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 include responsibility for structured guidance around consistency of practices in risk management in the outdoor instructional space(s) across the college.

The program coordinator 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 Avalanche Science and Outdoor Studies 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 Avalanche, Wellness, and Outdoor Studies 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.

Hiring range = $76,925.92 – $85,473.24 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.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


A minimum of a master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Education or related field, or a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Outdoor Education 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.

Required Skills:

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, ORM, SAO, Avi Sci). Experience in program administration, staff, and budget management, permitting, and risk management essential.

Preferred Skills:

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.

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 CMC.

Application Instructions

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. https://coloradomtn.edu/employment/program-coordinator-avalanche-and-outdoor-studies-college-wide-leadville-steamboat-springs-or-breckenridge/