Chief Finance Officer, Wisconsin Retirement System
Department of Employee Trust Funds
The position serves as the CFO
reporting directly to the Department’s Deputy Secretary
and is a vital member of the senior leadership team. The
CFO plans, organizes, directs and manages all financial
operations including oversight of the financial
operations and operating and biennial budgets for ETF
and the WRS serving over 578,000 state and local
government employees and retirees and over 1,500
required: principles and practices of governmental
accounting, auditing, and fiscal control; government
accounting; GAAP, including pension accounting; oral and
written communication skills; strong management and
leadership. Preferable CPA certification.
Salary: Up to $120,000 depending on qualifications
review of application materials will be conducted by
April 25, 2013. Contact Dale Bartz, HR Specialist at
for application instructions or
Retirement Program Administrator
City of Phoenix
The Retirement Program Administrator is responsible for
managing and administering the City of Phoenix Retirement
System (COPERS), which involves planning, organizing,
directing, and staffing activities of the retirement system
under general direction from the City of Phoenix Employees’
Retirement Board. COPERS is a $1.8 billion pension plan
with approximately 5,600 retirees and 8,300 active members.
Responsibilities of the Administrator include office
management and budgeting for a staff of 12 professional and
support employees; plan administration and interpretation;
plan communications and counseling; financial reporting;
governmental reporting and disclosure; actuarial analysis
and funding; development of administrative policies and
procedures; and negotiation of contracts through the RFP
process for professional services. Duties are performed in
accordance with the provisions of the retirement plans as
defined by City Charter and State Statutes using generally
accepted practices requiring sound judgment, initiative and
Recruitment may close when we have
received a sufficient number of qualified applications.
$93,080 - $146,598 annually.
Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon
of six years of experience in public or private retirement
or benefit program administration
years of experience supervising professional-level staff;
bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting,
finance or related field;
Experience with financial and/or governmental reporting;
Experience supporting and making presentations to advisory
boards or elected officials.
Only the highest qualified applicants will be posted to the
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online by completing the required
information and attaching your cover letter and resume. In
your cover letter or resume, please describe your experience
as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR
COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL,
MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.
During the online application process, please be advised
that you will need to provide responses to the following
open-ended questions (the system allows copying/pasting into
the answer fields):
related job titles and employers of current/previous jobs.
Indicate the number and type of employees you have
supervised on an ongoing basis.
approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your experience
with public or private retirement or benefit program
administration including the number of plan participants.
approximately 100 words or fewer, describe your experience
with financial and/or governmental reporting.
In approximately 100 words or fewer, describe
your experience supporting and making presentations to
advisory boards or elected officials.
Only online applications are accepted
for this position. The results of the resume screening
process will be sent to your primary email address.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the
date of hire and must be maintained.
other important information related to employment with the
City of Phoenix, please visit:
If you need assistance applying for this job,
please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277.
Retirement Program Administrator, Grade
906, Job Code 05530, ID 8372, March 2013, KP, Benefits
City of Phoenix employees demonstrate
superior seamless customer service, integrity, and
commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Salary Range: $51,312 to $75,960 per year SR-24, Steps
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Assist the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in facilitating
the prudent management of the State Employees’ Retirement
System’s investment portfolio. Positions independently
perform highly complex professional work in conducting the
various investment related functions of the Investment
Office, including daily monitoring of contracted investment
managers, and management of securities lending and
commission recapture programs; implementation of asset
allocation decisions; and the conduct of special studies and
projects as assigned by the CIO.
The work activities involve considerable research and
analysis utilizing a variety of financial and economic
information sources and resource materials (e.g. web based
news service providers), and consideration of various
factors, conditions (e.g. national and international
investment markets, financial and economic events), and data
to prepare reports that present viable options and
recommended actions. Positions are expected to continually
assess any possible situation that may impact the ERS’
investment portfolio, anticipate potential outcomes, and
take appropriate action; and perform other related duties as
Minimum Qualification Requirements
bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or
university with at least twelve (12) semester credit hours
in accounting, finance and economics. These credits must
have included at least one course each in accounting,
finance and economics.
and one-half (3 ½) years of professional work experience in
the investment and securities field.
to apply and submit application. The recruitment will remain
open until filled.
Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and
Benefit Fund of Chicago
The Laborers’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and
Benefit Fund of Chicago (LABF) was established in 1935 by
the Illinois legislature. LABF, which covers individuals
who are employed by the City of Chicago in positions
classified as “labor services”, has over 8,000 members and
funds of over $1.3 billion under management. LABF is one of
four public funds provided for City employees. The
investment policies of LABF are governed by State statutes,
and funds are managed through external investment managers.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer
of LABF, reporting to an 8-member board of trustees and
overseeing a staff of over 20 employees.
BA required; advanced degree preferred
Significant leadership experience – along with solid
people and budget management experience – in public
pension system, financial services organization or
Institutional investment knowledge and understanding –
including experience actively working with and managing an
investment consultant, as well as experience recommending
investment ideas and investment managers
Understanding of actuarial concepts and ability to work
with an external actuarial consultant
Experience managing external relationships, including
serving as a spokesperson
Experience working with/reporting to a board preferred
More Information / To Apply
For more information, or to apply, contact:
Assistant Vice President
Director of Risk and Asset Allocation
The South Carolina
Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC) manages over
$25 billion, diversified across capitalization, style,
strategy, geography, and liquidity. The RSIC implements the
investment plan through external and internal managers,
co-investments, and an overlay strategy.
The Director of Risk and
Asset Allocation is responsible for development and
implementation of a comprehensive investment risk management
program across all asset classes, including the creation and
documentation of processes for assessing, identifying,
monitoring and controlling investment risks within the
parameters established by RSIC’s Investment Policies and
applicable statutes. Will work under the general direction
of the Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO), and within
the guidelines established by the Investment Commission’s
approved Investment Policies and Annual Investment Plan.
The job duties entail
developing policies, risk measurement, analysis, reporting,
and recommending exposures related to the Plan’s asset/risk
allocations and manager allocations. These risks include,
but are not limited to market risk, benchmark,
concentration, leverage, counterparty and liquidity risk.
Policies and Oversight
Create and document
processes and policies for assessing, identifying,
monitoring and controlling investment risks and portfolio
compliance. Communicate risk exposures to DCIO and
Investment Directors regularly to ensure proper risk
controls and measurements within and across asset classes.
Asset and Risk Management
Participate as a Senior
member of the Investment Committee and Asset Allocation
Committee. Closely follow worldwide economic developments
and market trends, preparing recommendations for asset/risk
allocation rebalancing decisions. Perform analysis with
respect to diversification, portfolio management, and cash
Assists the DCIO in the
formation of strategic and tactical asset allocation related
to the RSIC’s overall investment process, modeling portfolio
risks, liquidity, asset/liability impacts, and preparation
of related reports and presentations.
Contribute to the
implementation of the overlay program. Evaluate risk
impacts from prospective tactical shifts to asset allocation
strategy through the use of cash securities, futures,
options, etc. as approved by the Internal Investment
Committee. Develop programs to mitigate unintended risk
exposures where appropriate.
Maintain and report on risk
management oversight of asset classes and strategies.
Monitor and assist in measuring and reporting the
performance of internal and externally-advised portfolios
especially as pertains to risk-adjusted decomposition of
returns. Analyze and decompose the risks of the fund into
relevant factors and sources such as sensitivity analysis,
stress testing, scenario analysis, value at risk, and risk
Prepare and present
investment risk management reports as needed for investment
decision-making and to ensure that the DCIO, CIO, Investment
Commission and other interested parties are informed of risk
management operations and activities.
Candidates who do not meet
the preferred qualifications will be considered. In the
event a candidate is selected that does not meet Director
level qualifications, the candidate may be considered for
Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, finance,
economics, mathematics, physics, engineering or similar
quantitatively oriented discipline.
