Job Description



Phase 1 - Introduction

Objective: The participant will be introduced and oriented to Snow Mountain Ranch and the International Training Program, which is a YMCA of the Rockies program designed for J1 visa participants. This program will focus on Human Resources.

Tasks: The participant will participate in Snow Mountain Ranch Orientation and the International Training Program Orientation. The participant will take a tour of the facilities and staff housing and will be introduced to the HR computer software and receive training in confidentiality

Phase 2 - Human Resources Assistant Introduction

Objective: To learn the functions of the Human Resources Assistant

Tasks: Under the supervision and direction of the Human Resources Coordinator, the participant will learn the following: screen applicants and check references through the application tracking system and process background checks. Schedule interviews and provide any other assistance necessary to the hiring function with the Human Resources Director and Department Managers. Provide excellent customer service to those staff members or applicants coming to the office or inquiring by phone. Maintain personnel file accuracy and confidentiality. Communicate with employment applicants to Snow Mountain Ranch. Communicate with new hires to Snow Mountain Ranch and securing work agreements and new hire documents. Maintain accurate statistics for hiring purposes.

Phase 3 - International Programs

Objective: The participant will be learning the function of International Programs at Snow Mountain Ranch from recruitment and hiring to planning cultural events. The participant will also learn about safety polices at Snow Mountain Ranch.


  • The participant will be introduced to hiring International employees, immigration law and international programs by shadowing the International Staff and Volunteer Coordinator.

  • The participant will learn to send New Hire Paperwork to incoming international staff and assist with pre-arrival communication.

  • The participant will learn to present the International Work/Travel Orientation to incoming international staff, shadow the International Programs Director during an interview, and assist International Staff to apply for Social Security and follow up with issues regarding that process. The participant will welcome incoming international staff and ensure accurate documentation collection.

  • The participant will attend a department director's meeting to plan and implement an International Fair to help share the cultures of the diverse employees at Snow Mountain Ranch.

Phase 4 - Human Resources - Advanced

Objective: The goal will be for the participant to learn about more advanced Human Resources functions including year round employee hiring procedures, payroll, recruiting strategies, budget and staff interpretation, and benefits administration.

Tasks: Under the direction and supervision of the Human Resources Office Administrator, the participant will learn how to process payroll legally and efficiently. Through training from the HR Office Administrator, the participant will learn about the following benefits: retirement, health and dental insurance, and life insurance. The participant will receive one on one training from the HR Director on interpreting the budget and determining staffing amounts. The participant will also speak with the Recruitment Specialist one on one to learn about the YMCA of the Rockies Recruitment strategy. The participant will receive one on one training from the HR Office Administrator on Workman's Compensation, FMLA, COBRA, and interviewing strategies.

Additional Phase Remarks: The participant will have mandatory classes during the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons as part of their training program. The classes will cover a variety of topics. The leadership of the YMCA of the Rockies will hold classes on the operations of a hospitality business such as the YMCA of the Rockies, the financial processes of a non-profit that makes $25 million per year, how both Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch operate, basic notions on philanthropy and the importance of donations for the YMCA of the Rockies. There will also be speakers talking about professional skills necessary in the participant's future career such as Conflict Management, Diversity, Marketing, Public Speaking, Creating and Using High Performing Teams, and Maintaining Healthy Relationships in the Workplace. The participant will also learn about personal skills that are key in becoming independent such as how to Budget, Resume and Interview Skills. The participant will have to do 2 presentations, one in a local school about their home country and culture, and one in front of YMCA of the Rockies leadership and coworkers about YMCA in their home country.


  • The phases order and dates might change.
  • Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.
  • Based on business needs, you may be required to work in other Departments and/or our other Center.


  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the position
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards


This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position, paying $220/week, with employee perks including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, climbing wall, library, and craft shop
    • Free Grand Passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort - limited number available, first come first served basis)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)


We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty.


You must submit three references with your application, including their name, phone number and email address.

Two references must be someone who know you professionally (former or current manager, supervisor, teacher, professor, coach, pastor, etc.) and one reference must be a family member.

If you are a rehire and have worked at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch, or Camp Chief Ouray at any time during the past three years, references are not required.


The YMCA of the Rockies operates two year-round family resorts and conference centers on each side of Rocky Mountain National Park: Estes Park Center located in Estes Park, CO; Snow Mountain Ranch located in Winter Park, CO; and Camp Chief Ouray, a summer resident camp for kids located on the Snow Mountain Ranch property.

Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR) is located on the western side of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in a more remote area of Colorado known as the Fraser Valley, near Granby and Winter Park. In the winter, SMR is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country, with over 100 km of trails on the 5000-acre property. Winters at SMR can last up to eight months, but for winter enthusiasts, there is no place like it, with days and days of powder. In the summertime, SMR is surrounded by back-country forests and trails, with opportunities to get your boots or wheels in the dirt for many hours of fun.

We employ people of all ages, from across the country and the world, who want to experience the mountains and support our healthy spirit, mind, and body mission. Join us!

Please call Polly Gallagher at 970-887-2152 ext. 4111, or email


Position Requirements


Human Resources Office - International Intern/Trainee 


Snow Mountain Ranch 

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