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.

Biologist - Great Lakes Initiative
Dexter, MI

Executive Assistant to CEO/COO
Memphis, TN

Sr. Accountant
Memphis, TN

Biologist
Minnesota

Graphic Designer
Memphis, TN

Regional Biologist
South Louisiana

Editorial Content & Strategy Director
Memphis, TN

Regional Director
Southern Colorado

Communications Specialist
Bismarck, North Dakota

Regional Engineer
San Joaquin Valley

Regional Engineer
NorthEast California

Paralegal
Memphis, TN


Biologist – Great Lakes Initiative
Dexter, MI

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:  

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

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


Executive Assistant to CEO/COO 
National Headquarters - Memphis, Tennessee

This position provides administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. It also serves as a key member of the Executive Assistant team at National Headquarters that works together to provide executive, administrative, and operational support to all members of the executive leadership team. This person is a primary point of contact for coordinating information requests, preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging meetings, conference calls and travel arrangements and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages meetings and event activities, including arranging venue logistics, participant travel as well as organizing meeting materials and presentations.
  • Works directly with the Human Resources and Legal departments to assist in implementing certain employee programs and activities.
  • Maintains calendars, schedules appointments, arranges travel, drafts, and prepares correspondence, answers, and directs incoming calls, coordinates bill payments, prepares expense reports and credit card statements as well as assists with day-to-day operations.  
  • Prepares reports, correspondences, presentations, and other communications, as needed.
  • Provides back-up coverage and support for other executive staff, as required.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 
Applicants must have at least five years of relevant experience as an Administrative/Executive Assistant, Project/Program Coordinator, or similar position in a medium-sized or large organization, and have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. A high school diploma is required, an Associates or Bachelors’ degree is an advantage. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, have excellent organizational skills, exceptional judgment, discretion, and confidentiality, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite are required. Must be willing to work occasionally after hours or on weekends.

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=409977&source=CC2&lang=en_US  and attached a resume, with professional references.  For further information regarding this position, please contact:   Cici Ebersole, Chief Talent Officer, at cebersole@ducks.org.   To request application materials please contact hr@ducks.org.


Sr. Accountant
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Requirements: 

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

Education and Experience:

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

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


Biologist (3-Year Term Position)
Wetland Restoration & Enhancement - Minnesota
Great Lakes Atlantic Region

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, has an exciting 3-Year Term Biologist Technician opportunity in western Minnesota based in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Fergus Falls Wetland Management District Office in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work with DU’s Minnesota Regional Biologist and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists to identify prairie pothole wetlands in need of restoration and enhancement on federal Waterfowl Production Areas in west-central Minnesota.
  • Use GIS, aerial photos, and other office resources to plan field investigations with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists to identify drained wetlands and previously restored wetlands in need of enhancement and improvement (such as tree removal and dike/structure repair).
  • Conduct field investigations (solo and with DU or USFWS biologists) to locate drained and degraded wetlands in need of restoration or enhancement improvement.
  • Use soil/sediment core sampler, tile probe, laser level, and other field tools to gather data to inform restoration/enhancement plans.
  • Work with DU and USFWS biologists and engineers to develop wetland restoration and enhancement plans, including sediment, tile, and tree removal, ditch plugs, and small berms.
  • Work with DU and USFWS biologists to develop contractor bid requests for wetland restoration/enhancement work.
  • Assist DU and USFWS biologists with management of wetland restoration contracts, including field oversight of contractor activities for quality control and to ensure adequate performance.
  • On larger projects, assist engineers and other DU staff with bidding projects, writing contracts, tracking subcontracts, change orders, insurance/bonding requirements, and lien releases.
  • Track activities and report findings and accomplishments to DU Regional Biologist and Conservation Program Director for internal DU tracking and public grant reporting.
  • Help DU biologists and engineers review, verify, and submit invoices for payment from vendors and contractors.
  • Use camera and video equipment to visually document field findings and before/after wetland restoration and enhancement project accomplishments, make GIS maps of completed project locations, and write brief informative project summaries to communicate accomplishments.
  • Communicate project plans, activities, and accomplishments with DU and USFWS staff, other conservation agency and local government unit colleagues, private landowners, and the media.

