Manager of Government Affairs – Pacific Flyway

The Manager of Government Affairs – Pacific Flyway 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 assist in providing direct strategic support on a number of priority policy issue areas primarily focused on state and local policy forums while providing assistance to further Delta’s national policy priorities.


  • Track, analyze and engage on policy issues that impact ducks and duck hunters across the Flyway
  • Assist with a wide range of priority policy items in coordination with other members of the policy team.
  • Develop productive relationships with legislators and their staff, as well as agency personnel and partners to advance Delta’s policy priorities.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute grassroots campaigns to achieve policy outcomes
  • Develop and foster relationships with Delta volunteers and members to help achieve policy outcomes
  • Advance hunting regulation changes that provide additional hunting opportunities
  • Work towards removing barriers to point of entry for hunting as well as identify and defend hunting access in areas where threats may occur.
  • Partner with Delta Waterfowl staff, volunteers and members to address emerging policy issues, as well as assisting with HunteR3 initiatives.
  • Assist in Delta’s habitat conservation policy priorities.
  • 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, wildlife biology, waterfowl ecology or other relevant field as well as two years of direct governmental affairs experience with a broad perspective including expertise including legislative, administrative and regulatory policy
  • 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.



  • Background in state or federal legislative work, grassroots campaigns or state fish and wildlife agencies


Please submit the following documents to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References

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