Coordinator I, Upward Bound

Lone Star College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 15, 2021
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 .

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 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

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.

Job Description


The Coordinator I, Upward Bound will be responsible for p rovid ing academic support to low-income, under-served, and first-generation students by c oordinat ing different academic and cultural activities. P rovide academic and financial advising, as well as sociocultural exposure to underserved low-income, first-generation Upward Bound students to promote graduation from high school and the timely attainment of a post-secondary degree. Assist the Director in retention efforts, as well as in the overall mission of the Upward Bound program by maintaining contact with students, parents, and alumni throughout the academic and summer components of the program .


  • Develop Individual Academic Plan with each student to foster necessary skills for academic success in college
  • Advise and assist high school students & dual credit students on their academic coursewor k, college admissions process, and long-term academic plans
  • Monitor students' academic progress & submit monthly advising reports; Track and record daily statistical information regarding transcripts, transcript e valuation, and diplomas
  • Plan and implement academic, financial, and sociocultu ral workshops for Upward Bound s tudents and parents to be presented during the monthly Lunch and Learn Workshops, Saturday College Preps, or the yearly Upward Bound Summer Program.
  • Utilize and leverage contacts and relationships with Lone Star College colleagues as well as community members to com plete job tasks and assignments
  • Coordinate, conduct, and communicate events with local area h igh schools, dual credit schools, and outside organizations; promote student participation in the program through innovative activities such as raffle drawings, scholarships, & support activities.
  • Manage the recruiting process of students into the Upward Bound program at different school campuses. Participate in high sch ool events and special programs
  • Research and maintain up to date knowledge of academic programs, college admissions process, financial aid process, assessment, and ac ademic advisement
  • Collect and input student contact data for multiple event types including weekly advising, monthly tutorials, Saturday College Prep s, and other official functions
  • Evaluate student account concerns involving Financial Aid with the use of Lone Star College systems and the Department of Education Data Systems
  • Respond to student/parent questions through telephone, e-mail, and oral & written forms of communication
  • Responsible for other reason able related duties as assigned


    • Strong a ttention to accuracy and detail
    • Excellent knowledge of general o ffice and software applications
    • Ability to prepare and analyze reports
    • Possesses good organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize duties
    • High level of customer service
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality


    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.


    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
    • Interface with i nternal and external contacts as needed to carry ou t the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with min imal exposure to safety hazards


    • Associate's degree and at least 1 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


    Hiring salary range is $37,270 to $42,861

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

    1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
    2. If the position was full time or part time
    3. If the position was paid or unpaid
    4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

    Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    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.

    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


    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 .

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

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