Prevention Specialist

Application deadline: September 21, 2020

Employer: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin or performed remotely

SUMMARY: The Prevention Specialist is a permanent part-time, 20 hours a week, non-exempt position working closely with local agencies, statewide partners and national partners to support the effective development, implementation and evaluation of primary and secondary prevention of domestic and dating violence initiatives. The Prevention Specialist will work to build the capacity of Wisconsin domestic abuse programs and allies by supporting the development of innovative programming aimed at addressing the social norms that perpetuate intimate partner violence (IPV) and promoting strategies aimed at preventing gender violence.

We are looking for a person who excels as a communicator, who is experienced in engaging youth and is passionate about advancing gender justice. The ideal candidate is also someone who is fascinated by ideas and who can bring a new perspective to complex challenges. This person understands limitations while sharing creative pathways forward and has a vision that inspires others to take action.

Primary responsibilities

A. Lead efforts with domestic violence programs to build their capacity to incorporate prevention messages, strategies and evaluation into programming and services.

1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, primary prevention, anti-oppression and social change work.
2. Provide education, technical assistance/support and resources regarding primary prevention, anti-oppression and social change work.
3. Ensure that prevention efforts and initiatives are inclusive and reflective of diverse populations across geographic regions, racial/cultural groups, gender identity/sexual orientation, and people with disabilities groups.
4. Collaborate with statewide partners, such as the Department of Children and Families, WCASA, etc.) on the continued implementation and evaluation of the Statewide Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative.
5. Over time, develop expertise in program evaluation and demonstrate that prevention strategies reduce risk factors and increase protective factors of perpetuation.

B. Support the implementation of the Dare2Know (D2K) Campaign and raise public awareness about the importance of healthy relationships and healing in Wisconsin.

1. Utilize and manage D2K social media accounts to engage audiences and raise awareness across Wisconsin and design content to speak to multiple cultural, linguistic and life-span communities.
2. Manage media inquiries and interview requests related to prevention.
3. Collaborate with D2K Youth Outreach Specialist’s and Teen Council Members to generate social media content and to co-create ideas for ongoing outreach.
4. Coordinate and integrate the promotion of D2K at the Annual Teen Summit in collaboration with D2K Youth Outreach Specialists and Teen Council Members.
5. Maintain a keen understanding of trends affecting the movement to end teen dating violence and make appropriate recommendations regarding the communication strategy surrounding them.

C. Collaborate with the End Domestic Abuse WI Prevention & Outreach League and with other youth-serving organizations to engage in outreach and to change social norms and promote primary prevention efforts. Collaborate with member programs, education systems, and youth-serving organizations to support and create awareness of the Annual Teen Summit and other prevention activities.

D. Other duties: Compile data; plan, carry out and coordinate project evaluation activities; submit timely data and reports to End Abuse’s database for grant reporting.

This non-exempt hourly position starts at $19.95 per hour based on experience. Benefits include: health and dental insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and a 401k program. Benefits for less than full-time permanent employment are prorated/adjusted accordingly.



• An existing understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for domestic, dating and sexual violence. Candidates should be familiar with promising practices related to the prevention of domestic and dating violence, especially primary and secondary prevention efforts.
• An existing understanding of, or be able to learn about, the movement to end violence against women/domestic violence, its history, philosophy and the impact of oppression on survivors, particularly on members of historically marginalized communities.
• Experience working with underrepresented and/or underserved populations and with individuals across the lifespan.
• Experience and comfort with public speaking and training, including workshop/curriculum development.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills – ability to manage concurrent projects.
• Experience with social media platforms – excellent candidates will have a demonstrated ability to engage audiences through social media, particularly around social justice and/or violence prevention.
• Proficient in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and ability to learn and utilize additional forms of technology preferred.

• Marketing and media relations experience.
• A history of working effectively on violence prevention and/or social justice with youth.
• Spanish or Hmong language fluency is a plus!

Work Environment and Physical Demands
• Work performed in an office setting or at a training requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
• Ability to travel across the state requires a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance, which must be current and on file at all times.
• Ability to lift office supplies and materials on occasion for trainings less than 50 pounds.
• The person in this position must be able to exchange accurate information over the telephone, and/or online for virtual meetings and trainings.

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 position can be based out of the Madison, WI, or performed remotely.

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 all the duties and responsibilities of a particular position.

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 societal-level causes of domestic abuse and what will prevent it from happening in the first place;
• The End Abuse employment application form.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application package with all items listed above.

Send your complete application package by mail or email to:
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
1400 E Washington Ave, Suite 227
Madison, WI 53703

For full consideration, please apply by 5PM on Monday, September 21st, 2020.

Interviews will begin the week of September 28th. The anticipated start date for this position is October 2020.

Application deadline: September 21, 2020

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

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