UNIDOS Bilingual Executive Director

Application deadline: August 2, 2021

Employer: UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Inc

Location: Madison, WI

UNIDOS is a statewide organization that exists to empower the community to break the cycle of domestic violence, end sexual assault and promote healthy family systems.

UNIDOS is seeking a skilled, bilingual, mission-driven, and experienced nonprofit business leader to fill the role of Executive Director.

Combining inspirational leadership and sophisticated management abilities, they will advance the organization in terms of culture, capability, processes, and impact. While working closely with the organization’s team, and community partners, the Executive Director will inspire innovation, successfully executing strategic plans, and empowering high-performance staff, and ensure that the organization is continually well equipped to advance its mission of social justice, education, empowerment, and collaboration.


This wonderful opportunity offers the ability to make a significant impact leading and growing an impactful growing nonprofit. This career opportunity offers a competitive starting salary based on experience, a full benefits package (health insurance, dental insurance self-care package, vacation, sick time, mental health days, and self-care days), and a team-oriented atmosphere that is both positive and rewarding.

Primary responsibilities

Position Overview:

The Executive Director is responsible for the management and operations of the agency and oversees all administrative management of the organization. The Executive Director functions as the main contact and voice of the organization, communicating and collaborating with the community and other service providers under the supervision of the Board of Directors and will carry out program work in all four of UNIDOS’ core values:  

  • Social justice: respecting human dignity and promoting social equity
  • Education: providing safe venues to dismantle myths about domestic and sexual violence 
  • Empowerment:  supporting victims/survivors to seek community-driven solutions to end violence 
  • Collaboration: building a strong coalition of victims, survivors, and allies 

This work will be implemented through educational workshops, support groups, training, technical assistance, and public presentations. 

Essential Duties: 


  • Responsible for working with the Board of Directors to secure financial resources and implement sound financial management practices, including the development of an annual budget. 
  • Grant writing and private donor development.
  • Identify new ways to increase agency finances

Personnel Management

  • Manage all human resources functions, including the hiring of administration staff, employee termination, and supervising administrative staff. 
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with program policies, funding requirements, and professional and ethical standards to maintain a high level of quality services throughout the organization. 

Program Development and Implementation

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and practices and develop programming in line with the agency’s mission
  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization, providing executive direction of all program strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency
  • Identify and implement staffing requirements for efficient operations, maintaining a strong culture and work climate that attracts and retains staff, and drives the organization’s mission
  • Maintain strong relationships and provide timely reporting to funders and comply with all federal, state, and local legislation
  • Continuously seek out new operational and program support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and local, state, and national funding sources
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff, and service providers across the state

Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other organizations including, but not limited to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and other local, state, and national domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocacy organizations
  • Function as the primary contact on behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and community 
  • Develop and maintain effective methods of communication and represent the organization and increase awareness by being the spokesperson and liaison with local media 

Board Relations

  • Work closely with the board of directors and committees, informing, assessing, and addressing issues that affect the organization
  • Complete regular reports for the Board of Directors
  • Work with Board of Directors to develop and implement an annual budget and work plan
  • Assist the Board In recruiting, training, and maintaining new Board Members with the skills needed to further the mission of UNIDOS
  • Assist the Board as necessary, including providing staffing for Board and committee meetings, setting meeting schedules and locations, developing agendas, and providing resource and meeting materials


Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this role will hold the following skills/qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of prior executive experience as a successful leader of a related nonprofit organization and/or organization. 
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English is required; bilingual/bicultural candidates are preferred. 
  • Knowledge of sexual assault and domestic violence in Latinx communities is essential. 
  • Knowledge of immigration law concerning sexual and domestic violence is preferred. 
  • Great public speaking skills, and able to build, and maintain strong relationships, and collaborative skills. 
  • Reliable vehicle, driver’s license, and car insurance are required. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in human service, criminal justice, counseling, or related field is required OR a combination of a minimum of three to four years of progressively responsible executive leadership experience including administrative experience in complex budgeting, staff supervision, fundraising, and working with, or on, a board of directors. 
  • Deep understanding of nonprofit organization operations, preferably an organization that provides services to marginalized populations.
  • Candidates should also have Breadth of awareness, resilience, and skills to attend to their own well-being while navigating high-stress situations (e.g. responding to complaints, effectively handling difficult internal and external interpersonal dynamics, maintaining restorative, humorous, hopeful demeanor)
  • Knowledge of day-to-day issues affecting domestic abuse, human trafficking, and sexual violence victims and survivors at the local, state level. 
  • The ability to inspire others, communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external audiences, and bring stories and events to life. 
  • Ability to identify & access resources for organizational growth; Grant writing and management, and program implementation experience.

Agency responsibilities


  • Protect UNIDOS’ legal interest and maintain its operations with the law; retain and work with outside counsel to obtain legal opinions or handle claims and litigation
  • Assume related responsibilities as appropriate or assigned by the Board

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set working alongside the board of directors
  • Set and meet aggressive annual fundraising goals, in partnership with the board of directors, to secure financial support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and government funding sources
  • Work with staff and board on annual benefit and additional fundraising events, and oversee all external communication materials including, website, marketing materials, newsletters, and social media content
  • Serve as the face of the organization and actively participate in external events, both increasing visibility, credibility, and brand in the market, and developing strategic partnerships to increase community awareness and expand the program
  • Build and lead an effective team dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful program implementation, community engagement, and fundraising targets
  • Manage a culturally diverse staff, clientele, and community whose skills, cultures, and spoken languages reflect the communities UNIDOS’ serves

Application instructions

How to Apply:

For immediate consideration please send your resume, cover letter, three references, and salary requirements in a WORD. docx format to Silvia Martinez via email to board@unidoswi.org

Application deadline: August 2, 2021

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