Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a comprehensive, property tax-supported district community college that also grants bachelor’s degrees. Through its 11 learning locations grouped into seven physical campuses, as well as via distance learning, CMC serves the educational needs of a population spread across 12,000 square miles of the picturesque north-central Colorado Rocky Mountains.
In 2012, the College was named by CNNMoney.com as one of the nation’s top 20 community colleges in achieving student success. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Education ranked Colorado Mountain College as the country’s third most affordable public college offering bachelor’s degrees.
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has been offering classes since 1967.
The Colorado Mountain College campus in historic Leadville, Colorado is one of two original Colorado Mountain College locations. Today, it is one of three residential campuses in the CMC District. Timberline is a regional campus, providing educational services not only to Leadville, but also support and leadership to adjacent Chaffee County. The next Campus Vice President will have a unique opportunity as a collaborative leader in the diverse, enterprising, and richly historical communities in this region.
Leadville is the county seat of, and the only municipality in Lake County, Colorado. This rural mountain community of 2,581 (Colorado state demographer, 2012) is situated at an elevation of 10,152 feet, and is the highest incorporated city and the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the city includes the Leadville Historic District, which preserves many historic structures and sites from Leadville’s dynamic mining era. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver. Today, many residents work in service industry jobs in resorts located in Eagle and Summit Counties. Mining is again contributing to the local economy with the re-opening of the Climax Molybdenum Mine.
Colorado Mountain College in Leadville specializes in outdoor recreation and environmental programs. The Ski Area Operations program provides snow-making equipment and state-of-the-art snowcats, giving students hands-on experience in grooming trails and designing and maintaining a tubing hill adjacent to campus. Students get world-class on-the-job experience at area Colorado resorts. With over 250 acres, the campus has miles of cross country ski trails that are maintained by students in the Ski Area Operations program. The Natural Resource Management program allows students to work in the field as interns on environmental projects in partnership with agencies such as the EPA and the National Forest Service. The program provides access to an analytical lab with high end precision instruments and equipment unique to a community college, allowing services to be provided to outside agencies for water and soil testing.
CMC in Leadville is not just an “outdoor campus.” It’s a great place to get a liberal arts education with Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer Courses that make it is easy to transfer from CMC to four-year institutions to earn a bachelor degree. Because of its quiet, outdoor location, CMC Leadville is chosen by more US veterans than any other campus. The campus also offers opportunities and courses in entrepreneurship, a variety continuing education programs in areas such as culinary arts, creative writing, backcountry safety and more for individuals who enjoy taking classes to expand their skills. Please visit the Colorado Mountain College website to learn more about the Timberline Campus.
Under the general direction of the College President and in close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff, the Campus Vice President provides executive level vision, innovation, and leadership for the Timberline Campus, to ensure the success of the students, employees and community. This position collaborates with the executive team as well as internal and external constituent groups to further the vision of the organization as it responds to the changing needs and demographics of local communities. The Vice President oversees campus operations, including direction of campus residential facilities, food services and libraries, and ensures educational quality in accordance with policies of the Board of Trustees and with federal, state and local laws and regulations, promotes unity of the campus with the College as a whole, and realizes opportunities for community partnerships. The position is also responsible for the oversight, direction, and operations of service sites, associated community relations, and effective program delivery in adjacent Chaffee County. For additional detail on duties of the Campus Vice President, and information on the anticipated hiring salary range, please view/download the position description at: Vice President - Timberline Campus
The successful candidate must be able to achieve positive, measurable results in a fast-paced environment. A minimum of a Master’s degree with five years of related executive or senior level experience required. A Doctorate and ten years are preferred. A commitment to the richly diverse, changing demographics of the rural and mountain community is essential.
Apply Online Review of application material will begin February 10, 2014. To be considered, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three references.
To learn more about Colorado Mountain College, please visit www.coloradomtn.edu
Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversifying its workforce.