Manager Trainee (MDP) Resort Operations in Nationwide at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 4/15/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Our Company

Marriott Vacations Worldwide offers flexible vacation programs, giving customers the ability to choose the style of vacationing that suits their needs, year after year. Each vacation ownership product provides access to a variety of usage options — from an internal collection and an external exchange network of resorts; to hotels around the world; cruises, adventure travel, guided tours and more.

Our Culture

  • We are devoted to the personal development of our associates.
  • Our business is built on establishing long-lasting relationships with our customers.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • We champion innovation.
  • We” always supersedes “me.”
  • A strong focus on our responsibility of environmental sustainability and community involvement.

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/Activities, Safety & Security and Food & Beverage.
  • 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 following 5 regions: East, Florida, West, Hawaii and Caribbean.  

These are the locations offering Management Development Program opportunities for Winter/Summer seasons:

  • East Region
    • Myrtle Beach, SC 
    • Hilton Head Island, SC 
    • Williamsburg, VA
    • New York, NY 
    • Galloway, NJ
    • Branson, MO 
  • Florida Region
    • Orlando, FL 
    • Miami Beach, FL 
    • Riviera Beach, FL 
    • Fort Lauderdale, FL 
    • Marco Island, FL 
  • Hawaii Region
    • Lahaina, HI
  • West region
    • Newport Coast, CA
    • Palm Desert, CA
    • Breckenridge, CO
  • CALA
    • St. Thomas, USVI 

*Relocation Assistance is available.  

Perks and Benefits

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

For MDP positions in Colorado, the wage range is $25.00 - $26.20/hour depending on location and department.

For MDP positions in California, the wage range is $26.20 - 27.40/hour depending on location and department.

No deadline to submit an application due to ongoing application acceptance.


Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture

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