Careers & Student Opportunities

Delta Waterfowl offers our employees an excellent compensation and benefit package that includes: employee provided health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and a 401K plan. Delta Waterfowl is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Waterfowl Scientist

Delta Waterfowl, the North American leader in waterfowl research, is seeking a waterfowl scientist to manage its award-winning research program. This position will play a major role in developing research projects and will report directly to Delta Waterfowl’s chief scientist. In addition, the waterfowl scientist will eventually hold an adjunct faculty position at a major research institution in North America and advise graduate students. The position is based in Bismarck, N.D. Delta Waterfowl has been the continent’s preeminent waterfowl and wetlands research organization since 1938. Traditionally, most of Delta’s research was conducted on waterfowl breeding in the prairie pothole region of Canada and the United States. In recent years, Delta’s research program has expanded such that it is conducting research in all four flyways, including studies of breeding, staging and wintering waterfowl. The growth of Delta’s research program now necessitates the additional leadership capacity of a world-class waterfowl scientist. The candidate selected will have the very exciting opportunity to conduct his or her own research while also eventually taking over leadership of Delta’s rapidly expanding research program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have or be near completion of Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or closely related field.
  • Strong quantitative and statistical skills.
  • Strong background in ecological theory as well as a thorough understanding of waterfowl ecology and management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Efficiency in publishing is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to address large-scale issues or questions in waterfowl management is essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, disciplines, managers and stakeholder groups to address issues of importance to waterfowl populations and hunters.
  • Familiarity with the pivotal role that natural resources policy plays in waterfowl management.

Position Includes:
Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 401k retirement plan; 100-percent paid health insurance premium; U.S. and Canadian holidays; paid leave.

To Apply:
Delta Waterfowl will begin an exhaustive search on June 17th, 2019.

Please send your CV to:
Karol Jablonski
Senior Director of Human Resources, Delta Waterfowl
P.O. Box 3128
Bismarck, ND 58502

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Fulfillment Specialist: Bismarck, ND

Delta Waterfowl is looking for an individual to join our membership and event fundraising team.  The candidate must be personable, energetic, self-motivated and possess a high aptitude for customer service.  Strong logistical skills are necessary with a knack for thriving in a fast paced environment.  The candidate needs to have experience with data entry, be proficient in MS Word and Excel with 2 years experience preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail and be capable of multi-tasking.

This position also prepares orders by processing requests and supply orders; pulling materials; packing boxes; placing orders in delivery. Must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Delta Waterfowl offers an excellent compensation and benefit package.

Excel, Word and Alphanumeric test scores may be requested.

Send your resume and salary requirements to:
Delta Waterfowl
Attn: Lisa Lawrence
Director of Events Fundraising
PO Box 3128
Bismarck, ND 58502-3128

Marketing/PR and Social Media Copywriter – Bismarck, ND

Delta Waterfowl Foundation seeks to hire an entry level Marketing/PR & Social Media Copywriter with a passion for conservation and a strong hunting ethic.

You will write content that will support the needs across all of Delta Waterfowl’s departments. Content created will inform, engage and entertain Delta Waterfowl audiences across all media platforms. Core duties include writing and editing material for marketing, fundraising, donor development, events, press releases and social media.

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To apply, please submit a letter describing fit and interest in the position, along with your resume’/CV and 3-5 writing samples to This position will remain open until the best candidate is identified.

The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Waterfowl and Wetlands Graduate Research Scholarship

The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Graduate Research Scholarship was established in 2013. Two scholarships are awarded annually to graduate students working on waterfowl/wetland issues in North America, one to a MSc candidate and one to a PhD candidate.

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