Information Architect / Charleston, SC / Blackbaud / Full-Time

20 May 2005 - 7:32am
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Steven MacLaughlin

My employer has been looking to add a solid Information Architect to our
consulting team. I wanted to throw out the basic position specs to see if
there might be any interest from this group. Feel free to drop me a line
with any questions or a resume.

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading global provider of software and
related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations.
Approximately 13,000 organizations including the American Red Cross, Bowdoin
College, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of
America, the Detroit Zoological Society, Episcopal High School, Help the
Aged, the New York Philharmonic and United Way of America use Blackbaud
products and consulting services for fundraising, financial management,
business intelligence and school administration. Founded in 1981, Blackbaud
is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and has operations in
Toronto, Ontario, Glasgow, Scotland, and Sydney, Australia.

Description: Information Architects engage with clients to facilitate the
organization of information to help users effectively fulfill their
information needs. The Information Architect must be able to design the
organization, navigation, labeling, and search systems of sites leveraging
usability best practices resulting in measurably successful user

- Collaborating with project team to create site structure, concepts, and
interfaces in line with functional requirements and industry best practices
- Preparing IA documents including site maps, navigational schemes,
wireframes, and functional specifications
- Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, concept testing,
and usability testing
- Identifying and implementing opportunities to refine IA methodologies and

- At least three of professional experience as an information architect or
interaction designer
- Prior experience as Information Architecture lead with strong client
interface skills
- Knowledge of content management systems, graphic design software, and
other IA tools
- An extensive understanding of usability design and translating results
into design decisions
- A BS/MS in information science / human-computer interaction or BFA/MFA in
graphic design

Again...your best bet is to drop me a line with a resume if you have an
interest. Otherwise you're bound to get lost in the stack of stuff.

Steve MacLaughlin
saltirethistle at

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