The High Mountain Institute seeks two Co-Directors of the HMI Semester for a summer 2024 start. These senior leadership positions report to the Head of School and, together, oversee the management of all aspects of HMI’s fall and spring high school semesters, including academics, co-curricular, and residential life programming, student support, and faculty oversight. The Semester Director of Academics & Faculty leads HMI’s efforts to ensure teaching and learning at HMI consistently embrace the full promise of a twenty-first century education.

Position Benefits:
Competitive compensation, dependent on experience ($60,000-$75,000 annually, inclusive of housing)
Health, dental, and vision benefits
4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
6 weeks of vacation per year
Possibility of on-campus housing

HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective. For more information about our diversity & inclusion initiatives, visit our website.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


BA or higher, 5-7 years prior teaching experience in a college preparatory high school setting, experience/interest in leading backcountry expeditions, prior experience in management or supervision or others, enthusiasm for working with teenagers in a residential setting, evidence of passion for intellectual, wilderness, and community pursuits, desire to live in Leadville, CO (90 miles west of Denver, at elevation 10,000’), ability to obtain and maintain current WFR & CPR certifications, and com

Required Skills:

Position Responsibilities:

Co-lead, with the Semester Director of Students & Residential Life, all aspects of the HMI Semester
Serve as the HMI Semester’s lead administrator for academics, overseeing all curriculum and instruction
Support, mentor, and supervise teaching Faculty & Fellows
Manage and/or oversee calendar and daily operations of the semester
Coordinate academic placement, documentation, and sending school communications
Compile and manage student academic information
Take a leadership role in

About High Mountain Institute

Founded in 1995, HMI is a nonprofit independent school with a focus on outdoor, experiential, and place-based education. HMI serves approximately 175 students per year across its high school, summer, and gap programming. About 30% of students receive financial aid and a similar percentage identify as people of color. All HMI students participate in extended wilderness expeditions lasting from 10-21 days. HMI is not a rehabilitative or wilderness therapy program. HMI students are high-achieving, healthy students seeking challenge, a strong community, and a deeper connection to nature. HMI has nearly 30 year-round staff, about half of whom live on campus. Learn more at: www.hminet.org.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a statement of educational philosophy to [email protected]. Additionally, please complete the HMI Prospective Employment Form at https://hminet.org/employment-2/.