Geographic Information Systems Coach - 3 year Grant Funded

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Apr 15, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Geography Mathematics & Statistics Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

**This is a 3 year grant funded position**


Geographic Information Systems Coaches (2 Positions)


The Geographic Information Systems Instructor with work experience in the field of GIS, or teaching GIS.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • During the summer session, GIS Coaches will be charged with assisting in the creation of an effective syllabus and participating in 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 Coaches will develop geo-spatial thinking centered professional development modules for teacher implementation.
  • Coaches will assist with student and teacher subject matter problems and assist in the advisement and evaluation of successful in-class implementation.
  • During the academic year, GIS coaches 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 Coaches will collaborate with all colleagues in the DATA CITIZENS GRANT Program for instructional improvement and adhere to all program policies and standards.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to implementing GIS practices in education, youth programming, etc. Dedication to continuous professional development.


**This is a 3 year grant funded position**


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