Department

Registrar

10/11/2018 4:53 pm

The Registrar’s Office posts the class schedule for the University and is responsible for the administration of faculty policies on degree requirements and eligibility of Dean’s List and Distinguished Scholars.

Transcript Request

Transcripts, enrollment and degree verification are handled through Student Administrative Services (SAS). All requests must be in writing with your signature. The Transcript Request Form may be typed out, then printed, signed, mailed, hand delivered or faxed. Please fill out this form in its entirety; unsigned and incomplete forms will not be processed. The fee is $5.00 per transcript; duplicate requests may result in multiple processing fees. Faxed requests must include credit card information. If you have any questions related to transcript request orders, please contact Student Administrative Services (SAS) at 815-226-4062 or SAS@rockford.edu.

Transcript Request Form (pdf)

Mail to:
Student Administrative Services
Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL  61108

Fax to:
815-394-5174

Office of the Registrar
Howard Colman Library
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-3392
fax: 815-394-5174
Anna Jattkowski-Hudson, Registrar
AJattkowski-Hudson@rockford.edu

2018 Reunion Photo Gallery

10/11/2018 9:48 am

Rockford University is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 based in Rockford, Illinois offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University’s 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.

The university offers approximately 80 majors, minors, and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. Additionally, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Further, the Rockford University faculty and curriculum are organized into three distinct colleges.

The University seeks a Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). The CFO is the executive responsible for the services, staff members, outsourced contract employees, graduate assistants, and functions of the Business Office, Payroll, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations & Facilities, Scheduling Services, Food Service, Business Support, and the Bookstore.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Overseeing responsibility for the effective and efficient operations of the above-referenced areas
· Providing the President, Executive Council, and Board of Trustees with advice, counsel, recommendations, and reports related to financial matters of the university
· Managing the university’s financial affairs, including all accounting, banking, financial, and investment transactions
· Coordinating annual external audit processes
· Reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
· Preparing budgets, inclusive of the annual budget for over 100 departments and 2,000 accounts
· Administering and developing University policies relating to business and financial activities
· Assuming contract officer areas, working closely with legal counsel on relevant matters
· Attending Board of Trustee meetings, as well as assigned Committee meetings
· Serving on the President’s Executive Council

Desired Qualifications:

· An undergraduate degree and an advanced degree in business administration, finance, financial management, audit/accounting, or a similar field is required
· A CPA is not required but is considered highly advantageous
· At least ten years of senior professional experience in a financial leadership position
· Strong knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting requirements
· Acumen in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
· A demonstrated track record of cross functionally providing advice, counsel, recommendations, and reports related to financial matters

For more information and/or to apply, please contact:

Kevin Michael Hicar, Principal
Robert Half Executive Search
Direct: (202) 572-8312 / E-mail: kevin.hicar@roberthalfes.com

The Rockford University Performing Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin mid-August 2019 (Fall Term). The ideal candidate will have experience in scene design for theatrical productions and expertise in teaching scene design at the college/university level. They must also have experience in designing lights, sound, and projections. An MFA or terminal degree is required along with professional experience. The Performing Arts Department awards both a BA and a BFA in Theatre with a track in the Design and Technical field.

This position is responsible for designing five to six mainstage productions a year (two musicals, two book dramas, and one or two dance presentations); teaching courses in BFA and BA scenic design, and basic lighting design; engaging in artistic mentoring of students, academic advising; serving on academic committees; and actively recruiting for the Performing Arts Department. It is important that this candidate is willing to work collaboratively on projects both within the university and in the community of Rockford at large. We seek an excellent teacher who, if called upon, is able to teach courses in Theatre History, make-up design, and Theatre Appreciation.

We encourage scenic artists who want to develop a strong theatrical design program in a collaborative environment to apply. Rockford University is a liberal arts college with 1200 students. Opportunities for professional development and departmental creative work are available. Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum and professional vitae; a link to examples of the portfolio; and a list of current references with both email and phone numbers. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the university by visiting the website and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Rockford University’s institutional mission and goals.

The review process will begin January 30, 2019. Materials may be submitted to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

EOE

The Rockford University Performing Arts Department invites applications for a tenure-track position as Director of the Dance Program to begin mid-August 2019 (Fall Term). The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching dance at the college/university level and professional experience. They must be willing to develop a strong dance program in collaboration with the BFA Theatre track in Musical Theatre. An MFA or terminal degree is required. The Performing Arts Department awards both a BA and a BFA in Dance along with a Dance Minor.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance courses in both studio and academic disciplines. Expertise in four or more of the following areas is expected; Modern (Contemporary) Technique (all levels) Ballet Technique (all levels), Musical Comedy Dance, Dance History, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Choreography, and Pedagogy. The Director of Dance is also responsible for choreographing two musical theatre productions a year. A dance recital is required in each semester along with the setting of new pieces for the yearly Orchesis presentation. Attendance at casting meetings, rehearsals and performances is required.

The Director of the Dance Program is responsible for the dance budget and for all the adjunct dance professors in the program. They are expected to engage in artistic mentoring of students, academic advising, serving on academic committees, and active recruitment for the Performing Arts Department and Dance Program. It is important this candidate is willing to work collaboratively on projects both within the university and in the community of Rockford at large.

