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Rockford University invites candidates for Director of Student Involvement and Orientation.  The successful candidate provides overall leadership and coordination for a comprehensive campus activities program which includes the planning, implementation, and assessment of social, service and educational programs that address the needs and interests of students. This person leads, plans, and coordinates the student activities programs on campus that will enrich and enhance the student’s overall experience. The Director will supervise student organizations and facilitate meetings and partnerships that will further improve students’ involvement on campus. The Director also coordinates orientation programs for first-year and transfer students.  This person also serves as the Burpee Student Center building supervisor and in that role will train and supervise student workers/managers, manage the student center facility, and establish and maintain building policy and procedures.  This is a fulltime, exempt position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Activities

  • Create, market, and implement a comprehensive student activities program for RU students, which includes social, educational, and diverse cultural events.
  • Provide leadership and management for student activities.
  • Establish student programming goals, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Develop methods for evaluating program effectiveness in helping promote holistic learning and growth that supports both the mission of the University and key learning outcomes.
  • Lead in the planning and implementation of evening and weekend programming initiatives.
  • Advertise and maintain an events master calendar for activities in coordination with the University events calendar.
  • Establish and provide oversight for a Campus Activities Board. Mentor and develop student members.
  • Responsible for the daily operation of the Student Activities
  • Prepare and manage yearly student activity budgets.
  • Assist and/or coordinate University events including, but not limited to: RU Celebration, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc.
  • Function as a student development generalist by handling all types of student affairs and student development situations as necessary.
  • Serve as a connector for student organizations and University offices.
  • Participate in collaborative campus committees and develops professional relationships with students, staff and faculty.
  • Positive role model for students, demonstrate, cultivates respect for diversity.

Student Organizations

  • Serve as a coordinator and resource to student clubs and organizations. Facilitate Executive Circle and/or other inter-club/organization meetings.
  • Serve as resource to student organizations by meeting with students throughout their event planning process, providing assistance with event details, budgeting, advertising, set-up requests, relevant University policies and serving as a liaison between University offices.
  • Coordinate the annual registration process for student organizations, by maintaining officers’ contact information, budgeting, and other materials including membership rosters, constitutions, and other organizational documents. Update policies and procedures for student organizations and clubs.
  • Provide specific guidance on issues related to University policies and procedures, contract negotiation and management, as well as risk management.

Orientation/Welcome Week

  • Design, coordinate, and implement fall and spring orientation/welcome week programs for first-year and transfer students, working collaboratively with campus partners.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of student orientation leaders.
  • Develop comprehensive technology, website, social media, publication plans for content related to orientation/welcome week programs.
  • Develop an assessment plan for orientation efforts.
  • Responsibly manages orientation/welcome week budget by maintaining appropriate records.

Burpee Student Center

  • Serve as building supervisor.
  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate Burpee Student Center student staff, including one graduate assistant and 30+ student workers
  • Serve as a liaison with Facilities, Safety and Security, Campus Scheduling, Food Service, and other offices as it relates to the Student Center.
  • Establish and maintain Burpee Student Center policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining the condition of all building spaces, furniture, and equipment including, but not limited to, purchase recommendations and inventory.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Student Development or related field required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in student activities, student programming board, student life, campus center, student union or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and able to handle fast paced and intense environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied hours including evening and weekends.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, planning, presentation, and project management skills.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.

EOE

 

Rockford University invites candidates for Assistant or Associate Director of Admission.  Primary responsibilities for this position will be to recruit first year and/or transfer students and to serve as a team lead and mentor in the Admission Department. In addition, this position will develop, coordinate, administer and monitor enrollment related activities of the department.  This full-time, exempt position reports to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Work collaboratively with all areas within the University to achieve the University’s overall recruitment and admission goals.

