top of page

Job Opportunity: GIS Manager

The Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies (CCGT) seeks a highly motivated, responsible, and detailed-oriented professional to coordinate the daily operations of the Center. The GIS Manager is part of a team whose mission is to build interdisciplinary geospatial science practitioners through the support of research, teaching, and outreach activities that enable the collection, analysis, and modeling of geospatial data.

CCGT is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in the integration of geospatial technologies within their scholarly activities across all disciplines at Clemson University and building connections between academic, industrial, governmental, and non-governmental institutions throughout the world.

The primary home for CCGT is in the Cooper Library, where staffed collaboration and training spaces are available to all members of the Clemson community through a partnership between IT and the Libraries. Through this partnership, the GIS Manager strives to make resources available to the community, including training and workshops, data services for teaching and research, access to infrastructure for geospatial analysis (ranging from software licensing for GIS through advanced geospatial data collection platforms to high performance computing), and support for research and project collaboration.   

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic team that provides geospatial instruction, support, collaboration, and outreach services to researchers and administrative groups at Clemson University. Our Geospatial Center is a member of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) and an official ESRI Innovation Program (EIP).

Responsibilities of the GIS Manager include:

Management and coordination:

  • Manages day to day operations of staff and student interns, including selection of staff training, project goals and work planning, timelines and achievements, and apportionment of tasks amongst employees. Hires interns for the Center.

  • Coordinates with the GIS Specialist to deploy GIS software and technology to managed lab computers, software licenses, etc. Documents and reports to supervisor.

  • Coordinates advertisement of GIS workshops and maintains an active social media peresence.

Outreach, design, and training:

  • Researches and applies geospatial technologies to support research activities and projects at Clemson University and/or with external organizations.

  • Develops and delivers educational materials and instruction, including guest lectures in University courses, workshops, and consultations.

  • Promotes the use of and educates Clemson University in the geospatial sciences, GIS, and geospatial technology through participation in class seminars, departmental meetings, symposiums, lectures, and other opportunities

  • Engages with the community to raise awareness of geospatial technologies.

 Technology consultation:

  • Provides expert geospatial technology consultation services to students, faculty, and staff with varying needs and abilities ranging from basic GIS skills to research level analysis involving manipulating, customizing, querying, visualizing, and modeling of data. Depth of consultation may vary depending on researcher needs.

  • Keeps up-to-date with state-of-the-art GIS technology and applications through appropriate training and maintains necessary licensure/certifications.


  • Builds and maintains campus-wide access to geospatial data and imagery

  • Contributes to the development of faculty-led digital projects involving geospatial data

  • Participates as a collaborative team member on multi-disciplinary research that applies GIS techniques and tools to a wide range of topics.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in GIS, geography, or related field

  • Demonstrated proficiency with GIS theory and applications

  • Previous experience successfully managing GIS projects

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, and work well in teams

  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of most common programming languages in GIS (e.g. Python)

  • Strong background in data analysis and research methods

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Previous experience successfully managing GIS projects with multidisciplinary teams


Internship Opportunities with the Center

Do you value Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation, and Professionalism? If so, then the Clemson Center of Geospatial Technologies would love for you to join our diverse team of hardworking, dedicated, and talented employees and students. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop professionally.

Opportunities with the Center will provide you a substantive learning experience that will serve as a basis for you to explore your GIS career options and attain professional skills.

We look for candidates with the following qualifications: 

  • Current Clemson University student interested in learning GIS and/or with GIS experience

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and learn quickly

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and a strong commitment to provide superior support to the Clemson GIS community 

  • Ability to work independently as well as with others

Here are some of the exciting projects our interns have done with us: 

CCGT internships open the door to exciting possibilities!



Site Title

Through two semesters of interning with the Center, I was able to learn more about the role of geospatial analyses in solar development while working with brilliant, passionate people every day.

After graduation, I will be pursuing a Fulbright Grant in Santiago, Chile, studying distributed solar energy generation--an opportunity that has certainly been made possible by my time with CCGT. 

Amanda Farthing 

Industrial Engineering, 2017

Jonathan O'Brien 

Anthropology, 2017

Being a part of CCGT has not only taught me everything I need to know about GIS and more, it has changed the way I think and work. I am now at a level of digital fluency and preparedness for the modern job market that I never thought possible, and the skills I have learned are universal.

I am proud to say that I will be working as an intern for NASA this summer, putting my skills to good use, and CCGT is what made it possible.

CCGT exposed me to the varied and interesting capabilities of GIS. The technical know how I have gained during my internship with CCGT has influenced my academic direction.


I am grateful for the experience and opportunities that CCGT has made possible, both an Esri assistantship and the USAID internship. My CCGT internship has been very important.

Zemin Dhanani

City and Regional Planning,  2018

Bruce Duane

Civil Engineering, 2019

I had the pleasure of interning with the US Agency for International Development as a Youth Mappers Virtual Intern, all thanks to CCGT. I had not even imagined an opportunity like that existed until CCGT informed the Clemson Mappers team. CCGT was very helpful in making sure I started off well since some software and concepts were new to me.

As someone who always had an interest in geography, this was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for me. 

Other GIS Jobs and Internships


GIS Specialist at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applications accepted until by October 5, 2017


Geospatial Analysis Education Coordinator at Boise State University. Applications accepted until June 15, 2017



Graduate Research Assistant position available starting from Summer 2017: Clemson University: Visualization Department. Applications accepted until April 27, 2017


Hourly Graduate Assistant position available starting from Summer 2017: Clemson University: Visualization Department. Applications accepted until April 27, 2017 


Master research opportunities: Visualization of spatial and space-time uncertainty: Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte). Interested persons should contact Dr. Eric Delmelle. 


10 - Week Summer REU Program with Center of Computational Science : University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida. Open Applications. 


Three Postdoctoral Research Associates : Arizona State University (ASU) with Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) Tempe, AZ. Open Applications. 


Paid Summer GIS Research Experience for Undergraduates at University of Central Florida. Applications accepted until February 17, 2017 at 5 PM EST


Full Time Job with National Park Service: GIS Specialist, Atlanta, GA. Applications accepted until January 18


Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science. Opportunities for both undergraduates and graduates to work with eleven projects ranging in topic from emerging process architectures, to statistical analysis, to Fortran modernization. Applications due February 1, 2017. 


Two PhD Graduate Assistantships: Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Open Applications. 




bottom of page