Alaska Fellows Program position description
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
This position is part of the Alaska Fellows Program. All fellows live together, “in community,” in their respective host site. Each host site is unique and remarkable.
Fellows receive housing, a $1000 monthly living stipend and a $500 relocation stipend. The fellowship includes facilitated and funded opening and closing retreats.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are applying to a position in Juneau, please note that the program will last seven months (October-April) while other programs will run nine months (September-May).
For other questions about the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Term: October – April
Employer: Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Contact: Chad Brown
Title: Director of Human Resources
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) is a state-owned corporation, based in Juneau, that manages the assets of the Alaska Permanent Fund and other funds designated by law. APFC’s pioneering investment model has been recognized globally for its ability to create and grow value on a sustainable basis for Alaska. The model is based on strong governance with expert board leadership, partnering with best-in-class asset managers, direct investing by world-class teams, and the ability to attract and retain top professional talent.
The core responsibilities include completing extensive research and analysis, report writing, quantitative model development (MS Excel), coordinating and partnering with multiple stakeholders as well as presentation delivery.
The Fellow will primarily work with our risk management team and other functions on two key initiatives:
Initiative 1 – Climate Risk Assessment
The primary project involves conducting extensive research on emerging trends, understanding the real drivers of climate change, measuring portfolio exposures and analyzing impacts of decisions on APFC’s core mandates
Initiative 2 – Private Assets Risk Assessment:
This secondary project entails a deep focus on developing tools to measure and monitor risk for private credit and private equity portfolios.
Given the compact nature of our organization, it is likely that the Fellow will actively contribute to other ad hoc projects and initiatives as needed, including Data Management wherein the Fellow will help identify data management issues and help formulate remedial strategies.
The ability to think critically including problem solving, organization and quantitative analysis skills
Intellectual curiosity and excellent attention to detail
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Major in Finance is strongly preferred, Major in the following areas of study may also apply: Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Data Science
Strong understanding of financial terms and the investment landscape
Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel
Interest in pursuing a career in the investment industry
Data gathering and analytics
Strong written communication and oral presentation skills
Passion for research with the ability to make incremental progress towards a big picture objective
Understanding of data management: data flows, data mapping and methods to ensure data integrity
Self-motivation and very strong sense of personal and professional integrity
Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Research / Writing Sample, Presentation Sample (MS PowerPoint)
Submit materials to: Chad Brown email@example.com
When submitting your applications, please also copy firstname.lastname@example.org.