Ski Area Operations/EMS Faculty, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville

Leadville, Colorado
$57,492 - $74,144
Mar 05, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

This full time faculty position begins in August 2018 with a 30 credit or 600 contact hour teaching load annually.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the Ski Area Operations, and Emergency Medical Services programs at the Leadville Campus. Courses may include Introduction to Ski Area Operations, First Aid for Ski Area Operations, Risk Management, Outdoor Emergency Care, Ropeway, and related areas. Use of heavy equipment in ski areas and trail maintenance will be part of the role of this position. Specific course load may be dependent on the qualifications of the selected candidate and program needs. Please see the CMC website for a full list of courses in these programs.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, recruiting, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are generally expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention. Additionally, this position assists with various Ski industry related events in Leadville and surrounding communities.

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

Conversational Spanish language abilities may be helpful.

Salary range: $57,492 - $74,144, depending upon education and experience. 


Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program or eligible to be credentialed. 

Examples of ideal qualifications include a background that would qualify a candidate to teach the needed Ski Area Operations courses and EMS courses. Relevant education and experience may include a combination of the following:

A minimum of  Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and 10,000 hours of verified, paid EMS work experience in the past five years is required; or Bachelor’s Degree and  4,000 hours of verified, paid EMS work experience in the past five years. Degree in directly related field preferred.

Nationally Registered EMT – Paramedic or State of Colorado EMT – Paramedic Certified. Experience with wilderness medicine or remote EMS care is a plus. Successful completion of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Division of EMS Administration, Instructor Course (or completion of this course within the first month of being in position) required.

Ten years or seven seasons of ski area/on mountain experience.

PSIA level 8 skiing/riding ability.

Ability to operate heavy equipment and snowmaking equipment as well as light maintenance of trail systems

Minimum of one year demonstrated teaching/training experience (or equivalent as adjunct faculty).

To apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

External applicants: apply online at

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

Review of application material will begin March 22, 2018.