GIS Analyst

The Nature Conservancy

New York, New York

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

The Adirondack & St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM Conservation and GIS Analyst oversees GIS and other relational database programs and provides technical support and expertise to Conservancy staff teams in order to fulfil New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) contract deliverables. The Conservation and GIS Analyst designs and maintains centralized databases, participates in conservation planning at various levels, assists with collecting data in the field, develops methods for mapping and classifying native and invasive species infestations as well as documenting management trends and ecosystem recovery, and conducts data quality control and management; including preparing data for analysis and public display in reports, maps, websites, and scientific publications. They coordinate GIS and other relational database activities between internal and external sources. The PRISM Conservation and GIS Analyst develops and delivers training on data collection systems and protocols to staff individually and in groups. They lead remote sensing projects and activities for invasive species and utilize and maintain specialized remote sensing equipment and software. They perform data analysis, design and produce advanced complex queries and professional reports, process spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material, provide hardware and software support, produce maps and other graphic products and reports, and develop and maintain GIS library and/or database products library.

Do you like programming, data, and maps but also crave contributing to conservation goals? Are you a problem solver that is detail-oriented, comfortable in the field, and can see projects through from the field surveys to data visualization? 

Come work with us in the St Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (SLELO PRISM and APIPP), hosted by The Nature Conservancy and funded by NYS Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with NYSDEC, to use the latest and greatest technology to accelerate invasive species prevention, monitoring, and management. From designing field survey tools to project design, field data collection, data visualization, and report curation you will help us protect and manage habitats through data. In this place-based position (this position is not fully remote), you will engage with many local partners and researchers to problem-solve technical field surveys, work within a dynamic team, and do it all at an incredible place. 


  • A bachelor’s degree and certification in GIS and 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Esri ArcGIS products including ArcGIS Pro, Survey123, FieldMaps, and Experience Builder.
  • Programming knowledge in Python and/or R to automate spatial data processing.
  • Experience interpreting results and developing training resources and programs for practitioners. 
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring, ecology, or invasive species management. 


  • Master’s or advanced degree in related field (preferred)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in spatial data management-related positions.
  • Experience in the following areas: interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, data modeling, and landscape scenario analysis.
  • Experience with spatial data acquisition, storage, administration, and management functions
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and populating relational databases and manual files.
  • Experience analyzing data, producing data reports, and creating print and web maps.
  • Experience conducting data analysis for scientific publication.
  • Experience working closely as a team, managing multiple projects and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources and meeting deadlines.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and practices in spatial analysis tools and methods.
  • Experience conducting field surveys in conservation or invasive species work, utilizing Esri products for data collection.
  • Possess of ability to attain FAA Part 107 certificate and/or experience operating small unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current and evolving trends in web-based design, including but not limited to WordPress, HTML5 markup, CSS3 styles, and jQuery front end coding.

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! 

TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

Category GIS Analyst