Senior GIS Community Engagement Specialist

Senior GIS Community Engagement Specialist

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On December 12, 2021

ESRI Canada

Senior GIS Community Engagement Specialist

Regular Full Time

Requisition ID: 1165

Esri Canada has an exciting opportunity for a Senior GIS Community Engagement Specialist based anywhere in Canada, who will support Technology Adoption and Marketing department. This position will report to the Community Builder, Technology Adoption and will work closely with marketing, sales, and education teams to promote the value of GIS and ArcGIS-based solutions to prospective clients, existing clients, and business partners.

Senior GIS Community Engagement Specialist’s responsibilities include:

  • Lead Esri Canada’s Maps in the Media program
    • Research timely themes and develop mapping content for social media and media pitch
    • Prepare content and deliver workshops to encourage media to use ArcGIS Online for digital storytelling
    • Liaise with target journalists and provide technical support as needed
    • Shape the development of Maps in the Media program
  • Create maps, apps, audio, and video content to spread the awareness of ArcGIS:
    • Research topics of interest for map and app creation
    • Design and create content for media/social media promotion
    • Collaborate with the Technology Adoption team for content creation
  • Engage new and existing communities to promote the use of ArcGIS:
    • Promote the use of GIS in new communities
    • Promote more use cases of GIS in existing communities
    • Advise customers on GIS capabilities and strategies
    • Assist customers in their decision-making process regarding GIS solutions
  • Support on-going Technology Adoption and Marketing activities:
    • Participate and present in webinar, seminar, and user conferences
    • Participate in and support the Map Calendar program
    • Administer ArcGIS Online Organization for Marketing department

Specific skill requirements:

  • Passionate about GIS and has a sound understanding of its technical capabilities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to connect with different crowds
  • Experienced with ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps, Web Apps, ArcGIS Pro, and other products within Esri’s ArcGIS suite
  • Exceptional writing skills, able to write stories with succinct, engaging, and clear delivery
  • Experienced in creating social media content for corporations
  • Being a self-starter, you take initiative and have grit to own it through the process

Competencies in the following are essential:

  • Ability to position GIS to non-technical crowds
  • Able to navigate through ambiguity
  • Self-starter and critical thinker

Considered as assets for this position are the following:

  • Bilingual (English/French)
  • Experience working with multiple sectors and business units
  • Experience working with media and journalists

Esri Canada provides a dynamic work environment, an opportunity to build your skills with leading tools and technologies and a team-based approach. We offer attractive salaries with an outstanding benefits package. Esri Canada believes in employment equity and welcomes applications from all interested candidates. Efforts to provide accommodation will be made upon request at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process. Please be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the current pandemic, Esri Canada employees currently work remotely with the flexibility to attend their assigned office locations on an as-needed basis, until an official return-to-office plan is finalized.

Once safe to do so, Esri Canada employees will be able to work from their assigned offices. However, they may apply for a work-from-home arrangement as per our Work From Home Policy, which allows some employees to establish a pre-approved remote work arrangement.