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PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

AMIGOS staff and volunteers believe in the power of youth to change the world. Join our community that works everyday to help young people do amazing things.

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

Many of our staff members regularly visit our programs and help with youth trainings in the U.S. and Latin America. Take advantage of this opportunity to get out of your element!

POSITION TITLE: Costa Rica Programs Assistant

LOCATION: San Jose, Costa Rica

LENGTH: 4-5 months (March 15-August 23)

 

TRAVEL: 50% of time within Costa Rica

SALARY: Entry Level

 

About AMIGOS 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Costa Rica Programs Assistant is responsible for the supporting in the coordination, implementation, and assessment of AMIGOS programming in Costa Rica. The CR Programs Assistant supports the CR Programs Coordinator and the CR Country Director during the preparation and execution phases of the summer programs. The person in this role will collaborate with Project Staff Teams, facilitate activities, support with group dynamics, and coordinate logistics as needed. This position involves travel to project areas throughout the contract period. This is a full-time, seasonal position. This position is based in the city of San José as it requires in-person logistical coordination with providers and teams in the city prior to and during the implementation of the projects.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Program Implementation & Team Support
    • Supports programming in assigned work areas.
    • Maintains relationships with partner agencies and local providers that are based on mutual respect, effective communication, collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.
    • Assists in the review of budgets and documentation for assigned projects.
    • Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
    • Brainstorms creative and new ways to enhance the volunteer experience.
    • Assists with the revision of project weekly reports and paperwork as indicated.
  • Program Logistics & Preparation
    • Supports the planning for program logistics including, but not limited to briefing/debriefing, language classes, program activities, program excursions, lodging, transport, and food.
    • Prepares and purchases materials for the projects. This includes visiting and organizing the bodega items to be delivered or picked up for different projects. Supports with cash pick up and drop off to project staff teams.
    • Supports the drafting of the Acuerdos entre Partes with different Partner Agencies.
    • Fills out and prepares wire transfers requests for payments.
    • Coordinates and supports transportation providers, this includes logistics of staff arrival to project sites, and collaborate with project staff on the coordination of transportation for volunteer arrival among other tasks.
    • Supports in identifying or vetting new service providers according to the assigned responsibilities and duties.
    • Collaborates with logistics for lodging reservations. This includes getting quotes and submitting payments among other tasks.
    • Supports project staff as necessary during emergency situations.
  • Field Staff Responsibilities
    • May serve on project staff when needed. In the event of serving on project staff, the Costa Rica Program Assistant will follow the corresponding project staff’s role job description.
    • May directly work on and supervise a project staff team.
    • May accompany participants in extended overnight stays at the clinic.
    • May accompany participants to the airport for early departure drop-offs.
  • Other
    • Participates in other program team activities and projects.
    • May facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.
    • Supports in outreach, recruitment, and onboarding of Latin American Youth.
    • Facilitates in-country training for volunteers in designated project areas.
    • Supports in the facilitation of training for Latin American youth in Costa Rica.
    • Other duties as assigned.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Project Management
    • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components.
    • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures.
    • Responds appropriately to crisis situations.
    • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget management.
    • Strong time management skills.
  • Personal Leadership
    • Demonstrates effective teamwork & communication skills including active listening and giving/receiving feedback.
    • Demonstrates responsible decision-making and creative, constructive, and culturally sensitive problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrates effective time-management skills and self-care.
    • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Empathetic approach to volunteer and staff support.
    • Comfortable facilitating activities for volunteers on race, gender, identity, etc.
  • Cultural Competency
    • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (e.g., professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies).
    • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers.
    • Communicates effectively in English & Spanish* and can serve as a translator.
  • Community Engagement
    • Implements positive community development strategies with host communities & partner agency representatives.
    • Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and making recommendations for the future.
    • Successfully mobilizes resources for the projects and country.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish/English fluency and translation.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the organization and its programs.
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with the project staff as needed.
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism, decolonization, and gender diversity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software.
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack.
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain.
  • Wake up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks if needed.
  • Bring your own laptop and unlocked cellphone.
  • Anyone is open to apply for this role, though options may be limited by visa requirements.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Experience working on and leading teams.
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences.
  • In an effort to increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens of Costa Rica or live in Costa Rica will be prioritized.
  • US tourist visa.
JOB RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Reports to the Costa Rica Country Director and responsible to the Latin American Programs Director.
  • Collaborates with seasonal staff, with the Costa Rica Programs Coordinator, and other Country Direct Supervisors.
  • Collaborates with Programs Team (including Health & Safety team and Latin American Programs Director) as well as other departments as needed.
  • Interacts regularly with Partner Agencies, community members, and other stakeholders.
OTHER
  • This position is hired as an independent contractor (trabajador independiente). The person is responsible for securing their own insurance and paying for their own taxes.
  • Payments will be made from the Headquarters in the United States. The person is responsible for verifying all information with their bank for the process. AMIGOS will cover wire transfer costs.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Work on an amazing team in CR.
  • Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes.
  • All work-related lodging, food, and travel expenses paid when needed.
  • In-country COVID testing, as needed.
  • Intercultural exchange experience.
  • Skill development such as time and budget management.

