• February 17, 2020


Brandon, Manitoba


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

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a strong leader for the Manager of Provincial Operations (MPO) position.

DUC’s team of 27 staff deliver projects all over Manitoba that provide habitat for ducks, wildlife and fish, and recreation areas for people. Our time-tested formula is simple, but effective. Conserve at-risk wetlands. Restore those that have been drained and damaged and manage the projects under our care.  In addition, we’re studying the ecological value of our wetland and grassland and the effects of climate change.  Our programs are also evolving in response to a new International Conservation Plan (ICP) that assesses the needs for ducks across the continent.

Based in Brandon and reporting to the Director of Regional Operations, the MPO is primarily responsible for ensuring that DUC’s orientations and vision are realized within his or her territory and ensuring that all activities are mission-oriented. The MPO will ensure the sound strategic and operational management of the organization, including the implementation of the provincial government relations, conservation, communication/outreach, science and education programs and funding for programs.  This includes adaptation to direction in the ICP.  Development and management of annual financial plans are a critical job element.

Responsibilities also include maintaining key relationships within DUC and in the public and private sectors, enhancing the organization’s outreach by taking on a strategic and influential role, being aware of issues that may have an impact on the region, and being present and proactive in the community.

In addition, you are responsible for liaising with regional and national staff, as well as with provincial directors and volunteers.  May include oversight and management of the Oak Hammock March Interpretive Centre. You will collaborate with regional teams in the development of strategic initiatives and deliver their programs as part of a set of annual objectives. MPOs are members of the regional management team that is responsible for delivery on regional/national objectives.

You are a true leader with visionary qualities who consistently delivers quality results in a complex, changing environment. You are an innovator, with a strong ability to promote the organization, strong communication skills and a desire to continuously improve your operations.

Goal-oriented and self-motivated, you are able to see the big picture, how all business lines come together and how DUC’s mission is linked to society. You are able to lead and inspire a multi-disciplinary team to achieve results consistent with DUC’s mission in MB.


  • An undergraduate degree with a strong focus on conservation and a background in an appropriate discipline.
  • Strong financial/budgeting and project management skills.
  • Solid experience supervising a team of multi-disciplinary professionals.
  • Experience in government relations and communications.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation and relationship-building skills.
  • Familiarity with the non-profit or environmental conservation sectors are assets.

A minimum of eight years of experience in conservation program delivery, revenue generation and working with partners, along with a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff, make you the ideal candidate for this position.

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:   February 17, 2020 (EST)

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.