Plan Board Director, Management Employees Pension Plan (5164)

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Plan Board Director, Management Employees Pension Plan
Organization:  Alberta Pensions Services
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Edmonton

The Plan Board Director (PBD)  is responsible for the oversight of all MEPB and committee functions. The PBD also provides advice and support to the Board, its committees, and to Plan stakeholders such as the Office of the President of Treasury Board, Minister of Finance (the Minister) and Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Pension Policy (ATBF). The position provides thorough and current information, recommendations and advice to the Board and its committees to ensure that all matters considered by the Board are fully analyzed.

The PBD ensures that the Board’s governance and fiduciary responsibilities are met and risks to the Plan(s) are mitigated. This position is the main point of contact for the Board, and all Plan stakeholders, including, but not limited to, the Office of the Minister, ATBF, Government of Alberta (GOA) entities, and Alberta Pensions Services Corporation. This position provides the same or similar support to the Management Supplemental Retirement Committee and the Judges Pension Plan (JPP) Advisory Committee and Investment Committee.

The major areas of focus for the PBD are oversight, governance, plan funding, value of plan, plan administration, fiscal responsibility, investment oversight, stakeholder relations, communications, and education.  

This position is challenging and complex. The Board, by legislative mandate, deals regularly with in depth and complex financial, structural and stakeholder issues. The successful candidate requires:

  • experience in stakeholder relations,
  • ability to dialogue amongst all affected parties,
  • a focus on frequent and effective communication,
  • executive level competencies and industry knowledge,
  • exceptional analytical, leadership and strategic thinking skills.

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  • Related post-secondary education; preferably a degree in business, administration, governance etc.
  • Specific industry accreditations, certification, or designations are considered an asset
  • A minimum of five years of board management support experience with working knowledge of board governance processes, framework, policy and process in pension board administration
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a management role
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in developing and fostering relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in financial reporting, budgeting and analysis

Considered an Asset:

  • Working knowledge of pension administration, actuarial, financial and investment principles, and a strong understanding of government regulations and pension legislation
  • Experience in policy research for developing policy papers