Employment Opportunities

Director of Grassroots Support (Remote)


The Director of Grassroots Support is responsible for guiding and managing volunteers in their territory setting performance objectives, evaluating, and optimizing operational performance within the Grassroots Program. This position must be able to lead and manage people, ensure operations run smoothly, achieve revenue targets and mission delivery.

Key job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage by motivating volunteers to remain optimistic even when faced with challenges and encouraging good performance and values.
  • Allocate resources and supplies to ensure volunteers can complete their responsibilities to their highest potential.
  • Work closely with the organization’s Branch officers and volunteers to plan, organize, and conduct successful fundraising and mission events with the goal of increasing net profits.
  • Lead and advance the organization’s Grassroots Programs.
  • Supervise two Regional Directors
  • Plan, organize, and execute the organizations national fundraising programs.
  • Increase the number of members and Branches.
  • Promote programs and facilitate mission involvement by Branches and members.
  • Represent the organization at key meetings and functions.
  • Collect and disseminate appropriate correspondence for the organization.
  • Assist National Office with operational issues as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • College degree preferred
  • Effective presentation, sales, and recruitment skills.
  • Solid appreciation and working knowledge of deer hunting and management. Being a deer hunter is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and from different parts of the country.
  • Understand and be able to communicate with volunteers and hunters from large geographical areas and realize the differences in hunting cultures and traditions.
  • Ability to organize and conduct fundraising and mission delivery events in person and remotely.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and motivate volunteers in person and in a virtual setting.
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of normal business hours.
  • Sound computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Be supportive of the Organization’s mission and programs such as Field to Fork.
  • Excel in a challenging environment that requires multitasking.
  • Ability to lead and supervise staff and volunteers.


Flexible Work Schedule:  The Director of Grassroots position is one that works very closely with volunteers for meeting, planning, and executing events.  As such, a fair number of the work hours will fall outside of standard working hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).  However, we wish all our employees maintain an appropriate work-life balance.  To do so, we ask that you take time off during the standard working hours in order to account for hours worked during nights and weekends.


About the National Deer Association 

Formally launched on November 10, 2020, the National Deer Association is a non-profit deer conservation group that leads efforts to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-serving, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 38 years of action that has changed deer management for the betterment of hunting and protected North America’s most vital and admired game species for future generations.

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

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Lauren Varner, Chief Development Officer.

The National Deer Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religion.