Executive Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Cook County Pension Fund
Location of position: 
Chicago, IL
Wage/Salary: 
$180,000 – $200,000
Date Posted: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Job Description: 

The County Employees' and Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and the Forest Preserve District Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County (the “Funds”) are statutory pension funds, served by a single board of trustees, in Cook County, Illinois and administered pursuant to the Illinois Pension Code. The Funds’ collective assets are approximately $9.3 billion and the Funds serve approximately 22,000 active and 15,000 retired members. The Fund is seeking an Executive Director with a unique blend of strategic leadership skills, financial expertise, and administrative acumen to lead the Funds.

This position reports to the Retirement Board of Trustees and has general oversight of approximately 29 employees in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Information on the Funds can be obtained at www.cookcountypension.com.

The ideal Executive Director candidate will have: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, political science, law, or related fields. MBA or CFA preferred. • Knowledge of and experience with pension fund investment structures. • Experience at the executive level in government administration and fiduciary obligations, including asset management, benefit administration, and the statutory and regulatory aspects of such management and administration. • Executive management experience in supervising, managing, developing and motivating staff. • Knowledge of benefit design, actuarial valuations, actuarial funding methods, alternative methods of investment management, financial reporting, accounting, and automated systems. • Experience working with state legislatures and other public bodies on regulatory issues. • Experience working with a board of trustees. • Strong written and oral communication skills.

The position offers a competitive salary range of between $180,000-200,000 per year and also includes a benefits package.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and letter of interest on or before 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on August 24, 2018 to: Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd. rsalgado@bbp-chicago.com Fax: (312) 541-8603

The Funds are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to increasing its racial, ethnic and gender diversity of its senior staff in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Pension Code.