Executive Director

Company:Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), Harrisburg, PA is seeking an Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer, reports to an eleven-member Board, and oversees a staff of 197.

SERS was established in 1923 and administers both a defined benefit and defined contribution plan, and is preparing to implement a new tier of defined contribution benefits. It is one of the nation’s oldest statewide defined benefit plans, and is comprised of approximately 239,000 members.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of managerial experience, a working knowledge of defined benefit and defined contribution pension systems, professional presence and maturity, strong people skills, outstanding political skills, excellent communication skills, and the highest integrity and ethics. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

Compensation will consist of a competitive salary and benefit package dependent on the experience, qualifications, and credentials of the successful candidate.

Please apply online at Click on the Open Jobs tile, then click the “Continue to Open Jobs” link. Filter by department. Select SL State Employees’ Retirement System. Open the relevant job announcement and click the green Apply button.

The application period closes January 12, 2018.

Please direct questions to Cheryl Krchnar, Human Resources Director, 717-237-0265 or