Director of Development & Communications

Application deadline: July 22, 2019

Employer: DAIS - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Location: Madison, WI

• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Minimum of five years of management experience with supervision of a cross-functional team required.
• Minimum of five years of fund development experience, with a proven track record of success in major gifts.
• Dedication to advancing the mission and programs of the agency.
• Experience writing annual reports, opinion pieces, appeals, thank you letters, and copy for promotional materials.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, individually, and as part of a team.
• Ability to maintain highly confidential information.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a results-oriented work ethic.
• Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Summary of Duties & Responsibilities:
Resource Development & Advancement
o Self-direct and cultivate connections that generate resources both in the immediate and over time
o Develop and implement strategies to build partnerships that contribute to the organization’s mission
o Conceptualize new strategic initiatives and drive operational plans to advance a culture of philanthropy
o Diversify the organization’s revenue streams and collaborative relationships to expand impact

• Management & Supervision
o Attend to recruitment, onboarding, and performance management of professional staff
o Provide leadership, coaching, supervision, and support to staff
o Provide oversight for contracts with outside vendors related to the work of the department
o Monitor organizational performance indicators and ensure departmental tracking of performance

• Communication & Outreach
o Uphold systems and procedures to support advancement through partnerships and messaging
o Steward the DAIS brand, framing audience-appropriate messaging, and providing approval for materials
o Ensure appropriate messaging and values-driven development of materials reflecting the agency
o Serve as spokesperson for the agency and prepare others to represent it

• Other duties as assigned.

Application instructions

To apply:
Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. The following application materials will be needed for consideration:
• Current resume, cover letter, and three professional references.
• A completed affirmation of employment interest and information (form can be downloaded from the DAIS website).
• Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; apply by July 22 for ensured consideration.

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 deadline: July 22, 2019

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