Manager Trainee (MDP) Resort Operations in HVO HVC at Piñon Pointe at Hyatt Vacation Ownership

Date Posted: 3/16/2024

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Job Description

Our Company

Find your place and have fun along the way.

As you prepare to set out in your professional life, connect with a growing company that puts people first and knows how to have fun.  And fun just happens to be our business at Hyatt Vacation Ownership.

We offer a range of purposeful internships and Management Development Programs (MDPs) for college students. Develop important skills, gain valuable experience, and get your foot in the door with a unique brand in a robust industry that offers lots of opportunity. We’re growing quickly, making this the perfect place to start your career. And as we evolve, we need talented team members who evolve along with us.  Oh, and you’ll have a blast, too.

Program Overview

The Management Development Program offers a combination of learning activities, task-based assignments, practical work experience, and the ability to practice and developed leadership skills. Participants will also be partnered with a dedicated mentor/sponsor who will assist them with navigating the program.

  • 12-month program rotating through multiple departments to ensure a comprehensive understanding of Resort Operations.
    • Departments include – Front Office, Housekeeping, Recreation, Safety & Security, Food & Beverage, and Facilities.
  • The curriculum contains Department Focused checklists with weekly focus areas.
  • Opportunity to interact with owners, guests and associates while building operational expertise.

Program Requirements

  • Fully availability during weekends and holidays.
  • Candidates will need to have earned a bachelor’s degree by the time they begin the program.  Preferred degree in Hospitality or Hotel/Restaurant Management.  Business and Hospitality minor will also be considered.
  • Candidates should be recent graduates within the current semester or up to one-year post graduation.
  • Prior hospitality or resort operations experience preferred.

Program Locations

The Management Development Program is offered at select locations in the West Region.  These are the locations offering Management Development Program opportunities for Spring and Summer:

  • Escondido, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Sedona, AZ

*Housing accommodations and relocation are the student's responsibility.  

Perks and Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Discounts and perks at Hyatt Vacation Ownership brands for associates, friends, and family.
  • Holiday pay! Eligible to receive holiday pay when working recognized company holiday.
  • Competitive Salary and Sign-On Bonus (vary by location)

For California MDP positions the wage range is $22.00 $25.00/hour depending on location.


Hyatt Vacation Ownership is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

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