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Geospatial Programs Manager

Classification: Full-time employee
Location: Negotiable; may work from home with some travel required
Management: Reports directly to executive director
Salary range: $60,000 to $70,000 DOE

National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is the well-respected association for state government geospatial information officers, statewide geographic information systems (GIS) coordinating councils, and partners in federal government and private industry. For more than 25 years, NSGIC has boosted national geospatial policy and provided a forum for best practices exchange and collaboration. Our members lead the way in the creation of intelligent map-based information resources that equip public and private leaders to make more informed and timely decisions.

NSGIC is at a pivotal point in our growth trajectory. We seek an exceptional geospatial programs manager who possesses strong project management skills, geographic information systems (GIS) knowledge and experience, and an energetic and entrepreneurial approach to his/her work. The candidate may come from private industry or government, and should have a good understanding of GIS public policy, products and technology.

The geospatial programs manager will serve as project manager for NSGIC programs and projects, including the coordination and facilitation of meetings (virtual and in-person), managing project budgets, developing GIS-related tools and products, authoring technical and editorial content, and liaising with stakeholders, including funding organizations.

The geospatial programs manager will be expected to work with the executive director and leadership volunteers to seek and secure additional project/program funding for future years.

Required experience:  

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in GIS project management
  • 2+ years of experience working for or with state government
  • Technical knowledge of geospatial technologies
  • Experience in the design, development and implementation of statewide framework GIS data plans preferred, but not required
  • Working knowledge of election systems preferred, but not required

 Additionally, the successful candidate will embody these positive characteristics:   

  • Leadership skills to include aptitude for taking responsibility for overall program/project outcome when working with a variety of contributors, including volunteers 
  • Collaborative attitude and willing to pitch in wherever and whenever needed to accomplish mission-critical goals 
  • Flexible and ready to pivot when things change (because they will) 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in teams – in facilitating, coordinating, and participating roles 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with keen understanding of when to seek direction, guidance and input from colleagues and when to solve on own 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – both strategic and opportunistic when it comes to developing new projects and partnerships 
  • Extremely well organized and willing to adapt to organizational programs and processes 
  • Modern communication skills, with strength in information gathering, distilling and reporting, and fluency in technical writing 

The geospatial programs manager may work from home and is expected to provide and maintain a professional and functional office with adequate internet service. In general, the geospatial programs manager will be expected to be available by phone and email during core business hours of 11 am to 3 pm Eastern time. The remaining hours of this full-time position can be worked at the discretion of the geospatial programs manager, who must also be flexible and willing to work odd hours as required to accomplish critical work. With members and volunteers located across the country, the geospatial programs manager can expect to participate in numerous conference and video calls throughout the work week. This position requires travel up to 30 days per year.

To apply, please submit your resume with a letter of interest to [email protected] no later than November 20, 2017.