Director of Academic Assessment and Planning

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
$66,972 -$74,412
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

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 uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, responsive to community and workforce needs, and 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 celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. To find out more about the history of the college during this milestone year, please visit: For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to:

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs sits at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. Originally inhabited by nomadic Ute Indian tribes, Glenwood Springs became fueled by tourism, coal mining, farming and ranching, commerce and outdoor recreation. Today, Glenwood Springs is the county seat and most populous city of Garfield County, Colorado. Glenwood Springs is home to the Colorado Mountain College Central Services Administrative team.

The Position

The Director of Academic Assessment & Planning leads and develops comprehensive academic assessment and institutional planning to support the College’s mission and strategic plan. This includes establishing a culture of assessment and review to fully engage student, faculty, and administration through the design and implementation of an effective and comprehensive college wide assessment plan. The Director coordinates academic assessment and planning activities with faculty and staff on all campuses and Central Services.

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

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities may be helpful.

Applicants should communicate a demonstrated ability to integrate complex assessment and institutional goals College-wide.

Travel throughout the CMC district will be required.

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Prerequisites for Position (Qualifications Standards):

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and three years related experience, or equivalent combination of formal education and experience in a field necessary to obtain the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as assessment, planning and/or evaluation. Post-Secondary experience preferred.

Special Skills or abilities related to position: Expertise directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Expertise in institutional and program level assessment, and educational outcomes. Proven collaboration with faculty.

Apply Online at Submit the required letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

Review of application material will begin September 25, 2017.