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UT- Gis Outreach Coordinator, Geography
Posted on February 18th, 2016

Gis Outreach Coordinator, Geography - 160000005F 

Description Pay Grade: 40

GIS Outreach Coordinator directs the application, development, and delivery of state of the art geospatial analysis and education as part of the Department of Geography’s public outreach and community engagement mission, its commitment to “student-centered” teaching, and its expanding GIS (Geographic Information Science) program.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage and supervise the GIS Outreach and Community Engagement Laboratory and related technology, space resources, and student workers.
• Collaborate with Geography faculty, staff, and students to plan and provide GIS analytical support services and products to assist with research and creative activity projects, conference presentations, external grant proposals, journal articles, and books.
• Disseminate knowledge of GIS research and teaching capabilities and knowledge of the UT GIS Outreach Lab to academic departments, programs, and researchers inside and outside the College of Arts & Sciences.
• Visit, consult, and collaborate with campus partners to identify new ways of using GIS and other forms of geo-spatial analysis to advance research and instructional goals and projects.
• Consult and collaborate with a wide range of community groups (social organizations, political jurisdictions, public agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, etc.) in Tennessee and the southeastern United States to identify ways of using GIS to address topics and issues of concern to them.
• Direct the writing and submission of grant proposals, often in concert with partners, and assume responsibility for all phases of GIS outreach projects from planning and implementation to delivering and billing.
• Develop and disseminate innovations in GIS education to other UT programs, K-12 public and private schools, and teacher advocacy and training organizations related to STEM and Geography. 
• Teach 1 course per semester in the area of GIS, specifically Geography 311 (Introduction to GIS and Geovisualization), and provide students classroom and lab instruction, experiential learning opportunities, and career preparation for public and private sector employment. 

Qualifications Required Qualifications and Skills:
• M.S. or M.A. Degree in Geography or related field with one year of experience in GIS project planning, management, and execution and/or experience working collaboratively with a diverse set of university and community partners and clients.
• Thorough knowledge of latest GIS software, especially ESRI-based applications, and computer hardware 
• Knowledge of industry, research, and teaching standards for GIS are a critical part of this position. 
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to write articulate and exact documentation.
• Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with scholars, teachers, and community groups outside one’s field.
• Capable of instructing, training, and mentoring students in classroom environment and lab setting.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:
• Three years of experience in GIS project planning, management, and execution and/or experience working collaboratively with a diverse set of university and community partners and clients.
• Demonstrated experience and success in coordinating GIS outreach and engagement laboratories, centers, or initiatives
• Demonstrated experience and success in development of community-based GIS and public participatory GIS 
• Demonstrated experience and success in grant writing, contract acquisition, and collaborative development and funding of projects
• Demonstrated experience and success in classroom teaching at a college or university level.
• Previous participation in GIS-related networks, including but not limited to TNGIC (Tennessee Geographic Information Council) and ESRI Southeast User Conference.

Job  Other Professional 
Primary Location  US-Tennessee-knoxville 
Organization  Geography Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Schedule  Full-time 
Job Posting  Feb 18, 2016, 7:47:16 AM

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mike stonewall - March 7th, 2016 at 9:04 AM
I have a Master's degree in GIS, 4 years ESRI experience, and 2 years utilities deisign/engineering experience. I am highly skilled at the technical side of GIS including geospatial web application development. But I also have a cartographic passion for creating visually appealing maps.
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