Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Houston


Job Title: Advisor II, Special Programs
Location: LSC-North Harris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 32112
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-North Harris

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

Lone Star College-North Harris, nestled on 200 acres of piney woods, is the original and largest college in the Lone Star College System family. Serving the community for more than three decades, LSC-North Harris offers more than 60 programs of study, including university-transfer and numerous education courses and programs. LSC-North Harris is keenly focused on leading-edge technology in emerging technical job fields.

Campus address is 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Advisor II, Special Programs serves as the first point of contact and resource in meeting with, advising and tracking students' academic progress in connection with degree completion. Position provides academic advice and direction to students on degree planning, program requirements, course selection and enrollment, and schedule building. Educates students on LSC's policies and state & federal rules as they relate to them. Represents Lone Star College (LSC) internally and externally.


Serves as the designated campus Advisor to students in all areas pertaining to their academic progress with Lone Star CollegeProvides individual, one-on-one academic advising to students on degree requirements and proper course selectionProvides guidance and assistance to students to ensure smooth transition to 4 year institutionsCommunicates and coordinates with College Relations and universities to schedule transfer events for studentsMonitors, tracks and reports progress on a cohort group of students including success, retention, and completion ratesAssists students in creating their MEP (My Educational Plan) and advises students on course prerequisites, co-requisites, and recommended course sequenceEducates and provides students with information on resources and services available at the campus/centerReviews degree plans for students, approves/denies their requests to graduate, and processes student registration repealsDevelops workshops, information sessions, recruitment events, etc. and advises students on employment opportunities in their field of studyMay work with local school districts on advising CTE (career technical education), dual credit, tech prep, and potential studentsAdvises and assists students in creating and developing resumes and cover letters Advisors of International students will advise on immigration issues, ensures college compliance with all immigration procedures/regulations, and provides admission advice and counsel to International students. They will also collaborate with the Office of International Programs in the planning and implementation of college wide policies and proceduresServes as a member or chair of various committees/meetings, such as Graduation, Veteran¿s Luncheon, All Male Summit, Female Summit, Open House, New Student Orientation, etc. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


Excellent communication and organizational skillsProficiency with common office softwareStrong attention to accuracy and detail for tracking student success and student educational plansAbility to communicate and work well with all levels of studentsAbility to prioritize dutiesHigh level of customer service


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.


The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as classrooms, offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries, College-owned vehicles. This requires use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.


Bachelor's degree and at least 3 year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Work experience in a higher education settingExperience working with students who have unique barriers and experience in assisting these students with their educational success

Salary Hiring Salary is $43,070.

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.

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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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