Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is looking to add a few motivated people to our National Office Staff. If you have the experience in the areas we’re hiring, please apply!


Outdoor Adventures Director

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is looking to hire an Outdoor Adventures Director (OAD) to oversee our Outdoor Adventures program. OAD candidates are expected to possess superb leadership, project management, communication, time management and organizational skills with the ability to work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be energetic, flexible, strategic thinkers, able to juggle many responsibilities and have a passion for serving and working with and leading all kinds of people.

Outdoor Adventures Director Responsibilities

  • Managing Outdoor Adventures budget and submit required reports on programs, costs, equipment & facilities used, efficacy of the program, participants, etc.
  • Managing Outdoor Adventure Staff
  • Managing submission, tracking, evaluation, and monitoring of Veterans Administration contracts.
  • Oversee the planning, organization and implementation of programs and evaluate the effectiveness of these programs; identify future needs.
  • Assess the adaptive requirements of participants and ensure each is able to fully participate in the program.
  • Communicate with local and national adaptive sports communities, and research various sport and recreation programs.
  • Implement recreation programs and ensure that they are being taken advantage of and are successful. They create and manage schedules for activities and facilities. They recruit, train and oversee staff and volunteers. Recreation Directors may supervise and lead some activities, as well.Providing direction in Outdoor Adventure
  • Promote the program using social media, email, and other advertising when and where warranted.

Outdoor Adventures Director Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelors degree (preferred) and/or relevant work experience equivalent in sports/recreation therapy, including working with participants with adaptive needs.
  • 2-3 years of work experience planning and executing outdoor recreation/adventure outings or similar.
  • Ability to conduct press conferences and briefings.
  • Ability to nurture long-term relationships with key sponsors/donors.
  • Natural leader who displays strong decision-making and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be willing and able to participate in the Outdoor Adventures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills.

Team and Chapter Director

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is looking to hire a Team and Chapter Director (TCD) whose primary responsibilities are to oversee and manage current Teams and Chapters and expand to more locations throughout the US. The TCD’s secondary responsibilities will be as Disaster Response Mission (DRM) Manager. TCD candidates are expected to possess superb leadership, project management, communication, time management and organizational skills with the ability to work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also be energetic, flexible, strategic thinkers, able to juggle many responsibilities and have a passion for serving and working with and leading all kinds of people.

Team and Chapter Director Responsibilities – PRIMARY

  • Lead, train and manage current Teams and Chapters and their leadership to maintain the integrity and standing of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.
  • Identify potential new Team locations.
  • Recruit new team leaders and replacement leadership when terms are up.
  • Train and hold accountable Team and Chapters leaders in the policies, procedures, and reporting required of them.
  • Recruit and engage new SDIA members.
  • Manage Team and Chapter budgets and submit required financial reports to the SDIA In-House Accountant.
  • Promote Teams and Chapters using social media, email, and other media/advertising when and where appropriate.

Team and Chapter Director Responsibilities – SECONDARY

Secondary responsibilities include being the Disaster Response Mission (DRM) Manager.

  • Manage Disaster Response Mission (DRM) deployments.
  • Coordinate and manage DRM Teams, including working with regional/local Teams/Chapters and nationwide volunteers.
  • Coordinate and provide necessary/appropriate DRM-related training courses.

Team and Chapter Director Requirements and Skills:

  • Be passionate about the mission of SDIA and helping our nation’s veterans and first responders.
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or equivalent work experience in business development and/or team management. (Required)
  • 3+ years of work experience as a Team Manager or similar.
  • Ability to grasp and articulate SDIA’s vision, engage others to embrace that vision, and guide the team along the path to the fulfillment of that vision.
  • Have a powerful work ethic, unparalleled customer service skills, and the ability to maintain working relationships across a broad spectrum of personalities.
  • Ability to nurture long-term relationships with key partners.
  • Natural leader who displays strong decision-making, integrity and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to maintain a positive disposition when faced with challenging situations.
  • Maintain positive relationships with former and current leadership.
  • Positive attitude and approachable
  • Strong ability to negotiate and effectively influence others

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