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Investment Counsel

Public School Retirement System Jefferson City, MO

  • Expired: November 23, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Be a part of an award winning, world-class institutional investment team. At PSRS/PEERS, our Investment Counsel plays an essential role on our investment team by providing legal advice and negotiating terms and agreements with both public and private investment managers.

Approximately $100,000 - $170,000 annually commensurate with education and experience

Job Type: Full-time with benefits

Location: Jefferson City, Missouri


PSRS/PEERS is the largest defined benefit pension plan in Missouri with more than 284,000 members. We work in partnership with Missouri public school districts to provide retirement security for Missouri's public school teachers and education employees.

Our 150 employees work out of our recently remodeled/expanded building located at 3210 West Truman Boulevard in Jefferson City. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but many positions have flexibility with regard to daily scheduling. We provide state-of-the-art technology and security, with comfortable, ergonomic working spaces and collaborative areas throughout the building. Employees enjoy ample on-site parking and a flexible, family friendly work environment.

About the Job

The focus of our investment program is to provide stable, long-term funding for the Missouri public school teachers and staff who belong to our retirement systems. To do this, our goal is to achieve an annual investment return of at least 7.3% over long periods of time. We attempt to reduce overall portfolio risk by diversifying into several asset classes, including both public and private investments that span both domestic and international markets.

As Investment Counsel, you will provide our Investment Department with legal advice related to our investment program. You will draft and negotiate complex investment contracts and other documents. You will also be expected to review private credit agreements, conduct and assist with due diligence and assist with planning, drafting and monitoring investment policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school, as well as three years of experience in law practice and/or experience with pension plans, other institutional investors, or the financial services industry. We prefer an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in business, finance, economics or similar program. Candidates must be licensed and in good standing to practice law in Missouri.

You are a good fit for this position if you are open-minded, enjoy learning new things, and work well both independently and in team situations.

Benefits of Working for PSRS/PEERS

Our employees enjoy a robust Health Savings Account (HSA) program, vision and dental insurance, and membership in a defined benefit pension plan with lifetime retirement benefits and five-year vesting.

We offer three weeks of paid vacation and three weeks of sick leave per year to start, and 10 paid holidays each year.

Tuition assistance is available, and ongoing professional development is encouraged. Exemplary employees may be selected to participate in our leadership program.

Company-wide events are held both on-site and off-site, and our employee fund coordinates activities and participation in charitable campaigns.

Public School Retirement System


Jefferson City, MO
65109 USA



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