Department

Police Officer

06/19/2018 2:40 pm

Rockford University invites applications for a full time Police Officer position with the RU Police and Department of Public Safety. The Officer is a sworn law enforcement position whose duties include the responsibility for the protection and well being of the students, visitors, staff and facilities of Rockford University. The Officer will be responsible for the prevention of crimes, the preservation of peace, enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the arrest and prosecution of violators, the enforcement of the rules of the Board of Trustees and other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Patrol campus by motor vehicle, bicycle, other vehicles or on foot to discover, and deter the commission of crime; to enforce criminal and traffic laws, university rules and regulations; and to check the security of buildings, functioning of outdoor lighting and road conditions.
• Monitors and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic as required.
• Responds to calls for a variety of services including investigation of alarms, animal control, assistance to motorists, building safety problems, domestic problems, thefts and other acts against persons or property.
• Observes, investigates and reports unusual conditions bearing on the safety and/ or security of the campus community.
• Observes campus activities and inspects University properties for unsafe conditions that could lead to injury.
• Takes necessary action to correct unsafe practices or conditions and reports all potential safety hazards.
• Recommends safety and security procedures for specific problem areas of the campus.
• Investigates, reports, and records traffic violations and accidents by interviewing witnesses, measuring distances, sketching diagrams, taking photographs and conducting field sobriety tests to determine cause and fault.
• Investigates harm, damage or threats of potential harm, or damage to persons or property by interviewing witnesses and conducting visual or audio surveillance or searches; detects and collects evidence.
• Prepares results of investigations for referral and/or prosecution.
• Refers appropriate “Student Code of Conduct” violators to the attention of the University’s Dean of Students.
• Processes arrestees by taking photographs, obtaining fingerprints, and writing arrest reports; transports arrestees to jail as required.
• Determines appropriate actions to be taken by evaluating evidence and applying knowledge of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, policies and procedures to solve the problem and address criminal activity; prepares and processes documents such as citations, complaints, affidavits and warrants.
• Records information at scenes of crimes by sketching diagrams, taking photographs or taking notes.
• Prepares reports for use by department, University or other agency.
• Testifies in Court or by deposition to present information accumulated at scenes and through investigations.
• Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering first responder level service; lifting, dragging, and carrying people away from dangerous situations; and securing buildings and evacuating occupants.
• Responds to fire and ambulance calls to direct traffic escort fire and ambulance vehicles, establish security perimeters and maintain order.
• Inspects and maintains law enforcement equipment by observing and cleaning to keep the equipment in reliable operating condition.
• Determines content for various public safety programs such as crime prevention, personal safety, campus community safety and provides delivery to the campus community.
• 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.
• 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.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
• Must be an active or retired sworn officer, in good standing with a law enforcement or corrections agency, with at least two years of experience in a law enforcement capacity.
• High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred.
• Be at least twenty-one years of age.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
• Successful completion of background investigation.
• Successful completion of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) P.O.W.E.R. test.
• Successful completion of the ILETSB Firearms qualification/ certification.
• Must have and maintain the appropriate NIMS training compliance certification.
• Must maintain First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

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 higher education environment that is highly visible to members of the University community. Employee must be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

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.
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.

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.

Open House

06/04/2018 9:46 am

Adult and Graduate Admission Open House

Please join us and attend one of our open houses, held each Tuesday in July. 

Reserve your spot today:

Register online through EventBrite or call 815-226-4040

We look forward to speaking to you about becoming Rock Solid with one of the following programs:

Adult & Graduate Admission Open House

AdmissionTuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Rockford University5050 E. State St. 
Rockford,IL61108 United States

Attend one of our informational open house sessions to explore your opportunities to advance your career in business or education.

 

Adult & Graduate Admission Open House

AdmissionTuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Rockford University5050 E. State St. 
Rockford,IL61108 United States

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Adult & Graduate Admission Open House

AdmissionTuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Rockford University5050 E. State St. 
Rockford,IL61108 United States

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Adult & Graduate Admission Open House

AdmissionTuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Rockford University5050 E. State St.

Rockford,IL61108 United States

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Rockford University invites applicants for a one-year visiting position in biology. Two positions are available.

Biology, Intro: The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in introductory level biology courses. The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory majors biology courses and Anatomy and Physiology labs for a total of 12 contact hours per semester. There is also the possibility of developing an upper division or non-majors course in the spring semester. The introductory sequence includes courses in cellular and molecular biology, animal diversity and physiology, and plant diversity and physiology. The Anatomy and Physiology lab is geared toward allied health students and is not a cadaver lab. Enthusiasm for effective teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential.

Biology, Genetics and Microbiology: The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in genetics and microbiology courses. The successful candidate will teach a combination of courses and labs for a total of 12 contact hours per semester. Enthusiasm for effective teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential.

