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Senior Specialist Talent Development

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Ludlow, VT, US

Company: Vail Resorts

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.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Job Summary: 


Based in the US North East, (Vermont and New Hampshire covering Stowe, Okemo, and Sunapee Ski Resorts)The Talent Development Sr. Specialist is responsible for talent development, leadership development and onboarding for all employees up to and including senior leaders at Vail Resorts.  As the first point of contact for employee development, the position will be responsible for providing a high level of service to employees, team leads, supervisors and managers.  This position will be a key resource for all leaders, consulting with them in the most effective use of all talent development programs and processes.  This position will also be responsible for the implementation of all employee development programs (NEO, skills, Leadership) on an as needed basis.  This position will also be responsible for the continued maintenance and development of enterprise training content. The Talent Development Sr. Specialist is a member of the Talent Development team and reports to the Senior Manager of Talent Development.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for the implementation and delivery of employee development programs and talent development processes to all employees up to our senior leaders. Including but not limited to new employee orientation, skills based courses and Leadership Development courses and programs
  • Provides guidance and coaching to Vail Resorts Leaders in the talent management and talent development processes and programs.  Ensures that our leaders understand and utilize the talent development tools and resources available. 
  • Responsible for training administration to ensure that our programs run successfully.  This will include training calendar administration, program marketing, facility and materials administration. 
  • Support the development of Vail Resorts enterprise processes and curriculum. Including the maintenance and development of enterprise programs, processes and curriculum.
  • Manage the communication of TD offerings, services, events, etc. for the resorts
  • Monitor metrics to measure impact of development activities as well as other metrics that will measure the effectiveness of the function to the business.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of regional leadership development programs to all employees up to senior leaders
  • Evaluates processes, identifies and recommends opportunities for efficiencies, executes recommendations.  May participate in company-wide HR process initiatives.
  • Responsible for expense reporting and budget adherence.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Three plus (3+) years prior talent development/leadership development training experience, preferably for a large business
  • Bachelors degree
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining business relationships, utilizing internal consulting skills
  • Experience designing enterprise talent development programs
  • Experience measuring the impact of talent development programs and initiatives
  • Experience successfully planning and delivering projects, programs and process improvement
  • Experience successfully leading and implementing changes
  • Strong stakeholder communication and partnering skills
  • Must be able to influence colleagues above and below current level
  • Strong team player and understands how to operate in alignment of talent development, HR, resort and company goals
  • Self-sufficient and exhibits high learning agility
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment and positively influence others
  • Organization and project management skills
  • Certification in leadership coaching – preferred
  • Certification in preference evaluations (DiSC, Insights Discovery, MBTI) - preferred

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

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 164615

Nearest Major Market: Hanover

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