GIS Analyst with The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) seeks an experienced researcher to work with a multi-disciplinary team of analysts on policy issues affecting homeless children and their families in the United States. The GIS Analyst will be responsible for geographical data analysis and mapping that contribute to greater understanding of the policy environment surrounding family and child homelessness. Candidate must exhibit excellent technical and problem solving skills, have great focus and attention to detail, and the ability to work across multiple projects.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Geography/GIS.
  • Two years GIS mapping experience.
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS software, to include, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolbox.Knowledge of general principals of Cartography and ability to produce publication-quality maps.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaborate across disciplines, demonstrating both initiative and accountability.
  • Creative thinker and self-motivated problem solver.
  • Demonstrated interest in research on poverty issues.
  • Organized and detail oriented with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluent with the MS Office programs Word and Excel.
  • Experience with statistical software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS, or R is a plus.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop is a plus.

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent nonprofit public policy analysis and research organization based in New York City. The Institute produces publications and content designed to illuminate the complex issue of family homelessness, and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact and outcomes on children.

ICPH focuses its work on homeless families, as well as those living in extreme poverty, examining the demographics of this growing population, the challenges these families face in becoming self-sufficient, and the programs that are most effective in helping them transition out of homelessness. Working with programs and partner organizations across the country, the Institute disseminates these findings to policy makers at all levels of government, colleagues in the research community, advocates, and educators, to promote a robust, evidenced-based dialogue and positively influence services and policy toward homeless families.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to “GIS Analyst” as email subject line.  More information at

The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness 44 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003, fax (212) 358-8090