 

TO APPLY:

 

Key Dates

Live Virtual Training:  

  • May 8 @ 5-7pm CT 
  • May 15 @ 10am-4pm CT 
  • May 22 @ 5-7pm CT 

Start: April 1, 2024 

Arrival: April 7, 2024 

Departure: Dates vary—See chart on Project Staff page  

Location

Latin America- Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama 

Length

Approx. 4-5 months—Length of projects vary—See chart on Project Staff page

Compensation

$350/week Stipend: Travel to/from project site + all food, lodging, transport for program activities covered by AMIGOS once the staff team arrives on site.

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize   their   full   potential   as   leaders   and   global   citizens. We   provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated, dynamic, and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for mentoring diverse high-school youth, collaborating with partner organizations, facilitating activities, managing group dynamics, leading a staff team, and coordinating logistics. The Project Director (PD) leads a staff team comprised of an Associate Project Director (APD) and Project Supervisors. The PD will lead and facilitate a leadership, service, and cultural exchange program for youth in either Costa Rica, Panama, or Ecuador. Project models vary – see our website for more information. The Project Director collaborates closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program. This is a full-time, seasonal position.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to) 

Volunteer Support 

  • Mentor, supervise and lead a project of 10-45 volunteers. 
  • Monitor volunteer program progress with relevant paperwork. 
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics. 
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative, and challenging activities.  

Staff Team Leadership 

  • Supervise and lead a team of 4 to 7 staff members. 
  • Set a positive, open, and inclusive tone for the team.  
  • Incorporate team-bonding and team-building activities throughout the program. 
  • Conduct performance evaluations and/or performance reviews of team members.  
  • Effectively delegate tasks amongst the team. 
  • Support, as needed, to resolve team disputes or conflicts. 

Program Planning & Set-Up 

  • Visit all program sites and spend time with all local providers and partner agencies.  
  • Plan all components of the project. 
  • Visit/call the clinics and hospitals to fully understand health protocols. 
  • Develop a detailed program itinerary. 
  • Review and update (if needed) existing curriculum and learn to facilitate activities.  
  • Confirm all program logistics. 

Budget & Finance 

  • Oversee the overall budget, tracking of expenses, and ethical use of funds.  
  • Manage and track expenses with weekly reports and submit to AMIGOS HQ. 
  • Keep track of physical cash and physical cash flow. 
  • Support team members in tracking and reporting expenses.  

