Analyst, Consulting Services (AA)

You are mission driven and action oriented. You love to get involved, and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety. Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.

If that sounds like you, Arabella Advisors can’t wait to meet you.

Arabella Advisors is looking for an analyst who is passionate about high-impact philanthropy and engaging with strategically-focused donors. A successful candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have strong research and analytical skills, and possess a desire to help our clients lead successful meetings, working sessions, and convenings.

As a member of Arabella’s collegial, client-focused, and impact-driven community, you will contribute to projects that service high-profile institutional, family, and corporate foundations, and philanthropic individuals. Our team helps clients develop grant-making strategies, implement programs, evaluate their impact, and collaborate effectively with other donors. As an analyst, you are responsible for conducting research, synthesizing findings, contributing to deliverable development, scheduling interviews and client meetings, and helping plan and organize meetings and convenings. You will play a central role in advancing your project teams’ work both substantively and administratively.

Essential Responsibilities

Client Service (~90%)

Research & Analysis
  • Conduct research and provide both qualitative and quantitative analysis in support of client projects and meetings
  • Conduct background research on project topics (e.g. global health issues, education reform, etc.)
  • Schedule and transcribe notes from interviews with subject experts
  • Manage survey administration (using platforms such as SurveyMonkey) and support data management and documentation
  • Conduct quantitative data analysis using Excel and SPSS as necessary
  • Produce visual representations of research findings, such as Excel charts, PowerPoint slide decks, and infographics
Communications & Deliverable Development
  • Support the drafting, revising, and formatting of client reports, presentations, memos, and correspondence
Program Management
  • Assist in designing and executing strategic programs and initiatives, including grantee learning networks, newly created organizations, and donor collaboratives
  • Assist in conference planning on behalf of clients, including agenda development, speaker preparation, and participant management
  • Provide logistical support for client meetings and conferences held on behalf of clients
Project Support & Administration
  • Schedule interviews and coordinate conference calls, webinars, and focus groups
  • Transcribe notes for external and internal meetings
  • Provide additional administrative support as necessary
Internal Projects (~10%)
  • Initiate and lead internal projects related to the team’s business strategy, annual objectives, skill development, internal/knowledge management, or culture


To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum two years of work experience (internships and work experience combined)
  • A strong interest in the field of philanthropy
  • Extremely strong attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and in a timely and proactive manner
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Program and event management experience
  • Team-oriented, professional, with a positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to be resourceful and adapt quickly to change
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
  • Professional work experience in consulting and/or the social change sector
  • Interest in and experience with our areas of focus: environment, education, health, and international development
  • Interest in and experience with graphic design and/or data visualization
  • Experience using Excel, SPSS, or both for quantitative analysis
  • Experience developing surveys in online platforms such as SurveyMonkey and analyzing survey results
  • Comfort with and interest in learning, working, and being creative with new software systems as needed (e.g., intranet, mapping software, social network mapping, web analytics)
Our Core Competencies:
  • [Service Excellence] Ability to provide excellent, 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.
  • [Project and Task Management] 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
  • [Stakeholder Management] The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.
  • [Communication] The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information assessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables
  • [Collaboration] 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
  • [Continuous Learning] An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance
  • [Resourcefulness] The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that don’t have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions

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.

About Arabella’s Consulting Team
Arabella’s consulting practice works with institutional, family, and corporate clients to create and improve their strategies, execute effective and efficient grant-making programs, evaluate their impact and the impact of their grantees, and collaborate with peer organizations to develop common goals and launch joint initiatives. We work with many of the nation’s leading foundations to help them maximize their impact in the fields of education, health, environment, international development, and more.
Working with Us
We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more.
To encourage work/life balance we offer flexible work options. Our office is an open space with cubicles and standing desks and informal work areas. Our salaries are closer to the range of a nonprofit and our benefits are excellent. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to six federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive religious holidays and your birthday.
We have a competitive health package that includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

How To Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover 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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  • Tamir Novotny
    published this page in Job Board 2018-05-22 10:13:13 -0400