Key Qualities, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management or related natural resource field preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of earth moving and tree removal techniques and public works requirements
  • Ability to use GIS and other land use resources to remotely assess sites for wetland attributes.
  • Proficient with MS Office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Basic understanding of prairie wetland ecology, management, restoration, and enhancement.
  • Basic understanding of prairie farming and drainage history and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of wetland restoration and enhancement techniques.
  • Working knowledge of laser levels, soil core sampler, tile probe, and other basic field equipment.
  • Able to walk long distances in difficult prairie and wetland conditions.
  • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather, including hot, cold, and wet conditions.
  • Ability to work in remote field locations for extended periods of time and difficult situations alone.
  • Willingness to work long days in the field to accomplish objectives and minimize travel.
  • Willingness to travel up to 3 hours from Fergus Falls for field work on a frequent basis.
  • Willingness to travel overnight for up to 3 nights in a week if required to work remote field sites.
  • Willingness to use a personal vehicle for travel with reimbursement at federal gov’t. mileage rate.
  • Well-organized and detail oriented, and ability to take good field notes for later use in office.
  • Self-motivated, lots of initiative and conservation concern, eager to learn, able to work with minimal supervision, willing to ask questions and seek direction, and work as part of a team. 
  • Professional demeanor while working in both office and field situations, and ability to work with a variety of people and personalities. 

Salary/Reporting Relationship:
This is a 3-year Term position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include health insurance benefits.  This position will report to DU’s Regional Biologist in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  This is a Benefits eligible position.

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=409640&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter with resume and references by August 21, 2021. To request application materials, contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For more information regarding this position, please contact:  Jon Schneider, Director 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.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two to three years of experience in art direction/design creating top-quality innovative materials
  • Inspires, leads, or participates while driving the visualization process—from collaborative conceptualization through final production of marketing materials for Ducks Unlimited
  • Must be expert in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent knowledge of graphic development software and print specification requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and/or Interactive Media
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with exceptional visual design skills, strong layout, typography, and graphics standards
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of advertising and market trends
  • Establishes and maintains aggressive deadlines by directing and multi-tasking under pressure
  • Creates designs that translate across platforms and print/digital formats
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • A passion for the great outdoors and the realization that you are part of a great conservation organization that makes a difference in America’s wetlands. Hunting experience (especially waterfowl hunting) is a major plus 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete design project development 
  • Responsible for leading brainstorming sessions and collaborating with project managers to create highly successful communication deliverables for Ducks Unlimited
  • Capability to multi-task and balance multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • Responsible for managing project quality and meeting deadlines within budget
  • Responsible for the preparation of creative concepts for clients in tandem with the Senior Art Director
  • Work with outside vendors (photographers, printers, developers) to obtain best pricing and sustain quality
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of graphic development software and print specification requirements 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree or college diploma in creative design (i.e. Graphic Design – 3 to 4-year program) 

TRAVEL:

  • Some travel across North America for training and research on an occasional basis 

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=409110&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a resume with 3 professional references and include Electronic or PDF samples. For further information regarding this position please contact Tommy Hardin at thardin@ducks.org. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


Regional Biologist – South Louisiana

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Louisiana Conservation Team. We seek a highly motivated individual to become a team member with current staff of biologists and engineers based out of our Lafayette office. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for south Louisiana with work area covering all of coastal Louisiana.   The focus of this position will primarily be the enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to migrating waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.  This position will assist with implementing conservation projects on private and public lands in south Louisiana and work with an assortment of private, corporate, state and federal partners and landowners. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field—an advanced degree is desired.  Applicants must also have at least five years of relevant experience and be knowledgeable about wetland ecology and management.  A strong background in wetland ecology with an emphasis on waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds is desired.  Related experience in soil and water conservation as it pertains to rice agriculture would also be valuable.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.   Proven proposal/grant writing skills, project management capabilities, and wetland restoration and enhancement experience are necessary.  Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial.  Applicants should be knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies, and laws/regulations.  Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act, Restore Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, and Louisiana’s Coastal Zone Management Program.   

Duties and Responsibilities:  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter adept at finding, initiating, managing, and delivering wetland enhancement, restoration, acquisition, and protection projects with a focus on DU priority areas in south Louisiana. The employee will be responsible for project initiation and management.
Project initiation duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work.  This also includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations, and other funding sources to secure project funds.  Project management and delivery duties include coordinating with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU engineering staff, consultants, and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects.   The employee will be responsible for developing project agreements, drafting reports, managing project budgets, providing technical assistance and data entry.  He/she must also assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities.   He/she would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and development staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work/issues.  Finally, he/she would assist communication staff with developing articles to promote and describe DU projects.  This position is a combination of office and field work.   Types of duties vary depending on scheduling, seasonal priorities, and other factors. 

