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Program Coordinator, Avalanche and Outdoor Studies, Collegewide (req1351)

Location: Leadville
Employment Type: Staff - Full-Time
Compensation: 76,925.92 - 85,473.24 USD – Salary (Exempt)
Job Openings: 1

Position anticipated to close on September 18, 2023 or until filled.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the administration and leadership of the Avalanche Science (ASP/SAO), Physical Education (PED), Outdoor Education (OE/OUT), Outdoor Recreational Leadership (ORL), Outdoor Recreational Management (ORM), and OUT embedded certification courses, e.g., Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Under the supervision of the Dean of Allied Health, Public Safety, Wellness and Outdoor Studies, the Program Coordinator of Avalanche and Outdoor Studies is responsible for providing general oversight of program offerings at multiple campuses, to a responsibility around consistency of practices in risk management across the college.

The program provides instructional and administrative leadership and support to the assigned program areas college wide. This position recruits, supervises, contracts, orients and evaluates instructors; schedules 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. The program director 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.

This position will be responsible for developing, evaluating, and maintaining consistency risk management policies and procedures, in conjunction with the Risk Management office, faculty, and instructional leadership across the college. Risk Management duties for Avalanche Science and Outdoor Studies courses will include identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization. They will also be responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining contingency plans to deal with emergencies in the instructional spaces across the Wellness and Outdoor programming.

 This program coordinator 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.

*Position may be located at one of the following campuses: Leadville, Steamboat Springs, or Breckenridge.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach, or eligible to be credentialed to teach, in one or more of the programs overseen (PED, OUT, ORL, SAO, Avi Sci). Examples of ideal qualifications may include a wide variety of specialized certifications and proficiencies in these areas, such as professional experience in the disciplines, Wilderness First or other emergency response certifications, experience with permitting processes, outdoor education gear and risk management. 

A minimum of a master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education or related field, or a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Outdoor Recreation or related field is required. Minimum of one-year full time teaching experience required, or equivalent as adjunct. At least 100 documented field days leading adventure education experience in a variety of terrain and conditions. Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified.

Higher education teaching and administration or outdoor risk management experience is preferred. A candidate with full-time higher education teaching experience is preferred. Preference given for avalanche certifications and experience.

Specific skills and experience must match College credentialing requirements for one or more of the programs overseen, as determined by Academic Affairs. Experience in program administration, staff, and budget management, permitting, and risk management essential.

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. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.