National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer
The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer. The position is a integral member of the executive cabinet, and will be involved in oversight of administrative and operational areas of the System. There is flexibility in determining the responsibilities assigned so they best align to the candidate’s skill set and experience.
Some of the other essential duties include:
Essential Duties
  • Ensure operation of all departments in accordance with TRS’s mission, vision, and core values; state and federal law; and board policies.
  • Ensure resources are sufficient and properly aligned to execute and accomplish the organization’s strategic plan and goals.
  • Ensure the information technology infrastructure meets current and future needs and all System data is protected.
  • Evaluate and implement best practices and improve systems and processes to improve member service and/or contain or reduce cost.
  • Engage externally with stakeholders, as needed, and maintain effective relationships with plan sponsors, member groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with the System’s strategic planning and in establishing performance metrics.
  • Foster a positive success?oriented and accountable culture to increase employee engagement.
  • Develop, coach, mentor, and evaluate the performance of staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
For additional information or to submit an application, please contact Hudepohl & Associates, or (614) 854?7300.
Position: Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer
Organization: Illinois Teachers' Retirement System
Location: Springfield,  IL 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 11/22/2021
Requirements The System is seeking an experienced executive who has strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Other requirements and preferences include:
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related degree.
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant operational experience in a senior management role.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive working environment.
Other Preferences
  • Advanced degree.
  • Six Sigma certification.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience/Knowledge with enterprise information technology systems and implementations.
  • Experience/Knowledge leading or overseeing benefits and claims administration.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state pension laws.
  • General knowledge of finance and actuarial matters.
  • Track record of effectively working across stakeholder groups.
  • Experience interacting with public boards.
TRS is committed to diversity in the workplace, race and gender, work style, thought and communication, and the Deputy Director is expected to be a champion for workplace diversity. The Deputy Director must also understand and respect the requirements of operating in a public environment.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/21/2022
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Organization Information
Illinois Teachers' Retirement System

Springfield,  IL 62702
United States
Debbie Roche (Hudephol & Associates)