Posted on July 22, 2016 - GC1616

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Position: Cartographer/Geospatial Specialist
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Contact Name: Siobhan Collins
Deadline: July 29, 2016

Job Description

Wilfrid Laurier University is poised to meet its future with vision, energy, and optimism.  With 19,000 students and over 2,000 faculty and staff across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto, Laurier is a mid-sized university with small-school strengths. At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here. As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

Laurier’s Cartographer/Geospatial Specialist will assume responsibility for designing, creating and producing maps, geospatial visualization and graphics for teaching, publication, and promotional purposes.  This position is responsible for the efficient operation, acquisition and management of the map library, geospatial data holdings, paper map and reference materials.  The successful incumbent will rely on their competency with GIS software and spatial data processing to provide GIS management, expertise to university stakeholders.  In consultation with instructors, faculty, students and researchers, the Cartographer/Geospatial Specialist will analyze graphic communication problems inherent in map conceptualization, design and production to recommend solutions and provide leadership during implementation.

Job Qualifications

The ideal applicant will possess a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Geography with a specialization in GIS, Geomatics and cartographic techniques with two years of related experience providing high-quality GIS, geospatial and related technical services to end-users.  The successful applicant will have a solid understanding of concepts in geomatics, cartographic visualization and presentation software as well as proven knowledge of the Canadian National Topographic mapping system, Federal and Provincial geospatial and geographic data products and graphic formats. Excellent planning and organizational skills are critical to successfully manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.  Exceptional verbal and written communications skills are essential. 

Other Information

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity.  The University welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit additional information and the online application system.  All applications must be submitted online by July 29, 2016. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.


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