Executive Director

Department/Agency of position: 
South Dakota Retirement System
Location of position: 
Pierre, SD
Wage/Salary: 
Competitive Salary and Benefit Package
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Job Description: 

The South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission. The SDRS plans, implements, manages, and efficiently administers financially sustainable retirement income programs within the fixed resources available in accordance with fiduciary responsibilities and sound public policies. This position has an anticipated start date of late Fall of 2019.

SDRS is a cost sharing, public employee retirement system providing retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for 90,000 South Dakota public employees. SDRS is a financially sound and nationally recognized model system with over $12B in assets.

The position is in Pierre, the capital city of South Dakota and oversees a staff of 30 employees. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for providing leadership, management, advice, and support for programs and services. SDRS programs provide members and their families the opportunity to achieve financial security at retirement, death, or disability by delivering appropriate and equitable lifetime benefits. In addition, SDRS promotes, encourages, and facilitates additional member savings for retirement.

More Information about SDRS can be found on our website at http://sdrs.sd.gov/.

To apply, please send the following via email to Dawn Smith at dawn.smith@state.sd.us by June 1, 2019:

  • Resume
  • Three business references
  • A brief cover letter that summarizes:

o Your opinion of the issues facing SDRS

o How your experience and background are a good match for the responsibilities of the SDRS Executive Director.