The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS Ohio) employs about 510 associates who are provided the tools they need to succeed both personally and professionally. Our associates are dedicated to fulfilling the system’s mission: The mission of STRS Ohio is to partner with our members in helping to build retirement security.
STRS Ohio is widely recognized and respected as one of the leading retirement systems in the country. The system touches the lives of about 500,000 active, inactive and retired Ohio educators by providing retirement benefits, access to health care coverage and many other services. With total investments of $98.1 billion (including short-term investments) as of June 30, 2021, STRS Ohio is one of the largest pension funds in the United States.
The long-term direction of STRS Ohio is set by the State Teachers Retirement Board consisting of five elected contributing teacher members; two elected retired teacher members; an investment expert appointed by the governor; an investment expert appointed jointly by the speaker of the House and the Senate president; an investment expert designated by the treasurer of state; and the superintendent of public instruction or his designated investment expert. Internally, the STRS Ohio management team consists of an executive director, three deputy executive directors and seven senior staff members.
The vision of STRS Ohio is to be a leading retirement system by providing comprehensive retirement benefits and quality service to our members through exceptional financial performance, ethical business practices and responsible resource management.
STRS Ohio has created an open environment for associates to generate new ideas and become leaders. We eagerly welcome change and actively pursue research, development and evaluation to keep us poised for the future.
STRS Ohio believes in empowering associates to make and be accountable for decisions that benefit the educators we serve. Associates are encouraged to continually enhance their knowledge and skills through higher education and training. Our commitment to total quality is evident in all we do — from answering phones to disseminating information to managing investments on behalf of STRS Ohio members.
STRS Ohio strives to have a diverse culture that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for each individual and recognizes the worth that each individual contributes to the financial security of the membership.
We believe that an excellent working environment and benefits can help our associates succeed. That’s why STRS Ohio offers the most advanced technology available, on-site fitness and child care centers, ongoing educational opportunities and competitive associate benefits.