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HC20163008-58235 — Director, K12 Communications

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Director, K12 Communications for the New York office.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of K-12 Communications will lead strategic communications to members of the K-12 community including teachers, school counselors, and school and district administrators. Working collaboratively with team members across the College Board, the director will help translate organizational goals into Communications strategies and tactics that effectively reach these key audiences. The director will be an out-of-the-box thinker who can bring the perspective of these audiences to the table, and work to ensure each group has a positive experience when engaging with the College Board.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Collaborate with the organization’s K–12 subject-matter experts in specific programs, initiatives, projects, and campaigns in order to ensure that their concerns are reflected in all Communications & Marketing endeavors from start to finish.
  • Represent the concerns and needs of K–12 professionals within and on behalf of the broader Communications & Marketing team.
  • Provide concise, meaningful, and relevant content tailored to the K–12 community for various media and marketing outlets.
  • Develop the College Board’s content and communications strategy to maintain and improve our thought leadership position in the K–12 community.
  • Embrace the overarching organizational mission, messages, and objectives in day-to-day work and keep in mind how they relate to the K–12 community.

 

PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIP

 

Internal Contacts:

  • Facilitate cross-functional, cross-program partnerships with teams across the College Board that also engages in outreach to K-12 audiences.

 

  • Establish and maintain deep symbiotic working relationships with other Communications & Marketing teams, including Strategic Marketing, Reputation, Brand, Production, and Digital.

 

 

External Contacts:

  • Maintain contact and consultative relationships with K–12 teachers, counselors, and school and district administrators (e.g., principals, superintendents, etc.) through focus groups, advisory councils, national and regional assemblies, internal and external conferences, etc.

 

  • Manage relationships with external agencies, consultants, and advisory and/or executional external bodies as necessary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred). Marketing, communications, English, or journalism degrees preferred.

 

  • At least 5+ years of solid work experience in the K–12 marketplace in an outreach capacity.

 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

  • Ability to forge winning relationships.

 

  • Understanding of Communications & Marketing strategies, channels, and campaign execution.

 

RELATED SKILLS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Familiarity with content creation for various media.

 

  • Strong business acumen and project management orientation.
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

 

  • Capacity to oversee the work of others, including those who are not direct reports. Willingness to travel, as necessary.

 

BENEFITS

We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.

 

MISSION

The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®.

 

APPLY

If you are interested in this position and you meet our qualifications, please apply by visiting our Careers page at www.collegeboard.org/careers and submitting your resume and cover letter. The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required.

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administrative positions

looking for administrative positions? for detail email Steve seisenberg93@ gmail. Com

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MY CLIENT IS LOOKING TO HIRE
Global Investment Boutique NYC Location,  seeks Background Compliance researcher

” BACKGROUND CHECKS”
The job entails supoorting the global background check process.

The candidate
work closely with the business managers, HR & Legal departments
throughout the firm.
The investigator will involve forensic evidence gathering methods and
will document and archive all material according to the firms
procedures.
Assess completed results of the checks and evaluate potential risk to
the Firm as related to the position for which an individual is being
considered

Summarize relevant information to management and make suggestions in
regards to next steps in the process

Required Background & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree prefer,  experience as an
investigator or compliance professional at
an investment bank, hedge fund, broker-dealer, or investment advisory
firm or
experience working at a background check vendor

Contact
David Sporn
212 344 5050
osiassociates@gmail.com

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investment analyst

 

 

Position: Investment Analyst (Marketables) August 2016
Reports to: Chief Investment Officer
Department: Investments

 

The Investment Analyst position allows entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, and self-motivated individuals to develop their investment and analytical skills by participating in the management of a $6 billion pension fund. The successful candidate will become an integral member of a collaborative investment team responsible for investing the retirement savings of 100,000 people. Day-to-day responsibilities will be focused on quantitative and qualitative analysis and evaluation of investment managers, and analyzing and reporting on the overall portfolio.

This role will focus mainly on marketable asset classes (such as equities, fixed income and certain hedge fund strategies) and portfolio/risk analysis

 

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY (Why our work matters)

The YMCA Retirement Fund supports America’s largest social service agency, the YMCA, by managing $6 billion of retirement savings on behalf of 100,000 current and former employees. Our work enables the YMCA to attract and retain the best possible employees, who provide a variety of educational, health, cultural, and social services to communities around the country. We hear regularly from employees grateful that the Fund has empowered them to achieve a comfortable retirement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (What you’ll be doing)

 Participate in the identification, evaluation, selection, and monitoring of investments and investment managers. (~70%)

o Evaluate investment managers to understand their investment strategies, judgment, alignment with investors, and other key factors.

o Create and maintain reports to track and monitor prospective and existing investments. Calculate and assess manager performance, including return and risk metrics.

o Research individual managers, and perform reference calls and quantitative analysis of investment strategies and performance. Understand managers’ thesis regarding individual securities.

o Gradually learn to drive the process of researching investments with external managers.

