Jobs at Ducks Unlimited

The following jobs are now available with Ducks Unlimited. Scroll down the page for details about each job. The ability to apply online for the position will be available soon.

Director of Public Policy
Western Region - Pacific Northwest

Director of Gift Planning
Southern Region

Coordinator of Development Operations
Memphis, TN 

Director of Development
Michigan, Northern Ohio

Director of Development
Kentucky, So. Indiana, So. Ohio

Director of Development
New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts)

Director of Development
Eastern Missouri-Southern Illinois

Engineer
West Central, MN

Biologist
So MN & NW IA

Senior Engineering Technician
Dexter, Michigan

Regional Engineer
Great Plains Region - ND, SD, MT

GIS Interns (2)
Rancho Cordova, CA

Administrative Assistant
Bismarck, North Dakota

Engineer
O'Fallon, IL

Regional Engineer
Arkansas or Mississippi 

Managing Director of Lands
Memphis, TN

Engineering Technician
Texas

Engineering Technician
South Atlantic

Regional Engineer
Lafayette, LA

Prospect Research Analyst 
Memphis, TN

Systems Support Specialist
Memphis, TN

Regional Biologist
Hanahan, SC

Biologist - Great Lakes Initiative
Dexter, MI

Sr. Accountant
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley

Regional Engineer
NorthEast California


Director of Public Policy - Western Region 
Pacific Northwest 

Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Government Affairs Office is seeking an accomplished and driven individual to lead public policy efforts across our nine-state Western Region in coordination with DU’s California Director of Policy. Oversight of and direction on water policy and related issues in the Pacific Northwest are priorities for this position, in addition to delivering policy solutions to expand DU’s conservation mission in the West. The director will serve as a member of the Regional Leadership Team and provide strategic thinking and targeted implementation to help achieve national, regional, and state policy objectives.  The director will also advise the DU Public Policy Team on all public policy priorities and provide leadership to help guide the collective policy work of various stakeholders (e.g., DU volunteers, agencies, conservation organizations) across the Western Region. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for and increase effectiveness of DU’s public policy efforts across the Western Region with special emphasis on policy matters impacting water for wetlands and waterfowl and associated habitats.
  • Work directly with key legislative and executive branch leaders.
  • Collaborate with volunteers and staff to develop key policy objectives, seek organizational approval, and develop strategies and tactics for success.
  • Advise DU’s national public policy steering committee on federal policies that affect DU’s continental mission and keep them abreast of regional and state policy issues.
  • Support DU’s federal policy priorities, including coordination with DU’s Government Affairs Office in D.C., coordinate fly-ins and federal policy testimony, and build relationships with the federal delegations in each of the Western Region’s nine states. 
  • Coordinate policy development and implementation with other conservation organizations and agencies; and build creative and enduring partnerships to support DU’s policy efforts.
  • Incorporate social, economic, and biological information into policy strategy development. 
  • Raise the profile and visibility of Ducks Unlimited as a leader in conservation policy efforts throughout the Western Region.  

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BS in public policy or another appropriate field.  An advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in public policy development and execution.
  • Experience in strategic messaging and coalition building.
  • Experience in crafting legislation and leading bi-partisan advocacy efforts with broad stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively approach conservation policy development.
  • Understanding of policy campaign organization and execution.
  • Familiarity of not-for-profit fundraising efforts desirable.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex public policy matters verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with both internal and external stakeholders to develop, plan and implement strategies related to Ducks Unlimited’s public policy and government affairs interests and efforts. 

This position reports to the Chief Policy Officer and will be based in the Pacific Northwest. 

TO APPLY: Please complete the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413661&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For more information regarding this position contact:  Zachary Hartman at zhartman@ducks.org


Director of Gift Planning
Southern Region

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Gift Planning for the states comprising the eastern portion of the Southern Region (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA), with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the Managing Director of Gift Planning and the Managing Director of Development to enhance and expand the gift planning program in the GLAR-NA.
  • Present the Ducks Unlimited story and mission to motivate supporters to include DU in their gift and estate planning.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit planned gifts from individuals that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to support the endowment and conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited.
  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priorities as defined in the Strategic Plan, to include support for the endowment, operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.
  • Steward existing gift planning donors to foster their ongoing relationship with DU.
  • Partner with event and conservation staff to raise awareness of DU’s planned giving program to increase estate gift commitments within the region.
  • Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.
  • Develop a regional network of planning professionals willing to assist with the gift planning program.
  • Secure appropriate documentation on planned gifts.
  • Work closely with the staff liaison and the State Campaign Committee in assigned states.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with the gift planning program.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the gift planning marketing program.
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of fundraising experience with an emphasis on gift planning or equivalent financial/estate planning experience and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited university
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs (Blackbaud CRM).

