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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Colorado Mountain Club!

 

Current Openings

 

Director of Development

Development Associate

Youth Education Program Manager 

Membership Intern - Fall 2016

Marketing Intern - Fall 2016


Director of Development 

 

The Colorado Mountain Club (“CMC”), a 501©3 corporation was founded in 1912 and is one of leading climbing and hiking organizations in the country supporting education, conservation and recreation. The CMC is seeking a Director of Development who will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Board of Director’s and it’s Development Committee.

The Director of Development is responsible for the development, planning, oversight and implementation of a comprehensive development program that secures financial resources from foundations, corporations, family foundations, government, and individuals to support the CMC’ s mission.  The Director of Development will supervise a Development Associate (currently open) and, therefore, will have the unique opportunity to recruit and hire a full time professional to build his/her team.

Working from the CMC offices located in the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO, the Director of Development serves as a member of the senior management team, and works collaboratively to bring substantial financial resources to the organization.  In partnership with the Executive Director, CMC staff and Board, the Director of Development embraces and leads fundraising activities related to corporate partnerships, individual donor campaigns, grant writing and special events.  The Director of Development, in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Development Committee of the State Board, establishes and meets fundraising goals, supports long-term strategic planning and fiscal management, and ensures integration of organizational priorities within the Development Department.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the Colorado Mountain Club’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporate partners
  • Manage Raiser's Edge and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, CMC Board and CMC Foundation Board.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Design and implement donor development, stewardship and recognition strategies to enhance donor relationships.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special events with the assistance of the Development Associate and other CMC staff.
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising.

 

Qualifications

The CMC seeks an innovative and ambitious professional who is interested in supporting the mission, vision, and brand of the organization and its members. With our focus on education, conservation, and recreation in the mountains of Colorado, our ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission and knowledgeable with the outdoor industry and actively recreates in the mountains.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience gained through professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with fundraising, at least 3 years of that experience at the senior and/or management level.  Preferably experienced working with non-profit organizations.
  • Experience managing staff and multiple projects with deadline pressures.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing financial resources and support through a variety of sources, including: individual donors, foundations, corporate partners and endowments.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to experiment with new initiatives.
  • Track record of working collaboratively with individuals and other organizations.
  • Experience with CRM/donor databases (The Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce highly preferred).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and savvy with social media and other communication platforms.
  • Professional experience in the outdoor industry highly preferred
  • Able to collaborate with individuals and departments across the organization and have fun!

 

Salary & Benefits

CMC offers a competitive salary and a fun and exciting work atmosphere. We also offer generous employee benefits, including:

  • Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center (also home to the American Alpine Club, American Mountaineering Museum and other outdoor-focused non-profits).  Within walking distance of downtown Golden, Clear Creek, trails restaurants and amenities
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation & sick leave, 12 paid holidays off plus 11 days between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Paid volunteer time off program
  • Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance
  • Retirement plan with a percentage matched by employer
  • Employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools

 

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to development@cmc.org with “Development Director” in the subject line.  Position is open until filled with preference given to applications received by September 16, 2016. No phone calls, please.

CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.


Development Associate

 

CMC is seeking an energetic, full-time Development Associate to join our team in Golden, Colorado. Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Associate will provide critical support for all of CMC’s fundraising activities. This position will assist with event management, grant writing, community relationships and donor relations and will play a key role in meeting the Development Department’s revenue and strategic goals.

