The Dayton Foundation Del Mar Encore Fellow program is seeking older adults (age 55 plus) who are interested in engaging with local non profits and using the knowledge and skills they learned while in the workplace to tackle social issues. Shown L-R are three Fellows working with the program: Vel Hux, Learn to Earn Dayton; Linda Fischbach, Miami Valley Works; Sherre Collier, Brunner Literacy Center.

Dayton Foundation seeks older adults to work with nonprofits

The Dayton Foundation is looking for older adults to serve as fellows at three local nonprofits.

The candidates must be 55 or older and have professional, management or executive-level experience. Fellows will work 25 to 32 hours a week at the Dayton Metro Library, the National Conference for Community and Justice or the St. Mary Development Program for a $25,000 annual stipend with a renewable yearlong contract.

The fellow positions are part of the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative, a program launched in 2016 thanks to a $1 million grant from Del Mar Healthcare. The Dayton Foundation selects organizations and projects to receive fellows based on community need, potential to create change and opportunities for funding and collaborations.

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The Dayton Metro Library fellow will help establish a sustainable, library-led Homework Help program at multiple branches. The fellow will design the program based on similar established programs and recruit, train and supervise volunteers.

The National Conference for Community and Justice fellow will supervise volunteers researching the demand for diversity and inclusion training in the Dayton region. He or she will identify other available resources and review existing models of diversity and inclusion centers.

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The St. Mary Development Corporation fellow will develop a plan to improve access to healthcare and other services by researching and implementing technology for senior residents.

People interested in applying can email a resume and brief cover letter to Noreen Wilhelm at nwillhelm@daytonfoundation.org or mail it to The Dayton Foundation at 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2018.

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