  • Meet established goals within assigned recruitment territory.
  • Serve as a team lead and mentor in the Admission Department and assist in the development, direction, coordination and monitoring of the Admission Department’s activities to accomplish its goals and objectives with a focus on first-year and transfer recruitment, standards of customer service, relationship development, and continuous improvement of departmental operations..
  • Directly supervise the first-year admission team.
  • Provide motivation to achieve and maintain a high level of productivity and morale and help create a climate that is proactive by being personally involved in helping the department achieve its recruiting goals.
  • In conjunction with the AVP, ensure that objectives, goals, plans, policies, practices and actions produce desired student recruitment results, consistent with the overall mission and strategic plan for Rockford University.
  • Develop and monitor reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational efficiency.
  • Delegate responsibilities of the Admission staff to ensure that policies and procedures are properly discharged at all levels of the department.
  • Carry out responsibilities which include the following: planning, assigning, and directing work of others in the department; address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Stay informed on industry trends and environmental issues affecting admission and enrollment.
  • Handle related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a strong work ethic, have high energy and be a committed team player.
  • Excellent leadership capabilities with the solid ability to help train and develop Admission Counselors.
  • Must have a strong personal presence and have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Expert in developing relationships.
  • Must have high integrity and solid business acumen.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Team lead and mentoring skills
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to analyze course prerequisites, certification, and/or curriculum/graduation requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in the configuration and use of computerized database programs and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance.
  • Must be able to work some late nights and occasional weekends

Distinguishing Characteristics: Position requires: a) team lead with mentoring experience b) academic counseling, career planning, and advisement for potential students; c) visiting middle schools, high schools, and/or colleges to deliver talks and represent the university to potential students; d) coordination of on- and off-site recruitment events, workshops, and/or retreats; e) development and distribution of recruitment and retention resource materials; f) interaction and liaison with external school systems and agencies in the development and maintenance of partnerships. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree desirable
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive admission experience (Assistant Director) or 6 years progressive admission experience (Associate Director). Related experience may be considered, but must have previous admission experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of three professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

 

EOE

 

 
 

The Graduate Assistant will support Career Development through planning and executing workshops and events, counseling students and alumni, and effectively performing other duties as listed in the description.  He/she co- supervises student workers. When the Director is out of the office, the Graduate Assistant will act in his/her place.  The benefits include a monthly stipend and up to 21 credit hours of tuition remission per academic year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Counsel students regarding resumes, cover letters, interviewing, deciding a career path, finding an internship, graduate school, the job search, etc.
  • Work with undecided students through one-on-one appointments to help them learn how their values, skills, interest and personality relate to choosing a career path.
  • Help plan and organize the annual Career and Internship Fair
  • Help plan and organize other events and workshops including Coffee and Career Chats, Nursing Interview Workshop, Education Interview Workshop, etc.
  • Help prepare and write articles for the semi-annual Career Connections newsletter
  • Update internal career portal and external website with career related information and events and services offered by the department
  • Present career-related material in workshops and classes
  • Inform current students and potential students of services offered by Career Services at ROAR Days, SOAR Days and Visit Days
  • Help manage the Federal Work Study Off-Campus Program, including the annual budget
  • Administer and gather data from graduate surveys
  • Other duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Applicant must be admitted into the MAT or MBA program.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be computer proficient and comfortable with general office equipment (phone, fax, printer).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
  • Ability to work 25+ hours per week.
  • Ability to effectively present information to students, parents, employers, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students and alumni to effectively counsel them. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in psychology, education or a related field is desired.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and list of professional  references to: HumanResources@rockford.edu

 

Rockford University invites applicants for a tenure-track Professor of Urban Education, open rank, to begin August 2017. This individual is officially designated to coordinate (in consultation with the Department Chair) the M.Ed. in Urban Education Program.  The faculty member will teach courses in the program, oversee scheduling and the curriculum of the program, liaise with pertinent stakeholders, and engage in student recruitment activities.  Must carry an evening class load and attend meetings and events outside of normal working hours.  Applicants must be able to teach graduate level courses online and face-to-face.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Urban Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership or a relevant field with extensive scholarship pertinent to urban education.  Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.

Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rockford University invites applicants for a tenure-track Professor of Education, Assistant/Associate rank, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will teach courses in Special Education, oversee scheduling and the curriculum of the program, liaise with pertinent stakeholders, and engage in student recruitment activities.  Must carry an evening class load and attend meetings and events outside of normal working hours.  Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses online and face-to-face.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or a relevant field.  Doctoral candidates with ABD status will be considered.  Applicant must hold a Professional Educator’s License or teaching certificate with a credential to teach students with special needs.  At least 3 years of experience working directly with students with special needs. Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.

Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Rockford University invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Education to begin August 2017. Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Early Childhood Education Program and have the ability to travel to off-campus sites for supervision of teacher candidates. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a relevant field. Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential. Five years of experience in a variety of early childhood settings is required.
Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@Rockford.edu.
Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:                   Security Communication Specialist, Part-time

Department:               Campus Safety & Security

Reports To:                Director, Campus Safety & Security

 

The Communication Specialist receives and responds to routine and emergency phone calls. Better known as the “Campus Operator,” this individual is often times the first contact by outside constituents and are the “first-impression” of the university. The Communication Specialist responds to specific requests for service/response directed to the University Safety & Security Department. This part-time positon works 11pm-7am with a shift differntial.  Must be available to work every Friday and Saturday. 

Rockford University is seeking a highly motivated and customer-service oriented individual. The position requires exceptional written and oral communication skills, the ability to use sound judgment in stressful situations as well as basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office. (Word and Excel are required.)  

Qualified individuals must be able to multi-task, handle switchboard, emergency and security calls efficiently and deal tactfully and calmly with a wide variety of callers, including those reporting emergencies. Communication Specialists document calls, provide information, service and appropriately represent the University to all constituents. They must also have the ability to work flexible hours as coverage is provided around the clock. 

General Responsibilities include the following:

  • Determining the nature and importance of all phone call requests and initiating appropriate response actions;
  • Monitoring all internal office telephones, two-way radio communications, alarm and access control systems;
  • Inputting and retrieving information from several different Safety & Security databases, issuing parking stickers and maintaining database for distribution of stickers.
  • Receiving and distributing University keys to facilities and offices on campus.
  • Maintaining a detailed daily incident report log; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to good customer service;
  • High School diploma or the equivalent;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to perform moderate physical activity;
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and standard operating practices.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Communications Specialist may be required to perform the following physical requirements in the course of their normal duty shift: lift 25 Lbs; lift and bend; go up and down stairs; and be in good physical condition.

 

Candidates are subject to a full background investigation, including criminal history, verification of education, work experience, and references.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested applicants should send their cover letter, including wage requirements, resume and list of three professional references to Human Resources at HumanResources@rockford.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

EOE

Rockford University invites applications for Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety. The Chief will provide leadership and vision for the department, which will oversee the safety of the Rockford University community to support a learning environment. The Chief will insure that the overall mission and goals of the University as they relate to safety are implemented by the Department. The Department will be based upon a “community policing model” which is adapted to the campus environment and promotes teamwork, collaborative problem solving and service to students, faculty and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the organizational structure of the Department in accordance with professional standards and best management principles.
  • Enforce and ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and University policies.
  • Oversee and manage the department budget within approved parameters.
  • Handle major incidents and/or injuries related to safety and security.
  • Serve as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies and other first responders.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate the daily activities of the Department’s personnel.
  • Establish, issue, and enforce policies and procedures for employees of the Department.  Ensure that written directives conform to legal requirements, reflect best practices, and provide practical, useful direction to personnel.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, train, and execute the University’s Emergency Operations Plan.  Ensure that written emergency plans meet the requirements of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
  • Establish public safety procedures for the campus community and visitors.
  • Lead the University’s Campus Emergency Response Team during weather emergencies and all critical events.
  • Keep accurate records of Police calls for service, criminal offenses, traffic accidents, citations, arrests, student code of conduct violations, and on any and all other requirements of the University and of statute.
  • Ensure that the University meets all requirements of the Campus Crime and Reporting Act.  Accurately report all required data to the Department of Education regarding campus crime, while meeting required timeframes.
  • Administer crowd, traffic and parking control.
  • Treat all persons within the scope of authority in a civil, professional, and ethical manner while taking action to ensure the protection of their civil rights.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ability to think and plan strategically, to exercise excellent judgment and decision-making in stressful situations, and to problem-solve in a collaborative manner.
  • State certification as a peace officer in Illinois
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse University constituencies.  Understanding, sensitivity, and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the student, employee, and community populations.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of legal issues related to campus police administration including, but not limited to, the laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of force, civil liability, FERPA, FMLA and the Jeanne Clery Campus Crime and Reporting Act.
  • Possess valid Illinois driver’s license and personal automobile insurance.
  • Ability to supervise and lead a 24/7 operation.
  • Effective time management skills.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Three to five years of experience in leading police personnel as an administrative level commander required, and experience in leading emergency planning and management preferred.
  • Experience in a higher education police department preferred.
  • Proven track record of ethical, effective leadership in Public Safety and/or Law Enforcement.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to have the ability to move about campus on foot at a rapid pace and run up stairs. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must be able to stand, walk, stoop and kneel. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  Visual acuity (with or without correction).  While performing this job, employee may be required to physically subdue combative subjects, must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employee works in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members of the University community. Work is performed primarily indoors but employee must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.  24/7 availability is a must.

