Who We Are

The School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS) is the state’s third largest public pension fund for non-teaching public school employees. Our employees are dedicated to their roles in Serving the People Who Serve Our Schools®.  SERS offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package. SERS employees enjoy an employee-friendly, flexible, and inclusive work environment.

The Mission, Vision, Values, and Core Beliefs of the organization are visible in all aspects of daily life for staff and leadership. These values are the foundation for our business operations, organizational culture, and how we provide service to our membership.

Join Us

I can attest that SERS offers a great opportunity for people who want to work in a supportive, mission-centric environment. Service is our middle name whether it’s to our membership, our employers, our coworkers, or any of our other stakeholders. SERS employees always do their best to be the best – no matter what their position. I’m proud to be one of the team. And so could you.

~ Richard Stensrud

Current Open Positions




Application Deadline

Chief Risk Officer


Benefits Processing Specialist

Member Services

June 4, 2024

Our Culture

No matter what your role at SERS is, as a staff member you play an important part in the lives of many SERS members, retirees, and beneficiaries. As a public pension fund, service is an important part of our business.  The organization’s success is dependent on the talent and dedication of all our staff members to our mission of providing our membership with valuable lifetime pension benefit programs and services.

SERS has been recognized for delivering an exceptional level of customer service through a culture of collaboration, openness, innovation, and transparency. With a strong sense of community, SERS employees are valued and empowered to do their work and serve our membership.

Serving others makes us who we are. SERS staff supports multiple charities throughout the year including Operation Feed, United Way, Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack, Operation Gratitude, Mid-Ohio Food Collective, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Columbus Humane, and a variety of other local charities.

Our Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pharmacy Coverage
  • Wellness Program
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Access to Voluntary Life Insurance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Free Parking
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement Leave Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Schedules and Compressed Work Week Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition and Certification Assistance
  • OPERS Retirement
  • Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings (457)
  • College Advantage 529 Savings Plan
  • Access to Voluntary Pet Insurance Program

Employee Testimonials

SERS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to hr@ohsers.org or by calling (614) 340-2255. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

Applicants who smoke or use tobacco products will not be considered for employment.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. SERS can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.


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