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Vice Chancellor, Academic & Workforce Success

Lone Star College
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 29, 2024

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, 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 has been recognized in multiple categories.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 80,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381 .

The primary location for this position will be both LSC-System Office The Woodlands location ( 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381) and the LSC-System Office University Park location (20515 TX 249 S, Houston, TX 77070). The position may also include visits to the other LSC campuses and centers .

Job Description


Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and CEO Lone Star College-Online, the Vice Chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success position serves as Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College. Works collaboratively with System Office Vice Chancellors and Campus Presidents to develop a culture based on mutual respect and decision-making and to ensure the highest quality of services is provided to Academic areas at colleges. Vice Chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success position serves as Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College. Works collaboratively with System Office Vice Chancellors and Campus Presidents to develop a culture based on mutual respect and decision-making and to ensure the highest quality of services is provided to Academic areas at colleges.

Provides oversight of multiple System-wide areas and functions, including but not limited to International Programs, Honors College, Library Services, Health Profession Programs and Bachelor's Degrees, SACS Accreditation, Workforce Programs, academic procedures, and curriculum and program review functions, including responsibility for new program development, review, and recommendations for program elimination.


1. Participates in executive-level decision-making and fully supports Lone Star College strategic priorities, including the following:

· Academic and workforce

· Student success

· Financial responsibility and accountability

· Educational partnerships

· The establishment of a culture that values employees and students

· The Lone Star College Foundation

· A commitment to high ethical and professional standards

2. In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Student Success, ensures compliance with SACS and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements

3. In collaboration with campus presidents, vice presidents for instruction, and deans, ensures appropriate compliance and accreditation of all academic programs. Works closely with presidents to ensure consistency, efficiency, and cooperation across Lone Star College

4. Fully understands and actively supports Lone Star College budgeting philosophies, allocation models and financial accountability for areas of responsibility. Participates in and supervises the preparation and recommendation of detailed budgets, with cost estimates, for functions and programs supervised

5. Fully understands and actively supports Lone Star College Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices. Develops and implements a plan of organization including hiring, termination, and the assignment of responsibilities to personnel in accordance with Lone Star College policies. Develops and implements a planning and evaluation system and reports the results of all such evaluations to the Chancellor in a timely manner

6. Engages in appropriate professional development activities. Presents at least once annually at a national-level professional meeting/conference and once annually at a State or regional conference

7. Represents assigned departments in community and civic activities, supporting the programs of the LSCS Foundation and maintaining positive relationships with governmental and educational entities within the college's service area, including members of the Legislature

8. Oversees the development and implementation of System strategic plans

9. Serves as member of the Chancellor's Cabinet

10. Performs all other duties necessary to accomplish the objectives of LSC and/or as assigned by the Chancellor and/or the EVC/CEO Online. Initial assignment and/or reassignment of duties consistent with that of a Vice Chancellor will be made by the Chancellor and/or the EVC/CEO Online in accordance with the needs of the System

  • Commitment to student success, collaboration, familiarity with challenges and opportunities in a large, multi-campus community college system, and a respect for the unique cultures of the individual campuses
  • Strong reliance upon data in decision-making
  • High level of integrity, creativity, the ability to follow-through and a sense of humor are key
  • Knowledge, understanding, and practical application of Lone Star College policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions based upon Board policies
  • Ability to direct system-wide financial and business activities through subordinate managers
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy
  • Ability to establish strategy and direction across LSC
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
  • Excellent written and verbal communications are critical in this position
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving 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.

  • 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
  • Doctoral degree and at least 5 years of senior level management experience at the Vice President level or above in higher education

Hiring salary will be no less than $188,690 and commensurate with education and experience.

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. Level of degree completed including date earned.
  5. 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

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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.

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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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