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity or experience with major gift fundraising, a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  Candidates must be willing to work remotely and during hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year; significant overnight travel may be required.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in either the Atlanta SMA or a mutually agreed upon location in northern / central Florida.

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413545&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. This position reports to the Managing Director of Gift Planning, Chris Cole, who may be contacted for additional information about the position at ccole@ducks.org.  Resume review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Coordinator of Development Operations
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN  

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., has an opening for a Coordinator of Development Operations at our National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.  This position will assist the Development Operations management team with multiple operational activities in the department with a focus on donor relations and stewardship activities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist manager of development operations to coordinate the Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico Major Sponsor pin and plaque program.  Regular responsibilities include:
  • Monitor inventory; work with multiple supply vendors to prepare orders; submit supply orders for approval; submit orders to vendor and process invoices.
  • Partner with the directors of development to provide pins or plaques directly to the donor or to the appropriate staff member for personal presentation.
  • Coordinate with field staff to confirm the delivery status of pins and plaques and update the CRM system accordingly.
  • Provide pin and plaque requests/information to Ducks Unlimited Canada to fulfill new and completed pledge stewardship items.
  • Prepare and mail new/upgrade major donor packets; mail calendars to new major donors (Oct-Jan) and luggage tags to donors with completed bio forms.
  • Process and mail daily gift receipts and bi-monthly birthday cards.
  • Provide data maintenance support (i.e., combine records, create relationships, address changes, return mail) to the Great Plains Region major giving field team.
  • File documents, to include preparing new files, for assigned donors.
  • Provide personalized customer service to donors, volunteers and staff seeking information and assistance.
  • Assist with department mailings, provide back-up coverage for other support staff and assist with other appropriate duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Three years of administrative/clerical experience.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite proficiency are required; experience with membership database preferred.
  • Exceptional telephone and customer service skills.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively relate to donors, volunteers, colleagues and senior administrators.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Ducks Unlimited. 

The coordinator of development operations reports to the manager of development operations and is based at the National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. 

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413552&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For more information regarding this position, contact Jenna Sanchez at jsanchez@ducks.org.


Director of Development
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region - (Michigan - Northern Ohio) 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region with the following fundraising responsibilities: 

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to help support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited (DU).  
  • Coordinate with conservation and development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation priorities as defined by DU’s Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes, educational programs and DU’s endowment. 
  • Partner with the event fundraising staff and volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase philanthropic revenue in the region.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committees in Michigan and Ohio.  
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location within the regional area of responsibility, with preference given to the Southeast Michigan / Northwest Ohio area. 

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413405&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Brittani Donovan, bdonovan@ducks.org, (734) 623-2000. For further information regarding this position, contact Todd E. Bishop, Managing Director of Development for the Great Lakes Atlantic Region, tbishop@ducks.org; 734-623-2012.  Resume review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Director of Development
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region - (Kentucky-Southern Ohio-Southern Indiana)  

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region with the following fundraising responsibilities: 

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to help support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited (DU).  
  • Coordinate with conservation and development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation priorities as defined by DU’s Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes, educational programs and DU’s endowment. 
  • Partner with the event fundraising staff and volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase philanthropic revenue in the region.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committees in Kentucky and Indiana.  
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location within the regional area of responsibility, with preference given to the greater Louisville, Lexington, & Cincinnati metropolitan areas. 

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413404&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Brittani Donovan, bdonovan@ducks.org, (734) 623-2000. For further information regarding this position, contact Todd E. Bishop, Managing Director of Development for the Great Lakes Atlantic Region, tbishop@ducks.org; 734-623-2012.  Resume review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Director of Development
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region - New England (Maine-New Hampshire-Vermont-Massachusetts) 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in the New England Region with the following fundraising responsibilities: 

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to help support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited (DU).  
  • Coordinate with conservation and development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation priorities as defined by DU’s Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes, educational programs and DU’s endowment. 
  • Partner with the event fundraising staff and volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase philanthropic revenue in the region.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committees in the Mid-Atlantic area of responsibility.  
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location within the New England area of responsibility, with preference given to the greater Metro-Boston area.   

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413396&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Brittani Donovan, bdonovan@ducks.org, (734) 623-2000. For further information regarding this position, contact Todd E. Bishop, Managing Director of Development for the Great Lakes Atlantic Region, tbishop@ducks.org; 734-623-2012.  Resume review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Director of Development
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region - (Eastern Missouri-Southern Illinois) 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region with the following fundraising responsibilities: 

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to help support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited (DU).  
  • Coordinate with conservation and development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation priorities as defined by DU’s Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes, educational programs and DU’s endowment. 
  • Partner with the event fundraising staff and volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase philanthropic revenue in the region.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committees in Missouri.  
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location within the regional area of responsibility, with preference given to the St. Louis metropolitan area 

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413389&source=CC2&lang=en_US and include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. To request application materials, please contact Brittani Donovan, bdonovan@ducks.org, (734) 623-2000. For further information regarding this position, contact Todd E. Bishop, Managing Director of Development for the Great Lakes Atlantic Region, tbishop@ducks.org; 734-623-2012.  Resume review will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Engineer – West Central, Minnesota 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be located in West Central, Minnesota.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Southwest Minnesota. 

