Investment Operations Associate


Posting Details

Title Investment Operations Associate Posting Number S00718JP Department Investments Job Summary

The investment office is managed by a team of six, including investment specialists, generalists and operations staff. The Investment Operations Associate will report to the Investment Operations Manager and play an integral role in all areas of back office operations as well as collaboration in the oversight of the College’s endowment. Essential functions include setting up new investments in relevant databases, processing investment cash flows, endowment investment reporting, electronic document management, and other special projects. The associate will be required to exercise independent judgement regarding communication from investment managers, ensuring action items are processed or elevated appropriately and manager letters, risk reports and financial statements are distributed to relevant staff members and stored electronically.

Education/Skills Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting/ math/economics or a related field is also preferred. Interest in endowment investing, financial markets, investment analysis and ongoing education. Strong excel skills are a plus. Applicants must possess: excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, understand priorities and deliver quality work; strong organizational skills; high accuracy with data entry and record keeping to maintain the integrity of electronic and historical paper files; the ability to handle a high volume of detailed work in a fast-paced office; the ability to learn relevant software programs integral to the operation of the endowment; and sensitivity to strict confidentiality of data.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

1 or more years of investment or finance related work experience preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. This is an exempt position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + Credit Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 10/09/2020 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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