This position will be located in the Ducks Unlimited Louisiana Field Office in Lafayette, Louisiana located at 125 Southpark Road.  Lafayette is located in south-central Louisiana approximately 60 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. 

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=409107&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume with 3 professional references. For further information regarding this position please contact Michelle Dunbar at mdunbar@ducks.org or (337)-408-3288.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


Editorial Content and Strategy Director
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN. 

Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for developing and implementing strategy for editorial content and for ensuring clear communication of that strategy across Ducks Unlimited. In this role, you will oversee a team of writers, editors, and communication specialists that deliver and execute a highly engaging experience that drives engagement, retention, and communications KPIs.  Collaborate with the Creative Director and the Media and Marketing Director to plan, direct, and implement internal and external communications, public relations, and media affairs activities for the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. Working in tandem with DU’s Creative, Media and Marketing Directors to develop strategies to build and implement a new project-based department workflow.  This position will be office-based and located within our National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.

Specific duties include:

  • Manage a staff of around 10-12 communications professionals, including editors, media relations and communications specialists working at DU’s national headquarters in Memphis and at five regional offices.
  • Coordinate closely with both the Digital and Marketing Director, the Senior Art Director, and Senior Media Director on a wide range of DU projects and objectives, including integration of media platforms through content coordination and cross-promotion.
  • Employ a strategic approach to increasing the effectiveness and consistency of DU’s editorial content and advancing the DU brand among new and existing supporters and partners as well as the general public.
  • Able to proofread accurately and diligently for content and correctness in message. Applicant should be an exceptional content editor who pays as much attention to correct syntax as to content strategy.
  • Provide editorial, communications and public relations expertise and support for DU’s Public Policy Team and key issue-specific work groups. 
  • Direct and supervise editorial production and content of various printed and electronic newsletters and brochures, an annual report, and other major communications tools.
  • Direct all editorial media relations activities, including securing placement in national, regional, and local print and broadcast media, responding to requests for information and interviews, strategic planning, and monitoring and reporting on relevant media activity.
     Review fundraising communications both in-house and contract service for key messaging and to ensure brand consistency.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key national media, including those devoted to the outdoors and conservation as well as those with a broader focus.
  • Develop, update, and implement a national communications plan and a crisis response plan. Lead crisis communications and determine best practices on a case-by-case basis.
  • Conduct media training and crisis response training for DU executives and others who interact with the media.
  • Plan and administer the annual department budget.
  • Work with each DU business unit to determine their communications needs and goals and develop plans to help reach those goals. 
  • Plan, direct, and participate in any research necessary to understand public opinions about issues important to DU.
  • Work cross-platform with creative, media create and distribute national and regional Public Service Announcement campaigns in print and broadcast media to raise awareness about DU and conservation issues.
  • Coordinate all speechwriting with the creative team. Produce audio/visual elements for the DU executive team, key volunteers, national convention speakers, Board of Directors meetings, and other functions of DU public engagement.
  • Research, develop, and evaluate new communications tools and opportunities.
  • Report regularly to staff and volunteer leaders on the editorial content department’s activities.
  • Ensure that all communications materials and activities are of the highest professional standards and contain positive and consistent messages that promote DU’s mission and protect DU’s reputation. 
     

Key Skills and Knowledge:

  •  Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to explain complicated biological and conservation issues to a general audience. A thorough understanding of the different writing styles appropriate for websites, video scripts, reports, editorial, marketing, speeches, and other media.
  • Knowledge of the principles of media relations, including best practices for pitching stories, writing and distributing news releases, conducting media events, and measuring the value of different media relations activities to the organization.
  • Skill in delegating specific tasks and managing projects for a busy department.
  • Skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously to meet both short-term and long-term deadlines.
  • Skill in developing and administering budgets.
  • Skill in contract development and negotiation.
  • Skill in public speaking.
  • Knowledge of the principles of wildlife management and conservation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Proven track record of managing a team of creative professionals.
  • Minimum five years experience in the above areas of focus.

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=408752&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information (phone & email) for 3 professional references. To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.  For additional information regarding this position, contact Doug Barnes, Chief Brand Officer, at dbarnes@ducks.org.


