Career and Student Opportunities2019-01-28T17:01:57+00:00

Careers & Student Opportunities

Major Donor Data and Research Specialist

Delta Waterfowl is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented data/database management professional to join our mission as Major Donor Data and Research Specialist.

As a key member of the major gifts team, this position will play an important role in the fundraising effort through the accurate and efficient processing, organization, strategy, maintenance and query of donor data. Additionally, the Specialist will partner strategically with the front-line major gift fundraising team to employ best practices in donor prospect research and tracking; and additionally, work pro-actively to expand the pool of potential donor prospects to support Delta’s mission.

The position is well-suited for a critical thinker who enjoys active problem solving in a fast-paced environment, thrives in a deadline-driven role and enjoys implementing best practices in data capture, integrity and analysis.

The Major Donor Data and Research Specialist is a key, departmental support role with primary functions of:

  1. Verification, standardization and organization of current major donor records in Salesforce CRM,
  2. Accurate and timely processing and reporting of gifts while maintaining the integrity of donor records in the Salesforce constituent resource management system, and
  3. Donor prospect research in support of front-line major gift fundraising staff and departmental fundraising revenue goals.

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Hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Coordinator

As a member of the Waterfowl and Hunter Recruitment Programs team, the R3 Coordinator is an organized and self-motivated individual with a strong hunting and human dimensions background. This individual assists Delta’s VP of Waterfowl and Hunter Recruitment Programs with a variety of tasks, the most critical being oversight and daily management of Delta Waterfowl’s hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) program portfolio.

  • Annual delivery and oversight of North American First Hunt programming (volunteer, chapter-delivered R3 events).
  • Annual delivery and continental expansion of North American University Hunting Program.
  • Annual delivery and expansion of Delta’s Mentor Recognition Program.
  • Other duties include assisting and contributing to: video and written communication projects, R3 partnership development, fundraising, and working with the science team to develop and administer hunting-related human dimensions research projects.
  • Represent Delta at professional meetings, commonly including public presentations.
  • Assist with local hunting policy efforts as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Bismarck, ND (non-negotiable)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: April 15, 2019

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2019 Waterfowl Technician

Technicians are needed to assist a project investigating the breeding ecology of Canvasbacks, as well as other nesting ducks in response to predator reduction in Southwestern Manitoba. Field work will involve conducting breeding pair surveys, extensive nest searching for both upland and over-water duck nests, and brood surveys to estimate local productivity. Work days often start around 6:00am with the majority of duties being completed by early afternoon however, it is not uncommon for additional tasks to arise requiring further attention. During the nest searching period (6-8 weeks), work days are comprised of long hours with very few days off. Over-water nest searching is laborious and applicants should be in good physical condition with a strong work ethic. This work will be conducted alongside a project utilizing a UAV to estimate potential biases associated with traditional nest searching and survey protocol.

Please send one document including cover letter, CV, earliest potential start date, and contact information (email, address, telephone numbers) for at least 3 and up to 6 professional references in addition to unofficial transcripts to Jake Bushaw at Jbusha1@lsu.edu with “Delta Waterfowl Technician” in the subject line. Do not wait until the closing date to submit applications as positions will be filled as applications are received.

Closing Date: February 15, 2019

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Development Director – North Texas/Dallas/Fort Worth

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is seeking a seasoned development professional with a passion for conservation, a strong hunting ethic and a working knowledge of waterfowl biology to lead our Major Gift fundraising effort in the North Texas area

The incoming Development Director will have a significant role in planning, and the primary role in closing Major Gifts from Individuals, Foundations and Corporations in this Region, and will have the unique opportunity to significantly impact waterfowl populations and help shape a very positive future for waterfowl hunting for generations to come.

It is preferred that the Development Director base from the Dallas / Fort Worth area, but location is negotiable for the best candidate.  Moderate travel will be required to fully embrace the breadth of opportunities that exist in the Region.

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Development Director – Houston/New Orleans

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is seeking a seasoned development professional with a passion for conservation, a strong hunting ethic and a working knowledge of waterfowl biology to lead our Major Gift fundraising effort in the Houston area.

The incoming Development Director will have a significant role in planning, and the primary role in closing Major Gifts from Individuals, Foundations and Corporations in this Region, and will have the unique opportunity to significantly impact waterfowl populations and help shape a very positive future for waterfowl hunting for generations to come.

It is preferred that the Development Director base from the Houston area, but location is negotiable for the best candidate.  Moderate travel will be required to fully embrace the breadth of opportunities that exist in the Region.

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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 aheiser@deltawaterfowl.org. 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. Click Here to learn more.