The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) has a new strategic plan that revolves around significantly expanding our program capacity. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in program leadership, creative problem solving, and effectively leading volunteers and staff through significant change. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) , the Director of Educationis responsible for evolving the CMC’s education programming to meet our new strategic objectivesby developing and implementing plans to increase consistency, quality, and capacity of all adult education programming across the state of Colorado.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Modernize and expand CMC mountain sport course offerings
Implement UIAA standards across all CMC Schools, coordinating with the Mountain Education Alliance partners
Plan and execute the annual Volunteer Leadership Conference
Provide high-quality and relevant training, continuing education, and recognition to our volunteer instructors and trip leaders
Maintain oversight and leadership of the Technical Climbing Schools (TCS) committee
Coordinate and facilitate training for TCS instructors in their technical disciplines
Assist CMC Schools with curriculum development and scholarship programs
Work with the Permit Program Coordinator to provide adequate access for CMC programming on public lands
Build strong relationships with land managers for hosting CMC courses on public lands around Colorado
Liaise with the Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors to drive statewide risk management work to meet organizational objectives
Oversee the CMC Climbing wall, including maintenance, inspection, policy, and procedure
Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management role in anoutdoor education position.
A proven track record of successful program management and leadership.
Strong technical experience and working knowledge of CMC’s core activities: hiking, climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and skiing. AMGA certifications or equivalent competency is a plus.
Understand, champion, and follow appropriate outdoor education risk management protocols.
Diplomacy skills to manage/motive/lead vested volunteers.
Experience hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.
Experience managing remote teams.
Experience developing online learning platforms is desired.
Experience building and managing budgets.
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflictresolution.
Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise, including staff and volunteer leaders
Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
Self-reliant, great problem solver, and results oriented.
Rock solid computer skills including Office 365
Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Frequent out-of-town, overnight travel and weekend and evening work is required.
Additional Salary Information: CMC will offer the successful candidate a competitive compensation and benefits package, comparable to a nonprofit our size.
CMC also offers a generous benefits package including Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance; generous paid vacation & sick leave, plus 12 paid public holidays off, and 11 days over Christmas & New Year’s off; retirement plan with percentage matched by employer; employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools
About Colorado Mountain Club
The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to education, recreation, and conservation. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events, and schools centered on the outdoors. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. We are your Colorado outdoor community.
The Mission Statement for the CMC was adopted in 1912 and has remained unchanged for over 100 years:
• To unite the energy, interest and knowledge of the students, explorers and lovers of the mountains of Colorado;
• Collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation;
• Stimulate public interest in our mountain areas;
• Encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery;
• Render readily accessible, the alpine attractions of this region.
For more information about the Club, please visit www.cmc.org.