About Colorado Mountain College
Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is also integrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by those same communities.
Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning college that has a highly entrepreneurial spirit and deep commitment to every learner – from first-generation college students and new-traditional and adult learners to academically motivated students seeking a more traditional liberal arts education – all within a robust and highly personalized learning environment.
Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitive compensation and benefits while encouraging every team member to renew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, and world-class outdoor recreation.
Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campus locations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Mountain College aspires to be the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of its beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.
CMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-mission institution offering 136 academic programs ranging from specialized certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, a wide range of online, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well as extensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnership with neighboring school districts.
Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seeking students earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’s Latinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 28%, making CMC a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CMC courses are highly personal and many are highly experiential by design, each with a maximum registration of 25 students.
Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen, Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the Vail Valley, and Salida. Of these locations, three are residential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs — and students in Breckenridge have access to college-owned off-campus housing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on average serving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.
The majority of the college’s financial support comes from local property taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC is uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused, and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’s Central Services administrative office, which provides administrative support to all campus locations, is located in historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town from which CMC originally launched in 1965.
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.
Our commitment to an environment where everyone belongs
Our college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.
At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improve learning and working environments that welcome everyone. We are deeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas, improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect, and ensuring that every learner and team member has equal opportunities for personal and professional success.
The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retaining of a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds, characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at the college. CMC therefore values applicants who demonstrate prior accomplishments, training, and a commitment to the concepts of inclusive and equitable practices, as well as an understanding of historic and current social issues that impact groups of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awareness about pressing societal issues, develop individual critical thinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathy toward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other factors. Our goal is to deliver highly personalized teaching methods and effective student support services that enable students to achieve their goals, regardless of academic or financial barriers.
Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate a commitment and competence to work effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
For more information about CMC, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.
The Instructional Coordinator and CTE Instructor is a grant funded term position that ends on June 30, 2025, is a combined role that coordinates and supervises the delivery of designated Career and Technical Educational (CTE) programs at the Spring Valley & Aspen / Carbondale Campuses.
Areas of oversight and equipment upkeep/maintenance include Prototype labs. Professional Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Technical Theatre & Event Production. The Aspen Fabrication/Prototype Lab serves both the Art discipline and Graphic Design (CTE), with the potential to add more if there is a professional available to facilitate use of equipment. This position has direct responsibility for campus adjunct faculty and will work in collaboration with School Deans to support processes for full time faculty. This position evaluates adjunct faculty for excellence in teaching and learning methods and assists in discipline related accreditation and full-time faculty evaluation as necessary or applicable in collaboration with School Deans. This position will emphasize quality instruction as well as student access and success.
This position will also be expected to teach 9-12 credits per year in CTE programming.
This is a grant funded term, administrative, non-faculty, staff position with teaching responsibilities. The incumbent must be qualified to be credentialed to teach in the assigned areas, however, is not assigned a faculty rank.
View/download job description including hiring salary range: Instructional Coordinator and CTE Instructor
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples of ideal qualifications may include a minimum of a master’s degree; experience in discipline(s) supervised along with two years related experience in administration with demonstrated experience in curriculum development, organizational development, management or instructional systems with at least one year in a supervisory position; and minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the college level.
As the position also includes teaching CTE courses, qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications for CTE: A minimum of an Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4,000 hours of industry experience in the discipline. Minimum of one-year teaching experience or equivalent (full-time or accumulated) Both formal and non-formal teaching experience will be considered. An equivalent/applicable combination of education and experience to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position required.
Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and combined educational program management and teaching experience equating to two years. In lieu of management experience, applicants with five or more years of teaching experience may be considered.
Special Skills or abilities related to position: knowledge of teaching skills, pedagogy, methodology, education technology, budget management, strategic planning, pertinent laws, understanding of state or national licensure /certification requirements for CTE programs, community engagement, policies and procedures, experience with recruitment and supervision of full and/or part time faculty.
Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
External Applicants: Apply Online
Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub for instructions on applying for a full time position as an internal applicant.
Review of application material will begin January 19, 2023.