Five years of investment experience with experience
deploying risk management and/or tactical allocation
programs. Demonstrated experience with implementation and
integration of sophisticated risk systems such as APT, Barra,
Current participation in Chartered Financial Analyst
(CFA) program or CFA designation or Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Experience in an institutional investment
environment; in making oral presentations to groups as part
of regular duties; in Microsoft Office Products, Bloomberg
and other investment and risk tools.
Master’s degree or higher in business, finance,
economics, mathematics, physics, engineering or similar
quantitatively oriented discipline.
Designation as a CFA.
Previous experience with a public pension fund.
Salary: $80,000 to $150,000 plus potential for performance
Posting Date: 1/23/2013
Closing Date: 2/22/2013
Please apply online at
The New York
State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) is a
self-sustaining public corporation, responsible for
administering the fund from which all public school
teachers, outside of New York City, will receive their
retirement allowance. Operating under the supervision of the NYS Insurance Department, NYSTRS is staffed by about 380
employees who work under the direction of a 10 member Board
of Directors. NYSTRS is not part of the Executive Branch of
the State and, therefore, does not come under the State
Budget. However, the majority of our positions are
classified by the New York State Civil Service Department,
thereby requiring appointments to be made in accordance with
the Civil Service Law and providing NYSTRS employees the
ability to transfer to State Agencies and to take State
Summary of Duties
Under the direction of the Manager of External Public
Equities, the Investment Officer 3 (EPE) will be
instrumental in conducting searches for public equity
managers to invest a portion of NYSTRS' assets in domestic
equity and international equity markets. Duties will include
screening public equity manager databases for potential
candidates, conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis
of strategies, conducting manager interviews, documenting
analysis and recommendations, monitoring managers in NYSTRS'
line-up and general oversight of NYSTRS' externally managed
public equity investments. This position may require up to
Bachelor's Degree and six
(6) years of professional full-time experience managing
public market equity investments which includes selecting
and oversight of externally-managed portfolios and/or direct
portfolio management. An advanced degree in finance,
accounting, business administration, economics, engineering,
statistics, computer science or related fields of study
substitutes for one (1) year of professional work
experience. Holding a Chartered Financial Analyst
designation substitutes for one (1) year of professional
work experience, or holding a Certificate in Investment
Performance Management substitutes for six (6) months of
professional work experience.
Advanced degree in finance, accounting, business
administration, economics, engineering, statistics, computer
science or related field as well as a bachelor's degree in
these or related fields. Chartered Financial Analyst
designation or willingness to pursue the designation.
Certificate in Investment Performance Management
designation. Eight years of professional level investment
experience with six years of practical experience as part of
a selection and monitoring team in the public equity space
across a wide variety of strategies including domestic and
international investments, fundamental and quantitatively
driven strategies, value and growth strategies and across
market capitalization. Four or more years of experience
presenting recommendations to a search committee, investment
committee or similar oversight group. Strong written and
oral communication skills, strong analytical ability and
Founded in 1921, the New
York State Teachers' Retirement System is a self-sustaining
public corporation, responsible for administering the fund
from which all public school teachers, outside of New York
City, receive their retirement allowance. A ten member Board
oversees the activities of the System. Our staff manages a
multi-billion dollar investment portfolio and services over
400,000 active and retired members. We are located in
Albany, New York.
To be the model for pension fund excellence and exceptional
To be considered for this position, mail a completed
http://www.nystrs.org/main/forms/PER-1.pdf to: NYSTRS/HR,
10 Corporate Woods Drive, Albany, NY 12211
Please note that although you may include a resume with your
application, you must still fill out the application
completely. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute,
in whole or part, for a completed application.
Inquiries regarding vacancy postings, minimum
qualifications, or application procedures may be made by
email@example.com. You can reach us by
phone at (518) 447-2906.
Our Commitment to Diversity
NYSTRS is committed to fostering an inclusive environment
where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of
strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people
from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.
NYSTRS is an equal opportunity employer.
