Program Associate, Managed Organizations (multiple openings – Washington, DC; Durham, NC; Chicago, IL)

Arabella Advisors

About the organization

About Arabella Advisors

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.


Program Associates at Arabella drive day-to-day operations for projects housed in the multiple nonprofit organizations that Arabella Advisors manages. In this position, you will work directly with our nonprofit clients, manage a portfolio of projects, and own day-to-day administration and operations of these projects.

Essential Responsibilities:
-Independently manage a portfolio of fiscal sponsorship and grant-making projects, including managing relevant documentation for projects, monitoring project financials, and communicating with clients and donors
-Collaborate with Associate Directors and Directors in the management of larger/more complex hosted projects and grant-making programs
-Independently manage day-to-day transactions, routine trouble shooting, and operations-focused client interactions
-Contribute to operational and procedural innovations for Arabella Advisors, the MO team, and the managed organizations
-Develop an understanding of relevant emerging and critical philanthropic trends


To be successful in this role you’ll need:
-Minimum two years of work experience (internships and work experience combined)
Impeccable interpersonal and client relationship/customer service skills
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Ability to anticipate needs of clients and raise them to manager and proactively provide materials needed
-Demonstrated effectiveness providing necessary professional support in front of and for customers
-Ability to lead portions of client meetings with oversight
-Ability to proactively problem-solve to identify both problems and potential solutions in a fast-paced environment
-Ability to manage multiple demands, projects and deadlines
-High level of computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database programs and web-based communications tools

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