Vail Resorts EE - Senior Specialist Talent Development, Full Time (Year Round) in Canada

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 us, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us.

Senior Specialist, Talent Development

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 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company , and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us.

Based in Whistler, British Columbia, 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 at Whistler Blackcomb.

Vail Resorts is committed to success in all of its endeavors and seeks people with “can do” attitudes who constantly strive for top performance. The chosen candidate will demonstrate skills of a person who welcomes challenges, while delighting in developing solutions to them. Candidates must also possess strong organizational skills, as well as a commitment to quality, accuracy, timeliness, and results. The successful candidate will incorporate measurement mechanisms to gauge the effectiveness of their strategies, using such metrics to guide follow-up actions that ensure the delivery of sustainable and measurable business outcomes.

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. 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, and facility and materials administration.

  • Support the development of Vail Resorts enterprise processes and curriculum, including the maintenance and development of enterprise curriculum.

  • Manage the communication of TD offerings, services, events, etc. for the resort.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Three plus (3+) years prior talent development/leadership development training experience, preferably for a large business

  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining business relationships, utilizing internal consulting skills

  • Experience designing enterprise talent development programs

  • Experience measuring the impact of talent management programs and initiatives

  • Experience successfully planning and delivering projects, programs and process improvements

  • Experience successfully leading and implementing change

  • Strong stakeholder communication skills

  • Must be able to influence colleagues above and below current level

  • Strong team player

  • Organization and project management skills

  • Preferred: Certification in any well-known leadership development program (Covey,VitalSmarts)

  • Preferred: Certification in preference evaluations (DiSC, Insights, MBTI)

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest.