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Community Relations Analyst

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of professional career opportunities at our corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado. Our corporate headquarters team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more about positions at our corporate office. Visit www.vailresortscareers.com 


Job Summary:

The Community Relations (CR) Analyst will report to the Senior Manager of Community Relations and support the Senior Director of Community Relations and the Community Relations team. The CR Analyst will provide research support and data analysis, track developments in our communities and help ensure effective communication and outreach strategy for Company leaders engaging with key stakeholders in the communities in which we operate. The CR Analyst will assist in developing tools, processes, and systems to support Company leaders in their community relations work.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of strategies, practices, and tools in support of resort and company leader outreach and engagement to key stakeholders in our mountain resort communities on a wide variety of issues relating to resort operations and long-range community planning;
  • Analyze policy proposals, research studies, and other relevant materials to identify emerging issues and recommend engagement and outreach strategies to the Community Relations team;
  • Contribute to a data-driven system to monitor the Company’s engagement efforts and report key findings;
  • Contribute to specific projects, track and follow up on assigned tasks, and meet project deadlines;
  • Review and analyze information from county commissions, town councils, planning and environmental boards and commissions and other community groups.
  • Monitor public statements by elected officials and media stories for relevant information;
  • Monitor news reports related to Vail Resorts, individual resort communities, local communities and relevant issues (e.g. “minimum wage”)
  • Conduct research and prepare fact sheets related to data that helps support resort-based CR teams CR objectives:
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Compile and maintain a database of key internal (resort) and external (community) contacts


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience in community or government relations
  • Strategic and entrepreneurial professional with 3-5 years of relevant policy experience;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications and other project management tools
  • Experience conducting research, analysis and otherwise contributing to and tracking complex projects and supporting successful program outcomes, development, and expansion;
  • Creative, high-energy, and positive team player who seizes new opportunities;
  • An agile and flexible thinker, with the ability to quickly learn new areas of the business;
  • An adept written and verbal communicator, capable of distilling complex information into concise summaries supporting thoughtful, well-reasoned recommendations
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional service to team members and other Company stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under high pressure conditions and to successfully handle urgent situations with patience and diplomacy;
  • A resourceful self-starter, results and success-oriented, with the ability to ensure timely follow through by company employees;
  • Willingness to travel to the company’s various resorts, including some overnight travel;
  • Must have a passion for the resort communities in which we operate and the company mission of providing the "experience of a lifetime"
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams and Smartsheet



  • Understanding of the unique issues facing rural and mountain communities, including workforce and economic development, affordable housing, transit, seasonal economies, and other long-range community planning issues


 The budgeted range starts at $60,000 - $73,450.  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.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. 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. 

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 338619

Nearest Major Market: Denver