The College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a local district college with 11 campus locations spanning 12,000 square miles of the picturesque central Rockies. CMC offers five bachelor’s degrees, 54 associate degrees, and 77 certificate programs as well as on-line degree programs, a wide range of non-credit and life-long learning courses, and extensive dual enrollment opportunities through close partnerships with dozens of school districts. CMC prepares Colorado’s workforce through apprenticeships, internships, experiential, and outdoor learning in beautiful mountain settings.

Uniquely financed largely by local property taxes, CMC is  positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, responsive to community and workforce needs, and in order to fulfill its vision to be “…the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of our beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.”

Colorado Mountain College is located in Steamboat Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs (downtown), Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Aspen, the Vail Valley, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista. Of these locations, our three campuses in Spring Valley, Leadville and Steamboat Springs are residential. The college’s Central Services administrative offices, which serve all other locations, are located in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college has been offering classes since 1967 and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2017.  To find out more about the history of the college, please visit: For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to:

Steamboat Springs

The community of Steamboat Springs is the county seat and the most populous city of Routt County. The economy of the region was originally based on ranching and mining, which still have a large presence in the area. Today, Steamboat Springs is an internationally known winter ski resort destination.

Among many traditional associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and certificates, students at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat have educational opportunities in hospitality and resort management, culinary management, sustainability studies, business, and a variety of offerings integrated with industry need in  ski and snowboard business, marketing and technical programs.

Steamboat Springs is home to the Colorado Mountain College Ski Team, an associate member of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. RMISA is comprised of the Division 1 universities and colleges in the West and is the strongest college ski racing conference in the country.  CMC’s Women’s and Men’s Alpine teams have competed successfully at regional and national levels. The coed Alpine team competes through the season at regional and national competitive races.

The Position

Reporting to a designated campus administrator at the Steamboat Springs campus, the Ski Team Head Coach oversees the operation of the Colorado Mountain College competitive student ski team including athlete recruitment, management, and financial management; coaching effectiveness; and marketing.

The coach schedules and coordinates training, coaches at competition events; evaluates training programs, negotiates training venues and fee structures; develops, monitors, and manages budget and coordinates travel logistics. The coach is also responsible for coordinating marketing strategies and engaging in fundraising, sponsorship recruitment, and cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships, working collaboratively with partners such as the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

The coach monitors student academic progress and retention, ensures athlete/college agreement continuity, hires and supervises staff, and completes other duties as assigned.

In all work, the coach serves as an effective role model for college-age students, ensures safety and well-being of student athletes and ensures compliance with all regulatory and governing bodies rules and regulations.

Ideal Qualifications

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as an Associate Degree and three years related work experience.

Ideal candidates will have at least three years coaching experience with regional, national and international alpine competition, knowledge of NCAA/USSA/FIS rules and compliance, along with strong team building and communication skills

Special Skills, knowledge or abilities directly applicable to the position: Knowledge of outdoor athletic team sports management; snow skiing principles, practices, and methods; ski and mountain equipment, safety and rescue systems; team-building and facilitation; marketing, sales, and fundraising methods; budget administration and logistics management.

Ability to:  manage and coordinate multi-faceted activities; collaborate with diverse populations; communicate using excellent verbal and interpersonal skills; organize, prioritize, and work independently; qualify and maintain a Colorado driver’s license. The ski coach will be required to drive high occupancy vehicles for team transportation and events.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, strategic partners, and community members having diverse backgrounds.

This is a full time seasonal position (.8). The anticipated prorated hiring salary range is: $44,827 – $49,808.

For additional detail, please view/download the full position description: Ski Team Head Coach

Initial review of application material will begin June 25, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and list of three professional references. Colorado Mountain College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committee to diversifying its workforce.

External applicants: apply online

Internal applicants: please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp for instructions on applying for a full time position as an internal applicant.

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