Regional Director of Event Fundraising
Southern Colorado 

POSITION:  Ducks Unlimited Regional Director of Event Fundraising for Southern Colorado. 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 Colorado 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=408711&source=CC2&lang=en_US  and attach a letter of interest, current resume, and daytime contact information (email and phone numbers) for three references by the close of business, Wednesday, July 28, 2021.   To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org. For further information regarding this position, please contact:
Greg Dinkel
1516 9th Ave
Kearney NE 68845
gdinkel@ducks.org


Communications Specialist  

Bismarck, North Dakota 

 
Ducks Unlimited seeks an experienced and motivated communications professional to lead our Great Plains Region’s communications and public outreach efforts. The selected individual will lead internal and external communication efforts for the 7-state Great Plains Region (CO, KS, MT, ND, NE, SD, WY); create and implement a national media plan to achieve Great Plains Region objectives; establish media relationships and place stories in national and regional print and broadcast media; serve as the point of contact for information requests and interviews and coordinate communications projects with regional colleagues. 
Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s critically important, but threatened, wetlands habitat. This position is responsible for educating the media, DU volunteers, members, and key stakeholders on the impact of wetlands conservation, including benefits to wildlife and the importance of wetlands to water quality and other ecological services across North America.
Position reports to DU’s Director of Communications but will work in DU’s Great Plains Region in Bismarck, N.D. 
Required Qualifications:
• 4 or more years hands-on experience in communications. 
• Degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.
• Very strong writing and speaking skills. 
• Proficiency in AP Style writing/editing 
• Direct experience managing production and distribution of communications materials to the highest professional standard. 
• Ability to travel and work some nights and weekends.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong natural resources understanding and/or background. Understanding of and experience with waterfowl conservation and waterfowling a plus. 
• Understanding of and experience using social media platforms.
• Experience managing a website through a content management system.
• Ability to use a video camera and/or edit short videos.
• Proficiency in graphic design, photo editing (Adobe software) and media software (Cision).
 
Responsibilities:
• Preparation and distribution of press releases in a timely manner as needed.
• Preparation of 2-3 articles/issue for the Ducks Unlimited magazine as well as the production and distribution of additional op-eds, position papers and articles as needed.
• Manage and meet all scheduled deadlines in a timely manner.
• Scheduling, preparation, review and posting of regional social media content.
• Preparation, review and submission of material for the corporate annual report.
• Scheduling, preparation, review and update of website content.
• Maintain and cultivate contacts with local, regional and national media outlets and prepare and submit articles and ideas on a regular basis to keep DU’s conservation efforts in the public eye.
• Facilitate or coordinate media camps or other events.
• Preparation of major gift fundraising brochures and other marketing materials as requested by Great Plains Region staff.
• Develop, prepare and manage quarterly electronic newsletter.
• Prepare and coordinate submission of state annual conservation reports.
• Coordinate and arrange for staff to make occasional appearances on local or statewide radio/TV shows or podcasts.
• Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations, or serve as a spokesperson, related to conservation programs.
• Coordinate and assist with project dedications.
• Preferred knowledge of/experience with Cision platforms. 
 

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=408122&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter, resume with 3 professional references and two writing samples.  For further questions regarding this position, please contact Matt Coffey at mcoffey@ducks.org.  To request application materials please contact Human Resources at hr@ducks.org.


 

Regional Engineer 
San Joaquin Valley

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

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

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

Specific duties include: 

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

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


Regional Engineer
Northeast California

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

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

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

Specific duties include:

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

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


 

Paralegal
National Headquarters - Memphis, TN

We have an opening in the Legal Department at National Headquarters for a Paralegal designated as the Conservation & Corporate Contract Specialist reporting to Deputy General Counsel Steven King. 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 5 + years of experience as a paralegal in federal or state government, corporate legal department, or law firm environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability and experience in the organization and maintenance of file and data base systems.
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and digital file management.
  • Ability to work semi-independently in a service department with nationwide staff and volunteers.
  • Paralegal and contract compliance certificates are a plus. 

Job Duties

  • Reviewing corporate and wetlands restoration construction contract documents.
  • Assistance with federal and state contract compliance, legal research, and drafting of agreements, amendments, and notices of termination. 
  • Review and organization of vendor agreements, service agreements, leases and business contracting.
  • Records Retention – Central Documentation Archives
  • Assist field staff on bonds, insurance, and grant requirements.
  • Assisting corporate secretaries with corporate governance.
  • Handling general corporate matters. 

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=407207&source=CC2&lang=en_US and attach a cover letter detailing experience and interest in the position, and resume with professional references by July 31, 2021.  For further information regarding this position please contact Steven King at sking@ducks.org.  To request application materials, please contact Human Resources at hr@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