Rockford University is a liberal arts college with 1200 students. Opportunities for professional development and departmental creative work are available. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applications should include a cover letter; current curriculum and professional vitae; a link to examples of performance and choreographed work; and a list of current references with both email and phone numbers. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the university by visiting the website and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Rockford University’s institutional mission and goals.

The review process will begin January 30, 2019. Submit application materials to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

EOE

Rockford University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cellular and molecular biology to begin Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or related field is required along with evidence of excellent teaching. The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics. Ability to teach introductory biology courses and upper division cell biology, immunology, and/or physiology courses will be considered a plus. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. An active program in undergraduate research with students is expected.

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

Applications will be reviewed starting October 29, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials submitted for all positions should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

EOE

Rockford University invites applicants to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology in Physiology to begin Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry or related field is required along with evidence of excellent teaching. The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in human and comparative anatomy and physiology. Ability to teach introductory biology courses and upper division cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, and/or organismal diversity courses will be considered a plus. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. An active program in undergraduate research with students is expected.

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

Applications will be reviewed starting October 29, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Materials submitted should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (official upon hire), a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

EOE

Rockford University invites candidates for the position of Student Advocate working in the Department of Student Administrative Services. Primary functions of this position entail the detailed review of all transcripts for incoming Adult and Graduate program students and through current policies & practices articulate coursework into Rockford University through the building of a balance sheet. This position will also assist the Assistant Director/Registration Specialist in coordinating the enrollment work related to Adult & Graduate programs. In addition to the above duties, the incumbent of this position will be responsible for analyzing and answering questions (face to face, electronically, or over the phone) about students’ academic progress, financial aid and accounts as well as preparing/entering financial aid packages. This position is also responsible for processing and maintaining student records, and work closely with Academic Advisors to assist the University’s Adult & Graduate students. This position will work with current and prospective students in a proactive manner to ensure they meet all deadlines for academic and financial related procedures.

General Expectations:
 Provide efficient, professional and accurate information in a manner which fosters/supports respect for all members of the Rockford University community.
 Respond with “sense of urgency” to all customers’ questions and/or concerns.
 Maintain/foster positive atmosphere to ensure all “transactions/contacts” are handled with the highest level of customer service.
 Knowledgeable/proficient in all standard procedures of registration, student accounts and financial aid.
 Knowledgeable about procedures of other departments and contact information to accurately direct customers as needed.
 Promote/adhere to goals of increasing retention rates and new student recruitment goals and communicate concerns to appropriate person(s) to ensure this goal.
 Represent the Student Administrative Services department on various college committees.
 Participate in functions that have a direct link to SAS (e.g. R.O.A.R. and Transfer Registration events).

Principal Activities:
 Evaluate and process all Adult & Graduate transfer credit and pre-requisites within University policy and practices for incoming students (traditional undergraduate program.
 Assist the Registration Specialist with Accelerated and Graduate enrollment reporting.
 Assign Academic Advisor to new Adult & Graduate students and process requests to change Academic Advisors
 Assign Academic Advisor to new Adult & Graduate students and process requests to change Academic Advisors
 Assist in the coordination of graduation processing for Adult and Graduate Students.
 Building advising and balance sheets for new Adult & Graduate students
 Assist Registration Specialist with updating progress reports for current students.
 Assist in the updating and maintaining articulation files.
 Knowledgeable of procedures for contacting students and collection of student accounts with outstanding balances.
 Attend various training sessions offered through ELM, ISAC, and ILASFAA.
 Assist students, parents, faculty and staff with questions by providing answers with regards to all services provided by SAS.
 Accurately direct students, parents, faculty or staff to appropriate persons for all other campus services.
 Process all forms needed for registration such as: registration cards, add/drop, degree declaration(s), and graduation.
 Assist students in processing of any financial aid related forms.
 Enter data/maintaining student accounts/records to ensure all balances are accurate and students receive current information.
 Assist in preparing various communications from SAS including financial aid packages, grades, registration, account statements and other mailings as needed.
 Responsible for the timely and accurate filing of all forms received from students, faculty or staff.
 Assume Additional duties as assigned by the Registration Specialist

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required.

Work Experience:
Prefer a minimum of three years of experience in at least one of these areas: customer service, financial aid, registration or retail sales.

Skills and Certifications:
Proven customer service skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to work effectively in a fast paced, multi-task oriented environment.
Proficient in MS word, MS excel and “data” programs

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

TO APPLY:
Please submit cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume and list of 3 professional references to HumanResources@rockford.edu. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Rockford University is seeking a highly motivated and customer-service oriented individual for the position of Security Communications Specialist. to receive and respond to routine and emergency phone calls.   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.)  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 selected candidate will work 7am-3pm, Sunday through Thursday.  A rich benefits package is available, upon hire, including medical insurance, dental, vision, life and a 403b retirement plan with employer match.  In addition tuition remission is available for the employee, spouse/partner and dependents.  

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 for RU Police and Public Safety 
  • 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 HumanResources@rockford.edu.

 

 EOE

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