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.

Corporate Marketing & Communications Specialist/Coordinator
Memphis, TN 

Regional Biologist
Dexter, Michigan

Biological Team Leader - Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Lafayette, Louisiana

Project Coordinator
Rancho Cordova, California

Regional Engineer
Iowa & Minnesota

Regional Biologist
Rancho Cordova, California

Administrative Assistant
Dexter, Michigan

Agronomy Summer Interns (2)
South Dakota

Visitor Services Representative
Memphis, TN 

Digital Fundraising Specialist
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area
California


 

Corporate Marketing and Communications Specialist / Coordinator
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

The primary purpose for this position is to support communications and marketing strategies, tactics and activities involved in acquiring and maintaining corporate support for DU’s conservation mission through corporate philanthropy and sustainability programs. This position facilitates communications with, and creates tools for, the DU communications, development and corporate relations teams at Ducks Unlimited.

Corporate outreach efforts will include targeted proposal packages and presentations, outreach and mission awareness campaigns, corporate marketing support and ongoing corporate communications through print, video and digital channels (web, social, and email.)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and coordinate partner-focused content by creating and following a planning calendar, while actively pursuing engaging and inspiring content ideas and themes appealing to a corporate audience as opportunities arise.
  • Plan and write content, including proposals, presentations, press releases, social media posts and content for Ducks Unlimited Magazine, the DU website, newsletters, social media and other communications channels.
  • Help apply and maintain consistency with corporate outreach standards.
  • Collaborate with internal team members to ensure relevancy.
  • Promote content strategy internally and in the broader community of design and content professionals.
  • Partners with other departments in the organization to deliver new ideas and strategy for corporate-focused content delivery.
  • Works closely with the Director of Communications and others to develop brand positioning and messaging for a corporate audience and ensures that it is carried out through all editorial content; including articles, announcements and interviews as well as advertising, direct marketing, and social media.
  • Inspires corporate executives and decision makers with on-point stories, videos, and images.
  • Develops understanding of DU services and mission deliverables, target audience, and competitor activities.
  • Protects, edits, and proofreads the language of the brand while also elevating it.
  • Collaborates closely with corporate relations, communications and marketing staff to leverage analytics insights and incorporate analytics feedback into decision-making about content.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a platform to monitor and manage all of DU’s corporate partner communications assets.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing communications or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of journalism/communications/marketing experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), Cision or similar media engagement platforms.

Other Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing and design tools
  • Demonstrated project management, presentation, organizational and follow-up skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in public relations and/or developing marketing programs
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply various technical and scientific information

Preferred Qualifications and Experience working with:

  • Marketing agencies and corporate communications teams
  • Business/Industry and mainstream media
  • Non-Profit fundraising and development teams

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&jobId=204993&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact James Powell at jpowell@ducks.org, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN. 38120. 


Regional Biologist – Michigan


Ducks Unlimited is seeking an experienced wildlife biologist to oversee habitat conservation programs in Michigan. 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 wetland and other associated habitats in Michigan. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties and responsibilities include initiation, coordination, and delivery of public and private wetland conservation projects and other conservation activities in Michigan. Project initiation includes developing relationships with public agencies, private landowners, and other conservation groups to establish and maintain successful partnerships with DU to 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 Michigan program budget, negotiation of project agreements, field monitoring and data entry through DU ‘s business information systems is also required.

The Regional Biologist will be responsible for writing funding proposals to various public agencies, foundations, corporations and others to support conservation activities in Michigan, 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, 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. Overnight travel required. 

Minimum Qualifications 
- Knowledge of wetland and waterfowl ecology, natural resource conservation, and the management of wetland and native grassland habitats.
- Knowledge of local, state and federal conservation programs and policies (especially NAWCA, GLRI 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.

The position will be stationed at the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Dexter, MI. Specific questions regarding the position may be directed to Jason Hill, Manager of Conservation Programs, at (734) 623-2000 or jhill@ducks.org.

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&jobId=204552&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references by March 4, 2019. To request application materials, please contact, Jocelyn Bautista, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130. Email: jbautista@ducks.org. Office: (734) 623-2000. 


Biological Team Leader 
Gulf Coast Joint Venture

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV) Management Board, is seeking a biologist to serve as Biological Team Leader (BTL) for the GCJV. We seek a highly-motivated individual capable of working within a diverse partnership to address priority waterfowl habitat conservation in the western Gulf of Mexico. Principal duties of the BTL are to coordinate conservation planning, evaluation, and research to strengthen the biological foundations of waterfowl conservation in the GCJV region, and to work collaboratively with fellow staff and partners to communicate and implement priority bird habitat conservation through the GCJV partnership.

Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities of the BTL are to serve as staff specialist on technical waterfowl habitat and population issues at continental, regional, and local scales; chair the GCJV Waterfowl Working Group to ensure GCJV priorities reflect contemporary waterfowl science; lead efforts to periodically refine GCJV waterfowl population and habitat objectives; and provide advice to partners on best management practices for priority waterfowl habitats. Additionally, the BTL will help coordinate the GCJV Mottled Duck Working Group and work with partners to identify and implement priority science and conservation needs for this endemic species of the Gulf Coast region. The BTL will work within highly interactive environments to achieve other duties, including remotely-sensed habitat monitoring efforts, developing innovative methods to measure landscape change, and representing the GCJV on regional and continental committees related to implementation of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The BTL will partner with University, Federal, State, or non-profit scientists to address priority waterfowl research as identified by the GCJV partnership. While the BTL is expected to maintain primary expertise related to waterfowl conservation, the position regularly works across bird guilds and habitat types, notably within the GCJV office where problem-solving is a fully interactive effort involving the entire team. 
The GCJV Biological Team Leader position is administered through DU’s National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. Financial and in-kind support for the position are provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; ConocoPhillips; U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center; and Ducks Unlimited.

Qualifications
A PhD (preferred) or M.S. in wildlife or wetland ecology or related field of study plus 3–5 years of experience in resource conservation is required. The successful applicant will possess knowledge and work experience with waterfowl population management and/or habitat conservation, preferably in the Gulf Coast region, as well as knowledge of conservation issues and planning for other bird groups of the Gulf Coast. Analytical skills and experience with GIS or remote sensing are desired. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, as well as a collaborative attitude, are essential. Experience with grant proposals and fundraising for conservation programs or research projects is a plus.

The successful candidate will serve as a staff member of the GCJV office, located in the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The BTL will receive day-to-day guidance from the GCJV Coordinator and will report to DU’s Waterfowl Scientist at National Headquarters. Salary commensurate with experience. Attractive benefits package provided by Ducks Unlimited. 

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&jobId=204331&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001  and attach a cover letter, resume and references by March 15, 2019. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Michael Brasher at mbrasher@ducks.org


PROJECT COORDINATOR
Grants Management / Accounting
Western Regional Office


Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level Project Coordinator familiar with Grants Management based in our Western Regional Office located in Rancho Cordova, California. 

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Work with teams of biologists and engineers to deliver wetlands projects 
• Review of government contracts and grants, specifically for accounting, financial reporting requirements, and compliance provisions
• Track funding source budgets/balances, invoice funding sources on a cost reimbursement basis, keep the teams informed of project cost and income status
• Perform business analyses
• Assist engineers with bidding out projects, writing contracts to subcontractors, tracking subcontracts, change orders, and insurance/bonding requirements, completing lien releases
• Process payables from vendors and contractors, as well as staff expense reports, tracking these costs against the project budgets
• Document scanning and control, maintaining project documentation in a standardized and organized manner
• Procurement and project close out
• Perform various administrative tasks as needed, and serve as back-up to the Executive Assistant

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field preferred
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and accounting systems
• Basic knowledge of project management concepts
• Basic knowledge of construction documentation and public works requirements
• Well-organized and detail oriented
• Self-motivated, lots of initiative, eager to learn, able to work with minimal supervision, but willing to ask questions and seek direction if needed
• Able to maintain professional demeanor while working within tight deadlines, with a variety of people and personalities.

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&jobId=198293&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references by February 24, 2019. For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact: Beate Sterrenberg, Director of Conservation Services, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; Phone: 916-852-2000 or email bsterrenberg@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer 
Iowa / 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 central or southern 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 Iowa and Minnesota.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in Civil Engineering or an equivalent degree from an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program, be a registered civil engineer and a minimum of 8 years of experience in civil engineering design. Applicant will need to obtain registration reciprocity 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. Supervision of engineering staff and oversight on various programs are required as well as assisting with budget development, providing training and engineering guidance and ensuring quality control of engineering services and standards. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and occasional 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 occasional travel.

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 and ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.
• Assist with occasional 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&jobId=203632&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references by March 1, 2019. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact, Jocelyn Bautista, 7322 Newman Boulevard, Bldg. #1, Dexter, MI 48130. Email: jbautista@ducks.org. Office: #734-623-2000. 


Regional Biologist – Western Region
Rancho Cordova, California

The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist to help deliver DU’s on-the-ground conservation programs in California and Nevada.  The position will be stationed in DU’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California, and be part of a team of biologists, engineers, and support staff responsible for implementing DU’s mission by conserving, restoring, and managing wetlands and associated habitats. 

