Associate Director, Communications

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.


•Assist the Head of Marketing and Communications and other firm leaders with a variety of media relations efforts, including: tracking news media; logging media inquiries and coordinating multi-stakeholder response; drafting messaging for use by senior leaders, and identifying and pursuing potential media placement opportunities.
•Track daily media clips and assist with the publication of multiple monthly e-newsletters.
•Foster relationships with a variety of external agencies who provide crisis communications and other support
•Develop content and communications on behalf of a range of nonprofit organizations that Arabella Advisors supports
•Create and manage communications vehicles enabling regular contact with donors to nonprofit organizations and projects
•Develop and track metrics to evaluate the success and impact of communications by the nonprofit organizations Arabella supports

Additional Responsibilities
•Write a variety of communications in conjunction with Arabella teammates for publication as articles, blogs, social media, etc.
•Assist the Head of Marketing and Communications with other projects as necessary.


•Bachelor’s degree in related field
•At least five years’ experience with steadily increasing responsibility in communications for a business or nonprofit organization with a social change mission
•Proactive, well-organized and able to lead multiple efforts simultaneously.
•Strong upward management skills to drive process and compliance
•Demonstrated ability to manage projects and processes from start to finish, including ongoing analysis of impact and results.
•Ability to strategize as well as execute communications plans
•Experience with media outreach and analysis tools such as Talkwalker, Cision, or Meltwater
•Ability to develop relationships across offices, teams, and all levels, including executives and external partners
•Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills
•Passion to support growing social change organizations

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 things easier through reasonable accommodations 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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