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Deputy CIO for Private Markets (DCIO)

We have hired EFL Associates, an executive search firm, to assist us in finding a Deputy CIO for Private Markets (DCIO). If you are interested in this position, you must apply through tem by emailing Amy Miller.

KPERS administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees; along with a voluntary deferred compensation plan. It also manages approximately $20B in assets for its members’ benefits. We provide disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

The DCIO reports to the CIO and serves as a senior leader in the Investment Division. The DCIO develops, implements and maintains KPERS real estate, private equity, and “real” portions of the real return investment portfolios. This role is responsible for the supervision and management of the private markets investment staff of two Senior Investment Analysts.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Qualifications Sought

  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, economics or finance or related field from an accredited college or university and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation is required. Sufficient equivalent experience in the analysis and management of a diverse set of institutional real estate, private equity, or real return assets, or alternative professional designations may be substituted for the graduate degree and the CFA designation at the discretion of the Chief Investment Officer. Professionals currently enrolled in the CFA program may be considered at the discretion of the CIO.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in the field of real estate, private equity, or securities management, a minimum of two years of which shall have included responsibility for oversight and review of an extensive institutional real estate and/or private equity investment portfolio.
  • Experience in a public pension plan, and the CAIA designation, will be viewed favorably.
  • Supervisory or team leader experience is preferred. A demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership in a professional investment management environment is required.
  • Working knowledge of institutional real estate and private equity, as well as the methods employed in the purchase, sale or transfer, valuation and management of such investments is required. In addition, a knowledge of institutional investment program management principles and practices is essential.
To learn more about the role and desired qualifications please view the Position Specifications.

To Apply

Please apply to Amy Miller at [email protected]

Benefits Supervisor

We are looking for a Benefits Supervisor to manage a KPERS team that processes retirement benefits.  This is a full time position with competitive benefits and an annualized salary range of $55,540 to $77,756 commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This position will be open for application until Friday, July 19, 2019.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire.  Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsible for the direct supervision, including hiring and disciplinary actions, professional development, team building, assigning workload and evaluation of the Infoline team that is responsible for calculating and processing retirement benefits. Supervises various members of the team responsible for providing information about KPERS benefits and related subjects, primarily over the telephone. Must establish and maintain a positive and effective team environment conducive to collaboration, communication and high morale.

Determines reference and training needs for full-time phone team members required to be knowledgeable in all phases of KPERS matters including, but not limited to, membership and enrollment, employer reporting and remitting, service purchases, benefit counseling, and claims processing. Determines reference and training needs for team members who calculate and process retirements. Works with other team leaders to develop review, and updates all reference materials. 

Resolves most complex member and employer customer service issues for the team. Decisions are made within the limits of established policy and guidelines. Requires interpreting guidelines, regulations, policies, and laws; as well as, technical competence in the team’s assigned programs. Responsible for explaining laws, regulations and policies to members, employers, attorneys, and beneficiaries, possibly in adverse or difficult situations.  Very complex situations may be submitted to the Deputy Chief Benefits Officer or Benefits Officer for resolution.

Makes recommendations and collaborates in the development and revision of section policy and procedures. Ensures policies, procedures and controls are followed so needs and priorities of members, employers, and KPERS staff are met. Makes recommendations and collaborates in development and revision of informational material and forms for customer constituencies and educational material for staff.

Prepares statistical data and makes recommendations regarding equipment and team needs. Reallocates resources as needed.  Attends departmental staff meetings and reports to management on attainment of goals.  Evaluates, and develops alternatives for and resolves issues. Advises appropriate staff of areas needing attention.

Completes or supervises special projects as assigned to carry out the mission and goals of the retirement unit, the Benefits & Member Services Division and the Retirement System.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Infants at Work
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business, management, public administration or relevant field.  Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Three years of experience in public or benefits administration with two years of professional supervisory experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people in a team environment.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret State policies, regulations, statutes, and directions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex benefit details and other sensitive information in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to problem solve with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effective manage workload of multiple dynamic projects and assignments.
  • Ability to complete work under critical timelines to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer record keeping systems and Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Experience working with computer applications.
  • Spanish proficiency is preferred.

To Apply

Complete the following to apply for this job by Friday July 19, 2019. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

For questions on applying visit Career Job Aids, email [email protected] or call 785-296-1476.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.  KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

 

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Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
611 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
Toll-free: 1 888 - 275-5737
Email: [email protected]


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