Share this Job

Director of Insurance and Risk Management

Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Summary:

The Director, Insurance and Risk Management reports to the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to identify, assess and mitigate or reduce property, casualty, financial and other risks to the organization. This role is responsible for the procurement of insurance across these primary lines and other lines, including management and / or establishment of the relationship with our broker and our various insurers. Additionally, this role sets and oversees our strategy for our captive insurance program, partners with our Health & Safety team to oversee our worker’s compensation program, manages the TPA for Epic Coverage (our Epic Pass assurance program). Other responsibilities include performing due diligence on potential acquisitions and leading integration efforts of acquired companies’ risk management into ours, development of analytics and actionable reporting & trending tools for our Audit Committee and Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Company, and other across the Company to monitor and mitigate the total cost of risk, development of risk management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report risks, and to manage risks according to risk management framework.


Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round
  • Outlet: Corporate
  • Other Specifics: Remote


Job Responsibilities:

  • Procure insurance across property, casualty and financial lines, among others, including coordination with broker on preparation of all requests for insurance quotes and updates of underwriting information and ensuring that all policies align with needs of the Company
  • Manage insurance claim process from onset to adjudication through coordination with our broker, our insurance providers and other stakeholders including internal and external legal teams
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Accounting, FP&A and others as necessary to establish budgets, update forecasts for current loss estimates and to tell the overall story of how our risk management program is impacting our financial statements
  • Partner with our Health & Safety team to oversee our workers compensation programs, including maintaining registrations, permits and other compliance requirements for self-insured and monopolistic states and procuring insurance through our broker in states where we utilize a high deductible plan. Additionally, oversee & direct creation of semi-annual actuarial analysis including coordination with FP&A, Accounting, actuary, Health & Safety and others.
  • Coordinate procurement of insurance for various HOAs that we contract with, including coordination with a variety of brokers and insurance companies and internal stakeholders
  • Oversee, through coordination with third-party broker, day to day operations of our internal insurance captive including collaborating with other internal stakeholders such as legal and tax
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 10+ years of progressive experience in an equivalent position for a large, global corporation.
  • ARM, CPCU, AIC industry designations are a plus.
  • Broad risk management knowledge; thorough and current knowledge of wide variety of best practices related to risk financing, insurance coverage, markets and pricing trends.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks; self-motivated, self-directed, dependable self-starter.
  • Strong leadership skills, proven decision making, detail oriented, critical thinking, strong problem-solving, conflict management and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Ability to vision, analyze, plan, communicate, present and execute in a rapid, growth oriented and very detailed company.
  • Requires highly developed quantitative analytical and broad communication skills, including ability to convey complex messages in written and verbal forms.


The budgeted range starts at $145,300 - $185,870 + annual bonus + equity.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 491023