Executive Director of Information Technologies, Colorado Mountain College

Job description

The College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a public “open access” institution with 11 campuses and learning centers located across a nine-county service area – a geographic region spanning 12,000 square miles.  The college enrolls nearly 20,000 students and has 1,500 employees, making it one of the largest employers in the central mountain region. It specializes in programs needed in rural resort economies, such as police and firefighter training, emergency medicine (EMT), culinary/hospitality, teacher education, outdoor studies, ski area operations, nursing and others.  CMC is home to the Isaacson School for Media, Arts, and Communications and enjoys close relationships with local non-profit organizations and numerous school districts.

Founded in 1965 with a mission to provide a dynamic student-centered learning experience, Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. CMC students have gone on to become world renowned chefs, Pulitzer Prize winners, influential entrepreneurs, and award winning experts in their fields. For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.

The majority of CMC’s students are local and from other parts of Colorado; 15% come from out-of-state. CMC offers two- and four-year degrees as well as a range of specialized certificate programs, on-line learning, non-credit courses, and extensive dual enrollment programs through close partnerships with dozens of school districts.

CMC prepares Colorado’s workforce through apprenticeships, internships, experiential, and outdoor learning in beautiful mountain settings. The college 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.”

As a local district college, the college’s funding primarily comes from property taxes. With an annual operating budget of nearly $70 million, the college is governed by an elected Board of Trustees and is not part of the Colorado Community College System or the state’s comprehensive regional college/university system.

Colorado Mountain College supports campuses in Steamboat Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs (downtown), Glenwood Springs (Spring Valley), Aspen, the Vail Valley, Dillon, Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista. Three campuses are residential: Spring Valley, Leadville and Steamboat Springs. The college’s central administrative offices, which serve all other locations, are located in downtown Glenwood Springs.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs is the county seat and most populous city of Garfield County, Colorado. Glenwood Springs is home to the Colorado Mountain College’s central administrative office.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff, the Executive Director of Information Technologies provides executive-level vision, innovation, collaboration, leadership, and advocating for the strategic utilization of information technology across all areas of the college. A key role of this position is collaboration with the college’s executive team, campus leaders, internal constituent groups, vendors, and other external groups to further the vision and mission of the organization as it responds to the changing needs of the community. The Executive Director of Information Technologies participates in the formation of and manages college-wide policies and procedures that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the college’s information technology services and operations. The Executive Director of Information Technologies is the senior administrative, financial and managerial officer in charge of the college’s technology divisions. The incumbent will have direct supervisory responsibility of five professionals and indirect supervisory responsibilities for the entire IT department, including those located on college campuses.


Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with documented experience in information technologies and significant, demonstrable experience in major software and hardware systems procurement, network development and maintenance, and technology implementation. Demonstrated capabilities and experience in personnel management. Direct experience in directing and leading IT services in a complex, multi-site organization preferred.

Knowledge of: current IT applications, methods, standards, and trends for higher education; state-of-the-art computer hardware, software, data, voice and video communication network systems; state and federal laws, regulations and codes governing same; and knowledge of preparation and management of budgets.

Ability to: identify trends and exercise responsible judgment about the role of information services in higher education; manage and plan large-scale technology changes in a dynamic environment in support of organizational goals with broad institutional impact; address technical issues in both technical and non-technical terms; develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences; lead staff and instill a strong service orientation among departmental staff; analyze problems and identify alternative solutions; implement policy to effect a functional administrative delivery system; identify and respond to senior-level administrative issues and concerns with district-wide impact; ability to provide leadership in order to implement institutional and divisional goals; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties; and ability to exercise humor, teamwork, honesty and integrity in all aspects of work.

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 preferred.

The anticipated hiring salary range is $110,565.90 – $122,851.00 A comprehensive benefits program complements the base salary for a competitive total compensation package.

Apply online at www.coloradomtn.edu/employment. Initial review of application material will begin Monday, February 18, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s suitability with the requirements of the position and reasons for seeking the position, a resume that describes experience in personnel management and expertise in IT systems/software, and a list of not less than three professional references. Colorado Mountain College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversifying its workforce.

Please contact us with questions at [email protected]. To learn more about Colorado Mountain College go to: www.coloradomtn.edu




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Posted: 1/21/2019
Application Due: 3/22/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $110,565.90 - $122,851.00