The Mendocino County Employees Retirement Association (MCERA) is a public retirement system, organized under the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, which provides retirement, disability and death benefits to the employees, retirees and former employees of the County of Mendocino, the Mendocino County Superior Court, and the Russian River Cemetery District.
The Executive Director reports to and receives policy direction from the MCERA Board of Retirement. Serving as a working administrator, the Executive Director provides assistance and support for all operations and activities of the retirement system. In addition, the Executive Director assists in formulating and implementing accounting, auditing and financial policy; prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; presents monthly and/or quarterly financial, investment and communications updates to the Board; and advises the Board on revenue and expenditure matters. This is an at-will position.
MCERA’s Board of Retirement is seeking a great communicator and strategic thinker to serve as Executive Director of the retirement system. The ideal candidate will be a talented administrator who is highly organized, focused on the big picture, ethical, and scrupulously honest. This person will be comfortable entrusting job-specific duties to MCERA’s highly qualified and productive staff members, providing guidance and redirection only as necessary. At the same time, the Executive Director will actively support team members’ continuing professional growth and development to keep the organization moving forward and focused on its mission statement. Finally, this individual will be a skilled problem solver who is calm under pressure and who treats everyone with kindness and respect.
Prior executive level experience in a public pension system may be advantageous, but is not required. Superior leadership skills are essential.
Requires possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business, Public Administration, Accounting or Finance, or closely related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative and fund management experience in a public retirement system, which has included interpreting and applying retirement law (preferably the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937) and the analysis and placement of investments. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and career accomplishments. MCERA offers its employees a generous benefits package which includes retirement benefits; vacation, holidays and sick leave; medical insurance; dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability plans; group life insurance; deferred compensation plan with employer-match contributions; $1,500 annual Management fund for training and wellness; 48 hours of paid management leave; voluntary election of a $250 per month automobile allowance.
Apply on-line at www.alliancerc.com by March 6, 2020. For questions and inquiries, please contact: Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.