Take Your Place in the History of Fighting Domestic Violence:
Lead “The Duluth Model” into Its Next Groundbreaking Chapter

Creator of “The Duluth Model,” an ever-evolving approach to bring a community together to end violence against women, DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS (DAIP) has been a worldwide leader in listening to the voices of victims and transforming their experiences into interventions that keep women safe and hold batterers accountable.

The Duluth Model, developed in the early 1980s in Duluth, Minnesota, is the world’s most replicated and respected approach to ending domestic violence; its Coordinated Community Response against domestic abuse was the sole recipient of the international 2014 Future Policy Award for Ending Violence against Women and Girls – the first humanitarian policy ever honored by the World Future Council.

DAIP regularly develops new interventions designed to keep victims safe, hold abusers accountable and improve the community’s response to domestic violence. DAIP also trains organizations and individuals across the globe in how to implement these interventions. In addition to its internationally recognized Coordinated Community Response and National Training Project, DAIP implements other interventions, including systems advocacy to promote institutional and social change, men’s non-violence classes and supervised visits and exchanges.

DAIP currently is developing its most recent intervention – a collaborative effort with county social service workers designed to improve the system’s response to domestic violence victims and their children. Another groundbreaking strategy, this intervention will strengthen the Coordinated Community Response and lead to additional training curriculum.

This entrepreneurial, social justice nonprofit seeks a passionate, seasoned, collaborative executive director who can embrace and practice its work, lead a small, gifted staff and help DAIP launch its next series of innovative interventions to realize its mission of ending violence against women. The ideal candidate will be committed not only to DAIP’s mission but also to continually working toward and building a culture of peace.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director will be responsible for:

  • Providing vision and leadership for staff, board, partners, and those in the broader community concerned about domestic abuse.
  • Overseeing and sustaining the organization’s programs, program development, finances, fund development, and brand.
  • Engaging in the work of DAIP, including interventions and training.
  • Deepening partnerships within the region and among communities of interest.
  • Growing the funding base of the organization; garnering resources for operations and growth.

Qualifications: Among desired qualifications are:

    • Education: a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)
    • Experience:

      • Required:
        • at least five years’ experience leading a nonprofit; and strong grounding in The Duluth Model;
      • Preferred:
        • the ability to implement and ultimately train DAIP’s interventions;
        • knowledge of legal and social issues affecting battered women and their families;
        • experience forging and leading a staff team; experience working with a board of directors;
        • excellent written and verbal communications skills; presence and confidence in public settings;
        • willingness to play a key role in fundraising and an appetite for building and sustaining relationships with key funders;
        • exceptional organizational skills; experience overseeing and understanding the finances of a nonprofit organization;
        • and experience providing leadership in a collaborative setting.

Compensation: The position is compensated at a range of $60,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, disability insurance, 401K, and paid vacation and personal days.

To apply: The position will remain open until successfully filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction and a resume to John Beyer at  johnwbeyer@msn.com or mail to DAIP, 202 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802.