Career Opportunities

Join the CWA team. We offer employment, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and volunteer positions. There is no better way to help California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage!

If you see a posting of interest, please contact us. CWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time Positions

VP of Advancement

CWA is seeking an experienced, innovative, outgoing individual with a proven track record of raising funds and building brand recognition for an organization. The successful candidate should have documented success in researching, positioning, writing and winning support from individuals and family foundations at all giving levels. The successful candidate will implement and expand CWA’s fundraising strategy, with main focus on planned giving, programs and unrestricted funding, resulting in the development of a portfolio of giving of at least $1M per year.

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Assistant Hunt Program Coordinator

California Waterfowl is seeking an energetic, organized, reliable, and self-motivated individual.  The candidate must require basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills, event coordinating, webpage design,  and general knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats, and shooting a plus, but not required. Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) are desired. The position will assist the Hunt Program Coordinator with managing, promoting, and expanding California Waterfowl’s Hunt Programs. Programs include the General, Youth, Family, Women and Veteran Hunt Programs.

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Internships / Seasonal Positions: 

Waterfowl Banding Technician - Grasslands

California Waterfowl is seeking a seasonal waterfowl banding technician for the Grasslands/Los Banos area to run from approximately mid-June to the end of August, with 20-40 hours per week being required. The desired applicant should be pursuing or has recently completed a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology or related field. For complete job description and instructions on how to apply, click here.

 

Egg Salvage Technician

California Waterfowl seeks a highly-motivated waterfowl/agriculture technician to assist with egg salvage field searches and hatchery management from April 2017 to August 2017. A successful applicant should expect to participate in all aspects of our egg salvage program work. Applicants should be comfortable working independently and as a part of a team in sometimes adverse field settings as well as working in a rearing/rehabilitation facility. Field responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) locating and scouting agriculture fields with high nesting activity and conducting field searches and egg recoveries, as well as ride-a-longs in agriculture harvesting equipment. Field work is often physically and mentally demanding. Applicants must have the physical ability to work long hours outdoors, carry field equipment, and walk long distances. Hatchery facility duties primarily consist of caring for ducklings and helping to maintain a clean, sanitary environment under the direction of the facility manager. Assisting with the sexing and banding of ducklings, as well as the transportation and release of these waterfowl will also be required. Applicants should be comfortable with guiding volunteers and youth during educational field days as well. For more information and application instructions, click here.

 

Hunter Camp Assistants

Positions available for Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August.  CWA will be hiring 7-8 camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center hosting single day and multiple day events. The camp assistant will work closely with CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators during the summer. For application instructions, click here

 

Hunter Camp Assistants (junior)

Volunteer positions available as Junior Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August.  CWA would like to have 1-2 junior camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center during our 5-day camps. The junior camp assistants will be selected by CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators to work any of the 5-day camps. For application instructions, click here

 

Visitor Services Assistant (VSA) Interns

Two VSAs are stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and are considered CWA paid interns and USFWS volunteers.  VSAs do a variety of duties: work in the visitor center store and exhibits, lead the refuge auto tour, lead classroom and outdoor education programs, assist with the Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest, interact with the general public, teachers and students, maintain trail signage and refuge equipment and take on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This is a Seasonal, full-time position from September/October of one year to mid-April of the following year.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer. 

 

Hunt Assistant Intern 

The Hunt Intern is stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and is considered a CWA paid intern and USFWS volunteer.  This intern does a variety of duties: assists at hunting check stations, maintains hunting signage, blinds, hunter education materials and refuge equipment, interacts with the general public and hunting community, and takes on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This position is Seasonal, part-time from  August to mid-February.  The intern would work 2-3 days/week.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer.

 

Scholarships / Fellowships:

 

Ecology Scholarships

CWA is the administrator of the Dennis G. Raveling Scholarship Fund, which awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing advanced university degrees. To learn more, click here>>