Housing Initiatives Coordinator

Application deadline: July 31, 2023

Employer: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

As part of the Prevention and Engagement Team, the Housing Initiatives Director is a full-time, exempt position. This position is primarily responsible for providing technical assistance and training to sites in Wisconsin implementing a DV Housing First model and serves as a liaison between domestic violence programs and housing continuums of care in Wisconsin.

Primary responsibilities

Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Development – DV Housing First:  

In partnership with the End Abuse Systems Change Coordinator: 

  • Offer regular opportunities for peer connection amongst the DCF-funded DV Housing First pilot sites. 
  • Provide in-person visits to DVHF pilot site communities to offer individualized support and strategize around program and community-specific challenges and barriers. 
  • Regularly share helpful information, tools, and events that will further enhance the knowledge, skills, and strategies utilized by the DVHF cohort. 
  • Offer support to the DVHF pilot sites and UW-Madison researchers evaluating the impact of this pilot program to ensure the data gathered is comprehensive, and the means in which it is gathered is survivor-centered. 
  • Develop templates and tools as requested to assist the pilot sites with their DVHF programmatic or evaluation needs. 
  • Identify opportunities for integrating DVHF frameworks within non-pilot site DV and housing programs. 


Other Housing-Related Responsibilities: 

In partnership with the End Abuse Systems Change Coordinator: 

  • Provide technical assistance to the Balance of State Continuum of Care, other WI CoCs, and housing providers, as requested and capacity allows. 
  • Participate in WIBOSCOC (sub)committees, including the Assessment & Prioritization and Coordinated Entry Domestic Violence meetings. 
  • Elevate the existing and emerging needs of domestic violence survivors and domestic violence programs within the Balance of State CoC. 
  • Regularly communicate with staff from the Balance of State Continuum of Care (and other CoCs in WI as requested) regarding best practices for serving domestic violence survivors in HUD-funded housing programs in Wisconsin. 
  • Collaborate with CoCs to provide DV-related training and support for housing service providers as requested. 
  • Build relationships with housing systems partners in Dane, Milwaukee, and Racine counties to integrate survivor-centered advocacy between WIBOSCOC and other COCs  
  • Identify and share housing-related resources and opportunities with domestic violence programs in Wisconsin. 



  • Fulfill training and technical assistance requests within any of the abovementioned topic areas. 
  • Track and submit required technical assistance, meeting, and training data.  
  • Assist with compiling and submitting grant reports to funders. 
  • Provide general technical assistance coverage and answer phone calls for the Madison office approximately 2-3 days per month. 
  • Other duties as needed and requested. 


Leadership Role: This position allows for the development of leadership skills around inclusivity and facilitating connections amongst professions that may not always agree. The Housing and Intervention Initiatives Coordinator must be able to identify and consider all the factors when managing complex situations and systems. The core work of the Housing and Intervention Initiatives Coordinator is to partner with member programs on strategies that stimulate innovative and new approaches through fostering an environment of respect and curiosity amongst diverse groups of professionals. 



  • Lived experience and/or professional knowledge of the housing systems in WI  
  • Knowledge of tenants’ rights 
  • Innovative ideas about housing programming and policies 
  • Experience and/or education in the DV movement, including a strong understanding of systemic power & control and primary prevention paradigms 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Thinks strategically and understands the intersectional barriers to housing security for survivors 
  • An understanding of historically marginalized, criminalized and exploited communities 
  • A commitment to addressing and dismantling anti-Blackness 
  • Is able to work collaboratively 
  • Has a valid driver’s license and can provide proof of insurance 
  • Is able to commit to the mission, vision and values of End Abuse 


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. 


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 or defining all the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. 

Starting salary for this position is $47,500 commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance End Abuse covers 75% for employee’s health insurance premium and 50% for dependent’s health insurance premium. We also offer dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and AD&D. We offer a 401K plan to staff with a match. This position may be performed remotely within the state of Wisconsin only. This position requires in state travel, and we do offer a mileage reimbursement for work related travel. We have generous PTO including vacation, personal time, sick time and paid holidays. Staff may apply for a paid sabbatical after five consecutive years of employment with End Abuse

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 domestic violence.  


To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package with all items listed above. Send your complete application by email to: apply@endabusewi.org  


Please apply now. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This posting will remain open, and End Abuse will continue to accept rolling applications until the position is filled.   


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 HR Manager, Angie Trudell Vasquez at angietv@endabusewi.org or by calling 608-255-0539 x 303. 

Application deadline: July 31, 2023

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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