 Analyze the Fund’s overall portfolio, including exposures, performance, liquidity and key risks. (~20%)

o Produce periodic performance and exposure reports on the Fund’s investment managers and overall portfolio

o Support asset allocation and risk management efforts by gathering, maintaining and processing a variety of portfolio and economic data

o Create and maintain models to project investment outcomes, asset allocation and liquidity.

 

Other (~10%)

o Assist in preparation of materials for presentation to our Investment Committee.

o Conduct special projects as requested.

What we’re looking for

 One to four years of finance or business experience; this could be within investment management, investment banking, consulting or another field.

 Comfort with quantitative analysis, and using numbers to tell a clear story

 A motivated self-starter with a record of high achievement

 Strong analytical and quantitative capabilities; a capacity to ask insightful questions.

 Intellectual curiosity and critical reasoning skills.

 Superior written and verbal communication skills.

 Attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple tasks and respond to changing priorities

 High ethical and professional standards

 Ability to function well as a member of a team

 Desire to pursue the CFA designation (preferred, not required)

 Fluency in Microsoft Excel

 Strong academic credentials, including a Bachelor’s degree in any field

 

To apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to rosenberg@ymcaret.org.

 

 

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Investment Analyst

UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK

Job Description

POSITION: Investment Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Investments

REPORTS TO: Director of Investments

DATE: August 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

The investment analyst will work in a small, flat investment organization supporting the

management and oversight of UJA-Federation’s investment assets. The assets are

invested with external managers globally across a broad range of asset classes and

strategies including public equity and credit, hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.

The ideal candidate will be an enterprising problem solver with a passion for investing

that can work collaboratively, supporting a team focused on generating attractive longterm

risk-adjusted returns. The individual must have the ability to articulate and defend

well-reasoned opinions backed by rigorous analysis through both oral and written

communication. The position requires familiarity with quantitative methods of research

and analysis.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 Produce reports on portfolio risk and performance in support of asset allocation

decisions

 Create and maintain dashboards for macroeconomic and market factors to analyze

and assist in the review of potential investment opportunities and themes

 Produce reports on manager characteristics, performance, exposures, and liquidity as

part of manager monitoring and due diligence for existing and potential investments

 Interface with both internal departments and external vendors to oversee and ensure

the accuracy and efficiency of reporting and execution

 Coordinate the production of materials for Investment Committee meetings

 Work on ad-hoc investment related projects as directed by the CIO

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be an intellectually curious, self-motivated individual who

is analytical, detail-oriented, and has strong problem solving skills. Strong quantitative,

analytical, and communication skills are essential. The candidate will have to be

enterprising in their ability to maximize productivity with available software and vendor

resources. The individual will have the ability to work well with others and interface

with service providers, investment managers, and UJA-Federation’s internal and external

constituents.

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COMPETENCIES

 One to three years of experience in a financial or analytical role at an investment firm,

endowment, plan sponsor, or consultant

 Experience aggregating, analyzing, and interpreting data and making fact-based

recommendations

 Knowledge of general investment principles and characteristics across asset classes

 Self-motivated with an ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines while

working on multiple projects with limited direction

 Detail-oriented, analytical, with the ability to think critically and constructively

challenge others

 Superior oral and written communication skills

 Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team

 Proficient at learning and working with different software systems

 Availability to travel as needed

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 Bachelor’s Degree from a top-tier institution is required

 Progress toward Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is desirable

Please email cover letter and resume with “Investment Analyst” in the subject line to:

jobs@ujafedny.org

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HighVista Strategies

Boston: HighVista is looking for an analyst for the investment team, 1-3 years of work experience.  See attached, and interested candidates should apply to Margaret at mnyweide@highvistastrategies.com

 

 

HighVista Strategies

Investment Group – Investment Analyst

HighVista Strategies is an endowment-style investment firm with $3.2 billion in assets under management. Our broad investment mandate enables our focus to span a variety of asset classes, geographies, and strategies and our investment professionals develop a wide range of investment proficiency. Founded in 2004 with over 50 employees, we manage funds for a variety of institutional quality investors including sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices.

