Associate, Advisory Services

Arabella Advisors

About the organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists, corporations, and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work together across geographies 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.


Essential Responsibilities

Client Service (~80-90%)

Grant Making and Program Management:
Support the implementation of grant application processes and communications to applicants, including drafting requests for proposals and proposal scoring tools and determining selection criteria and application requirements
Conduct review and analysis of grant applications and potential grantee organizations on behalf of funders, including building systems to efficiently track proposal submissions and applicant information
Contribute to designing and executing equitable programs and initiatives that support grantees, including learning networks, newly created organizations, and donor collaboratives
Contribute to meeting and conference planning on behalf of clients, including agenda development, speaker preparation, and participant management
Project Support:
Support the regular administrative needs of a portfolio of client projects, including frequent email communication with internal and external stakeholders using Outlook, scheduling interviews, meetings, webinars, and focus groups, note-taking for internal and client meetings, knowledge management in SharePoint, and project administration in Arabella’s Salesforce interface, Manifest
Provide additional administrative support as necessary
Research and Analysis:
Conduct, compile, and maintain background research for client projects (e.g., global health issues, climate and energy, education reform, etc.)


To be successful in this role you’ll need:
A minimum of two years of work experience
An interest in the field of philanthropy and/or social impact, including grants management; Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work
The ability to provide excellent service, including the ability to efficiently and independently address routine service matters, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service
The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and/or firm’s objectives
Excellent research, analytical, and critical thinking skills
The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables
Team-oriented, professional, with a positive attitude; the ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums

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.

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