Employment Opportunities

QDM Cooperative Specialist 

Position Location:  This is a full-time, home-based position. Must reside in or near Mobile, Alabama.

Position Description: The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is seeking a qualified, self-motivated, and outgoing individual to serve as a Quality Deer Management (QDM) Cooperative Specialist to work with landowners and hunters in Southwest Alabama.  Oversight for the position will be shared between QDMA and the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF). 

The primary duties of the position shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Working with private landowners and hunting clubs in Southwest Alabama to promote, establish and support QDM cooperatives;
  • Scheduling and facilitating meetings with landowners and hunting clubs to encourage sound deer management practices and cooperation among adjoining properties;
  • Conducting frequent seminars on QDM principles and the value of cooperatives;
  • Providing technical guidance on deer harvest, data collection and strategies to minimize the potential introduction of chronic wasting disease (CWD);
  • Working closely with AWF’s Land Stewardship Assistance Biologists to encourage and facilitate management practices that enhance wildlife habitat and meet landowner objectives;
  • Promoting membership and involvement in QDMA and AWF among hunters and landowners. 
  • Collaborate with other members of QDMA’s and AWF’s Conservation Department and other employees and departments as appropriate. 
  • Provide deer hunting and management content for QDMA’s and AWF’s publications, websites and social media. 

Key Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in wildlife or related natural resource field

• Experience and working knowledge of deer hunting and management

• Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

• Ability to organize and coordinate educational events

• Well-developed written and verbal communications skills

• Sound computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

• Willingness to travel frequently and work outside normal business hours

• Ability to work with minimal supervision

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

Application Process: Interested persons should forward a resume, cover letter, and three references to: QDM Cooperative Specialist Search Committee, QDMA, P.O. Box 160, Bogart, GA 30622.

Application Deadline: December 14th, 2018.


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:  December 14, 2018

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.

 


Conservation Intern

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is offering a six-month internship that will run from January 1 to June 30, 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 cover letter and one-page resume to Kip Adams, Director of Conservation, by November 30, 2018.

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