SFEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a relaxed semi-academic work setting with a diverse group of environmental scientists, designers, and administrative support staff. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 1994, with the mission to foster development of the scientific understanding needed to protect and enhance the San Francisco Estuary through research, monitoring, and communication.
SFEI conducts major programs in Conservation Biology, Contaminants, Historical Ecology, Informatics, Information Technology, Wetlands, Watersheds, and Biological Invasions. As a component of the Contaminants program, the RMP is SFEI's largest program. SFEI is currently located in Richmond, near the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. Benefits include health insurance for the employee and dependents, life insurance, 403(b) plan with employer match, section 125 plan, paid vacation and paid sick leave.
SFEI offers a benefits package including:
SFEI is seeking a seasoned professional to provide leadership to the Institute’s technology staff across a breadth of technical areas. The Environmental Data, Information, and Technology program includes Applications Development, Data Management, GIS, and Systems and IT Focus Areas.
SFEI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides science to support environmental decision making and management. Our science informs policy-makers, resource managers, stakeholders, scientists, and the broader public. SFEI typically engages with organizations and individuals of diverse perspectives, priorities, and backgrounds to understand their information needs and how best to meet those needs.
Technology is integral to how SFEI communicates findings and disseminates data and information. SFEI is a California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) partner and serves as a one of California’s four Regional Data Centers for management of surface water quality, wetlands and spatial data. SFEI hosts multiple web sites that provide access to environmental data and information. The Institute has a strong history of GIS expertise including spatial dataset creation and spatial tools and analysis. We strive to help natural resource managers and scientists do more with the products the Institute generates.
We have the hardware, tools and, most importantly, staff to ensure that monitoring data and findings and other relevant information are useful and broadly accessible to a range of technical and non-technical users.
EDIT has a reputation for sound data management, innovative GIS and web engineering for management and timely delivery of data and information essential to develop and assess alternative solutions to complex environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Region and beyond. The EDIT team has fifteen highly talented and skilled programmers and engineers who provide expert data management, database administration, GIS, spatial data generation and analysis, web mapping, web site development, and web services. EDIT serves all the other Programs at SFEI and is a principal partner in prominent regional and statewide governmental initiatives focused on effective environmental data and information management. The EDIT team is committed to meeting the information technology needs of a growing user community.
The EDIT Program Director must have a solid and broad foundation in information technology plus strong skills as a manager, collaborator, and fund raiser. As a member of the SFEI Management Team, the EDIT Director will support EDIT and Institute strategy. The Director will work with the Management Team to raise funds and to develop partnerships and collaborations with scientists, resource managers, and technology experts to support EDIT.
The EDIT team is committed to a user-focused approach and innovative and creative solutions. This requires a rich understanding of the capabilities of web-based technologies and solutions. The Program Director will partner with EDIT’s GIS and Data Management managers, our Web Technology Coordinator, other Institute staff, and the Executive Director to meet programmatic commitments for data and technology tool delivery.
Systems and IT oversight
Required Skills and Experience – Managerial:
Required Skills and Experience – Technical:
Advanced skills in at least one of the following areas:
Additional Desirable Skills and Experience – Technical:
The Institute offers a generous benefit package (http://sfei.org/jobs/#benefits).
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please. SFEI is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our mission, values, programs, and staff, visit the San Francisco Estuary Institute web site www.sfei.org.