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Job Ref:  45454
Employer:  Nature Conservancy.
State/Province:  California
Type of Employment:  Full Time
Environmental Categories:  Conservation
Industries:  Personal and Household Services
Job Description:  WORK WITH US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The GeoDesign Associate manages and maintains conservation databases and provides geospatial analytical support in GIS or other relational database technologies to Conservancy staff. This position is currently funded for one year.


The GeoDesign Associate processes spatial and/or relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material. S/he performs data analysis and provides hardware and software support. S/he builds, maintains, and populates GIS databases, produces maps and/or other graphic products and reports, and develops and maintains GIS library and/or database products library.

The GeoDesign Associate develops, analyzes and manages data sources in a variety of forms. This may include one or more of the following functions:
  • Digitize data, as needed.
  • Produce maps and charts to support conservation projects.
  • Perform spatial analysis to support conservation projects.
  • Publish data to the web and create web maps and web applications.
  • Assist team with project management, as needed.
  • Develop GIS databases.
  • Curate GIS data and Esri mxd documents, as needed.


  • BA/BS or Associates degree in related field and 2 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing, maintaining and populating GIS databases.
  • Proficient with the Esri geospatial software suite.
  • Experience producing maps and/or other graphic products.
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection platforms.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web browsers; Python, R or SQLskills are a plus.


To apply to position number 45454, submit resume and cover letter as one document using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 7, 2017.
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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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.


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