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Current Openings

 

Director of Safety & Operations

Youth Education - Schools and Groups Program Manager

Youth Education Intern - Winter 2017

Membership Intern - Fall 2016

Marketing Intern - Fall 2016


Director of Safety and Operations

** LISTING REPOSTED DUE TO ERROR IN ORIGINAL POSTING. NEW DEADLINE DECEMBER 2, 2017. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS ENCOURAGED TO REAPPLY. **

The Colorado Mountain Club (“CMC”), a 501©3 corporation was founded in 1912 and is one of leading outdoor organizations in the country supporting education, conservation and guided adventure. The CMC is seeking a Director of Safety and Operations who will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Board of Director’s and its Risk Management, Safety & Schools Committee.  Working from the CMC offices located in the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO, the Director of Safety & Operations will serve as a member of the senior management team.

The ideal candidate should possess most if not all of the following skill sets:

  • Be an active climber, mountaineer and outdoor enthusiast who understands and connects with the mission of the CMC.
  • Experience with training of staff, volunteers and outdoor curriculum development.
  • Experience with risk management review, program evaluations or assessments,
  • Incident investigation, review/root cause analysis, crisis response, crisis communications.
  • Relevant AMGA certifications and other applicable training.
  • Possesses strong connections or familiarity with other partners such as AMGA, guide Services and Climbing Schools, NOLS, Outward Bound, AAC or other mountain clubs, travel companies, outdoor gear manufacturers.
  • Significant experience effectively recruiting volunteers and working in partnership with volunteers.

Safety Related Duties

  • Serve as primary State office liaison to all CMC Groups on issues related to schools, training, incident review, etc.
  • Lead incident investigations in partnership with the CMC State Risk Management Committee and various Group Safety & Leadership Committees.
  • Train Group Safety & Leadership Committees in incident analysis as needed.
  • Convene on a regular basis the State Risk Management Committee and recommend new potential members to the Committee.
  • Lead the update of CMC school instructor and trip leader training manuals.
  • Coordinate statewide wilderness medicine trainings, snow science/avalanche trainings, technical skill trainings, leader trainings, etc.
  • Manage the American Mountaineering Center climbing wall and all necessary safety inspections
  • Coordinate periodic audits of the CMC’s insurance coverage to ensure adequate coverage of outdoor programs.  
  • Conduct risk management reviews of CMC in-state trips and adventure travel trips (domestic and international).

 

Operations Related Duties

  • Work with public land managers to secure required permitting on public lands (Fed, State, County, City) so CMC schools may continue offering field courses. Build relationships with USFS District offices and other public land managers to stay abreast of permit issues and annual deadlines.
  • Oversee school instructor and trip leader training statewide.
  • Coordinate curricula and fees between Group schools across the state.
  • Serve as primary contact with guide services & concessionaires being utilized by CMC schools and other programs.   Conduct due diligence on each to ensure proper liability coverage, training standards, customer service, etc.
  • Lead the adoption within CMC outdoor schools of clear educational standards and curricula that fit with good practices in the industry, meet national standards and parallel peer mountain clubs in America.
  • Assist Coordinate school gear needs, pro deal orders, instructor recognition gift orders
  • Manage private in positioning the American Mountaineering Center as one of a several “National Training Centers” in the US.
  • Manage customer satisfaction surveys of CMC courses and trips
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, produce and track progress against annual safety/risk management goals
  • On a quarterly basis, report to the CMC Risk Management Committee updates on items such as incidents, incident trends, safety and risk management concerns, progress towards to annual safety/risk management goals, etc.
  • Working with CMC Groups & Schools, produce an annual Safety/Risk management report.

 

Adventure Travel Program Duties

  • Secure permitting for Adventure Travel Program on public lands (Fed, State, International)
  • Oversee Adventure Travel program trip leader training
  • Review CMC trips and customer surveys of trips and trip leaders.
  • Manage private guide & concessionaires being utilized by AT domestically and internationally.   Conduct due diligence on each to ensure proper liability coverage, training standards, customer service, etc.
  • Work with volunteer AT committee and CMC Marketing Staff to market the AT program to CMC member and the general public.

Qualifications:

The CMC seeks an experienced and ambitious outdoor 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 have a connection to our mission, be highly knowledgeable about the outdoor industry, and passionate about recreating in the mountains.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience gained through professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within outdoor education, guiding service, or related fields. 
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Track record of partnering with individuals and other organizations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and savvy with social media and other communication platforms.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional experience in the outdoor industry highly preferred.
  • Able to collaborate with staff across the organization and have fun!

