National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Chief Executive Officer

SDCERA is the pension plan for employees of the County of San Diego and four participating employers. SDCERA’s independent nine-member Board administers County pension system and has plenary authority over the pension plan, which has 44,810 members, and the Trust Fund assets, which total $12.5 billion. SDCERA employs 46 full-time professionals. The CEO administers Board policy, provides day-to-day leadership and management of SDCERA, and connects to/interacts with SDCERA’s members and key stakeholders. The CEO and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) are jointly accountable to the Board for investment decisions and reporting. The CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) work together to support the Audit Committee’s work. The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication and presentation skills and foster an environment of collaboration, team building and transparency across all levels. In addition, they will lead strategic planning to take SDCERA to the net level; bring a sense of stability to the organization; enhance operations; improve documentation; inspire, develop, train and empower staff; and implement succession planning. The successful candidate will be flexible, adaptable and open to others’ perspectives and opinions and will build and maintain positive relationships.

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Organization: San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA)
Location: San Diego,  CA 
United States
Salary: DOQ. Excellent benefits.
Posting Start Date: 7/17/2020
Date Posted: 7/17/2020
Requirements Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A graduate degree, law degree, or professional accreditation is a plus. The Board will evaluate CEO candidates based on two overarching capabilities: (1) the intellectual capacity to learn and master the core components of a public pension system and (2) the emotional intelligence to work for a diverse Board, lead and manage SDCERA staff, and create and develop positive relationships with SDCERA’s stakeholders. The Board welcomes nationwide candidates with these capabilities and proven track records of accomplishment from pension systems, banks and insurance companies, accounting and audit firms, technology companies, pension consulting and other related industries.

Apply on-line at by August 21, 2020. Preliminary interviews will be conducted the week of October 5, 2020. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at or 562-901-0769 or Sherrill Uyeda at or 562-901-0769.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/15/2020
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Organization Information
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA)

San Diego,  CA -
United States
(562) 901-0769
Cindy Krebs