Associate Director

Application deadline: September 25, 2023

Employer: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Location: Wisconsin based position - remote/hybrid

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Director (AD) is an exempt position. The AD will strengthen the work of the Wisconsin domestic abuse program community by promoting the development of an inclusionary infrastructure, technical resources, leadership development, public policy and systems advocacy, and innovation. The AD works to ensure that all communities are full partners in the movement to end domestic violence in Wisconsin. This is a managerial position and is responsible for staff supervision and leadership development.

The AD supervises the Director of Legal Services, the Communications Director, the Technology Manager, the Prevention & Outreach Director, and the Engagement & Services Director.

Primary responsibilities

Coordinate Technical Assistance and Services to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Members and Constituents:   

The AD ensures that End Abuse’s offerings to its members and constituents are responsive to the needs of survivors, culturally competent and relevant and reflective of the diversity of domestic violence survivors, and trauma informed. The AD should promote an environment of collegiality, collaboration, and empowerment among staff. The AD should coordinate systems of ongoing technical assistance, training and mentoring throughout Wisconsin, addressing the needs of service providers and diverse communities.  

  • Guide the development and implementation of new programming, in consultation with the Executive Director, team leads, staff and funders and in alignment with organization’s strategic plan and other plans, such as the long-range plan. 
  • Facilitate staff decision-making and input into coalition-wide grants applications, End Abuse trainings and deliverables. 
  • Ensure that coalition staffing, activities and deliverables are aligned with the needs of survivors, members, and other constituent needs. 
  • Create, distribute, and analyze bi-annual TA and Education Survey. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes for training evaluation and reporting. 
  • With the Executive Director, co-coordinate statewide directors’ meetings. 
  • Coordinate End Abuse Staff coverage of general technical assistance contacts via calls and email to Madison office 
  • Responsible for overseeing and/or approving Press Releases and other communications written by the Communications Director and serve as back up Admin for social media when the Communications Director is out of the office. 

The AD supervises the Director of Legal Services, the Communications Director, the Technology Manager, and the Prevention and Engagement Team: Prevention & Outreach Director, and Engagement & Services Director. 

  • Provide leadership to supervisors, by holding regular meetings and in one-on-one coaching, problem solving and thought partnership. 
  • Work with staff and in concert with the HR Director to fill open positions. 
  • Manage employees’ performance; provide new employee orientation; train or provide adequate training for employees; coach, counsel and motivate employees; evaluate employees; investigate complaints or performance concerns; implement disciplinary action as needed and in consultation and with support from the HR Director. 
  • Manage and ensure effective employee relations; create an ethical, non-discriminatory, and safe work environment; establish effective communication lines/methods; identify and solve employee problems; manage conflict, respond to grievances; set common expectations across coalition staff. 
  • In collaboration with the Technology Manager, approve all upgrades to the organization’s technology to ensure compliance with insurance and compatibility of systems. 
  • Accept resignations; initiate terminations; process layoff actions with support from the HR Director. 
  • Approve leave and overtime; complete or review and approve time tracking. 
  • Approve timesheets and expense reports ensuring congruence with End Abuse personnel and finance policies. 

Grant Management and Compliance: The AD works to ensure that administrative processes are in alignment with grant and funding requirements to preserve and protect the resources that support coalition work.  

  • Serve as a liaison between the Finance team and the rest of the organization, ensure that grant deliverables are met, and manage budgets to ensure fiscal responsibility. 
  • Serve as a liaison to major coalition funders. 
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, Director of Finance, and other staff, evaluate grant opportunities with reference to programmatic and fiscal criteria. 
  • Collaborate with finance and programmatic staff to complete grant reports and write grant applications. 
  • Collaborate with finance and programmatic staff to ensure grant reports are submitted and accurately reflect staff activities.  
  • Create and maintain processes, documentation, and workflows to ensure grant-compliance related functions, such as contracting, procurement, data reporting, and time tracking, meet the necessary requirements of grantors with support from our Grants and Finance team. 
  • Work with finance team to monitor grant budget-to-actual reports and allocate staff time and financial resources appropriately.  
  • Collaborate with finance to ensure the staff is following through on financial processes and procedures and entering data into Osnium.  
  • Work with staff to fulfill grant deliverables. 

