California Waterfowl Association

California Waterfowl is an award-winning 501(C)(3) nonprofit, conservation organization with a mission to conserve the state’s  waterfowl,  wetlands,  and hunting heritage.  We believe that waterfowl hunters are critically important to sustaining   California’s  remaining managed wetlands.  In the last 20+ years, we have completed nearly 1,400 individual projects to protect, restore, and enhance almost 490,000 acres, providing habitat for millions of birds and animals.
California Waterfowl Association Roseville, CA, USA
Jun 05, 2018
Internship- Paid
Education assistant intern – application deadline September 15 Teach children and young adults about waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation.  Help students in kindergarten through 12th grade engage in hands-on, ecological and environmental activities with the goal of creating future stewards of our natural world by teaching classroom presentations and leading field trips. This position is an assistantship to the Education Coordinator for organizing and implementing indoor and outdoor education programs about waterfowl and wetland conservation. Main tasks include outreach, advertisement, scheduling and presenting the Wood Duck Wonders classroom presentations, collating student and teacher packets, and tracking presentation data. Assistant will also help develop materials, conduct field presentations, write articles for publications, attend events and festivals, and report and track event data. Assistant may also have the opportunity to participate in waterfowl banding events. 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. You can learn more about our education programs   here . Qualifications:   Applicants require basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge, public speaking skills and general knowledge of waterfowl, wetland habitats and art. Pursuit of a degree in wildlife biology, conservation education, interpretation or related field is preferred. Assistants should be interested in waterfowl and wetland issues, and enjoy working with youth ages 5 to 18. The assistant must be energetic, well organized, reliable and self-motivated. Physical abilities include lifting up to 50 pounds, walking/hiking nature trails with students and running outdoor activities in inclement weather. Screening processes include a DMV records check and fingerprinting/background check. Work site, term and compensation:   The assistantship will be based in Roseville. Education events will require travel throughout Placer, Sacramento and neighboring counties. Some events will take place on weekends. A CWA vehicle is used for travel to and from programs. The position is part time 30-35 hours/week from September 2018 to May 2019 with compensation of $11 per hour. Deadline and application process:   Apply by September 15. Send resume with three references and cover letter to Molly Maupin at Openings:   We will hire two interns to work 20 hours per week, OR one intern to work 40 per week. Remember to say you found this opportunity at
California Waterfowl Association Roseville, San Diego, CA, USA
Jun 05, 2018
Full time
JOIN CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL’S COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Application deadline: 8 a.m. June 18 California Waterfowl is seeking a writer/photographer who is passionate about conservation and/or hunting and eager to get in on the ground floor (with opportunities for advancement) with one of the nation’s most successful and respected hunting and conservation organizations. In this job, you will: – Share the story of California Waterfowl’s innovative and effective work in waterfowl, wetlands, hunting, education and advocacy with our members, our supporters and the general public. – Work on the organization’s social media, website, quarterly magazine, promotional materials and meeting materials, using a variety of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office software. Solid journalism- or PR-style information-gathering and writing experience is a must (college experience is fine), as are basic DSLR and Photoshop skills. Basic video production and design skills are helpful, but these and others can be learned on the job. – Work primarily in our Roseville, California, office 8-5 M-F, but frequently head out into the field – sometimes on weekends or at odd hours – to photograph, film and write about topics/events including but not limited to waterfowl banding, habitat restoration, fundraisers, hunter conservation summer camps and public policy work at the state Capitol. Be sure to look around this  website  to learn what we’re about, and what type of work you would be doing – in the vast majority of cases, if it’s on the website, someone on our communications team produced it. Here’s  one example – a video that was produced by our communications team: Requirements: – Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing field – Published work that demonstrates the skills we’re looking for, including news articles, websites, blogs, professional social media (i.e., not personal) – The ability to demonstrate in person basic writing, editing, photography and photo processing skills – Strong work ethic, relentless desire to learn new skills – Professional (previous employer) references. If you have no work experience in this field, academic references will also be required. Note: If you do not meet these requirements, please do not apply. Pay, benefits and perquisites: –  Hourly employee – Pay negotiable – Medical benefits – 401k with matching for employees who have served at least 30 days To apply, please submit the following by 8 a.m. June 18, 2018, to Communications Director Holly Heyser at : –  Cover letter (Word doc   not   required; email is fine) that shows and tells us why you would be good for California Waterfowl. This job posting contains all the information you need to make that case effectively. – Single-page resume that includes pertinent education, experience and skills – Three to seven examples of pertinent work, including published articles, photos and videos. Links to online work are preferred. Note: We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but beyond that, we will be contacting only candidates we wish to interview. Remember to say you found this opportunity at