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 an enterprising spirit and deep commitment to every
learner – from first-generation college students to 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 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 administrative office, which supports 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 retention of an
engaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds,
characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at CMC.
Therefore, we value applicants who bring a richness of prior
experience and 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 from
different socioeconomic 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 personalized teaching methods and
effective student support services that enable students to achieve
their goals, regardless of academic, financial, or experiential
Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate a
commitment and competence to work effectively with students,
employees, and community members of all backgrounds.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Financial Aid
and campus leadership, the Financial Aid Specialist performs
various services to successfully guide students through the
financial aid process including outreach, completion of financial
aid forms, awarding, monitoring, serve as Work Study liaison and
provide effective communication with students.
View/download job description including hiring salary range:
Financial Aid Specialist
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position.
Examples may include a Bachelor’s Degree and two years related
experience, or equivalent education and experience that will
provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the
functions of the position. Degree in business, finance, accounting
or related discipline preferred.
Skill and abilities: incumbents must effectively work with various
student services resources, faculty, and the Business Office.
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. 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
Review of application material will begin October 15,