Jobs with DAIS

DAIS is the leading provider of domestic violence intervention and prevention services in Dane County. Founded in 1977, DAIS has grown from its humble beginnings of five volunteers working out of a church basement, to an organization of close to 30 full-time staff, numerous part-time staff, and over 130 volunteers providing comprehensive prevention and intervention programming to thousands of Dane County residents each year. The organization is on the cusp of substantial growth in programming and the required staff and volunteer corps to support that programming. Additionally, the organization is in the midst of constructing a new, much larger facility slated to open in the summer of 2014.

2014 Employment Application

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Bilingual Shelter Advocate (2 positions open)

DAIS is seeking two full time Bilingual (English and Spanish) Shelter Advocates to work second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The Bilingual Shelter Advocate position is responsible for providing support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. The Bilingual Shelter Advocate position is an awake position that ensures coverage of the shelter 24/7.

A successful candidate will have experience in providing support and advocacy to people in crisis. Experience working specifically with survivors of domestic violence and their children and experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.

Fluency in English and Spanish is a requirement for this position. Individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Bilingual Shelter Advocate Job Description

Business Services Manager

DAIS is seeking an experienced Business Services Manager to join our growing team. The Business Services Manager (BSM) is a highly skilled, strategic, forward thinking, manager responsible for supporting the effective and efficient operation of the organization by managing a broad range of business management functions, including supervision of reception staff members and office volunteers. The BSM oversees the day to day office operations and assists the Director of Business Operations on future planning. The BSM also serves as the primary contact for office equipment vendors

A successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of administrative management experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience supervising the work of multiple staff members. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an Associate degree; Bachelor degree strongly preferred.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Mary Beth Hildebrandt, Director of Business Operations are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

A first review of applications will begin on April 25th.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Services Manager Job Description

Child & Youth Advocate

DAIS is seeking a full-time Child and Youth Advocate (CYA) to join our growing team. The Child and Youth Advocate is responsible for providing individual and group support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are clients of DAIS programs. This Child and Youth Advocate also provides outreach and services to victims of teen relationship violence. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with community partners, working with volunteers, and statistical reporting.

A successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree. Experience in the field may be substituted for the academic degree. A successful candidate will also have experience facilitating group and activities with children, youth and adults. Experience working with children exposed to domestic violence preferred.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Karen Larson, Children’s Program Coordinator, are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Child & Youth Advocate Job Description

Executive Assistant

DAIS is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to join our growing team. The Executive Assistant (EA) is a part-time position responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the Executive Director. Additionally, the EA will provide support for the Board of Directors, and may, at times provide support to other Leadership Staff members.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of administrative office experience, including at least two years of experience supporting executive management staff. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an Associate degree; Bachelor degree strongly preferred. Experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors also preferred.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Executive Assistant Hire are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

The first review of applications will occur on Friday, April 25th.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Executive Assistant Job Description

Lead Shelter Advocate (2 positions open)

DAIS is seeking two full time Lead Shelter Advocates to work second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The Lead Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. This position also conducts shelter screenings over the phone with callers to determine eligibility for shelter services. The Lead Shelter Advocate position is the main contact person each shift for Shelter Advocates, as well as the lead advocate on site during times a coordinator or manager is not scheduled or available. The Lead Shelter Advocate position is an awake position that ensures coverage of the shelter 24/7.

A successful candidate will have experience in providing support and advocacy to people in crisis. Experience working specifically with survivors of domestic violence and their children and experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Lead Shelter Advocate Job Description

LEAP Crisis Response Advocate

DAIS is seeking a full time Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership Crisis Response Advocate (LEAP CRA) to join our growing team. The LEAP CRA is responsible for providing phone and in-person support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence referred through law enforcement partners. This position is also responsible for developing and coordinating the partnership between DAIS and law enforcement partners.

A successful candidate will have experience in providing direct services to victims of domestic violence, maintaining relationships with community partnerships, and experiencing collaborating with law enforcement. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Meg Sohns, Crisis Intervention Services Manager, are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

LEAP Crisis Response Advocate Job Description

Relief Shelter Advocates

DAIS is seeking Relief Shelter Advocates to work first, second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required.

The Relief Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. The Relief Shelter Advocate position is a part time, awake position that is scheduled to work on an as-needed basis based on program coverage needs and therefore is not guaranteed any number of hours per week.

A successful candidate will have experience in providing support and advocacy to people in crisis. Experience working specifically with survivors of domestic violence and their children and experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Relief Shelter Advocate Job Description

Shelter Advocate (Full-Time, 3 positions open)

DAIS is seeking three full time Shelter Advocates to work second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required.

The Shelter Advocate position is responsible for providing support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. The Shelter Advocate position is an awake position that ensures coverage of the shelter 24/7.

A successful candidate will have experience in providing support and advocacy to people in crisis. Experience working specifically with survivors of domestic violence and their children and experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Shelter Advocate Job Description

Support Group Coordinator

DAIS is seeking a part time (20 hours/week) Support Group Coordinator to join our growing team. The Support Group Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the support group program, which includes development, coordination and evaluation of support groups. This position also facilitates support groups and is responsible for training and supporting volunteer support group advocates.

A successful candidate will have experience providing direct services to victims of domestic violence, facilitating support groups, volunteer supervision and program coordination.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Meg Sohns, Crisis Intervention Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Support Group Coordinator Job Description