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Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements

NCPERS regularly highlights the latest industry job listings, new hires, and retirement announcements on behalf of its member pension funds, stakeholders, and service providers. Find our latest roundup of RFPs here

If your company has news about its staff or is looking to hire, please send announcements to membership@ncpers.org for consideration. 

Public Pension Industry Job Listings

CalSTRS

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is seeking to fill our Chief Investment Officer position. The ideal candidate will be able to provide strategic leadership and direction for the CalSTRS Investment Branch while reporting to the Teachers' Retirement Board in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a member of CalSTRS executive staff. The CIO is responsible for developing, recommending, implementing and monitoring the policies, strategies and initiatives to support the CalSTRS strategic plan. The CIO is responsible for managing a significant and complex budget and providing leadership and direction to a diverse team while fostering a collaborative culture of excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion. The CIO oversees all CalSTRS investment portfolios, both defined benefit and defined contribution funds, and investment operations through a Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Director of Investment Services. 

CalSTRS' CIO must possess exceptional leadership qualities, investment management capabilities and demonstrated excellence leading people. The ideal candidate must have worked in a complex financial environment within the public sector or a large institutional setting. An advanced degree is desirable.

Annual Salary: $408,000 - $612,000
Final Filing Date: 03/10/2024

Learn more and apply here.

 

CalPERS

CalPERS seeks an Associate Accounting Analyst in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Reconciliation and Account Analysis Unit.

The Associate Accounting Analyst (AAA) position is vital to the unit and maintains an appropriate staffing level in order to continue providing Reconciliation and Account Analysis services in a timely and accurate manner. If the position is not filled, the unit is at risk for untimely reconciliation and reporting of Fund activities, including but not limited to administrative personal services accounts, operating expenses, revolving fund, Plan of Financial Adjustments and cost allocation, fixed asset management, payroll, claims filed, LTC and SIP invoicing, RBF, OASI and open enrollment reimbursements, building acquisition capitalization and depreciation. In addition to untimely reconciliation and reporting, the unit would be at risk for inaccurate financial statements and audit findings.

Education Documents: Please include a copy of your transcript(s) (preferably official) and/or college degree that demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum education requirements. Official Transcripts are required upon FINAL eligibility checks, if needed.

Telework Information: This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.
Monthly Salary: $5,967.00 - $7,474.00
Anticipated Interview Dates: In person interviews are anticipated to be held the week of April 2-5, 2024.

Learn more and apply here.
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CalPERS seeks a Financial Accountant IV, Supervisor in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Financial Reporting Unit.

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Financial Accountant (FA) IV Supervisor has management responsibility for highly specialized CalPERS professionals; plans, organizes the preparation of various monthly reports, quarterly full-accrual financial statements and the annual audited financial statements, State Controller Office GAAP and Legal Basis financial statements, and SCO Local Government Reporting System reports. Coordinates both mid-year and year-end audit activities for accounting with the external auditors; Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) compliant verification and examination services; and manages all accounting activities for public and private market investments. The incumbent will function as the principal advisor to the Controller in support of and administration of the division's operations and the establishment the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and other financial reports. Position also oversees the functional support team for the financial system.

Education Documents: Please include a copy of your transcript(s) and/or college degree that demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum education requirements.
Telework Information: This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.
Monthly Salary: $10,918.00 - $12,398.00

This position will run until filled with the following cutoff dates for review: 2/22/24, 3/13/24, 4/3/24, 4/23/24, and every two weeks until filled.

Anticipated Interview Dates: In person interviews are anticipated to be held two weeks from each cutoff date.

Learn more and apply here.
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CalPERS seeks a Financial Accountant III, Supervisor in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Services Division, Financial & Investment Analysis Reporting Section.

Under the general direction of the Financial Accountant IV, the Financial Accountant (FA) III (Supervisor) acts as the manager for the highly complex and specialized operations of the Financial & Investment Analysis and Reporting Section. The FA III will work directly with the staff to utilize financial reporting software to prepare, analyze and provide complex qualitative and quantitative data in compliance with accounting standards, and pension and health financial policies to ensure accurate reporting for all funds administered by CalPERS. The selected team member will plan, organize, and manage the preparation of various monthly reports, quarterly full-accrual financial statements and the annual audited financial statements. They will also manage and direct the public and private market investment accounting functions for the organization. The FA III will develop and maintain strong, cooperative working relationships with staff, management and executives from various internal and external organizations whose financial functional operations affect financial reporting and investment accounting.