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in civil engineering design.  Applicant must be a registered EIT or PE. Applicant will need to obtain registration in Minnesota. Desirable qualifications include experience with Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including structures and pump stations, erosion control, construction inspection, surveying and project management.  Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. 

Responsibilities:
Perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects.  Project delivery responsibilities include field survey, engineering design, drafting with AutoCAD Civil 3D, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management.  A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout assigned states.

Specific duties include:

  • Survey project sites using Trimble GPS survey equipment.
  • Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  • Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  • Draft engineering plan sets using AutoCAD Civil 3D software
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer and ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  • Perform field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate ATV and outboard boat when necessary.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413305&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter with resume and references. To request application materials, contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For further information regarding this position, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.
Email: mbaker@ducks.org  Office:  #734-623-2000. 


Biologist – Living Lakes Initiative (Southern Minnesota & Northwest Iowa)

Ducks Unlimited is a seeking a wildlife biologist or natural resource specialist with wetland and waterfowl habitat knowledge, experience, and expertise to help initiate, develop, manage, coordinate, and lead on-the-ground habitat conservation activities as part of DU’s shallow lakes and prairie pothole wetland conservation programs in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa from office space in Windom, MN. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position identifies, develops and delivers prairie and wetland restoration and shallow lake enhancement projects with state and federal agencies and other partners in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa.   This position works with DU engineers to manage and deliver projects, secures and administers public grants and private philanthropic funding, and develops new projects to implement DU’s Living Lakes Initiative conservation plan and strategies.  This position assists DU land protection projects in southern Minnesota and Iowa including facilitative land acquisitions, conservation easement acquisition and monitoring, and other land protection opportunities, including restoration of lands protected. This position is responsible for project budget management, public grant proposals and administration, and managing private contractors.  This position reports to DU’s Regional Biologist in central Minnesota and works closely with other DU conservation staff and DU fundraising staff in both Minnesota and Iowa.  This position requires significant interaction and coordination with DU members, volunteers, and private landowners, and occasional evening and weekend tasks.  The position requires strong interpersonal communication and coordination skills with DU staff, private landowners, and conservation partners, and good public speaking and presentation skills.  The position also assists DU volunteer events, major donor fundraising and stewardship, public policy efforts, and the development of outreach, education, and communication materials.  This position requires frequent outdoor work, possibly in inclement weather, and may require physical exertion or lifting as needed.  The position routinely requires travel in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, including infrequent overnight travel.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Must have a Bachelor of Science in a wildlife or related field from an accredited university.  A Master of Science degree in a natural resource field is preferred, ideally focused on waterfowl, wildlife, wetlands, and/or prairie.  At least two years of professional work experience is preferred, with knowledge of prairie and wetland habitat restoration planning and delivery highly preferred.  Experience with shallow lake enhancement and management a plus.  Experience with land protection, funding proposal writing, and grant administration, regulatory permitting process, and strong GIS mapping skills preferred. This position requires frequent work out-of-doors, possibly in inclement weather, and may require physical exertion or lifting as needed. Strong communication skills and ability to work professionally with a variety of people and personalities with a confident, extroverted, outgoing demeanor in both office and field situations. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=413295&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter with resume and references by October 17, 2021To request application materials, contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.   For more information regarding this position, please contact Jon Schneider, Manager of Conservation Programs - Minnesota, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 311 East Lake Geneva Road NE, Alexandria, MN 56308; Phone: 320-815-0327 or email jschneider@ducks.org.


Senior Engineering Technician – Dexter, Michigan

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineering technician to be located in Dexter, Michigan.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Michigan and Ohio.

Qualifications:
A two-year technical degree in a related field and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the construction industry is preferred. Candidates must have experience with Civil3D, land surveying, and construction inspection.  Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships.

Specific duties include:

  1. Coordinate with design engineers on project related tasks
  2. Perform topographic surveys using total station and GPS survey equipment.
  3. AutoCAD Civil 3D drafting support.  Applicants should be familiar with:
  • Preparation of topographic survey drawings
  • Land development plans
  • Preparation of detailed design drawings from engineering notes, sketches and/or other drawings, including integration of data from a variety of sources (e.g., LiDAR, GPS, total-station, laser level)
  • Construction/staking plans
  • Cross-sections, alignments, corridors, feature lines, profiles, earthwork and grading tools, and quantity calculation methods.
  • Preparation of as built/record drawings.
  • Assist with drafting details needed for permit applications
  1. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.  Field work includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate and haul ATV and outboard boat when necessary.  Overnight travel will be required, and work may extend outside normal business hours. Working on weekends is not a common occurrence.
  2. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  3. Represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, and private landowners, along with other mitigation and conservation partners in a professional manner at all times. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=412998&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with three professional references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.  Email: mbaker@ducks.org  Office:  #734-623-2000. 


