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Lab Coordinator Chemistry

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Position, Department: Lab Coordinator Chemistry, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $20.02 - $25.77 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The Chemistry Department is looking to hire a full time Lab Chemistry Coordinator. Duties include but not limited to the following: Prepare chemical reagents and laboratory materials for each lab and all lab practical exams for all courses, including Principles of Chemistry, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Communicate regularly with faculty, the Chair of Chemistry and the Dean of Science. Maintain adequate stock supplies, submit orders, and keep computer database of purchases. Maintain equipment in operational condition. Maintain chemical and equipment inventory. Keep lab areas clean and organized. Supervise federal work study and part-time lab aides. Manage inventory and sale of used lab coats and goggles. Manage and prepare chemistry lab waste for storage and disposal.

A resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript are required for consideration. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. This position is M-F and 40 hours a week.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or closely related field with at least 20 hours in chemistry.
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office including word processing, spreadsheet and databases.
  • Experience handling chemicals in a laboratory setting or relevant work experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in chemistry.
To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Handle all day-to-day operational duties, allowing faculty to focus on instruction. Collaborate with faculty to update procedures and support new experiments. Set up lab materials for lab exercises, lab review days, and lab exams, ensuring adequate supplies are available for all labs.
  • Apply chemical laboratory expertise to assess the needs of each experiment and ensure the team prepares reagents and materials for more than 85 laboratory sections each year. Conduct strategic planning for the department and develop and implement standard operating procedures for day-to-day activities.
  • Assist faculty with instruction in the chemistry laboratories and classrooms. This includes monitoring and answering student questions during review days, suggesting changes to alter and enhance lab exercises to improve student outcomes, communicating lab exercise schedules and room schedules to faculty, and sending weekly emails to faculty regarding lab procedures and any safety concerns.
  • Supervise student workers and give directions to Lab Aides and Lab Technicians. Hire, train, supervise, and approve timesheets for student employees and provide continued support toward mastery of the position.
  • Evaluate, service, and maintain small instruments and all laboratory equipment. Provide guidance to the lab team responsible for maintaining calibration, operability, and cleanliness of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot all errors and malfunctions. Coordinate and/or perform equipment service, repair, or replacement as needed.
  • Conduct planning to evaluate and prioritize current and future needs for the procurement of consumable supplies, chemical reagents, and durable equipment to meet all department objectives in adherence to the established budget. Manage all aspects of chemical, microscope, and supply purchasing.
  • Track, maintain, and update the inventory of microscopes, equipment, chemicals, and solutions.
  • Maintain safety certification and oversee the safe storage of chemicals and disposal of hazardous materials. Serve on the Science Division Safety Committee. Complete annual hazardous waste training.
  • Assess and maintain safety equipment, including eye washes, safety showers, and spill kits, to ensure operability and suitability to activities performed in the lab in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Coordinate the sale of used lab coats and goggles and conduct a variety of marketing duties for the department.
*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator ( ), or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to: .

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email .

Advertised: 18 Jun 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 26 Jun 2024 Central Daylight Time


Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public community college located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

JCCC has a national reputation for educational excellence. We focus on student success. Small class sizes; experienced, caring faculty; affordable tuition rates and on-campus student resources ensure you receive the education and training you need to launch your career. Our thriving campus is full of culture and activities.

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