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-North Harris
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.
Lone Star College-North Harris, nestled on 200 acres of piney woods, is the original and largest college in the Lone Star College System family. Serving the community for more than three decades, LSC-North Harris offers more than 60 programs of study, including university-transfer and numerous education courses and programs. LSC-North Harris is keenly focused on leading-edge technology in emerging technical job fields.
Campus address is 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Coordinator III, Science Lab will be responsible for creating and managing a multidimensional educational link between the science lectures and the science laboratory experience (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics & Geology). This is accomplished through close coordination with the professors' lectures and a knowledge of the sciences. Leads, plans, develops, evaluates and improves assigned science lab. Directs the daily and general operations of the science teaching labs including creating laboratory schedules, maintaining inventory, and quality assurance of lab items, managing department budgets, coordinating and updating laboratory safety protocols, and hiring/training/evaluating/supervising lab assistants.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Directs daily operations of the science teaching lab; Recruit, hire, schedule, and prioritize work and activities and organize training for lab assistants
Analyze and evaluate success factors for the science lab and create plans for improvement to ensure learning environment enhances student intellectual and skills development
Ensure and maintain local/state/federal compliance of processes and documentation with assigned lab; includes chemical and bio-hazardous waste and ongoing maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets
Schedule equipment repair/inspection and chemical & medical waste removal
Manage budget and order needed supplies, chemicals and equipment; work with vendors, purchasing, and Accounts Payable to purchase materials; assist with department/division budget preparation, track expenditures, monitor expenses versus budgets, and assure that discrepancies are resolved
Train and mentor subordinates on proper technique in making chemical solutions and on calibrating and checking laboratory instrument/equipment
Manage and plan various lab classrooms and schedules including meetings, seminars, events, and general support
Direct and monitor laboratory safety protocols such as OSHA Hazard Communication, OSHA Laboratory Standard, Tier II Chemical Reporting & Right to Know Stations (SDS), and monitor regulated & bio-hazardous materials ensuring proper disposal
Maintain an accurate inventory and quality assurance of lab items including media, videos, software, models, mannequins, equipment, and learning lab materials
Oversee cleanliness and maintenance of facility; walk facility regularly to observe and report unsafe or unsightly conditions, and ensure these items are addressed and corrected promptly
Identify new technologies & safety regulations and conduct risk management assessments to evaluate the prospective lab and ensure compliance of the college with regulatory agencies.
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
An astute and broad knowledge of the sciences and related safety protocols and regulations (EPA, OSHA) for the successful handling of day-to-day operations
Strong attention to accuracy and detail
Excellent knowledge of general office and software applications.
Ability to prepare and analyze reports
Possesses excellent organizational skills
Strong multi-tasking abilities with the ability to prioritize duties
High level of customer service
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 AND 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 and/or laboratory environment with exposure to safety hazards typical in a laboratory (working with chemicals, live specimens, moving equipment, etc.)
Safety protocol must be strictly followed at all times
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and at least 1 year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least 3 years of science lab experience
Hiring Salary is $46,300.
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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This position will provide supervision to the BIOL labs for both Lone Star College-North Harris and Lone Star College-East Aldine Center.
How to Apply
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We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.
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