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Program Director, Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA), Spring Valley & Breckenridge*

Employer
Colorado Mountain College
Location
Glenwood Springs, CO

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Program Director, Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA), Spring Valley & Breckenridge*

About Colorado Mountain College

Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is also integrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by those same communities.

Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning college that has a highly entrepreneurial spirit and deep commitment to every learner – from first-generation college students and new-traditional and adult learners to academically motivated students seeking a more traditional liberal arts education – all within a robust and highly personalized learning environment.

Visualize applying your energy and skills to an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitive compensation and benefits while encouraging every team member to renew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, and world-class outdoor recreation.

Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campus locations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains.

Our vision

Colorado Mountain College aspires to be the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of its beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.

The college

CMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-mission institution offering 136 academic programs ranging from bachelor’s and associate degrees, specialized certificates, and a wide range of online, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well as extensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnership with neighboring school districts.

Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seeking students earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’s Latinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 29%, making CMC a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). CMC courses are highly personal and many are experiential by design, each with a maximum registration of 25 students.

Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen, Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, downtown Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the Vail Valley, and Salida. Of these locations, three are “traditional” residential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs; students in Breckenridge (and coming soon – in Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Spring) have access to college-owned apartment-style housing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on average serving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.

The majority of the college’s financial support comes from local property taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC is uniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused, and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’s Central Services office, which provides administrative support to all campus locations, is located in historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town from which CMC originally launched in 1965.

Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about CMC, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.

Our commitment to an environment where everyone belongs

Our college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improve learning and working environments that welcome everyone. We are deeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas, improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect, and ensuring that every learner and team member has equal opportunities for personal and professional success.

The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retaining of a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds, characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at the college. CMC therefore values applicants who demonstrate prior accomplishments, training, and a commitment to the concepts of inclusive and equitable practices, as well as an understanding of historic and current social issues that impact groups of different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awareness about pressing societal issues, develop individual critical thinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathy toward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other factors. Our goal is to deliver highly personalized teaching methods and effective student support services that enable students to achieve their goals, regardless of academic or financial barriers.

Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate a commitment and competence to work effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.

For more information about CMC, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu.

The position

The Program Director is responsible for the administration and leadership of the CLETA program and oversees faculty and all aspects of the program. Under the supervision of the Dean of Allied Health, Public Safety, Wellness and Outdoor Studies, the Program Director for CLETA is responsible for providing general oversight of program offerings at multiple campuses, to include responsibility for structured guidance around consistency of practices in risk management in the Training Academy across the college.

The Program Director provides instructional and administrative leadership and support to the program and all related areas of the College. This position reports directly to the Dean of Allied Health, Public Safety, Wellness and Outdoor Studies, and works directly with faculty and collaboratively with the campus academic and student affairs supervisors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring that offerings of the program articulate with CMC’s mission, vision, strategic plan and institutional learning outcomes as well as state and national standards; handling budget, hiring and support of faculty, coordination of program accreditation applications/renewals and program activity reporting, leading program advisory committee meetings, outreach, marketing, & recruiting activities, and program assessment.

The program director provides instructional and administrative leadership and support to the assigned program areas college wide. This position assists (as needed) with recruiting, contracting, orientations, and evaluations of instructors; facilitates with the instructional design of schedules for courses; curriculum and catalog updates; works with faculty across the college to ensure consistency of curricular and learning outcomes for students; manages all aspects of the program budgets to comply with CMC standards; attends program advisory committee meetings for the disciplines, and coordinates program and discipline assessment. In conjunction with college leadership and designated campus VPs, the program coordinator also serves as a liaison with relevant external agencies in the CMC service area to ensure compliance with regulatory matters and ensures the programs meet the needs of the communities served.

With regard to instructional risk management practices, this position will be responsible for developing, evaluating, and maintaining consistent risk management policies and procedures, in conjunction with the Risk Management office, faculty, and instructional leadership across the college. Risk Management duties for CLETA courses will include identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational risks. They will also be responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining contingency plans to deal with emergencies in the instructional spaces across the CLETA programming.

This program director is a year-round administrative, non-faculty, staff position. The incumbent must be qualified to be credentialed to teach in the assigned areas, however, is not assigned a faculty rank. This position will have teaching assignments, as well as oversight during guest lecturers, community member presentations, and some adjunct lead instruction times.

