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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Stockton, California

Salary: $114K - $157K

University of the Pacific is a private university originally founded as a Methodist-affiliated university with its main campus in Stockton, California, and graduate campuses in San Francisco and Sacramento. It was the first university in the state of California,  the first independent coeducational campus in California, and the first conservatory of music and first medical school on the West Coast.

Pacific was chartered on July 10, 1851, in Santa Clara, California, under the name California Wesleyan College. The school moved to San Jose in 1871 and then to Stockton in 1923. Pacific is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. In addition to its liberal arts college and graduate school, Pacific has schools of business, dentistry, education, engineering, international studies, law, music, pharmacy, and health sciences.

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Director of Treasury and Investment is responsible for management and administration related to Pacific’s endowment, working capital, planned giving assets, and institutional debt.

This position reports to Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Functions

Endowment and Investment Administration:

    • Responsible for all aspects of endowment administration, including endowment funds and valuation of endowment investments.
    • Coordinate with the university’s endowment consultant, Cambridge Associates (CA), and endowment custodians to manage the endowment.
    • Oversees investment manager funding, capital calls, and distributions, verification of cash movements, payment of investment managers’ fees and other expenses, and monitors portfolio liquidity constraints.
    • Monitors compliance with investment policy guidelines as well as advises the Investment Committee regarding any needed policy changes.
    • Monitors processes for measuring performance for invested assets and relevant subsets of assets (individual managers, asset classes, manager groups, etc.) and adherence to manager specific SMA guidelines.
    • Prepares agenda materials for meetings of the Investment Committee of the Board, including performance reports and investment status reports.
    • Manages analytical portfolio monitoring tools to measure risk and return and performs periodic asset allocation analysis.
    • Reviews periodic valuations and reports provided by investment managers.
    • Conducts periodic investment research projects and reports and performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of the endowment and other investments.
    • Oversees monitoring of contracts between the university and investment managers.
    • Manages endowment reporting and unitization.
    • Reviews and supports CA’s primary due diligence efforts for new and prospective investment managers across both traditional and alternative asset classes.


Treasury Management and Administration:

  • Manages the university’s working capital and maintains relationships with financial services providers.
  • Manages compliance with short-term investment policy.
  • Ensures sufficient liquidity for university operations.
  • Manages short and long-term financing, conduit agency interactions, and regulatory filings.
  • Responsible for facilitating any University debt issuances and post-issuance-related items.

Planned Giving Management and Administration:

  • Works with the Planned Giving Office in accounting, reporting, and investment of life income trusts and annuity programs.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepares reports to regulatory agencies and plan participants.


  • Coordinate with finance and accounting offices to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Stays up to date with treasury and investment regulatory and industry developments.
  • Supervise treasury and investment staff.
  • Complete ad hoc reports and presentations assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or requested.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, economics, or related field.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in treasury and investments, both long-term and short-term.
  • Knowledge of college and university accounting or other not-for-profit accounting.
  • Experience in managing and analyzing institutional investment assets, including asset allocation modeling and portfolio monitoring.
  • Experience with quantitative investment tools and systems.
  • Experience in institutional cash management, i.e., cash forecasting and income projection.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master of Business Administration or similar Master’s Degree.
  • CFA designation or enrollment in CFA professional designation program.
  • CTP designation or enrollment in CTP professional designation program.
  • FP&A designation or enrollment in professional designation program.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Advanced knowledge of investments across both traditional and alternative asset classes, banking, accounting practices, and capital markets.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set goals, manage time and assignments to meet expected business outcomes and deadlines.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with on-and-off campus partners, provide support, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is performed in normal office environment. Work may be required during non-business hours and weekends. Occasional travel both local and overnight.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range$114,170 – $156,980 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
Background Check StatementAll applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
AA/EEO Policy StatementUniversity of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.