Careers

Careers
Imagine a Job You Love

Overview
  • Join a world-class financial services organization proud to serve California’s public educators.
  • Work for a diverse organization where every person and every background is welcomed and valued.
  • Grow your career at the largest educator-only pension fund in the world.
  • Increase your expertise in a variety of business areas, including investments, customer service and technology services.

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General Information

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Getting Started With CalSTRS

To start your career at CalSTRS, you must first establish a CalCareer Account.

Your CalCareer account becomes your personal job search repository where you will create and store your state application and supporting documents.

Once your account is created, you will need to take and pass an open exam for the job classification(s) for which you meet minimum qualifications.

View all current CalSTRS job openings and online exam information.

  • To take an exam, click on the bulletin for the exam.
    • Read the bulletin carefully to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications.
    • Follow the detailed exam instructions and complete the exam.
    • You will be immediately notified of your exam results. If you are successful in the exam, the classification will appear in the Eligibilities tab of your CalCareer Account.
  • You can now apply for CalSTRS vacancies by following the instructions of the Job Announcement posting.
    • Review the details of the announcement carefully which will include completing and submitting a state application.
      • Your application will also appear in the Eligibilities tab under My Application Templates.
    • Be sure to complete all application requirements prior to submission on or before the final filing date.

Pro-tip: to receive notification about CalSTRS career opportunities as they are posted, create an E‑Notify within your CalCareer Account to State Teachers Retirement System.

For accessible versions of files on this page, contact ADACoordinator@CalSTRS.com.

Benefits and Salary

CalSTRS offers a competitive pay schedule and a work-life-balance for all its employees. The State of California offers a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Paid holidays and a defined benefit retirement program.
  • More than two weeks of vacation after a year of service.
  • Health insurance in retirement.
  • You may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Types of Careers at CalSTRS

Pursue your career goals in one of our many business areas, with openings ranging from entry-level positions to opportunities for experienced leaders:

Business Area Types of Openings
Administrative Services Procurement and business services
Audit Services Internal and external auditing
Benefits and Services Benefit analysis, customer and account services
Financial Services Financial Planning/Reporting and Accounting
General Counsel Legal services
Human Resources Talent management and training
Investments Trading and asset management
Public Affairs Research and public affairs
Project Management Project facilitation and change management
Technology Services IT services and help desk support

Ready to get started? View our current job openings.

Careers in CalSTRS Investments

The Investments branch plays an important role at CalSTRS and helps to sustain nearly $200 billion, making us the nation’s second largest public pension fund. You can be a part of this important effort by working in one of the careers below:

Classification Exam Type Final Filing Date
Investment Officer l Open Continuous
Investment Officer ll Open Continuous
Investment Officer lll Open Continuous
Associate Portfolio Manager Open Continuous
Portfolio Manager Open Continuous
Investment Director Open Continuous

Ready to get started? View our current job openings.

Careers in the CalSTRS Contact Center

The CalSTRS Contact Center is the first point of contact to help our more than 949,000 members: teachers and educators. Want to learn why you should join our contact center?

Ready to get started? View our current job openings.

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General Information

About CalSTRS

Our Mission: Securing the financial future and sustaining the trust of California’s educators.

CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, is the largest teachers’ retirement system and second largest public pension fund in the nation. A world-class financial services institution and state agency, our unique organizational culture emphasizes customer service, leadership and respect for our members and our colleagues.

CalSTRS provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s more than 949,000 public school educators and their families.

For accessible versions of files on this page, contact ADACoordinator@CalSTRS.com.

Our Core Values

The CalSTRS Core Values are a set of attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that define CalSTRS and its employees.

  • Customer Service
    We never compromise on quality as we strive to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Accountability
    We operate with transparency and accept responsibility for our actions.
  • Leadership
    We model best practices in our industry and innovate to achieve higher standards.
  • Strength
    We ensure the strength of our system by embracing a diversity of ideas and people.
  • Trust
    We conduct ourselves with integrity, acting ethically in every endeavor.
  • Respect
    We respect the needs of our members, co-workers, and others, treating everyone with fairness, honesty, and courtesy.
  • Stewardship
    We recognize our fiduciary responsibility as the foundation for all decision-making.

Our Core Competencies

The CalSTRS Core Competencies are behavioral characteristics that are essential for the success of each employee and are directly related to the success of CalSTRS as a whole.

View CalSTRS Core Competencies

What Sets Us Apart

CalSTRS strives to be an employer of choice. We provide an environment that cultivates new ideas and promotes employee success, including:

  • Robust training and development program.
  • High internal promotion rates.
  • Award-winning staff recognition program.
  • Wellness program and ergonomic support for employees.
  • Dedicated workers and accessible leadership.
  • High level of staff engagement.

Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to CalSTRS’ culture. Our sustainability program encompasses resource conservation in the workplace and supply chain, employee engagement, and responsible investment practices.

Commitment to Diversity

We are diverse. We span generations. We come from all areas of the globe. We excel because of our united talents.

CalSTRS is committed to providing a workplace in which all individuals are treated with respect and professionalism. By designing and implementing a sustainable, respectful culture at CalSTRS, employee engagement is promoted through a safe work environment where ideas are heard and backgrounds are honored.

Diversity is built into the very fabric of our culture and has connections to all of our Core Values, and is explicitly supported in our Strength Core Value: We ensure the strength of our system by embracing a diversity of ideas and people.

CalSTRS Locations

CalSTRS’ award-winning, LEED Platinum headquarters in West Sacramento and member service centers located across the state feature sustainable “green” construction, plenty of natural lighting and functionally designed work spaces.

West Sacramento Headquarters

At our headquarters, enjoy our full service café, covered parking garage, free onsite fitness center, bicycle library, and walks along the river front.

Offices Throughout California

In addition to CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento, we also have three member service centers in Glendale, Santa Clara and Irvine.

General Information

Recruitment and Exams Contact

Contact CalSTRS Recruitment

If you have questions on a specific opening, including questions about duty statements, Statement of Qualifications, or your submitted application, contact us at:

CalSTRS Recruitment
P.O. Box 15275
Sacramento, CA 95851-0275

916-414-4990
916-414-4928 (fax)

Recruitment@CalSTRS.com

Contact CalSTRS Exams

If you have questions about CalSTRS examinations, contact us at:

Exams@CalSTRS.com