Closing date: 2023-02-08
Position: Geospatial Data Manager and Analyst
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Country: United States
Contact: Marissa Ahlering
Contact Email: email@example.com
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Geospatial Data Manager and Analyst (GDMA) oversees GIS and other relational database programs and provides technical expertise to Conservancy staff. Coordinates GIS and other relational database activities between internal and external sources. The GDMA designs and maintains centralized database, participates in conservation planning at various levels, develops methods for mapping and classifying ecosystems and data management; including developing and maintaining all documentation for data and data management. They perform data analysis; design and produce advanced complex queries and professional reports, process spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material, provide hardware and software support, produce maps and other graphic products and reports, and develop and maintain a GIS library and/or database products library. They create protocols for long-term organization and accessibility of data and assemble current and historical datasets to streamline and archive data assets, including consolidation of research and monitoring data. The GDMA will develop documentation, storage, and backup standards. The GDMA will develop a comprehensive data catalogue with links to metadata.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Do you like sensors, programming, data, and maps but also crave contributing to conservation goals? Are you a problem solver that is detail-oriented, comfortable with complex data challenges, and can see projects through from data to collection to data visualization?
We seek candidates who bring new perspectives to our team of conservation professionals. The Geospatial Data Manager and Analyst (GDMA) is part of the science team and will also interact with colleagues who have expertise in climate mitigation and adaptation, land management, and water resources across our three-state team that includes Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The GDMA will have two primary roles, maintaining organized, accessible, and up-to-date data systems and working with conservation teams to provide geospatial analyses. Our conservation data, also called the “evidence base,” includes research and monitoring data on grasslands, forests, and wetlands, some of which may span several decades. As we tackle some of the most pressing conservation challenges of our time—climate change, land and water conservation, and a sustainable food and water supply for a growing human population—maintaining organized, accessible, and up-to-date data systems is more important than ever. The GDMA will play a critical role on our conservation teams as the Conservancy builds an inclusive conservation movement, develops new solutions, and expands our reach.
We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovation. Our three-state team works with others throughout the Great Plains and Midwest and contributes to conservation initiatives across North America. More than ever, today’s conservation depends on understanding the collective impact of our actions on human lives and the nature we depend on. The GMA will ensure the long-term relevance, security and accessibility of the data underpinning this work and contribute to decision making directing this work. The GMA ensures we can locate important data in an organized, user-friendly data management system that can be easily maintained and updated.
The preferred location for this position is Minneapolis MN, but we are open to all locations within the three-state geography (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota). The preferred start date for this role is the end of March 2023. The anticipated salary range for this position is $64,000-$74,000/year heavily dependent on location. Additionally, TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan to include employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers. We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, motivated problem-solver. Come join TNC and apply today!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
- B.S. degree and certification in related field and 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
- Experience in designing and maintaining a database to meet organizational needs.
- Experience in developing and managing multiple projects.
- Experience managing and supervising a team or department and administering a budget.
- Experience training individuals and groups.
- Fundraising experience.
- Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
- Experience interpreting image analysis, complex spatial analysis, data modeling and landscape scenario analysis.
- Experience operating GIS software (especially ESRI products), analyzing data and producing data reports and creating maps.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Salary Range is $64,000 - $74,000 depending on location.
To apply for job ID 52714, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at [https://careers.nature.org/](https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/R-1ECM8KXjIERwYNiWRISm?domain=careers.nature.org) **by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.** Need help applying? Visit our [recruitment](https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/recruitment/) page or contact [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a [commitment to diversity](https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/diversity-and-inclusion/) and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our [TNC Talent playlist on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-o5jtJniubZjnNuR4zpvmTBaiC-ZiSbJ) to hear stories from staff or visit [Glassdoor](https://www.glassdoor.co.in/Overview/Working-at-The-Nature-Conservancy-EI_IE14686.11,33.htm).
One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”