Headquarters - Des Plaines, Illinois
Note: This is a Remote / Telecommute Position
The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) is a non-profit organization (IRS 501c6 designation) that promotes the advancement of proficient Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) professionals through its international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional) certification program. Formed through the collaborative effort of five existing geospatial and geography organizations, the Institute fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry. Since the founding of GISCI in 2004, over 10,500 individuals throughout the world have achieved the GISP® designation. The GISP® Certification process consists of a portfolio review of the applicant’s performance in the areas of Ethics, Education, Experience, and Contributions to the Profession as well as the successful completion of the GISP® Exam. For more information visit www.gisci.org
The Executive Director of the GISCI works closely with the GISCI Board of Directors and will strive to carry out the organization’s mission, policies, and initiatives. The Executive Director will be the official representative of the GISCI and the administrative leader of all organizational activities regarding programming, business management, and the development and administration of the GISP® Exam. In addition to working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with key representatives of the five (5) founding organizations of the GISCI. This position will be performed remotely.
The Executive Director directly supervises the activities of the GISCI, its programs and all contracting agencies of the Institute and will work closely with the contracted management company to achieve all organizational goals and objectives. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Industry and Public Relations
Advocating for the Profession
Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics
Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business management, engineering management, public or business administration, geography, or geospatial information systems. Knowledge or experience in the geospatial profession will be an important attribute for the successful candidate.
The position offers a competitive compensation package including salary and benefits.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
GISCI is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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