Sr. Instructor - GIS

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In this position, you will use your teaching skills and GIS knowledge to empower our customers with our innovative GIS software. As an Esri Instructor, you will create a dynamic learning environment through hands-on training, interactive instructions, and engaging activities. You will partner with organizations to expand the use of ArcGIS maps and applications across their organizations and communicate the strategic impact of GIS programs.

The contributions you make in this role will support Esri customers across many industries including but not limited to Defense and Intelligence, Public Safety, and Health and Human Services. The work you do will enable customers to grow their ArcGIS user skills, productivity, and confidence in addition to ensuring sustainable GIS workflows and operations.


  • Grow user skills. Develop and deliver training programs through various formats and methods including in-person, virtual and hybrid offerings, to enhance users' proficiency in ArcGIS software both domestically and internationally. Identify and address skill gaps through targeted training sessions and workshops. Provide ongoing support and guidance to users, answering their questions and helping them overcome challenges. Stay updated on the latest GIS trends and technologies to ensure the training content remains relevant and up to date.
  • Ensure sustainable GIS workflows. Collaborate with customers to understand their business processes and requirements. Provide guidance and training on best practices for designing and implementing sustainable GIS workflows. Deliver workshops and training sessions to educate customers on sustainable GIS workflows. Support customers in overcoming challenges and addressing any skill gaps related to workflow sustainability.
  • Expand the use of ArcGIS. Actively promote the adoption of ArcGIS across customer groups. Identify potential use cases for ArcGIS in various business processes and demonstrate its value through facilitation. Develop and deliver training workshops and sessions to showcase the capabilities of ArcGIS. Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their needs and customize ArcGIS solutions to meet their needs.
  • Communicate the impact of GIS. Develop compelling narratives and visualizations to effectively communicate the impact of GIS. Collaborate with Content Development and Creation teams to create engaging content, such as case studies and success stories. Present the value of GIS to customers. Stay informed about industry trends and research to provide insights on the broader impact of GIS in various domains.


  • 5+ years of professional experience leveraging Esri`s software capabilities with an emphasis on ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro, with 2 years of professional experience in classroom facilitation and instructional delivery
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities while prioritizing student needs
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to incorporate feedback to continuously improve instructional delivery and course materials
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • 20% travel time within the year to support an average of 10-15 onsite customer training sessions per year
  • Bachelor`s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Information Science or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master`s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Information Science or related field
  • Familiarity with web-based meeting tools
  • Completion of an Esri technical certification and facilitation certification
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability
  • Up to 40% travel time, including international travel, to support an additional 10-15 customer engagements



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$70,720-$106,600 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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