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Ontario Manager of Provincial Operations

Ducks Unlimited Canada
Barrie, Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Jun 18, 2023

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Manager / Director
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Ducks Unlimited Canada (“DUC”) is proud to be one of the nation’s largest and longest-standing conservation organizations, tackling the most pressing environmental challenges by rolling up its sleeves and getting to work. With a mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of North America’s waterfowl, wildlife and people, DUC is a passionate group of people who believe that nature is the foundation of strong communities, a prosperous economy and a sustainable future that supports the hopes and dreams of future generations.  For the past 85 years, DUC has been helping to create an unlimited future for all of us across Canada by working to keep our water clean, our wildlife abundant and our communities healthy. 

DUC’s time-tested formula is simple and effective: conserve at-risk wetlands; restore those that have been damaged; and successfully manage the projects under its care. In cooperation with DUC’s extensive partners across government, industry, landowners, other non-governmental organizations and the general public, DUC’s committed employees and partners are innovating and delivering effective conservation. To date, DUC has conserved 6.6 million acres of habitat. DUC’s actions harness the power of nature to drive a prosperous economy and safeguard our most vulnerable and valuable environmental assets, all while respecting traditional knowledge of the land and everything that lives on it. Meaningful progress has been made in the areas of science, education, government policy and partnerships. DUC has leveraged its science-based information and experience to assist government and industry in developing positive environmental policy that has subsequently influenced the conservation of hundreds of millions of acres across the country. With many wetlands, grasslands, forests, lakes and streams in our country under the threat of growing pollution, climate instability, urbanization and invasive species, the need for wetland conservation, particularly within high-priority areas of Ontario, has never been greater.

Reporting to the Director of Regional Operations, East and British Columbia, the Ontario Manager of Provincial Operations (“MPO”) will play a critical role in driving DUC’s mission forward, ensuring DUC’s continued leadership as Ontario’s preeminent conservation organization. The most senior member of the Ontario region, the MPO translates DUC’s national goals and processes into strategic and operational plans appropriate for the regional context. With a clear vision for Ontario, the MPO leads the team in developing annual goals, supporting existing conservation programs and delivering new, innovative revenue-generating initiatives. As the primary face of Ducks Unlimited in Ontario, the MPO builds strong relationships with senior government officials, business leaders, ENGO partners, landowners, volunteers, the media and the general public. Continually aware of evolving and new opportunities, the MPO pursues new partnership growth, particularly in the fee-for-services sustainability sector. 

Passion for the environment and its conservation is core to the MPO’s belief system. A collaborative, empathetic people leader with strong interpersonal and communications skills, the MPO brings 8+ years of progressive leadership with program delivery, revenue generation and partnership development in the non-profit, public or private sectors. An undergraduate degree in conservation or a related discipline and experience with government relations at provincial, regional and/or local levels, federated models, human resources and/or fundraising are valuable assets. This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic and operations leader to join Ducks Unlimited Canada to help proudly steward Ontario’s wetlands and ensure a healthier and prosperous future for all people in Canada in the many years ahead.

How to Apply

If you are interested in further exploring this exciting Ducks Unlimited Canada Manager of Provincial Operations for Ontario opportunity, please provide your resume and a detailed cover letter to Lisa Heidman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Arlington Partners International and the Ducks Unlimited Canada Selection Committee at   A detailed Position Profile highlighting key competencies will be provided to all candidates under consideration.

Ducks Unlimited Canada is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion and a culture where everyone is welcome. DUC strives to attract and retain a diverse workforce where employees are inspired to provide an atmosphere of respect and encouragement of all. DUC is committed to making Ducks Unlimited Canada a place of belonging for all people, united in conservation.

We look forward to exploring your candidacy. 


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