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.

Regional Director 
Alabama

Regional Director
South Texas

Payroll Manager
Memphis, TN

Manager of Conservation Programs
CA, NV, HI, AZ

Science Integration Specialist - Northern Great Plains Joint Venture
Western South Dakota

DU NAWCA Private Lands Technician
Devils Lake, North Dakota

Regional Director
Southern Illinois

Regional Director
New Jersey, New York

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

Engineer
O'Fallon, IL

Regional Engineer
Arkansas or Mississippi 

Regional Engineer
Lafayette, LA

Systems Support Specialist
Memphis, TN

Sr. Accountant
Memphis, TN

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley

Regional Engineer
NorthEast California


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
North Alabama 

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for North Alabama. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed.   

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers 
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events 
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Alabama fundraising team and volunteers 

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region.  

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=414824&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by close of business Friday, October 22, 2021. For further information regarding this position please contact:
Jeff Lawrence
Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations - Region 4
#9 River Dr Estates S
Pangburn AR 72121
jlawrence@ducks.org


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
South Texas 

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for South Texas. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed.   

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers 
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events 
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Texas fundraising team and volunteers 

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region.  

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. 

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=414703&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by close of business Friday, October 29, 2021.  To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For further information regarding this position please contact:
Mike Wilson
Director of Event Fundraising and Volunteer Relations - Region 8
6520 Mustang Valley Dr.
Cibolo TX 78108
mwilson@ducks.org


Payroll Manager
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN 

Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters has an opening for a full-time Payroll Manager. This position is responsible for all payroll functions including the preparation and processing of a semi-monthly, multi-state payroll with accountability to the Human Resources department.  This position reports to Cici Ebersole, Chief Talent Officer. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Updating and maintaining files in the ADP Payroll and HR computer system for all employees
  • The computing, withholding and deductions associated with net pay
  • Reviewing timecards and time off requests for accuracy
  • Entering non-exempt time and employee reimbursements each payroll
  • Organizing and reviewing of forms associated with federal, state, and local authorities, such as W-2’s
  • Preparing reports as needed for accounting and human resources
  • Assist in processing worker’s compensation insurance filings
  • Preparing Journal Entries for accounting as needed
  • Preparing 5500’s for the Ducks Unlimited 401k and Health & Welfare Plans
  • Preparing PBGC filing for the Ducks Unlimited Pension Plan
  • Reconcile payroll related accounts
  • Payroll/State Unemployment Insurance filings
  • Sponsorship processing in Duckbaud
  • Processing HSA 
  • Run new employee employment verifications
  • Filing CA prevailing wage  

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in Payroll and Accounting
  • Knowledge of ADP payroll systems preferred
  • Familiarity with HR practices is a plus
  • Degree or equivalent experience desired 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite  

Requirements:

  • Extremely detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Candidate should be able to work independently and contribute to a team-oriented and supportive working environment
  • Should have the ability to analyze problems and communicate them effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of integrity, strong sense of confidentiality, and customer service mentality 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. 

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=414692&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with references. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For more information regarding this position, contact Cici Ebersole at cebersole@ducks.org.  


Manager of Conservation Programs
Western Region - California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Arizona 

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for up to two Manager of Conservation Programs positions for its California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Arizona conservation program.  The position/s will be stationed in DU’s Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, California.  Each Manager will oversee two or more of the five geographically based Conservation Area Teams that develop and deliver DU’s conservation work in key landscapes within this four-state area.  DU is seeking highly motivated and experienced professionals to become part of a team of biologists, engineers, fund-raisers, and other professionals, and to help lead, develop, grow, and implement DU’s conservation efforts in California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Arizona.   

Qualifications
DU is seeking well-organized individuals with proven abilities in leadership, partnership development and stewardship, strategic and business planning, budget and personnel administration, and programmatic fundraising.  Program and staff supervisory experience is desirable. A minimum of 5 years of related experience is required, and an advanced degree in ecology, biology, or environmental sciences is preferred.  A waterfowl biology and wetland ecology background are highly desirable.  Relevant experience in wetland restoration, working landscape conservation, and wildlife habitat management is required.  Applicants must have knowledge of state and federal land conservation programs, grant opportunities, and relevant policies and regulations.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as inter-personal skills, are required.  Proven grant writing and administration skills are required, as is a track record in successful partnership building.  Experience working with volunteers, board members, and donors is beneficial.   

