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Human Resources Leadership Development Program

Great Wolf Lodge’s Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) is an accelerated rotational development path to a HR leadership role with Great Wolf Lodge.  

This program is a pipeline for future HR leaders for Great Wolf’s current and future domestic and international resorts. Through a combination of hands-on experiences, structured learning and coaching you will be exposed to a broad array of disciplines within the HR function in hospitality and entertainment.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are expected to be ready for HR Director role at one of our lodges. 

About the Program

This two-year program allows participants to complete 3 challenging 8-month rotations that will provide them with the experience and development needed to be HR Director level ready upon completion of the program. 

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience in different functions of HR Leadership, such as Employee Relations, Talent Management, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, and HR Business Strategy
  • Rotate and experience at least 2 different lodges and HR teams across the U.S
  • Network with program participants and HR leaders across the company 
  • Participate in professional development and targeted growth opportunities in Human Resources, Leadership and Business Acumen  
  • Frequent mentoring, evaluation and feedback 

Program Details

Who are we looking for?
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
  • Graduate student obtaining a Master’s degree in HR by May 2023 OR 5+ years of professional HR experience
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA minimum 
  • Minimum one-year job or internship experience in HR
  • Willingness to relocate to any Great Wolf Lodge location during program and for final placement 
What will the rotations look like?

The program has three 8 month rotations

  • Rotation 1 – focused on Core HR, including Recruitment, Employee Relations, HRIS management, and Benefit Administration
  • Rotation 2 – focused on Leadership, including Talent Management, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Training, Coaching and Engagement
  • Rotation 3- focused on Strategy, including budgeting, compensation, market & labor analysis and communication
Do I have to relocate?

Yes, this program will require you to relocate and experience at least 2 different lodges during the program. An ideal candidate will also be geographically mobile upon final placement after the program. 

All HRLDPs will receive a relocation package to support their relocation during and post program. 

Interested in Joining the Pack?

Interested in Joining the Pack?

We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2023

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