Hiring range = $102,567.89 - $113,654.32 annual salary depending upon a combination of education and experience. Excellent benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, annual & sick time, mental health resources, healthy lifestyle benefits, affordable transitional housing may be available to the successful candidate based on eligibility and availability, relocation if applicable. CMC utilizes a wage progression compensation model that accounts for a candidate’s skill and experience. Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

*This position oversees the CLETA program college-wide and will support both Spring Valley and Breckenridge campuses. This position may hold an office at either location.

View/download job description including hiring salary range: Program Director, CLETA

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position required. Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in the program, or eligible to be credentialed to teach in the program. Examples of idea qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Safety, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or related fields from an accredited college or university and two years’ experience 4,000 hours verifiable work experience within the last 7 years) in one of the above listed fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with, and demonstrated sensitivity to an understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Teaching Experience: One-year full-time teaching experience or equivalent as part time instructor.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Safety, Public Administration, Law Enforcement related fields from an accredited college or university

Experience in teaching, training, and leadership in the field of law enforcement. Experience as a community college instructor in one or more law enforcement related disciplines. Management experience in public safety/law enforcement

Higher education teaching and administration experience is preferred. A candidate with full-time higher education teaching experience is preferred.

Special Skills or Attributes: Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) certified or completion of P.O.S.T. certification within the first 6 months of employment required; P.O.S.T. supervisory experience in law enforcement and instructor certification in one or more of the three P.O.S.T. skill areas preferred. Valid Colorado driver’s license required.

Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These values reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, collaborative partner, and community member in our trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities strongly preferred.

To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

External Applicants: Apply Online

Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp or by searching in Learning Hub for instructions on applying for a full-time position as an internal applicant.

Position anticipated to close on January 7, 2024, or until filled.

Organization

Colorado Mountain College has eleven locations across 12,000 square miles in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect place to begin an education and explore options for the future.

We offer bachelor’s degrees, liberal arts and science associates degrees, certificate programs, occupational training, lifelong learning and customized business training.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has recognized CMC as in the top 13% of two-year colleges in the U.S. for exceptional student performance and outcomes. The college was also ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. And CMC was rated #1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates.

Size & Coverage

  • Founded 1965: Classes started 1967
  • College type: Public bachelor’s and associate’s degree-granting institution
  • Governance: locally-controlled, property tax-supported college, governed by a seven member elected board of trustees
  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission
  • Economic Impact: 1,178 FTE jobs in the nine-county region, $46.2 million in earnings; and $65.4 million in regional economic output annually
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation: Assets are $14 million, largest gift $4 million, total raised since incorporation $36.9 million, governed by 15 directors who are also generous donors
  • District & service area: 12,000 square miles
  • Counties served: 9 including Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Garfield, Pitkin, Summit, Chaffee, Routt
  • Number of students attending annually: Over 20,400
  • Full-time faculty: 112
  • College-wide student/teacher ratio: 12 to 1

Uniquely CMC

  • CMC ranked #17 out of nearly 800 community colleges in the country for successful graduation and transfer rates— CNN/Money
  • Third most affordable public four-year degree in the country— U.S. Department of Education
  • The Isaacson School for New Media is named for digital communications pioneer and author Walter Isaacson
  • Eight athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games studied at Colorado Mountain College
  • First Ski and Snowboard Business degree and first national certification for snowsports sales, marketing and retail in partnership with SnowSports Industries America (SIA)
  • America’s only certification in ski lift & ropeway maintenance
  • Veterinary Technology graduates had a 100% pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Examination for three of the past five years
  • Culinary students have been Colorado State Champions seven times
  • Professional Photography students have won awards at the prestigious annual College Photographer of the Year Awards for the past three years
  • Programs in Sustainability Studies
  • Resort Management Professor Terry Hunter was honored with the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s national award for hospitality training and education
  • CMC generates 220 kilowatts of solar-powered electricity with five on-campus photovoltaic installations
  • CMC has signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Enrollment & Graduation Statistics

Top degree programs by enrollment:

  1. Associate of Arts (AA)
  2. Associate of Science (AS)
  3. Associate of Arts in Business (AA)
  4. Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  5. Emergency Medical Tech Basic (COP)
  6. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS)

3,785 full-time credit students

Average part-time student: 38 years of age

Average full-time student: 24 years of age

85% of students are from Colorado

Workforce training and Customized Business Services trained 1,200 people during 2012-13 in supervisory & leadership skills, computers, workplace team-building, CPR certification, and more.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado Mountain College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

Find out about current full time openings at CMC: www.coloradomtn.edu/employment

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Telephone
970-945-8691
Location
Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs
CO
81601
US

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