Director of Labor Relations

Date:  Jun 26, 2024

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts Corporate
Shift Type:  Year Round


Our mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, create the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We own and operate the most renowned destination resorts in the world as well as regional and local ski areas outside major cities, and connect them all through one unrivaled network. We are looking for ambitious leaders, innovators and creators to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).


Job Summary:

Vail Resorts seeks an experienced and savvy labor relations professional to join our L&E Legal Team as Director of Labor Relations. The L&E teams acts as strategic partners to all divisions of the Company on labor and employment issues, with a mission to serve the employee Experience of a Lifetime and empower the business by providing impactful legal advice, equitable investigations, and collaborative leadership. With this goal in mind, this role requires an agile, driven, and flexible problem solver, who can successfully drive the Company’s labor relations strategies, projects, and initiatives.


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Corporate - Broomfield, CO
  • The budgeted range starts at $175,000 - $205,000 + annual bonus + equity. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round
  • Other Specifics: Hybrid


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead labor-related programs, including campaigns, elections, collective bargaining, training, contract oversight, grievances/ULPs, workforce continuity, and other strategic initiatives.
  • Provide day-to-day advice to legal, human resources, and business teams on broad range of labor activities, including issue spotting, strategy, planning, compliance, and project execution.
  • Investigate and resolve labor-related grievances and charges, and consult with the internal investigations team in connection with investigations involving union employees.
  • Develop and drive strategic proactive labor programs aimed to improve the employee experience, and drive resource efficiency through scalable processes.
  • Train internal teams on traditional labor, union, and collective bargaining issues.
  • Manage outside counsel on labor issues, including grievances, arbitrations, and other legal proceedings.
  • Develop strong business acumen, stay abreast of ski industry trends and news, and grow industry relationships and expertise to influence positive change throughout Vail Resorts. 
  • Adhere to, support, and promote the Mission, Values, standards, and goals of the Company and Team.
  • Assist with and advise on additional employment law issues as needed.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor, with at least one active state bar admission (other qualifications, e.g., master’s degree, will be considered with extensive labor experience and proven track record for all Job Responsibilities)
  • Minimum 7 years of traditional labor relations experience, preferably in an in-house/corporate setting. 
  • Demonstrated labor relations leadership, including organizing, campaigns, elections, at-the-table bargaining, compliance, oversight, investigations, and NLRA/NLRB regulations and procedures.
  • Impeccable communication skills, high emotional intelligence, and a driven service mindset.
  • Creative problem solver with strong project management, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly under high pressure, meet deadlines, successfully multi-task, and to effectively handle dynamic situations with flexibility, patience, positivity, and tact.
  • High integrity and capability of building trust and credibility quickly with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Capacity to anticipate problems and key issues, and to exercise sound judgment in making reasonable decisions and appropriately escalating issues as necessary. 
  • Ability to succeed working both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Commitment to professional growth, enthusiasm, humility, humor, and receptivity to feedback culture.



  • Experience working with major corporations, including in the travel and entertainment industry. 
  • Experience working for NLRB.
  • Employment law experience.
  • Leadership experience.  


The expected Total Compensation for this role is $175,000 - $205,000 + annual bonus + equity. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Vail Resorts offers a ‘Hybrid’ work environment for Broomfield-based roles where employees must live within 50 miles of the Broomfield office and work on-site Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and have flexibility to work off-site on Mondays and Fridays.


Please note that the ability to work in person or off-site, 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 or off-site 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  501963
Reference Date: 06/24/2024 
Job Code Function:  
Job Type: Hybrid- Broomfield 

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