Del Mar Encore Fellow with Miami Valley Housing Opportunities

The Dayton Foundation
June 20, 2022
1401 S Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH
$25,000 Annual Stipend
Special Work Hours Requirements
Part-time, flexible hours
Time Frame - Start
Time Frame - End


This purpose of this Fellowship is to help Miami Valley Housing Opportunities (MVHO) explore the possibilities and challenges in providing stable, affordable housing for emerging vulnerable populations in the Dayton region. The work may include:

  • Researching the needs of vulnerable groups, including foster children aging out of care, people without homes whose temporary situations don’t qualify them for other supports, children whose illnesses are exacerbated by living in substandard housing, and others
  • Identifying approaches and funding that have been used successfully in other communities for providing stable housing for vulnerable populations
  • Working with many of MVHO’s collaborative partners to identify programs and services that will ensure safety and permanent housing for vulnerable people


Four-year college degree and a minimum of five years job-related experience at the professional, management, or executive level. Demonstrated success in project management and implementation. Excellent personal and group communication skills. Comfortable working with a diverse population. Understanding of and/or experience in research design and implementation is desired. Candidates may possess any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Preferred qualified candidate is a retired professional, older adult with a respected career and community record. Working style must fit with that of Host Organization. This position also requires access to reliable transportation.

Skill Sets / Certifications / Degrees Required

  • Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with TDF and Host Organization staff, Fellows, and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience in or knowledge of housing or social services helpful, but not required
  • Ability to lead and partner with people from diverse backgrounds, ages, and experiences
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and with community partners
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work assignments to meet timelines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work without close supervision; highly motivated and self-directed to complete program goals and responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications, as position requires
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • As with all nonprofit work, patience and a sense of humor are valuable assets
Only Silver is Gold members can apply for opportunities.

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