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Director, Investments

Office of Vice-President Resources - N/A

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Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 08, 2017

Closing Date: October 01, 2017

Union affiliation: NM

Job Reports To: Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund and Investment Management

Job description

Salary (Grade: NM4)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Develops and implements strategies, and oversees and manages public and private market investments, for the University of Ottawa pension fund and long-term investment portfolio. Handles various functions in relation to a wide range of asset classes, including money market, global equities, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure, to ensure sound management and achievement of performance objectives.

Essential Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in commerce or business administration or a related discipline
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or professional accounting (CPA,CA; CPA; CMA; CGA) designation, or an MBA with a demonstrated track record
Record of completion of relevant industry courses (an asset)
Sound knowledge of public or private market investment and industry sectors, with 10 years of progressive investment management experience (or equivalent)
Knowledge and experience regarding accounting principles, with ability to interpret accounting information
Experience, knowledge and understanding regarding typical of private market investment vehicle legal and tax structures
Experience in interpreting and applying complex policies and procedures
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
Experience working with computer applications, including proficiency in developing and using complex Excel spreadsheets
Excellent problem-solving skills, with proven ability to analyze and resolve complex business issues
Strong persuasion and negotiation skills (written and verbal)
Ability to work independently, with creativity and initiative, to complete assigned tasks, meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities
Bilingualism ó French and English (spoken and written) (an asset)

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. This posting may appear simultaneously on external websites. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Donít forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

Thank you for your interest in a position with University of Ottawa. This posting has now closed. To view our current available career opportunities, please visit our Career Opportunities page.