Event Management

  • Assist with the planning and execution of CMC’s fundraising events, including budgeting, securing sponsorships, recruiting and supervising volunteers and organizing auctions
  • Assist the Marketing Department in developing comprehensive communications plans to maximize event exposure and attendance
  • Extended work hours (evenings and/or weekends) to manage events occasionally required

Grant Writing & Administration

  • Research and identify private and public funding prospects to support CMC programs
  • Write grant proposals, grant reports and assist with grant administration

Community Relations

  • Identify new funding partners and implement strategies to secure corporate sponsorships and other sources of outside funding
  • Support robust relationships with corporate partners and manage benefits fulfillment
  • Build and enhance beneficial relationships within the local community for financial and in-kind support

Development Support

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of donations using donor database
  • Generate mailing lists for appeals, donor reports and carry out data clean-up as needed
  • Assist with developing strategies for new gift acquisition and revenue growth
  • Complete special projects to support CMC’s Development goals as assigned

 

Qualifications

Highly organized and self-motivated with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Our ideal candidate will have a connection to our mission and be extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of the outdoor industry while being passionate about recreating in the mountains.  Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and perform gracefully under pressure is a must. Professional attitude with the ability to effectively convey the organization’s mission to supporters. Team player able to work independently with minimal supervision and be personally accountable for decisions. Able to collaborate with individuals and departments across the organization and have fun! 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience gained through work) and at least three years experience in related field, including work in the non-profit sector.  
  • Proven track record of success in meeting revenue goals for events and sponsorships 
  • At least three years experience securing grant funding from private and corporate foundations 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Experience with CRM/donor databases (The Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce highly preferred)
  • Professional experience in the outdoor recreation industry highly preferred
  • Experience with workplace giving programs and online fundraising campaigns a plus

 

Salary & Benefits 

The starting salary range for this position will be based on experience and qualifications. In addition to an exciting and relaxed work atmosphere, the Colorado Mountain Club offers generous employee benefits, including: 

  • Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center (also home to the American Alpine Club, American Mountaineering Museum and other outdoor-focused non-profits).  Within walking distance of downtown Golden restaurants and amenities 
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation & sick leave, 12 paid holidays off plus 11 days between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Paid volunteer time off 
  • Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance 
  • Retirement plan with a percentage matched by employer 
  • Employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools 

 

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to development@cmc.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is October 1, 2016. No phone calls, please.

The Colorado Mountain Club is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law

 


Youth Education Program Manager 

 

We are seeking a full time program manager to oversee YEP Adventure courses. Adventure Courses are offered youth ages 9-18 to enroll in after school programming, weekend skills courses, and summer day camp or overnight camps. Learn more here 

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordination and delivery of all YEP Adventure Courses and Teen Ventures programming
  • Administration of YEP Adventure courses including participant registration and inquires, website management, confirmation packets, and participant screening
  • Lead instructor on YEP courses. 40% field time teaching with students, primarily in the summer
  • Lead instructor on most overnight multi-day courses. 3-5 trips per year
  • Manage part time and seasonal staff in the field on adventure courses
  • Work with program director to coordinate and lead summer staff training
  • Maintenance, cleaning and inspection of the YEP Vehicles. Overseeing the field instructor in this process during the summer
  • Report to the YEP Director and work within a small team to plan and evaluate YEP programming
  • Marketing and outreach of all YEP Adventure Courses and Teen Ventures programming
  • Implement YEP risk management policy with staff, and in the field. Participate in risk management planning and administration for the YEP department
  • Work with program director to oversee and manage equipment logging, tracking and inspection

 

Requirements

Highly organized and self-motivated with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Our ideal candidate will have a connection to our mission and be extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of the outdoor industry while being passionate about recreating in the mountains.  Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and perform gracefully under pressure is a must. Team player able to work independently with minimal supervision and be personally accountable for decisions. Able to collaborate with individuals and departments across the organization and have fun! 

