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National Director, IT Enterprise Architecture

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

IT
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect, and without judgment, striving to create equitable access to health care. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable education and information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates operating health centers across the U.S. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) seek a hands-on and strategic National Director, Information Technology, Enterprise Architecture. This role reports to the Vice President, Tech Strategy and Architecture in the Information Technology department of PPFA. The IT Enterprise Architecture is a discipline for proactively and holistically identifying, analyzing and optimizing information, technology, processes into an integrated environment that is responsive to change and supportive of the delivery of PPFA’s business strategy.
Purpose:
The role of the Enterprise Architect is to enable business and IT leaders to make investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the organization's longer-term strategic vision. Furthermore, the enterprise architect provides technology guidance, road maps, principles, standards, and best practices.
●Provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of IT architecture to effectively support the PPFA business strategy.
●Supports all enterprise architectural disciplines (Data, Application, Infrastructures) and champions’ architectural initiatives.
●Reviews existing business processes and establishes metrics to improve them. They also support all architectural disciplines under their direction.
●Leads programs to develop, maintain, and govern the enterprise architecture across the organization.
●Works on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains.
●Leads the EA review board and ensures that the solutions are compliant with target-state architecture models.
●Aligns architecture strategy with business goals and leads teams in developing technology plans.
●Reviews and/or analyzes and develops architectural requirements as needed for the organization.
●Develops and communicates architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.
●Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry, and market trends.
●Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment.
●Key partner role with technology services to ensure all tech services are scalable and aligned with strategic plans.
●Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities.
●Owns and leads enterprise initiatives to define, design, and implement solutions, including reference architectures, estimates, and costs.
●Acs as a key partner with technology services to ensure all tech services are scalable and aligned with strategic plans.
Engagement:
●Partners with InfoSec Enterprise Architecture to ensure end-to-end architecture standards and design principles are in place and aligned to target state architecture. Ensures architecture designs meet the Information Security layer standards across the enterprise.
●Partners across the Information Technology and Information Security organization to provide strategic and operational direction on annual business planning, technology roadmaps, industry trends and CIO priorities.
●Works with Tech Business Partner team, application owners, and business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology solution trade-offs influence strategy.
●Collaborates with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.
●Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
●Partners with IT/IS communication lead on the development and execution of communication and education plans for EA capabilities.
●Partners with AppDev and Enterprise Application Systems’ solution architects and application owners to ensure enterprise direction and standards aligns with specific application solution
Architect:
●Analyzes the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
●Ensures the quality documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.
●Oversees the evaluation and selection of hardware and software product standards and the design of standard configurations. Include Information Security Enterprise Architecture as part of the evaluation and selection process to ensure security layer needs are fulfilled.
●Consults with application engineering and development projects to fit systems to architecture, and identifies when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate project needs.
●Consults with infrastructure development projects to fit the infrastructure to the architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.
●Owns and leads enterprise initiatives to define, design, and implement cloud-based solutions, including reference architectures, estimates, and costs.
●Leads and mentors solution architects, engineers, managers, business teams, and individuals.
●Communicates cross-functionally on the vision and provides presentations of the proposed solution.
●Acts as a subject matter expert on cloud best practices within and outside the organization.
●Performs analysis of best practices and emerging concepts, both internally and externally hosted.
Lead:
●Leads the creation and evolution of the EA function, including coordinating an appropriately inspired staff in pursuit of relatively balanced enterprise architecture viewpoints.
●Assesses (via appropriate measurements) and communicates the achievement and impact of the EA.
●Identifies organizational needs (financial, skill, and process resources) and the structures and cultural change necessary to support the EA.
●Builds and drives the maturity of Enterprise Architecture capabilities and ongoing refinement / continuous improvement activities. Include Information Security Enterprise Architecture in all continuous improvement activities.
●Promotes EA — its processes, outcomes, and lasting results — to the organization, including IT and business leaders.
●Responsible for the overall training and development of the architecture resources.
Govern:
●Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to guide enterprise information, technology, and solution decision-making.
●Ensures Information Security Architecture is foundational to all solution designs through tight collaboration with InfoSec Enterprise Architecture and the CISO.
●Leads the development of an implementation plan for the EA capabilities based on business requirements and IT strategies.
●Designs and directs the EA governance structure and compliance activities (exception and exemption handling) associated with ensuring compliance with the EA.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
●Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, system analysis, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
●12+ years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations.
●Leadership experience in cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
●Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
●Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
●Excellent organizational, collaborative leadership, decision-making and communication skills
●Ability to be assertive and influence across all levels, including influencing others without direct position power
●Excellent verbal and written communication skills to perform critical conversations
●Excellent business acumen and sound business judgment
●Ability to present ideas in business-friendly language.
Travel: 0-10% travel, as needed.
Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt-in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.
We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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