National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Executive Director
We are pleased to assist our client, The Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC), in seeking their next Executive Director. ERFC is a legally separate single-employer retirement system and fund established under Virginia code to provide supplemental retirement benefits to all full-time educational and administrative support employees who are employed by the Fairfax County Public Schools. ERFC is a component unit of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).  ERFC was entrusted with AUM of $3.0B and serves approximately 41,500 active and retired members and employs a staff of 36. The System is based in Falls Church, VA.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and leads and directs all development, management, evaluation, and modification of the multifaceted activities, programs, projects, personnel, and fiscal resources of ERFC. The Executive Director will serve as a spokesperson to the Fairfax County School Board, Division Superintendent, and Leadership Team. The Executive Director role will oversee a staff of 36 through 4 direct reports comprised of: an Investment Officer; a Deputy Executive Director, IT & Finance; a Deputy Executive Director, Operations; and an Administrative Assistant.
To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please view the link below:
Position Specifications
To apply please send your resume to Tamara at
Position: Executive Director
Organization: The Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC)
Location: Falls Church,  VA 
United States
Salary: $164,000-$265,000
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2023
Date Posted: 10/13/2023
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, economics, or related field.
• Eight (8) years of progressively more responsible experience, some of which shall have been in a supervisory or leadership capacity in a related field.
• Experience in management principles and techniques, investment management, retirement and pension fund administration, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and accounting principles.  
• Knowledge of federal and state law governing public employee retirement systems and retirement accounting.
• Ability to coordinate a variety of policy and pension plan matters between political leaders, boards, and trustees.
• Ability to manage a variety of administrative, operational, and fiscal issues by analyzing information, evaluating results, and choosing the best approach to shortand long-term problems.
• Ability to act as a skilled change agent and utilize negotiating skills to manage confidential information and navigate sensitive organizational situations.
• Ability to budget, plan, organize, direct, and supervise work of personnel.
• Ability to design and implement continuous process improvement projects to ensure the highest quality service is provided to members and other stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate effectively through public speaking and presentations, business and technical writing, and strong interpersonal skills.
• Previous experience working for a board is highly preferred.
• Previous experience working with external service providers (i.e., external legal counsel, consultants, auditors, etc.) is preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/12/2023
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The Educational Employees’ Supplementary Retirement System of Fairfax County (ERFC)

Falls Church,  VA 22042
United States
Tamara Wesely