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Posted: 06/30/2014

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Professional Opportunity
Albany, NY


The GIS/Conservation Information Manager supports the projects of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New York to further conservation work on the land and in the water. S/He oversees GIS and other database programs, provides technical expertise to Conservancy staff and coordinates spatial and database activities between internal teams and external partners. This position will work on projects across New York State, with an emphasis on the work of organizational priorities at the statewide, North American and Global levels. The GIS/Conservation Information Manager will acquire, generate, synthesize, analyze, and disseminate a wide range of spatial and other data sets, and will work with TNC staff and partners to identify conservation information needs and create solutions. Moreover, their role is seeing the big picture of how GIS as an analytical tool can help identify, communicate, and forward TNCs conservation priorities. The GIS/Conservation Information Manager will be supervised by the Director of Science. Major responsibilities will include:

acquiring, developing, maintaining, and analyzing biological, environmental, political, demographic and socio-economic information from a variety of data sources;

developing and distributing publication quality as well as informal products including maps, images and informational graphics, for internal and external use in print and digital formats;

working collaboratively with other staff, partners, and consultants to develop novel data products and deliver them as online interactive web services;

maintaining and sharing knowledge of cutting-edge methods, tools and technologies to analyze, compare and display geographic information;

building GIS capacity across the state by training TNC staff and troubleshooting GIS problems, working with technical support staff to provide hardware and software support as necessary;

designing and maintaining centralized, networked information systems used by all staff in NY, including keeping data up-to-date and organized, and maintaining GIS, GPS and mobile platform hardware and software systems;

developing and maintaining thorough and consistent methods documentation and metadata for data sets.


MS or BS degree in Geography, Environmental Science or related field required and 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education, experience and professional certification.

Experience in designing and maintaining databases to meet organizational needs.

Experience in project management; developing and managing multiple projects.

Experience in spatial data analysis and producing data reports.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

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How to apply
For more information and to apply, visit: www.nature.org/careers. Search for Job ID # 42269 and submit cover letter and resume as one attachment. Application deadline is July 25, 2014.
Phone: 5186907859
195 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205

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