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Senior Specialist, Fundraising EpicPromise Employee Foundation

Date:  Jun 6, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


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


Job Summary:

The EpicPromise Employee Foundation (EPEF) provides $1M+, annually, in financial grants to Vail Resorts employees and their families. The EpicPromise Employee Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit funded by Vail Resorts, company employees, and the community. We have three grant programs: an Emergency Relief grant program and two scholarship grant programs: Educational Ascent and EpicPromise Scholars.

The Sr. Specialist of Fundraising is responsible for employee engagement and donor management for the EpicPromise Employee Foundation. Working in partnership with the Director of Community Impact and EPEF and Board, this role will have the primary responsibility to build and execute annual fundraising targets and plans. Success in this role will include increasing program awareness and loyalty among Vail Resorts employees and guests and increasing the Foundation’s overall fundraising efforts and donor connection.


The Sr. Specialist reports to the Director of Community Impact and EPEF. We are looking for a candidate who is a team-player, self-starter, demonstrates strong peer leadership, and cares deeply about helping others.


Job Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Donor Management

  • Build brand-new fundraising programs that center on community giving and then expand to planned giving, major gifts, institutional giving and more.
  • Develop and manage a fundraising budget
  • Manage and grow employee payroll donations (targeting a 10% employee base)
  • Develop and manage existing internal and external Giving Campaigns from strategy and execution to reporting, resulting in more engagement and increased donations
  • Develop relationships across Vail Resorts Inc. to help support fundraising campaigns and partner with marketing, retail, and other teams to develop and execute fundraising campaigns at key times throughout year
  • Cultivate donor relationships and own the charity tax receipt and gift acknowledgment process
  • In partnership with the Sr. Manager, develop and manage fundraising budgets; be responsible for meeting or exceeding revenue goals
  • Regular tracking of program performance metrics and reporting of goals


Grass-roots fundraising: manage volunteer teams and events

  • Organize and manage growing list of volunteer teams who are based in mountain resort locations
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with these remote volunteer teams and ensure delivery of Foundation messages to employees across Vail Resorts network
  • Plan and advise volunteer teams on fundraising and outreach events and oversee budgets


Be the story-teller for the EpicPromise Employee Foundation fundraising program

  • Work closely with leadership to determine strategic communications and marketing strategy related to fundraising and fundraising campaigns
  • Create and oversee compelling cases for support through marketing tactics including email marketing, videos, social media, and other – often without the support of a creative agency


Job Qualifications:

  • 3+ years working at nonprofit, with nonprofits, or in a corporate social responsibility setting accompanied by a proven track record of meeting fundraising goals and building strong donor relationships
  • Experience in community fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, digital fundraising, events, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and excellent attention to detail are required; strong data analytics skills, a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications skills, and strong customer service orientation


The budgeted range starts at $60,000 - $67,000.  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.  At Vail Resorts, 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.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, 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 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 440791

Nearest Major Market: Denver