Current openings:

Full-time positions:

Internships and seasonal positions:

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Development Coordinator

CWA is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented team player to support the Development Department in the execution of a comprehensive program intended to increase the financial resources needed to further ambitious goals set in CWA’s strategic plan to further its mission and objectives.  The Development Coordinator I (DC I) will coordinate and assist with development activities that build strong, long-term, effective relationships with donors.  These development activities may include donor communications and data management, membership outreach, capital campaigns as well as special appeals and events.

This position reports to the Director of Operations and Data Analytics and interacts extensively with Development staff, the CWA management team and Membership Services.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and technical support for development processes, including follow-up correspondence following hunts, tours, events and meetings between executive management and key donors and volunteers.
  • In coordination with the Vice President of Development and other executive management staff, assist in identifying and tracking donors and members in the Association donor database as they move through the donor development process.
  • Manage information on donors/potential donors in the donor management database, including details about their preferences and interests, to assist in development activities.
  • Occasionally travel to off-site events, mostly within California.
  • Run reports and queries as appropriate to support the donor data requirements of CWA leadership and the Development Department.
  • Assist in preparing event presentations, other collateral materials and donor informational packets, including but not limited to printing and assembly, as needed.
  • Assist the Development Coordinator II with coordination of specialty events such as friend-raisers, President’s Appreciation Dinner and Hall of Fame.
  • Purchase and order awards and other recognition materials and manage associated department print services.
  • Adhere to data entry/management standards and best practices to ensure that donor/member information in the donor database is accurate.
  • Become familiar with and remain conversant in the organization’s programs and activities, and with the culture of its membership.

Desired background and attributes

  • Minimum of an associate’s degree and two+ years’ experience in an office environment, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organization and communications skills.
  • Be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize assignments, and track time accordingly.
  • Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with constituent relationship management (CRM) database systems highly desired.
  • Ability to use interpersonal skills, including effective listening, diplomacy and tact, to interact positively and cultivate working relationships with donors, volunteers and vendors.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff across departments.
  • Familiarity with various types of office equipment including phones, computer, copier, fax and postage machines, printers and projectors.
  • Trustworthy and accountable, possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • A commitment to California Waterfowl’s mission and a familiarity with, or willingness to learn about, conservation of waterfowl, wetlands, and hunting.

Please send your resume, expression of interest, and salary requirements to Pat Mastrantonio, pmastrantonio@calwaterfowl.org.

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INTERNSHIPS/SEASONAL POSITIONS

Waterfowl Banding Technician

California Waterfowl is seeking a waterfowl banding technician to assist in banding activities in the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

The ideal candidate will be pursuing or have completed a B.S. degree in wildlife biology or related field, be familiar with basic waterfowl and wildlife identification, have knowledge of basic waterfowl ecology and natural history, and be able to work on a team with a positive attitude.

Major job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work cooperatively on waterfowl banding crew, bait trapping banding ducks on the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.
  • Maintain equipment throughout the season, and relations with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners who cooperate with our waterfowl banding efforts.
  • Maintain accurate data records of trapped and banded birds.
  • Provide assistance to other CWA waterfowl projects as needed (Egg Salvage, Wood Duck Program, education, hunter camps, etc.).

The following skills are desired:

  • Ability to identify, age and sex waterfowl in alternative and breeding plumage.
  • Experience with waterfowl banding and bait trapping.
  • Experience working with private landowners, and state and federal staff.
  • Experience handling waterfowl
  • Comfortable operating 4×4 vehicles, ATVs, outboard motors, boats and capable of towing and backing equipment trailers.
  • Must be able to maintain accurate data records and have good communication skills.
  • Must be able to comfortably use tools and equipment including ladders, hammers, power drills, etc.
  • Must have the ability to lift 15 pounds overhead and 50 pounds to knees, stand for extended periods of time, and endure extreme summer weather conditions.
  • Must be able to traverse unpaved and unmarked trails while carrying supplies (bait, wood duck boxes, poles, ladders, etc).

The successful applicant will start in mid- to late June and finish at the end of August, working 20-40 hours/week. Pay will be $12-15/hour. Housing and company vehicle are available near site to facilitate work schedule.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, the names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references, and accompanying cover letter expressing your field of interest (and availability date) to Brian Huber at bhuber@calwaterfowl.org. Include ‘waterfowl banding technician’ in the subject line of the application email.

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Wetland Habitat Technician

California Waterfowl is looking to hire a Wetland Habitat Technician.  This is an entry level seasonal position.  The term of employment will be approximately April 2019-October 2019 (actual dates to be determined).  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 ideal candidate 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.

Preference will be given to an individual who has completed or is pursuing a four-year college degree in wildlife conservation, natural resource management or related field. Starting pay is $14-16/hr. Location is TBD with the potential for satellite/telecommuting.

Please send cover letter and resume to Robert Eddings at reddings@calwaterfowl.org.

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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 lora_haller@fws.gov.

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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 May 28th and August 9th .

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 May 28th 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 May 28th, 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 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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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 t0 July 28th 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.

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Camp Sprig – Camp Food Service Manager

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 site 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 to July 28th 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.

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