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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Sacramento , California

Salary: $66K - $83K

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has $309 billion in AUM and provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California’s 965,000 prekindergarten through community college educators and their families.

The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking an experienced individual to work as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies (SISS) unit.

The Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies (SISS) unit was initially established in 1978 to protect assets through good governance and operational accountability. Today the unit focuses on three primary strategies: managing a portfolio of sustainability-themed investments across public and private markets that are additive to the Total Fund; leading CalSTRS stewardship activities focused on corporate engagement and proxy voting; and supporting strategic relationships with CalSTRS members and partners. The SISS unit also leads multiple efforts across the Investments Branch, including the Net Zero Portfolio Emissions Strategy, which includes reducing financed emissions, increasing investment in low-carbon solutions, and using CalSTRS influence to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy.

Under the direction of the Portfolio Manager, the Associate Government Program Analyst is responsible for workflow management, unit budget and procurement processes, and the collection, management, and analysis of Corporate Governance (CG)/SISS data utilizing a software-based engagement tracker platform. The incumbent performs research, complex technical and analytical duties requiring a high degree of independence, flexibility and tact.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Experience working with budgets and procurements
  • Experience providing analytical support to senior-level management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to research, analyze, and interpret information
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and re-direct job focus when needed
  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team to support team, unit, and Investments Branch goals