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:, 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:

Rural Community Services Advocate Job Description