Executive Director (5211)

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Executive Director
Organization:  Saskatchewan Pension Plan
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Kindersley
 
 
Description:

About Us

The Saskatchewan Pension Plan (SPP) was created in 1986 and is a fully-funded, capital accumulation plan created by the provincial government to provide supplementary income to individuals with little or no access to employer-sponsored pensions. SPP has over $600 million in assets under management and over 33,000 members. It ranks 23rd among the top 50 defined contribution pension plans in Canada.

The Opportunity

The SPP is seeking a highly organized, energetic, self-motivated individual to play an integral leadership role as the Executive Director based in Kindersley, SK. The Executive Director is a member of the senior management team and has dual reporting responsibility to the Board of Trustees for SPP and the Minister of Finance.

As the leader of the organization you will:

  • Oversee over $600 M in pension assets of over 23,000 active and 10,000 retired members;
  • Oversee all fiscal operations, strategic, financial, communication, and human resource activities of the SPP;
  • Provide oversight on the management and direction of information technology infrastructure for the SPP;
  • Advise the Board of Trustees regarding pension plan policy decisions;
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Deputy Minister of Finance and the Minister of Finance with regard to oversight of SPP’s operations and direction; and
  • Advise and recommend changes and amendments to legislation and regulations regarding the SPP.

The Ideal Candidate

As our successful candidate, you will have extensive experience in senior management positions, especially those with a financial background, and you will have/demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the pension industry, taxation of retirement savings and relevant provincial and federal legislation as well as actuarial principles;
  • Expertise in pensions, especially defined contribution plans as well as self funded annuity operations;
  • Knowledge of communication strategies as it relates to pension plans and how to develop a strategy for providing a tactical plan for communication to the Board of Trustees;
  • Strong and effective management skills;
  • Significant investment knowledge and knowledge of financial systems;
  • Knowledge of the Carver model of policy governance; and
  • Passed the Investment Funds Course or Canadian Securities Course or equivalent.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would have been obtained through the completion of a degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Economics supplemented with a CFA, CFP, CPA, CEBS or another appropriate designation and extensive experience in the pension plan industry.

What We Offer

  • Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • Vacation and other types of leave (maternity/paternity/adoption, family/personal leave, sick leave); and
  • Inclusive work environment.

About Kindersley

Kindersley is a thriving community located in the heart of west central Saskatchewan. The hub of a booming region, Kindersley boasts a strong economy, exceptional quality of life, excellent facilities and a business and service sector that rivals urban centers more than twice its size. To learn more about this vibrant community and what it has to offer visit: https://www.kindersley.ca/ .

Requirements:

As our successful candidate, you will have extensive experience in senior management positions, especially those with a financial background, and you will have/demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the pension industry, taxation of retirement savings and relevant provincial and federal legislation as well as actuarial principles;
  • Expertise in pensions, especially defined contribution plans as well as self funded annuity operations;
  • Knowledge of communication strategies as it relates to pension plans and how to develop a strategy for providing a tactical plan for communication to the Board of Trustees;
  • Strong and effective management skills;
  • Significant investment knowledge and knowledge of financial systems;
  • Knowledge of the Carver model of policy governance; and
  • Passed the Investment Funds Course or Canadian Securities Course or equivalent.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would have been obtained through the completion of a degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Economics supplemented with a CFA, CFP, CPA, CEBS or another appropriate designation and extensive experience in the pension plan industry.