Programmatic Responsibilities: The AD participates in and contributes to the work of the coalition. The specific responsibilities and duties may shift depending on staffing and need. The following are examples of the types of programmatic responsibilities that may rest with the AD: 

  • With the Public Policy Director, participate in and provide staffing for the Long Range-Planning Process. 
    • As project manager of the Long-Range Plan for Wisconsin, meet regularly to collaborate with WCASA, BBWPC, and AIAA to establish implementation plans and ensure that the goals and recommendations of the LRP are being implemented by all coalitions in our programmatic work, with our member programs, and with funders. 
    • Collaborate with WCASA, BBWPC, and AIAA to plan, produce, and implement the 2030-36 LRP. 
  • As Project manager of the Annual Homicide Report, provide support to the data subcontractor for the annual Homicide Report. 
    • Source and supervise the contracted Homicide Report data collector. 
    • Create and engage staff in writing content for and editing the reports. 
    • With staff support organize the launch of the Homicide Report and subsequent engagement of key stakeholders. 
  • Guide the creation of new programs, trainings, curricula, or resources, at times taking a lead role or assigning to staff. 
  • Lead capacity development processes for board and staff of local domestic abuse programs 
  • Facilitate the planning of the 5 Year Conference with support from staff across the organization due next in 2028.

Other duties  

  • Participate in regular meetings with the Directors of Legal Services, ASHA and NCALL to coordinate and promote overall organizational cohesion. 
  • Serve as liaison to major funders. 
  • Maintain strategic relationships. 
  • Provide guidance and leadership for overall agency stability, strategic planning, and movement. 
  • Assist the Executive Director as assigned and engage in thought partnership. 
  • Serve as second to the Executive Director when the Executive Director is not available. 



  • Knowledge of domestic abuse dynamics. 
  • A minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit management. 
  • A minimum of five years of administrative experience in grant management, budgeting, and supervision of staff. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with grant writing, grant reports, management, and implementation. 
  • Possesses analytical and advocacy abilities and demonstrates ability to analyze data. 
  • Ability to delegate, manage time, evaluate progress of big projects, coordinate and prioritize their own work and that of their team to meet set deadlines. 
  • Ability to work alone and in concert with others to achieve objectives. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to elicit commitment to and to advance the vision and mission of End Abuse. 
  • Strong communications skills, oral and written. 
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and access to a safe, reliable, private vehicle. 

 Work Conditions/Environment and Physical Demands: 

  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting and requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. 
  • Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as responding to complaints, handling difficult internal and external interactions, effectively working long and at times, odd hours, maintaining a restorative nature and sense of humor throughout. 

This is a permanent full-time Wisconsin based remote position. The salary range for this position is $93,500 to $95,200 annually commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, a sabbatical program and generous paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. 

End Abuse honors the dignity and welfare of all its staff and supports a healthy work-life balance. 

Agency responsibilities

It is the responsibility of every END ABUSE employee to uphold the mission and vision of this agency.  END ABUSE works to advance the principle that all people have the right to a life free of oppression and violence.  We work to foster change in our economic, social, and political systems and bring leadership expertise and best practices to Wisconsin domestic abuse programs and communities engaged in ending domestic violence. All employees of End Abuse are expected to engage in regular participation in End Abuse activities such as campaigns, awareness activities, training, and other events. This could include, but is not limited to, sharing information with networks, staffing events, assisting in planning or other logistics, outreach to supporters and/or donors as needed. 

It is also an expectation that on the individual level all staff members will work to further their personal capacity to foster an environment of cultural inclusivity and sensitivity that is the foundation for all our work. 

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and levels of work difficulty that will be required and should not be construed as specifying what all the duties and responsibilities of a particular position shall be. 

Application instructions

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a complete application package, including:  

  • A current resume;  
  • A one-page cover letter;  
  • A one-page, double spaced essay describing your understanding of the landscape of domestic violence in the state of WI, and/or how coalition work contributes to the movement. 
  • End Abuse Employment Application form (signed) 

Send your completed application package by email to: 

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need an accommodation in the application process to contact the HR Manager, Angie Trudell Vasquez at or by calling 608-255-0539 x 303.  



Application deadline: September 25, 2023

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