This position is based on Stanford’s main campus with consideration given to the option for a hybrid work schedule (partially onsite and offsite), subject to operational need. Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability strives to create a future when humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity. The school is made up of a three-part structure to drive global impact: Our academic departments and programs educate students and create new knowledge across areas of research that are crucial for advancing the long-term prosperity of the planet; Institutes bridge scholarship at Stanford and beyond, bringing multiple viewpoints to bear on urgent challenges; The Sustainability Accelerator drives new policy and technology solutions through a worldwide network of partners who work with our teams to develop solutions at a global scale. The school is dedicated to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and to creating solutions that benefit all people, particularly those most affected by environmental damage and climate change.
The mission of the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is to pioneer the science, technology, and partnerships that enable people and nature to thrive. Centered at Stanford University within the Woods Institute for the Environment, NatCap is a partnership of world-class academic institutions — the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Minnesota, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre — and the world’s largest environmental NGOs, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. We advance science and create actionable tools to bring the values of nature into decisions. Our work is inspired by, created with, and implemented through our network of hundreds of public and private sector institutions around the world.
The Natural Capital Project is seeking a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to join our team. This is a one-year fixed term position. The GIS Specialist will perform advanced geospatial data analyses and develop GIS products and workflows including web-based mapping applications using relevant programming languages. The successful candidate will have a willingness to travel internationally when necessary.
Your responsibilities will include:
* - The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will need:
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Ability and interest in occasional international travel to work with external partners
Strong leadership and communication skills to bring diverse, interdisciplinary teams together
Experience working with community members, diverse stakeholders, and government leaders
Demonstrated teaching experience—in formal and informal setting
Great interpersonal skills
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.