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Become a GoodLander

We will be hiring for the positions listed below once we receive additional seed support. Please email us careers@good-lands.org if you are interested in receiving updates about job openings.

GoodLands is seeking individuals with backgrounds suitable for helping us build a team that makes land work for good.

 

Creativity, mental agility, and the ability to work closely with a team are required for consideration for these positions. You will be expected to work on-site with flexible work-day hours and periodic remote work options when project schedules permit.

 

Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider joining GoodLands' team:

 

 

You will perform interesting and meaningful work for a good cause that has the potential to have a global impact on the health of the environment and communities.

 

You will participate in a pioneering effort that has a potential to produce a significant number of academic publications.

 

We value the ideas of our workers and provide the opportunity interested employees to actively participate in major governance decisions.

 

Office

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  • Executive Assistant

    Project Assistant

     

    Duties: Managing and distributing information, answering phones, responding to emails, taking memos, maintaining files, contact management, sending and receiving correspondence, meeting management, domestic and international travel arrangement, general editing of documents, document printing (in-house and through professional services).

     

    The information below may help you determine if you are the right candidate for this position.

     

    Experience in:

     

    • Coordinating complex schedules
    • Bookkeeping
    • Microsoft Office and Outlook programs
    • Desktop publishing software, Adobe products
    • SQL and basic database development and design
    • Press releases and social media
    • Editing/writing

     

    You must be comfortable with engaging in meetings with Catholic laity, priests and other religious people. Flexibility and mental agility are required.

     

    Additional interest in planning, development, community building, architecture, cartography, sciences, ecological design, or similar fields is not required, but favorable.

     

    Proficient communication skills in English are required. Additional language abilities in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, or Portuguese are favorable.

     

     

     

     

    Details

     

    Full Time

    $59K, Negotiable

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

  • Director of Marketing and Sales

    Director of Marketing and Sales

     

    The director of sales and marketing position is responsible for working with the executive team to develop GoodLands map product sales and services. Duties include planning and implementing sales, marketing and product development programs. You will begin directing all map product sales during the first phase of development. In the second phase of development you will enter a supervisory role for additional sales and marketing staff.

     

    Duties

     

    • Develops and implements strategic marketing plans and sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.
    • Develops and manages sales/marketing operating budgets.
    • Plans and oversees advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, and direct mail.
    • Develops and recommends product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
    • Achieves satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to preset standards and industry and economic trends.
    • Ensures effective control of marketing results, and takes corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within designated budgets.
    • Oversees and evaluates market research and adjusts marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions.
    • Monitors competitor products, sales and marketing activities.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers, B2B clients, and key strategic partners.
    • Guides preparation of marketing activity reports and presents to executive management.
    • Directs sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
    • Represents company at trade association meetings to promote product.
    • Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.
    • Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion.
    • Reviews and analyzes sales performances against programs, quotes and plans to determine effectiveness.
    • Directs product research and development.

     

    Competencies

     

    • Business Acumen
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Customer/Client Focus
    • Leadership
    • Presentation Skills
    • Problem Solving/Analysis
    • Results Driven
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Technical Capacity
    • Supervisory Responsibility
    • Able to travel on short business trips

     

    This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

     

     

    Details

     

    Full Time

     Salary: $70K

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

  • Program Manager

    Our  program  manager position has been filled for phase 1.

     

    in phase 2.2 will will hire a second program manager to staff. Please check back if you are interested.

After our First Phase of Development we will be seeking individuals to fill the following positions:

 

  • Director of Development
  • Program Manager II
  • COO
  • IT Manager
  • Chief Developer / Designer
  • Director of Implementation and Impact
  • Sales Representative

 

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Studio

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  • Project Manager

    Project Manager

     

    Duties:

     

    The Project Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of design projects. The duty of the Project Manager is to:

     

    • Make sure projects are completed within the allocated period of time and the budget that has been assigned.
    • Ensure clear communication between the client and GoodLands
    • Coordinate the tech/design team ensuring projects are functional, aesthetically pleasing and provide good UX/UI for online components

     

     

    The project manager is expected to communicate with stakeholders and internal employees and volunteers. GoodLands not only implements design projects, but the organization itself has been designed and uses graphics extensively for internal and external communications and analyses. The Project Manager is expected to operate under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them. The Project Manager is required to maintain strong relationships with each client and maintain community relationships for each project, meet project financial goals, and ensure the project team is providing high levels of service and satisfaction.

     

    Working within a start-up environment requires flexibility, mental agility, and an intense dedication to our mission of integrating ecological design, GIS, and community involvement. As a non-profit we are currently working with a network of volunteers and expect to continue to build and maintain a large expert network of volunteers and paid consultants connected to the organization. Management of this alternative network of HR requires creative thinking and an ability to communicated tasks very clearly.

