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GIS Lab Manager - West Chester University

04-10-2024 11:20 AM
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Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Geography & Planning invites applicants for the position of Center for Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis (CGSA) GIS Lab Manager.


West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.


WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.


Housed in the Department of Geography & Planning, within the College of Business and Public Management, CGSA works with students, faculty and staff from across the University and multiple disciplines, to support the integration of GIS and other geospatial technologies into coursework, research, and management decision-making. The CGSA supports teaching, research, and the local community, with the use of geospatial technologies CGSA also engages with local community partners to leverage the power of geospatial data and analysis to address local challenges with creative, data-driven, solutions.


The GIS Lab Manager oversees two GIS Labs and a planning studio; supports faculty teaching, research and community engagement activities; supports student lab use, student hardware/software training and troubleshooting; maintains lab, data and network security; and assists the Dean and the Geography & Planning Department with special projects.


 Responsibilities include:

  • Support faculty and students on research and applied projects
  • Support student lab use, training, and troubleshooting
  • Support community engagement activities
  • Maintain software, hardware, internet server, data and other resources in the labs and studio
  • Manage ESRI accounts, licenses, and other geospatial software
  • Collaborate with University Information Services and Technology staff to ensure timely software installation
  • Maintain and update hardware peripherals functions
  • Maintain servers and data 
  • Prepare technical documentation
  • Manage two Graduate Assistants
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience working in higher education, customer service or student support, and troubleshooting; working independently and managing team projects; and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse campus community including faculty, staff and students. 


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a related geospatial field 
  • Two years of experience in a GIS environment 


Preferred Qualifications


  • Higher Education experience
  • Customer service or student support experience
  • Troubleshooting experience
  • Experience using ArcGIS Enterprise administration, ArcGIS desktop software and extensions, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, geodatabase administration on SQL Server
  • Experience managing ESRI licensing
  • Experience using 3D modeling (SketchUp and ESRI Urban CityEngine)
  • Experience using Image analysis/machine learning software
  • Master's degree in related geospatial field


Special Instructions


The salary range for this position is between $53,690 to $61,358.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  
Candidates should apply online at Application materials must include a resume, cover letter and three professional references (all required for consideration).
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and Strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.


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