SECURITY INFORMATION:

Employee has access to sensitive information. A high level of trust and confidentiality is required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) professional references with contact information and two letters of recommendation to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

The full consideration deadline is June 2, 2017. First round interviews will begin mid-June. The anticipated start date is July 2017.

Rockford University offers a rich benefits package including health, dental, vision, long term disability and a 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for employee, spouse/partner and dependents is available upon date of hire. The salary range for the 2017-18 fiscal year is $50,000 – $60,000. Placement in the salary range is based on educational qualifications and related experience.

Candidates who reflect the diversity of Rockford’s student body and community, enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have demonstrated a commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community are strongly encouraged.

EOE

About Rockford University:

Rockford University, formerly Rockford College, is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. We offer approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through our Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and one of only 81 colleges in the nation as a “College with a Conscience,” we currently serve approximately 1,280 full-and part-time students. Our mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience.

 
 
   
Primary Category: Graduate Assistant
Type of Position: Graduate Assistant, Softball
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree, Must be admitted to MAT or MBA program
Description & Details
The Regent’s Softball Team invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant position to begin Fall 2017.
SUMMARY:1. To foster, mold, guide, lead, and direct student-athletes towards a quality educational experience in order to obtain the ultimate goal of a degree.
2. To develop a successful collegiate softball program and individual coaching philosophy through recruiting, off-season programs, practice planning, and in-season execution.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Recruiting phone calls, off-campus visits, setting up on-campus visits.
• High School visits, both in and out of state.
• Setting up and executing practices.
• Game and practice coaching.
• Individual student-athlete meetings.
• Weekly study table sessions.
• Set up individual tutoring and learning sessions through the usage of Rockford University programs.
• Classroom attendance and grade checks.
• Strength and conditioning supervision.
• Film breakdown of both practice and game film.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelors Degree.
• Acceptance into the graduate program
• Successful playing experience preferably at the collegiate level.
• Position specific knowledge of the game
• A valid driver’s license
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Must be willing to take initiative and work hard
• Working knowledge of Strength and Conditioning

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 of an assistant softball coach. 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 reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, and kneel. The incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the university community. Normal office conditions prevail. Ability to be available at times outside normal working hours for meetings and events is a must.

How to Apply
Email a letter of interest, resume and list of three professional references to:

HumanResources@rockford.edu

 

 

Residence Hall Director

05/04/2017 5:00 pm

SUMMARY:
The Residence Hall Director is one of two full-time, live-on Residence Life professionals at Rockford University.  S/he is a member of the Student Life team, works in coordination with other members of the Residence Life staff, and reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Students/ Director of Residence Life.  S/he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the various programs and services that fall under the banner of Residence Life and that are respresentative of the mission of Rockford University.  This position requires seasoned judgment to provide direction and support in the form of advisement of the Resident Assistant staff and their programs, execution of crisis mangement and policy enforcement, and building maintenance.  The Residence Hall Director utilizes student development theory and strategies to provide an environment in the residence halls that enhances academic, personal and social development in the residents.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Community Development & Programming:

The Residence Hall Director(s) will promote and encourage a sense of community, individual responsibility, and respect for others through various programs and services. S/he will attend hall functions and will work to get to know all residential students on campus.  The Residence Hall Director(s) will strive to respond to student requests in a timely and informative manner;  provide counseling and referral services to individual students and serve as a role model for residential students.   

