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Director of Finance, Behavioral Health

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Vail Health consists of an updated 520,000-square-foot, 56-bed hospital.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

In addition to the hospital, Vail Health has many access points including:

  • Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopedics & Neurosurgery.
  • Vail Health also owns interest in multiple joint venture ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the region.
  • Colorado Mountain Medical, Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Vail, Dillon, Avon and Eagle, Edwards medical campus and Eagle Healthcare Center.
  • The Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. 
  • Vail Health is also leading the way in serving our communities’ behavioral health needs with outpatient behavioral health services at the Edwards Community Health Campus, and the Precourt Healing Center, a 28-bed in-patient behavioral health facility, opening in 2025.
About the opportunity:

Responsible for the daily functions of budgeting, reporting, financial modeling, and decision support for Vail Health’s Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL). Assists leadership with fiscal modeling, reporting, and analytical support to operationalize and comply with regulatory and administrative requirements and to enhance operational efficiency.

What you will do:
  1. Oversees all financial activities for Vail Health’s Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL) for which Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH) is part of.
  2. Leads annual budgeting process across the supported entities for the BHSL and EVBH and coordinates funding from the proper sources of program and operational costs related to the BHSL. This includes working with internal departments supporting the BHSL and external partners collaborating with Vail Health to improve the community behavioral health system.
  3. Compares and reports on actual results to budget and updates and communicates projected results.
  4. Develops and leads strategic analyses to drive growth and profitability across the BHSL. Develops internal policies and processes for accepting and complying with Federal and state grants and contracts to increase revenue for the BHSL.
  5. Creates valuation models and pro forma projections for expanding or enhancing the BHSL.
  6. Develops detailed financial projections for current entities and new facilities as needed.
  7. Partners with business development, legal, real estate, foundation, and other teams to manage execution of growth plans (including build-out and launch of new clinics). Effectively communicates insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.
  8. Prepares detailed analyses and makes recommendations to manage ongoing performance.
  9. Identifies, validates, and launches innovative methods to enhance operational efficiency.
  10. Coordinates with local, state, federal, and regulatory partners to ensure alignment with fiscal expectations. This includes participating in meetings about behavioral health cost reform, serving as the BHSL point of contact for States annual Unit Cost Report and PPS filing, and providing financial oversight for state and Federal grants and contracts in coordination with various state agencies including, but not limited to, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Finance (HCPF), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). Implements state requirements for annual Behavioral Health safety net providers and BHA cost reporting and modeling.
  11. Reports dually to the Vail Health Vice President of Finance and to the Chief Population Health Officer.
  12. Serves as a Role Model for the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
What you will need:
  • 7 years leadership experience in finance, accounting or related experience required. 


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Computer / Typing:

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
  • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Healthcare Administration or other related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

Application Close Date: March 15, 2024



Benefits at Vail Health (Full and Part Time) Include:

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits:
    • Competitive wages
    • Parental leave (4 weeks paid)
    • Housing programs
    • Childcare reimbursement 
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: 
    • Medical
    • Dental 
    • Vision
  • Educational Programs: 
    • Tuition Assistance 
    • Existing Student Loan Repayment
    • Specialty Certification Reimbursement
    • Annual Supplemental Educational Funds
  • Paid Time Off:
    • Up to five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance:
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with immediate matching 
    • Life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More:
    • Up to $1,000 annual wellbeing reimbursement
    • Recreation discounts
    • Pet insurance


Pay is based upon relevant education and experience per hour.

Hourly Pay:
$97,740$181,525 USD

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (remote-only positions). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

Relocation and housing assistance may be available.

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