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Community Relations Manager

Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Sacramento, CA posted September 21, 2022.

The Community Relations Manager helps Taos Ski Valley, Inc. to connect through communication, collaboration, and connection with the broader Taos community. Our ideal team member has excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills, and also the ability to foster positive relationships with both individuals and organizations. You’ll be an ambassador for Taos Ski Valley, Inc., often speaking publicly with community stakeholders within the Taos and Northern New Mexico communities. This position creates written content and story material. This position provides guidance to Human Resources and helps organize and manage staff volunteer activities with community partners. This position also collaborates with the marketing department and public relations firm to plan and publicly promote community outreach efforts.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be asked to carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes a community relations strategy to build and maintain programs and activities that will have a positive impact on the community
  • Builds and maintains relationships with members of the community, key individuals, and other organizations
  • Is an ambassador for Taos Ski Valley
  • Coordinates, organizes, and implements the Taos Ski Valley Speaker Series (some weekends and evenings)
  • Develops and fosters direct relationships with local nonprofit partners that align with the Taos Ski Valley’s community relations strategy
  • Attends local, public governmental meetings to be informed of efforts Taos Ski Valley, Inc. can lend its support and to correct any misinformation at these meetings
  • Collaborates with Taos Ski Valley’s marketing team to ensure media opportunities are created or realized
  • Drafts various communications that promote the company’s community relations activities, as well as individuals or groups within the company
  • Attends relevant events and activities to represent the company and build strong relationships with key community members/ organizations (some weekends and evenings)
  • Collaborates with Taos Community Foundation and nonprofit organizations on funding initiatives and yearly sponsor activities and programs
  • Manages annual budget and assists with processing sponsorship and charitable giving contribution payments
  • Communicates employee participation and outreach efforts with HR for employee communication distribution
  • Works with various departments and with people at various levels, building cross-functional relationships within Taos Ski Valley, Inc. to engage in community outreach efforts
  • Knowledgeably speaks to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s environmental, social, and development efforts
  • Maintains reliable attendance on all scheduled workdays
  • Provides operational support when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Personal Skills:

  • A commitment to Taos and Taos Ski Valley, Inc., the people, and the ability to cultivate positive relationships across lines of difference
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure, solve complex problems/issues thoughtfully and manage sensitive subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism
  • Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s Vision, Purpose, and Values
  • Ability to gracefully and humbly accept feedback and opportunities for growth
  • Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with setbacks, challenges, and while working in an ever-changing environment


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a related field
  • Experience in the Taos community for a minimum of five years; preference given to Taos locals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of community relations strategies and tactics
  • Possess strategic thinking and leadership in linking community relations activities to company strategies and goals
  • Ability to drive results and show successful outcomes from efforts
  • Adept at project management and event planning
  • Ability to represent the company in public, and interact professionally and appropriately with people at all levels inside and outside of the company
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

Work Environment:

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is often a fast-paced work environment, especially during Holiday and Peak days. TSVI is located in a high-altitude alpine environment. Position may require travel on uneven, snow-packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions.

Physical Demands of Position Include:

Working conditions vary based on weather and job duties. Occasionally might have to lift or move office items up to 10lbs, more with assistance; 5% of time may be spent walking, occasionally outdoors or on snow/ice, to meetings or other departments; 5% of time may be spent reaching for items; and 90% of time will be spent sitting working with the computer, on the phone, attending meetings speaking, discussing, or listening.

Background Check:

Positions dealing with children, of safety-sensitive and/or confidential nature, require driving or positions that handle cash may require a background check and MVR check. Employment is contingent upon a favorable background check and MVR check.

  • Is a Background Check required for this position: Yes
  • Is an MVR required for this position: Yes

Posted:09/01/2022 05:39 AM