Note: This is a Remote / Telecommute Position
Organizational Background The GIS Certification Institute
(GISCI) is a non-profit organization (IRS 501c6 designation) that
promotes the advancement of proficient Geospatial Information
Systems (GIS) professionals through its
international GISP® (Certified GIS Professional)
certification program. Formed through the collaborative effort of
five existing geospatial and geography organizations, the Institute
fosters rigorous professional and ethical standards, community
engagement, and professional mentoring within the GIS industry.
Since the founding of GISCI in 2004, over 10,500 individuals
throughout the world have achieved the GISP® designation. The GISP®
Certification process consists of a portfolio review of the
applicant’s performance in the areas of Ethics, Education,
Experience, and Contributionsto the Profession as well as the
successful completion of the GISP® Exam. For more information visit
Position Summary The Executive Director of the GISCI works
closely with the GISCI Board of Directors and will strive to carry
out the organization’s mission, policies, and initiatives. The
Executive Director will be the official representative of the GISCI
and the administrative leader of all organizational activities
regarding programming, business management, and the development and
administration of the GISP® Exam. In addition to working with the
Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work closely with
key representatives of the five (5) founding organizations of the
GISCI. This position will be performed remotely.
Responsibilities The Executive Director directly supervises the
activities of the GISCI, its programs and all contracting agencies
of the Institute and will work closely with the contracted
management company to achieve all organizational goals and
objectives. Additional responsibilities include, but are not
Direct the activities of the Institute in accordance with the
policies established by the Board.
Recommend policies, plans and programs, and provide the Board
with information necessary to the Board’s policy-making
Organize and supervise an effective and efficient administrative
organization for the Institute.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive marketing program to
promote the Institute’s programs, services, and special events.
Oversee the development and operation of the revenue activities
of the Institute in conjunction with the Board Treasurer
Oversee the development, implementation and assessment of a
Board approved Strategic Plan in order to achieve key goals for the
Provide leadership and direction in the ongoing improvement of
the GISP® assessment content and administration process.
Represent the Institute in all matters pertaining to the
geospatial community and related concerns which affect the
Institute’s current and future interests.
In concert with the Board of Directors, develop and manage an
approved annual budget and provide timely financial updates for
Board review. The GISCI Budget for 2020 is slightly under
Exercise sound fiscal management by reviewing and analyzing
current fiscal conditions and projecting financial needs and
Industry and Public Relations
Build and maintain strong collaborative relations with the
Accurately represent to the Board the needs of various groups
with the GIS community.
Act as the representative of the Institute in providing
information to the media, the industry, and the general public as
Serve as a key contact for current and prospective GIS
Professionals in promoting GISP certification.
Advocating for the Profession
Promote greater awareness and support of Institute’s mission by
representing the Institute within various governmental, academic
and industry activities and initiatives.
Effectively represent the Institute through written and speaking
Work to build collaborative working relationships with
Institute’s member organizations and partner organizations.
Monitor federal, state, and local statutes and ordinances, both
existing and proposed, which may affect Institute operations.
Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics
Professional experience in the field of geographic information
systems (GIS) and/or geography (5+ years). GISP Certification
preferred but not required.
The ideal candidate will have experience in leading and growing
professional associations (5+ years).
Previous experience with certification programs, including the
development of performance standards, performance assessment, and
assessment administration will be valuable prior experiences to the
As this is a remote leadership position, previous experience
managing teams remotely will be valuable.
Prior experience working with state and federal rules,
regulations, and programs preferred.
Ability to understand the needs of the GIS community and to
formulate programs designed to meet these needs in alignment with
the Institute’s mission.
Preferred Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree from an
accredited college or university with major course work in business
management, engineering management, public or business
administration, geography, or geospatial information systems.
Knowledge or experience in the geospatial profession will be an
important attribute for the successful candidate.
Compensation The position offers a competitive compensation
package including salary and benefits.
Statement of Non-Discrimination GISCI is an equal opportunity
employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without
attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Application Process Submit cover letter and resume to Jon
Rosell, Senior Search Consultant, The Moran Company. APPLY NOW
Job ID: 54215577
Position Title: Executive Director
Company Name: GIS Certification Institute
1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1000 Washington, Dist. Columbia
20036 (866) 313-6311