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Coordinator III, Science Lab

Lone Star College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022
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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-University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Established in 2012, Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized nationally and internationally for its innovation, as well as its focus on student access and success. Conveniently located off SH 249 in the heart of northwest Houston, Lone Star College-University Park is known as the "community's college," providing students with highly affordable degree and certificate programs that transfer seamlessly to four-year universities or lead to direct employment. Campus facilities include the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs and the Geology Rock Wall. Dr. Shah Ardalan has been president of LSC-University Park since its founding.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (TX 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, TX 77070.

Job Description


The Coordinator I I I, Science Lab will be responsible for creat ing and manag ing 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. L ead s, plan s, develop s, evaluat es and improve s assigned science lab. Directs the daily and general operations of the science teaching labs including creating laboratory s chedules, maintaining inventory, and quality assurance of lab items, managing department budgets, coordinating and updating laboratory safety protocols, and hiring / training / evaluating/ supervising lab assistants.


  • 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

    • 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 a ttention to accuracy and detail
    • Excellent knowledge of general office and software applications.
    • Ability t o 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.

    • 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 and/or laboratory environment with exposure to safety hazards typical in a laboratory (working with chemicals, l ive specimens, moving equipment, etc.)
    • Safety protocol must be strictly followed at all times
    • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and at least 1 y ear of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • At least 3 years of science lab experience

    Hiring salary range is $48,152- $55,375.

    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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