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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $70K - $106K

Tufts is a student-centered research university that educates approximately 11,500 students, almost equally divided between undergraduate and graduate, across eight schools—Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Law and Diplomacy, Medicine, Nutrition Science and Policy, and Veterinary Medicine—and a College of Civic Life. At the undergraduate level, it is one of the most selective universities in the country. The graduate and professional schools are similarly distinguished and selective. It is an institution with a strong commitment to both teaching and research where faculty are known as the quintessential teacher-scholars.

Job Description

OverviewTufts is a student-centered research university that educates approximately 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students across eight schools—Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Law and Diplomacy, Medicine, Nutrition Science and Policy, and Veterinary Medicine—and a College of Civic Life. It is an institution with a strong commitment to both teaching and research where faculty are known as the quintessential teacher-scholars. The university encompasses four Massachusetts campuses: a liberal arts, engineering, and international affairs campus in Medford/Somerville; an urban life sciences campus in the heart of downtown Boston; an arts campus in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood; and a rural campus in Grafton that houses the veterinary school. It also operates the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France.

The Tufts Investment Office, located in downtown Boston, oversees $2.6 billion in assets across three distinct pools of capital, incorporating endowment and other long-term assets critical to the university, and is led by Chief Investment Officer Craig Smith.  In conjunction with the university’s highly skilled Investment Committee, the Investment Office is responsible for all investment and operational aspects of investing these portfolios, including asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment manager due diligence and selection, monitoring, portfolio analysis, day to day operations, and reporting.

What You’ll Do

The Investment Office seeks to add an intellectually curious and hard-working Senior Investment Analyst to join the investment team in the management of the university’s long-term investable assets.  The ideal candidate will have roughly two years’ investment experience with an investment office of an endowment, foundation, or family office or with a leading institutional OCIO/consultancy (manager research or client-facing roles).  The Senior Investment Analyst role will be expected to work four days a week in the Boston office with one day per week remote-optional.

The Senior Investment Analyst’s primary responsibilities will include analyzing portfolio performance and positioning, monitoring existing portfolio investments, and assisting in diligence of prospective portfolio investments.  Through this work, the Senior Investment Analyst will be required to maintain and update the Investment Office’s models and tools and contribute to the team’s on-going research and discussions.  This is a generalist role, covering both public and private investments. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with all team members to ensure successful completion of high-quality work
  • Use the Investment Office’s tools and systems to prepare and present a variety of internal analyses and reports to the senior investment team
  • Support the team’s work in monitoring current managers and conducting diligence on prospective managers
  • Prepare materials for the Investment Committee
  • Represent the university at fund manager meetings and industry conferences
  • Develop and share independent views on investments and managers
  • Mentor and train new analysts in the office

What We’re Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Familiarity with financial markets, investment portfolio strategy, endowment management and investment manager due diligence
  • Mastery of Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Bloomberg
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven capacity to multi-task and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong analytical, writing, and presentation skills
  • Preference for 2-3 years of investment-related work experience
  • Preference for work experience with an institutional investment office or OCIO/consultancy
  • Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated strong academic performance required; preference for a degree/major in a quantitative field
  • Moderate travel (roughly 10% of time) is expected in the role

Personal Qualities:

  • Unquestioned integrity and high ethical standards
  • Curious, proactive mindset with an evident passion for investing
  • Concise and effective communicator
  • Creative with an ability to pivot
  • A team orientation and inclusive, collegial style

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • This is a hybrid position that requires working in the office Monday – Thursday. Fridays can be worked remotely.

Pay Range

Minimum $70,000.00, Midpoint $87,550.00, Maximum $105,100.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.