The Director of Government Affairs will serve as a key member of our policy team in achieving a broad range of strategic objectives for ducks, duck habitat and duck hunters. This position will provide direct strategic leadership on a number of priority policy issue areas primarily focused on local and provincial policy forums that are consistent with Delta’s priorities.


  • Provide strategic leadership on a wide range of priority policy items in coordination with other members of the policy team.
  • Develop productive relationships with legislators and agency personnel and partners to advance Delta’s policy priorities.
  • Identify and defend hunting access in areas where threats may occur.
  • Improve wetland conservation and enhancement.
  • Partner with Delta’s Regional Directors, other staff and volunteers and members to address emerging policy issues.
  • Assist with HunteR3 initiatives.
  • Actively participate in priority policy forums as identified.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, waterfowl ecology or other relevant field as well as two years of direct governmental affairs experience with a broad perspective including policy matters ranging both administrative and legislative.
  • Passion for waterfowl and waterfowl hunting. The ability to translate Delta’s values and mission to policy makers is an essential attribute.
  • An understanding of the issues impacting ducks, duck habitat and duck hunting.
  • A commitment to excellent member and volunteer service. Delta’s work with our members and volunteers is a critical component of our policy work. The ideal candidate will both collaborate with and lead our members and volunteers in crucial policy efforts.
  • Excellent communications skills are necessary to efficiently and clearly outline Delta’s policy priorities to decision makers.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain focus on key priority tasks.
  • Must work well with the general public and in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel on occasions.


Please submit the following documents to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.