Current openings:

Full time positions:

  • Field operations representative

Internships and seasonal positions:

FULL TIME POSITIONS

Field operations representative

CWA is seeking an experienced, innovative, outgoing Field Operations Representative responsible for coordinating all aspects of grassroots fundraising activities including establishing and maintaining volunteer and donor relationships, planning and executing 20+/- fundraising events focused on Central/Southern California.  The Field Operations Representative will be charged with planning, developing, implementing and maintaining a grassroots fundraising program designed to support our mission to conserve California’s waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage.  In addition, the FOR will also assist in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new and existing donors and volunteers.

Moderate to extensive travel, mostly within California, is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate, plan and manage up to 20 events per year which would include, Grassroots Fundraising Banquets, Friendraisers and duck club presentations.
  • Act as a liaison between local committees and CWA headquarters
  • Provide leadership, recruitment, motivation and training of volunteers. Train and recruit volunteers for leadership roles in membership outreach, to enhance volunteer awareness of core Association programs as well as volunteer duties and responsibilities.
  • Recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Managing the volunteer efforts in support of California Waterfowl fundraising events
  • Fostering growth with emphasis on new chapter development; internal growth within existing committees; identification and development of non-traditional fundraising opportunities and major donor identification and management
  • Coordination and collaboration with fundraising team and volunteers
  • Assist in searching out and securing donations of all types from business and private entities,
  • Ability to create and grow an annual budget,
  • Ability to travel 20,000-30,000 miles per year to cover assigned events with a company provided vehicle. Overnight and weekend travel are required from time to time.

Qualifications:
The Field Operations Representative must be highly collaborative with a demonstrated ability to improve funding efficiencies and revenues. Proven leadership skills – both programs and people; excellent interpersonal skills; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and a willingness to travel.

Candidates should possess a Four-Year Degree.  More than two years fundraising experience is preferred.  Volunteer experience with CWA or similar organizations will benefit candidate.  Must possess a high level of organization, communications skills and be detail oriented.  Be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize assignments, and work well with volunteers.  Candidates must be able to work with proficiency on a personal computer with basic skills in MS Office applications and have a working familiarity with the Internet.  The successful candidate must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year, including extensive auto travel.

Submit cover letter, resume and three references to pperkins@calwaterfowl.org.

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INTERNSHIPS/SEASONAL POSITIONS

Visitor services assistant interns

Two visitor services assistant interns 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 email mmaupin@calwaterfowl.org.

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Camp Sprig-Assistant –  position open until filled

We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig assistants for the summer of 2019. The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Camp assistants will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting, as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation. The goal is to help youths and adults develop outdoor recreational skills and a conservation mindset while attending single- and multi-day camps throughout California.

Objective: To hold CWA youth camps and programs at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun City (near Fairfield) teaching camp attendees (youth and adult) about waterfowl, wetlands, wildlife, shooting, hunting and conservation. The assistants will work closely with CWA’s Camp Program Coordinators to promote and host numerous events between June 1 st and August 12th .

Duties: Program coordination: Work alongside CWA staff to learn the camp programs/standards and be able to coordinate activities and implement camp curriculum. Assist campers in a variety of activities throughout the week like duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and fun summer camp activities. Overnight supervision of up to five campers. Provide camp promotional updates, videos and photos to CWA to utilize on website and social media.

Qualifications: Applicants must be 18 years old or older on June 1 and have basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills are a must, and experience working with youth ages 8-15 is preferred. General knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats and shooting is a plus, but not required. Pursuit of a teaching credential in any discipline, recreation programs or related field is preferred. The assistant must be energetic, organized, reliable and self-motivated. Screening processes include a DMV records check and fingerprinting/background check.

Work site, term and compensation: Work site will be Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh; the camp assistants must be able to travel to camp site and stay overnight for some weekend events and the 5-day camps. Position is June 1, 2019, through August 9, 2019 . This is a paid position with pay depending on experience. Qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews. Email resume to Taylor Byars, tbyars@calwaterfowl.org.

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Junior Camp Sprig-Assistant (unpaid)

We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig junior counselors during the summer of 2019. The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Junior counselors will learn about waterfowl and waterfowl hunting as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation. The goal is to help youths and adults develop outdoor recreational skills and a conservation mindset while attending single and multiple day camps throughout California.

Objective: To hold CWA youth camps and programs at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun City (near Fairfield) teaching camp attendees (youth and adult) about waterfowl, wetlands, wildlife, shooting, hunting and conservation. The junior counselors will work closely with CWA’s camp program coordinators to promote and host any of the six camps that will be hosted in June and July.

