We are pleased to assist our client, the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS or the System) in finding their next General Counsel. This role is based out of the headquarters office in Albany. The System provides retirement benefits through a defined benefit pension plan and offers defined benefit other postemployment benefits (OPEB) to its members. NYSTRS serves 822 employers – including public school districts, BOCERS, institutions of higher education and charter schools that elect to participate. NYSTRS is one of the 10 largest public funds in the U.S. based on portfolio size with assets under management as of June 30, 2023, of approximately $135 billion. The System also is proud of the fact that as of this same date, they were 98 percent actuarially funded.
Reporting to the NYSTRS Board of Directors and administratively to the Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer, the General Counsel (or GC) serves as the System’s chief legal officer and is responsible for providing fiduciary counsel to the Board, legal advice, and counsel on a wide range of legal matters. The GC researches, prepares, and presents legal analysis regarding all aspects of NYSTRS operations. The GC coordinates and oversees the work of all external legal firms that provide specialized legal services to NYSTRS. The GS leads a team of 8 in the System’s Legal Department. Direct reports include a Deputy General Counsel and Legal Administrative Assistant.
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To apply please send your resume to Tamara at [email protected]