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 to 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 serve and elevate the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of its beautiful Rocky Mountain region by welcoming all learners through its doors, delivering highly relevant education and training, and serving as a trusted partner for strategic collaboration and innovation.
CMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-mission institution offering 136 academic programs ranging from bachelor’s and associate degrees, specialized certificates, and 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 29%, making CMC a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CMC courses are highly personal and many are experiential by design, each with a maximum registration of 25 students.
Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen, Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, downtown Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the Vail Valley, and Salida. Of these locations, three are “traditional” residential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs; students in Breckenridge (and coming soon – in Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Spring) have access to college-owned apartment-style 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 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.
Under the supervision of the HRIS/Payroll Manager, the Payroll Accountant Technician I is responsible for college-wide payroll processing, applying generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, working with specialized records and reports. This position will focus on the part-time, adjunct faculty, and work-study payrolls and provide general support for payroll and human resources functions as needed. This position ensures payroll is completed with a high degree of accuracy, timeliness, and confidentiality in accordance with Federal, State and College procedures.
*Payroll Accountant Technician I or II may be hired, depending on candidate’s qualifications.
The schedule for this position is onsite 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Hiring range for Payroll Accountant Technician I (Non-Exempt) = $23.35 - $25.94 depending upon a combination of education and experience.
Hiring range for Payroll Accountant Technician II (Exempt) = $58,494.13 - $64,993.48 depending upon a combination of education and experience.
Excellent benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, annual & sick time, mental health resources, healthy lifestyle benefits, affordable transitional housing may be available to the successful candidate based on eligibility and availability, relocation if applicable.
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, for example, a bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience or an associate degree and two years related experience, or a High School Diploma/GED and three years related experience, or an applicable combination of formal education and experience to provide the education and experience necessary for the position responsibilities.
Degree in a related field and experience in public employment and/or education preferred. Handling high volume payroll in a multi-location environment preferred.
Special Skills or abilities: Basic payroll functions and accounting principles, ability to perform mathematical calculations accurately, enter data accurately, ability to work within time sensitive deadlines. General knowledge and ability to use standard office software and office equipment. Knowledge of Excel essential.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Strong background use of technology including experience with standard Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel. Familiarity with HRIS software such as Colleague/Ellucian/Cornerstone/Workday helpful. Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; perform accurate, detail-oriented calculations, utilize automated software, and prepare reports and spreadsheets as they relate to payroll finances. Willingness to learn, and ability to research and effectively analyze data. Proficient at balancing a strong focus on details with an understanding of larger college issues and impacts; works independently towards established goals and deadlines. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well; read and interpret regulations accurately. Ability to follow directions and complete tasks timely and accurately and be able to accept supervisory input and constructive criticism. Ability to work in a high-paced environment and manage stress while working under pressure, and multitasking when meeting deadlines. Dedicated commitment to providing exceptional customer service, seeking opportunities for efficiencies, and dedicated to the mission of the College.
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. Final candidates will be required to verify job related skills via online testing.
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.
Position anticipated to close on October 18, 2023, or until filled.