The Dayton Foundation is a community foundation that has been helping people help others in the Greater Dayton Region since 1921. We provide unmatched services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals; we assist other nonprofits by funding important initiatives and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively; and we're helping build a better Dayton by identifying important issues and bringing together the people and organizations who can solve them. Whether you are an individual, financial advisor, nonprofit organization or someone wanting to make a difference, The Dayton Foundation can help you help others.
IMPROVING OUR REGION'S QUALITY OF LIFE
We support donors and charitable organizations whose interest is to improve our region's quality of life by:
helping donors and their advisors develop the best and most tax-wise, customized and effective charitable giving plans;
maintaining the integrity of our donors' charitable intent, today and in perpetuity;
investing and managing charitable funds
Background: Del Mar Encore Fellows (DMEF) are recently retired professionals employed by The Dayton Foundation (TDF) and placed with area nonprofits called Host Organizations to address significant community issues. The Fellows are paid a stipend and work a flexible schedule with their Host Organization. The Fellows work together to increase recognition of the contributions of older adults and address the challenges of ageism, with public presentations and events.
Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is to work with the Nonprofit Capacity-Building Partnership consultant and planning team todesign a comprehensive impact evaluation model to assess and analyze various facets of the capacity-building initiative through a racial equity lens. The pilot cohort of the initiative includes nonprofits led by African-American, or African-descent leaders and/or nonprofits primarily serving African-American or African-descent populations in Montgomery County, emphasizing the Northwest Dayton neighborhoods.
In addition, the Fellow will address the goals of the DMEF Initiative by participating in presentations and events with other Del Mar Encore 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:
Research and data collection/analysis to design a framework for an impact model, including metrics and outcomes.
Develop an accountability tool and satisfaction survey for agency partners.
Create a methodology for recruiting and assessing independent consultants, including an evaluation survey for consultants to share potential enhancements based on their experience in the pilot.
Investigate workshops and learning opportunities for cohort agency boards, volunteers and staff.
Collaborate with the consultant, cohort agencies and other community equity partners to identify/recommend systematic changes for long-term success.
Design a recognition program for individual, agency and cohort achievements.
Develop a communication process for continual updates beyond the pilot phase.
Position Qualification Requirements:
Four-year college degree and a minimum of five years of 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. The preferred qualified candidate is a retired professional, older adult with a respected career and community record. The working style must fit with that of the Host Organization. This position also requires access to reliable transportation.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with TDF and the Host Organization staff, the consultant, 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, real estate, education, community development or social services is helpful, but not required
Ability to lead and partner with people from diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences
Understands the critical role of data in decision-making
Ability to work in a team-based environment and with community partners
Ability to prioritize work assignments in order to meet deadlines
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work without close supervision
High motivation and self-direction 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 the position requires
Comfortable with public speaking
As with all nonprofit work, patience and a sense of humor are valuable assets
Desirable, but not required
Experience with research (data collection and analysis)
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