Homicide Prevention Specialist

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin - Madison, WI (30+ days ago)

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse)

Homicide Prevention Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: Are you searching for a meaningful position where you can make a positive difference in our ever-changing world? Do you want to contribute to a mission focused on ending domestic abuse and oppression and promoting social change? Are you looking to learn from other leaders working in the movement to end abuse and oppression? If you answered yes to these questions, then this may be the position for you!

Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Homicide Prevention Specialist is a full-time, exempt position. The Homicide Prevention Specialist will work closely with the Homicide Prevention Program Director to enhance the training, technical assistance and consultation provided to communities regarding domestic violence homicide prevention and the Lethality Assessment Program – Maryland Model (LAP). The Homicide Prevention Specialist will provide the bulk of post-implementation support to LAP communities. The Homicide Prevention Specialist is responsible for compiling and analyzing data from communities implementing the LAP to ensure program fidelity and identify areas for improvement. The position will also play a key role in exploring how End Abuse will advance other homicide prevention strategies in Wisconsin such as the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team model.


Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Technical Assistance

  • Share information with communities about the LAP, including how to apply to receive training to implement the program and data related to the impact of the LAP in Wisconsin
  • Work with communities to identify additional support or assistance needed to overcome barriers for pursuing the LAP
  • Conduct regular outreach to all LAP Team Coordinators in Wisconsin to address any ongoing needs or challenges
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for bi-annual homicide prevention roundtable events
  • Collect and analyze data from LAP-implementing jurisdictions
  • Work closely with the Homicide Prevention Program Director to produce LAP training and informational videos
  • Maintain the statewide LAP listserv

Homicide Prevention – Other Tasks

  • Work closely with the Homicide Prevention Program Director to assess the varying approaches to the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team (DVHRT) model and develop technical assistance methods for End Abuse to use with communities interested in starting one
  • Explore the integration of informal or formal lethality assessment protocols within other systems generally and/or specific agencies
  • Assist the Homicide Prevention Program Director with producing and distributing the annual Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report
  • Convene and facilitate a workgroup to advise End Abuse on revisions needed to the Domestic Violence Homicide Response Plan

Other Responsibilities

  • a) Work with End Abuse staff to develop and facilitate regularly scheduled Regional Advocate Days of Training (RADs)
  • b) Track and submit required technical assistance and training data. Assist with compiling and submitting grant reports to project funder(s)
  • c) Provide general technical assistance coverage for the Madison office

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


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 includes 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.

The salary range for this position is $41,500 to $47,500 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, employee assistance program, and generous paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.


We are looking for a compassionate individual who:

  • has 2+ years of experience working in the field or a similar field
  • enjoys working in a dynamic workplace
  • has strong communication skills, oral and written
  • is highly organized, detail oriented, works well independently, and in a team
  • has knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and is comfortable with technology and other office equipment, such as copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • has a high degree of professionalism and a strong sense of ethics, and is able to maintain confidentiality
  • proficiency in Spanish or Hmong preferred, but not required

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a complete application package including:

  • The END Abuse application form:


  • A current resume;
  • A cover letter;
  • A one-page, double-spaced essay describing your understanding of domestic abuse.

You must include all of the above listed information by June 1, 2018 for full consideration.

Send your complete application to:

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin


1245 E. Washington Ave, Suite 150

Madison, WI 53703


Email to: see website for correct email at www.endabusewi.org under job listings


Fax to: 608.255.3560

Application Due Date: Applications received by June 1, 2018will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting the week of June 11, 2018.

Potential start date for this position is July 11, 2018.

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 the Operations Coordinator, Angie Trudell Vasquez,by calling 608-255-0539 x 303.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $41,500.00 to $47,500.00 /year


  • Hmong
  • Spanish