Advocacy Compliance Associate Director, Managed Organizations

Arabella Advisors

About the organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.


•Design and manage systems to track activity, including registration and reporting deadlines related to federal, state, local lobbying and elections and ballot measures.
•Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather information needed to meet registration and reporting requirements.
•Oversee submission of all reports to ensure that they are accurate and timely.
•Develop and refine processes and guidelines related to federal, state, local lobbying and election and ballot measure tracking and reporting for use by staff.
•Provide guidance to internal stakeholders related to reporting and registration requirements, engage with outside counsel as needed.
•Track guidance received from and engagement with outside counsel.
•Help colleagues problem solve; contribute to knowledge management by identifying need for and creating additional resources (e.g., checklists, quality control measures) as necessary
•Regularly monitor project activity to ensure compliance with laws and regulations
•Work proactively and collaboratively across teams and departments (advocacy, compliance, legal, finance, client service) to develop, design, and complete registration and reporting duties.
•Contribute to operational and procedural innovations


•Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
•Minimum five years of work experience, at least two years of which include responsibilities related to federal or state nonprofit lobbying regulations and reporting and/or election law and FEC regulations.
•Impeccable interpersonal and client relationship/customer service skills, comfortable with a wide range of stakeholders
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple demands, projects and deadlines
•Demonstrated financial acumen
•Ability to work independently and also collaboratively
•Ability to proactively problem-solve to identify both problems and potential solutions in a fast-paced environment
•Comfort with ambiguity and developing systems/processes where they didn’t exist before
•High level of computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database programs, including Salesforce, and web-based communications tools

Application instructions

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

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