Posted on March 19, 2004 - GC173

Company: Ecotrust Canada
Position: GIS Manger
Location: Vancouver
Contact Name: Heather Hall
Deadline: April 16, 2004

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced GIS Manager with a background in applied GIS and mapping. The individual will be a leader and innovator in conservation, community and cultural GIS. The GIS manager will demonstrate a vision of how GIS tools can influence and shape change in communities, at the regional scale and in the B.C. economy. The GIS Manager will grow and develop an important program area for Ecotrust Canada. Success of the GIS program will be measured through Ecotrust Canada’s influence on stimulating the growth of a conservation economy in B.C., satisfaction of community leaders and partners, successful collaboration with other Ecotrust Canada programs areas and the development of positive new initiatives. Responsibilities: · Manage Ecotrust Canada’s GIS and mapping activities with oversight from the Director of Information and Planning Services; · Support sector-based program coordinators by conducting GIS-based research and analysis; · Support place-based community programs through GIS and mapping project design, methodology development and technical support to Ecotrust Canada’s community coordinators and community partner GIS analysts; · Supervise the work of other Ecotrust Canada GIS professionals; · Ensure application of “best-practices” in GIS and mapping; · In conjunction with the Director of Information and Planning Services and development staff ensure the GIS program is adequately funded through charitable donations and fee-for-service revenues; · Take the lead on identifying, securing and managing fee-for-service GIS contract opportunities where they fit within Ecotrust Canada’s mission; · Develop strategic partnerships or collaborations with other non-profits, government institutions and academics engaged in applied GIS projects and research; and · Maintain Ecotrust Canada’s GIS software, hardware, digital data library and map library to the highest standards.

Job Qualifications

Required Skills: · 5 plus years of applied GIS research and analysis experience. · Master’s or Ph.D degree in geography, planning, resource management, environmental science or related field. · A knowledge of British Columbia conservation issues and government processes. · Previous work in or with First Nations communities. · Wide range of experience using GIS software, especially ESRI products. · Experience with multimedia technology in GIS an asset. · Experience with database design. · Experience supervising other GIS professionals. · Experience developing and managing budgets. · Experience in project management. · Strong cartography skills and experience, with a portfolio of published maps. · Remote sensing and/or modelling experience an asset. · Specialisation in marine GIS preferred. · Visual Basic programming also an asset.

Other Information

Background: Ecotrust Canada is a private, non-profit organization working to support the emergence of a conservation economy in the coastal temperate rain forest region of British Columbia. A conservation economy sustains itself on “principled income” earned from activities and practices that restore rather than deplete natural capital. Through our Information and Planning Services and Economic Development departments we offer tools and resources to First Nations and other community-based organizations, to facilitate positive change at the intersection of ecosystem conservation, economic opportunity and community vitality. Since it’s inception almost ten years ago, Ecotrust Canada has worked closely with communities and First Nations in our bioregion (coastal British Columbia) to support capacity building in information services, including GIS. We have now worked in approximately 22 communities to provide training, workshops or mapping services. We have also used GIS to support projects, publications and research in forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, land-use planning and marine conservation. Remuneration commensurate with experience For more information see Please direct cover letter and resume by mail, fax or e-mail, to: Heather Hall #200 -1238 Homer St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5 fax: (604) 682-1944 (please include “GIS Manager” in the subject line)

Ecotrust Canada
200-1238 Homer St.

Vancouver, BC
V6B 2Y5

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