Qualifications
Candidates must have at a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field. An advanced degree is desirable. Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience. Applicants must have a working knowledge of wetland ecology; waterfowl, shorebird, and waterbird biology, as well as state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws. Demonstrated experience with various state and federal regulatory requirements (e.g., California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act) as they relate to wetland restoration and enhancement is beneficial. Excellent written and oral communication, organizational skills, and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration/enhancement experience are desired. Familiarity with the program area’s biological resources, environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities
This position will be part of a team of biologists and engineers working on several major water conveyance infrastructure and wetland conservation projects to improve water delivery and habitat quality for key wetland complexes. The incumbent will work with a project team on all tasks related to biological resources including ensuring environmental compliance, implementing mitigation, managing sub-consultants, coordinating with stakeholders, conducting outreach, site monitoring, and integrating engineering and environmental elements of the projects. The primary focus of this position will be California’s Sacramento Valley.  Future work may occur in other high priority areas of California and Nevada.  

Other duties will include: 
Project Initiation - identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private stakeholders that may partner with DU, and writing and submitting funding proposals to various sources to secure funding for wetland conservation project work. 

Project Management/Delivery - coordinating with landowners and other stakeholders, DU engineering staff, consultants, and permitting agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects; negotiation of project agreements; report writing; budget management; biological technical assistance; entering project tracking data in DU’s business information system; and completing preliminary property inspections, baseline documentation, and annual monitoring of easement lands.  

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&jobId=203351&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references.  For more 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


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – DEVELOPMENT (Part-Time)
Great Lakes/Atlantic Region – Ann Arbor, MI

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a part-time administrative assistant to support the operational activities of the development department with a focus on data integrity.
  
Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the Great Lakes/Atlantic development staff.  Duties may include maintaining calendars, scheduling appointments, arranging travel, drafting and preparing correspondence, answering and directing incoming calls as well as coordinating bill payments, expense reports and credit card statements.
  • Assist with prospect management by entering call reports and prospect moves in database and by coordinating submission of pledge forms and presentation of donor plaques with NHQ
  • Generate reports for program data analysis, state campaign efforts and development events.
  • Support development events/dedications to include creating invitation lists, tracking RSVPs, and general event planning.
  • Provide Major Sponsor/Feather Society customer service.
  • Maintain Major Sponsor and Feather Society records.
  • Assist with meeting and travel arrangements.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of two years 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, have exceptional organizational skills, and able 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 and staff.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Ducks Unlimited.

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Managing Director of Development and is based at the Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office in Ann Arbor, MI.  

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&jobId=200071&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references. 

For additional information about this position or to request application materials please contact Todd Bishop, Managing Director of Development, at tbishop@ducks.org


Agronomy Summer Interns (2) – South Dakota 


The Great Plains Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for two agronomy summer interns for South Dakota. The incumbents will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for South Dakota and become part of a team of agronomists, biologists, engineers, and other professionals. The incumbents will focus primarily in the Prairie Pothole Region of eastern South Dakota and be involved in a variety of tasks related to DU’s new soil health initiative. The position location will be Brookings, South Dakota. 

Qualifications:
Candidates must have at a minimum, one year of advanced education in the field of agronomy or a closely related field. Experience and education related to cover crops, no-till practices, and other soil health practices is desirable. Experience working on a farm is desirable. Experience with research projects and a working knowledge of wetland ecology and waterfowl biology is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Ability to work independently is necessary. Ability to work with producers, research, and land management professionals is desired. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources and agricultural operations is beneficial. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and demonstrate ability to work independently with little direct supervision. Ducks Unlimited requires drug testing for new employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Incumbents’ duties and responsibilities will include: conducting various soil health tests and collecting soil and tissue samples for testing on properties enrolled in one of DU’s soil health programs, assisting with cover crop and soil health outreach efforts to landowners, planting and monitoring cover crop test plots and other cover crops fields, assisting with waterfowl nest searching efforts, coordinating with DU biological staff on research and monitoring efforts focused at documenting benefits to soil health and nesting waterfowl resulting from the implementation of soil health practices. Monitoring activities may include a variety of soil health tests, including conducting infiltration tests and collecting soil and tissue samples for later laboratory analysis by others. Incumbents may also be asked to represent DU at various venues, including venues designed to promote soil health practices to producers. Incumbents may also be asked to help develop written materials, including grant proposals, seeking funds for a variety of soil health related activities. Ability to work outside in unfavorable weather conditions is a requirement. 