Regional Engineer – Great Plains Region (Bismarck, ND) 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer.   The position ideally will be located in the Bismarck, North Dakota office however, we are open to other locations in North Dakota or South Dakota depending on experience.  The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.   Primary responsibilities will be in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. 

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in civil engineering design.  Applicant must be a registered EIT or PE.  Applicant will need to obtain registration in assigned states. Desirable qualifications include experience with AutoCAD Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including embankments, pipes, structures, erosion control, construction inspection and project management.  Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. 

Responsibilities:
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, surveying, design, drafting, contracting, and construction management on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects.  Project delivery responsibilities will include scoping and proposal development, surveying, drafting, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management.  A close working relationship with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel and operating outside of normal business hours independently.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets in close coordination with biological staff.
  • Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  • Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates.  Attend project meetings.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer: ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  • Field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Working in remote areas independently. Must be able to operate an ATV when necessary.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, work independently, and travel overnight with some extended travel.  Working on weekends is not a common occurrence.  

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=412827&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, please contact Mitch Messmer at mmessmer@ducks.org or 308.383.3086. To request application materials, contact Candace Miller at 701.355.3511 or cmiller@ducks.org. Deadline for applications is October 8, 2021.


GIS INTERNS (2)

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC., the leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation, has exciting opportunities for professionals with GIS and natural resource expertise.  DU has been using advanced GIS and remote sensing technologies since 1984 to manage the complex issues in wetland and waterfowl management, land-use planning, and environmental conservation.   This GIS Internship will be based in our Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA (Sacramento Area), and requires GIS experience with ESRI products and a background in natural resources, wetlands and wildlife.  

DU has an immediate need for a GIS Intern to work with a team of GIS professionals to update the National Wetlands Inventory within the western United States. The successful applicant should have experience with GIS data development, photo interpretation, and preferably some experience with wetland classification. Other responsibilities may include assisting with a variety of GIS projects using datasets throughout the western United States, Alaska, and boreal Canada to assist project biologists and support staff with mapping needs, conservation planning and setup/maintenance of GIS systems. 

The qualified applicant will be a self-motivated, conscientious individual who can work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effectively collaborate with Ducks Unlimited biologists, engineers, fundraising, and other GIS staff. Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S. in a natural resources field of study and experience using ESRI software products. Some experience with databases, wildlife management, and wetland ecology is preferred. The intern will gain experience in wetlands mapping, photo/image interpretation, GIS data development, field data collection, ArcGIS Online, information technology and hardware/software support.

REQUISITE SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS concepts and methodologies  
  • Demonstrated ability with ESRI products: ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online 
  • Very good inter-personal, communication and organizational skills 
  • Background in natural resources 
  • Photo interpretation skills 

DESIRABLE TRAITS:

  • Computer troubleshooting skills 
  • Cartographic Design 
  • Wetland classification and identification skills 

TERM: The position is full-time for 1 year (12 months)

REMOTE WORK:  Remote work is not available for this position.  GIS Interns are required to work full time at our regional office in Rancho Cordova, CA.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  This is a paid internship. The pay rate is $18.00 per hour.  No benefits or relocation costs are offered.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=412821&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume including daytime contact information for three professional references by October 1, 2021. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position please contact:
Dan Fehringer
GIS / Remote Sensing Manager
Ducks Unlimited – Western Region
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
dfehringer@ducks.org


Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

The Great Plains Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited has an opening for a full-time (M-F; 8-5) administrative assistant/receptionist in Bismarck, ND. The incumbent will become part of a team of biologists, agronomists and other professionals responsible for the protection, restoration and management of wetlands and associated habitats in the Great Plains Region.

Responsibilities (including and not limited to):

  • Answer and direct incoming calls using a multi-line phone system
  • Greet and direct guests in a professional, friendly manner
  • Process incoming/outgoing mail (USPS/FedEx), including mass mailings
  • Maintain storage of library materials and regional publications
  • Provide travel assistance, including making flight, hotel and car reservations
  • Provide Microsoft Office Suite software assistance
  • Proofread letters, documents and reports to ensure error-free correspondence
  • Assist staff with in-house fleet vehicle reservations

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills and proper phone etiquette
  • Strong computer skills/proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Prioritize and handle multiple assignments with frequent interruptions
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience in a business setting
  • High school diploma or GED required; continued schooling preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience with nonprofit or volunteer sector is preferred but not required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screen

To apply:  Please fill out the application materials on this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=412818&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references. For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, contact Candace Miller at 701.355.3511 or cmiller@ducks.org. Deadline for submission of application is October 1, 2021.