Salary & Benefits:

CMC offers a competitive salary and a fun, flexible 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 humanresources@cmc.org with “Director of Safety & Operations” in the subject line.  Position is open until filled with preference given to applications received by December 2, 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.


Youth Education - Schools and Groups Program Manager

 

We are seeking a full time program manager to oversee YEP School and Group Programs. YEP works with schools and community groups across the Colorado Front Range to deliver year-round experiential and outdoor education. During the school year YEP provides field trips and outreach to schools, as well as after school and enrichment programming for non-profit and educational community partners. YEP serves thousands of youth throughout the school year, enriching students’ academic, social and emotional development. Over the summer YEP contracts with schools and groups to provide week-long outdoor education camps for youth.

Responsibilities

  • Report to the YEP Director and work within a small team to plan, deliver and evaluate YEP programming
  • Scheduling and registration of all YEP School & Group programs, including school year field trips, outreach programs and summer camps
  • Coordination, administration and delivery of all YEP School and Group Programs - communicate with teachers and administrators; plan progressive curriculum; create program schedules, contracts and weather back-ups as necessary; track demographic & evaluation data
  • Facilitating and coordinating individual school and district partnerships
  • Work with director to train & supervise YEP Lead Instructors and interns
  • Manage part time and seasonal staff in the delivery of educational programming
  • Lead instructor on YEP courses. 50% field time teaching with students during the school year.
  • Maintain up to date, academically relevant curriculum materials; update curriculum as needed
  • In collaboration with the YEP Director, allocate and track grant funding, assist with grant writing as needed, implement and maintain systemic evaluations for partner programs

Requirements

Highly organized and self-motivated with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. With an ability to say yes and no, with understanding of when each is appropriate. Our ideal candidate will have a connection to our mission and be extremely knowledgeable about both scientific and recreational aspects of Colorado environments. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and perform gracefully under pressure is a must. Able to lead, collaborate, and grow with the needs of a multi-faceted program.

  • Must love working with youth!
  • 21 years or older, able to pass a background check and maintain a clean driving background.
  • 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 teaching experience working with diverse populations in the outdoors
  • Experience working within the public school system 
  • Knowledge of Colorado geology, ecology and weather patterns
  • Knowledge of and experience with teambuilding progressions and facilitation
  • Wilderness First Responder required
  • Able to carry loads up to 45 pounds for up to 5 miles
  • Some evenings, weekends and overnights required
  • Ability to provide personal transportation to and from the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO

Desired qualifications and experience

  • Experience leading youth in back-country and wilderness settings
  • Familiarity with Colorado Academic Standards & Next Generation Science Standards
  • Experience working with urban, low income and minority youth in challenging environments
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification
  • AIARE Avalanche level one certification and experience leading groups in winter back-country environments
  • LNT Master Educator Certification

Salary and Benefits

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

  • This is an exempt, full time, Salaried position. Salary range $32 - 36,000  
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation & sick leave, 12 paid holidays off plus 11 days between Christmas and New Year’
  • 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
  • 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

Applications open until December 5th, 2016

Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to hollybarrass@cmc.org

 

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.

 


Youth Education Intern - Winter 2017

 

Position Qualifications

  • Experience in natural science or related field
  • Experience working in outdoor hiking, climbing programs and winter recreation.
  • Experience teaching youth from diverse backgrounds in environmental education and/or adventure education. 
  • Sense of humor, ability to relate to school-age children and adults of all backgrounds; including class room behavior management.
  • Self-directed, innovative thinker. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill

Position Responsibilities 

  • Assistant Instruction rock climbing at the indoor wall at the American Mountaineering Center with youth.
  • Assistant Instructor for outdoor climbing and hiking with youth.
  • Assistant instructor for snowshoeing and winter avalanche safety programs 
  • Instruct curriculum for the Youth Education Program (YEP) Activities.
  • Experiential teaching, using models, props, games, and other hands-on teaching methods. Participants are children in grades K-12, and adult chaperones.  
  • Facilitate a positive, fun learning environment through appropriate classroom behavior management, language and teaching methods.
  • Prepare activities, materials, and equipment for programs as needed.  Clean-up program areas.
  • Provide curriculum feedback and ideas to the YEP program design team. 
  • Assist with general office Administration tasks for the YEP program

Requirements

  • 20 hours per week. January-March, 2017
  • Typical work day is 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Classes may vary from 4- 8 hours/day
  • This is an unpaid internship - travel stipend offered 
  • Pro-deals and a fun atmosphere and outdoor work. 
  • Ability to provide own transport to the American Mountaineering center in Golden, CO.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 10th, 2016

Submit a resume and a cover letter with your goals and expectations of the position via email to hollybarrass@cmc.org


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.