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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/09/23

Applications Due03/08/23

Vacancy ID123848

AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleNYSIF Senior ESG and Sustainability Lead

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $150000 to $175000 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address 199 Church Street

City New York City


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications • Advanced degree in finance, business, or economics preferred
• At least five years of ESG stewardship / engagement experience with a preference for some related experience around ESG, Climate, and / or Impact investing
• Demonstrated passion for sustainability, with a strong interest in influencing change at the asset manager and corporation level through investment strategies
• Entrepreneurial self-starter that can work both autonomously and thrive in a team environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Well versed in ESG and Net-Zero goals and their implications on investment strategies
• Strong willingness to learn and ability to respond positively to feedback

Duties Description The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), with over $20 billion of assets under management, is seeking an experienced investment practitioner to assist its ESG Team with an array of tasks including ESG research and analysis, engagement, and investment solutions. There will be a focus on ESG stewardship and engagement. This is an opportunity to engage with a broad range of companies and investors globally on behalf of an asset owner that is intentional about sustainable investing. The position reports to the Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing and sits within the office of the Chief Investment Officer.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborate with external partners, including proxy advisory vendors, engagement projects and other institutional asset owners
• Help to develop portfolio-level strategies for ESG engagement across a broad spectrum of asset classes and sectors
• Develop an engagement letter-writing process
• Conduct research across several asset classes and sectors to identify investment risks and opportunities related to ESG factors
• Analyze investment opportunities and risks related to ESG investing strategies and products
• Shape NYSIF’s ESG Governance structure in accordance with external governance guidelines
• Contribute to NYSIF’s ESG education across the Investment Department and develop ESG curriculum for continued department learning
• Produce valuable insights to guide ESG integration internally and with external managers
• Draft content for internal and external communications and publishable material

Additional Comments Fringe Benefits:
• Competitive Compensation
• Future Career Growth Potential
• Open and Supportive Team-Based Environment
• Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave Accruals
• Paid State and Federal Holidays
• Full Medical, Vision, and Dental
• Retirement Options
• Possibility of Telecommuting, Flextime, and Alternative Work Schedules

Please note, the Civil Service title for this position is Special Investment Officer.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Lynn Hausman


Fax 518-437-1618

Email Address


Street 15 Computer Drive West

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12205


Notes on ApplyingPlease outline in your cover letter your experience and how it relates to the basic qualifications outlined for this position. Resumes without a cover letter may not be accepted. Candidates should email resume and cover letter to:

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