Engineer – O’Fallon, Illinois 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to be located in O’Fallon, Illinois.   The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design and construction of wetland restoration and enhancement projects.  Primary responsibilities will be in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri. 

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in civil engineering design.  Applicant must be a registered EIT or PE.  Applicant will need to obtain registration in assigned states. Desirable qualifications include experience with Civil3D, hydrology, hydraulics, civil design including structures and pump stations, erosion control, construction inspection and project management.  Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. 

Responsibilities:
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects.  Project delivery responsibilities include field survey, engineering design, drafting with AutoCAD Civil 3D, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management.  A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout assigned states. 

Specific duties include:

  • Survey project sites using Trimble GPS survey equipment.
  • Interpret, select, adapt, and apply engineering, surveying, and construction management principles and practices across a range of engineering services within a diverse conservation program.
  • Complete engineering designs and reports as required.
  • Draft engineering plan sets using AutoCAD Civil 3D software
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight as needed.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
  • Perform field work as required which could include strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions.  Must be able to operate ATV and outboard boat when necessary. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=412451&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with three professional references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact, Michael Baker, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130.  Email: mbaker@ducks.org  Office:  #734-623-2000. 


Regional Engineer – Arkansas or Ridgeland, MS 

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) mission.  Applicant will assist a regional team to deliver wetland, riparian and associated habitat restoration within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV), primarily in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee. This position will be stationed in Arkansas or DU’s Ridgeland, Mississippi office. 

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for survey coordination, designs, plan production, project bidding and construction oversight of various wetland projects; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects; (3) coordinate restoration activities with federal, state, and private partners; and (4) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college. 
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer with the ability to obtain PE license by reciprocity in AR, OK, LA, TN, & MS.
  • Experience with topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS.
  • Experience with AUTOCAD Civil 3D, hydraulic modeling and related engineering software.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
  • Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight with some extended travel, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411818&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with three professional references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  The position will be open until filled.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:
Matt Willoughby, PE
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - SRO
193 Business Park Drive, Suite E
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Office 601-206-5436
mwilloughby@ducks.org          


Managing Director of Lands 
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN 


Ducks Unlimited (DU) seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to provide leadership, coordination, and administration for its lands program and the operations of a lands portfolio of over 475,000 acres of habitat protected by conservation easement and a fee-title portfolio of nearly 25,000 acres. DU and its affiliate Wetlands America Trust, Inc. are both accredited land trusts and the first national organization to become accredited. The Managing Director of Lands position builds and maintains important relationships within DU and with external partners. 

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • The Managing Director of Lands will assume a leadership role in contributing to DU’s national focus on evaluating new business strategies and opportunities to scale the lands program to include:
    1. Accelerating the pace of wetlands and grasslands conservation in the prairies and expanding protected wetland complexes in priority migration and wintering landscapes by contributing to the ambitious goals of annually protecting and restoring 1 million acres and growing the DU/Wetlands America Trust land portfolio to 600,000 acres. 
    2. Implementing recommendations from DU’s Presidential Lands Program Task Force and external Lands Program Evaluation.
    3. Establishing and advancing the lands program as an integral part of DU’s Ecosystem Services Program. 
    4. Raise compatible capital to elevate DU’s profile in land conservation and maximize leverage for government funds.
  • Manage the evaluation and prioritization of lands projects to ensure alignment with DU’s national objectives, priorities, and financial obligations for maximum conservation benefits.
  • Supervise National Headquarters Land Protection staff, coordinate with Regional Office Land Protection staff, work with senior and executive leadership on the development and implementation of DU’s Strategic Plan and National Business Plan objectives for lands. 
  • Retain personal responsibility for a portfolio of easement and fee-title transactions to ensure land transactions are processed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure DU’s policy and procedures are aligned with current best practices for land trusts, and state and federal laws. 
  • Lead and advise on land protection and stewardship endeavors, including new conservation easement language, conservation easement violation resolutions, etc.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for DU’s land protection efforts to staff and Board leadership along with other internal and external audiences. 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated passion for land protection and habitat conservation.
  • Demonstrated ability to process lands transactions including fee-title acquisitions, conservation easements, and novel venture capital structures.  
  • Familiarity with federal tax laws and regulations related to donated conservation easements and fee title donations.
  • Equal comfort working with sophisticated major landowners and smaller landowners often less knowledgeable on conservation benefits.
  • Fundamental understanding of agricultural, silvicultural and development economic attributes to lands.
  • Working knowledge of the ethical, financial and conservation best practices for land trusts.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of conservation partners, both internal and external, towards shared strategic goals.
  • Ability to successfully work and interact personally and professionally with a broad range of partners including state/federal/NGO entities, and DU volunteers and major donors.
  • Knowledge of DU’s continental conservation activities as well as other aspects of the organization is desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, natural resource conservation, agriculture economics or a related discipline (Master’s preferred).
  • Significant experience in land-based real estate transactions (fee-title and conservation easements).
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience and evidence of progressive advancement in previous jobs.

