The Polis Center is an applied research center of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. We are dedicated to researching and applying geographic information technologies to real-world challenges, such as those faced in providing community services and building sustainable communities. Since it was founded in 1989, Polis has completed more than 500 projects in partnership with governmental agencies, community groups, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, schools, universities, and individuals, and is actively engaged in helping numerous initiatives benefit from the integrative capabilities of geographic information systems.
JOBDESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate and support a variety of projects that use geospatial data and technologies on behalf of our partner communities. In addition, the Project Coordinator will build and foster relationships with those communities to cultivate new project opportunities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with project stakeholders and partners to define and deliver projects in line with center's mission and capacity.
Lead client communication to exchange data, resolve questions and share information. Lead project meetings with client to present information and facilitate discussion.
Occasional in-state travel will be required.
Develop and deliver project work elements according to project specifications.
Under the direction of the Director of Geoinformatics, support project administration efforts such as tracking and invoicing.
Provide status reports on active projects to the Director of Geoinformatics, clients, and staff.
Conduct project team meetings and facilitate effective collaboration.
Work with data analysts to perform GIS data analysis, database preparation, and map production as necessary to meet project specifications.
Represent the Polis Center to stakeholders, clients, and colleagues through conferences, meetings, and presentations.
Assist the Director of Geoinformatics as requested.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must have at least a master's degree in environmental studies, urban planning, geography, or related field. In addition, a minimum of three years of experience is required performing duties similar to those listed above using geospatial technologies to analyze and visualize data to create solutions that improve communities and organizations. Strong communication, organizational, and time management skills are necessary for deadline driven project tasks. This position requires the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Advanced working knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software, database management and queries, and Microsoft Office are required.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Melissa Gona firstname.lastname@example.org For information on the Polis Center, see: http://polis.iupui.edu
OAA #: IN-LART-POLI18002
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 5824
About Indiana University
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