Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-Houston North Fairbanks
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of six colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Houston North Fairbanks is located at Highway 290 and West Little York Road, near the Sam Houston Tollway. The Fairbanks location provides a variety of services to students including advising, registration, counseling, and tutoring. Academic programs include basic transfer courses, developmental studies, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.
The location address is 14955 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Working under the leadership of the Vice-Presidents of Instruction, the instructional Deans are the principal academic and budgetary officers for their respective divisions within Lone Star College. Instructional Deans are empowered with the authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel, curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Such leadership includes the processes of academic personnel policy, participation in budgetary allocations, determination of academic standards and benchmarks, and the acquisition, retention or release of academic programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Leads instructional areas through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Builds processes in the division and collaborates with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade delivery is seamless
Ensures that the division offers programs that allow for student success; this includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. If necessary, oversees the discontinuation of programs that do not meet student needs or are unsustainable
Coordinates and maintains long-range academic plan for the division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership, including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development and succession planning, plus community awareness
Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for learning and ensures that these trends are built into the long-range plan for the division
Regularly analyzes and provides evaluation of instructional area and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to ensure curriculum and instructional integrity
Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals; Oversees the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified faculty and staff; Resolves personnel issues and student issues as needed and develops and maintains effective channels of communication
Develops budget recommendations and manages budget allocations for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and support services
Develops innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to leverage system resources; Expands relationships with external constituencies by working with P-12 and university partners, attending community functions, and serving on various committees
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong leadership abilities (department chair/faculty senate)
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong abilities in curriculum and program development and effectiveness
Expertise in adult learning methodologies as well as evaluation of instructional quality and outcomes
Ability to promote and maintain diversity
Ability to function/lead a collaborative work team
Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes
Ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude in a demanding environment
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE & CONDITIONS:
Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
Master's degree and at least 7 years of related work experience, with at least 3 in a Manager- or Director-level position
Higher Education teaching experience
Experience with curriculum and educational program development
Experience with program accreditation
Hiring Salary is $99,340
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.
All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.
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How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY
We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.
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Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.