National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Position Information

Deputy Executive Director
About Us:

Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS’) is among the largest 100 pension systems in the United States. INPRS serves the needs of approximately 473,000 members and retirees representing approximately 1,244 employers, including public universities, school corporations, public safety, municipalities and state agencies.  The Indiana Public Retirement System is a public pension fund who manages approximately over $40 billion in assets, making it one of the largest in the United States.
Why Join Our INPRS’ Culture:

INPRS’ believes that people are the foundation of our success. It takes people with different backgrounds, ideas, and strengths to be successful. Balance in life is important. We strive to have a flexible and supportive environment while not sacrificing service to our members. We pride ourselves by modeling a collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment for our employees. Our mission. As fiduciaries, educate stakeholders, collect necessary contributions, and prudently manage member assets to deliver promised defined benefit and defined contribution benefits and services”.
The Deputy Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is a senior member of the executive team. This position will provide direct support to the Executive Director and will lead the day to day internal operational functions of the system including benefits administration, technology, information management, communications, and strategic initiatives. 
The Deputy Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director’s Office and other peer functions including, internal audit, enterprise risk management, human resources, legal, compliance, procurement, finance, and investments.  This position assures that key internal operational strategic opportunities are identified, vetted and deadlines met with high-quality deliverables; and ensures that risks are identified early, elevated and mitigated to protect operational vital interests.
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
  • Directs and reviews the work of direct reports in several functional areas: benefits administration, information, technology, communications, and strategic initiatives.
  • Leads initiatives within and inbetween the functional areas to help ensure the proper administration of benefits through the ongoing use and implementation human and technological capital.
  • Performs the functions of the Executive Director in his or her absence.
Job Requirements:

The Deputy Executive Director position requires direct contact with senior state and federal agency personnel, legislature, investment management firms, attorneys, the press, and the general public.  The Deputy Executive Director is expected to have:
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and public speaking skills, ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the target audience.
  • Ability to lead the entire range of problem-solving work from problem definition to analysis, recommendations and the development of implementation plans; ability to apply critical thinking, good judgment and display adaptability in complex situations; ability and motivation to develop creative solutions to complex, interpersonal, process, and systemic challenges.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with a demonstrated understanding of change management principles to promote organizational alignment with minimal disruption; ability to influence team performance and morale across the organization.
  • Excellent negotiation and consensus-building skills with a proven track record of successful collaboration and engagement, able to bridge divides between groups; ability to work collaboratively with key internal and external leaders, partners, community members and other stakeholders.
  • Possesses a strong strategy and performance orientation and ability to drive for outcomes, with previously held roles in fast paced and complex environments.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories of organization, management, and financial investment principles and practices.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work activity of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Ability to interpret and apply retirement laws, policies, and regulations to a variety of membership and benefit challenges.
  • complex correspondence, reports, presentations, policies, and proposals.
  • Managing, mentoring, and motivating staff to meet organization goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities, excellent multi-level communication skills, integrity and ethics as defined by the INPRS Value Culture Statement.
  • A strong understanding and ability to apply intricate state and federal pension legislation governing the System, including Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations.
  • Must submit a Financial Disclosure Statement to the Indiana Office of Inspector General annually
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration or a related field is required.  Graduate degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five, and preferably ten years of experience leading and managing an organization of comparable or larger size and complexity is preferred.
  • While there is no requirement for specific experience in pension benefis administration, technology, information management, communications, and strategic initiatives, it is imperative that the Deputy Executive Director be able to comprehend such disciplines and communicate effectively with experts on technical matters that affect the System.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Indiana pension legislation and legislative relationships are not required, but is beneficial. Pension plan administration experience is strongly preferred and candidates with records of achievement in this area will receive preference.
  • The Deputy Executive Director’s public and private life must exemplify the highest standards of ethics, professional decorum and financial responsibility.
 Comprehensive Benefits Package:
  • Healthcare coverage (medical / dental / vision)
  • Health savings account with employer contribution
  • Prescription coverage
  • Employer funded retirement plan (pension plan)
  • Deferred compensation plan (employer and/or employee contribution plan)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Work/life balance (7.5 hrs daily/37.5 hrs weekly)
  • 12 paid holidays; 14 during election year
  • Paid leave (personal, sick, vacation)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Group life insurance
  • Employer-paid downtown parking
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume for consideration.  For more information about our organization, please visit the INPRS’ careers website:
This position is not eligible for H-1B or any other kind of temporary or permanent sponsorship for work authorization by the Indiana Public Retirement System. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship from us for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Position: Deputy Executive Director
Organization: Indiana Public Retirement System (State of Indiana)
Location: Indianapolis,  IN 
United States
Salary: $117,000 - $150,000
Posting Start Date: 7/16/2021
Date Posted: 7/16/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 9/14/2021
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Organization Information
Indiana Public Retirement System (State of Indiana)

Indianapolis,  IN 46204
United States
Denise Matusiewicz