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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Colorado Mountain Club!

Organization Overview

The Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering education, conservation and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public since 1912. The CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor recreation. The Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor playground.

The CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

 

STAFF POSITIONS

Member Experience Coordinator(s)

 

PART TIME & SEASONAL POSITIONS

Wilderness Stewardship Fellow

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Contact a CMC department director to inquire about internships.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Education Program Volunteer

Please complete the YEP Volunteer Application and along with your resume send to staceyh@cmc.org.


 Member Experience Coordinator(s)

About the Colorado Mountain Club: The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is the state’s leading organization dedicated to education, recreation, and conservation. Founded in 1912, the CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events, and schools centered on the outdoors. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. We are your Colorado outdoor community.

The Mission Statement for the CMC was adopted in 1912 and has remained unchanged for over 100 years:

  • To unite the energy, interest and knowledge of the students, explorers and lovers of the mountains of Colorado;
  • Collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation;
  • Stimulate public interest in our mountain areas;
  • Encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery;
  • Render readily accessible, the alpine attractions of this region.

For more information about the Club, please visit www.cmc.org.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual to provide an amazing experience for the whole CMC community from prospective members to members that have been with the CMC for decades. These individuals will be able to create fun, inspiring, and interactive events designed to provide an incredible experience and bring members together to connect with each other and have plentiful opportunities to engage further with the CMC overall.

In addition to providing the ongoing experiences noted above, this role will be responsible for some of the following which will be divided between this role and another Coordintaor on the team; help out with Member support/issue resolution, monthly/weekly membership analytics, external communications, some marketing/blog creation (with support from the Marketing team), and various other tasks that support the overall membership experience and move the team towards achieving the goals of the Membership department and organization as a whole.

This role will require some evenings, weekends, and likely some travel across the state of Colorado. We believe it is important to balance work life and personal space in order maintain a fresh, creative, and engaged team. We encourage and support flexible hours to achieve this result.

This team member must be well-organized. Communication skills, attention to detail, and an authentic enthusiasm for the CMC’s mission are critical and the primary path to success.  We believe in living the mission of the Club so, a passion for outdoor recreation and some area of mountain-craft are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Membership Events and Experiences
    • Understand requirements for each experience
    • Plan and execute member events
    • Book venues and schedule speakers
    • Oversee event and experience happenings and act quickly to resolve problems
    • Evaluate experience’s success and work to continuously improve CMC offerings
    • Integrally involved in re-vamping our new/prospective member experience
  • Marketing/Blogs (with support from Marketing team)
    • Work to help promote publications as part of an effort to increase our e-commerce footprint
      • Create blog posts
      • E-mail promotions
      • Help with new book launches
    • General marketing for experiences through social, e-mail, and other creative means to promote
  • Membership Support
    • Provide customer service by answering phones, returning calls, responding to e-mails to resolve member issues and provide top notch customer service
    • Review current Member benefits and work with our Development team and partners to:
      • Identify and obtain new member benefits
      • Ensure listing of benefits is up to date
      • Effectively communicate benefits of Membership to our community
    • Monthly/Weekly reporting of membership progress towards department goals
      • Update weekly/monthly reporting for review by Membership team leadership and work with them to implement improvements or identify areas of concern
  • Note: this role, as defined here, is new and will evolve over time so this is not be a complete list of responsibilities. These responsibilities will be divided between the successful candidate and another member of the team based on best fit determined together with the team based on skills and interest.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bilingual Spanish speaking strongly preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or interest in learning
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Experience in content creation, social media experience in a professional setting, or other marketing experience
  • Great writing skills with examples to be provided during the interview/application process

Compensation:

CMC will offer the successful candidate a competitive compensation and benefits package, comparable to a nonprofit our size. Salary range for this position is: $35,000-$45,000, however current budget allows for us to bring this position on between $35,000 and $40,000 to start.

Application Process:

Cover letter and resume should be sent to jacobmccracken@cmc.org. Top candidates will be contacted in the second half of April for a preliminary phone interview. No calls, please.

Non-Discrimination:

Colorado Mountain Club firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity of all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected category, pursuant to applicable federal state or local law.

 


Wilderness Stewardship Fellow

Position Location: Gunnison, CO

Colorado Mountain Club is accepting applications for a Wilderness Stewardship Fellow position in the Gunnison District of the GMUG National Forest. The CMC Steward will utilize CMC’s RIMS mobile app to collect data on visitor use to support Gunnison District in inventorying and monitoring opportunities for solitude in the district’s Fossil Ridge Wilderness. Each assessment will include GPS coordinates, metrics on the type of visitor use, and photos. The position will collect data on the visitor use, and opportunities for solitude while recreating and camping in the Wilderness area. The position will recruit, train and engage volunteers and coordinate volunteer service projects. 

Applicants should have a strong desire to actively engage in a conservation-focused program that will train, challenge and support participants’ growth and development in their pursuit of meaningful careers in the conservation field. The position will be directly trained and supervised by Forest Service personnel.

Position Responsibilities

  • Utilize CMC’s RIMS mobile app for inventorying and monitoring visitor use.
  • Recruit, engage and train volunteers and coordinate volunteer service projects.
  • Coordinate logistics with land management agency personnel.
  • Positively interact with all user groups of public lands throughout the region.
  • Communicate with agency personnel, CMC staff, project partners and volunteers in a timely manner.
  • Efficiently complete trail and conservation projects in a variety of environmental conditions, including adverse weather and terrain.
  • Complete paperwork assigned by agency personnel and CMC staff.
  • Compile reports of the RIMS data collected.
  • Utilize and engage in USFS and CMC risk management strategies.

Qualifications

  • Physically fit and able to work long days in adverse conditions.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Capacity to professionally communicate in complex situations.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing work conditions and/or priorities.
  • Good driving record must hold a valid driver’s license and have a personal vehicle for work travel (mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.57/mile).
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, talk and listen.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to hike in steep, rugged and remote terrain up to 15 miles per day.
  • Must be able to speak, understand, read and write English. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with conservation work such as trail work, restoration work, etc.
  • Wilderness medicine training.
  • Experience teaching, facilitating and team-building with diverse groups of people.
  • Participation in outdoor activities, work, lifestyle and/or pursuits.
  • Knowledge of land management agencies operations and expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or college coursework with a focus on natural resources.

Time Commitment & Compensation

  • Pay: $18/hour
  • Program Duration: *Seasonal*, 12 weeks of work, June through September 2022.
  • Project Staging Area: GMUG -Gunnison Ranger District
  • Project Locations: Fossil Ridge Wilderness
  • Hours: 40/week (field-based)
  • Work environment: 100% outdoor, field-based work with exposure to remote work and camp locations, inclement weather, and extensive physical work duties. Worksites are frequently in the backcountry and may require backpacking into the worksite. This position will focus primarily on completing solitude monitoring, including camping.
  • Status: Position(s) will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to kendallchastain@cmc.org

CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law. *A seasonal worker is defined as a person who works for an employer who conducts business only during a defined period of time. Seasonal workers may also be hired in an occupation that operates only for a defined period of time. The season as defined by this job position is May through August 2022. Seasonal workers cannot collect unemployment benefits based on wages paid for the seasonal employment unless they are out of work during the specified season. Seasonal workers who work outside the season are no longer considered seasonal workers and may be able to collect unemployment benefits based on the seasonal wages.