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GIS Coordinator

American Forest Foundation


Opportunity summary

Term length

06/01/24 - 05/31/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24


Bangor, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The GIS Coordinator will play a critical role in maintaining the Family Forest Carbon Program’s internal data, including sensitive landowner enrollment data. The member will update records that are imperative to program credibility and the program verification process. Reports based on analysis of such data will also aid in programmatic decision making. The member will provide recommendations and implementation of improvements.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications


Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

Working towards or recently completed a bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science, or equivalent coursework. Experience with GIS software, ideally ESRI's ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS. Familiar with global positioning systems and methods used to collect data. Proficient skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Flexible and comfortable with working within an ever-changing environment. Comfortable with working remotely. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts. Time management skills, with the ability to prioritize, coordinate, and manage multiple priorities. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. A sound work ethic with the ability to act both independently and as part of a team. Strong initiative; a self-starter with tenacity, resilience, and high energy.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor