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Field Education Representative

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Colorado PERA
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Denver Metro
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PERA's Field Education Division provides education about PERA's defined benefit retirement plan, defined contribution plans, and other built-in benefit programs to PERA's members and affiliated employers.

This position understands and delivers complex retirement information, encourages retirement planning, and contributes to the development of presentation materials for diverse audiences. This position involves extensive travel throughout the state of Colorado.  


Our ideal candidate is an effective public speaker who is personable and articulate, with the ability to distill complex financial, retirement, and benefits information into understandable concepts and language. A proven track record of demonstrated effective relationship management skills and the ability to influence and inspire action is desired. We are looking for a professional who can also assimilate best training practices and integrate adult learning theories into public presentations and projects. Our ideal candidate is service-oriented, flexible, resilient, and reliable. If you are willing to travel extensively and are comfortable working independently, this is a great fit. You will use your unique skills to do important and meaningful work for the state of Colorado citizens.

Areas of Responsibility


  • Develops, arranges, and delivers general and specialized education for members, benefit recipients, and affiliated employers via on-site presentations, one-on-one interaction, web and other e-based platforms
  • Comprehends and communicates about PERA's benefit plans, insurance programs, retirement readiness, and financial security
  • Motivates membership to plan for retirement and helps them understand and utilize the resources available to them
  • Accurately and professionally conveys information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to people of diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Assimilates training best practices into the development, classroom management, and facilitation of instruction
  • Integrates adult learning theories and methodologies, behavioral finance concepts and technical expertise into the development and evaluation of presentation content and materials
  • Travels to and from meetings and events on a regular basis located in a variety of work environments at varying times including evenings and weekends. Responsible for meeting set-up and tear-down
  • Compiles meeting/event data such as attendance, questions from attendees, and other evaluation data for purposes of measuring the effectiveness of presentations, trainers, and general service level satisfaction
  • Develops and maintains relationships with affiliated PERA employers, and actively seeks to expand educational outreach for members at employer locations
  • Participates in a team environment to complete project work
  • Contributes to and may lead projects and initiatives to advance educational materials and presentations
  • Participates in training and educational opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • Responsible for meeting division metrics and standards as set forth by management
  • Acts with a sense of urgency and accountability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Maintains regular and prompt attendance in the workplace and at meeting locations
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and team events
  • Recognizes issues or inefficiencies, works to find better solutions. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first/easiest resolution
  • Willingly puts in extra time and effort in key situations
  • Volunteers readily to assist when needed and consistently goes above and beyond what is normally required
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • A combination of related education and experience equivalent to three years; bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience in teaching, training, pension administration, retirement planning, or employee benefits preferred
  • Ability to use own skills and judgement to help make progress toward group goals
  • Ability to identify and consider all available alternatives before making decisions with an understanding of impact of decisions on others
  • Detail oriented and ability to focus in a variety of work environments
  • Polished speaker who can adapt to and interact with a variety of audiences
  • Effective relationship management skills and the ability to influence and inspire action
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate activities with minimal supervision while working in a team environment
  • Ability to learn, interpret, and communicate state statutes, rules, and procedures in a manner easily understood by persons not familiar with the subject
  • Ability to work in a matrix reporting relationship balancing independence and flexibility with outstanding team work
  • Ability to understand and effectively explain financial concepts, basic investing, member benefits, and retirement pensions is desired
  • Ability to contribute to positive, high performing team culture
  • Ability to travel extensively, including weekends and evenings, on a varied schedule
  • Valid driver's license with excellent driving record
  • Ability to handle several tasks or challenges at the same time
  • Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of communication formats
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer and audio-visual equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and presentation software


  • Standard office environment with regular computer use
  • Regular work in varied indoor environments, occasional work in outdoor environments and in all weather conditions
  • Travel up to 75% of time including nights, overnights, and weekends
  • Frequent long periods of daytime and/or nighttime driving throughout Colorado, and in all weather conditions
  • Frequent standing and moving or carrying presentation materials and lifting equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Min Experience: 3+ years related experience
  • Min Education: High School/GED

Compensation:Commensurate with experience - Salary



Health Insurance is 100% employer paid, generous paid time off as well as paid volunteer hours, PERA defined benefit plan, 401(k) and 457 defined contribution plans, tuition assistance, certifications, on-the-job training, free access to on-site fitness center, free on-site parking or RTD subsidy, and more. For more information, please visit


Complete the employment application online at Please have copies of your resume and cover letter available to upload. As part of the online application you will be asked for a response to the following questions:

  1. Describe a time when you collaborated with others to complete a project.  What role did you play?  What challenges did you experience, and how did you overcome those challenges?
  2. Describe a time when you had to persuade a group or individual to adopt a proposal or new idea. How did you go about doing it? What was the result?


Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to promote long-term financial security for our membership while maintaining the stability of the fund. Our vision is to become the retirement plan of choice for all Colorado public employees.

PERA represents "One of Colorado's Best Investments." PERA is a vital and stable contributor to Colorado's economy. PERA's main office is located in Denver; where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine to make it the nation's top city in which to live, work, and play.


Position Title:        Field Education Representative
Division:                 Field Education
Reports to:             Field Education Manager
Job Status:             Full Time, Exempt
Salary:                    Commensurate with experience
Posting Date:         10/29/2019 - 11/17/2019

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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