Johns Hopkins University, one of the world's premier teaching, research and patient care institutions, is seeking candidates for the position of Associate 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 $6 billion, among many other assets.
Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 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.
The Associate 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 Manager 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 Associate Director of Investments will develop specialization and assume primary investment responsibility.
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 due diligence on prospective investment managers by evaluating the team and strategy, analyzing performance, debating with colleagues, and preparing recommendation summaries
Monitor and analyze existing investment partnerships both through on-site visits and research
Research broad investment and industry trends, and opportunistic investment projects as required
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 required
A minimum of 4 years of related work experience required
Additional years of experience preferred
An M.B.A., C.F.A. or Master's degree in Finance or Economics 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 well as the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity.
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
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About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.