National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) Director

Application deadline: February 26, 2021

Employer: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

End Abuse seeks a passionate, motivated, creative, strategic and dedicated individual to serve as NCALL Director. This position is responsible for providing nationwide leadership on addressing abuse in later life and enhancing responses to older survivors. The NCALL Director leads the implementation of NCALL’s strategic and work plans, and is responsible for ensuring NCALL’s work centers equity and social justice, internally and externally, through partnerships and collaborations. Jointly with the NCALL team, the Director facilitates the creation of written materials and the provision of training, technical assistance, and subject matter expertise to various entities, systems, and projects across the United States including: national leaders in elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault fields; OVW Abuse in Later Life grantees and potential grantees; OVW technical assistance providers, funders and potential funders; and others. This position includes supervision, mentoring, staff development, project management and other high-level responsibilities. Significant national travel is required.

Primary responsibilities

1. Improve system responses, practices, policies and services to victims and survivors of abuse in later life, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, neglect, financial exploitation, and other crimes by leading the coordination of NCALL’s national strategy, training and technical assistance program.

a. Using a collaborative approach:

i. Direct the creation and implementation of NCALL’s strategic plans.
ii. Ensure the development and timely implementation of NCALL’s project work plans.
iii. Guide and approve the creation and publication of print, electronic and video materials and training materials, and curricula on abuse in later life and older victims of crime for national distribution; including obtaining necessary approvals from funding sources.

b. Act as the NCALL spokesperson and ambassador with the media, policymakers, and other entities, and/or assign a team member when applicable.

c. Work with NCALL and End Abuse staff, project partners and consultants to support the missions and visions of NCALL and End Abuse.

d. Provide direct supervision to the NCALL Associate Director, and other NCALL staff as appropriate.


2. Expand substantive efforts and national collaborations to advance NCALL’s mission and values.

a. Using a collaborative approach:

i. Determine who will serve as a subject matter expert and liaison to other projects, national organizations, collaborative and other work groups.
ii. Determine who will serve on national policy initiatives and provide leadership on abuse in later life with grantees.

3. Support equitable and racially just coalitions, relationships, and capacity building. Foster and maintain partnerships, improve responses and supports for older survivors, centering older survivors at the margins.

4. Promote work addressing the diversity of older victims, their needs, strengths and values in all NCALL materials and responses.

5. Manage NCALL grants, including administrative and financial details.

a. Grant Writing and Submissions:

i. In collaboration with NCALL and End Abuse staff, determine appropriate sources of grant funding for NCALL.
ii. Manage the drafting of grant proposals, budgets, and supporting documents, and provide final approval on submissions.
iii. Ensure grant submission deadlines are met.

b. Guide the coordination of NCALL grants’ management processes including, but not limited to:

i. Serve as the programmatic point of contact for funders.
ii. Approve grant reporting and compliance documentation, ensuring all documents are submitted to funders and/or other required entities in a timely fashion.
iii. In collaboration with End Abuse’s Director of Finance, monitor project budgets, assist with financial and resource management, and ensure financial grant reports are accurate and submitted on time.
iv. Approve the creation of all NCALL contracts and related agreements and forms; review and approve all contracts over $20,000.
v. Ensure products conform to formats that can be loaded onto the Violence Against Women Resources site or other funder requirements.
vi. Complete and submit technical assistance data, timesheets, expense reports, and other assigned work-related documents accurately and in a timely fashion.

c. Complete additional administrative tasks as needed and/or requested by the End Abuse Executive Director.

6. Collaborate with End Abuse colleagues and attend required End Abuse staff meetings.

a. Attend required NCALL staff meetings and serve as NCALL liaison on the End Abuse HR, Board, and other leadership committees to ensure the voices of older survivors are heard, and provide opportunities for NCALL staff to attend meetings as opportunities arise, or in place of the NCALL Director.
b. Ensure NCALL staff actively support End Abuse projects and committees.
c. Work collaboratively with End Abuse staff, to ensure that projects incorporate information about abuse in later life.
d. Collaborate with End Abuse Executive Director and Director of Finance to ensure NCALL’s fundraising needs are included in End Abuse’s fund development plan and strategies.

7. Other duties as assigned by End Abuse Executive Director or as the needs of NCALL or End Abuse dictate.



• A minimum 1 year experience in local, state or national elder justice/elder abuse or violence against women movement, or a demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of abuse in later life and elder abuse and related issues for older survivors
• A minimum 1 year supervisory experience
• Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of internal and external audiences, and to convey passion for elder abuse work
• Grant writing and fund development experience
• Experience managing federal grants, including developing work plans, managing projects and reviewing financial statements
• Ability to manage complex situations while centering the needs of older victims, using a collaborative lens and being flexible and adaptable
• Experience working with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office 365, SharePoint, Teams), and the ability to effectively use Zoom and other virtual platforms

• 5 or more years’ experience in the elder abuse movement
• 3-5 years of supervisory experience
• Experience leading or partnering with national social justice movements
• Experience designing interactive curricula and providing education/training to multidisciplinary audiences
• Knowledge of the operation of a nonprofit corporation
• MSW, JD, Public Policy or similar degree

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.


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.

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

This is a permanent full-time position. The salary for this position starts at $87,000 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.

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;
  • An essay on the importance of using an intersectional approach to reaching, identifying, and effectively serving survivors of abuse in later life, or, a similar substantive writing sample.
  • End Abuse Employment Application (signed)

Send your complete application by email to:

For full consideration, please apply by February 8, 2021.

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 accommodations in the application process to contact Operations Manager, Angie Trudell Vasquez at or by calling 608-255-0539 x 303.



Application deadline: February 26, 2021

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