Operations Director, Oregon Savings Network

Oregon State Treasury

Oregon State Treasury is recruiting for the position of Operations Director for our Oregon Savings Network. This position will be working from our Tigard and Salem office locations. The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the internal operations of the plans for the Oregon Savings Network. The Oregon Savings Network was created to increase the ability of Oregonians to save for future higher education, qualified disability expenses, and retirement. The Oregon Savings Network offers unique investment tools that provide state and federal tax advantages and more flexibility than many other savings vehicles available. The Oregon Savings Network includes the following programs: Oregon College Savings Plan, Oregon ABLE Savings Plan, MFS 529 Savings Plan, and the OregonSaves retirement program.

The salary range for this position is $69,936 - $102,972 annually.

Oregon State Treasury (OST) is led by Tobias Read, State Treasurer, a constitutional officer and statewide elected official. OST is an organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the state's pension fund, issuing all state debt, and serving as the central bank for state agencies. OST manages the daily investment of approximately $100 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate and cash. OST also manages a banking program that processes over $250 billion in transactions annually, a debt management program responsible for issuing and monitoring approximately $10 billion in state debt, a multi-faceted 529 savings plan, and an IRA based retirement savings program for the public. The 150+ member OST staff takes great pride in their statewide and national reputation for progressive approaches to service delivery.

Our Values and Principles


We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that everyone comes to the table with a distinct point of view – one that is shaped by backgrounds, experiences, cultures, thoughts, and ideas. We embrace diversity and inclusion and believe it creates a culture of respect, innovation, and creativity that empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work.

Position Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Manage the Network’s internal business processes and provide recommendations to the Executive Director on how to better align overall strategic priorities with internal resources;
-Manage all systems and operational functions for the Network, including maintaining systems requirements, recommending system enhancements and any policies or procedures needed to incorporate the enhancement, analyzing the cost and benefit to system changes, and continually monitoring system functionality with end user needs;
-Coordinate the review and update of the Network’s administrative rules, manage OregonSaves employer compliance process and work directly with BOLI to ensure Administrative Rules are updated, coordinate reporting of noncompliant employers to BOLI;
-Analyze research data and make recommendations for process or policy improvement based on research findings, present operational and policy issues to both the Oregon 529 Savings Board and the Oregon Retirement Savings Board;
-Draft operational legislative concepts and make recommendations to the executive director on needed legislative action, track and analyze state and federal legislative proposals and implementation of existing law; prepare communication documents and other materials to be presented to state and federal policymakers and staff; and
-Manage Network projects and coordinate project teams, including team members from outside service providers, plan needed projects, including prioritization, budget and financial implications, timelines, and scope.

Benefits of Joining OST

Employee premium share at 5% or 1%, for medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life;
Paid leaves, such as vacation, personal business, holidays, sick leave, and special holiday leave;
Participation in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP), after 6 months of service. OPSRP has two components, the pension plan and the individual account program (IAP).
Support with training and development so employees have the tools they need to reach their fullest potential;
Employees may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF);
Optional benefits include optional life, short & long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, Oregon Savings Growth Plan (deferred compensation plan), flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, employee assistance program, weight watchers, and more!

Minimum Qualifications

You must have the following to qualify for this position:

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work, OR;
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Desired Attributes

Professional work experience with managing a program;
Professional work experience with reporting, data analysis, and research;
Detail oriented;
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
Ability to work independently with limited supervision;
Ability to make public presentations;
Professional work experience with technology platforms, as well as managing and monitoring websites;
Ability to work with outside consultants and service providers;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Outlook, Word, and Excel;
Professional work experience with administrative rules, state and federal laws and regulations, and policies;
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; and
Ability to travel statewide and attend night and weekend meetings and events.

How to Apply

In order to apply and be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume, and a cover letter describing how your experience, training and education have prepared you for this position. Please click on the following link to apply for this position: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem-...

We will accept applications through the job announcement closing date, however, we may close this recruitment early if we receive a well-qualified pool. If interested, please apply early.

Special Information

Prospective employees are subject to an extensive background check that may include, but not be limited to, validation of all application materials, prior employment and personal references, credit history, driving records and fingerprint-based state and federal criminal and civil records. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
OST does not offer visa sponsorships, and within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666
OST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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