Portland, OR, USA
JOB TITLE: Conservation and GIS Data Analyst
LOCATION: Portland, OR
COMPENSATION: $44,000 - $52,000 starting based on experience
JOB START DATE: May 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2020 (applications reviewed after this closing date)
All applications must be submitted via our application website at: http://bit.ly/xerces-jobs
Come join a growing team of conservation professionals at the Xerces Society who are dedicated to protecting some of the worlds most important animals. We are seeking a skilled and collaborative data analyst to help develop and improve how we manage and use data to accomplish our mission.
The Xerces Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of the public to implement conservation programs. We take action by helping farmers and conservation agencies develop conservation plans for pollinators and beneficial insects, producing ground-breaking publications on insect conservation, training thousands of farmers and land managers to protect and manage habitat for beneficial insects, protecting endangered species and their habitat, and raising public awareness about the invertebrates of farms, forests, prairies, deserts, creeks, wetlands, and oceans. Our methods focus on habitat conservation planning, education, scientific analysis, advocacy, and applied research to conserve invertebrates, such as bees, butterflies, mollusks, and dragonflies.
WHAT YOULL BE DOING:
The analyst is responsible for improving data management systems and processes across Xerces Societys conservation programs, and to develop and provide tools to improve external communications. This includes oversight of all GIS and other conservation data operations including data structure and metadata development, intake (procedures, tools, and data integrity policies), system administration, implementation, and user support. The analyst will report to the Endangered Species Program Director, but work across the entire organizations conservation programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data management and analysis
Manage, organize, and streamline existing datasets, working in collaboration with Xerces Society conservation program staff.
Provide technical assistance as needed:
Manage user account and permissions.
Build and maintain a centralized GIS data library.
Respond to data and map requests from conservation staff.
Alert staff to new tools and training opportunities.
Train staff to access data, use relevant tools, build maps, etc.
Produce tabular, geospatial, and analytical data for specific projects, including on an ad hoc basis for team members who do not have training or access to data.
Build simple self-service access tools for staff who are not regular GIS users.
Create Best Practices guidelines for using new tools, databases, templates, etc.
Manage GIS field users and data.
Advise on sampling design, database use, and related equipment (i.e. field tablets, GPS devices, software, etc.).
Improve upon existing systems:
Identify and pursue opportunities to continually improve the quality of data management systems, processes, and standards within the Xerces Societys conservation programs.
Apply judgment to standardize and integrate existing Xerces conservation databases to better meet project needs of our growing team.
Conduct quality control checks on existing databases.
Identify and use appropriate technologies to make workflows more efficient, and to make data, analyses, maps, implementation tools and other information more easily accessible to others.
Create maps that facilitate the interpretation of species occurrence data, maintain databases, and perform spatial analyses.
Create and manage data collection tools to be used by staff in habitat restoration and planting projects.
Create map templates and other standardized items to be used by staff in developing reports and presentations.
Apply quantitative spatial statistics and computational modeling to conduct scientifically rigorous analyses that inform conservation decisions, in collaboration with Xerces Society Conservation Staff.
Consult with colleagues and advise on analyses and study design.
Be familiar with best available data sources for ecological data analysis, including climate science data that can be integrated into projects.
Develop a system for effectively tracking and reporting on conservation effectiveness metrics that can be easily accessed by the executive director, program directors, the communications team, and the development team. Work with conservation program staff to incorporate the use of this tracking system into daily operations and practices.
Communication and outreach
Develop visualizations, maps, infographics, short written narratives, and other static and interactive tools to effectively communicate conservation effectiveness metrics and achievements.
Work with Xerces conservation programs and communications teams to design and produce creative, high-quality digital and printed communications which will resonate with Xerces audiences and communicate conservation goals and achievements.
Build visualizations, infographics and interactive tools for internal and external use.
STATUS: Full-Time, salaried, exempt position, scheduled to work ~ 40 hours/week. Schedule can be made flexible and opportunity for partial remote work location can be made, consistent with work requirements, depending on employee preferences.
BENEFITS: This position includes a generous benefits package: eleven paid holidays including two floating holidays that may be used for a personal or religious holiday observed by the employee or other occasion preferred by the employee, paid time off, paid health, dental, and disability insurance, option to participate in a pre-tax flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses, participation in a 401k retirement program upon eligibility and a flexible work environment.
TERMS: The Xerces Society is an at-will employer. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information on the Xerces Society and our programs, please see our website: www.xerces.org
All applications must be submitted via our application website at: http://bit.ly/xerces-jobs
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Xerces Society is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is Xerces policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to the following: race, color, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship or immigration status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, family relationship, health insurance status, medical history or condition, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, non-conviction arrest record, wage garnishment status, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of employment, including all decisions on hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, access to benefits, transfer, leaves of absence, discipline, and termination.
Xerces is committed to establishing and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, genders, and cultural and religious backgrounds to apply.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience managing large biological or natural resources data sets, including historical or time-series data.
Application of Federal Geographic Data Committee, Darwin Core, or other data or database metadata standards.
Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel, including database design and queries.
Development and maintenance of metadata structure and content.
Intermediate to advanced GIS experience, including ability to create and manipulate raster, geodatabase, and feature datasets, as well as create high quality maps and other visual products.
Experience using ESRI ArcGIS products (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online), Apps (Survey123, Collector, Dashboards), extensions (Spatial Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, 3D Analyst, Web Publisher) and tools (Model Builder, R-ARCGIS).
Experience developing user-friendly procedures and guidelines for data management and supporting GIS field users.
Conservation biology background and/or understanding of conservation biology issues.
