June 19, 2018

Applications Being Accepted for Del Mar Encore Fellow Positions at Local Not-for-Profit Organizations

The Dayton Foundation is seeking individuals to serve as Fellows to be matched with one of three new Dayton-area not-for-profit organizations selected to participate in the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative. Candidates must be retired or career-transitioning older adults (age 55 or older) with professional, management or executive-level experience. During the fellowship period, Fellows will commit 20 to 32 hours per week for a renewable 12-month contract, for which they will earn a stipend of $25,000 annually.

Fellows are sought for the following organizations and projects, selected for the second phase of the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative.

Dayton Metro Library: The Fellow will evaluate the needs for after-school, homework help programs and review best practice programs currently in place both locally and nationally. The Fellow will identify at least two additional locations and recruit, train and supervise Encore volunteers as homework helpers. The goal is to establish a sustainable, Library-led Homework Help program as a volunteer-powered initiative at multiple Dayton Metro Library branches.

National Conference for Community and Justice: The Fellow will engage and supervise a diverse group of high-level Encore volunteers to research the demand in the Dayton Region for diversity and inclusion education and training. The Fellow also will identify resources currently available, including private consultants, other nonprofits and universities. If a continuing, unmet need is revealed, the research may include reviewing existing models of diversity and inclusion centers.

St. Mary Development Corporation: The Fellow will identify baseline competency and capacity of St. Mary Development Corporation senior residents to use technology for access to healthcare and other services, research current and emerging technologies and develop a plan to improve access to services through the implementation of technology for vulnerable residents.

Individuals interested in applying to be a Fellow must send a resume with a brief cover letter to Noreen Willhelm at nwillhelm@daytonfoundation.org or by mail to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45409. More information is available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/delmarencore.html. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2018.

About the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative

The Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative was launched in 2016, thanks to a $1 million gift from Del Mar Healthcare and its DMH-Fund of The Dayton Foundation. Since 2010, this fund has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to Dayton-area nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of older adults. Through this three-year pilot, skilled, older professionals serve as Fellows with social-purpose organizations to help advance a mission-focused initiative or project. The organizations and projects were selected based on community need, an ability to create systemic change, opportunities for collaborations and identified funding.

About The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,700 charitable funds that have provided nearly $900 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all community foundations in the nation for total assets, The Dayton Foundation is second among them in the number of charitable funds and third in the number of grants awarded. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Download the full descriptions for the Del Mar Encore Fellowship opportunities.

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Noreen Willhelm

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Noreen Willhelm, Senior Fellow, (937) 225-9947

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