Duties and Responsibilities
The position/s will report to the Director of Conservation Programs (DCP).  Specific duties include:

  • Directly supervise biologists in area of responsibility.   Provide leadership, strategic vision, and management oversight. 
  • Conduct day-to-day coordination with Conservation Area Teams and inform the DCP of activities, issues, and opportunities in area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate with other Manager of Conservation Programs to provide comprehensive management of the overall program and to collectively communicate program status to the DCP. 
  • Work closely with Conservation Area Teams to identify staffing needs so the DCP and the Manager of Engineering Services can adequately forecast and apply resources as needed.
  • Coordinate with Conservation Area Teams to ensure that quarterly revenue projections are submitted on time and are accurate.   Resolve any issues to ensure that reliable revenue information is conveyed to the DCP. 
  • Coordinate with biologists and other Manager of Conservation Programs to ensure that budgeted acreage and revenue projections are met for the fiscal year.  
  • Coordinate end of fiscal year habitat delivery reporting for area of responsibility with GIS staff.
  • Provide quality assurance and quality control for proposal submittals and grant administration for key funding programs (e.g., North American Wetlands Conservation Act).
  • Provide guidance and support to biologists to assist them with building, growing, and implementing  effective and sustainable conservation programs.
  • Work cooperatively with DU’s communications team to regularly produce outreach and marketing materials for area of responsibility.
  • Develop and steward high level relationships with public agencies, private landowners, non-profit organizations, and other partner groups.
  • Secure funding and deliver direct, on-the-ground conservation projects as needed within the region, including wetland restoration/enhancement and land management practices. 
  • Work closely with fundraising staff to cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors, as needed, to support DU’s conservation program.  
  • Attend professional meetings within the region and in other locations in the U.S. to represent DU and deliver presentations or support as needed.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned that are deemed necessary to fulfill DU’s mission of wetland conservation. 

Candidate must be willing and able to travel frequently, including overnight travel. The position/s will require occasional outside work, possibly in inclement weather, and may require physical exertion or lifting as needed. The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.  The position(s) will remain open until filled.  Interviews to begin in late November through December 2021. 

To apply, please fill out the application material on this link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7deee1c0-b159-4fdc-8bdb-3f1d87c47510&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=414589&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime email and phone numbers for 3 professional references. To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For further information regarding this position, please contact:
Maria Camacho, Executive Assistant
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Western Regional Office
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Email: mcamacho@ducks.org 


Science Integration Specialist – Northern Great Plains Joint Venture
Western South Dakota 

The Great Plains Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking a motivated, collaborative individual to work with the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV) in South Dakota in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in South Dakota. The NGPJV is a public-private collaborative supported by DU that works to conserve sustainable lands for birds, other wildlife, and people. We support working lands agriculture and voluntary, non-regulatory solutions to conservation challenges. The NGPJV Science Integration Specialist will help to develop and convey technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences through various outreach approaches to support effective bird habitat conservation and thriving rural communities across South Dakota. This position will track and compile technical information developed by the Joint Venture and its partners and will use various means to share information with NRCS and other conservationists in South Dakota. It is vital that applicants have a passion for engaging people in the science of bird conservation. The Specialist will also work with local NRCS staff, partners, and landowners to identify and co-produce new social or ecological science that will help inform local conservation decisions. This position will also collaborate with NGPJV and South Dakota NRCS staff to host events, field tours, and workshops.  Regular and consistent communication with South Dakota NRCS staff will be required. This is a full-time professional position. Some overnight travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities: The NGPJV Science Integration Specialist will focus primarily on tasks related to translating science for and co-producing science with field practitioners in South Dakota. Specific duties include:

  • Increase access by NRCS staff, biologists, and producer groups to conservation science tools, data, and research to inform conservation decisions that will reduce conversion and increase restoration and resilience of grasslands, and benefit grassland birds.  
  • Identify and reduce barriers to engagement in conservation programs, especially those that benefit intact grasslands and grassland birds.
  • Co-produce social and/or ecological science with NRCS field managers, conservation district staff, local biologists, producer groups, tribal members, and rural community members to address information needs most relevant at the local scale.   
  • Bridge the gap in science and evaluations with outcomes and measures needed to inform NRCS and partners’ programs and practices.
  • Increase awareness of NGPJV science activities and accomplishments.
  • Evaluate science integration tasks and products and recommend improvements.
  • Host local workshops in cooperation with NRCS to discuss barriers and solutions to engaging in conservation practices.  

