Associate Director, Risk Management (Durham, NC or Washington, DC)

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.


Serve as primary manager for insurance coverage for nonprofit entities by:
Reviewing and understanding policies to determine if they meet fiscally-sponsored projects’ needs; Anticipating insurance needs as entities grow and evolve; Responding to questions about insurance coverage
Serving as project manager for annual insurance renewal process by working with stakeholders and collecting data from projects; acquiring new coverage for entities as needed;
Collaborating with other departments to analyze, organize, and present quotes and policy information to firm leadership
Supporting insurance claims management by collecting data, documents, and facilitating communication with outside counsel
Serving as main contact for insurance broker; responding to questions and providing information external stakeholders as needed
In partnership with Legal and Finance, project manage Arabella’s insurance renewals by:
Reviewing and analyzing quotes from insurance broker, assisting with annual renewal process, assisting in acquiring new coverage as needed
Facilitate annual worker’s compensation audit of workforce with CAT (HR) and underwriter
Oversee minor safeguarding policies and process by:
Maintaining and updating policies; Reviewing and approving contractor and grantee forms and policies; making recommendations and resolving questions


Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
Minimum five years of work experience; ideal hire will bring familiarity with insurance, risk management strategies, and practices which enable a firm to monitor and manage its risk exposure.
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
The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to address complex service matters, implement and communicate service changes to everyone involved, and to coach teammates on how to apply the firm’s service standards
The ability to manage large-scale and cross-firm projects, including delegating and managing all resources, identifying and implementing improved processes, monitoring consistency across project teams, and providing direction and support to teammates

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.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.
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