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Director of Corporate Communications

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Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Job Classification: Year Round  

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Broomfield

 

Job Summary:

We are looking for a seasoned communications professional who’s passionate about telling our story externally and amplifying the issues facing our industry that require collective participation. The successful candidate will be both strategic and resourceful – able to dream up big ideas and execute on them. From securing high-profile earned media coverage to influential thought leadership opportunities, the ideal Director of Corporate Communications excels at media relations, issues management, strategic communications and leading & inspiring a team.

 

Responsibilities in this role:

  • Develop and drive a proactive communications strategy to promote the company’s corporate responsibility efforts
  • Provide strategic guidance to leaders across the company on communications surrounding corporate reputation initiatives
  • Manage the voice of Vail Resorts through owned channels, including website content and social media
  • Identify and secure thought leadership opportunities for the company’s senior leaders to amplify the company’s efforts
  • Build critical cross-functional relationships and alignment with key business partners, including Marketing, Community Relations, Government Relations, and Sustainability
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with national, local and endemic media and influencers
  • Serve as a key communications representative for the company; when necessary, act as spokesperson for interviews in print publications, television and radio

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Journalism, Communications or Marketing
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a communications role
  • Excellent writer able to draft nuanced communications on a variety of topics
  • Builds on strategic and innovative thoughts/ideas
  • Can simultaneously execute on multiple, overlapping projects
  • Continuously adapts to changes and effectively navigates through ambiguity; decides and acts without having the picture totally defined; appropriately changes strategy in response to new information
  • Drives for results – makes things happen and conveys a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates project/program management and analytical skills with the ability to identify and understand complex problems, make decisions, create plans and solutions, and take action
  • Effectively manages stakeholders
  • Experience with all forms of external communications channels, especially news media and social media
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including ability to work with people from various cultures and areas of the business; builds and maintains highly effective working relationships
  • Works effectively at the Executive level and with leadership teams across the organization
  • Demonstrates strong business and financial acumen

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

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.

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Requisition ID 213249


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