Senior Advisor, Solution Architect (P4)

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All Save the Children employees are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless otherwise required by law. All new employees hired to Save the Children will be required to submit proof of vaccination as part of their onboarding process. Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Save the Children complies with federal, state and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


The Senior Advisor, Solution Architect (SA) distills functional requirements and creates a technical model for implementation. You will be helping us to establish our IT Architecture practice, clearly articulating and documenting solutions to include technical specifications for software, infrastructure, data, and security/compliance domains. Solutions must be aligned with both relevant product roadmap(s) and BTS architectural standards.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Responsible for assisting in the establishment of an IT architecture practice and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology. (20%)
  • Manages activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design, and solution implementation. (20%)
  • Reviews business context for solutions to company challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, (which may include RFIs, RFPs or prototype development), selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a roadmap for the selected solution. (20%)
  • Communicates the architecture to the stakeholders and collaborates and coordinates with existing domain architects in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures. (10%)
  • Champions a structured approach to business application solutions. (10%)
  • Directly assists in the development of a solutions architecture program including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for IT systems architecture. (10%)
  • Assures solutions are a fit for the specific purpose and align with BTS standards for technology solutions. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience managing technology systems, including managing work and driving strategic direction of technology systems.
  • Professional proficiency in Luminate Online or other Digital Fundraising eCommerce tools (RaiseNow, Fundraise Up,, Salsa) or general payment processing via Stripe, PayPal via API integration.
  • Professional proficiency in Blackbaud CRM or other enterprise level CRM’s (i.e. Salesforce NPSP/NPC, Microsoft Dynamics) specifically in a non-profit or higher-education setting.
  • Proven ability to understand complex data structures and integrate varied data sources utilizing integration platforms, batch processing, and REST/SOAP API calls.
  • Professional exposure to Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal or Adobe Experience Manager. Understanding of DNS, hosting, CDN, and other components working in conjunction with a CMS.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions quickly and effectively with the ability to determine impact and resolutions.
  • Demonstrated successful planning and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to multi-task and work well within tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills as shown in documentation preparation and execution.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally, both technical and non-technical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1 – NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $108,800 – $121,600 base salary
  • Geo 2 – Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $98,600 – $110,200 base salary
  • Geo 3 – Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $88,400 – $98,800 base salary

The salary ranges listed above are for US based candidates. For candidates located outside of the US, salary ranges will be based on the salary scales of the local employer of record.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location (more information on job structure is available here). Employee may be eligible for an incentive program.  Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Fairfield, United States
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