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Chief Investment Officer, CalSTRS

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is seeking to fill our Chief Investment Officer position. The ideal candidate will be able to provide strategic leadership and direction for the CalSTRS Investment Branch while reporting to the Teachers’ Retirement Board in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and serve as a member of CalSTRS executive staff. The CIO is responsible for developing, recommending, implementing and monitoring the policies, strategies and initiatives to support the CalSTRS strategic plan. The CIO is responsible for managing a significant and complex budget and providing leadership and direction to a diverse team while fostering a collaborative culture of excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion. The CIO oversees all CalSTRS investment portfolios, both defined benefit and defined contribution funds, and investment operations through a Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Director of Investment Services.

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Position: Chief Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Organization: CalSTRS
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: The annual salary range is $408,000–$612,000 + annual performance-based award of up to 200% of the annual salary.
Posting Start Date: 2/7/2024
Date Posted: 2/7/2024
Requirements The ideal candidate must possess the following competencies:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in investment management.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement diversity, equity and inclusion principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, including boards, CEOs, legislative bodies and external partners.
  • Track record of successful asset allocation, risk management and investment strategy implementation.
  • Track record of creating and executing long-term investment plans that align with an organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience managing substantial operating budgets and financial resources.
  • Ability to anticipate industry shifts and identify innovative opportunities to enhance investment program performance.
  • Knowledge of investment regulations, compliance standards and reporting requirements, and ability to ensure program operates within legal and regulatory boundaries.
  • Strong communication skills to convey complex investment strategies and concepts clearly to stakeholders, including the board and executive staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships in a highly visible role.
  • Ability to represent the organization in public forums, advocate for the investment program and maintain credibility within the investment community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical behavior and transparency in all investment decisions and interactions.
  • Ability to maintain the organization’s reputation as a partner of choice.
  • Work with board executing investment policies.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/7/2024
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100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento, CA, USA

West Sacramento,  CA 95605
United States