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Recreation and Events Coordinator, Spring Valley

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.

Our vision

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.

The college

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: .

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: .

The position

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 applicable.

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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 required.

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) system.

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 an approved.

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. Final candidates will be required to verify job related skills via online testing. 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 November 8, 2023, or until filled.

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