Salesforce Solution Architect, Advancement (Nationwide)

at Huron Consulting Group
Published October 26, 2023
Location Van Buren, ME
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Opportunity

Huron is a global consultancy that collaborates with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation and navigate constant change. Through a combination of strategy, expertise and creativity, we help clients accelerate operational, digital and cultural transformation, enabling the change they need to own their future.

Join our team as the expert you are now and create your future.

Position Summary
The Salesforce Solution Architect for Advancement will be responsible for designing solutions on the Salesforce platform with a specific focus on the Affinaquest managed package that support advancement. This will include an expert understanding of standard applications functionality, Salesforce application development and integration, and the ability marry these products with business requirements to ensure optimal scalable solutions and adoption for our advancement clients. Candidate must be able to lead business requirements gathering sessions, write requirements, solution design documents and manage configuration tasks, including management of business analysts (onshore and offshore) who will support requirements development, documentation, data mapping, and configuration. They also must have an expert understanding of Advancement use cases and system configurations for engagement, annual giving, frontline fundraising, prospect management, prospect research, gift processing, and campaigns. The Solution Architect should have a deep understanding of Advancement data and be able to bridge functional design with the data migration workstream.

Specifically, the Salesforce Solution Architect for Advancement will:
•Design and document an end-to-end Salesforce solution the Affinaquest managed package to include:
-Leading business requirements workshops with business leaders, subject matter experts and key client sponsors and stakeholders
-Leading projects through requirements definition and solution design phases and
-Writing solution design documents
•Deliver solutions for the platform that the Affinaquest managed package to meet business requirements, including Implementing common third-party on-platform applications that support Advancement (e.g., address validation, prospect research, document generation, Salesforce Inbox, Salesforce Maps, etc.)
•As needed, provide functional leadership and oversight for the implementation of associated Cloud platforms, such as Marketing Cloud and Experience Cloud, in partnership with Huron subject matter experts
•Lead reporting workstreams for standard Salesforce reports and dashboards to implement reporting solutions that meet common Advancement use cases (e.g., lists, comprehensive campaigns, development officer metrics, alumni engagement, annual giving, prospect management, etc.)
•Partner with the technical architect/data conversion lead to ensure accurate data mapping from legacy source system to target system and/or be able to lead a business analyst in supporting this work
•Contribute to every phase of the project lifecycle, including development, testing, and deployment (leveraging best practices in release management and devops)
•Effectively work with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Architects, Customers, Development Leads and the Account Managers
•Manage scope and client expectation
•Design and manage the execution of user acceptance testing and ensure a quality solution is delivered
•Lead knowledge transfer activities and support development of training materials
•Educate Customer as a EvangelistQualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership experience within an Advancement organization or on Advancement implementations
  • Proven ability to design and optimize Advancement business processes and to integrate these business processes across disparate systems
  • 5 or more years of experience managing external client projects in positions of increasing responsibility in the delivery of business consulting and systems development; or a hands-on role in an implementation of the Affinaquest managed package
  • Knowledge of enterprise systems, CRM, SFA, and ERP
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Direct knowledge of Affinaquest

The estimated base salary range for this job is $130,000 - $185,000. The range represents a good faith estimate of the range that Huron reasonably expects to pay for this job at the time of the job posting. The actual salary paid to an individual will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to specific skills or certifications, years of experience, market changes, and required travel. This job is also eligible to participate in Huron's annual incentive compensation program, which reflects Huron's pay for performance philosophy. Inclusive of annual incentive compensation opportunity, the total estimated compensation range for this job is $149,500 - $231,250. The job is also eligible to participate in Huron's benefit plans which include medical, dental and vision coverage and other wellness programs. The salary range information provided is in accordance with applicable state and local laws regarding salary transparency that are currently in effect and may be implemented in the future.

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