About the Oregon State Treasury (OST)
The OST is a highly sophisticated organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the investment of state funds, issuing all state bonds, serving as the central bank for state agencies, and administering the Oregon 529 College Savings Network. OST’s Investment Division, with 25 staff, is responsible for a complex $90 billion financial and real asset investment portfolio comprised of both internally and externally managed mandates. This includes the $70B Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (OPERF), one of the nation’s largest and better funded public pension plans. More comprehensive information about the OST, the Investment Division, OST-managed funds, and the Oregon Investment Council (OIC, which provides fiduciary oversight for OST’s investment management activities) can be found at www.oregon.gov/treasury.
Director of Investment Operations (DIO) Responsibilities
The DIO is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the Investment Operations Team and will plan and supervise the work and procedures for the Operations function. The DIO reports to the Chief Investment Officer and initially will supervise a financial reporting manager and two accountants. OST has received authorization to hire additional positions and will seek additional authority as the Operations function is built out.
This DIO position offers the opportunity to provide leadership and direction in the development of a strong operations function for a well-respected, successful, and growing investment organization.
· MBA or MS in Computer Science strongly preferred.
· Substantial experience in an operations role with a custodian bank or other investment operation that includes internal trading and transactional compliance for fixed income and public equity mandates. Ideal experience will also include exposure to private market investment strategies.
· Experience working as part of a senior management team and for an oversight board viewed favorably.
Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary and benefits.