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
Director of Education
|Required Experience:||5 year(s)|
|Salary Range:||Not available|
Posted 7 hours ago
⏵ 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