GIS Specialist, D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York

GIS Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities:

During the summer session, GIS Specialists will be charged with creating an effective syllabus and facilitating the four-week intensive training learning environment for the teachers seeking GIS training in a professional development-centered, inquiry-based educational setting. Following the intensive teacher-training and professional development sessions, GIS Specialists will develop geo-spatial thinking centered professional development modules for teacher implementation. The GIS Specialists will assist with student and teacher subject matter problems and with the advisement and evaluation of successful in-class implementation. During the academic year, GIS Specialists will be assigned to mentor and assist teachers with the implementation of their new strategies learned in the summer session and, on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, monitor the fidelity of implementation in the classroom, providing reports to the Project Manager. GIS Specialists will collaborate with all colleagues in the DATA CITIZENS GRANT program for instructional improvement and adhere to all program policies and standards


Geographic Information Systems Instructor with work experience in the field of GIS, and teaching GIS. Possesses a credential and/or degree in the GIS field with prior teaching experience at all levels. Knowledge of the GIS software, GIS development environments, and web-based GIS technologies including ArcGIS, data, location analytics, and other products. Advanced skills in GIS programming, web GIS, open source GIS. Skilled with data collection and database management, processing and quality control, with the ability to construct and operate custom web-maps.

Strong communication skills in English and the capacity to communicate effectively with diverse populations, especially in the educational setting. Preferred proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; experience in teaching in the classroom; experience with the professional GIS community and demonstrated commitment to implementing GIS practices in education, youth programming, etc. Dedication to continuous professional development.