National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Member Education Representative


PERA's Member Education Division provides engaging learning experiences about PERAs defined benefit retirement plan, defined contribution plans, and other built-in benefit programs to PERA's members and affiliated employers.

This position understands and delivers complex retirement information, encourages retirement planning, and contributes to the development of presentation materials for diverse audiences through multiple digital channels, manages relationships with employer partners and assists with promotion and marketing efforts.


Our ideal candidate is an engaging presenter and virtual trainer who is personable and articulate, with the ability to distill complex financial, retirement, and benefits information into understandable concepts. We are a team that thrives on helping others and look to find innovative and creative ways to make content enjoyable and easy to retain through a variety of virtual channels. The ability to influence and inspire action in addition to effective relationship management skills are highly valued. We are looking for a professional who can instill best training practices and integrate adult learning theories into public presentations. This professional also has a strong understanding of the importance of promotion to inspire participation in our education opportunities and a desire to contribute to marketing efforts. You will find renewed purpose for your ability to think on your feet, be flexible, resilient, and reliable. If you are comfortable relating to people in digital mediums and want to work on a mission first, member first team, this is a great fit. ColoradoÂ’s public employees will rely on your unique talents to guide them to a secure, safe and happy retirement!


  • Develops, arranges, and delivers general and specialized education for members, benefit recipients, and affiliated employers via web and other e-based platforms, and occasional on-site presentations
  • Develops and maintains relationships with affiliated PERA employers, and actively seeks to expand educational outreach for members through their employer
  • Participates in planning and coordinating promotion and marketing efforts
  • Comprehends and communicates about PERAÂ’s benefit plans, insurance programs, retirement readiness, and financial security
  • Motivates membership to plan for retirement and helps them understand and utilize the resources available to them
  • Accurately and professionally conveys information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to people of diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Assimilates training best practices into the development, and facilitation of virtual and in-person instruction
  • Integrates adult learning theories and methodologies, behavioral finance concepts and technical expertise into the development and evaluation of presentation content and materials
  • Participates in a team environment to complete project work
  • Participates in training and educational opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Responsible for meeting division metrics and standards as set forth by management
  • Acts with a sense of urgency and accountability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Maintains regular and prompt attendance in the workplace and at meeting locations
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and team events
  • Recognizes issues or inefficiencies, works to find better solutions. Looks beyond the obvious and doesnÂ’t stop at the first/easiest resolution
  • Willingly puts in extra time and effort in key situations
  • Volunteers readily to assist when needed and consistently goes above and beyond what is normally required
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Position: Member Education Representative
Organization: Colorado PERA
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: 68000
Posting Start Date: 8/26/2022
Date Posted: 8/26/2022


  • A combination of related education and experience equivalent to three years; bachelorÂ’s degree preferred
  • Experience with in-person or virtual teaching, training, pension administration, retirement planning, or employee benefits preferred
  • Ability to write creative, compelling copy for promotions is a plus
  • Ability to use own skills and judgement to help make progress toward group goals
  • Ability to identify and consider all available alternatives before making decisions with an understanding of impact of decisions on others
  • Detail oriented and ability to focus in a variety of work environments
  • Polished speaker who can adapt to and interact with a variety of audiences
  • Effective relationship management skills and the ability to influence and inspire action
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate projects with minimal supervision while working in a team environment
  • Ability to learn, interpret, and communicate state statutes, rules, and procedures in a manner easily understood by persons not familiar with the subject
  • Ability to work in a matrix reporting relationship balancing independence and flexibility with outstanding teamwork
  • Ability to understand and effectively explain financial concepts, basic investing, member benefits, and retirement pensions is desired
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, high performing team culture
  • Ability to work a varied schedule which can skew outside of normal business hours. (A rare weekend or travel is possible.)
  • Valid driverÂ’s license with excellent driving record preferred
  • Ability to handle several tasks or challenges at the same time
  • Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of communication formats
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer and audio-visual equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and presentation software


  • Standard office environment with regular computer operation, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy and printer machine
  • Occasional travel by car or plane as necessary for business purposes


  • Opportunity to work from home up to two days per week. Eligibility dependent upon factors detailed in PERA's Work from Home Policy.


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of an employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned with or without notice.

Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot consider candidates that require sponsorship (now or in the future), or are located outside of the US.

Complete the employment application online at Please have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. Please review the following questions. You will be asked for a response to these as part of your application:

  1. Describe a time when you had to solve a problem in a unique or unusual way. What was the outcome? Were you satisfied with it?

As Colorados largest public pension plan, we are committed to providing retirement and other benefits to more than 600,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, corrections officers, snowplow drivers, and many other public employees who provide valuable service to all of Colorado.

We hire exceptional employees and invest in their growth and development. We are passionate about our work and committed to serving our members by delivering quality customer service, sound investment decisions, and education programs. Our culture is built on the core values of integrity and accountability, excellence and initiative, collaboration, and engagement. We value diverse perspectives and promote an inclusive culture, recognizing that our people are our primary asset. We provide a healthy work-life balance and a culture where excellence is rewarded. At PERA, your work makes a difference every day.

At PERA, you will earn more than just a paycheck - our total rewards package is focused on wellbeing. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including Health, Dental and Vision coverage, with eligibility for most plans being the first of the month following the date of hire. We offer a generous paid time off plan as well as paid volunteer hours, PERAs defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans (including employer match on the 401(k), as applicable), tuition assistance, on-the-job training, free access to an on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more. PERA is also a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualifying employer. For more information, please visit


Position Title: Member Education Representative I
Division: Member Education
Reports to: Member Education Manager
Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Salary: $60,000 - $77,000 per year, commensurate with experience
Posting Dates: 8/26/2022 - 9/18/2022

Status: This listing expires on: 10/25/2022
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Organization Information
Colorado PERA

Denver,  CO 80203
United States
Chris Erwin