THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Cohabitation Strategies is hiring a part-time Urban Researcher for the Philadelphia Action Unions Program.

URBAN RESEARCHER WITH EXPERIENCE IN GEOGRPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) AND DATA VISUALIZATION

Part-time urban researcher with experience in GIS (QGIS preferred) and data visualization, to support an urban research project coordinated by Cohabitation Strategies for Mural Arts Program’s Restore Spaces. The research will take place in the City of Philadelphia, PA. However, it will be conducted from New York City. The position is for only two months, from October to November 2014.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Conduct quantitative research and analysis related to land use, environmental, economic, sociological, and other statistics in specific neighborhoods.
2. Creating, managing and analyzing urban data sets in GIS, including management of geographic databases and geospatial analysis.
3. Generating data tables.
4. Visualizing and disseminating quantitative research in a clear, creative and accesible way, taking into account the main audience: community members, project partners, team members and artists collaborating with Mural Arts Program’s Restore Spaces.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Proficiency in and demonstrated knowledge of GIS (QGIS and ArcGIS), cartography, geospatial
database design, database maintenance, spatial modeling, and mapping application development.
2. Basic understanding of relational databases.
3. Visual communication and computer skills required, especially with Abobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator
and In-Design) and Computer Aided Drafting software (i.e. Autocad, Vectorworks, etc.)
4. Expertise in data visualization, ability to convey GIS/spatial information to non-GIS/technical people.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

1. Masters desired, Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in Geography, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Urban Ecology or related field.
2. Knowledge of general principles and practices of urban research.
3. Ability to plan, organize and schedule work assignments with limited supervision.
4. Knowledge of Philadelphia is desirable, but not required.

SALARY:
TBD, approximately 20 hours per week.

If you are interested, please send resumes and cover letters to: [email protected]