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Human Resources Generalist, Managed Organizations (Washington, DC; Durham, NC; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; or San Francisco, CA)

An analytical problem-solver who will provide critical, broad-based HR support to Arabella Advisors’ managed nonprofit organization clients.

The HR Generalist is a member of a growing team of HR consultants at Arabella Advisors who provides expertise-based services to a suite of non-profit organizations with whom Arabella works, primarily the New Venture Fund. In this role, you will execute core operational HR process administration and address a high volume of HR inquiries for Arabella’s nonprofit clients. This is a full-time position.

Essential Responsibilities

Client Service

Provide exceptional, expert HR service on a range of HR topics to client staff and internal stakeholders, communicating quickly, effectively and efficiently, and meeting client service standards, case management protocols, and team backup plans

Manage or support regular processes and ad hoc projects associated with personnel programs, including, but not limited to: benefits administration, employment changes, terminations, compensation, leave administration, investigations, trainings, compliance, worker review and procurement, etc.

Act as dedicated HR account manager for specific assigned clients, liaising with client contacts and internal account teams.

Maintain and deploy working knowledge of relevant laws, policies, procedures, and benefit plans.

Internal processes

Support open enrollment(s) among client organizations, and associated benefits renewal processes and vendor relationships

Point of contact for designated vendor relationships, liaising with vendors and advocating for staff as necessary

Support content development associated with HR resources, intranet and proactive communication efforts. Identify, champion and develop new resources as needs arise

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Minimum 2 years of professional experience in HR.

Experience in employee benefits administration a plus.

Strong Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint capabilities desired, and exposure to data administration and data visualization a plus.

Exposure to standard labor laws (ADA, FLSA, FMLA, COBRA, state disability laws, etc.)

Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong customer service mentality and high degree of integrity, accountability, and emotional intelligence.

Experience in professional services environment, PEO or similar highly desired. Strong client service and interpersonal skills such as tact and diplomacy.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to manage high volume of tasks with shifting priorities and deadlines.

Deeply inclined towards accountability to timelines, service level agreements, metrics, and excellence.


advancement of women

content development


data visualization

global health

human resources

parental leave






Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to take a thoughtful approach to addressing challenges.

Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field.

Exposure to Salesforce and its reporting/dashboard functionality preferred.

Our Core Competencies

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.

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

The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.

The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables.

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.

An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance.

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 together across geographies 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.

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.

Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)

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.

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:

Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium

Paid time off- 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave

401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day 1

Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness

Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking

Bonus incentive opportunities

Access to professional development opportunities

Working with Us

While this full-time position must be based in one of Arabella’s 5 offices, 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 will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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.


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