Dangermond Fellow (Enterprise GIS)

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Audubon
 Virtual
Posted: April 05 2016
Company Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Paid

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Description

The Dangermond fellowship is a newly formed opportunity through the partnership between National Audubon Society & Esri. The Audubon Enterprise GIS team is hiring 3 Dangermond Fellows to assist in supporting Audubon’s Enterprise GIS platform. This prestigious fellowship is designed with the aim to foster the next generation of leaders in Enterprise GIS. Fellows will receive extensive and immersive training in the full ArcGIS platform at both the Esri campus in Redlands, CA and at the Audubon headquarters in New York City. The position runs from June 2016 until June 2017.
Must apply at https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/2801/dangermond-fellow---enterprise-gis/job
Fellows will work full time over the summer to attend trainings, the Esri User Conference, and spend time on a GIS related project at a unique Audubon field location (center or an office). In the fall and until the end of the fellowship, fellows will work part time and remotely from their college location. This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional GIS student to gain experience in using the entire suite of ArcGIS capabilities to support within a large nonprofit conservation organization that is a leader in enterprise GIS. Fellows will be mentored by experts in the GIS platform. Students from all types of colleges and all areas of the country are invited to apply. When submitting your application please include a link to a 3-5 minute YouTube video explaining your interest in the fellowship. Applications that do not include a cover letter with a video link will not be accepted.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of a mentor from the Enterprise GIS team. The fellow will learn how to:

Assist in trainings for users through the Audubon network. S/he will also be the point contact for technical questions of ArcGIS Online.
Create curriculum for GIS user trainings and support to be conducted to the Audubon network.
Create web maps, web applications, and story maps as needed.
Configure mobile applications and take requirements for custom mobile applications.
Steward authoritative data in session description protocol security (SDEs).
Create new SDEs and generate maintenance plans for data.
Publish services using ArcGIS Server.
Review system performance using system monitoring tools.
Build tools using python and model builder to support geoprocessing tools in applications.
Represent Audubon and Esri at the Annual User Conference in San Diego, CA.
Communicate effectively by reporting progress of the fellowship to Esri CEO and Executive Staff.

Requirements

Completion of at least two years as an undergraduate student, or one year as a graduate student of a GIS program with coursework on GIS methodology, and Esri ArcGIS platform.
Must have some coursework or interest in enterprise GIS including, Geodatabase Design, Spatial Data Engines (SDE), Esri APIs, ArcGIS Online, web app builder, app studio, model builder, and python. Familiarity with MSSQL preferred.
Must have demonstrated ability to use ArcGIS Online to create basic web maps and manipulate/create custom data sets per requests.
Desire to apply leadership skills with advanced GIS understanding to advance conservation. A self-starter with a strong work ethic, positive, professional demeanor with the ability to work well with others.
Must be proficient in MS Office Suite software packages.
Organized, responsible and detail oriented. Skill to perform work accurately and thoroughly with devotion to detail.
Willingness to learn and ask questions.
Must have effective communication skills and be comfortable with public speaking.
Must be comfortable being outdoors for long periods of time and in different weather conditions to collect data or shadow others out in the field.
Interest or experience in conservation a plus.

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