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 that provides comprehensive prevention and intervention programming to thousands of Dane County residents each year.

Access the DAIS application for employment here.

*Applications are accepted for this position at any time. Qualified candidates will be notified when a position becomes available. Applications will be kept on file for one-year.

Bilingual Legal Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Full-time Bilingual Legal Advocate to join our team. The Bilingual Legal Advocate provides services directly to victims of domestic violence in Dane County and acts as a Service Representative per WI§ 895.45 for victims of domestic violence. The Bilingual Legal Advocate’s direct service responsibilities include providing support, information, advocacy, and court accompaniment to victims of domestic violence including assistance with restraining orders, civil, criminal, and other court matters, and legal referrals. Services are provided in English as well as Spanish. The Bilingual Legal Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.

A successful candidate will possess a four year college or university degree though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English is required, and in addition, the ability to comprehend and analyze legal information, including statutes, and to explain such information to clients is required. Experience working with trauma survivors is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the legal rights of victims. the civil and criminal legal systems, and experience in crisis intervention is preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Bilingual Legal Advocate Job Description

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance ensures organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial and business functions, serving as a strategic, hands-on and participative leader to support finance, business planning and budgeting. The Director of Finance coordinates these functions with other facets of the organization, including the development of fiscal policies and efficient work procedures and processes. The Director of Finance also provides strategic analysis and advice to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, and ensures ample security for materials, assets and information. This position manages audits, directs the annual budget process, ensures compliance with applicable contract and regulatory reporting requirements, manages fiscal transactions, tracks and manages cash flow, ensures the timely completion of financial reporting, analyzes and interprets statistical and accounting information, and forecasts fiscal position to management and Board of Directors Finance Committee.

A successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration (MBA or CPA Preferred), and will have a minimum of seven years of professional level experience performing varied and responsible accounting, or business management involving the use of electronic data processing systems. A minimum of five years of experience in the non-profit sector including working with a Board of Directors as well as non-profit management and leadership experience, and a minimum of three years of experience supervising accounting and administrative staff. Additional requirements include: a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices, as well as budgeting, purchasing, and electronic data processing applications, excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and problem solving abilities, the ability to learn and apply complex governmental guidelines relating to accounting, personnel, purchasing, and management information reporting systems, demonstrated knowledge of fiscal analysis, procedures, coordination and management, extensive working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel. A track record in grants management compliance and reporting, experience managing a variety of funding sources, experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors and familiarity with a networked computer system is preferred. Bilingual competency is a plus.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Director of Finance Job Description

Family Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Full-time Family Advocate to join our growing team. The Family Advocate provides case management services to victims of domestic violence in the DAIS emergency shelter as well as crisis management and program support to ensure the quality of service provision within the shelter facility. Case management duties include providing support, advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, and parenting support to shelter residents. The Family Advocate participates in rotational on-call coverage, and provides consultation and support to Shelter Advocates regarding strategies and responses to client service provision.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will possess a four-year degree in social work or a related field though relevant field experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Experience in a residential facility setting, experience working with child and adult trauma survivors strongly preferred. Experience in crisis intervention, excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. In addition, knowledge of domestic violence issues and knowledge of resources within Dane County and how to access those resources preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Family Advocate Job Description

Lead Shelter Advocates (Full-time, Regular Part-time) and Shelter Advocates (Variable Part-time)

Lead Shelter Advocates and the Shelter Advocates provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter. Responsibilities include assisting shelter residents with daily living needs, providing general support and shelter coverage, conducting assessments to determine eligibility for shelter services, maintaining and updating the client database, preparing rooms for new residents and conducting security checks, and attending supervision and team meetings. The Lead Shelter Advocate serves as the primary contact person for Shelter Advocates while on duty and when a coordinator or manager is unavailable. These are awake positions. Work shifts may include days, evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays to ensure adequate coverage of the shelter program.

A successful candidate will possess a four-year degree in a human services related field, though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Experience supervising the work and performance of others is required for Lead Shelter Advocates. Experience in a residential facility setting and experience working with trauma survivors is strongly preferred. Experience in crisis intervention, knowledge of domestic violence issues, and bilingual abilities are preferred. In addition, excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office is also preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Lead Shelter Advocate Job Description

Shelter Advocate Job Description

Maintenance Coordinator

DAIS is seeking a Maintenance Coordinator to join our team. Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for the appearance, cleanliness, safety, and functionality of the DAIS building, physical  plant, and grounds. The Maintenance Coordinator responds to emerging maintenance needs and conducts daily monitoring to ensure facility needs are met and maintained in a safe and efficient manner, and that daily custodial tasks are completed. The Maintenance Coordinator may be assigned to coordinate major projects relating to buildings, grounds or the physical plant. The Maintenance Coordinator also conducts preventative maintenance activities and works with vendors as directed. The Maintenance Coordinator work schedule includes on-call responsibilities to address emergency facility issues as well as planned facility maintenance, and may include evenings and weekends.

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

A successful candidate will possess an Associate’s degree in a related field or a journeyman’s card, however a high school diploma/equivalency plus related training and three years related work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. In addition, a minimum of three years related maintenance experience, the ability to understand, monitor and critically review contracts for facility services, the ability to work effectively with said vendors, knowledge of building design, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, and knowledge and experience with building and fire codes, OSHA regulations, fire alarm systems and associated fire safety systems is required. Candidates must also possess the ability to, and be willing to use basic hand and power tools needed for routine, non-licensed maintenance work, as well as the experience and willingness to work closely with volunteers to address short- and long-term projects. The ability to effectively work with diverse populations and the ability to effectively and sensitively interact with traumatized populations is also required. Bilingual abilities are preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Maintenance Coordinator Job Description

Rural Community Services Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Rural Community Services Advocate to join our growing team. The Community Services Advocate is responsible for providing direct services to victims of domestic violence who are utilizing DAIS community response services with a special focus on the rural areas of Dane County. The Community Response Program provides clients with face to face support, personalized safety planning and information regarding community resources. Additionally, this position provides direct services within the Support Group, Help Line, and LEAP (Law Enforcement Advocate Partnership) programs. This is a full-time hourly position with scheduled day time and evening hours. Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will possess a four-year college or university degree though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Bilingual (English and Spanish) fluency is preferred. In addition, experience working with victims of trauma and their children, experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and knowledge of community resources in Dane County is necessary. Knowledge of domestic violence issues is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and an attention to detail. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office is preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Rural Community Services Advocate Job Description

Security Operations Associate

DAIS is seeking Variable Part-time Security Operations Associates. Availability on weekdays, weekends, 2nd and 3rd shift, and holidays is required. The Security Operations Associate is responsible for maintaining a presence at the secondary entrance, managing building access by visitors, and monitoring security systems. The Security Operations Associate serves as a first point of contact for visitors; controls building access by users in accordance with established security procedures; monitors building security systems; connects visitors to appropriate personnel; responds to client queries in a trauma informed manner; investigates disturbances; responds to emergency situations, and completes appropriate paperwork. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The ability to work first, second or third shift may be required depending on overall scheduling needs.

A successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, some college coursework is preferred. Reception and facility supervision experience is strongly desired, particularly with organizations that involve security and building access protocols. DAIS will provide additional training for candidates who possess some experience and/or have strong supporting qualifications. The ability to effectively handle crisis situations and the ability to maintain professional boundaries is required. In addition, computer skills including a working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office and experience handling confidential information and materials is preferred.

Experience working in the human services field and bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred.

To apply:
Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to: daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at http://abuseintervention.org/how-to-application/

Security Operations Associate Job Description

Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.