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Investment Ofc, Chief Operating Officer

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Investment Ofc, Chief Operating Officer Job no: 574963 Work type: Executive Management Major Administrative Unit / College: Investment Office Department: Investment Office 40001006 Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Human Resources, Operations Services, Non-Union, Full Time (90-100%), Executive Management, Administrative/Business/Professional Position Summary The Chief Operating Officer reports to the Chief Investment Officer and will be a key senior member of the team charged with implementing the university's investment policy by identifying, hiring and monitoring outstanding fund managers, and reporting investment performance and activity to the President and Board of Trustees. The Investment Office is responsible for managing the long-term assets of the university through the university's endowment fund. As of June 30, 2018, the fund has assets over $2.9 billion and employs external investment advisors, including traditional long-only equity and fixed income managers, and alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private investments. The successful candidate will provide the leadership and strategic direction for the operations and administrative staff with demonstrated management skills and significant understanding of management within an investment office. DESCRIPTION: Responsible for building sustainable "best-in-class" operations and administrative functions supporting the Investment Office's mission, strategy, and investment policyOwns the "delivery" of the Investment Office through a blend of strategy and executionPrimary responsibilities include executive oversight of all operations and administrative matters for the Investment Office including monitoring compliance, reporting, audit-related functions and investment manager riskWill be part of the investment team responsible for performing and monitoring operational due-diligence of external fund managersDevelops and implements operating policies, processes, and procedures for compliant and efficient operationsManages all administrative and non-revenue functions including operations, accounting, IT, HR, legal and compliance functions as well as certain investment governance and support functions for the Investment Office, in order to enable the investment team to focus on investments and long-term growthEvaluates the organizational structure to ensure that all positions are appropriately aligned to create a highly efficient and responsive team structure Provides leadership, management, and support for recruitment of the Investment Office and develops a competent, productive and effective staff by hiring and supervising-both directly and through delegation to support staff personnel TRAVEL: Extensive travel between Michigan and Connecticut offices and to visit external managers worldwide. Required Degree Bachelors -Accounting/Finance Desired Degree Masters -Accounting/Finance Minimum Requirements Minimum Requirements Minimum of 15 years of finance, accounting, operational risk management, internal controls and systems integration experience in a top-tier, fast paced, asset management, investment and/or financial services organization Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and/or Chartered Financial Analyst Broad knowledge of traditional and alternative investment classes Strong vision, leadership, communication, relationship and organizational skills Demonstrated ability to successfully "build and develop" operations/administrative functions, including a strong "roll-up-your sleeves" approach Proven track record of building and developing high performance teams Desired Qualifications Experience working in an Investment Management OfficeInterest, knowledge and appreciation for the academic environment within higher education Required Application MaterialsPlease submit a cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references.Review of Applications Begins On 05/17/2019 Website www.investments.msu.edu MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. Advertised: May 3, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: May 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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