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Executive Director, Organizational & Professional Development

Lone Star College
LSC-System Office

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Job Title: Executive Director, Organizational & Professional Development
Location: LSC-System Office
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37260
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-System Office

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.

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.

Job Description


The Executive Director for Organizational and Professional Development works in collaboration with senior leadership to carry out goals and objectives in alignment with the Lone Star College System strategic plan. Serves as leader, liaison, and advisor for the college system, fostering enterprise-wide professional and organizational development initiatives. Responsible for development and integration of programs and projects to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives. Typically makes strategic process level or interpretive decisions. Fully responsible for budget planning and resource allocation for area. Recommends and implements new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in Organizational Development to positively impact student success.


    Provides leadership, short and long-term planning, and development of the system-wide Organizational and Professional Development department, programs, events, and team members
  1. Directs high-level needs assessments; evaluates and advises on the impact of new programs/strategies; implements changes as needed in organizational and professional development practices, programs, and policies
  2. Hires, trains, manages, motivates, and evaluates administrator(s), managers, as well as other professional and support staff; coaches, mentors, and helps team to maximize performance and potential
  3. Works as an integral part of the leadership team to create partnerships, support, and communicate with multi-college environment
  4. Establishes, creates, communicates, and maintains benchmark information to support data-driven decision making throughout the organization
  5. Prepares budgetary recommendations that meet departmental goals; provides effective management of resources; coordinates and oversees allocation of professional and organizational development resources for system-wide training initiatives as needed by other departments and divisions
  6. Provides oversight, planning, and resource allocation for Organizational and Professional Development programs and events including LSCFocus, Leadership Development, Creative and Strategic Initiatives, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Learning and Development, Lone Star College Employee Awards Ceremony, MyWorkshops Learning Platform, Organizational Development Consulting and Coaching, Colleagues without Borders, etc.
  7. Oversees implementation and maintenance of professional development and training databases and tables within ERP or other software programs
  8. Implements virtual training center to provide on-demand training online
  9. Oversees the design, implementation, and management of virtual training including, but not limited to, recorded webinars and on-demand training
  10. Chairs system-wide Professional and Organizational Development committee as well as system-wide Conference Day committee
  11. Collects and analyzes data for large-scale reporting and decision-making
  12. Guides internal and external communication through a variety of formats on the internet, intranet, and social media
  13. Leads the system-wide organizational culture efforts and improvements that support the mission, vision, and goals for Lone Star College
  14. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


  • Able to work autonomously and have a high degree of judgment
  • Superior organization skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven change-management skills and demonstrated ability to lead and manage change
  • Excellent decision-making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish clear goals and direction for teams
  • Effective team-building skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative and understand all of the policies and procedures
  • Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in a demanding work environment
  • Proficiency with common software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or related field and at least 7 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must include at least 5 years in a manager or director-level position
  • Experience working with organizational/professional development for operations in a large organizational and/or functional business unit

Hiring salary range is $99,340-$114,241

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.


Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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