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This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch, which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center and residential summer camp, serving more than 50,000 guests annually.  The HR Director is primarily responsible for leading and directing all Snow Mountain Ranch specific HR functions including employee relations, onboarding, discipline, investigations and terminations, staff housing, staff utilization and employee safety and wellness. This individual also provides support to the Executive Office staff.


We firmly believe in our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCA of the Rockies staff are key players in helping cultivate an environment of healthy living, youth development, and community impact on our breathtaking properties outside Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a place where nature inspires and staff lead with heart. We are committed to being welcoming to all people and to making a difference in the lives of our members, guests and staff. The work each staff member does matters. We count on our staff to provide extraordinary mission-based experiences for our guests and for each other.


  • Determine and implement practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee engagement and morale.
  • Partner with Association leadership to develop, communicate and enforce Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws.
  • Work within and across centers to determine the necessary utilization of staff to ensure departments are appropriately staffed to meet the business needs.
  • Creatively and innovatively solve for staffing shortages, most notable in the spring and fall seasons.
  • Coach and train managers in their communication, feedback, recognition and interaction with employees.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate a competent HR staff, including year-round and seasonal staff team. 
  • Oversight and leadership involvement of the Discover GAP Program (seasonal employment for youth ages 18-23, with professional and personal development elements of the program)
  • Conduct investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  • Oversee an educational and engaging orientation process for new employees.
  • Guide, monitor and support managers and supervisors with the Association disciplinary system and expectations, up to and including terminations. 
  • Communicate regularly with the Snow Mountain Ranch General Manager on all issues related to employees and human resources.
  • Work with managers to develop timely, accurate and relevant job descriptions.
  • Ensure that seasonal staff housing facilities are welcoming, safe and clean and that all staff are complying with Association housing policies.  
  • Operate within an approved budget. Develop and propose budgets for future operations and HR-related capital projects.
  • Support Association and Estes Park Center Human Resources team members as appropriate.
  • Ensure that accurate, complete and organized personnel records are maintained for all employees.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Active and supportive member of the Snow Mountain Ranch management team.
  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.


  • Minimum of five years of progressive human resources experience, with a minimum of two years of
    demonstrated supervisory/management experience.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to employment practices and employer responsibilities.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; and strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of traditional and modern training methods
  • Knowledge of and experience with HRIS systems and HR-related software applications
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Ability to build trust and maintain confidentiality


  • 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 and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies 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 community.
  • Attend required abuse risk management training and report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism is required.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Ability to move independently through all departments, work areas and staff housing
  • Must be able to function in busy and occasionally loud environments.
Note: 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 the job.


  • Housing available, if needed
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Generous PTO/Vacation
  • Participation in YMCA Retirement Fund (an additional 12% contribution by YMCA after 2 years employment)
  • Relocation Assistance Available
  • Laptop and cell phone provided
  • YMCA of the Rockies membership
  • National and International travel opportunities 
  • Discounted childcare, summer day camp, and summer overnight camp
  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for friends & family
  • Ski and golf passes to nearby resorts & courses
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • View all YMCA of the Rockies employee perks by visiting here
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