GIS & Data Visualisation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Telecommute
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Greenpeace USA


The GIS Specialist will use mapping software to maintain our GIS database, analyze and disseminate spatial data and design digital maps for teams across GPUS. They are skilled at the art of telling a story through mapping and data visualization. The specialist will support the Data Strategist & GIS Lead in collecting requirements, and developing and executing project plans for both Development and Programs teams. They are able to prepare reports and give their professional opinion to explain geographic trends and findings to stakeholders, requiring excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will develop custom tools, applications, infographics, and web pages. They are adept at performing field work to collect data for our research teams. The specialist must be able to operate pro-actively and independently, and respond quickly to changing measures of success.

This position will allow GPUS to make the best strategic and cost effective decisions by providing stakeholders with the most up to date information and analyses. The role will be instrumental in the research needed to develop strategy for our electoral work by evaluating previous texting strategy for what approach yielded the best results. Additionally, as the country begins to re-open and more extensive canvassing becomes viable, the specialist will provide key insight into the best areas to target, using publicly available data to maximize profits as well as to diversify our supporter base. The position will also expand the organizations’ ability to capture audience attention by creating beautiful and impactful maps for use on our social media channels, email campaigns, website, and promotional materials. It will also take on some of the mapping work currently done by the Data Strategist & GIS Lead, so that they can focus on the long term impact plan of GIS systems at GPUS.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing spatial data through the use of mapping software
  • Discovering patterns and trends through spatial mapping of data
  • Designing digital maps with geographic data and other data sources
  • Producing maps and visualization showing the distribution of various kinds of data, for example: fire spread, melting of ice caps, electoral strategy, and supporter base patterns
  • Developing and evaluating mapping applications and tools
  • Performing data manipulation and cleaning to convert data into its desired form
  • Produce reports on geographic data utilizing data visualizations
  • Managing a digital library of geographic maps in various file types

Minimum requirements for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, or related field required
  • Experience working with ESRI/ArcGIS platform is required. Additional experience with one or more of the following is a plus: Mapbox, or Carto, AutoCAD, QGIS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently in an agile, fast paced environment
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical users in an easily understandable manner
  • Experience working as part of a project team from remote locations
  • Familiarity with various fundraising channels with non profit organizations a plus
  • Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python a plus
  • Proficiency with front end design languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and various mapping languages such as Arcade a plus

If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact

Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pretax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

After 1 year of service staff members receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

Salary for this position starts in the $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.