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Director, Honors College

Job description

Job Title: Director, Honors College
Location: LSC-Kingwood
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34635
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-Kingwood

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 LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic community college located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston, has an opening for someone interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives of students and grow professionally. Kingwood focuses on fulfilling individual dreams and enhancing community life and offers unique programs in respiratory care, computer gaming and dental hygiene.

Campus address is 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Director, Honors College acts as the principal and primary academic and budgetary officer for respective campus Honors College office. Provide positive leadership regarding Honors curricular and co-curricular course offerings and programming, Honors Faculty, and honors students' success that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Support the Honors College's mission of being national leaders in honors education and promote Lone Star College as an institution of first choice. Process academic and student services related policy and procedure, determination of honors academic standards and benchmarks, participation in budgetary allocations, and assessment necessary for the development, growth and continued improvement of curricular and co-curricular honors programming. Holds direct management authority and accountability to execute policies and operational initiatives for functional area.


Provides guidance and resources to staff and faculty for professional development in an overall campus department location. Plan, develop and implement all honors curriculum, outcomes and offerings. Hold campus Honors Faculty meetings and professional development sessions for continued improvementImplement best practice-based processes for honor registration and enrollment. Address honors-related complaints, issues and eligibilitySchedules work and activitiesOrganizes, plans and prioritizes work, including campus-level curricular and co-curricular activities, Honors events, long-range plans and campus evaluation and professional developmentHas accountability for all duties of subordinates of Honors staff and oversees student data tracking, travel and budgetWorks collaboratively with internal and external contacts. Maintains a visible role in the community and with local ISD'sNegotiates and deals with vendors and outside organizationsAnalyzes and interprets detailed information to develop campus-strategic goals and provide semesterly and yearly program evaluation / curricular assessmentDevelops and manages contracts and budgets and send to Associate Vice Chancellor for final approvalResponsible for overseeing Honors student advising, including personalized advising, training advisors/counselors on Honors curriculum and schedules, providing honors-related transfer and scholarship workshopsResponsible for leading honors related travel. Serve as trip leader for some student conferences and international travel. Support and oversee honors campus-affiliate field tripsInitiate and manage honors recruiting and outreach by leading recruitment drives, high school recruiting visits and events, advertising and distributing scholarships at the campus level and coordinating scholarship plans to enrollment managementTeach one honors section per semester as an adjunctSupport integration initiatives with International Programs and Civic EngagementResponsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


Excellent verbal and written communications skillsSelf-motivated, positive attitude, mature personality, and team orientedSuperior organizational skillsStrong work ethic, ready to work extremely hard executing strategic plansAbility to effectively work with faculty, staff, and students at all skill/management levelsAbility to maintain exemplary professional relationships with internal and external contacts at all levelsAbility to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment


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 equipmentInterface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the positionWork is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


Bachelor's degree and at least 7 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experienceExperience must include at least 3 years in a manager- or director-level position


Master's degreeSalary

Hiring salary range is $85,960 - $98,854

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 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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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time