Director of Education

Golden Colorado
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 hours ago

The Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering conservation, education and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public since 1912. The CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor playground.

We're looking for a Director of Education to take on the following:


⏵ Modernize and expand CMC mountain sport course offerings

⏵ Implement UIAA standards across all CMC Schools, coordinating with the Mountain Education Alliance partners

⏵ Plan and execute the annual Volunteer Leadership Conference

⏵ Provide high-quality and relevant training, continuing education, and recognition to our volunteer instructors and trip leaders

⏵ Maintain oversight and leadership of the Technical Climbing Schools (TCS) committee

⏵ Coordinate and facilitate training for TCS instructors in their technical disciplines

⏵ Assist CMC Schools with curriculum development and scholarship programs

⏵ Work with the Permit Program Coordinator to provide adequate access for CMC programming on public lands

⏵ Build strong relationships with land managers for hosting CMC courses on public lands around Colorado

⏵ Liaise with the Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors to drive statewide risk management work to meet organizational objectives

⏵ Oversee the CMC Climbing wall, including maintenance, inspection, policy, and procedure


⏵ Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management role in an outdoor education position.

⏵ A proven track record of successful program management and leadership.

⏵ Strong technical experience and working knowledge of CMC’s core activities: hiking, climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and skiing. AMGA certifications or equivalent competency is a plus.

⏵ Understand, champion, and follow appropriate outdoor education risk management protocols.

⏵ Diplomacy skills to manage/motive/lead vested volunteers.

⏵ Experience hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.

⏵ Experience managing remote teams.

⏵ Experience developing online learning platforms is desired.

⏵ Experience building and managing budgets.

⏵ Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.

⏵ Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise, including staff and volunteer leaders

⏵ Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.

⏵ Self-reliant, great problem solver, and results oriented.

⏵ Rock solid computer skills including Office 365

⏵ Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.

⏵ Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

⏵ Frequent out-of-town, overnight travel and weekend and evening work is required.
Health insurance, vision, dental, life & disability, outdoor prodeals with discounts on gear, discounts to all CMC courses, retirement pal with percentage match from CMC, generous PTO