Private Markets Consultant
Strategic Investment Solutions
The Private Markets Consultant will work directly with a
small number of institutional clients to provide advice and
expertise on private market investments, including strategic
planning, investment policy development and implementation,
and to present investment recommendations. The Consultant
will work closely with our dedicated team of private markets
professionals to help source, evaluate, and monitor
attractive private market investments, and assist with new
business development. Regular travel to meet with clients,
investment managers, and other industry professionals is
- Consult to institutional investors at the staff and
board levels to help develop their private markets
- Develop the strategic plan and investment policy
- Build detailed investment pacing and cash flow
- Identify attractive private markets investments
- Conduct rigorous due diligence on private markets
- Negotiate terms and conditions with prospective
managers on behalf of SIS’s clients
- Assist with monitoring private markets investments,
including annual meeting attendance
- Work collaboratively with SIS’s private markets
consultants and analysts and the firm’s other investment
- Contribute to SIS’s research efforts
- Help lead new business development efforts and speak
at industry conferences
Position Requirements and Minimum Qualifications
- Minimum of five years of relevant experience as a
private markets investor or advisor to institutional
investors, including sourcing and evaluating private
markets investments and reviewing and negotiating
partnership terms and conditions
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or related
area required; MBA preferred
- CFA/CAIA preferred
- Experience in working with sophisticated institutional
- Strong work ethic and willingness and ability to meet
tight deadlines if needed
- Effective verbal and written communications skills
- High attention to detail, organization skills, and
ability to multi-task are critical for success
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word,
PowerPoint, Excel); private markets performance databases
(such as Private i, PrivateEdge, etc.) and private markets
analytical databases (such as Prequin, Venture Economics,
- A writing sample will be required of all candidates
Please email resume with cover letter, writing sample,
and salary requirements to:
phone calls please.
Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director
North Dakota Retirement & Investment Office
The State of North Dakota Retirement & Investment Office
(RIO) is looking to hire a Chief
Investment Officer & Executive Director,
to be located in Bismarck, ND. The CIO/Executive Director is
appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the State
Investment Board (SIB) and is responsible for the planning,
supervision and direction of RIO operations in accordance
with all applicable governing statutes and Board governance
policies. Key areas of responsibility include Investment
Administration/Policy, Pension Administration, Office
The North Dakota Retirement & Investment Office
coordinates the activities of the SIB and the Teachers’ Fund
for Retirement (TFFR) as stipulated by state statute. RIO
fulfills the mission of the SIB to provide cost-effective
investment service to its constituents, consistent with
their respective investment policies and guided by the
premises of the Prudent Investor Rule. In addition, the RIO
administers the management and disbursement of retirement
benefits to TFFR members.
The ideal candidate will have substantial progressively
responsible work experience in investment related duties at
a public pension fund, foundation, endowment, trust,
investment consulting firm, bank, insurance company, or
similar entity, including combined management / executive
management experience. Candidates must possess strong
ethical values and a high degree of professional integrity,
as well as the ability to establish and maintain positive
working relationships with a variety of constituents. An
advanced degree is preferred, and a CFA designation is
Salary: $180,000 to $220,000 per year, plus benefits
including paid family health insurance, life insurance, and
For more information about RIO, visit
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter
no later than January 31, 2013
Becky Sicble, Human Resource Officer
ND Human Resource Management Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 113
Bismarck ND 58505-0120
For more information or accommodation or assistance in
the application or interview process, please contact Becky
Sicble at 701-328-3299. Veteran’s preference does not apply
to this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer - The State of North Dakota
and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age,
or disability in employment or the provision of services,
and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits
smoking in all places of state employment.
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Norwalk, CT The Financial Accounting
Foundation (FAF) is seeking a highly qualified
individual to lead the GASB’s efforts to develop
high-quality standards of accounting and financial
reporting for state and local governments that result
in decision-useful information for investors and other
users of financial statements. The position is
full-time and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut. The
Chairman will serve one term of up to seven years.