     

     

    Experience in:

     

    • Project Management
    • Basic accounting and budget development
    • Graphic Design: Adobe CC Suite – Illustrator, Indesign; willing to learn Adobe Business Catalyst
    • ArcGIS – ArcDesktop, you must learn basic functioning of ArcGIS Online, Survey123, and other software from the Esri ecosystem.
    • Geodesign (ecological landscape planning may be sufficient)
    • Managing or working with database developers, software developers, and software engineers.
    • Quickbooks
    • Community coordination and development work
    • Communication and mediation
    • Community-driven design

     

     

    GoodLands Communication Management Toolkit:

     

    • GoodLands Portal
    • Slack
    • Gmail and Googledrive

     

     

    Other Specifications:

     

    You must be comfortable with engaging in meetings with Catholic laity, priests and other religious people.

     

    Additional interest in development, community building, architecture, cartography, ecology, or similar fields is not required, but favorable.

     

    Proficient communication skills in English are required. Additional language abilities in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, or Portuguese are favorable.

     

     

     

     

     

    Details

     

    Full Time

    $59K, Negotiable

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

  • GIS Analyst

    GIS Analyst

     

    We are looking for a GIS Analyst to join GoodLands. This will be an excellent career opportunity for a GIS analyst who wants to creatively use their skills for high-impact environmental work.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Acquire, manage and analyze geospatial data, using workstation- and web-based GIS software and tools.
    • Conduct geoprocessing tasks that include complex model building.
    • Produce high-quality cartographic products for use in planning and communication materials.
    • Review and ensure accuracy of data and maps for inclusion in reports and presentations.
    • Data organization, backup, archiving and metadata maintenance.
    • Extensive work with 3D Scene tools and representations.

     

    The candidate should have the ability to:

     

    • Work with some of the following pieces of software, and have an interest in and ability to learn new software: QGIS, ArcGIS Desktop (including ArcScene and analyst extensions), ArcGIS Pro, ESRI City Engine, ArcGlobe, Community Analyst tools, ESRI App Development, GoogleEarth Engine, GeoPlanner, ArcCatalog (including Modelbuilder and/or scripting).
    • Work with ESRI and Google APIs.
    • Manage data, maps, graphics and other materials.
    • Work within and help develop organizational templates and data standards.
    • Coordinate GIS functions and uses with other teams, agencies/jurisdictions, developers and the public.
    • Make judgments about data quality.
    • Recognize deficiencies and potential problems contained in published plans and create guidelines to initiate action for resolutions and modifications.
    • Create approachable data-narratives and story-telling maps.
    • Ability to work with team to create land-use suggestions.
    • Co-development of planning documents and public education materials.
    • Ability to organize and participate in creative community meetings.

     

     

    Requirements:

     

    • A Master’s degree in GIS, Geographic Sciences, Environmental Management or related field (will consider applicants with other degrees with extensive GIS experience).
    • Familiarity with Microsoft office and Adobe Create Suite products.
    • Basic familiarity with a CAD program.
    • Ability to program with Python, C, and Java.
    • Experience with web and mobile technologies.
    • Experience developing scope and schedule of GIS tasks.
    • Strong data management skills.
    • Works well with teams (large or small).
    • Traveling for work for several consecutive weeks.

     

     

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

     

    • Geodesign interest or background.
    • Computer science and mathematics interest or background
    • GPS data collection experience.
    • Conservation planning background.
    • Land-use planning background.
    • Experience with BIM software and standards
    • Additional language abilities in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, or Portuguese.
    • Interest or background in landscape ecology, community/population ecology, human ecology, spatial analysis, structural equation modeling, systems modeling, mathematics, or physics.

     

     

    Details

     

    Full Time

     Salary: $71K

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

  • Developer/Data Analyst

    GIS Developer/Data Analyst

     

    We are looking for a programmer/analyst to join GoodLands. This will be an excellent opportunity for an experienced programmer who wants to use their skills creatively for a good cause. At GoodLands we value high quality, reusable code and creative approaches to data acquisition and analysis.

     

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Gather and analyze data from a variety of sources, many of which may be noisy, and prepare this data for use in computational applications.
    • Integration of data and code with a variety of GIS software, visualization platforms, and Web/Mobile apps.
    • Specify, document, develop, test, debug, configure and deploy apps using Google, Macromedia, and ESRI APIs.
    • Work with GIS analysts and designers on developing complex data analysis strategies for analytic reports and visually-based programs.
    • Implement and use systems for shared access, version control, and backup/archiving of data and code.

     

     

    The candidate should have the ability to:

     

    • Work with an interdisciplinary team that includes designers, planners, and GIS professionals to develop a variety of reports, apps and application programs. Work within current protocols and assist with the development of organizational data standards.
    • Assist in the management of all GoodLands data.
    • Initiate action for resolution of code glitches and modify code as needed.
    • Think creatively to develop innovative software approaches to problems.

     

     

    The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work independently, taking the lead when necessary and work with others across disciplines. Strong attention to detail will be needed to help develop and manage data sources. Solutions for data acquisition and management may require a combination of manual and automated approaches: the ideal candidate will not just be a programmer.

