National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Chief Diversity Officer

Main Duties:
Under the direction of the SURS executive director, the chief diversity officer (CDO) will:

  • Support the organization through the development, implementation, and coordination of efforts to foster an inclusive environment.
  • Help develop and support a strategy that will lead to a comprehensive and actionable company-wide diversity strategy that builds upon the organization’s ability to attract, respect, support and celebrate diversity in all forms.
  • Create a diversity subcontracting policy to ensure the engagement of minority-owned money managers as well as other contractors by SURS.
Position: Chief Diversity Officer
Organization: State Universities Retirement System
Location: Champaign,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/16/2020
Date Posted: 10/16/2020

Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate progressive administrative responsibilities throughout their career. Preference will be given to those candidates who possess an advanced degree.
  • Have a track record of success coordinating and/or leading a broad range of diversity initiatives to include experience developing programs and coordinating and facilitating workshops; experience contracting and subcontracting with historically underrepresented groups, financial services, and recruitment of diverse money managers; the ability to think strategically; and an understanding of how to engage and build productive relationships.

Personal Qualifications and Characteristics:
The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • The highest professional and personal integrity.
  • A genuine appreciation for fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • The ability to work independently and cooperatively with various levels of administrators and staff.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent judgment and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator who inspires confidence and trust.
  • Experience working with minority contracting, subcontracting, financial services and diverse money managers.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/15/2020
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Organization Information
State Universities Retirement System
1901 Fox Drive

Champaign,  IL 61820
United States
Brenda Dunn