The Johns Hopkins University, one of the world's premier teaching, research and patient care institutions, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Investments within its Investment Office, reporting directly to the Managing Director of Investments. The Investment Office has responsibility for investing the endowments for the university, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and other related endowed entities totaling more than $5 billion, among many other assets.
Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 and is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions with nearly 22,000 students across nine academic divisions. The university attracts the finest undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral and professional degree students and more federal research and development funding than any other university in the United States.
Mutiple Positions Available
The Director of Investments will be an integral member of the Investment Office, taking on important responsibilities that span the endowment and related portfolios. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Investments and will play a key role conducting due diligence on new and existing investment managers across public and private equity and credit, as well as other asset classes and investment opportunities. Over time, the Director of Investments will develop specialization and assume primary investment responsibility. This is a unique opportunity to play a role in a growing office for a highly respected educational institution.
Specific responsibilities include:
Work closely with the Managing Director of Investments and the senior investment leaders in managing overall portfolio allocation and risk, with particular responsibility around manager allocations across asset classes
Conduct research and due diligence on prospective investment managers by evaluating the team and strategy, analyzing performance, debating with colleagues, and preparing written investment research memoranda and recommendations
Monitor and analyze existing investment partnerships both through on-site visits and research
Research broad investment and industry trends, and opportunistic investment projects as they arise
Present as appropriate to the Board of Trustees Committee on Investments, the University President, and other relevant stakeholders, and represent Johns Hopkins University as a leader in the local community and among the broad Johns Hopkins constituency
Bachelor’s degree and 7-12 years of related and relevant work experience is required
An M.B.A., C.F.A. or Master’s degree in Finance or Economics is strongly preferred
The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrable success in prior work experience, including finance (investment management, investment banking), corporate strategy, consulting, and analytical and/or investigative research roles in other fields. Strong academic achievement is required, as is the highest standard of personal and professional ethics and integrity.
Personal fit within a dynamic team is essential. For our team, we generally seek and evaluate on the following Values, Abilities and Skills:
Self-aware, confident, non-defensive, willing to take risks
Honest and direct, transparent, ethical, mission-driven
Logical decision-making process incorporating analysis and judgment
Creative and intuitive thinking
Willingness to change one’s mind quickly, absorb new information up steep learning curve
Persistent drive toward conclusions, decisions, and results
Concise and impactful communication – oral, written, and presentation
Investment research process:
Analytical rigor through deep primary research and by organizing complex findings
Rapid development, and testing, of hypotheses with “quick & dirty” analyses
Pursuit of deeper knowledge, relationships & access to conflicting information
Collaborates with others on and outside team to gather information, find answers
Comfort thinking & acting contrary to the herd without concern for looking foolish
Exposure across 2 or more asset classes
Manage allocation and/or direct investment experience
Strong professional / relationship networks
Classified Title: Director Investments Working Title: Director Investments Role/Level/Range: L/05/LJ Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30AM - 5 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001517-Investment Management Off of Personnel area: University Administration
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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