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&jobId=199879&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a letter of interest, current resume, and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for three references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and position will remain open until filled. For further information regarding the position, or to request application materials, please contact:

Steve Donovan
Manager of Conservation Programs—SD
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 247
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605.633.0270
Email: sdonovan@ducks.org


Visitor Services Representative 
Memphis, TN


The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center (WHC) is seeking a part-time candidate for the position of Visitor Service Representative. This position is in the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and is part of a team that works together to provide the best possible experience to museum visitors. Applicants should be reliable, flexible, and personable; possess strong communication skills; can think on their feet; exhibit a professional manner and attire at all times; and positively portray the mission of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

Primary Duties:

• Provide an exceptional experience to all who visit the WHC
• Greet all groups visiting WHC
• Assist in opening and closing the museum
• Represent DU and the museum positively 
• Ensure the galleries are clean and presentable 
• Provide guided tours of the WHC
• Assist with educational programs and events

Desired Qualities:

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a willingness to learn
• Must be able to work well in an unpredictable environment
• Experience working with visitors of all ages desired
• Ability to speak in front of large groups of people
• An interest in and knowledge of waterfowl, waterfowl hunting and conservation a plus

*Candidates must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

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&jobId=197873&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001, and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position, or to request application materials please contact: Katie Burke ~ Manager, Waterfowling Heritage Center, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN. 38120, Phone: 901-758-3765, kburke@ducks.org. 


 

Digital Fundraising Specialist
DU National Headquarters – Memphis, TN

Overview:
The Digital Fundraising Specialist is responsible for growing the DU online audience and revenue through the development and implementation of digital fundraising strategies. In particular, this person will focus on creating, executing and analyzing campaigns on DU’s various digital platforms to drive fundraising revenue and membership. 

Reporting to the Director of Digital Media & Marketing, this position will work closely with Digital Media and Direct Response teams to effectively manage hundreds of digital campaigns each year.

Background:
Since Ducks Unlimited began online fundraising in 2007, the Digital Media & Marketing team has worked closely with the Direct Response team to execute digital campaigns. During this time, more than $24 million has been raised through website and email solicitations. However, as DU’s social media footprint has expanded in recent years, fundraising efforts on Facebook alone have generated nearly $2 million and more than 50,000 members. 

Looking ahead, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other channels will continue to offer unique opportunities that will impact bottom line financials. As these efforts increase, the Digital Fundraising Specialist will be responsible for developing, executing and measuring social media and other online campaigns, with specific emphasis on Direct Response digital fundraising.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generate unique ideas for fundraising campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. with a keen understanding of the differences between each platform and how people engage with each
  • Set up dedicated landing pages for membership and fundraising offers using CMS 
  • Create and measure membership and fundraising campaigns using Facebook Ads
  • Working closely with the Direct Response team, develop and manage targeted email fundraising campaigns
  • Enhance the donor/member customer experience through the development of specific acknowledgement and on-boarding strategies
  • Develop new custom and lookalike audiences
  • Create retargeting campaigns based on user behavior and activities on the DU website, mobile app, email, etc.
  • Provide in-depth reports and analysis to direct response staff
  • Manage overall digital marketing calendar 
  • Execute conversion testing using split and multivariate models within Facebook ads
  • Access digital assets (photos, video, etc.) for social media and email campaigns
  • Provide support for annual year-end fundraising campaign
  • Analyze Google Analytics and other software to measure results and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Collaborate with vendors to manage Google/Bing PPC campaigns
  • Provide recommendations for new campaigns based on other digital marketing programs
  • Collaborate with Digital Media Editorial staff to schedule campaigns in a busy editorial calendar
  • Create new ideas for digital campaigns based on the latest trends in social media
  • Work closely with Digital Media Specialist to optimize and analyze direct response email campaigns
  • Assist in other digital communication and marketing projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Marketing, MIS, Communications or related major
  • Outstanding communication abilities: Written, oral and presentation skills
  • Proficient in the use of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.
  • 1 or more years of experience using Facebook Ad Manager
  • 1 or more years of experience creating, deploying and measuring email marketing campaigns
  • 1-2 years of experience using website content management tools (proprietary or commercial software)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of the role mobile apps and devices play  
  • Proficient with Photoshop or similar graphic editing software
  • Working knowledge and general understanding of HTML, CSS
  • Experience using Google Analytics to measure website 
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector considered a plus
  • Familiarity with conservation and waterfowl hunting considered a plus
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud CRM considered a plus

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&jobId=189571&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001, and attach a cover letter, resume and references. For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Anthony Jones at ajones@ducks.org.


Regional Engineer - San Francisco Bay Area
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 successful applicants will join a highly-motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland restoration and water delivery infrastructure projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position will be based out of an office in Vallejo, CA.

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, ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets. 

To apply please complete the materials by going to the link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&jobId=185592&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 and attach a cover letter, resume and references.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org


 

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.


 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information