Faculty, Counselor

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


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.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


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 .

Qualities of Excellence

As faculty members of Lone Star College, we strive to create a nation of world citizenry in our students. In that pursuit, we model ways of thinking and being that incorporate diversity, equality, and equity. Our culture, then, requires the possession of transcendent qualities that, while immeasurable, are evident in global citizens. We are compassionate with our students, colleagues, and ourselves. We are innovative in the pursuit of learning. Ultimately, we create a culture where learning thrives, people are safe, and we mirror the qualities of world citizenry.

Lone Star College faculty are dedicated to four qualities of excellence:

  • Student Invested
  • Content Expert
  • Pedagogically Excellent
  • Institutionally Dedicated


Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair

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 seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

It is the responsibility of the Faculty/Counselor to provide student support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. In order to promote and support student learning, the Counselor provides individual and/or group counseling services to all students enrolled in the college, which may include pre-enrollment counseling, educational, academic, career, and personal counseling. Position will be involved with a variety of issues and programs, including but not limited to working with probation and suspension students, developing an early alert program for students in academic difficulty, and working closely with Developmental Studies Faculty.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teaches courses in Student Success at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs
  • Counsels students with personal, social, educational, and career concerns
  • Facilitates the transition of new students into the college environment
  • Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community
  • Cooperates in developing an effective occupational information service for students
  • Provides information and services for students with special needs adhering to ADA and 504 regulations
  • Provides information and assessment services to support student learning and attainment of career goals
  • Maintains current knowledge of theory, practice, and ethics within the counseling profession through professional development activities
  • Works with students on probation and suspension, students experiencing difficulties that interfere with college, Developmental Studies faculty, and students who have special needs
  • Develops and delivers workshops on study skills
  • Develops an early alert system for students in academic difficulty
  • Responsible for professional development and institutional service as determined in consultation with the Director
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Mastery of Student Success course content
    • Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
    • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
    • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students
    • Excellent counseling skills
    • Good general computer skills
    • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and administration
    • Strong understanding of the difficulties students face
    • Strong understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity


    PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

    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 environment with minimal exposure to safety hazards


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree in Counseling or a related field


    Salary

    Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

    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, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs