Pension Department Manager

Washington D.C.
Competive Compensation and fully paid benefit package
Jan 23, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Full Time


The Manager of the Pension Department is responsible for overseeing, managing and coordinating all activities and procedures related to the Pension Department in accordance with Fund Plan documents. The successful candidate will provide oversight, management and leadership to ensure that all processes are followed and performance goals are met.  This is a challenging position which requires previous supervisory experience and strong project management skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The listing below is not meant to include all the duties of the position, nor do all listed examples include all tasks which may be required of the position.)

Effectively manage overall department operations and ensure that tasks and projects are completed  on time and that all standards are met

Provide continual evaluation of processes and procedures; suggest methods to improve business operations, efficiency and service to Fund participants

Proactively recognize project and departmental challenges and recommend corrective action

Analyze department and system workflows and make changes as necessary

Track performance metrics to identify trends and business patterns. Routinely identify and develop new metrics

Understand the patterns of the workload and use this information to prepare staff

Demonstrate effective leadership, develop and enable team members to work together and communicate effectively to accomplish departmental goals

Hold Assistant Managers accountable for individual and team responsibilities. Provide appropriate and timely constructive feedback

Align goals of the Department with goals of the Benefit Fund Office

Work cooperatively with other Department Managers, IT, Fund Directors and General Counsel

Provide material for Board Meetings

Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Forward thinking with project manager mindset

Strong analytical skills with ability to think and act strategically

Ability to understand the in‐depth functions of operating a Pension Department

Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas both orally and in writing

Must be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel with a high degree of accuracy

Ability to recognize and resolve potential conflicts

Ability to analyze issues and recommend solutions

 Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making

Ability to adapt and work effectively with different personality and work styles

Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and effectively

Ability to establish team and individual priorities

Experience with Defined Benefit Plans a plus

The IAM National Pension Fund is the 5th largest multiemployer pension fund in the United States with over $13 Billion in assets. The Fund has over 1,650 contributing employer locations and pays pension benefits to over 90,000 retires and beneficiaries, providing them with retirement security.




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