Our endowment-style investment approach emphasizes three core principles. First, we value broad diversification and invest across all asset classes – stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies and exotic asset classes – and across all geographies. Second, we add alpha to the portfolio with opportunistic investing through commitments to talented managers and direct investments. Lastly, we actively manage risk through a proprietary methodology to protect our clients’ capital.

We believe that exceptional businesses are predicated on having great people. The firm’s culture emphasizes respect, integrity, rigorous thinking, hard work, and a continuous drive for excellence in process and results. We value diversity in terms of skills, backgrounds, and opinions. The breadth of our investment mandate and a dynamic environment lead to opportunities for continual learning and development of the investment skillset. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package and a balanced work environment in a collegial, team-based setting.

Program

Our expectation is that this position will be a two-year commitment, with analysts then matriculating to graduate school, pursuing other opportunities or in certain cases, remaining with the firm

We have a history of assisting our employees in their efforts to enter top-tier business schools and obtaining other opportunities. For certain analysts, formal sponsorship of graduate school tuition will also be available

Responsibilities

Serve as a key member of the Investment Team by providing support in sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring prospective and existing investments related to the firm’s external manager portfolio

The Analyst will work on investments across asset classes and geographies. Example areas of focus include: long/short equity, event-driven (e.g. distressed credit and merger arbitrage), long-only equity, private equity, and uncorrelated asset classes (e.g. royalties and insurance)

Contribute to research projects on a variety of investment topics, markets/geographies, and industries

Present high-conviction ideas and strategies to HighVista’s Investment Committee

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Strong academic track record and demonstrated desire to learn

One to three years of work experience in investment management, investment banking or strategy consulting

A deep and proven interest in investing and capital markets

Demonstrated analytical abilities, including numerical proficiency and abstract thinking skills

Strong communication and writing skills

Team-oriented with an ability to thrive in interpersonal settings

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

SENIOR ASSOCIATE – PRIVATE MARKETS

This position reports to the Director of Private Markets and will assist on executing and sourcing the Fund’s investment strategies in Absolute Return (Hedge Funds), Infrastructure, and Special Income. New investments are pursued through a mix of direct investments, fund investments, and co-investments and the position will be involved in all aspects of the life cycle, from sourcing and screening new opportunities, to due diligence and negotiation of legal documentation, and through monitoring and evaluating exit opportunities. If interested, please contact Jared Brimberry at jbrimberry@apfc.org.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

Partner with private markets Portfolio Manager and Director to assist in managing and monitoring infrastructure fund investments, as well as Special Income and Absolute Return (Hedge Funds) Portfolios

Support sourcing, executing and monitoring infrastructure direct investments

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop/maintain relationships with industry participants including other limited partner organizations, general partner groups, and industry experts

Screen new fund opportunities and recommend funds for which full due diligence should be conducted with the assistance, if needed, from a third-party fiduciary or consultant

Monitor existing portfolio through quantitative and qualitative analyses

INFRASTRUCTURE DIRECT INVESTMENTS

o Source attractive infrastructure direct investments and co-investments through ongoing communication with infrastructure GP’s, investment bankers, and other market participants

o Lead due diligence efforts around direct investments and co-investments in infrastructure assets

o Develop, utilize and analyze financial models to analyze corporate and project opportunities and conduct valuations both at the corporate and project level

o Monitor growing portfolio of infrastructure direct investments and co-investments

SPECIAL INCOME PORTFOLIO

o Maintain pipeline of actionable opportunities in the market and screen investment opportunities

o Assist in due diligence of Special Income investment opportunities

o Participate in legal negotiations around limited partnership agreements and side letters

o Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of Special Income fund benchmarking

ABSOLUTE RETURN (HEDGE FUND) PORTFOLIO

o Maintain working knowledge of the Absolute Return (Hedge Fund) investment landscape, including the most attractive managers to be investing with

o Assist in due diligence of Absolute Return investment opportunities

o Monitor existing investment portfolio and refine the portfolio analytics

OTHER DUTIES

o Provide support and market intelligence to Tradable Income team around Listed Infrastructure

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or a related field

2+ years of experience working in private equity, infrastructure investing, mergers & acquisitions, hedge funds and/or investment banking preferred

Experience with developing financial cash flow models of investments, performing capital structure analysis, and valuation models; Experience as a fund investor and direct investor in the private markets (preferably with Real Assets or Infrastructure focus) or in the Absolute Return / Hedge Fund space

Exceptional communication with key stakeholders including working collaboratively with other departments involved in supporting the Alternative Investments portfolio.

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