Director Of Enterprise Architecture

For over 25 years, we’ve been doing work that matters. We’re a digital agency that leverages technology to extend the influence of our mission-driven clients. Every day, our team of more than 100 digital strategists, architects, designers, and creators help leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies nationwide make an impact. 

Forum One seeks a Director of Enterprise Architecture to envision, implement, and evolve the organization’s enterprise architecture. Key aspects to the position include overseeing organizational system structure, business strategy technology operations, systems integration, data, and information security. Reporting to the VP of People and Purpose, this role is pivotal in crafting a visionary path for spearheading digital transformation across the company’s systems, fostering a remote-first work environment that nurtures employee well-being and success.


What you’ll do:

  • Develop and apply an architectural approach tailored to the organization’s long-term objectives, industry, and scale for optimal alignment.
  • Define key metrics to measure the success of technology architecture initiatives.
  • Implement robust enterprise architecture governance processes to uphold adherence to industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and execute strategic systems integration to enhance interoperability and data exchange across systems to foster data sharing, automate processes, and enhance decision-making.
  • Develop and supervise a streamlined and secure asset management program, encompassing a comprehensive asset management plan to enhance the cost efficiency of hardware and software assets throughout their lifecycles.
  • Lead inclusively with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility that resonates with our core values and DEIA philosophy.
  • Manage the Applications Analyst, who specializes in IT help desk support, asset management, system administration, and application analysis.


What you bring to the table: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in IT positions and 3+ years leading the systems architecture for an organization
  • Excellent executive presence, leadership, project management, and communication abilities. Ability to engage across all levels within the company
  • Experience with IT Framework (ITIL, COBIT, Agile, etc.)
  • Experience with MacOS , Windows, and Linux
  • Experience working with Google Workspace Admin console 
  • Proven experience working with Salesforce implementation/integration
  • Sound financial management skills, including budgeting and contract negotiation
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to translate IT activities into business terms
  • Proven history of developing strong partnerships with stakeholders and vendors


What would be nice: 

  • Knowledge of government regulations and compliance programs such as FedRAMP.
  • Knowledge and experience working with open-source architecture tools and frameworks
  • Salesforce Administration Certification, Enterprise Architecture Certification


Why you’ll love it here:

  • Competitive Salary & Employee Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) match, Commuter benefits & flexible spending accounts  
  • 15 Vacation days, in addition to Sick Leave & Floating Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-provided laptops
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement


What we value:

  • We’re passionate about our work – our clients’ missions matter, and we apply our passion in support of clients who are addressing the most critical global issues.
  • We’re great partners – we’re collaborative, approachable, creative, inclusive, and reliable.
  • We’re continuous learners – we are always expanding, refining, and improving our craft, value, and impact—as individuals and as a team.
  • We’re inquisitive problem solvers – we’re dedicated to finding the right solution, which requires actively engaging varied perspectives, and approaching our work with flexibility, humility,  and open minds.
  • We get things done – we are thoughtful and thorough, but we don’t waste time or hesitate to tackle problems head on.
  • We do the right thing – we make decisions for Forum One and our clients with the highest integrity, respect, fairness, and honesty. 


Forum One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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