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Sunday, October 31, 2010

F/T - Enterprise Information Architect Manager - Philanthropic Institution

Enterprise Information Architect Manager
Our client is a private philanthropic institution that is working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide.
The Enterprise Information Architect (EIA) Manager oversees and participates in development of content architectures; development of interfaces and specifications for applications to facilitate information access and delivery; and integration of content management strategies with organizational applications and digital content preservation initiatives. The EIA Manager will help take our client’s SharePoint implementation to the next level, providing expertise in the planning and design of SharePoint collections to enhance findability and ensure clarity of content purpose and goals. S/he works closely with content stakeholders and colleagues to identify, define, and solve user-experience-related issues. This includes collaborating on design concepts, gathering and documenting users’ content requirements, and translating requirements into system specifications. S/he partners with software architects and engineers to propose elegant solutions that enrich users’ content management and discovery experiences. The EIA Manager also oversees and participates in resolving search-related issues to ensure efficient information retrieval from internal web sites and internal data repositories. The EIA Manager leads web-related content management projects, particularly ongoing development of our client’s intranet site. S/he understands web projects from the perspectives of content architect, provider, and consumer. S/he is expected to employ research methods including content and task analysis, usability testing, and stakeholder interviews to identify problems and opportunities. The EIA Manager provides staff and project leadership for the EIA unit, which includes: establishing priorities, defining requirements, planning and monitoring unit/project budgets, and managing the performance of a diverse staff.

• 5–7 years’ work experience as an information architect, interaction designer, or user experience designer on large-scale web initiatives.
• Master’s or Bachelor’s degree or combination of equivalent experience in knowledge management, information architecture, human computer interaction, or library and information science or other relevant field; knowledge of information science principles and practices.
• Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with the principles, administration, and mechanics of effective information, document, and web content management—particularly governance and business processes
• Significant experience in managing and coordinating the work of professional staff, as well as strong staff mentoring and development skills
• Demonstrated experience managing complex projects

Preferred Qualifications
• Significant experience in MOSS 2007 site governance and content administration; familiarity with workflows and third-party SharePoint solutions
• Background in user-centered design, usability standards, information design, interaction design, and goal-oriented design
• Comprehensive portfolio of recent work
• Solid understanding of HTML, DHTML, CSS, Flash, AJAX, and related web technologies as well as Visual Basic, Java, and other object-oriented languages; substantial knowledge of XML
• Experience in design and development of digital library architecture and tools
• Understanding of principles of good graphic design
• Experience in enterprise search implementation and search engine optimization
• Hands on, front-end web development experience

is based on experience and on our client’s commitment to internal equity. A generous benefits package is provided.
For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:
Job Code – WF-11B  (Resumes and Cover Letters in Word Preferred)
Contact: Sarah Warner  
             212-869-3348      Sarah Warner and Associates LLC