Education Documents: Please include a copy of your transcript(s) and/or college degree that demonstrates your ability to meet the minimum education requirements.
Telework Information: This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

Monthly Salary: $9,633.00 - $10,939.00

This position will run until filled with the following cutoff dates for review: 1/29/24, 2/16/24, 3/8/24, 3/28/24.

Learn more and apply here.

Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association 


Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned retirement administrator – public sector preferred – to lead a long-tenured and dedicated staff in providing exemplary customer service.

Salary for this role is competitive and negotiable based on the experience of the candidate. Salary is complemented by an attractive benefit package. 

First review of resumes is occurring Tuesday, January 16th. 


To apply and view the detailed recruitment brochure, which details the Board of Retirement's expectations, please click this link

Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association
PERA, located in Denver, is searching for a Chief Executive Officer to lead their $60 billion public pension fund.  This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary and innovative executive to lead one of the most highly regarded public plan sponsors in the country.   

Appointed by the Board, the CEO is responsible and accountable for PERA's financial performance, operational effectiveness, and the member experience.  The CEO has responsibility for an administrative budget of $105 million and leads a team of 315. A significant portion of the CEO's responsibilities are outward facing to proactively engage with members, employers, elected officials, the business community, and other stakeholders to further strengthen PERA's reputation and brand.  

The Board desires a CEO with external relations experience, a respected level of investment knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of institutional asset management, and experience overseeing administrative and operational functions. Some of the minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, and ten years of relevant experience, including at least seven in a senior leadership role. View the position details here.

Base salary will be commensurate with qualifications and market factors and anticipated to fall within a range of $325,000 to $475,000.  Total compensation includes a base salary, annual incentive opportunity, and PERA's comprehensive benefits package.  Relocation assistance, if necessary, will be negotiated on an individual basis.  

To apply, please send a resume to info@hudepohl.com. To learn more, please contact (614) 854-7300 or visit Active Searches | Hudepohl & Associates.  


District of Columbia Retirement Board


The District of Columbia Retirement Board (“DCRB”)  is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the agency's Finance department. This position is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the Agency's financial activities. The CFO works closely with the Executive Director to set the tone for management and staff to foster ethical and responsible decision-making, professional and appropriate financial management, and best-in-class financial governance practices. The CFO has overall responsibility for developing financial plans, financial reporting, and identifying the Agency's financial liability. Learn more and apply here


Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County

The Educational Employees' Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC) is hiring for several positions:

Executive Director
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and leads and directs all development, management, evaluation, and modification of the multifaceted activities, programs, projects, personnel, and fiscal resources of ERFC. The Executive Director will serve as a spokesperson to the Fairfax County School Board, Division Superintendent, and Leadership Team. The Executive Director role will oversee a staff of 36 through 4 direct reports comprised of: an Investment Officer; a Deputy Executive Director, IT & Finance; a Deputy Executive Director, Operations; and an Administrative Assistant.

Learn more about the responsibilities and preferred qualifications here. To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.

Senior Retirement Communications Specialist – One Year Only
Manages a team and program that provide a full range of marketing and communications services aimed at meeting ERFC goals and objectives; develops and delivers cross-channel communications content to provide outreach programs and inform; provides project management for ERFC communications.

For additional information about qualifications and to apply, please click here.


Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) 

The Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS or the “System”) is searching for their next Executive Director. The System is a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plan which was established by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri. KCPSRS is designed for employees of the School District of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Public Library, charter schools within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District, and KCPSRS itself. The System is financed by employee contributions, contributions from the employers (School District, Public Library, charter schools and KCPSRS) and earnings from investments. As of December 31, 2022, the System held assets of approximately $626.7 million.

The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Board of Trustees. The ED is responsible for the administration and management of KCPSRS including coordinating daily operations, managing (hiring, terminating, supervising) all other KCPSRS staff and managing relationships with various investment managers and other external service providers. The ED leads a staff of 5 and oversees a $2.2M operating budget.

Click here to learn more.

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.


Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) 

KPPA, which manages $25 billion in assets and serves over 421,000 members and beneficiaries in 3 pension trusts and an insurance trust, broken down into 10 funds, is seeking an Executive Director. The current Executive Director, David Eager, recently announced plans to retire. 

Candidates should be capable of leading and managing a staff of over 250 who support the members and beneficiaries and investment of assets, and working collaboratively, fostering positive relationships, with key legislators, the Governor's Office, 3 Boards, and serving as the agency's spokesperson. Experience working in a state and/or municipal retirement system(s), a political environment and with statutes and regulations is preferred and demonstrated leadership skills which promote diversity and a culture of continuous improvement is required.

The ideal candidate will be someone whose personal values reflect the core values of KPPA: integrity, accountability, transparency, trustworthiness, and commitment to public service.

Compensation will relate to the candidate's experience and credentials. The salary ranges between $200K and $230K. The position is in Frankfort, KY. The agency maintains a hybrid work schedule and many employees choose to live in the surrounding areas such as Louisville or Lexington. For more detailed information on the position, click here

Parties interested in applying for the Executive Director position should contact Lori Casey at lori.casey@kyret.ky.gov.


The Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (LABF)


The Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is seeking an Executive Director. The LABF is governed pursuant to Articles 1 and 11 of the Illinois Pension Code, 40 ILCS 5/1-101, et seq., and is administered by an eight-member Board of Trustees (the “Board”). Currently, the Fund employs 21 full-time staff, has 2,600 active members, and 3,500 members or survivors receiving benefits, and $1.1 billion in investment assets. 

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of LABF, and as such, works within broad strategic and policy guidelines set by the Board. The Executive Director also serves as a fiduciary to the Fund per the Illinois Pension Code. Reporting directly to the Board, the Executive Director implements the Fund's business policies and plans and oversees the management of the Fund's operating programs. The position also makes necessary administrative and policy decisions as directed by, and on behalf of, the Board. 

Annual Salary: $165,000 and $195,000, commensurate with experience
Final Filing Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. CST

Click here for full information and instructions on how to apply.


Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)


The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) in seeking a Senior Investment Officer-Real Estate. LACERA is headquartered in Pasadena, CA. LACERA has been proudly fulfilling its mission to produce, protect, and provide the promised benefits, both retirement and retiree health coverage, of Los Angeles County employees and retirees for nearly 85 years. LACERA serves approximately 188,000 members which includes over 70,000 benefit recipients. LACERA is the largest county retirement system in the United States with approximately $75 billion in assets under management and more than $2.5 billion in Other Post Employment Benefit Trust (OPEB) funds.

LACERA is seeking energetic, highly-qualified candidates for this newly staffed role, Senior Investment Officer – Real Estate position within its Investment Division. The successful candidate will play a leading role in shaping LACERA's $5-8 Billion real estate allocation and leading a team through an evolution of the portfolio structure and investment process. The position reports to the Principal Investment Officer for Real Assets and oversees a six-person dedicated real estate team.

Learn more about the responsibilities, qualifications and benefits.

To apply
please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.
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LACERA is seeking energetic, highly-qualified candidates for a new
Investment Officer – Corporate Governance & Stewardship position within its Investment Division. The successful candidate will play a leading role in LACERA's expanding investment stewardship strategies to develop and implement corporate governance initiatives and integration of financially relevant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors throughout LACERA's investment process. The position reports to the Principal Investment Officer for Corporate Governance and Stewardship.

Base salary range $181,224.24-$274,296.96 annually.
To learn more about the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Benefits please click here.


To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.
 

New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS)

The New York City Employees' Retirement System seeks a General Counsel. Under the direction of the Executive Director, with wide latitude to exercise independent judgment, the General Counsel will serve as the key advisor on legal, policy, operational and administrative issues impacting the System, formulating policy on many complex and sensitive legal issues and procedures. The General Counsel reviews proposed and enacted legislation, providing advice on the impact of legislation on the System and provides legislative updates to NYCERS Board of Trustees. They will also serve as a liaison to other Federal, State, and local government agencies, including the New York City Law Department, NYC Department of Investigation, Office of the Actuary and other pension system general counsels.

