Our team is growing! We are seeking superstar Senior Associate candidates to help us find, fund and deeply support high-potential nonprofits building pathways out of poverty, thereby making economic opportunity more accessible in our community.

Senior Associate  (JD) – Working alongside seasoned leaders on our team, Senior Associates spearhead capacity-strengthening engagements with the exceptional innovators in our portfolio. This is a dynamic, learning-intensive role with significant opportunities for exposure, initiative and specialization. In order to provide consistently top-tier consulting support, Senior Associates receive coaching from senior colleagues, study best practices, and hone their skills in program design, financial planning, data analysis, people management, board development, and more. Strong candidates will bring 5+ years of experience (or 3+ and an advanced degree) serving low-income communities, excellent writing and quantitative skills, and a passion for helping nonprofits drive impact.

Arbor Rising is committed to employing a diverse and multicultural staff.  Our experience suggests those colleagues who share life experiences with those who can offer particularly valuable contributions to this work.

Are you interested or do you know someone who might be a good fit for this role?  Application instructions are here. Start date is Summer 2024.  For now we are holding off on speaking directly with potential applicants.


If we didn’t work at Arbor Rising, we’d be applying to work with one of our grantees. We frequently post opportunities from our portfolio and broader network on our Twitter feed and maintain this database of open positions.