Reporting to the Director of Planning Resources in the Harvard Planning Office (HPO), this position is responsible for managing the University administrative geographic information system. This position establishes a vision for the further development of GIS data sets, information infrastructure, and related products by considering client needs and industry trends in collaboration with peers and clients.
The GIS Manager:
Coordinates with clients to produce data, narratives, physical and online maps, and graphics of infrastructure, buildings, landscape, and other assets needed for physical planning, facility operations, and wayfinding by the Harvard community.
Leads data development and implements data standards, policies, and guidelines for data management,
Provides both routine and special analyses and mapping services to demonstrate how Harvard assets are impacted by time, environment, occupancy, and development
Works with the Spatial Information System Developer to ensure that the server infrastructure, ESRI Enterprise and ESRI Indoors meet the needs of the GIS group and clients.
Maintains contact with ESRI, vendors, and municipal GIS departments to support data development, services, and evaluate industry trends.
Supervises two full-time GIS professionals: the GIS Specialist and the Spatial information System Developer. Responsibilities include goal setting and performance management.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
BS/BA with a concentration in planning, geography, engineering, or related field required
Minimum of 6 years GIS and 3 years of supervisory experience
Significant experience with data development, GIS solutions, and GIS management using the ESRI Enterprise environment, particularly current versions of ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
Experience managing technical staff and projects
Must be proficient with the MS Office suite of applications
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53876BR
About Harvard University Administration
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.