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Senior HR Project Specialist (Remote)

Date:  Jan 17, 2023

Remote, Remote, 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


Job Summary:

Our HR Strategy & Planning team is seeking a Senior HR Project Specialist to join the team! As a senior specialist, you will be responsible for leading the successful delivery of multiple strategic HR projects of varying sizes and scope. You will also support the optimization of our current processes and systems to scale with our growth. To be successful in this role, you will need to gain a deep understanding of both Vail Resorts processes and systems, have the ability to identify inefficiencies, gaps, or incompatibilities, and be able to work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to create project specifications and effectively execute projects within our HR portfolio.


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote
  • The expected range is $41,600 - $62,875. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead project discovery, requirements gathering, outcome setting, resource assignment, project scheduling, solution design, risk identification and mitigation, and project delivery.
  • Prepare regular project updates and reporting to monitor project delivery against measures of success and flag risks, dependencies, and opportunities.
  • Work cross-functionally and develop strong relationships with various areas of HR and the business to coordinate the work of project teams and deliver scalable, efficient solutions using a data driven approach.
  • Partner closely with the change management and communications team, HR leadership, and IT partners to ensure effective prioritization, resource management, and project delivery.
  • Support multiple process / technology projects concurrently in service to our HR strategy.
  • Learn and re-imagine Vail Resorts operational processes and systems, and continue to grow business acumen.
  • Effectively apply, and continuously improve, our project management tools and approach.
  • Demonstrate a passion for Vail Resorts employee experience, culture, mission and vision and inspire others to follow.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • 2-4 years of experience in a project coordinator or project lead role
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively juggle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience translating project outcomes into detailed project plans
  • Ability to present project updates, risks, issues, and dependencies to senior leadership audiences
  • Experience working on a cross-functional team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Fluent in English
  • Familiarity with Project Management methods, tools, and approach
  • Outstanding business insight with analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proactive self-starter with excellent follow-through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working autonomously or in a group
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technologies quickly


The budgeted range starts at $41,600 - $62,875.  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 492250