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 27%, making CMC eligible for federal Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status. 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.
Under the supervision of the TRIO Upward Bound Director, the Upward Bound Summer Camp Assistant is a part-time position offering supervision and advisement to high school students during our TRIO Upward Bound summer program. Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education federally funded educational opportunity program that prepares eligible high school students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The 6-week summer program is focused on enhancing the academic skills of the participants and provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other social, cultural, and recreational enrichment activities.
The primary objective of the Camp Assistant is to ensure the well-being of students in grades 9 - 12, with regard to health, safety, morale, discipline, interpersonal relationships, and academics during the Upward Bound Summer Academy.
This is a part-time position which is limited to 28 hours per CMC’s workweek. CMC’s workweek is Saturday through Friday.
View/download job description: Upward Bound Camp Assistant
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Applicants must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate with a strong academic record. Must possess strong leadership qualities and have the ability to function as a team player. Ability to mentor and tutor high school students in a virtual and/or in-person environment. Possess good interpersonal skills, communication, and a positive attitude/energy Ability to maintain appropriate, professional boundaries with students. Be energetic and motivated to mentor/tutor, create, and implement activities to summer participants who are predominately low-income and first-generation students from diverse backgrounds.
Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: Bilingual abilities in Spanish is preferred. Experience working with low-income and first-generation students from diverse backgrounds, Prior resident assistant or camp counselor experience, A current, valid driver’s license with no violations within two-years. Or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the functions of the position.
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.
- Plan, coordinate, implement and participate in leadership structured activities for the campers, during out of class time.
- Planning and coordinating out of class time activities with camp participants.
- Develop positive and supportive relationships with Upward Bound students, mentoring them on academic, personal, social, and college/career
- Assist in establishing and maintaining a positive and safe environment in the UB residence hall and/or summer camp venues for students and staff, creating an atmosphere that appreciates the diverse cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and beliefs of all Supervise participants at recreation, co-curricular activities, and meals.
- Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success by providing study skills (i.e., time management, note-taking, textbook reading, test-taking) workshops when appropriate.
- Provide academic assistance to students (either in a group or individual setting) in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas. In addition, assist program participants in the completion and review of homework and in-class
- Assist in monitoring students’ arrival to camp and departures.
- When/if staying in the residence halls, conduct wake up calls and evening lights out rounds and provide supervisory coverage as
- Transport, lead, and/or accompany students to and from activities in CMC vans, as
- Maintain student confidentiality as
- Handle and/or refer student disciplinary issues, crises, and personal issues to appropriate
- Maintain program rules and expectations by reinforcing and implementing the policies in the CMC Upward Bound
- Assist in maintaining safety. When/if at the residence halls, including taking responsibility for CMC and UB
- Respond to and document all pertinent situations, including but not limited to, inappropriate student behavior and violations of UB rules and
- Meet with UB Program Director daily/weekly to ascertain participant’s progress and address any
- Perform other tasks or duties as assigned by the Director.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, a resume, and a 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 for instructions on applying for a position as an internal applicant.