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 direction of the Director of Development and working in
close partnership with the Vice President for Advancement &
Foundation CEO, the Development Officer contributes significantly
to the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of donors to
the CMC Foundation in support of Colorado Mountain College
students, programs, and campuses. This role is responsible for
leading the organization’s annual fund, directing donor recognition
and stewardship activity for all giving clubs (inclusive of planned
giving) and serving as the events coordinator.
The Development Officer works collaboratively college-wide with
Regional Development Officers and the Alumni Association
Coordinator on annual fund activity, inclusive of directing and
managing annual appeal solicitations (inclusive of making personal
asks); directs “Team Fund”, the employee-giving campaign, develops
and oversees giving level stewardship activities; supports staff
members on regional events and serves as lead on select
college-wide events. A close working partnership with the
Foundation Database Coordinator and Marketing and Communications
Coordinator on reporting and donor communication is required. This
role has significant responsibility for overseeing complex projects
and is accountable for achieving specific funding goals laid out in
the strategic plan.
Ability to close major gifts and establish/have collaborative
relationships and coordinate with external community partners is
essential. The successful candidate will be self-motivated,
flexible, high-energy and a creative problem-solver.
This position is based at Central Services and works
collaboratively with the Foundation Central and Regional
fundraising team. This position has significant interaction with
donors via email, phone and in person for donor solicitation and
stewardship; and requires daily, strategic use of the Foundation's
donor base to be effective.
View/download job description including hiring salary range:
Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position.
Examples may include a Bachelor’s Degree and five years related
experience, or equivalent education and experience that will
provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the
functions of the position.
Minimum of five years sales and/or fundraising experience required.
Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention
growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests
Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position:
demonstrated success as a fundraiser (4-5+ figure gifts) with
proven experience in developing strategies for donor
identification, retention, and growth. Ability to relate well and
work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems:
MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Donor
Perfect, Raiser’s Edge). A team player committed to developing and
working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the
highest customer service orientation. Position requires occasional
travel throughout the college district.
Ability to build and sustain helpful working relationships with
staff and vendors in a fast-paced environment while remaining
flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient; maintaining a high
level of professionalism, integrity/ethics and confidentiality is
critical to this role.
Highly organized and detail-oriented; has initiative and
follow-thru to execute projects from initial stage through
completion. Demonstrated ability to prioritize efficiently, be
flexible and work on multiple projects simultaneously, both as an
individual and as part of the team. Strong administrative, written,
verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
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.
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