Careers at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


The Board of Pensions is a COVID-19 vaccination required employer.

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Director, Investment Risk and Governance

Department: Investments
Office: Home Office
Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Assistant Director, Investment Risk and Governance reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and leads the departmentís risk and governance oversight function. The incumbent tracks and reports the portfolio and investment managersí adherence to the internal guidelines for portfolio management and supports the team by working closely with both operations and investment colleagues to provide reporting and analytics to inform the actions of each group.

Core Responsibilities

  • Maintains team awareness of potential portfolio risks to avoid larger than expected portfolio drawdowns and monitors portfolio liquidity levels in order to pay benefits and fund capital calls.
  • Reports on portfolio-level guideline adherence and combines portfolio data and manager provided portfolio alerts into informative reports.
  • Performs portfolio scenario analyses using portfolio risk management software.
  • Develops key performance indicators (KPIs) which allow the Investment Committee, Investment Team and CIO to quickly assess their specific areas of oversight.
  • Develops and enhances risk-return analyses, including performance attribution, factor attribution and stress testing.
  • Provides guidance on risk management policies and procedures, including limits and guidelines for total portfolio and individual managers.


  • MBA, CFA, FRM, investment coursework or experience working with an investment manager (certifications must be kept current through regular recertification, on-going coursework, and training);
  • high proficiency in the use of BlackRock Aladdin Risk or other investment portfolio risk management software;
  • high proficiency in CRM/Document management systems (Dynamo or Salesforce preferred); and
  • the ability to effectively work remotely utilizing an uninterrupted internet connection, as required.

What we provide

  • medical, other health and welfare, and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and a 403(b)-retirement savings plan, along with
    • a minimum of 22 daysí personal leave, paid sick time, and paid holidays
    • generous tuition assistance
    • health and well-being resources;
  • satisfaction gained from working for a service-oriented employer; and
  • and other service opportunities in the community at large.

About the Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to engaging the entire Church in becoming inclusive of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and language groups. As an agency of the Church, we share in and align with its values. Our staff is diverse in gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and generation, reflecting the community around us. Our different perspectives foster creativity, and mutual respect enables us to execute the ideas that creativity generates.

View our Together Apart video and see and hear from prospective colleagues at the Board of Pensions. If you believe you have the professional and personal credentials to join us as a colleague and would like to support the Board of Pensions as we serve more, serve better, and serve the Church, please apply.

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an equal opportunity employer

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