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.
You are mission-driven and action-oriented. You love to get involved and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. You value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to put those values into practice. 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.
The Associate Director, Marketing will develop and manage strategic marketing campaigns for Arabella Advisors, positioning the firm for continued growth and increasing social impact. Working across multiple geographies and lines of service, the Associate Director, Marketing will collaborate closely with the Head of Marketing and Strategic Communications and business development and client services teams to produce content and campaigns that build our brand, increase awareness of our work, and generate demand for our services among existing and prospective clients, which include leading foundations, corporations, and high net worth individuals and families.
The ideal candidate should have marketing expertise, passion for helping to achieve social impact, and experience with the professional services sector. As well, the Associate Director, Marketing should be comfortable with day-to-day marketing activities, as well as long-term strategy, thriving with tight deadlines and changing needs.
In partnership with the Marketing and Strategic Communications team and professionals across Arabella Advisors, lead or contribute to the following core marketing activities:
-Campaign Design, Launch, and Management: Design and execute integrated marketing campaigns, working simultaneously across multiple geographies and lines of service
-Content and Creative Development: Develop creative imagery and copy for a wide range of marketing vehicles and channels.
-Digital Media Management: Assume primary responsibility for managing ongoing publication across Arabella’s digital media properties:
Optimize website for SEO and improved lead generation
-Drive integrated use of digital media platforms—web, email, social
-Segmentation and Lead Generation: In partnership with the Sales Enablement team develop and implement systems and processes that enable the firm to more effectively segment and engage clients, partners, influencers, and other stakeholders in order to accelerate sales.
-Metrics: Develop analytics capabilities that enable the firm to track and report on core marketing metrics that drive decision-making and maximize marketing ROI
To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:
-Bachelor’s degree or work equivalent in related field, including marketing or business administration
-At least five-seven years’ experience with steadily increasing responsibility in marketing at a corporation, agency, or significant organization
-Proven experience in campaign planning, digital marketing, and contact management
-Exceptional written and verbal communication capabilities, including ability to write compellingly for the web, social networks, and other digital media.
-Experience with SEO/online optimization.
-Proficiency in website and social media management with experience in digital creation and editing (graphics, images, etc.).
-Advanced Excel skills and experience working with various business applications such as Salesforce, as well as experience and comfort with PowerPoint and InDesign
-Detail-oriented; good copy-editing skills to ensure highest quality marketing engagement with our members and participants.
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
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.
Working with Us
While this position must be based in Durham or DC, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors’ offices are closed, and we remain a remote-first organization until further notice. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. To that end, once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor.
We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. 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 cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.
We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.
How 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.
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.