     

     

    Requirements:

     

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development, Interactive Media, or Software Engineering (will consider applicants with other degrees with extensive programming experience).
    • Experience with Google, Adobe, or ESRI APIs.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
    • Ability to program in most of the following, and an interest in and ability to learn new languages: Java, C, Python, Perl.
    • Knowledge of database design and programming, including SQL and JSON.
    • Knowledge of HTML and basic Web programming.
    • Experience with mobile technologies and app development.
    • Experience with large data sets and related analysis techniques
    • Good understanding of modern programming practices and standards.
    • Experience developing scope and schedule of software projects.
    • Strong debugging skills.
    • Proficient English language communication and documentation skills.

     

     

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

     

    • Experience programming with ActionScript and MXML in Adobe platform.
    • Additional background, experience or interest in mathematics, physics, bioinformatics, software engineering, graphic design, philosophy, linguistics or similar fields.
    • Sensitivity to, or interested in, environmental stewardship.
    • Interest in code and logic aesthetics.

    Details

     

    Full Time

     Salary: $79K

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

  • Designer/Planner

    Designer/Planner

     

    We are looking for a Designer/Planner to join GoodLands. We are seeking individuals with experience and expertise in landscape architecture, ecological design, and environmental planning. Excellent design abilities, scientific literacy, intellectual agility, and top-notch written and graphic communication skills are required.

     

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Applying practices, technical principles, and theories from computational landscape architecture, ecological design, low impact design (LID), SITES, xeriscape and water efficient systems, coastal restoration, and geospatial technologies to complete landscape design work.
    • Developing general cost estimates, conceptual plans, and sketches.
    • Recognizing deficiencies and potential problems contained in published designs and guidelines to initiate action for resolutions and modifications.
    • Working within and helping develop graphic templates and standards.
    • Ability to create solutions that will work on multiple sites by discriminating between broadly applicable and site-specific elements of designs.
    • Assisting in management of data, maps, graphics and other materials.
    • Creative thinking for prototype co-innovation.
    • Co-development of highly graphic planning documents and public education materials.
    • Ability to organize and run engaging and creative community meetings.
    • Ability to organize large amount of information and step beyond the landscape-based and site-specific requirements, to broader-scale planning and design concerns.

     

     

    Requirements:

     

    • A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in landscape architecture, landscape design, or ecological design (landscape focus).
    • Coursework or independent studies in computational landscape architecture.
    • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and Extensions and Google Earth programs.
    • Experience with 3D animation software, AutoCAD, and other Autodesk applications.
    • Knowledge of basic community ecology, landscape ecology, hydrology and geology.
    • Must have a good understanding of LA and LD best practices and standards.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Works well with teams (large or small).
    • Experience developing scope, cost and schedule of tasks.
    • Strong data management skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Traveling for work, for several consecutive weeks.
    • Proficient communication skills in English.

     

     

    Preferred Additional Qualifications:

     

    • Geodesign interest or background.
    • Additional language abilities in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, or Portuguese.
    • Experience with BIM software and standards
    • Interest in human ecology
    • Background or interest in conservation agriculture, ecological restoration
    • Background or interest in photography

     

     

     

    Details

     

    Full Time

     Salary: $69K

    Benefits: Health insurance, life insurance, dental, and vision.

As we continue to grow our client base we will be seeking individuals to fill the following positions:

 

  • Project manager
  • Project assistant
  • GIS Analyst
  • Lawyer (specializing in land law)
  • Project Engagement and Education
  • Map application developer
  • Database developer
  • Designer
  • Researcher
  • Writer / Editor

 

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Part Time + Board Position

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  • Accountant

    Accountant We're looking for an experienced, diligent, and conscientious financial accountant to join our team and our board. The ideal person for this position would be an experienced, retired accountant that is seeking an engaging opportunity to apply their experience and skills towards a good cause. You will be responsible for all payroll accounts, working with the executive team on strategic and business plan adaption, auditing, and reporting on an annual basis. If you are not accustom to technologically advanced accounting tools but have a strong multi-decade record of high-level accounting positions at top companies we welcome applications, under the condition that you are willing and able to work with our programmer / data analyst. Responsibilities: Monthly payroll. Prepare monthly balance sheets and cashflow. Work with auditors to ensure timely sign-off. Handling all financial queries. Working with developers to generate budget models and projections with our existing resource management database system. Ad hoc projects consistent with the role. Maintain a well ordered book-keeping and filing system. Assure compliance with accounting policies, procedures and controls. Requirements: Qualified ACCA, ACA or CIMA (or equivalent diploma or international qualification). Comprehension in Excel and MS Office. Good accuracy and attention to detail. 20+ years experience in accounting. Communication and intrapersonal skills. Demonstrable understanding of financial accounting processes. Additional Favorable Qualities: Interested in advanced approaches to fiscal projections and enterprise budget modeling. Additional background in mathematics.

    Details

     

     

    Part Time

    Pay: Negotiable

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