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Position: National Conservation Biologist (one-year term)
Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Location: Oak Hammock Marsh, near Stonewall & Winnipeg MB or a DUC provincial office: Surrey BC, Edmonton AB, Regina SK, Brandon MB, Barrie ON, Quebec QC, Fredericton NB, St. John's NL, Amherst NS, Charlottetown PE, Yellowknife NT, Whitehorse YT

The Opportunity

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), a leader in Canadian habitat conservation, is looking for a dynamic individual to join our National Conservation team.

We need someone with in-depth knowledge of conservation science who also has the creativity and communications skills to craft our conservation messages. You will apply these skills to a wide variety of projects with a national profile while supporting DUC’s Chief Conservation Officer.

You will be responsible for:

  • helping develop strategies, position papers, reports and guidance documents that address national or regional conservation objectives.
  • applying advanced communications skills to convey complex concepts or technical information in a way that is easily understood by a variety of internal and external audiences.
  • contributing to or leading task groups with staff from other business lines and from all levels of the organization.
  • reviewing and synthesizing information to advise senior management and decision makers on emerging/ongoing conservation issues.
  • preparing, reviewing and coordinating the development of funding proposals and reports.

Your high personal commitment and passion for waterfowl and wetland conservation, along with well-developed organizational and writing skills make you the ideal candidate for this position.

This position will have the flexibility to be based from our dog-friendly national headquarters at Oak Hammock Marsh (just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba) or from another DUC provincial office.


  • Undergraduate degree in biology, ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology or environmental science plus 5 years of relevant experience; a postgraduate degree would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of wetland and waterfowl science is essential, along with an interest in public policy.
  • Strong oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; strong attention to detail.
  • Experience collecting, organizing and analyzing data and developing technical reports, scientific papers and presentations.
  • Experience managing, prioritizing and completing tasks on schedule, including under tight deadlines.
  • Analytical, creative, proactive thinker.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs.
  • Able to work productively on your own or within a team environment with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate will also have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.

How to Apply

Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: October 20, 2020 (EDT)

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 29 2020    ID: 57580