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.
The Assistant Program Director provides instructional and administrative leadership and support for English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency (HSE) Pathways, and aspects of Career and Technical Education (CTE) preparation related to ESL programs.
This position reports to the Program Director of ESL, HSE, ESL/CTE Prep and Director of MAPAS Initiative, working collaboratively with the Program Director, overseeing program staff, and working collaboratively with the campus academic and student affairs supervisors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership for program innovations that will ensure increased access to the ESL and HSE communities, ensuring that offerings of the program articulate and evolve with the MAPAS initiative, CMC’s mission, vision, strategic plan and institutional learning outcomes as well as state and national standards. Additional responsibilities include staff, coordinating program accreditation applications/renewals and program activity reporting, leading program advisory committee meetings, outreach, marketing, & recruiting activities, and program assessment.
The Assistant Program Director works directly with state, federal, and private funding agencies in relation to compliance of ESL & HSE grant activity, compliance, and standards. The Assistant Program Director interacts with pivotal state and local agencies related to ESL and HSE programs to represent the college and sustain most current practices for the program surrounding specific current legislative policies and events relevant to the student population. The Assistant Program Director represents the ESL & HSE program in pertinent college-wide meetings. The Assistant Program Director actively seeks funding opportunities, including grants, donations, or foundational funding by working collaboratively with the college grant coordinator, CMC Foundation, or other entities to support the ESL & HSE program and/or students.
This position is a non-teaching supervisory position for college-wide programs established to provide rigorous academic opportunities to promote success with adult English language acquisition, student success with HSE testing and their equivalents, and workforce readiness opportunities. This position works to promote and integrate these program areas College-wide.
Hiring range = $92,311.10 - $102,567.89 annual salary 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.
*This is a one-year term position.
View/download job description including hiring salary range: Assistant Program Director, ESL, HSE and ESLCTE Preparation
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples may include a master’s degree along with two years of related experience or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the functions of the position.
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples of qualifications include a Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years administering education programs for adults, or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the functions of the position.
Special skills and knowledge specific to the position: knowledge of English language acquisition programs for adults, basic literacy program and test requirements, workforce readiness preparation, program assessment practices, strategic planning, program development, program, and departmental budgeting.
Ability to develop positive working relationships with college administration and staff, faculty, students, and external parties.
Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These values 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, collaborative partner, and community member in our 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 strongly 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.
Position anticipated to close on January 26, 2024, or until filled.