Requisition ID R2097

Mapping Specialist
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Do you love geography and maps? Are you a spatial person? Our SIL Mapping Team has several members retiring within the coming months, and we are looking for an additional person who is responsible for designing, producing and maintaining language maps for and other audiences. We are also seeking individuals who have experience with data management and online maps in ArcGIS Enterprise.

Job Description


  • Research and verify the accuracy and completeness of data related to the locations of the world's languages.

  • Liaise with language survey teams and other field staff

  • Develop online maps containing language-related data


  • Work remotely 20-40 hrs/week, and participate in weekly online meetings. Current team members work remotely from four countries. Co-location available in Dallas, Texas.

  • Become an SIL member or volunteer

Education and Experience

Training in cartography or equivalent experience with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro. Coursework is available for those who don't yet qualify.

This position is part of the SIL Analytics & Information Management, which coordinates and delivers the strategic information of SIL to those who need and use it.

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Mapping Specialist
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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.