University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
The Athletics Academic Advisor will provide academic assistance for student-athletes with an emphasis on graduation while sustaining academic eligibility. This position is responsible for providing academic advising to student-athletes with a goal of academic retention and student success. The position serves as the secondary advisor for all student-athletes. The candidate will provide one-on-one help to student-athletes in the areas of career services, time management, and study skills.
1. Develop degree plans; advise and register; monitors academic progress; sends out and reviews progress reports; refer to tutor and other student support services as needed. 2. Carry out academic programs for student athletes including NCAA compliance and retention. 3. Meet one-on-one with at-risk students to monitor and support their academic progress, assist in administering NCAA academic compliance, continuing eligibility, and academic enhancement programs for student athletes. 4. Monitor students registration to ensure student continue to be enrolled in appropriate classes. 5. Advise student on appropriate majors and careers opportunities. 6. Assist and advise student-athletes in identifying and evaluating their academic problems. 7. Create a comprehensive academic plan for each student and develop a process for tracking the progress of each student. 8. Provide transfer articulations and registration assistance to new and continuing students. 9. Implement intervention strategies and communicate the outcomes to appropriate constituents. 10. Assist in the development and facilitation of student-athlete workshops. 11. Work as a team with the advisors from the Student Success Department, as well as faculty advisors to maintain a seamless advising process. 12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Ability to plan, develop and conduct training for students and faculty.
Excellent verbal, written and technical communication skills.
Highly proficient with Microsoft products.
Strong organizational, presentation, and customer service skills.
Excellent human relations and communications skills.
Outstanding ability to work with professionalism and confidentiality.
Proficiency in handling multiple priorities, meeting deadlines and solving problems.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
Required Work Experience
Experience working in a multicultural/bilingual higher education environment.
Proven success working with minority students in academic support services and/or personal counseling.
Experience with NCAA compliance rules and regulations in post-secondary setting.
Experience with Banner and Blackboard environments.
Three years’ experience in counseling and/or advising in a higher education setting is preferred.
UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).
About University of the Incarnate Word
One of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas, the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio strives to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens with values developed in a Judeo-Christian tradition. In 1881 the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word founded Incarnate Word College as a center of higher education for young women. The college was admitted to membership in the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1919, and joined the Texas Association of Colleges as a senior college in 1920. The Graduate Studies division was established in 1950. Male students were first admitted into the college's undergraduate programs in 1970. Incarnate Word College became the University of the Incarnate Word in 1996. Today, UIW is a Hispanic-Serving Institution under federal guidelines.
UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the fourth-largest private university in the state. The enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas, as more than 60 percent of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups. UIW is ranked No. 1 nationally among faith-based universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics... by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, and No. 6 nationally among all private, not-for-profit universities. International students comprise 14% of the student body, and they represent over 70 countries. Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.
UIW offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including the Ph.D. in Education and doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), optometry (OD), nursing practice (DNP), physical therapy (DPT) and business administration (DBA). UIW is one of twenty universities in the U.S. with an optometry program, while the pharmacy school is the only one in Texas at a private university. In fall, 2017, the School of Osteopathic Medicine will welcome its first class of students to a new facility at Brooks City Base.
In athletics, UIW is a member of the Division 1 Southland Conference. UIW fielded its first football team in 2009, which plays in Benson Stadium, named after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson.
With a student-to-faculty classroom ratio of 14:1, UIW is a wireless campus that provides students with an environment that encourages excellence in academics. As part of its international efforts, UIW has agreements for reciprocal education with 123 universities in 40 countries. It also operates academic sites in Mexico City and Irapuato, Mexico, and Heidelberg, Germany.
In 2015, UIW was chosen as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in a national survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the seventh year in a row it has received this prestigious distinction. UIW also made the national Top 10 Honor Roll in the medium-sized classification for universities with enrollments between 3,000 and 9,999 students. The graduate nursing program has been recognized as one of the top 65 graduate programs nationally by U.S. News Media Group.
The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, the American Music Therapy Association, the Council of Education of the Deaf, the American Dietetic Association, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
UIW/IWHS/SACHS offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Basic Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistants Program, Retirement Plans, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits and many more to all regular full-time employees. All new regular full time employees must enroll themselves, legal spouses and/or eligible dependents in the various benefit options within the initial 30 days of employment. If an employee is subject to a qualified mid-year life changing event, the employee may change their benefit elections if it is within 30 days of the life changing event.
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