St. John's University was founded in 1870 and has locations in New York City, Long Island, Paris, Rome, and Limerick. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's has nearly 20,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
St. John's University seeks an Investment Analyst or Associate to help manage the University's nearly $1 billion endowment. You will be a critical member of the team, collaborating closely with the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) on all aspects of managing the endowment, including portfolio analysis and reporting, investment manager due diligence, and investment committee recommendations across all asset classes, strategies, and geographies. This is a generalist role offering broad exposure and exceptional growth opportunities.
Investment responsibilities will include:
supporting the CIO in sourcing, screening, and analyzing prospective investment managers, including analysis of investment strategy, process, organization, portfolio positions, performance, and investment structuring
monitoring and engaging with investment managers on a variety of topics (e.g., diversity, ESG)
attending manager meetings, conferences, and industry events
researching themes, strategies, asset classes, sectors, and other topics
developing a deep understanding of portfolio rebalancing, portfolio construction, and risk management
providing recommendations for new workflows, analytics, diligence procedures, and reporting outputs that enhance the overall efficacy and efficiency of the team's investment underwriting and decision making
collaborating with St. John's undergraduate and graduate student managed investment funds (currently $8.5 million)
designing, launching, and helping manage an internship program for the Investment Office
contributing to a culture of intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor
maintaining and growing St. John's reputation for excellence and credibility within the University community and throughout the investment management industry
Investment operations responsibilities include:
monitoring market values, performance, transactions, and other data in the endowment's portfolio management software
preparing materials for the Investment Committee and other constituents
assisting with cash forecasts and developing endowment spending models
completing subscriptions, redemptions, surveys, questionnaires, and other documentation
undertaking special projects as requested
The successful candidate must have strong quantitative analytical skills, a passion for investing, familiarity with institutional investment management, and a demonstrated track record of success. Additional qualifications include:
strong work ethic and discipline, organizational skills, and an acute attention to detail
ability to independently set goals, prioritize tasks, and manage simultaneous projects
excellent financial modeling (MS Excel) skills
strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken
proactive self-starter and focused on continuous improvement
enthusiasm for being part of the University and contributing to its mission
positive, can-do attitude
unquestionable ethical standards and the highest level of integrity, intellectual capability, honesty, and personal responsibility
Travel is primarily local (e.g., Manhattan, Connecticut, New Jersey). Non-local domestic as well as international travel may be required.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with demonstrated academic ability, preferably in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration.
2 to 5 years of experience in institutional investment management, investment banking, finance, consulting, or accounting.
Preferred Education and Experience
An interest in pursuing the CFA and/or MBA.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This position is full-time and regularly requires long hours, evening, and weekend work.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.
For full consideration please apply online by August 16, 2021.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.