The successful candidate for this position will lead and oversee a dynamic team of nine attorneys and four support staff. Their direct responsibilities will be to independently and efficiently run the day-to-day operations of the Legal Division and set performance goals, objectives, and priorities for Division staff. Other responsibilities of the position include researching and utilizing applicable laws including, but not limited to, New York City Administrative Code, New York State Retirement and Social Security Law, New York State Civil Service Law, New York State Open Meetings Law, and New York State General Municipal Law. The position will also be responsible for planning, directing and supervising disciplinary investigations utilizing agency standards of conduct, and other agency and city policies related to discipline. This position requires collaboration with NYCERS' business units to analyze questions and problem solve. The General Counsel must develop a sense for when issues are escalated to the Executive Director and when they can independently resolve them based on existing law, policies or procedures.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: Admission to the New York State Bar and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work. 
Note: New York City Residency is not required for this position
Annual Salary: $175,000-$235,000
This posting will remain open until filled.

Click here for more information.


San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association


San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association (SJCERA) seeks to fill a newly created Chief Counsel position.

This is the perfect opportunity for a confident advisory with knowledge and experience specific to the operation of a public defined benefit retirement system, including advising a multi-member governing body. The licensed attorney and active member of the State Bar of California will serve as in-house counsel, providing legal guidance and support to SJCERA staff and leadership, including the governing Board, on complicated operational and fiduciary matters so that staff and trustees can make informed decisions. They will be a key member of the executive team, closely collaborating with the CEO and Board in organizational decision-making, policy making, and leadership of the organization. Exceptional communication skills--both written and verbal--will be essential to successfully present technical information in an easily understood manner to all audiences. Creative problem-solvers who are resourceful in ascertaining information quickly and accurately and adept at finding a path through difficult issues will thrive in this environment. SJCERA is known for its operational stability, high-performing professional staff, and proven methods of business administration. 

Annual Salary: $184,055 - $223,720 DOE/DOQ

Learn more and apply here.


City of San José, CA Office of Retirement Services

The City of San José California is seeking to hire a Chief Executive Officer, Office of Retirement Services.

The Chief Executive Officer directs a staff of 43 people to lead, manage, and administer the day-to-day operations of ORS. Requires a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Law or closely related field; and at least five years (8 to 10 years preferred) of increasingly responsible professional, full-time supervisory or management experience in a large and/or complex pension fund system. Public sector or multi-employer pension system experience is highly desired.

Annual Salary: $244,000 - $345,000, DOQ + benefits.
Final Filing Date: March 11, 2024 

For questions and inquiries, please contact Sherrill Uyeda at suyeda@alliancerc.com or Cindy Krebs at ckrebs@alliancerc.com

Click here to learn more and apply.


State Universities Retirement System of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois


SURS' Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is an executive leadership position that reports directly to the Executive Director with a dotted line report to the SURS Board of Trustees. As the System's strategic investment leader, the CIO is responsible for directing the management of SURS' investment portfolio within the goals established by the board and will have the board organizational responsibilities that generally accompany the position of the senior investment leader. The CIO is responsible for the development of an innovative, long-range, and comprehensive investment vision and strategy. The CIO will primarily be held accountable for and measured by investment performance and generating returns in excess of appropriate benchmarks, while appropriately managing risks. The CIO should be a strong leader that exhibits the values of SURS such as being honest, ethical, trustworthy, collaborative, inclusive and professional. The position serves on the Executive Leadership Team and supervises the Deputy Chief Investment Officer.

Learn more and apply here


Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana


The Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL or the System) is searching for their next Investment Director of Public Markets. This role is based in Baton Rouge. TRSL is the largest public retirement system in the state serving an active and retired membership of over 180,000. The System is governed by a Board of Trustees whose primary responsibility is to manage and safeguard assets held in trust for the membership. As of June 30, 2022, the System's total assets under management were $24.5 billion.

The Investment Director of Public Markets reports to the Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO) and has primary responsibility for developing and implementing a public markets investment program strategy within the goals established by the TRSL Investment Policy. This role will manage the activities of the external managers, including analysis and due diligence reviews, assisting in negotiating terms and conditions of agreements, furnishing appropriate reports on all investment activity, and attending meetings to present reports to the TRSL Board of Trustees Investment Committee. This role will also be responsible for providing expert consultation and advice to the Chief Investment Officer, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director, and Board Investment Committee.

To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please click here.

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at tamara.wesely@eflassociates.com.

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