Development Assistant

Posted: 09/13/2021

Position Opening: Development Assistant
• Full-time • Hourly Non-Exempt. Rate of pay between $16.34 to $19.23 per hour, based upon experience and qualifications.
• Full-benefit package which includes excellent medical and dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, employee assistance plan, option to participate in a 401(k) plan, and very generous paid time off accrual.

Become part of a vibrant team committed to the empowerment of those affected by domestic violence and advocating for social change through support, education, and outreach. The Development Associate lends critical attention to detail and stakeholder management that supports the organization’s efforts to generate community support for its work. This position works closely with other members of the Development Team and cultivates relationships within the organization to triage requests, respond to inquiries, and advance a culture of philanthropy. The Development Associate is eager to help people fulfill their desires to contribute to empowering those affected by domestic violence and to represent the organization at community events throughout Dane County. This position is scheduled for standard daytime hours, though some evenings and weekends are necessary depending on the needs of the programs.

• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Excellent relationship building, problem solving, professional judgement, and time management skills required.
• Excellent computer skills including knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office required.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and to positively influence change required.
• Detail orientation, organizational skills, punctuality, and dependability required.
• Knowledge of database management (e-tapestry or Raiser’s Edge is a plus) preferred.
• Ability to maintain highly confidential information required.
• Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

About DAIS
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) empowers those affected by domestic violence and advocates for social change through support, education, and outreach. DAIS envisions a nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice, and hope. Those representing the organization do so through mutual respect, openness, collaboration, and shared responsibility.

To apply: Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. The following application materials are needed for consideration:
• Completed employment application - found on our website at
• Resume
• Cover letter addressed to DAIS Human Resources Incomplete applications, or 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. Full job description may be reviewed at Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.