Director, Business Management

  • Glendale, CO
  • National Jewish Health - Galleria Office Towers
  • Health Initiatives
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 15620
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The Health Initiatives Department at National Jewish Health is seeking a highly motivated business leader to direct department finances, client contracting and the account management team. The Health Initiatives Department provides tobacco cessation services to 20 states and over 120 health plans, employer groups and wellness companies. The Director leads the department’s financial performance including budget development and management, and department billing and collections through timely and accurate invoicing. The Director leads contract management and oversees the account management team ensuring timeliness, standardization, quality and results are met.  Strong leadership skills and demonstrated effectiveness in developing new revenue streams are essential. Advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills along with well-developed problem-solving and critical thinking will be vital to the success of this role.


Position Summary

The Director leads department budget development, forecasting and expense management. Responsible for department billing and collections through timely and accurate invoicing. Directs contract management and oversees the account management team ensuring timeliness, standardization, quality and results are met. 

Essential Duties

  1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.
  2. Directs department budget development, forecasting and expense management processes. Facilitates financial reporting and forecasting to identify and measure department KPIs.  Leads cost reduction measures, billing and optimization activities, and forward looking estimations to ensure optimal configuration for profitability.
  3. Responsible for client budget development, forecasting and management.
  4. Partners with the Executive Director to identify and develop new business areas to grow revenue including identifying key customer groups, building awareness of products and services, and conducting financial analysis on new product opportunities.
  5. Screens potential business proposals by analyzing deal requirements (both internal and external), potential growth projections and financial impact. Helps to close new business deals by coordinating requirements, developing and negotiating contracts and integrating contract requirements with business operations
  6. Directs Account Management Team. Proactively manages client performance guarantees and ensures contractual obligations are fulfilled.  Identifies client issues and engages appropriate stakeholders in problem resolution.  Helps team to build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships. 
  7. Directs the contract management process ensuring timeliness, standardization, quality and results.  Helps to negotiate contracts and works with stakeholders to ensure contracts meet institutional requirements.
  8. Directs department billing and collections through timely and accurate invoicing.  Directs the collections process to ensure all revenue is received.
  9. Ensures vendor contracts are in place with competitive pricing and accurate billing. 
  10. Prepares documents, information and/or presentations to support requests for proposals (RFPs) and other opportunities for new business growth.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  3. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  4. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  5. Drive for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
  6. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.
  7. Managing Work and Time / Project Management: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource availability, and other project requirements (i.e., budget); effectively evaluates planned approaches, determines feasibility, and makes adjustments when needed 
  8. Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance. 

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
1 - 10 employees

Ability to travel as required (10%)

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a business administration, management, finance or a related discipline required. MBA preferred.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years recent and related work experience in a management role required. Health care experience preferred.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: None

Salary Range: $115,000- $125,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.

With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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