The Senior Nonprofit Tax Counsel role is an awesome opportunity to apply legal expertise to achieve global impact through a variety of social sector initiatives. We’re seeking someone who will be a creative, flexible problem-solver who provides advanced legal technical expertise in nonprofit tax law 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 partnering with Arabella’s Business Development team to develop new service offerings and support sales that necessitate nonprofit tax law expertise. The Senior Counsel in this role will also be expected to build an external network and represent Arabella as a thought leader in the field.?
This position will coordinate closely 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 client- on federal tax law, state nonprofit corporation law, governance, charitable solicitation, planned giving, donor advised funds, and other compliance issues that arise in the day-to-day management of tax-exempt organizations. Additionally, this position will need to support Arabella’s General Counsel in managing the relationship with the nonprofit organizations’ staff, Senior Leadership, and Board of Directors on matters related to nonprofit tax law.
The Senior Counsel will also provide nonprofit tax law expertise to Arabella staff working with a variety of clients, including private foundations, family and individual philanthropists, and other nonprofits, on the design and development of organizational structures necessary to achieve their philanthropic objectives. This position will also contribute to consulting projects by applying their extensive expertise and knowledge to inform deliverables, educate staff, and ensure we are meeting a consistently high standard of quality.??
To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:
J.D. and license to practice law in relevant jurisdiction.
At least 7 years of professional experience with steadily increasing job responsibilities.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of nonprofit corporate and tax law and field credibility in areas of expertise.
Experience advising client service or working within nonprofit organizations.
Demonstrated creativity in addressing client needs.
Experience advising and problem-solving for clients on complex legal issues related to a wide range of philanthropic vehicles including private foundations, public charities, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, hybrid organizations, and other strategies to achieve philanthropic objectives.
Experience collaborating, managing, and communicating across various internal and external stakeholder groups.
Ability to collaborate effectively with senior and executive leadership.
Comfort with sales and service development.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and a proven ability to work inclusively with diverse teams, audiences, and stakeholders.
Ability to navigate a fast-paced environment and balance responding to immediate opportunities with maintaining a strategic, long-term perspective.
A light-hearted and flexible approach to work.
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
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.
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.