Job Description
Job Title: GIS Manager (SC Chapter)
Job ID: 42231
Location: South Carolina
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (SC)

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

The GIS Manager manages and maintains conservation databases and leads the Chapter’s technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies for Conservancy staff. Includes compiling, assembling and maintaining land protection, biodiversity and management information from various sources. This may also include one or more of the following functions:

Participates in conservation planning at various levels
Develops methods for mapping and classifying ecosystems and data management; includes developing and maintaining all documentation for data and data management
Performs data analysis; designs and produces advanced complex queries and professional reports
Processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material
Provides hardware and software support
Develops and delivers training to staff individually and in groups
Produces maps and other graphic products and reports
Develops and maintains GIS library and/or database products library, specifically protected lands data base (to include public and private).

MS or BS degree and certification in Geography, Cartography, GIS, Environmental Studies, or related field and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
Experience in managing multiple projects.
Experience in analyzing data and producing data reports.

3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources
Demonstrated experience in the following areas: interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, and data modeling
Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and region(s)
Ability to work with partners to collect and maintain protected lands data and to disseminate information to partners when necessary.
Ability to anticipate program mapping needs- upcoming meetings, planning sessions, annual need for updates.
Demonstrated experience collaborating with other parties to obtain different data sources
Ability to make practical sense out of processed data and apply to real world applications
Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Demonstrated experience operating GIS software, managing relational databases and creating maps
Demonstrated database and computer based management experience including managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files
Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing program goals
Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Access, Excel, Web browsers)
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages
Requires valid drivers license and willingness and ability to participate in TNC’s Vehicle Use Agreement.

This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.