GASB is responsible for establishing standards of
accounting and financial reporting for state and local
governments that result in decision-useful information
for investors and other users of financial
information. This is a senior and prestigious
appointment, demanding not only a high degree of
technical accounting expertise but also a high level
of understanding of the state and local government
environment. It is expected that candidates will have
experience with the national scope of
state and local government finance and accounting
issues at a senior level; extensive
and current technical understanding
of governmental accounting, with a CPA viewed as a
strong asset; experience working with senior-level
professionals and interacting and influencing at the
Board level; and demonstrated thought leadership and
intellectual engagement. Candidates must have
experience presenting and speaking in front of large
audiences of different constituencies, experience
or strong interest in standard setting or public
policy and experience managing professionals and
attracting and retaining top talent.
The successful candidate will be an
inspiring and pragmatic leader who will command respect and
help lead organizational change in a consensus-driven
organization by considering varied viewpoints, weighing the
evidence presented in an impartial fashion, and reaching
well-reasoned and supportable decisions in a timely fashion
and by putting the broader objectives of the GASB
above individual philosophies and interests. The successful
candidate will also be hands-on and
engaged, proactively working with colleagues by maintaining
open lines of communication, influencing and shaping agendas
to achieve successful outcomes. Full recruitment
brochure is available at VoorheesAssociates.com. The salary
for this position is highly competitive. Apply at once but
not later than December 24, 2012 to Heidi Voorhees,
HVoorhees@VAResume.com Tel: 847-580-4246.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS ADMINISTRATOR
Virgina Retirement System
VRS is seeking an individual to administer the defined contribution plan products, while ensuring product administration supports achievement of the agency’s mission, values and strategic business objectives. The Defined Contribution Plans Department currently administers six defined contribution plans: the Commonwealth of Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan, Virginia Cash Match Plan, Virginia Supplemental Retirement Plan, Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education (ORPHE), the Optional Retirement Plan Political Appointees(ORPPA) and the Optional Retirement Plan for School Superintendents (ORPSS). Effective January 1, 2014, the department also will administer the defined contribution portion of the new hybrid plan passed by the 2012 General Assembly.
Responsibilities include: serving as key resource and leader in the implementation of the new hybrid plan; leading and managing a team dedicated to the administration of the defined contribution plans; ensuring plans are in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, as well as board and administrative policies and procedures; coordinating required changes to state Code and internal policies; coordinating impact analyses and planning for proposed legislation; managing the implementation of changes required by new legislation impacting the plans and working across departments to ensure successful implementation. Additionally, the successful candidate will partner with the defined benefit plan staff to coordinate and provide appropriate hybrid plan communications and training for internal staff, employers and members and present information as required to the Board and DC Plans Advisory Committee.
Proficiency with MS Office Products and knowledge of large databases. Bachelor’s degree that has included courses in business, analysis, statistics or insurance or equivalent combination of education and experience. CEBS or comparable certification is desirable. CAPPP, CRC and/or CRA are also desirable.
The New York State Office of the State Comptroller is seeking an individual to work in the Corporate Governance Bureau of the State’s Common Retirement Fund, which is currently valued at approximately $145 billion. The person hired will be responsible for: voting the Fund’s domestic proxies in compliance with voting guidelines; conducting company-specific and issue-based research; and preparing a variety of analyses and reports.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and two years of corporate governance experience in the public or private sector.
The New York State Office of the State Comptroller is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary DOQ. With nearly one million people, San José is the tenth largest city in the nation. Known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” it is located between the beautiful Diablo and Santa Cruz mountain ranges and offers an unsurpassed quality of life. The City of San José Department of Retirement Services (SJDRS) provides participants with retirement, death, disability, and cost-of-living benefits and is currently serving approximately 10,600 retired and survivor participants. The Federated City Employees’ Retirement System currently holds assets valued at $1.8 billion and the assets of the Police and Fire Retirement Plan are currently valued at $2.8 billion. The Federated boards each have
seven trustees and the Police and Fire boards have nine. The Retirement Investment Officer is responsible for the management of pension assets and the measurement of pension liabilities of the San Jose Federated City Employees’ Retirement System and Police and Fire Department Retirement Plan. Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, financial engineering, mathematics, economics, actuarial science or a related field and five years of related work experience in a defined benefit retirement fund, investment consulting, investment management or pension consulting (CFA, CAIA, CERA, FSA or ASA is highly desirable). Please apply online immediately at www.alliancerc.com or via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume review will begin September 14, 2012. For more information, contact Syldy Tom or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769 or email info@allianceRC.com. EEO/ADA.
