The High Mountain Institute is seeking a part-time Human Resources (HR) Coordinator & Executive Assistant, a 0.5 FTE, hourly, administrative position. The ideal job candidate would be interested in developing skills in the areas of human resources and executive support. This position will work with multiple departments across the organization and reports to the Director of Finance & Operations. This role is an in-person position on our campus in Leadville, CO.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
HR Duties:
-Monitor HR compliance across all departments at HMI.
-Manage all employee onboarding and offboarding. Coordinate termination process for all departing employees including termination of payroll and benefits.
-Act as a main point of contact for all on-campus housing management including housing agreements, coordinating updates to housing guidelines, deposits, walk-throughs, etc.
-Manage all workers compensation and unemployment claims.
-Work with the Administrative Coordinator & Hiring Oversight Committee to help oversee hiring processes.
-Participate in benefits training, professional development, etc.
-Assist with updating annual employee paperwork, manuals, and guidelines.
-Assist Director of Finance with other HR related tasks as needed, including backup for running payroll

Additional Duties:
-Assist Development and Admissions departments with projects and mailings as needed.
-Assist Administrative Coordinator with projects as needed.
-Help coordinate campus events throughout the year, including Family Weekends, Reunions, Board Meetings, and other staff events.
-Provide Head of School with weekly administrative support including scheduling, and correspondence.
-Act as an alternate for Board Meeting and Committee Meeting minutes as needed.
-Additional duties as assigned.

Start Date: August 2024

Position Pay & Benefits:
-$18-22/hour DOE
-Approx. 15-20 hours per week
-Sick leave
-Annual professional development opportunities
-Meals during work hours, when students are on campus

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Minimum Qualifications:
-High School Diploma or GED
-Previous experience in related field
-Computer Skills (Quickbooks, MS Word, MS Excel, Google Suite, Windows)
-Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
-Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
-Understanding of HMI’s mission

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
-BA or higher
-1-3 years of relevant experience
-Knowledge of Quickbooks Desktop
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Time management skills; ability to effectively prioritize and organize tasks

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 and resume via email to Molly Lovett, Administrative Coordinator & Registrar, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. We will immediately begin our initial review of applications and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.