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Program Director, Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA), Spring Valley & Breckenridge*

Colorado Mountain College
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

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.

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 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: .

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

The Program Director is responsible for the administration and leadership of the CLETA program and oversees faculty and all aspects of the program. Under the supervision of the Dean of Allied Health, Public Safety, Wellness and Outdoor Studies, the Program Director for CLETA is responsible for providing general oversight of program offerings at multiple campuses, to include responsibility for structured guidance around consistency of practices in risk management in the Training Academy across the college.

The Program Director provides instructional and administrative leadership and support to the program and all related areas of the College. This position reports directly to the Dean of Allied Health, Public Safety, Wellness and Outdoor Studies, and works directly with faculty and collaboratively with the campus academic and student affairs supervisors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring that offerings of the program articulate with CMC’s mission, vision, strategic plan and institutional learning outcomes as well as state and national standards; handling budget, hiring and support of faculty, coordination of program accreditation applications/renewals and program activity reporting, leading program advisory committee meetings, outreach, marketing, & recruiting activities, and program assessment.

The program director provides instructional and administrative leadership and support to the assigned program areas college wide. This position assists (as needed) with recruiting, contracting, orientations, and evaluations of instructors; facilitates with the instructional design of schedules for courses; curriculum and catalog updates; works with faculty across the college to ensure consistency of curricular and learning outcomes for students; manages all aspects of the program budgets to comply with CMC standards; attends program advisory committee meetings for the disciplines, and coordinates program and discipline assessment. In conjunction with college leadership and designated campus VPs, the program coordinator also serves as a liaison with relevant external agencies in the CMC service area to ensure compliance with regulatory matters and ensures the programs meet the needs of the communities served.

With regard to instructional risk management practices, this position will be responsible for developing, evaluating, and maintaining consistent risk management policies and procedures, in conjunction with the Risk Management office, faculty, and instructional leadership across the college. Risk Management duties for CLETA courses will include identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational risks. They will also be responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining contingency plans to deal with emergencies in the instructional spaces across the CLETA programming.

This program director is a year-round administrative, non-faculty, staff position. The incumbent must be qualified to be credentialed to teach in the assigned areas, however, is not assigned a faculty rank. This position will have teaching assignments, as well as oversight during guest lecturers, community member presentations, and some adjunct lead instruction times.

Hiring range = $102,567.89 - $113,654.32 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 position oversees the CLETA program college-wide and will support both Spring Valley and Breckenridge campuses. This position may hold an office at either location.

View/download job description including hiring salary range: Program Director, CLETA

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position required. Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in the program, or eligible to be credentialed to teach in the program. Examples of idea qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Safety, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or related fields from an accredited college or university and two years’ experience 4,000 hours verifiable work experience within the last 7 years) in one of the above listed fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with, and demonstrated sensitivity to an understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Teaching Experience: One-year full-time teaching experience or equivalent as part time instructor.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Safety, Public Administration, Law Enforcement related fields from an accredited college or university

Experience in teaching, training, and leadership in the field of law enforcement. Experience as a community college instructor in one or more law enforcement related disciplines. Management experience in public safety/law enforcement

Higher education teaching and administration experience is preferred. A candidate with full-time higher education teaching experience is preferred.

Special Skills or Attributes: Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified or completion of P.O.S.T. certification within the first 6 months of employment required; P.O.S.T. supervisory experience in law enforcement and instructor certification in one or more of the three P.O.S.T. skill areas preferred. Valid Colorado driver’s license required.

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 7, 2024, or until filled.

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