1. Director of Communications
Location: Hartford, CT Salary: $105,000 - $139,875/year
The Office of the State Treasurer exists to provide and ensure effective financial management of public resources, high standards of professionalism and integrity, and expanding opportunity for State of Connecticut residents and businesses. Under the leadership of Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, the Office of the Treasurer (OTT) is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s financial resources and taxpayers’ dollars, while maximizing returns, minimizing risks and operating at the highest professional and ethical standards. Through investments and disbursements, the Office continues to enhance the State’s fiscal stability, financial literacy, college savings, and its approach to leveraging business partnerships to combat social issues such as gun violence, climate change, and equal opportunity in economic growth that impact shareholder value.
We are accepting applications for the position of Director of Communications. This fulltime, (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday), position is located in Hartford, CT, and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits.
Scope of Work
The Director of Communications is the Office of the Treasurer's chief communications strategists and has responsibility for directing the development and implementation of the Office's comprehensive communications plan. The incumbent in this role will be responsible for working across Treasury divisions and units, drafting, reviewing, and finalizing language in support of the work of the Office of the Treasurer.
This is an unclassified position (Executive Assistant 1) and is appointed position in accordance with Section 3-13a of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS). Please note that the Executive Assistant 1 title is a system title only; the work of the Director of Communications is summarized below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail and have a strong foundational understanding of content generation and vision how to communicate the work of the Office of the Treasurer effectively and accurately. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Supervise public relations and marketing activities for the Office of the Treasurer’s core functions
- Maintain relationships with all media (local, state, and national) outlets, including the financial sector
- Manage the creation, drafting and/or editing of press releases, press advisories, editorials, brochures, internal communications, electronic social media postings, and other presentation materials
- Oversee the Initiation, development, and implementation of electronic forms of communication, and manage the design and content of the Office of the Treasurer’s website
- Draft and/or edit speeches and talking points for various groups of interest to the Office of the Treasurer
- Other duties as assigned.
Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: cover letter, three writing samples and 3-5 references. In addition, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., may also be requested, at the discretion of the hiring agency. Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: email@example.com.
NOTE: All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13B (2a) and 13D (2a).
Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)
Acts as an executive assistant to a state elective officer or department head as defined in Section 4-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes and performs such duties as are assigned.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training: • Professional experience in communications, public information, public relations, journalism, or related field of equivalent experience.
2. Principal Investment Officer, Real Assets Fund
The Pension Fund Management Division, managing over $44 billion in assets, is searching for a Principal Investment Officer (PIO) responsible for management of the $5.2 billion Real Assets Fund.
The Fund invests in core, value add, opportunistic real estate strategies and publicly traded securities (primarily REITs and Real Estate Operating Companies). Investments are also made in infrastructure and natural resources strategies.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or related field of business.
- At least seven years of relevant investment experience, preferably private institutional real estate/real assets.
- In-depth understanding of the real assets sector, private markets, alternative investment strategies and vehicles, and the principles and practices of institutional investing.
- Understanding of research in real estate/real assets, including market trends, strategies, industries, sectors, and geographies.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally.
- Dedication to public service and understanding of defined benefit plans.
- Advanced degree.
- CFA or CAIA.
- Investment experience working in or consulting to the public sector.