Del Mar Encore Fellow with UD’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

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
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The Del Mar Encore Fellow will help the Fitz Center develop the public face of Health Equity Activation Think Tank (HEATT), which seeks new, innovative, and evidence-based strategies to improve the health outcomes of historically and systemically underserved Daytonians, to address the social and political determinants of health through research, solution generation, and planning for implementation.

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:

  • Recruiting think tank members
  • Developing processes through which projects/health inequities are brought forward
  • Designing training for think tank members
  • Organizing the think tank’s research process
  • Guiding the solution-generation process
  • Developing relationships with organizations in the region that are positioned to act on these implementation plans.
  • Working with the Fitz Center team to develop a mechanism and metrics to assess the effectiveness of the think tank and its implementation plans and other outcomes


Education and Work Experience

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


Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with TDF and Host Organization staff, Fellows, and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Understanding of an asset-based approach to communities
  • 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
  • Highly collaborative and able to move fluidly between being a leader and a team member
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work assignments to meet timelines
  • A track record of diagnosing problems and development of workable solutions
  • 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

  • Community relationships and a network that includes potential think tank participants
  • Experience with project management platform Basecamp
  • Background in a health field
  • Quantitative skills
Only Silver is Gold members can apply for opportunities.

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