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Dir - IT - Security

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com



Summary of Job:

The Director of Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) & Privacy is responsible for developing, implementing, and operating a strategic, risk-based program for the GRC & Privacy domains of our Information Security & Privacy program. Our goal is to implement appropriate practices to protect the organization and its stakeholders while supporting our strategic objectives. This individual will work cross-functionally with IT and Business stakeholders to

  • Provide risk & control guidance,​
  • Create a risk aware & engaged culture​,
  • Review & challenge risk-based decisions, and​
  • Monitor risks & controls

The Director’s day-to-day activities include implementation and maintenance of our GRC & Privacy program, including but not limited to the following:

  • Governance & Risk Management (Policy Management, Security Awareness, Risk Assessment, 3rd Party Risk, Project Support, etc.)
  • Compliance (Control Design/Optimization, PCI, SOX, Policy Enforcement, Internal Audits, etc.)
  • Data Privacy (Program Operations including, but not limited to, Data Inventories, Data Subject Access Requests

The ideal candidate will have experience building, operating, and maturing effective programs to manage Governance, Risk, Compliance, & Privacy.

As a key addition to the Information Security & Privacy Leadership Team, reporting to the Senior Director of Information Security & Privacy, this individual play a critical role in coordinating strategy, obtaining results, sustaining excellence and nurturing team culture and growth. This is a leadership role with regular interactions with our CIO as well as many different IT and Business Leaders.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive:  Develop and drive ownership and accountability of GRC & Privacy objectives and supporting IT initiatives.
    • Drive clear, concise, aligned outcomes with senior business and technology leaders that balance risk with business objectives.
    • Provide cross-functional team leadership to ensure successful achievement of objectives.
    • Deliver projects and programs; facilitate agreement on objectives and success measures, provide overall project/program issue resolution and roadblock removal. 
  • Connect:  Inspire trust and build strong, authentic, productive relationships within the organization and with key stakeholders.  Effectively engage and collaborate with leaders across the organization to develop, define and build on innovative ideas and business priorities.
    • Act as a role model for developing and maintaining positive, collaborative stakeholder relationships.
    • Engage across the organization to quickly connect information and people to drive enterprise projects, programs and initiatives.
    • Understand stakeholder drivers and use that knowledge and those relationships to drive effective prioritization and roadmaps for delivery.
  • Develop:   Create an environment of continual improvement both inside and outside of direct team.
    • Be a Producer of Talent with individuals on your team and across the organization.
    • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop as a self-starter requiring little direction.  We are looking for someone who shows the potential to do more and is a natural leader.
  • Out Front: Anticipate the needs of leadership and facilitate as well as motivate those around you to identify solutions that both improve the security of our environment and advance business objectives.
    • Maintain an external network to ensure our organization continuously analyzes new threats, trends, innovations, etc. to ensure our strategy and priorities stay appropriately aligned.
    • Present balanced viewpoints of options and recommendations based on strong front-to-back understanding of existing capabilities and frameworks combined with a strong understanding of emerging technologies and best practices.
    • Be curious about our business and seek to understand.
  • Re-Imagine: Bring new ideas, methods, and approaches to Vail Resorts and this role.  Leverage own expertise to challenge the status quo and drive decisions and actions necessary to improve our business processes and related technology.
    • Evolve GRC & Privacy practices to meet an evolving landscape, support growth, and ensure future scalability.
  • Passion: Demonstrate an unyielding passion for the employee experience, culture, mission and vision.  Lead by example and inspire others to follow.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience including
    • Build and operate a successful program
    • proven ability to successfully lead and oversee critical projects and cross functional efforts
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of key concepts in Information Security, Risk Management, Compliance, Privacy
  • Successful regular exposure to Director/VP levels and above within IT and the Business
  • Understanding of corporate Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Privacy functions
  • Consistently demonstrated growth in their own skills & leadership.

The budgeted range starts at $140,400-$175,500 + annual bonus + equity.  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 317667

Nearest Major Market: Denver