Join DAIS!

Join our staff team and enjoy amazing benefits!


In addition to a flexible and supportive workplace, DAIS offers an excellent benefit package for full-time and regular part-time employees that includes:

  • Health insurance – Low out of pocket costs; DAIS pays 80% of premiums for all tiers of coverage, including employee only, employee and spouse, employee and children, and family.
  • Dental insurance – PPO providers reduce out of pocket costs; DAIS pays 80% of premiums for all tiers of coverage, including employee only, employee and spouse, employee and children, and family.
  • Vision Insurance – In-network providers provide significant savings
  • Life insurance and AD&D – Fully paid for by DAIS
  • Short-term Disability coverage– Fully paid for by DAIS
  • Long-term Disability coverage – Fully paid for by DAIS
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Plan (option for pre-tax deductions from pay to use for qualifying expenses)
  • 401(k) Plan (employer match coming soon in 2022)
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 1 Floating holiday per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Jobs with DAIS

Important information about COVID-19 and Working at DAIS:

To maintain safety and the health and wellbeing of everyone we work with, all employees of DAIS are asked to provide documentation confirming COVID-19 vaccination and receipt of a booster dose, or in the absence of vaccination documentation, provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test.


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DAIS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The DAIS staff experience is rooted in collaboration, mutual respect, openness, and shared responsibility. The organization values staff for their contributions and supports their growth. Together, we are one, for all. Benefits for full-time & regular part-time positions include medical and dental coverage, vision coverage options, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, the option to participate in a 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off.


If you want to be considered for any position, you must submit the following 3 things:


Note: Please submit documents in Word or PDF formats ONLY


1. Cover letter – tell us who you are and what draws you to work with us


2. Resumé – share highlights of your experiences and background


3. Application for Employment – provide additional information that may not be on your resumé
IMPORTANT: You must download application to your computer and save the file to get started. Please read: How to fill out your employment application


To submit required application materials:

  • Upload documents via the form on this page and hit “Send Message”
  • Send materials by postal mail or drop off your materials at our office:
    DAIS, 2102 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI 53704

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DAIS Employment Opportunities

Crisis Intervention Coordinator

Are you an empathetic and supportive leader?  Do you remain calm when others are in crisis?  In addition to providing leadership, training and support to our Crisis Intervention staff and volunteers, you will support survivors, their friends and families as they begin their healing journey.  Our Crisis Intervention team often serves as the gateway to our services providing the first point of contact for many of our clients.  You will connect with our clients through our 24/7 helpline, in person as a walk-in client or as a referral through our law enforcement referral program. The first step is often the most difficult and you can ease that by reducing their isolation and letting them know they are not alone.  Be an anchor during their storm and apply today.


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Housing First Program Coordinator

Minimum $40K/year based on qualifications

A safe home – something we all deserve, yet not all have.   Play an integral role in planning and implementing our Housing First Initiative at DAIS and work to secure safe homes for our clients.  Collaborate with various client service teams within DAIS to assess housing needs for our clients as well as build relationships with community housing providers and landlords.  You will also work with the state-wide Housing First Program to help develop new processes to measure the effectiveness of this pilot program.  If you are self-motivated with a problem-solving attitude, can multi-task, handle crisis appropriately and tolerate ambiguity as these new initiatives are developed and implemented, we want to hear from you!


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Security Operations Associate

Position requires flexibility to cover overnight, weekend and weekday/holiday hours


Greet clients and residents while you monitor the safety and security of our emergency domestic violence shelter facility.  If you are able to remain calm in emergency situations and want to be part of a team committed to strengthen and empower the families using our services, this may be the position for you.  DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) is seeking a Security Operations Associate to work variable part time hours.


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Shelter Advocate – Variable Part Time

Current openings – overnights and weekends, primarily

Provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in our shelter while assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. Advocates work directly with our residents and their families by providing emotional support, building community, and connecting residents to resources.  Available shifts are primarily overnight and weekend hours in addition to weekday and holiday coverage as needed. 


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Youth Violence Prevention Advocate

Are you an engaging speaker looking to make a difference in our community?  We are looking for our Youth Violence Prevention Advocate who will facilitate our primary prevention program, Men Encouraging Nonviolent Strength (MENS) Club with culturally diverse youth and work with a variety of groups throughout Dane County to tailor presentations and workshops that raise awareness around domestic violence issues. If you have experience facilitating and working with youth, effective public speaking skills, and experience planning and co-facilitating workshops, we would like to hear from you!

Prevention Outreach Specialist – This position has been retitled.  Please see the Youth Violence Prevention Advocate listing for details.


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How to Submit the DAIS Employment Application:

1. Download and save the application to your computer.


2. Go to your desktop or the folder where you saved the employment application on your computer and open the application from there.


3. After filling out the application, save the completed application on your computer.


4. Close the application and reopen it to verify that your information has been saved.


5. Print and mail or submit your application with the form on this page along with your cover letter and resume.