S/he will work with the Residence Life staff to communicated the rights and responsibilities of the individuals and the community and facilitate discussion when those rights come into conflict. S/he will work to foster a safe and secure living/learning environment, including informal consultation and referral services to Rockford University and community resources. 

The Residence Hall Director(s) will work with the Director of Residence Life to provide a vision utilizing student learning strategies and programming models for all students at Rockford University.  The goal of these programs will seek to encourage learning outside of the classroom and a sense of community in the Residence Halls while representing the mission of the University.

 

Student Life Team Member

The Residence Hall Director(s) will serve as a resource and representative of Rockford University to all students, parents, alumni, staff and faculty members. S/he will be responsible for participating in and supporting functions of the Student Life department as needed. 

 As a member of the Student Life team the Residence Hall Director(s) will provide constructive criticism to the Student Life department while providing solutions.  S/he will assist with the formulation and facilitation of policies and procedures as they relate to Student Life at Rockford University.  S/he will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings and assume other administrative duties as delegated from the Director of Residence Life as needed.

Judicial Administration

The Residence Hall Director will work to ensure that Residence Life and Rockford University policies are uniformly and fairly enforced.  S/he will work with the Director of Residence Life/Assistant Dean of Students to address alleged violations of the Code of Conduct as a hearing officer in a manner that is rooted in student development theory.  The Residence Hall Director(s)will prepare and communicate procedure for all paperwork and reports that detail the judicial system within the residence halls.  S/he will maintain judicial related files of current students and work with the Director of Residence Life to archive former students on a consistent basis. S/he may need to prepare witnesses and present cases to the Campus Judicial Board. 

On-Call Emergency Response/Duty Responsibilities

The Residence Hall Director(s) will provide on-call emergency coverage after hours for the resident population.  S/he will respond to a variety of student needs and coordinate response network within the department, as well as with other campus departments.  The Residence Hall Director(s) will prepare and maintain records of incidents, problems, and campus activities as they affect the residence halls and the resident population.  S/he will communicate these records to the Director of Residence Life regularly, and with other appropriate individuals and offices as needed.  S/he will work with the other Residence Hall Director and the Director of Residence Life to coordinate evening and weekend duty assignment, RA staff duty assignment, and staff training, in-services, and programs.

 Facilities Management

The Residence Hall Director(s) will work in conjunction with the Director of Operations and Director of Residence Life and to oversee the facilities management for the residence halls.  S/he will work closely with the Residence Life staff to ensure the proper identification of damages in both individual and common areas, hold hearings when necessary, and assign appropriate fines as needed.  S/he will work with the maintenance staff, Campus Safety & Security, and other campus departments to communicate the needs. 

The Residence Hall Director(s) will work to coordinate, with the Director of Residence Life, the opening and closing procedures for the housing facilities at the beginning and end of each semester, and during break periods in accordance with Rockford University housing policies.   

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Resident Assistants Supervision, Selection, and Training

The Residence Hall Director(s) will work with the Director of Residence Life to select, train, and supervise the resident assistants.  S/he will work to develop training modules and advisement  that will seek to assist the RAs in developing a hall environment conducive to living and learning, civic responsibility, and engagement. The Residence Hall Director(s) are expected to develop an administrative style that encourages creativity and provides motivation for the RA staff. 

S/he will meet regularly with RA staff individually and as a group to discuss their performance, personal leadership development goals, their residents, and issues affecting their specific hall and residence life community.  S/he will also be responsible for supervising RA programming, conflict mediation, and executing evaluations of the RA staff performance in coordination with the Director of Residence Life twice a year.  The Residence Hall Director(s) will work closely with the Director of Residence Life to develop a comprehensive training program in the fall and spring semesters for the RA staff. 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Individual who operates with a great deal of autonomy, receiving limited direction from the Director of Residence Life/Assistant Dean of Students.
  • Sincere interest in working in residence life.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage student staff to create a living-learning environment on campus.
  • Understanding of small University dynamics in relation to Residence Life.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Experience with conflict mediation.
  • Seasoned knowledge of student development theory and student learning, Rockford University policies and procedures, and practice excellent judgment.  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • 2 years of residence hall experience as a leader

 

To Apply:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, including salary requirements, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

 

EOE