Job Posting – GIS & Land Data Manager

Closing date: 2022-02-25

Position: GIS & Land Data Manager
Organization: Scenic Hudson
Country: United States
State: New York
Contact: Theresa Andersen
Contact Email:
_ **Mission of Position:** Oversee all aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use, development, and management at Scenic Hudson to support land conservation, advocacy, science and other organizational priorities. Develop and maintain all program-related data in GIS and in our Salesforce databases. **Qualifications:** – Understanding of software as a service (SaaS) applications such as ArcGIS Online and Salesforce that provide cloud storage and computing. – Expertise in ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS apps, and ArcGIS Desktop/Pro, including the ability to create scripts and tools to improve workflow and efficiency. Ability to perform complex vector and raster-based analyses, including terrain and viewshed analyses. – Experience in development and administration of SQL Server-based data. Ability to create and maintain geodatabases, including an understanding of database design and integration between spatial datasets and tabular software products. – Experience as a Salesforce Administrator with ability to create reports, paths, engagement plans and other enhanced functions. – Familiarity with subscriptions and storage costs and ability to evaluate and monitor SaaS application inventory and supporting hardware across the organization. – Knowledge of principles and techniques of cartography and publication-quality map product production. – Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment in records, data management and analysis in support of the organization’s objectives. – Ability to work as part of multiple teams and handle multiple priorities. – Ability to make compelling verbal presentations of GIS analyses and products and have excellent graphic and written communication skills, for both technical and general audiences. – Flexibility, ability to work effectively within deadlines. **Other desired qualifications:** – Familiarity with land trusts and land conservation techniques, and familiarity with landscape-scale conservation, climate change, and biodiversity issues. – Familiarity with Salesforce LOCATE app and Apsona for Salesforce. Experience supporting Salesforce Lightning and with Nonprofit Success Pack. – Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator or similar design/graphics software program. – Experience with ModelBuilder and/or Python. – Knowledge of natural resource management issues and the principles and practices of open space and/or park planning, property-specific land planning, and municipal planning and zoning. – Familiarity with 3D visual simulations. – GIS Professional Certificate (GISP) and Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator Certificate preferred but not required. **Education/Experience: ** Any combination of education and work experience that provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities described herein, which would commonly include: – BS/BA in GIS, geography, geospatial analysis, engineering, environmental science, natural resources management, or similar field with course emphasis in GIS required. – Advanced degree preferred. – Minimum of five years’ experience with GIS and database administration required. GIS and database experience in land protection, open space planning, land use planning or natural resources management is highly desirable. **Principle Responsibilities Include:** – Data: Maintain all spatial and tabular data related to land conservation, land use, natural and cultural resources, trails and other recreational features. – Outputs: Develop reports and other products which support organizational objectives in clear and meaningful ways – Outputs: Prepare branded, presentation-quality maps and exhibits (e.g., showing analysis of land protection scenarios and impacts of development proposals on scenic, agricultural, urban and ecological resources). – Software: Manage all ArcGIS, Salesforce and related licenses and keep abreast of new technologies to determine the needs of the organization moving forward. – Hardware: In coordination with our IT consultant manage and ensure proper maintenance of hardware and infrastructure that support Salesforce and ArcGIS Software (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Server) and related software/hardware performance issues. – Support: Organize training, and provide mentoring and technical assistance to other GIS and Salesforce users within the organization. Develop guidelines and procedures to facilitate staff use and application of GIS and Salesforce. – Planning: Recommend and develop solutions, standards, and procedures for applying GIS technology to organizational objectives. – Networking: Establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with co-workers and representatives from other agencies and organizations. **Compensation:** Full Time, salary commensurate with experience, full benefit package. **Reporting to:** Assistant Director of Land Conservation **Contact:** Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and a few samples of maps or other visual products you have produced to: []( For full consideration, submit application materials by 2/25/22. _No phone calls please._
About Organization
Scenic Hudson helps citizens and communities preserve land and farms and create parks where people experience the outdoors and enjoy the Hudson River. We also bring together people, businesses and government to protect the river and natural resources that are the engines of the valley’s local economies. Started in 1963 by a handful of citizens who cherished the simple pleasures of the outdoors along the Hudson, Scenic Hudson is credited with launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today, in the face of new challenges and the effects of climate change, we are dedicated to making the Hudson Valley a great place to live, work and play. Our focus is on strengthening and maximizing benefits all can enjoy from the region’s great assets—beautiful open spaces, working farms, and vibrant cities and town centers.