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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Endowment Investment Analyst

Apply now Job no: 493445
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Endowment Investment Analyst
Posting Location Abilene, Tx
Department ACIMCO
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Evaluate prospective managers
  2. Monitor existing managers
  3. Assist in managing risk and compliance
  4. Develop portfolio analytics
Essential Duties
  1. Evaluate prospective managers
    1. Participate in the due diligence process.
    2. Maintain schedule of pipeline of new investments coming to market.
    3. Analyze market data to determine market opportunities.
  1. Monitor existing managers
    1. Analyze individual managers’ holdings.
    2. Assess managers’ performance versus peers and benchmarks.
    3. Develop system for aggregating and summarizing reports from managers.
  1. Assist in managing risk and compliance
    1. Generate reports for upper management and board of trustees that monitor risk, performance, allocation, and compliance metrics.
    2. Maintain and update the endowment’s Investment Policy Statement (IPS).
    3. Create new portfolio analytic tools and reports.
Professional Development Requirements
  1. Skills 
    1. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
    2. Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
    3. Working knowledge of public and private markets, with willingness to learn about real estate and oil & gas investments.
  1. Training Required
    1. CFA Institute Candidate (Three levels).
    2. Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) courses (some travel required).
Qualifications

Professional

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred.
  2. Ideally 2-4 years of experience in investment management or accounting.
  3. Computer language skills and highly skilled with Microsoft Excel a major plus.

Personal

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication.
  2. Intellectually curious and highly motivated to achieve great outcomes for the ACU endowment.
  3. Flexibility and discretion.
Physical Demands Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; you must have the ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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