Employment Opportunities

Conservation Intern

QDMA is offering a six-month internship that will run from July 1 to December 31, 2019. The intern will work with the Conservation Department on research, education, advocacy, grant writing and certification program issues.

The selected individual will assist the Conservation Department on identifying research funding opportunities, developing educational materials, engaging in legislative efforts, and helping with QDMA’s certification programs.

Important items to note about the internship include:

  • This is an unpaid internship, but QDMA will cooperate with universities/colleges that offer credit for intern programs. The intern must make all arrangements for receiving academic credit.
  • The intern will work from home and provide 5-10 hours of work per week during the internship period.
  • QDMA will provide the intern with experience in the wildlife field and educational opportunities.

To apply for the internship, please send a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to Kip Adams, Director of Conservation, by June 3, 2019.

QDMA Chief Development Officer

Reports To: CEO
Position Location:  QDMA National Office, Bogart, GA (not negotiable)
Date Available: Immediate


The Chief Development Officer (CDO) has strategic oversight and operational responsibility for all aspects of philanthropic giving including special events, annual fund, major gifts, deferred gifts, corporate giving and foundation giving. The CDO is responsible for all points of the Development cycle including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The CDO is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and reports to the CEO.


  1. Leadership – serves on the Executive Leadership Team. Provides vital input in strategic and operational planning. Helps identify and address development issues that impact the health and effectiveness of the organization. 
  2. Operations – oversees day-to-day development operations and supervision of Development staff.  Responsible for recruiting, developing and evaluating Development staff and aligning their efforts with the culture and values of the organization and its mission. 
  3. Development – establishes, in partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors, fund development strategy, planning and implementation. Responsible for coordinating fundraising campaigns and identifying funding sources to meet annual development goals. 
  4.  Major Gifts – functions as the primary driver of philanthropic giving through cultivation and stewardship of major donors. Responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing gifts, and stewarding donors.
  5. Data Management – oversees data analyst to ensure effective use of the organization’s data management and donor management system (Raiser’s Edge).
  6. Collaboration – works with corporate and grassroots staff to establish an integrated, cross-departmental Development program. Works with the marketing/communications department to develop strategies to expand awareness of QDMA’s vision and priorities, the case for donor support, and the impact of donors in advancing the association’s mission.
  7. Board Cultivation – collaborates with the CEO and Board leadership to cultivate and strengthen the Board’s fundraising participation and results.
  8. Advancement Committee – provides leadership and direction to the association’s Advancement Committee which supports senior staff and the Board in fundraising efforts.
  9. Fiscal Accountability – assures timely and accurate stewardship of charitable contributions, income and expense budgets, reports and programs. Works with the Director of Finance to develop and implement budgets that ensure compliance and accountability.
  10. Integrity – adheres to the highest ethical standards, exhibits an optimistic and positive attitude, and is sensitive to donor needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, fundraising, communications, public relations or a related field; Master’s degree a plus
  • Proven experience in a leadership role in a growing, evolving organization
  • 5+ years of donor development experience with at least 3 years of proven success in major gifts.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience of a fundraising team or divisions therein
  • Preferred experience in multiple fundraising areas such as annual fund, major gifts, events, or planned gifts.
  • Experience in setting strategy for donor communications
  • Proficient knowledge in computer software applications (MS Office) and donor software (Raiser’s Edge preferred)


  • Demonstrated experienced creating, directing and actively monitoring the strategic implementation of philanthropic revenue generation, including annual giving; grant-seeking from government, corporate, and private sources; fundraising and cultivation events; major and planned gifts; and corporate giving
  • Preparation of detailed plans and budgets for fund-raising programs
  • Sustained success leading, coaching and developing people in a team environment
  • Ability to work strategically, set priorities, define goals and outcomes, detail tactics, and achieve results
  • High energy, flexible, collaborative and proactive
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong individual donor relationships
  • A commitment to accuracy, transparency and accountability
  • Preference for someone with experience and/or passion for wildlife conservation, hunting or the mission of the association
  • The ability to attend events and donor meetings that may occur in the evenings and/or on weekends
  • Excellent oral and written communication

Salary and Benefits:  The position offers a competitive compensation, benefits and relocation package.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to arobertson@qdma.com.

QDMA Canada Regional Director

Position Title: Regional Director – QDMA Canada

Position Location:  Must reside in either Ontario or Quebec. This is a home-based position

Full-Time, Salaried Position – 40 Hours per week

Position Overview / Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with QDMA Branches to plan, organize, and conduct successful fundraising and educational events
  • Increase the number of QDMA members and Branches in Canada
  • Promote QDMA programs and facilitate mission involvement by QDMA Branches and members
  • Represent QDMA at key meetings and functions
  • Source merchandise for fundraising events and promotional purposes

Key Qualifications:

  • College degree required
  • Solid appreciation and working knowledge of deer hunting and management
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to organize and conduct fundraising events
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills
  • Sound computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Willingness to travel frequently and work outside of normal business hours
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Salary / Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Benefits include vacation, paid holidays, and flexible working arrangements.

Application Deadline:  January 4, 2019

Application Process: Interested persons should forward a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Ryan Furrer at rfurrer@qdma.com or P.O. Box 160, Bogart, GA 30622.

The QDMA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or religion.