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Type of Role: InvestmentsOperations

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: San Diego, California

Salary: $70K - $80K

For nearly 50 years, donors, nonprofits, communities, government and civic leaders have trusted San Diego Foundation to transform lives and have partnered with us for lasting change that moves our region forward. Details below.


The Investment Operations Specialist will provide effective, efficient, and reliable analysis to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Director, Investments. This position is an active participant in our sound portfolio-management strategy by providing the necessary data for our decision-making process.

The specialist will deliver professional, superior customer service to all internal and external constituents.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead investment rebalancing process for all SDF’s investment portfolios.
  • Manages adequate investment funding (capital calls) through monitoring of cash position(s) across all investment portfolios, researching, and consolidating as needed.
  • Develop reports, spreadsheets, tables, and grids to summarize and present information.
  • Prepare materials and presentations in preparation for staff meetings; Executive Team meetings; and Investment Committee meetings.
  • Attending quarterly Investment Committee meetings, being the meeting recorder and is responsible in distributing minutes to the CIO and Committee Chair post meeting.
  • Maintain all operational material related to Investment managers including but not limited to performance reports, quarterly letters, account statements.
  • Ensure all contact information for investment managers is current and updated regularly.
  • Create and maintain database for cash and stock monitoring and distributions from all private fund investments.
  • Develop and enforce best practices to ensure Investment department files are organized.
  • Support CIO and Controller through the annual financial statement and tax audit process by collecting and providing statements, materials, and research as needed.
  • Ongoing maintenance of custodian relationship
  • Operational specialist for the Investment function, to include internal and external correspondence, and distribution. Coordination and scheduling of internal and external meetings, processing of Investment department invoices, and establishing and maintaining efficient departmental workflows.
  • Serve as liaison between Investment department and other internal departments.
  • Communication and coordination with investment partners.
  • Work internally with the team on financial projections.
  • Assist the team with special investment-oriented assignments by assembling and summarizing data, preparing reports, and will make presentations of findings and analyses.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Investments


  • Bachelor’s degree required; business administration, finance or accounting preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience with 2 years of specialized experience in an operations, investment, and/or accounting role.
  • Strong diplomatic and communication skills, with the ability to develop buy-in across a wide range of stakeholders; ability to develop effective working relationships with all colleagues, external constituencies, and decision makers.
  • Work with and effectively manage information of a confidential nature requiring considerable discretion, judgment, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and utilizing organizational systems with attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness, and record keeping.
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Teamwork, self-motivation, a proactive approach to work, flexibility, and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Regularly takes initiative to recognize and anticipate problems, and clearly communicate possible solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Meticulous writing and editing
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology in process
  • Computer skills: Expert proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel


Pay Range: $70,000 – $80,000 per year

San Diego Foundation is committed to practices that promote pay equity and transparency. Actual offers will be reflective of qualifications, skills and experience, internal equity, alignment with market data, among other relevant factors.

  • Supportive, inclusive company culture; awarded Top Workplace by the San Diego Union Tribune 4 years in a row
  • Flexible 9/80 Alternative workweek schedule, with every other Friday off
  • Hybrid work environment with support for at home office setup
  • 100% Employer paid medical, vision, dental, life, AD&D and long-term disability premiums; 75% Employer-paid premiums for all dependents on your benefits
  • 403B Retirement plan match up to 4% + Annual discretionary contribution
  • Earned Incentive Program
  • 3 weeks of paid time off + 1 additional week off with pay in July for all staff
  • 4-to-6-week sabbatical for every 5 years of service
  • 13 paid holidays + 2 paid volunteer days off each year
  • Extended Health Care Time accruing at 2.77 hours per pay period to a cap of 480 hours: use for sick time, family care, and parental leave baby bonding
  • $100 monthly cell and internet reimbursement
  • $75 quarterly gym reimbursement
  • Donor Advised Fund contribution with no minimum and $600 annual match from the Foundation to a nonprofit of your choice
  • Annual service award $100 donation to nonprofit of your choice