  • 21 years or older, able to pass a background check and maintain a clean driving record
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience gained through work) – Preferred in Outdoor Education, Education, Natural  Sciences, Environmental Studies
  • At least 3 years experience in a related field, including work in the outdoor education sector
  • 3-5 years documented experience working with diverse populations in the outdoors in back-country and wilderness settings
  • AMGA SPI or equivalent required (Or the sufficient experience to obtain certification)
  • Wilderness First Responder required
  • Overnights and travel required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and savvy with social media and other communication platforms
  • Able to carry loads up to 45 pounds for up to 5 miles

 

Desired qualifications and experience

  • One year or more program management experience
  • AIARE Avalanche level one certification and experience leading groups in winter back-country environments
  • AMGA Rock Guide, Aspirant Rock Guide, or Rock Instructor Certification
  • Swift Water Rescue Certification or experience in flat &/or swift water instruction
  • Leave No Trace Master Educator Certification

 

Salary and Benefits

CMC offers a fun and exciting work atmosphere. We also offer generous employee benefits, including

  • The starting salary range for this position will be based on experience and qualification
  • Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center (also home to the American Alpine Club, American Mountaineering Museum and other outdoor-focused non-profits).  Within walking distance of downtown Golden, Clear Creek, trails restaurants and amenities
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation & sick leave, 12 paid holidays off plus 11 days between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Paid volunteer time off program
  • Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance
  • Retirement plan with a percentage matched by employer
  • Employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools

 

- Position open until filled-

Submit a resume, cover letter, and detailed log of professional outdoor experience via email to hollybarrass@cmc.org (No phone calls please) 


Job Description | Membership Intern Fall 2016

Type: Membership Intern

Reports to: Membership Manager

Purpose: The Membership Intern will support the membership department in creating a superior customer experience for the active, adventure-loving members of the Club. Projects will be centered on member acquisition, retention, and communication.

Overview: This outstanding individual will be self-motivated with the ability to follow through simultaneously on various projects.  The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and superior written and verbal skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver terrific customer service to our members, volunteers, guests, and community members 
  • Connect members and non-members to the resources they need to participate in CMC activities
  • Run membership reports, schedule logistics, and use email marketing software to communicate with members
  • Develop supporting materials for Groups (slideshows, manuals, marketing handouts, etc.)
  • Assist with outreach and promotional events
  • Data management and entry
  • Assist with membership mailing

Requirements:

  • Minimum of college level Sophomore; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Knowledge of and significant interest in customer service, nonprofit membership and data management
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows
  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite, Content Management Systems and Customer Relationship Management, a plus

Skills:

  • Self-motivated with strong problem solving skills and initiative and motivation to research
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in outdoor recreational nonprofit 
  • High energy and a passion towards improving the customer experience
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The Membership Intern works between 12-20 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date October 2016 with a 3-month commitment
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

How To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Shockey at LaurenShockey@cmc.org.  Subject line: Membership Services Intern.  No phone calls please.


Job Description | Marketing Intern Fall 2016

Type: Marketing Intern

Reports to: Communications and Digital Marketing Specialist

Purpose: The Marketing Intern will organize and complete tasks for the membership and marketing department in support of the goals of the Colorado Mountain Club.

Overview: This outstanding individual will be self-motivated with the ability to follow through simultaneously on various projects.  The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and superior written, photo/video and verbal skills. In addition to marketing and communications initiatives, duties will include supporting membership projects.

Responsibilities:             

  • Coordinate and organize CMC presence at events
  • Help build and curate a CMC photo database (digital asset management)
  • Create short 15-second videos for social media and longer videos for YouTube
  • Update website content using content management system
  • Send and analyze e-mail marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate with department directors and statewide groups on marketing needs
  • Draft and edit marketing copy for print and web use
  • Assist in social media content management  (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog)
  • Provide administrative support for membership services
  • Aid membership in customer service
  • Special projects as assigned

Education/Work Experience:

  • Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience
  • Knowledge of and significant interest in marketing, communications, advertising, events and nonprofit membership a bonus

Recommended Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiar with web content management, e-mail marketing and social media best practices
  • Strong photography and video skills

Hours & Compensation:

  • This is an unpaid internship offering valuable experience in the nonprofit sector
  • The Marketing Intern works between 8-16 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule are flexible
  • Preferred start date October 2016 with a 3-month commitment
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers
  • The CMC can coordinate with accredited universities to provide credit for hours completed

To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jeffgolden@cmc.org.

The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.