Duties: Program coordination: Work alongside CWA staff to implement camp curriculum. Assist campers in a variety of activities throughout the week like duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and fun summer camp activities.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 14 years old on June 4 and have basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills a must, and experience working with youths ages 8-15 years of age preferred. General knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats and shooting is a plus, but not required. Pursuit of a teaching credential in any discipline, recreation programs or related field is preferred. The junior counselors must be energetic, organized, reliable and self-motivated.

Work site, term and compensation: Work site will be Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh; the junior counselors must be able to get travel to camp site and stay overnight for the 5-day camps. Position will be on a camp by camp basis with camps hosted during June and July. This is an unpaid position.

Deadline and application process: Position is open until filled. Qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews. Email resume to Taylor Byars, tbyars@calwaterfowl.org.

Camp Sprig- Camp Medic

Care for children and young adults during our  summer camps in the Suisun Marsh. Monitor students in 3rd grade through twelfth grade as they engage in hands-on, ecological and environmental activities with the goal of keeping our future stewards of our natural world safe, healthy and happy.

This position is an assistantship to the Health and Safety Coordinator for monitoring and caring for camp participants, volunteers, and staff during indoor and outdoor education programs about waterfowl and wetland conservation. Main tasks include: administering medications brought by the participants; responding to emergency situations in a quick, professional manner; treating minor cuts, scrapes and bites incurred during moderate outdoor physical activity; and generally monitoring the health and well-being of all individuals on the campus paying attention to the frequent application of sunscreen, constant hydration, and treating insect bites. The assistant will interact with teachers, students, volunteers, and the public in a positive, motivating manner as a representative of California Waterfowl to encourage the development of future environmental stewards.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold any of the following medical certifications:
Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner. Applicants may also be required to hold a current CPR/First Aid Certification. Assistants should be interested in waterfowl, wetland issues, and enjoy working with youth ages 10 to 18. The assistant must be energetic, well organized, reliable, and self-motivated. Physical abilities include lifting up to 50 lbs, walking/hiking nature trails with students, monitoring outdoor activities in inclement weather, and operating a golf cart or ATV type vehicle as a mobile medical/hydration center. Screening processes include a DMV records check and fingerprinting/background check.

Work Site, Term, and Compensation: The work site is based at Grizzly Ranch in the Suisun Marsh, near Suisun City. The Camp Medic will be required to live on campus in CWA provided housing for the duration of six 5-day long summer camp cycles between June and August with Fridays and Saturdays being off days. All meals and uniform shirts will be provided by CWA for this time frame. The position is part time- full time 35-40 hours/week from _June 1st, 2018-July 28th 2019 with compensation of a $15 / hour. California Waterfowl is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline and application process: Position is open until filled. Qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews. Email resume to Taylor Byars, tbyars@calwaterfowl.org.

Camp Sprig- Camp Food Service Manger

The Camp Food Service Manager ensures that high quality and nutritional food is provided to camp participants.  The manager provides an environment which supports the camp’s vision of growing and building relationships in an outdoor setting. The position manages the camp’s food service operation within the established budget and maintains the highest standards of health and sanitation possible.  The manager supervises kitchen staff, the ordering and preparation of food and menu planning.  The manager supervises the outdoor kitchen and maintains cleanliness of the grills and griddles and oversees the serving of food to campers and staff.

Qualifications: Minimum age of 21. Minimum of two years of experience in working in food service preparation and delivery Minimum of one year of experience supervising or directing kitchen staff. Upon hire, completion of CWA provided First Aid and CPR certification. Food Safe Certification by the county Public Health Department or the ability to obtain the certification. Effective verbal communication skills. Basic computer skills. Ability and desire to work with camp staff and other young people. Ability to work within a diverse group. Experience cooking outdoors on open flame grills and griddle.

Preferred: Prior experience working in camp food service. Knowledge of kitchen equipment operation. Post-secondary education in nutrition. Dedication to the philosophy and mission of California Waterfowl.

Essential Functions: Develop menu plans that support healthy, nutritious meals for campers, groups and participants within the established budget. Maintains an appropriate inventory of food supplies working with food providers to ensure quality of food supplies. Provides menu options for a wide variety of dietary needs and restrictions. Prepares or oversees the preparation and delivery of meals. Develops and enforces safety and cleanliness protocols. Manages kitchen staff and volunteers for timely meal service. Maintains positive relationships with campers, staff and volunteers which support the camping vision.

Work Site, Term, and Compensation: The work sit is at Grizzly Ranch in the Suisun Marsh, near Suisun City. Room and board is available on campus in CWA provided housing for the duration of six 5-day long summer camp cycles between June and August with Fridays and Saturdays being off days. All meals and uniform shirts will be provided by CWA for this time frame. The position is part time- full time 35-40 hours/week from _June 1st, 2018-July 28th 2019 with compensation of a $15 / hour. California Waterfowl is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline and application process: Position is open until filled. Qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews. Email resume to Sarahbeth Gonsalves, sgonsalves@calwaterfowl.org.

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