GIS Manager

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

The GIS Manager will join a highly effective and motivated team focused on conserving and stewarding the nature of Massachusetts. This new position will collaborate with other experienced GIS users in the organization to complete specific GIS projects and to better leverage current technology to achieve conservation objectives.

The GIS Manager provides leadership and coordination for spatial analysis, cartography, and spatial data management needs across the organization; develops and implements spatial data management and cartography standards; and supports GIS users in other departments. Develop GIS products as requested to support research, analysis, and communication needs across the organization. Coordinate allocation of software licenses and relationship with software provider. Maintain key spatial datasets. Manage implementation of cloud-based GIS and web-based mapping tools in coordination with IT and marketing departments. Interact extensively with other Mass Audubon staff including conservation ecologists and land conservation staff. As necessary, supervise interns and volunteers and manage contracts with researchers, consultants or other experts.


  • Manage Mass Audubon spatial data libraries and user access
  • Support development of geodatabases for land management and other data
  • Leverage existing software to best support operations and recommend integration of new software as appropriate
  • Manage GIS licenses and relationship with software provider
  • Manage key datasets such as trails, property boundaries, buildings, land management, biodiversity/ecosystem inventory and monitoring, in collaboration with other staff as appropriate
  • Create map templates and other products for marketing/communications, fundraising, land conservation mapping, ecological management reports, etc.
  • Coordinate spatial data analysis for projects such as land conservation prioritization and Losing Ground reports
  • Coordinate migration to and development of ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online
  • Develop and maintain public-facing and internal web map resources.
  • Support development of apps for internal purposes such as field data collection and external purposes such as trail maps
  • Provide training to GIS users
  • Create maps and other spatial products as needed for various users


At a minimum, this position requires: A degree in geography or ecology or a related field with 3 years experience utilizing the ESRI suite of GIS products in an environmental conservation setting including development, editing, and analysis of raster and vector data. Experience with ArcGIS Online to manage enterprise data, projects, and multiple users. Excellent communication (written and oral) skills. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Valid driver’s license. Willingness and ability to travel throughout the state as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles of conservation biology and use of GIS to evaluate land for conservation values
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts-specific spatial data, especially MassGIS products
  • Development and maintenance of geodatabases for managing spatial data
  • Development of GIS apps for field data collection and for publicly-accessible trail maps
  • Experience with creating Story Maps and other innovative map-based communication formats Coordination with and training of other GIS users
  • Knowledge of spatial analytics, R, python, postgres, and postgis
  • Experience setting up and managing ArcGIS Server

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Jeff Collins, Director of Conservation Science
Job# 3371

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