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Vail Resorts Director, HR Business Partner - East Region in Baltimore, Maryland

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.

Job Type : Year Round

Job Category : Full-time

Location : Preferred Okemo or Stowe, VT; possible remote on East Coast (New York, Boston, DC/Baltimore areas)

The Director HR business partner (HRBP) is responsible for developing and executing people strategy for the East Region that elevates the employee experience to drive growth and profitability at Vail Resorts. You will focus on collaborating with leaders to drive the business strategy, utilizing talent insights and organization data to drive business outcomes, engaging Centers of Excellence to drive strategic business initiatives that solve the most important business challenges and creating leverage as we solve for local or regional problems in an enterprise-wide, scalable manner.

The most successful HRBPs have the following traits and competencies:

  • Thinks strategically, applying business insights to formulate and drive HR solutions that achieve organizational objectives

  • Makes informed business decisions through the use of data and analytics

  • Proactive approach to workforce development and talent pipeline growth / visibility

  • Leads change, initiating and supporting organizational transformation, and adjusting direction when needed

  • Confidence to have a strong point of view and express it even if it proves unpopular

  • An ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and with HR colleagues

  • Supports the professional growth and development of employees across all levels of the organization

  • 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:

  • Develops organization strategy to enable business strategy, including strategic planning, organization alignment assessment, talent insights and employee experience

  • Leads transformation efforts, including change management, process improvement, org design and capability development

  • Leverage our talent philosophy to ensure robust succession plans, build individual, team and enterprise performance management and manage workforce planning efforts

  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR COEs and with business leaders to develop people and organization solutions, programs, and policies

  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning

  • Coach and consult with leaders to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention

  • Learn and maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Vail Resorts policies, code of ethics, mission, vision and values

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required. Master degree preferred, not required

  • Minimum 10 years HR experience with 5 years HR business partner experience with executives

  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience coaching HR Business Partners

  • Thorough knowledge of human resources practices including organizational design, talent management, and culture/change management

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in decision-making

  • Periodic travel to East Region resorts, focus on Stowe and Okemo in Vermont

At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, at the golf courses, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience! 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 235348