Director, Data Visualization/GIS

Working Title
Director, Data Visualization/GIS

Job Title Code
Director, Data Visualization/GIS

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$83,000.00 – $132,800.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Business Travel
150.00 Monthly


Position Type

Position Summary
Dallas College is seeking an experienced, highly collaborative leader with a proven track record of applied labor market analysis for GIS and data visualization. The Director, GIS & Data Visualization reports to the Senior Director, Labor Market Intelligence Center and will be expected to:
1. Expand and utilize a college-wide Labor Market Intelligence Center, serving Academics, Student Success, Workforce, Advancement, and Operations functions
2. Oversees GIS and data visualization for district-wide analysis of career-connected hurdles and opportunities for Dallas College students in the future of work in Dallas County

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of the purpose of community colleges and the vision of Dallas College
• Knowledge and skill in process improvement, project planning, customer service, and data-based decision-making concepts
• Ability to identify and address opportunities and challenges that arise as a result of Dallas College’s current transition
• Ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College community network.
• Experience designing and preparing graphic representations of GIS data, using GIS hardware and/or software applications, related to workforce and economic development
• Knowledge of geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis, using advanced spatial analysis, data manipulation, or cartography software
• Knowledge of the Dallas economy, including employer and workforce needs and challenges
• Ability to analyze multi-layered problems and propose solutions through data visualization
• Experience in analyzing GIS data to identify spatial (multi-dimensional) relationships or display results of analysis, using maps, graphs, or tabular data
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity
• Knowledge of compliance with pertinent state and federal laws and regulations
• Knowledge of current research and policy recommendations as well as state and national initiatives related to improving economic mobility and opportunity for underserved populations

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Two (2) years of experience working with GIS software tool designs, principles, methods and applications, including but not limited to ArcGIS, Business Analyst, and other data visualization platforms
• Demonstrated successful experience developing strategic partnerships to support economic growth through employer engagement, data analysis and application
• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to working across the community to create economic opportunities and living-wage jobs for underserved/marginalized populations
• Current and valid Texas driver’s license for offsite travel

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Design and manage the development of integrated spatial or non-spatial databases
• Develop and expand GIS and data visualization for Dallas College district wide
• Oversee and lead the work of GIS analyst(s) who will be responsible for maintaining day-to-day and long-term data visualization projects
• Responsible for evaluating existing or new data documentation for accuracy, effectiveness, and quality
• Administer ArcGIS licenses and Online Organization Site, which oversees several users
• Apply advanced understanding and application of labor market alignment resources to support district-wide projects
• Collaborate with colleagues in planning and completing labor market projects
• Propose and lead new projects with plans to execute with manageable deadlines
• Act as a key advisor to Senior Director, Labor Market Intelligence Center

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Advertised: 14 Apr 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Apr 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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