Experience working with diverse partners and audiences to share, develop, and collaborate on data management projects.
Excellent interpersonal and project management skills, including the ability to identify and understand the data management needs of multiple Xerces staff and come up with a cohesive data management strategy for the organization.
Proven ability to communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences, from land managers and policy makers to other researchers and the public.
Understanding of data use policies and ethics.
Strong communication and writing skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to manage time and diverse activities under tight deadlines, while delivering high quality results.
Ability to develop work plans and work independently on assigned tasks.
Takes initiative in identifying problems and designing novel solutions.
Understanding of quantitative and computational methods to analyze data, including the use of spatial statistics, data modeling, and analysis to identify patterns.
Graphic design skills and proven experience designing visually appealing infographics, tables, charts, etc. to help communicate conservation stories, track program metrics.
Experience and skill in working with diverse teams and constituents in a respectful, equitable, and inclusive manner
Cross-cultural, multicultural, and/or multilingual skills, background, or experience.
Experience using data gathering tools in field settings: tablets, GPS, cellular mobile devices.
Experience with managing data privacy and information security.
Bachelors degree in GIS / Geospatial Science, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or related field, or demonstrated truly equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.
Minimum of 2 years experience, or demonstrated truly equivalent knowledge and skills, working with databases and GIS in data management and analysis.
Able to work in a stationary position for periods of 2-8 hours, with reasonable breaks and/or reasonable accommodations.
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City of Grand Junction
Grand Junction, CO, USA
The Data Analytics Marketing Manager analyzes and executes Visit Grand Junction’s marketing through advertising technologies and multi-channel platforms. The manager is a motivated self-starter with a passion for leveraging data, innovative marketing tools, and analytics to support travel and tourism in the Grand Junction area. This position reports to the Visit Grand Junction Director.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage & execute data-driven branding, marketing, advertising and technology strategies:
Develops, creates, and implements annual data-driven marketing, media, and ad-tech strategies and plans for local (in-market), regional, national, and international visitor markets in earned, owned, and paid media.
Identify critical marketing questions that can be answered through new data insights and create pragmatic and innovative solutions to address those needs.
Leads and manages marketing agency relationships.
Plans and manages budgets and keeps accurate accounting records.
Leverages data to provide analysis and insights on marketing performance, makes recommendations and adjusts campaigns as needed.
Constantly drives innovation and stays current on emerging ad-tech, data, , and marketing industry trends.
Monitors metrics and collaborates with the marketing team to analyze the business impact of the marketing and data strategy and helps implement optimization recommendations.
Organizes annual stakeholder meeting.
Develops Annual Report and Marketing Plan.
Keeps abreast of Colorado Tourism Office, U.S. Travel Association, Brand USA, and other Colorado DMO marketing research and initiatives.
Works with marketing team and contractors to develop, test, implement, monitor, and evolve creative and advertising campaigns utilizing ad tech tools, data collection and analysis.
Proactively inquire and challenge agencies to ensure they are referencing available data and adjusting campaigns accordingly on a regular basis.
Plans and hosts media/influencer visits, including international and domestic group media FAM trips, working with local tourism partners.
Works with marketing team and contractors to develop, execute, and assess public relations and influencer programs, media campaigns, PR plans, pitch calendars, and other media relations activities.
Writes & distributes press releases for events and organizational milestones.
Updates and maintains crisis communications plan.
Develops and maintains relationships with local and regional media and PR contacts.
Maintains database (CRM) of media contacts, writers, editors and influencers.
Works with department team and contractors to formulate, assess and evolve content strategies, production, and calendars.
Oversees the creation, acquisition, and production of creative assets.
Works with content production team members and contractors to manage a strategic content calendar.
Ensures proper tracking, data collection, and ROI reporting for marketing programs.
Assists with managing website, social media, email marketing, SEO, CMS, and CRM contractors/services.
Develops annual international travel trade sales and marketing programs.
Assists with planning, scheduling, and hosting international travel trade FAMS.
Seeks out, assesses, and creates opportunities for international marketing and consumer communication, including contractors for writing/developing content and collateral.
Grant Management :
Writes, executes and tracks grant applications, awards, and programs, including financial, compliance, and performance grant reporting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be data-oriented with a passion for innovative applications.
Knowledge of and experience in business intelligence, data analysis and visualization. Tableau experience is preferred.
Knowledge of and ability to use ad-tech and other marketing related software platforms.
Strong analytical skills with experience in translating data into insights.
Proficiency with data visualization tools and capabilities, such as Tableau or Power BI.
Ability to communicate technical information with business relevance to diverse audiences.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with expertise in press writing and press relations.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Experience with photo and video design software. Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign preferred.
Expertise in Google Analytics and ability to integrate findings.
Self-starter, highly motivated, able to shift directions quickly when priorities change, while implementing innovative solutions in a timely manner.
Must have a life-long learning drive.
Great interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
Proficiency in social media marketing, promotions, communications, analysis & functionality.
Experience with digital communications and content strategy. Must be proficient with engaging and leading multiple projects simultaneously with excellent follow-through, and keen attention to detail.
Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Content Management Software (CMS) platforms.
Strong sense of ownership and accountability.
Foster a departmental culture of innovation, collaboration, data-driven results and accountability.
Travel to tradeshows, media events, and conferences is required.
Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or commensurate professional experience with innovative marketing and advertising technology experience. Experience working for a destination marketing organization preferred.
This job description is intended to describe the general content of and major responsibilities for performance of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of job duties and requirements. Other duties as assigned.
Position department: Visit Grand Junction
Please note: REO Consulting, LLC is the recruitment partner for this position. Candidates will need to apply for this position by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.