Career and 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.

Regional Director – Western Canada

Are you looking for a career with Delta Waterfowl? We’re looking for someone who creates and maintains relationships in Western Canada. This position will guide development and management of new and existing Delta Waterfowl chapters, educate, and market Delta Waterfowl and its programs with a focus on growth.

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Regional Director – Mid-Atlantic Flyway

This position will serve the region of Southern Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia

This position is responsible for the development and management of new and existing Delta Waterfowl chapters within a designated region with the following objectives:

  • Generation of maximum net revenue via fundraising events.
  • Recruitment and retention of volunteers.
  • Membership acquisition and retention.
  • Education of members to Delta Waterfowl mission and purpose.
  • Marketing, branding and promotion of Delta Waterfowl and its programs.

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FULFILLMENT SPECIALIST – Bismarck, ND

The Fulfillment Specialist position is based out of our Bismarck, ND office and is responsible to perform general warehouse and data entry activities, including monitoring inventory to ensure all are received, warehoused, and dispensed in a timely manner; coordinating of shipping activities including the preparation and break-down of palletized items; tracking and ordering of supplies; and providing general data entry support for our Events Department.

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – UPPER MIDWEST

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is looking to add a new Development Director position to our team!  The ideal candidate has extensive development and major gift experience, a passion for waterfowl and conservation, and a strong hunting and work ethic.  This position will have a significant role in planning and closing Major and Planned Gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations in the designated region.

The selected candidate will work and represent Delta remotely with preferred geographic focus in the greater Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area, while additionally reaching out into other areas of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as major gift opportunities arise.

Essential Job Functions

  • Building a deep, lasting relationship and trusted reputation on behalf of Delta Waterfowl within the affiliated major donor community of the region.
  • Adhering to a donor moves management process to identify, nurture, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts, typically of $10,000 – $100,000, and sometimes greater.
  • Actively manage about 125 major donor relationships, resulting annually in approximately $500,000 in closed gifts and four planned giving agreements.
  • Actively maintaining moves, activities and important relationship information in donor database (Salesforce).
  • Working closely with our Creative Writer to prepare personalized proposals, grant applications, presentations and other communication material as needed.
  • Partnering creatively with the Regional Director and banquet events team to raise awareness of major giving opportunities.

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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – LOWER MIDWEST

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is looking to add a new Development Director position to our team!  The ideal candidate has extensive development and major gift experience, a passion for waterfowl and conservation, and a strong hunting and work ethic.  This position will have a significant role in planning and closing Major and Planned Gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations in the designated region.

The selected candidate will work and represent Delta remotely with preferred geographic focus in the Nashville, St. Louis and Indianapolis metro areas, while additionally reaching out into other areas of Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee as major gift opportunities arise.

Essential Job Functions

  • Building a deep, lasting relationship and trusted reputation on behalf of Delta Waterfowl within the affiliated major donor community of the region.
  • Adhering to a donor moves management process to identify, nurture, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts, typically of $10,000 – $100,000, and sometimes greater.
  • Actively managing about 125 major donor relationships, resulting annually in approximately $500,000 in closed gifts and four planned giving agreements.
  • Actively maintaining moves, activities and important relationship information in donor database (Salesforce).
  • Working closely with our Creative Writer to prepare personalized proposals, grant applications, presentations and other communication material as needed.
  • Partnering creatively with the Regional Director and banquet events team to raise awareness of major giving opportunities.

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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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2021 Award Recipients:
Michael Johnson, PhD Student
Jordan Thompson, MS Student