Manager, Pension Policy (5160)

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Manager, Pension Policy
Organization:  Local Authorities Pension Plan
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Edmonton

The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) has a proud 57+ year history of providing stable and secure pensions to workers in Alberta’s health care, municipal and education sectors. With over 265,000 members and assets in excess of C$48 billion, LAPP is one of Canada’s leading pension plans and a model for success in today’s complex pension landscape.

March 1, 2019 ushered in a new and exciting chapter in the Plan’s history, as LAPP became a jointly sponsored pension plan, independent of government. The Plan operates under a new governance structure, built on equal representation from LAPP’s contributing members and employers. It features two new boards and an innovative, evolving Corporation, which together guide the Plan into a promising future for all stakeholders.

The LAPP Sponsor Board sets the design and high-level direction for the Plan, while the LAPP Corporation Board of Directors provides oversight and high-level direction for the Corporation. LAPP Corporation acts as trustee and administrator of LAPP, provides supports to both Boards and is responsible for managing the Plan in the best interests of its members.

LAPP Corporation is also responsible for overseeing the work of service providers for the Plan to ensure the delivery of pension benefits and the long-term sustainability of the Plan.

LAPP Corporation is led by an executive team made up of experts skilled in all facets of running a large multi-sector pension plan, including risk management, investments, funding management, pension law, pension policy, stakeholder relations and communications.

If you are a visionary leader who is looking for exciting opportunities to join a proactive, pioneering and energetic team, consider the possibilities with LAPP Corporation. Stay at the forefront of your career and ensure you are Always a LAPP Ahead!

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President, Pension Policy and Funding, the Manager, Pension Policy leads the development and implementation of pension policies and plan rules designed to support the LAPP Sponsor Board. Primary areas of responsibility include providing pension policy information, education, research, analysis and advice to LAPP Corporation’s senior management team and to the LAPP Sponsor Board and overseeing the performance and direction of LAPP’s benefit administrator, Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS).


The ideal candidate will have a degree in a related discipline (law, political science, business, economics or similar) and significant progressively responsible experience in a pension environment is required. A graduate degree is preferred. Solid knowledge and experience of pension principles and theories, and of EPPA and ITA pension regulations, is required.