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Benefits Manager (Remote)

Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Specifications: 

  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Other Specifics: Remote 


Job Summary:

The Benefits Manager is responsible for the daily oversight of our health & welfare benefits and policies, ensuring ongoing compliance and that strategic goals are supported by the current programs.  The manager will lead projects including, but not limited to, Open Enrollment, vendor implementation, and PeopleSoft updates.  The Manager oversees the coordinators and specialists on the Benefits team and supports them in completion of their responsibilities and their ongoing development.  The Manager will partner with the Director of Benefits to support Company & HR strategy and ensure team alignment.   The Manager must be passionate about how Benefits can elevate the employee experience to drive Vail Resorts growth and profitability around the world. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Own benefit vendor implementations, renewals, and ongoing management of current vendor partners.
  • Manage ongoing annual activities such as Open Enrollment, 5500 filings, Form 1095 creation & distribution, ACA reporting, and Lifetime Ski Pass administration.
  • Ensure ongoing Benefit related system updates are completed successfully with a focus on automation and efficiency.
  • Manage talent by training, supporting, developing, and appraising job results of the Benefit Coordinators and Specialists.
  • Ensure compliance for benefit related programs and policies.
  • Develop communication regarding policies, programs and benefits to be delivered to HR, managers, and employees.
  • Successfully drive philosophical and program changes through the organization, in conjunction with an evolving Benefits and Company strategic plan.
  • Support integration related activities for newly acquired resorts or properties.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience.  
  • 5+ years corporate experience in an employee benefits role
  • Experience working with external vendors.
  • Experience working with finance.
  • Experience working with both internal and external legal counsel
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • PC skills with the Microsoft suite including, Access, Excel, Word required and knowledge of PeopleSoft HR system, Service Now, and SharePoint preferred.



  • Be knowledgeable about traditional employee benefits with a solid understanding about trends in the industry.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead enterprise-wide projects aligning all stakeholders.
  • Helps build and maintain a productive and supportive work environment allowing team members development opportunities.
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy and committed to excellence and quality.
  • Complete analysis of plan performance to determine areas of opportunity.
  • Looks for ways to improve the current benefit program and processes. 
  • Makes timely decisions, uses consensus when possible and communicates effectively to other team members and leadership.
  • Is able to sort through issues, seek input from other in order to identify and address the root cause of issues.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner, is punctual at work and in meetings.  Shows consistent effort.
  • Handles pressure well, adjusts plans to meet change needs and acts on opportunities.
  • Team player with the ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment
  • Enjoys working independently in a fast paced environment
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.


The budgeted range starts at $80,000 - $97,700 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 458587

Nearest Major Market: Denver