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PERMANENT POSITIONS

Editor of California Waterfowl Magazine

California Waterfowl – the biggest regional hunting/conservation non-profit organization in the nation – is seeking a kickass editor to continue the tradition of excellence of its quarterly magazine.

The editor of California Waterfowl Magazine produces an advertising- and member-supported publication that ranges from 68 to 96 pages. The magazine covers not just news of the organization, but any and all topics of interest to California waterfowl hunters.

The magazine editor, who reports to the communications director/executive editor, is responsible for all aspects of production except for design and national advertising sales. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Working with organization management to ensure each issue has:
    – Articles critical to the organization and consistent with its interests
    – Features that will intrigue and delight waterfowl hunters
    – Information that is useful to hunters
  • Reporting and writing articles (for the magazine and for the web)
  • Evaluating, selecting and editing unsolicited submissions
  • Assigning work to freelance writers and photographers
  • Acquiring high-quality photography
  • Taking and/or editing photos
  • Working with organization staff who contribute to the magazine
  • Ensuring that all articles have photos, graphics and/or other visual components that hook readers
  • Designing basic graphics
  • Coordinating advertising (includes working with national ad rep, contacting advertisers, taking classified ads, doing basic display ad design, working with accounting staff on billing)
  • Planning basic design (article and ad placement) and working with the magazine designer
  • Overseeing production up to the point of printing

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Required: 1) a bachelor’s or higher degree in journalism or mass communications, OR 2) a minimum of five years of journalism experience. We will not respond to applicants who don’t have one of these.

The ideal candidate also has:

  • Familiarity with and passion for hunting and conservation, especially waterfowl
  • Experience with editing work by professional writers and non-professionals
  • Experience producing a publication
  • Photo editing and graphic design experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relentless desire for excellence
  • The motivation necessary to achieve complicated tasks without being micromanaged
  • The desire and ability to solve problems independently and learn new skills
  • Familiarity with the following software:
    – Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
    – MS Word, Excel and Access

We are comfortable working with someone who does not have all these traits, provided s/he is willing and able to learn them.

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s skills and experience.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • The job should take no more than 30 hours a week, but can be expanded to a 40-hour position by adding other communications responsibilities.
  • We would prefer a candidate who can work in our home office in Roseville, CA, but we are willing to consider a candidate who could work remotely, provided s/he can visit headquarters several times a year.
  • Much of the job is office-based, but the editor periodically ventures into the field for interviews and photography.
  • Medical/dental benefits are provided.

TO APPLY

The deadline to apply is Dec. 2. Please submit by email to hheyser@calwaterfowl.org:

  • A cover letter that outlines why you are interested in the job
  • A resume detailing applicable skills and experience
  • Examples of work, including articles, photography and publications produced
  • Salary requirements

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Communications Director Holly Heyser at 916-648-1406 ext. 112. She can provide magazine samples and answer detailed questions.

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INTERNSHIPS/SEASONAL POSITIONS

Assistant Project Manager

The Assistant Project Manager will assist the Suisun Marsh & Bay Delta Regional Manager with a wide variety of tasks associated with implementing wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration efforts as well as property and facility management. These tasks will include, but are not limited to, contracting and billing, cost tracking, reporting, permitting, pre-project surveys, project coordination and construction supervision. The position will require both office and field work. The ratio of field to office work will vary seasonally and will be partly based on the applicant’s skills and abilities. This position may require periodic and extended travel to remote locations, occasional and seasonal weekend work.

To succeed as an Assistant Project Manager, the applicant must have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated with strong work ethic and have strong personal organization skills. The applicant must have well developed skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), ability to multi-task efficiently and ability to work independently after while completing assigned tasks. Additional qualifications and experience that are desired, but not required, are basic project management skills including budgeting, cost estimation, scheduling, bid procurement, record keeping, data tracking, reporting, knowledge of wetland and waterfowl management practices, conservation planning and design, heavy equipment operation, general engineering, ARCMAP GIS, grant writing, project management, hunter education certification and public/volunteer coordination.

Education Requirement: 4-year college degree, or equivalent education plus experience, in wildlife biology, wildlife management, construction management, civil engineering or related field preferred, but not required.

Salary: $20-$25/hr commensurate with experience. Full-time 30 to 40 hours per week (with occasional overtime as necessary).     

Term: This will be a term position approximately February 2020 – October 2020. The position may become permanent dependent on performance and projected workload.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Send Cover Letter and Resume To: Robert Eddings at reddings@calwaterfowl.org

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Wetland Habitat Technician

California Waterfowl is looking to hire two Wetland Habitat Technicians for 2020. These are entry level seasonal positions. The term for one position will be approximately February/March 2020-October 2020. The term for the second position will be approximately May/June 2020 – October 2020. There may be an opportunity for continued employment past October depending on workload and employee performance.

Primary duties of the Wetland Habitat Technician will include documenting baseline site conditions of habitat enhancement and restoration projects including water control infrastructure, topography and vegetation. The position requires regular and extended travel to remote locations, excellent communication, personal organization, writing, and basic project management skills including scheduling, record keeping, data tracking, and reporting. The Wetland Habitat Technician must be self-motivated and comfortable working in remote areas independently. Experience and or knowledge of wetland and waterfowl management practices, wetland plant identification, conservation planning and design, all-terrain/off road vehicle operation, heavy equipment operation, GIS, GPS and hunter education certification is desired.

Education Requirement: Preference will be given to an individual who has completed or is pursuing a 4-year college degree in wildlife conservation, natural resource management or related field.

Starting Salary: $16 – $18 per hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

February-October position submit to Chadd Santerre at csanterre@calwterfowl.org.

May/June-October position submit to Robert Eddings at reddings@calwaterfowl.org.

Camp Cook for Camp Sprig Program

California Waterfowl is looking to hire a Camp Cook for our Camp Sprig programs. This is a temporary position. The term of employment will be approximately June 8th – August 8th, 2020.

Primary duties: Working with the CWA Camp Coordinator, the Camp Cook will be responsible for managing food inventories and developing healthy and nutritious menu plans and meals for a wide variety of dietary needs and restrictions. The Camp Cook will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing food safety and cleanliness protocols. Managing volunteers aiding in meal service may be necessary. Maintenance of all indoor and outdoor kitchen appliances is required. Public speaking skills and experience working with youth ages 8-17 is highly favored. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Cover Letter and Resume To: Taylor Byars at tbyars@calwaterfowl.org

Camp Counselor

California Waterfowl is looking to hire Camp Counselors for our Camp Sprig programs. These are entry level, temporary positions. The term of employment will be approximately June 1st – August 9th, 2020.

Primary duties: Assist campers and event attendees in a variety of activities throughout the week such as: duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and other fun camp activities. Overnight supervision of campers staying in tents is required from Sunday-Thursday each week of camp. Camp Counselors will need to be reliable, responsible and able to work in ever-changing conditions. Public speaking skills, experience working with youth ages 8-17 and experience with firearms is highly favored. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Cover Letter and Resume To: Taylor Byars at tbyars@calwaterfowl.org

Camp Medic for Camp Sprig Program

California Waterfowl is looking to hire a Camp Medic for our Camp Sprig programs. This is a temporary position. The term of employment will be approximately June 8th – August 8th, 2020.

Primary duties: Working with the CWA Camp Coordinator, providing wellness for youth and adult campers at California Waterfowl’s nationally recognized Hunting and Education Programs. Throughout the fun and exciting weeks of camp, the Camp Medic is responsible for monitoring and caring for campers, event attendees, volunteers, and staff. This is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and working with youth. Lodging and food are provided! Applicants must be self-motivated, well organized and reliable. Public speaking skills and experience working with youth ages 8-17 is highly favored. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Send Cover Letter and Resume To: Taylor Byars at tbyars@calwaterfowl.org

Junior Camp Sprig-Assistant (unpaid)

We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig junior counselors. 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 15-18 years old 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. Please CLICK HERE to apply. Contact Taylor Byars, tbyars@calwaterfowl.org with any questions you may have prior to applying.

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