Reporting Relationship:  The Managing Director of Lands will report to the National Director of Conservation.

To apply please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411469&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references. For more information regarding this position, please contact Craig LeSchack, National Director of Conservation, at cleschack@ducks.org. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.   Position will remain open until filled.


Engineering Technician – Richmond, Texas 

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU’s) mission wetlands and waterfowl conservation.  Applicant will assist a regional team in delivering wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for the operation of GPS and traditional surveying equipment for topographic and construction surveys; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects, while performing a variety of inspections to verify contractor’s compliance with plans, specifications and standards; (3) prepare inspection reports and maintain project records; (4) assist Regional Engineer(s) and other Technician(s) with a variety of administrative duties. This position will report to the DU Texas Atlantic Field Office located in Richmond, TX.   

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying techniques.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
  • Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments. 

Bachelor of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in the construction sciences constitutes professional training and adds or supports qualifications above.    

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411330&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with three professional references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  The position will be open until filled.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact: 
Carter Coleman, PE
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. – Texas Field Office
915 Richmond Parkway
Richmond, TX 77469
Office 832-595-0663 ext. 2281
ccoleman@ducks.org


Regional Engineer – Lafayette, Louisiana 

The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team dedicated toward accomplishing Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) mission.  Applicant will assist a regional team to deliver wetland, riparian and associated habitat restoration within the Southwest Region that includes Coastal Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. This position will be stationed in the Lafayette, LA Field Office. 

The successful applicant will: (1) be responsible for survey coordination, designs, plan production, project bidding and construction oversight of various wetland projects; (2) serve as DU’s representative on construction projects; (3) coordinate restoration activities with federal, state, and private partners; and (4) represent DU with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college. 
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer with the ability to obtain PE license by reciprocity in LA, OK, NM & TX.
  • Experience with topographic and construction surveying techniques, including GPS.
  • Experience with AUTOCAD Civil 3D, hydraulic modeling and related engineering software.
  • Knowledge of heavy construction work methods, practices, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of project administration, construction inspection and materials testing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with public and private conservation partners.
  • Demonstrated oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate ATV and outboard boats.
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours, willingness to work independently, willingness to travel overnight with some extended travel, ability to work in inclement weather, and ability to work with minimal supervision in remote work environments. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411243&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position, and resume with three professional references.  The position will be open until filled.  To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact: 
Brad Lambert, PE
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Lafayette Field Office
125 Southpark Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
Office 337-443-4306
blambert@ducks.org


Prospect Research Analyst  
Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Prospect Research Analyst to identify, research, and analyze information on current and prospective donors. The position reports to the Senior Director of Development Operations, who is based out of our Memphis, TN headquarters. Partial or full remote work may be available for the right candidate. Applicants not located in the Memphis area are welcome to apply. 

The Analyst provides research support to DU leadership, as well as to development staff members, to inform development strategies and advance potential donor relationships. The Prospect Research Analyst qualifies, screens, and rates potential donors, and proactively identifies new prospective donors.  Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Conduct proactive research to identify new potential major and principal gift donors using news alerts, a review of weekly gift reports, wealth screening, and other methods.
  • Support wealth screening and predictive modeling projects. Help to independently verify screening results.
  • Update information in Blackbaud CRM following established data standards.
  • Work with Senior Director of Development Operations and information technology staff to set standards for prospect information acquisition, storage, retrieval, and dissemination.
  • Using a variety of electronic and print resources, develop and synthesize information on prospects to produce informative profiles/background biographies with information on career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and relationship to DU.
  • Undertake financial analysis of prospects' and donors' known wealth indicators to assess potential philanthropic capacity.
  • Proactively track and disseminate donor and prospect-related information to development staff and selected DU leadership for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Monitor news and publicly-available financial information on current major and principal gift donors and prospects from SEC filings, press releases, and major newspapers.
  • Strategize and partner with development staff to support the development of high-capacity portfolios.
  • Plan/Set measurable goals for and execute the identification and qualification of new major gift prospects.
  • Develop supportive and productive relationships with development staff and other DU staff involved in fundraising.
  • Maintain proficiency with standard prospect research resources (electronic, print, and other) and stay abreast of new resources and technologies. 
  • Use the database to track research activity for internal prospect research metrics.
  • Seek opportunities for professional development to enhance job performance.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of constituent information at all times by adhering to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of DU and APRA, the professional organization for prospect research professionals.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of related experience in prospect research or related role, preferably in a fundraising environment.  The successful candidate will have an affinity for Ducks Unlimited’s mission and programs, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, technological tools available to DU, including Blackbaud CRM, Microsoft Windows computer environment, and Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required).
  • Familiarity with Internet search strategies and experience using, or ability to learn quickly, electronic databases and online search tools such as LexisNexis for Development Professionals, WealthEngine, Morningstar Intelligize, GuideStar, Hoovers, Foundation Center, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve, manipulate, analyze and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources (electronic, print, and personal accounts).
  • High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required – including the ability to prioritize and multi-task several projects simultaneously.
  • An aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
  • Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, general prospect management policies and practices).
  • Flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment. 

Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year; some overnight travel is required.   

Resume review will begin on September 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411099&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position please contact: Anita Tyler, Senior Director of Development Operations at atyler@ducks.org.  


Systems Support Specialist
Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an opening for a Data Support Specialist at our National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. DU has conserved more than 15 million acres across the continent, employs approximately 500 employees nation-wide and has an annual operating budget of over $200 million.  This position will report to the Assistant Director of Fundraising Operations.

The role of this position is to provide data and systems support to the Ducks Unlimited Fundraising team related to Blackbaud CRM, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and other platforms as necessary. This position will report to the Asst. Director of Fundraising Operations. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Troubleshooting and support related to Microsoft D365 inventory systems  
  • Act as liaison between Event Merchandise department and Information Technology department
  • Troubleshooting and support related to Blackbaud CRM
  • Provide primary data support for Direct Response
  • Manage Direct Response imports, exports and data loads
  • Provide primary data support for Membership Records and Services
  • Provide membership and events helpdesk support 
  • Write process flow descriptions and build a repository of process and training documentation related to all Fundraising system procedures
  • Assist with and manage Fundraising system enhancement projects 
  • Become proficient in Blackbaud CRM, Dynamics 365 and other platforms as necessary
  • Support Director and Asst. Direct of Fundraising Operations with projects and duties as necessary 
  • Work in close collaboration with Fundraising and Information Technology staff 

Requirements: 

  • A four-year degree from an accredited university in an information technology related field
  • An inquisitive and curious mind
  • Experience with information systems design and support a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with DU fundraising programs a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=410962&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a letter of interest and resume with three professional references.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For additional information, please contact Bill Bond, Assistant Director of Fundraising Operations, at wbond@ducks.org


Regional Biologist
Hanahan, SC

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Atlantic Conservation Team.  Do you have a passion for wetlands and waterfowl and want to leave a lasting mark on conservation? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to meaningful conservation as part of a diverse team focused on restoring, enhancing, and protecting habitat across the Southeastern United States.

We are seeking driven, qualified candidates for a Regional Biologist position to work as a key member of a team of biologists, engineers and land protection professionals based out of the South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina. The successful candidate will assist with identifying, developing, funding, and implementing conservation projects on public and private lands throughout the five-state South Atlantic region of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The responsibility of the position will primarily be focused on the enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.   

Duties and Responsibilities:  The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter adept at identifying opportunities focused on enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats to fulfill DU’s conservation objectives within the South Atlantic.  The successful candidate will be responsible for project development, funding, and management. Project development duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work.  This includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations and other funding sources to secure project funds.  Project management responsibilities include development of agreements, project accounting, planning, permitting, implementation and reporting in collaboration and coordination with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU biological and engineering staff, consultants, and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. This candidate must possess strong networking and relationship building skills, as they will work with an assortment of private, corporate, state, and federal partners and landowners. He/she must assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities.  The successful candidate would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and fundraising staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project progress and challenges.  Finally, the successful candidate would assist communication staff with developing information to educate and promote DU’s wetland conservation efforts.   Working hours for this position is a balance of office and field work. The approximate allocation of time is dependent on scheduling, seasonal priorities and other factors. This position is predominantly office-based with frequent travel, including overnight and out of state, required. Other positions may be available based upon experience and education.

This position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs and will be located in the DU South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or related natural resources field.  The desired applicant will also have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological principles and practices.  A strong background in wetland ecology and management (moist-soil, coastal marsh, forested wetlands) with an emphasis on waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds is desired. Related experience in delivering ecosystem services projects would also be valuable. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are necessary. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.  Applicants should be willing to learn and/or knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies and laws/regulations.  Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants, Natural Resources Conservation Service programs, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse conservation team.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=410939&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, and resume with 3 professional references. State your interest and qualifications for the position along with your vision for Ducks Unlimited’s conservation program in the South Atlantic. This application will remain open until the position is filled. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For additional information, please contact Emily Purcell, Director of Conservation Programs, at epurcell@ducks.org or (843) 745-9110,


Biologist – Great Lakes Initiative
Dexter, MI

Ducks Unlimited is seeking an experienced wildlife biologist to support habitat conservation programs across Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  The incumbent will become part of a highly motivated team of biologists, engineers, public policy experts, scientific researchers and other resource professionals responsible for the protection, restoration and enhancement of priority wetland and other associated habitats as part of DU’s Great Lakes Initiative.  The position will be stationed at the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, MI.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with DU Regional Biologists for the Great Lakes Initiative, the primary duties and responsibilities include initiation, coordination, and delivery of public and private wetland conservation projects and other conservation activities.  Project initiation includes developing relationships with public agencies, private landowners, and other conservation groups to establish and maintain successful partnerships with DU to protect, restore and enhance wetlands and associated habitats.  Project delivery includes coordinating with agency partners, landowners, non-government organizations, DU engineering staff, contractors and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget completion of projects.   Management of program budget, negotiation of project agreements, field monitoring and data entry through DU ‘s business information systems is also required.