Seeking Chief Investment Officer for the Employees' Retirement System of the State of Hawaii. This leadership role will provide strategic planning, effective execution and compliance with investment and other policies, federal and state laws and regulations and management of investment operations.
Minimum 10 years of recent full-time experience in investment management and expertise with broad asset class exposure. Required degree in finance, economics, business or related field. Advanced degree, CFA and experience with public pension systems preferred.
Contact: Kathy Inkinen, Inkinen & Associates, email@example.com.
Salary DOQ. With nearly one million people, San José is the tenth largest city in the nation and the third largest in California and is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world. The City of San José Department of Retirement Services (SJDRS) provides participants with retirement, death, disability, and cost-of-living benefits and is currently serving approximately 10,600 retired and survivor participants. The Federated City Employees’ Retirement System currently holds assets valued at $1.8 billion and the assets of the Police and Fire Retirement Plan are currently valued at $2.8 billion. The Federated boards each have 7 trustees and the Police and Fire boards have 9. Reporting to the Director of the SJDRS, the Assistant Director serves as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and will lead a staff totaling 9 people in developing and implementing SJDRS’ overall investment strategy, including the fund’s asset allocation, investment policy, and program direction. Requires a bachelor’s in business administration, economics, finance or related field (MBA or CFA preferred) and 7 years experience in multiple asset class investment portfolio management and/or manager evaluation with a pension plan, endowment, or related financial institution. Please apply online at www.alliancerc.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately as resume review will begin August 12, 2012 with expected final interview dates in early September 2012. For more information, contact Syldy Tom or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769 or email info@allianceRC.com. EEO/ADA.
The Pew Center on the States (PCS), an internal operating division of The Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT), identifies and advances effective policy approaches to critical issues facing states. It researches emerging topics, develops 50-state comparisons, and highlights innovative approaches among states to complex problems. When the facts are clear, PCS advocates for nonpartisan, pragmatic solutions.
PCS operates major initiatives in children’s dental health, intensive home visiting/parent mentoring for at-risk families, sentencing and corrections, cost-benefit analysis and election reform. PCS makes use of the basic tools required to help states explore and advance effective policies, regardless of the issue: credible, timely, and user-friendly research; assessments of public support for change; strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to state decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public; the capacity to bring together diverse perspectives and find common ground; and the ability to identify approaches that have proven successful elsewhere.
PCS staff have expertise in research, communications, and coalition building; those engaged in issue-specific projects have deep substantive expertise.
In the last several years, PCS’ research on the enormous bill coming due for public sector retirement benefits has helped drive the issue to the top of states’ policy agendas. More than 40 states have made modest reforms aimed at better managing the ballooning costs of pensions and retiree health care for their employees, but a growing number of policy makers want to explore comprehensive changes.
Given the high stakes for states’ budgets and workers, policy makers need trusted information and guidance to help them consider possible options, understand what is known about each, then make decisions based on the best available information, tailored to meet the needs of both government and employees. This project will work with states to examine their challenges and help policy makers consider implementing data-driven policies that result in affordable and fiscally sustainable retirement systems while maintaining states’ ability to recruit and retain skilled workers.
The Project Director, working with PCS’ senior leadership, will implement and direct the initiative, including overseeing the research agenda, participating in the identification of states that seek the project’s assistance, developing and implementing technical assistance plans and related strategies to inform and advance state reforms, and collaborating in fundraising for the project. The expected project team will consist of the project director, one research manager, one campaign manager, one communications manager, five senior associates, two associates, and one administrative assistant. The initiative will be supported by PCS and PCT teams of communication specialists, research staff, journalists, policy analysts, and campaign strategists. This position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C. office, will report to the Deputy Director, Pew Center on the States, and will be hired for an initial period through September 30, 2014, with the possibility of renewal, depending on the project's progress, ability to raise funds, and board deliberations.