National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Executive Director
We are pleased to assist our client, the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS or the “System”) in finding their next Executive Director. The System is a cost-sharing multiple-employer defined benefit pension plan which was established by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri. KCPSRS is designed for employees of the School District of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Public Library, charter schools within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District, and KCPSRS itself.  The System is financed by employee contributions, contributions from the employers (School District, Public Library, charter schools and KCPSRS) and earnings from investments. As of December 31, 2022, the System held assets of approximately $626.7 million.
The Executive Director (ED) will report to the Board of Trustees. The ED is responsible for the administration and management of KCPSRS including coordinating daily operations, managing (hiring, terminating, supervising) all other KCPSRS staff and managing relationships with various investment managers and other external service providers. The ED leads a staff of 5 and oversees a $2.2M operating budget.

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Position Specifications

To apply please send your resume to Tamara at
Position: Executive Director
Organization: Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS)
Location: Kansas City,  MO 
United States
Posting Start Date: 1/11/2024
Date Posted: 4/30/2024

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a preferred major in accounting, public finance, or business administration. A Master’s degree in business administration or another related field is preferred. • Management experience in the pension/retirement benefits industry is highly preferred. • Experience working for and with a board; understanding of the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the Board and the Executive Director. • Technological savvy to make the best use of technology to provide effective and efficient service to members, retirees and beneficiaries. • Working knowledge of institutional investment concepts and principals. • Experience with drafting requests for proposals, reviewing contracts and monitoring contract performance.  • Experience working with elected officials and media, serving as the external face of an organization. 
Status: This listing expires on: 6/29/2024
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Organization Information
Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS)

Kansas City,  MO 64111
United States
Tamara Wesely