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Job Req ID:  57256

Associate Director of Investments

Johns Hopkins University, one of the world's premier teaching, research and patient care institutions, is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director of Investments within its Investment Office, reporting directly to the Managing Director of Investments. The Investment Office has responsibility for investing the endowments for the University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and other related endowed entities totaling more than $6 billion, among many other assets.  


Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 with nearly 22,000 students across nine academic divisions. The University attracts the finest undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral and professional degree students and more federal research and development funding than any other university in the United States.


Position overview:

  • The Associate Director of Investments will be an integral member of the Investment Office, taking on important responsibilities that span the endowment and related portfolios. 
  • The position reports directly to the Manager Director of Investments and will play a key role conducting due diligence on new and existing investment managers across public and private equity and credit, as well as other asset classes and investment opportunities.
  • Over time, the Associate Director of Investments will develop specialization and assume primary investment responsibility.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director of Investments and the senior investment leaders in managing overall portfolio allocation and risk, with particular responsibility around manager allocations across asset classes
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective investment managers by evaluating the team and strategy, analyzing performance, debating with colleagues, and preparing recommendation summaries
  • Monitor and analyze existing investment partnerships both through on-site visits and research
  • Research broad investment and industry trends, and opportunistic investment projects as required
  • Present as appropriate to the Board of Trustees Committee on Investments, the University President, and other relevant stakeholders, and represent Johns Hopkins University as a leader in the local community and among the broad Johns Hopkins constituency



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 4 years of related work experience required
  • Additional years of experience preferred
  • An M.B.A., C.F.A. or Master’s degree in Finance or Economics strongly preferred
  • The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrable success in prior work experience, including finance (investment management, investment banking), corporate strategy, consulting, and analytical and/or investigative research roles in other fields.
  • Strong academic achievement is required, as well as the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity.
  • Personal fit within a dynamic team is essential



  • Proactive with sense of urgency
  • Intellectually curious, relentless lifelong learner
  • Team-oriented, accountable, supportive, conscientious
  • Self-aware, confident, non-defensive, willing to take risks
  • Honest and direct, transparent, ethical, mission-driven



  • Logical decision-making process incorporating analysis and judgment
  • Creative and intuitive thinking
  • Willingness to change one’s mind quickly, absorb new information up steep learning curve
  • Persistent drive toward conclusions, decisions, and results
  • Concise and impactful communication – oral, written, and presentation



  • Investment research process: 
    • Analytical rigor through deep primary research and by organizing complex findings
    • Rapid development, and testing, of hypotheses with “quick & dirty” analyses
    • Pursuit of deeper knowledge, relationships & access to conflicting information
    • Collaborates with others on and outside team to gather information, find answers
    • Comfort thinking & acting contrary to the herd without concern for looking foolish
  • Investment experience:
    • Exposure across 1 or more asset classes
    • Manager allocation and/or direct investment experience
    • Strong professional / relationship networks



Classified Title: Associate Director Investments 
Working Title: Associate Director of Investments 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick 
Department name: 10001517-Investment Management Off of 
Personnel area: University Administration


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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