Partner Community Manager

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The Esri partner ecosystem is a vibrant community of over 2700 companies around the world. Providing timely information, fostering partner engagement, and attracting new partners are critical to the success of the overall program. We are looking for a community management professional to join our team. If you are a tech-savvy professional, experienced in online community development, social media, content management, public relations, and promotional events, we would like to meet you! You demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop engaging content. You are a ‘people person’ with great customer service skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations with our community. Ultimately, you will act as the face and voice of our brand to the partner channel and manage all partner community communications.


  • Be creative. Develop the vision and drive implementation of the online partner community. Create and manage a content plan for the community, including technical, marketing, and sales enablement. Document and promote partner programs and processes within the community.
  • Solve problems. Proactively craft and propose solutions that clarify how GIS brings business value to our customers by addressing the critical business challenges they face. Define and deliver strategies to customers that align ArcGIS with their business. 
  • Tell our story. Organize and participate in events to build the community and grow program awareness. Devise and implement community communication initiatives including partner satisfaction surveys.  
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. Build relationships with partners, potential partners, industry professionals, and journalists. Coordinate with Marketing, Creative Lab, and communications teams to execute campaigns and events, ensuring consistency. Engage with community members and respond to comments and requests.
  • Drive results. Direct a recruiting strategy for prospective partners. Lead partner-focused events and advisory boards, engaging with partner program managers to create compelling meeting agendas and venues. Analyze community traffic and relevant metrics.


  • 3+ years of proven work experience as an online community manager, including knowledge of online community platforms and techniques
  • Experience launching community initiatives such as building an online forum, launching an ambassador program, creating an event series, and writing enewsletters
  • 2+ years of experience managing social media platforms
  • Clear understanding of the strength and value of GIS and the ArcGIS platform
  • Ability to identify, track, and interpret relevant community metrics, website traffic, and online customer engagement metrics
  • Understanding of sales and business development process
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate across functional groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s in marketing or relevant field, or equivalent experience

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with Salesforce Community
  • Demonstrated success in presentations to technical audiences
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Enjoy dynamic environments and change management

Questions about our interview process? We have answers.

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


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