Associate Director of Client Technology, Managed Organizations (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 seeks an entrepreneurial, socially engaged focused professional to help manage our client technology systems and processes in support of our clients’ innovative social sector projects. If you want the opportunity to work with a fast-growing and entrepreneurial team reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you. The Associate Director of Client Technology will support and innovate our technological systems and processes for Arabella’s Managed Nonprofit Organizations team. This role is on the small but mighty client technology team and manages relationships with key clients and internal stakeholders. The scope of work will support our staff who manage a diverse portfolio of projects focused on effecting national and global change.

Candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview.


Essential Responsibilities:

Relationship Management and Client Service (45%)

  • Manage technology needs of our managed nonprofit organizations; assess and recommend strategic priorities and client service solutions
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with technology stakeholders across the organization; ensure understanding of impact across all platforms and teams of system improvements
  • Collaboratively problem-solve user needs and respond in a timely manner to inquiries with solutions and resources
  • Identify trends in system user requests and create targeted resources
  • Develop and deliver trainings and supporting resources

Systems Innovation, Development, & Maintenance (45%)

  • Identify opportunities for improvements and serve as project manager on key initiatives
  • Optimize platforms to deliver excellent service and lower costs of doing business
  • Ongoing system evaluation, ensuring it’s optimized for efficiency, accuracy and user experience
  • Lead and motivate Managed Organizations account staff and project users to develop and implement meaningful uses of our technology
  • Content management and process documentation

Technology Standards and Policies (10%)

  • Work with business development, IT, Finance, Managed Organizations, HR, and compliance on establishing explicit policies


To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in technology, business analysis, and/or project management roles
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness in problem solving including ability to understand and fully incorporate the perspectives of others
  • Outstanding organization and prioritization skills - ability to manage multiple demands, projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to forge and maintain strong ongoing relationships and to engage multiple stakeholders
  • Experience or interest in philanthropy, nonprofits, foundation operations and management

Other Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in technology, mathematics, business, finance or other related field
  • Skills in software and systems, including Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Concur, Replicon, and helpdesk software such as Zendesk

Our Core Competencies:

  • 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
  • The ability to facilitate and negotiate among stakeholders with conflicting needs and to generate consensus among decision makers
  • The ability to help effectively communicate difficult messages; to adapt style, tone, and content to meet various needs; and to coach teammates on crafting content
  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including encouraging and facilitating effective compromise, drawing on the capabilities of all team members, and leading team-level knowledge sharing
  • The ability to use available resources and feedback to continually develop mastery in your role and facilitate team and project-level learning, including coaching others
  • The ability to solve complex challenges by identifying innovative solutions and facilitating coordination with others

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 Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused-on conservation, global health and civic engagement.

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 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 seven 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 here: 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.

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.


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