BayGeo GIS Education Center Assistant

Position Dates: December 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Applications Due: November 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Reporting to: Rick Kos, BayGeo Education Director

BayGeo is an organization whose mission is to “lead, mobilize, and engage the users of geospatial technology and mapping enthusiasts in the Bay Area.” Since 2005, BayGeo’s GIS Education Center has offered short-term, skill-building workshops in a variety of geospatial topics. The evening/weekend workshops attract professionals and students from regional schools. Most workshops meet weekly for three to five sessions.

The GIS Education Center Assistant will report to the Education Director and complete a number of tasks during the winter 2019/spring 2020 timeframe to support the Center. We are particularly interested in meeting with candidates who have a strong interest in geospatial technology, the shaping of educational programs, and who are dependable, organized, and able to reliably travel to/from San Francisco and other regional locations during the employment period.

TASKS INCLUDE

  • Migrating the GIS Education Center’s website/domain to a new URL; website updates/maintenance
  • Preparing print/digital marketing materials for the spring 2020 GIS Education Center workshops
  • Posting the finished marketing materials widely on social media and in print form at region-wide locations (e.g. school campuses, major workplaces, coffee shops, high-visibility locations, etc.)
  • Conducting comparative research on online education platforms and designing/testing a sample online workshop for likely implementation in the fall 2020 semester
  • Managing the distribution of Esri software licenses to workshop participants
  • Promoting BayGeo software/hosting/data services to regional non-profit organizations
  • Organizing a “Geospatial Open House” event in January 2020 to draw interest of prospective students
  • Assisting with preparations for the annual GeoEducators Summit (April 17, 2020 at Univ. of SF)
  • Other support tasks as requested by the Education Director
  • Weekly update reports/conversations with Director, along with a shared calendar to organize tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with the ArcGIS 10.x software suite and/or open-source GIS applications (e.g. QGIS)
  • Detail-minded: e.g. event planning logistics, geospatial data organization, maintain shared calendars
  • Reliable: calls and emails returned promptly, tasks carried out as promised, keeps commitments
  • Comfortable with inter-personal networking and promotion of events, bringing professionals together

COMPENSATION AND TIME COMMITMENT

  • $20.00 per hour up to a maximum of $850.00 (i.e. 42.50 hours)
  • Position will average 3-4 hours of work per week, with some “spikes” (as event dates approach) and “lulls” (winter holidays) anticipated

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

December 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

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WORKPLACES:

It is anticipated that approximately 60% of the work for this position can be conducted remotely. The remainder will require travel to/from San Francisco and other regional locations.

APPLICATION:

Submit a statement to rkos@baygeo.org by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Include the following:

  • Your name, email address, and mobile number
  • A link to your resume and/or LinkedIn profile or similar online platform.
  • A description of your readiness for the position responsibilities and motivation for pursuing this position, including verification of your ability to travel to and from San Francisco for project tasks
  • Name and contact information for two references who can attest to your work ethic and dependability
  • * For current students, your last-reported GPA and number of course units you are planning to take in the spring 2020 semester (*note: students who are enrolled in classes taught by Rick Kos between Dec. 2019 and April 2020 are ineligible to apply)

To apply for this job email your details to rkos@baygeo.org