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Faculty, Counselor

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Distance Education Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 .

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, 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.

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.

Location 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.

    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, 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.

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