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Type of Role: InvestmentsOperations

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Jersey City, Iowa

Salary: $92K - $111K

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #11 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.  Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.
The Investment Operations Associate will report to the Managing Director of Investment Operations and will work closely with the investment team at the Grinnell College Investment Office (“GCIO”). The GCIO is an eight-member team responsible for managing the $2.5 billion dollar Grinnell College endowment. They will monitor and reconcile investment activity ensuring accurate and timely transfer of data to downstream systems. This role will play a key part in the implementation of new systems, liaising with software vendors to evaluate best practices and affect change as necessary. This role will be responsible for cash flow modeling and planning. Additionally, the Investment Operations Associate will be the primary person responsible for monthly and quarterly reporting, with support from the Investment Operations Analyst. Finally, the Investment Operations Associate will perform ad hoc projects as assigned. Candidates should be able to manage multiple competing priorities and work well independently and as part of a team.
Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor and reconcile all investment activity, ensuring accurate presentation in downstream systems.
  • Create and maintain both internal and external standardized reporting packages on monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Project cash flow levels based on known/modeled cash flows ensuring proper implementation of broader institutional cash strategy.
  • Act in a back-up capacity for broader operational team responsibilities.
  • Complete project-based work, including new system onboarding, various data analytics and aggregation of peer/benchmark data.
Minimum Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree is required and a variety of disciplines (e.g., Finance, Economics, Math, Computer Science, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Natural Sciences) will be considered
  • Three years or more of related work experience
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail is critical
  • Exhibits tenacity when researching potential issues, reconciling inconsistencies, and resolving problems
  • Enthusiastically participates in discussions, values feedback, and maintains integrity in professional relationships and data reporting
  • Willingness to learn new proficiencies to accommodate evolving technologies
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel and data assessment skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude and desire to be part of a collaborative, problem-solving team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to the College’s articulated mission and core values
  • Champions diversity, equity, and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications
  • Progress towards the CFACAIACIPMCPA licenses/designations will be viewed favorably
  • A desire to learn and grow as a professional investor
  • Exceptional Microsoft Excel and data assessment skills
Link to Job DescriptionInvestment Operations Associate
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FLSA CategoryExempt
Employment StatusFull-Time
Employment CategoryRegular
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.
Open Until FilledNo
Posting NumberS01030
Diversity Statement
Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.