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Del Mar Encore Fellow with UD’s Brain Health Initiative

The Dayton Foundation
November 16, 2023
1401 S Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH
Opportunity Type
$30,000 Annual Stipend
Special Work Hours Requirements
Part-time, flexible hours
Time Frame - Start
Time Frame - End
Opportunity Contact Name
Jeffrey Sypeck


The purpose of this position is to work with the Brain Health Collaboratory to support the development of services for people with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the Greater Dayton area, particularly children, adolescents, and young adults and their families.

In addition, the Fellow will address the goals of Del Mar Encore Fellows (DMEF) Initiative by participating in presentations and events with other Del Mar Fellows aimed at changing attitudes and policy around aging, and encouraging high-impact volunteer, employment, and community engagement opportunities for older adults.

The scope of work may include:

  • coordinating with community partners
  • cultivating relationships to raise awareness of the need for care coordination, family support, long-term services and evidence-based therapy.
  • leading surveys and interviews to collect data on the needs of families of people with TBIs in the Greater Dayton area
  • developing a marketing/awareness campaign to help people realize when they might need to seek treatment
  • helping educators and medical professionals better understand how to recognize and respond to TBIs
  • helping organize a symposium for educators and medical professionals


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. 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
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • 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

Desirable, but not required

  • Strong community network
  • Experience with research and/or grant-writing
Only Silver is Gold members can apply for opportunities.

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