United Methodist Church board looking for 2 investment managing directors
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, Glenview, Ill., is searching for a managing director-investment management and a managing director-socially responsible investing for its $19 billion investment program overseen by Wespath Investment Management, a GBOP division.
The managing director-investment management would work with Dave Zellner, chief investment officer, providing “managerial oversight, tactical investment support and risk management,” according to the job posting.
Qualifications the GBOP is seeking include 15 years of progressive investment management experience, including seven years of experience managing investment professionals.
The managing director-SRI would replace Vidette Bullock-Mixon, who is retiring as corporate relations director.
Responsibilities include designing and implementing a corporate engagement program applying environmental, social and governance factors to investment principles aligned with Wespath's long-term investment objectives and United Methodist Church values.
In addition, GBOP seeks to have the managing director-SRI “strategically (transform) Wespath's SRI function into a widely recognized and highly respected manager of responsible investment funds and strategies within the investment and corporate communities,” according the job posting.
GBOP plans to use an executive recruiting firm to assist in finding candidates for the managing director-SRI opening, M. Colette Nies, managing director-communications, said in an e-mail. It has narrowed its search to three recruiting firms but hasn't made a decision.
GBOP expects the search for the SRI position to take three to four months, Ms. Nies said.
There is no time frame for completing the searches, Ms. Nies added.
Mr. Nies declined to provide further details about the SRI or investment management openings.
Both positions are posted on the GBOP's LinkedIn page, which is GBOP's preferred method for job applications, Ms. Nies said.