Both positions will be offered at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor level and will begin August 2018. Minimum qualifications for appointment are a Master’s degree or PhD in biology or a related field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness. Candidates that are ABD will be considered. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching. It is located in Rockford, IL, a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The university offers bachelor degree programs in over two dozen majors, masters programs in teaching and business, and educational programs for the citizens of our community. Rockford University is one of only twelve institutions in Illinois with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Rockford University invites applicants for a one-year visiting position in chemistry. The primary focus of the position is enthusiastic and effective teaching in organic chemistry lectures and labs. The successful candidate would likely teach introductory labs as well. Spring semester teaching will include organic chemistry and the possibility of developing an upper-level course. We also seek to integrate scientific thinking into the broader college curriculum through imaginative courses and faculty collaboration across the disciplines. Therefore, candidates with teaching interests that span other fields (e.g. bio-organic) are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential.

The position will be offered at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor level and will begin August 2018. Minimum qualifications for appointment are a Master’s degree or PhD in chemistry or biochemistry or a related field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness. Candidates that are ABD will be considered. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to HumanResources@rockford.edu.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching. It is located in Rockford, IL, a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The university offers bachelor degree programs in over two dozen majors, masters programs in teaching and business, and educational programs for the citizens of our community. Rockford University is one of only twelve institutions in Illinois with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Graduate Assistant, Football

05/30/2018 9:35 am

Primary Category: Graduate Assistant
Type of Position: Graduate Assistant, Football
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree
Description & Details
Rockford University, a member of the NCAA Division III, located in north central Illinois, invites applications for a graduate assistant position in our football program. The primary responsibility will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting, and monitoring of student-athlete academic progress.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Candidate must be admitted into the MAT or MBA program (provisional admittance accepted during the first semester of employment)
  • Previous participation and/or coaching experience are preferred.
  • Vaild driver’s license.
  • The position includes tuition remission, meal plan, and a stipend.

Appointments begin August 1st and continue through July 31st of the following year. Participants should expect their commitment to average 30 or more hours per week, not to exceed 40.

How to Apply / Contact
Email a letter of application and resume with at least 3 references to:

Nichole Hoey, Human Resources

nhoey@rockford.edu

EOE

Rockford University invites candidates for a graduate assistantship in Cross Country and Track and Field (Sprints/Jumps). The successful candidate will be available to begin 8/1/18. This is a 12 month position, working 30+ hours per week.

Summary:

1. To fulfill all the necessary duties of a collegiate cross country and track coach.
2. To organize and facilitate collegiate sprints and jumps practices.
3. To creatively assist the head coach in recruiting, practice planning, meet management, and fundraising.
4. To foster a team culture that enhances the quality of education for student-athletes at Rockford University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but not limited to:

• Organize and run practices (Sprints/Jumps)
• Generate large numbers of recruiting contact lists
• Organize mailings
• Make connections with high school coaches through email and/or phone
• Build relationships with potential student athletes through emails, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
• Manage Front Rush recruiting software
• Be able to create macro and micro training plans for any track and field event discipline as directed.
• Assist in practice planning for both cross country and track field teams
• Develop offseason training plans for track and field athletes not competing in cross country
• Supervise practices and weight room sessions as needed
• Contact current students about tutoring opportunities
• Aid program in the successful adherence of all compliance requirements for both the NCAA and the University
• Assist in the acquisition, proper use, storage, and maintenance of team uniforms and equipment
• Help develop a highly competitive yet appropriate competition schedule
• Create and plan summer camps and clinics
• Generate fundraising plans
• Aid in event management of cross country meets hosted on the Rockford University campus (both collegiate and high school).
• Operate rental vehicles
• Organize storage spaces
• Complete facility management projects as needed
• Keep a clean and orderly workspace

Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelors Degree.
• Full acceptance into either the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program at Rockford University
• 1-2ys experience coaching cross country and/or track and field
• Experience as a collegiate athlete at the NCAA Div I, II, or III level(s)
• Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations
• Working knowledge of training theory
• Valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.

Physical Demands:

Coaches are expected to actively participate in practices through running, biking, weightlifting, or walking. The successful candidate must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time and maintain a high level of enthusiasm while at practices and meets. Competitions will require a great deal of movement in a wide variety of weather conditions. Coaches must be able to lift 50lbs. It is preferred that coaches be able to demonstrate proper running and weight room mechanics to athletes.

Work Environment:

Coaches must maintain a consistent presence on campus throughout the school year and a professional appearance is required in all phases of the job. The successful candidate must be able to work with diverse individuals, and maintain working relationships with all members of the Rockford University faculty and staff. Work during evening hours and on weekends is expected. Some travel will be required.

