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Senior Manager, Learning & Development

Date:  Nov 19, 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


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary
The Senior Manager, Learning & Development will support development and execution of the leadership development strategy that elevates the employee experience and builds a robust leadership pipeline to drive growth and profitability at Vail Resorts. This role will develop, coordinate, and execute initiatives aligned with our Talent strategy, including delivering scalable learning programs and curriculum to multiple stakeholder groups.


The most successful candidates have the following traits and competencies:

  • Thinks strategically, applying business insights to formulate and drive learning solutions that achieve organizational effectiveness.
  • An ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with cross functional partners.
  • A focus on producing high-performing, high potential talent
  • Champions the culture, while embracing regional and cultural differences in working styles.
  • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where he/she must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.
  • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the continued development of enterprise training curriculum to consistently improve and evolve our programs as we grow and scale the business
  • Leads large scale learning & development projects for the organization on time and on budget
  • Consults with stakeholders to assess learning and training needs, identify gaps and determine appropriate learning strategy
  • Implement evaluation strategy to demonstrate effectiveness and return on investment of all training
  • Support the needs assessment and development, gain organizational alignment, and oversee delivery and execution of our high potential development programs
  • Focus on delivering high impact training that maximizes learner participation, comprehension and application of the material utilizing technology, interaction, and innovative tactics
  • Establishes and maintains standards for content design, development, and delivery
  • Serve as the learning & development liaison for our Australia operations, ensuring alignment to enterprise standards, approach and priorities
  • Carry out regular audits on team performance, provide coaching and feedback to, suggest adjustments and improvements to best practice for the team
  • Lead the Manager, Learning & Development and their team of Sr. Specialists


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, OD/Leadership, HR or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Educational Development training certifications, or relevant HR, L&D,  OD or Coaching certifications are a plus
  • 7+ years directly related experience, preferably in a medium-large company or consultancy
  • 3+ years managing others
  • Self-driven and have the capability and confidence to interface effectively with senior leaders, members of the HR team, and multiple stakeholders throughout the company driving the implementation of critical talent initiatives.
  • Track record of designing engaging and impactful leadership development programs that improves individual, team and company performance.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, with virtual facilitation experience. Presents ideas, expectations, and information in a concise well-organized manner.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong logistical planning and organizational skills.


The budgeted range starts at $100,000-$125,450 + 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.  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 366036

Nearest Major Market: Denver