license or instruction permit of a person under 21 who has purchased or attempted to purchase alcohol from a duly licensed establishment or who has consumed alcohol on licensed premises. (2) Local liquor commissioners have the duty to report to the Secretary of State any conviction for a violation of the Liquor Control Act, or a similar provision of a local ordinance, prohibiting a person under 21 from purchasing, accepting, possessing, or consuming alcohol and prohibiting the transfer or alteration of identification cards, the use of the identification card of another or a false or forged identification card, or the use of false information to obtain an identification card. (3) The Secretary of State is authorized to suspend or revoke the driver’s license or learner’s permit of any person convicted of violating any of the prohibitions listed above in “(2)” or similar provisions of local ordinances.

Substantial penalties exist in Illinois for the operation of a motor vehicle by a driver with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. Arrests are also possible at lower alcohol levels if driving is impaired. The first offense can result in a $1,000 fine, incarceration for up to one year, and suspension or revocation of the offender’s driver’s license. Subsequent offenses entail penalties of significantly greater severity. Transporting open alcohol containers in a motor vehicle is also punishable under Illinois law.



Possession and delivery of illicit drugs are prohibited in Illinois through the Cannabis Control Act [740 ILCS 40/0.01 et seq.] and the Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570/100 et seq. and 720 ILCS 570/401 et seq.]. Penalties vary with the amount of the drug confiscated; the type of drug found; the number of previous offenses by the individual; and whether the individual intended to manufacture, sell, or use the drug. A first-time conviction of possession of a controlled substance can result in a one- to three-year prison sentence, plus a fine of up to $15,000. More severe penalties may be imposed for conviction of class 2, 3, or 4 felonies involving manufacture or delivery to a minor.

Vehicles used with knowledge of the owner in the commission of any offense prohibited by the Cannabis Control Act or Controlled Substances Act can be seized by the government; all ownership rights are forfeited.

Federal Law
Under the revised federal sentencing guidelines, federal courts can sentence simple-possession first offenders to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Penalties for subsequent convictions are significantly greater [21 U.S.C. 844(a)]. A sentence of life imprisonment can result from a conviction for possession of a controlled substance that results in death or bodily injury. Possession of more than five grams of cocaine can trigger an intent-to-distribute penalty of ten to sixteen years in prison [U.S.S.G.S. 2D2.1(b)(1)].

Excerpt used with permission of University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign, Division of Public Safety

 

Rockford University: A Commitment to Help

A problem exists when one’s use of alcohol causes physical or emotional harm, impairs one’s judgment, infringes upon the rights of others, or interferes with one’s work, relationships, or daily life. Rockford University regards an alcohol problem as it does other behavioral/medical ones and does not attach a moral or social stigma to such personal difficulties. Alcohol and other chemical dependency problems can be treated successfully if they are identified as early as possible and if appropriate treatment programs are promptly instituted. Rockford University is committed to providing resources for prevention programs and referral for treatment as needed.

Department Information

RU  Police & Department of Public Safety
Marland Physical Plant
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4060
fax: 815-394-5293
Tim Trevier, Chief of Police
Jeff Boatwright, Deputy Chief of Police 
SafetyandSecurity@rockford.edu