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in social or ecological science fields or commensurate research experience
  • Experience applying human dimensions science and metrics (strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with agricultural producers or producer groups (preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Experience with transferring science information to technical and non-technical individuals.  
  • A good attitude and be self-motivated, organized, and able to collaborate with partners.
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable of or willing to learn relevant natural resource conservation in the NGPJV landscape and be supportive of our mission. 
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of others to ensure a seamless and positive workplace experience. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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=414536&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume, and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references, by November 5, 2021.  To request application materials contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For more information regarding this position, contact:  Steve Riley, Assistant Coordinator, Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, sriley@ducks.org, #402-433-5078.


DU (NAWCA) Private Lands Technician
Devils Lake Wetland Management District; Devils Lake, North Dakota 

Duties:  Assist USFWS and Ducks Unlimited in identifying and successfully acquiring perpetual conservation easements on valuable wetland and grassland habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds.  Assist other U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Private Lands biologists in conserving wildlife habitat throughout the Devils Lake Wetland Management District.  Officially, this position is a Ducks Unlimited employee, but daily operations are supervised by the USFWS.  Coordination with USFWS Private Land staff is essential to ensure proper permits, documentation, and technical guidance is followed on private lands projects. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the goals of the North Dakota Drift Prairie Project are met through habitat management, restoration, development, and preservation projects.        
  • Projects include acquisition of grassland and wetland easements, wetland restorations, wetland creations, grass seedings, grazing systems, etc... 
  • The vast majority of these projects occur on private lands.  It is essential the candidate for this position has the skills and abilities to work with private landowners to conserve valuable migratory bird habitat. 
  • Coordination with local, state, & federal government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, farmers, ranchers, and private landowners to complete projects.  

Education and experience needed: 

  • Wetland/grassland ecology of the North Dakota Prairie Pothole Region, habitat management techniques and knowledge of migratory and local wildlife.   
  • Knowledge of the Farm Bill, North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA), and general farming/ranching practices.
  • Knowledge of conservation programs of other agencies and nongovernmental organizations also is beneficial. 

Skills needed:

  • Must be self-motivated and have persuasive communication abilities to effectively initiate contacts with local landowners via phone, mail, and/or in-person visits.  
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to follow up on contacts.
  • Must have ability to focus on long term goals and manage projects that can take over a year to complete.
  • Must have ability to work independently with limited oversight, and also work well as part of the overall team. 
  • Must have excellent technology and computer skills to prepare maps, data bases, and operate GPS/GIS hardware and software. 

This position offers much personal satisfaction to those who value the importance of protecting migratory bird habitat in the Drift Prairie portion of North Dakota.  The Devils Lake Wetland Management District is located in a top waterfowl producing area in North America. The Devils Lake region contains excellent wetland resources and offers outstanding hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities.  The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

To apply, complete 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=414525&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach resume, letter of interest, and list of three professional references (with email and daytime phone numbers).  To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For further information regarding this position, please contact Jonas Davis, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., jdavis@ducks.org, (701) 355-3593.  Application deadline is November 5, 2021.


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
Southern Illinois 

Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for Southern Illinois. The chosen candidate will start as soon as mutually agreed.   

Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers 
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events 
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Illinois fundraising team and volunteers 

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region.  

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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=414023&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by close of business Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Bret Plasters
Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations - Region 3
1025 Crystal Wood Dr.
Davison, MI 48423
bplasters@ducks.org


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
New Jersey & New York City Metro Area

Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for New Jersey and the New York City Metro Area. The chosen candidate will start on January 1, 2022.   

Regional Directors duties and responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of event fundraising within the region including: 

  • Recruitment and training of volunteers 
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of Ducks Unlimited fundraising events 
  • Fostering growth within the region with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with the New Jersey and New York fundraising teams and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS:  At minimum a BA or BS from an accredited institution is required. Volunteer experience with non-profit organizations will benefit candidates and volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited is desired. Applicants must be self-motivated and eager to accept challenging goals. This position requires an aptitude for building and managing relationships with a diverse group of volunteers with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet. The successful candidate will be required to develop computer skills specific to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.’s standardized information systems. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend well outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel throughout the region. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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=414021&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and references by close of business Monday, November 1, 2021.  For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact:
Dan DeLawyer
Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations—Region 6
312 Schuyler Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
ddelawyer@ducks.org


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.  The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.  The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.  The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. 

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.   

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 


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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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          


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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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


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 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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


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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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. 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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.


 

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