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Lab Coordinator, Science

Provides support to the instructional division of the college by assisting faculty and students in the teaching and learning process.  Works under the direct supervision of fully qualified science faculty members utilizing established criteria.


Plan, prepare, and organize lab material

Ensure that adequate instructional materials are available to meet course objectives.  This may include maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment; preparing and submitting requests for instructional materials, supplies, and equipment to the faculty; etc.

May perform leader role with student workers

Assist faculty in maintaining proper, safe instructional environment

Assist faculty during lab time

Communicate with faculty regarding student progress and other matters related to student welfare

Document student progress and maintain required records related to classroom and/or laboratory experience in the college and/or cooperating agencies

Maintain budget, schedule, and all related lab records

Work with students to reinforce objectives of the course

Maintain live plant and animal specimens required for instruction and/or outreach

Perform or obtain maintenance for lab equipment

May perform supplemental instruction for students, depending on need, schedule, and qualifications

May serve on committees critical to Kirtland

Participate in professional development

Assist faculty and Kirtland with community outreach

Perform other duties as assigned by faculty or administrators necessary to meet course objectives

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of qualified science faculty members


  • Associate degree
  • Familiarity with processes and equipment appropriate to a science lab
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an educational setting

JOB DIMENSIONS – Professional knowledge, sensitivity, planning, presentation skills, work standards, judgment, initiative, computer skills, problem analysis, informal communication, written communication, organizational skills, commitment to the college, teamwork, dependability


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.