Senior Advocacy Counsel (AA)

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.


The Senior Advocacy Counsel role is an awesome opportunity to apply legal expertise to achieve global impact through a variety of social sector initiatives. Working under the direction of Arabella’s Lead Advocacy Counsel, this person will advise Arabella staff on the legal rules that affect nonprofit advocacy, including tax law constraints as well as federal, state and local lobbying and elections laws.  We seek a creative, flexible problem-solver who will provide legal technical expertise in advocacy compliance to support Arabella’s work with nonprofits, fiscal sponsor projects, foundations, and family and individual philanthropist clients. This position will also have significant responsibility for internal training and support of Arabella’s advocacy specialists.

Working with the Lead Advocacy Counsel, the Senior Counsel will coordinate with multiple nonprofit and fiscal sponsor organization clients that Arabella manages, including the 501(c)(3) New Venture Fund and 501(c)(4) Sixteen Thirty Fund. The position will provide counsel to our account teams, who work with nonprofit clients to ensure compliance with federal tax law, the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act, state lobbying and elections regulation, and other compliance issues that arise in the day-to-day management of the advocacy activities of tax-exempt organizations.


Click here for more information or to apply. 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.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

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  • Elyse Gordon
    published this page in Job Board 2021-08-09 20:00:03 -0400