Compensation:

• Tuition remission- 21 hours per year
• Stipend- $200 per working month
• Campus housing
• Campus meal plan (excluding break periods and summer months)

How to Apply:

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

EOE

Rockford University invites candidates for the Director of Enrollment Data and Systems. Primary responsibilities for this position will be to work with the Enrollment Management leadership team to provide the most relevant data possible at all times and to manage the software systems used within Enrollment Management. The position will focus on how the various enrollment management data systems work together and liaise with Information Technology (IT) department to direct efforts at improvements. This position will act a primary connection to external partners where enrollment systems and data are of primary concern. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Enrollment Management with strong partnership ties to Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents in division. The incumbent will be a self-directed individual who can manage the fast-paced enrollment environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

• Direct oversight, administration, facilitation and maintenance of a customized Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System. Manage the technology, analysis, strategic planning and communications related to CRM utilization.
• Development, customization and maintenance of dashboards for enrollment management staff.
• Serve as the primary enrollment liaison with Information Technology (IT) staff. Work collaboratively with IT staff and others to increase and standardize use of CRM features.
• Extract, analyze and assess admissions recruitment and prospect data in order to maximize CRM capabilities.
• Develop CRM training materials, documentation and best practices for enrollment management staff.
• Provide technical support for end users.
• Develop and maintain workflows to automate enrollment functions within the CRM.
• Develop and maintain workflows for automated and differentiated communication campaigns in the CRM.
• Develop and maintain data templates to the CRM for importing data sources from outside vendors
• Continually develop new workflows in the CRM to maximize existing and new functionality.
• Utilize the Ellucian PowerCampus Student Information System and other systems to produce enrollment related data via custom and canned reporting modules for short-term and long-term strategic use.
• Liaise with Information Technology department to build a new data warehouse and reporting system within SIS.
• Collect, analyze and report enrollment related survey data (e.g., admitted student questionnaires, event surveys).
• Develop analytics to track activity and direct strategy.
• Create auditing systems to ensure data integrity (i.e, duplicate resolution, erroneous or unusable entries, reassigning records, etc).
• Plan and implement data and reporting strategies to assist in making strategic decisions concerning enrollment operations.
• Stay informed and up to date on all enrollment management software systems.
• Execute system upgrades for the CRM.
• 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:

• Proficiency with CRMs required, Salesforce/Target X preferred
• Proficiency with Student Information Systems (Ellucian PowerCampus a plus)
• Ability to collect, analyze and report quantitative and qualitative data
• Ability to examine, synthesize and report on information effectively
• Knowledge of Student Information Systems (Ellucian PowerCampus a plus)
• Ability to write custom queries using Microsoft SQL
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Detail-oriented
• Experience in customer service in person, over the phone, and via e-mail.
• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years related experience
• Knowledge of enrollment planning and admission office operational functions preferred
• Basic knowledge pertaining to troubleshooting hardware, software applications, and web-based applications.
• Ability to translate dense technical requirements to audiences with varying technical understanding

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Team lead and mentoring skills
• Organizing and coordinating skills.
• Understanding marketing automation and communication plans
• 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 be able to work some late nights and occasional weekends

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Four year college degree, advanced degree desirable
• Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience

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

Earn Your Degree

05/11/2018 1:39 pm

Rock Solid MBA.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Housed in the Puri School of Business, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers small classes and a professional, experienced, and dedicated faculty, providing our MBA graduate students with a quality learning experience.

At Rockford University, we focus on helping you become well and truly educated for life. You’re not just getting a degree; you’re preparing for the careers of today and tomorrow!

Contact Us: (815) 226-4040

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Our Program Features

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Format

Flexible, evening format for working adults. Our students work alongside peers from a variety of professional industries and backgrounds.

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Pricing

Competitively priced with grant opportunities available.

Timing

Complete your master’s degree in as little as 24 months (based upon transferable credits).

Location

Conveniently located on the campus of Rockford University and housed in the Puri School of Business with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Bloomberg Business Lab.

Added Benefits

You’ll get access to the Rockford University community—computer labs, sporting events, performing arts, fitness center, library and all. In addition, dinner is included with your tuition!

Rockford University’s MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Admission Counselor

04/13/2018 1:00 pm

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission, the Admission Counselor will be responsible for successfully recruiting and enrolling students  to Rockford University. To achieve these goals, the incumbent will review applications for undergraduate admission, conduct recruitment travel, as well as advise and counsel prospective students, guidance counselors, and other constituencies regarding the admission process and academic programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for meeting individual and team enrollment goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Participates in the development of student recruitment plans, strategies, and written materials.

• Analyzes qualifications of prospective students utilizing established University admissions standards, guidelines and criteria.

• Communicates on the phone, via e-mail, and in person with prospective students, applicants, parents, transfer coordinators and others to provide information and answer questions about Rockford University.

• Visits middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Speaks to groups and individual students, and meets with guidance counselors to promote the University.  Assists in coordinating recruitment events; arranges visits from prospective students and parents.

• Serves as a liaison to develop partnerships between the university and high schools throughout the state and country.

• Creates and distributes resource materials for student recruitment programs; analyzes trends in recruitment.

• Prepares reports and proposals.

• Participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the department; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations.

• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

• Demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Prefer 1 to 3 years sales experience

• Bilingual Spanish skills a plus

• Must be comfortable with public speaking

• Must have a valid drivers license

• Must be able to work nights and weekends

• Position requires overnight travel

 

TO APPLY:

Review of resumes will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. Materials submitted for all positions should include a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

HumanResources@Rockford.edu

 

 

Application materials that do not include all of this information will not be considered.

EOE