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Salary– $43,000 – $45,000 (DOE) annual salary

Position Summary:

The Data & GIS Manager (Manager) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the stewardship and lands database, and GIS use, development, and management to support organizational priorities at CDLT. The Manager will fulfil requests from staff for accurate cartographic products for internal and public use. As the sole GIS expert, the Manager’s success hinges on their ability to interpret staff needs and translate them into maps and data management workflows –strong communication skills are essential. 

Reports to: Trails Program Manager


  • Assess, organize and maintain all spatial and tabular data related to land protection and stewardship including
    • Land use or natural resource mapping tools, including external data sources and map services
    • Trails & recreation infrastructure data, including concurrent updates to several digital trail maps
    • Stewardship data related to weed control, restoration work
  • Maintain stewardship and lands database, onboard data, and assist staff with data entry and reports
  • Provide regular updates to the organization’s standard map products including 
    • Organizational service area maps showing properties, projects, or other geographical specifics which are relevant to CDLT
    • Interactive web maps hosted by ArcOnline and displayed on the organization website
    • Syncing data between multiple GIS solutions and applications
  • Prepare presentation-quality maps and exhibits to help assess land protection opportunities, seek grants or other funding, and contribute to member and community outreach events
  • Support stewardship and trail staff with occasional fieldwork to capture spatial data such as photo points, trail alignments, restoration areas, etc. 
  • Keep abreast of software updates, conservation-oriented data sources and new technologies that improve organizational efficiency
  • Develop training materials and presentations for relevant staff as new technologies become available
  • Collaborate with IT, data contractors, and CDLT staff to improve the functionality of all data collection and manipulation, and solve hardware/software performance issues
  • Provide training, mentorship, and support for staff who use, collect, and/or manipulate data and information
  • Develop standards, best practices, and procedures for applying GIS technology to organizational objectives
  • Provide information necessary to support organizational objectives in clear and meaningful ways by analyzing data, querying the stewardship and land database, and developing reports
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Proficiency in GIS solutions. CDLT specifically uses ESRI ArcGIS products—ArcGIS Desktop applications, ArcGIS Online, specifically applications including Field Maps and StoryMaps. Experience in creating web maps, especially those for public consumption
  • Spatial analysis skills
  • Cartographic design skills, including layout, balance, and appropriate level of detail
  • Experience with data structures and database organization, including GIS storage formats
  • Ability to work as part of multiple teams and handle multiple priorities while working effectively within deadlines
  • Familiarity with the North Central Cascade region
  • A background in natural resources, and a passion for CDLT’s mission