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
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
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
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 a senior level administrator and/or
designee, the Recreation and Events Coordinator manages the
operations of the campus recreation and wellness center, community
education, and associated programs. This position manages the
overall functions of the Spring Valley Field House, a 32,000 square
foot recreation center. In addition, this position manages several
campus outdoor amenities including the Gates Soccer Park, campus
mountain bike trails and track, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
This position will schedule physical activity classes at the Spring
Valley campus at the direction of, and/or partnership with campus
academic affairs administrators and the Continuing Education
Coordinator. This position is part of a campus-wide team that
collaborates with other departments to schedule and manage campus
events, conferences, meetings, etc. year-round. This position is
responsible for hiring and training staff, building maintenance,
and will manage the Field House and related budgets.
Varying work schedule will be required; evening and weekend hours
will be necessary at times based on position responsibilities,
scheduled event, and campus needs.
Hiring range = $58,331.85 - $64,813.16 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
View/download job description including hiring salary range:
Recreation and Events Coordinator
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience necessary for the rigors of the position,
such as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and two
years related work experience, or associate degree and four years
related experience; or High School Diploma/GED and six years
related experience, or an applicable combination of education and
experience necessary for the responsibilities of the position.
Knowledge of recreation administration, exercise science, leisure
studies or comparable degree/experience is desired.
Degree or certification in a related field such as exercise
science, recreation management, sports/leisure studies, physical
education, hospitality and/or events management preferred, but not
Special skills or Abilities: Knowledge of college populations,
recreation, and risk mitigation; experience with managing events
from interest to implementation; demonstrated skills in accounting,
marketing, and management essential. Ability to organize and
prioritize work; meet deadlines; strong verbal, written,
negotiating, and interpersonal skills; use office equipment such as
computer, college software, calculator, and point of sale (POS)
Position is expected to achieve and maintain current certifications
in achieve and maintain current certifications in American Red
Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional
Rescuer, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid or
American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or
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
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities
Please submit the required letter of interest,
resume, and list of three professional references. Final candidates
will be required to verify job related skills via online testing.
CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
Please proceed to the HR page of
Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub
on applying for a full-time position as an internal
Position anticipated to close on November 8, 2023, or until