Conservation Technology Project Director
Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Project Director to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
NCC is the country’s leading private land conservation organization. As a non-profit, charitable organization we work in partnership with individuals, corporations, governments and other non-profit groups to protect our most important natural treasures. We take a collaborative and science-based approach to our mission. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to conserve 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), from coast to coast to coast. With National headquarters in Toronto and regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
A full-time (2-year contract with possibility of extension) Project Director with GIS experience is required to assist The Nature Conservancy of Canada in the development and implementation of $1.5M, 5-year conservation technology strategy with tangible action within the first two years. Through the development of the strategy, NCC wishes to capitalize on advances in technology and data in order to improve the planning, land acquisition and stewardship and reporting on its conservation goals.
- Developing a conservation technology strategy that is approved by the VP Conservation Policy and Planning and the Chief Information Officer
- Modernize NCC’s conservation prioritization methods
- Democratize conservation decisions beyond NCC by making the prioritization tools available to private land conservation community.
More specifically successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Supporting the planning and design of new solutions to achieve NCC’s conservation goals, and enhancements to existing solutions
- Working with the contractors and NCC to define, analyze and document project requirements
- Evaluating the potential for new and enhanced solution technologies, evaluating impacts and making
- recommendations upon adoption
- Conducting impact analysis for proposed changes to solutions
- Reviewing and creating technical and user documentation and procedures
- Managing roll-out planning and execution of business solutions, including training plans
- Proven understanding of project management methodologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
- Strong GIS background
- Background in ESRI GIS technologies, both on premise ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online
- Strong analytical skills
- Problem solving ability and good business judgement
- Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills
- Ability to collaboratively evolve large corporate spatial databases and applications to serve NCC requirements
- The Project Director will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of Information Technology systems investments
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, Geomatics, GIS Environmental Management or a related discipline and considerable experience supporting GIS and related systems in a medium to large sized corporate environment or equivalent
- Project Management certification
- 7+ years PM experience
How to Apply
NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter indicating “Conservation Technology Project Director” in the subject line to the Nature Conservancy of Canada via e-mail: email@example.com
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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