The Biologist will be responsible for writing funding proposals to various public agencies, foundations, corporations, and others to support conservation activities, and will also be responsible for the administration of grant awards.  In addition, the incumbent will promote DU’s mission and accomplishments to DU members, volunteers, major donors, partners, elected leaders and media contacts.  The incumbent also will assist with volunteer events, major donor fundraising, public policy efforts, professional conference presentations, and the development of outreach, education, and communication pieces.  Establishing and maintaining long-term successful relationships with conservation partners and funding entities is essential.  This position requires frequent work out-of-doors, possibly in inclement weather, and may require physical exertion or lifting as needed.   The position is predominantly office-based with frequent travel, including overnight and out of state, required. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of wetland and waterfowl ecology, natural resource conservation (including land protection), and the management of wetland and native grassland habitats.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation programs and policies (especially North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and Farm Bill) used to protect and restore wetlands and grasslands.
  • Demonstrated skills in written communication, public speaking and establishing good working relationships with landowners, partners and other professional colleagues.
  • Proven ability to secure grant funding, prepare funding reports, and manage detailed budgets.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree (M.S. preferred) in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or related natural resources field with at least two years of professional work experience.

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=410050&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, and resume with references by Monday, August 23, 2021.  For further information regarding this position please contact Russ Terry, Regional Biologist, at 734-623-2000 or rterry@ducks.org.  To request application materials, please contact:  Brittani Donovan, Office Manager, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office, 7322 Newman Blvd., Bldg. 1, Dexter, MI 48130, Email: bdonovan@ducks.org 


 

Sr. Accountant
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking a Sr. Accountant to join the accounting team in executing the accounting functions of the organization. Reporting to the Controller, the Sr. Accountant will have a leading role in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process.  This position is located at DU’s National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • General ledger preparation including making journal entries and performing Balance Sheet and Income Statement reconciliations and account analyses
  • Prepare and finalize month end close
  • Manage Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Leases, and Inventory
  • Analyze general ledger accounts and research, as needed 
  • Prepare and/or review workpapers and schedules to ensure audit readiness
  • Assist in preparing month end financial reporting for Sr. Leadership
  • Collaborate with other departments leaders to manage financial budgets
  • Partner with DU’s information technology department on the integration of financial and compliance systems. 
  • Assist with annual audits and tax return filings
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP
  • Responsible for 1099 reporting
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.

Requirements: 

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred
  • 5+ years of general accounting experience
  • Accounting experience in non-profit/grant accounting a plus
  • Proficiency in Monthly Financial Close 
  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions
  • Detail oriented, precise, accurate and organized
  • Strong interest in continuously improving the automation of the accounting and reporting processes
  • Commitment and ability to meet critical business deadlines
  • Work with business partners to ensure compliance with accounting policies, procedures and controls and provide support on special requests
  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Proven teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel and database/data warehousing.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required. 
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred. 
  • Five years or more of related experience required. 
  • Experience working in a nonprofit preferred. 
  • Experience in a Microsoft Dynamics accounting system environment beneficial. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=409913&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with professional references.  For further information regarding this position, please contact: Brondelyn Mcgee, Controller, at bmcgee@ducks.org. To request application materials please contact hr@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer 
San Joaquin Valley

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position location is negotiable with a desire being the Regional Engineer based in the San Joaquin Valley area. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in the San Joaquin Valley and Tulare Basin. 

Qualifications
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all terrain vehicle operation will be required.  

Responsibilities
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout California.

Specific duties include: 

  1. Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  2. Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
  3. Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
  4. Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  5. Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  6. Act as contracting officer and ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets. 

To apply, please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367035&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Tel: (916) 851-5331


Regional Engineer
Northeast California

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. The position location is Susanville, CA and negotiable in Northeast California. The successful applicant will join a highly motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in Northeast California, the Klamath Basin, and Western Nevada.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, erosion control, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all-terrain vehicle operation will be required.

Responsibilities:
Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout Northern California and Nevada.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  • Develop topographic surveys and collect field data for design.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications and cost estimates.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.

To apply:  Please fill out the application materials on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=367940&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter and resume and contact information (email & phone number) for 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Email: mcamacho@ducks.org. The position will be open until filled. 


 

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


 

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