Program Implementation and Management  

  • Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies and local providers that are based on mutual respect, effective communication and collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.  
  • Develop and maintain regular contact and amicable partnerships with partner agencies and local providers to ensure adequate performance of program volunteers.  
  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions. 
  • Manage and support program logistics for briefing/debriefing, language classes, program activities, lodging, transport, and food.  
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.  
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the volunteer experience.  
  • Draft, review and submit project weekly reports and paperwork as indicated. 

Health and Safety Management  

  • Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.  
  • Ensure all COVID-19 preventive measures and practices are strictly followed. 
  • Ensure that volunteers and/or program staff are following quarantine guidelines, when indicated. 
  • Follow the medical and emergency procedures system to safeguard the well-being of the volunteers and Staff Team. 
  • Abide by and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct.  
  • Agree to be on-call 24/7 for emergent issues that arise with volunteers for the duration of the program on a rotating schedule.  
  • Report any concerns through the proper channels with the corresponding paperwork. 
  • Communicates regularly and promptly with the AMIGOS On-Call system to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses, and other concerns. 
  • Lead investigations of standards of conduct violations and safety concerns. 
  • Build respectful and professional relationships with clinic and hospital personnel. 
  • Handle documentation and reporting of any health and safety incident in Salesforce. 

Monitoring & Evaluation 

  • Facilitate participatory evaluations with all program volunteers, staff, partner agencies and service providers.  
  • Provide full logistics report on best practices to run the project for future cycles. 
  • Conduct performance evaluations with staff to support their growth and development over the course of the program and oversee evaluation of volunteers. 

Other 

  • Responsible for submitting a complete and comprehensive handover report at the end of the project. 
  • Network and build strong relationships with partner agencies, new organizations, and all program contacts.  
  • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS through interactions with program volunteers, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.  
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 

Project Management 

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components. 
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures. 
  • Responds appropriately to crisis situations. 
  • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility, ethical spending, and effective budget management. 
  • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks. 

Personal Leadership 

  • Demonstrates effective teamwork and communication skills including active listening and giving and receiving feedback. 
  • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative, constructive, and culturally sensitive problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrates effective time-management skills and self-care. 
  • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

  • Experience working with diverse populations. 
  • Empathetic approach to volunteer and staff support. 
  • Comfortable facilitating activities for volunteers on race, gender, identity, etc. 

Cultural Competency 

  • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (e.g., professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies). 
  • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers and project staff. 
  • Communicates effectively in English and Spanish (writing, reading, speaking) and can serve as a translator. 

Community Engagement 

  • Implements positive community development strategies with host communities and partner agency representatives. 
  • Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and makes recommendations for the future. 
  • Successfully mobilizes resources for the project. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS  

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency and translation.  
  • 1 year out from high school graduation or a minimum of 19 years old. 
  • Experience managing a team of people and coordinating projects.  
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with the Project Staff from the arrival of the APD to the remaining duration of the contract. 
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers.  
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.  
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism and decolonization. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software. 
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack. 
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain. 
  • Wake up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks. 
  • Anyone is open to apply for roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements. 
  • Complete online training with 85% accuracy. 
  • Bring your own laptop and unlocked cellphone. We recommend getting travel insurance for your items. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field.  
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification. 
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences. 
  • To increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized.  

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Supervises the Associate Project Director and Project Supervisors. 
  • Responsible to the Country Coordinator or Director and the Latin American Programs Director. 
  • Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with partner agency contacts.  

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS 

  • Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes. 
  • Round-trip, single destination travel to and from the project location (up to $1,100 USD) 
  • All project related lodging and food expenses paid once APD arrives to country. 
  • Before APD arrival, the PD will cover their own food and lodging costs in the designated program location. 
  • In-country COVID testing, as needed. 
  • Coverage of acute medical care, up to $300 USD. This does not include routine health care (dental, PT, etc.) 
  • Reimbursable medical expense stipend from PD in-person training through APD arrival. 

TO APPLY 

Please review the information on our project staff webpage and fill out the application linked there if you are interested in applying to this role. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].  

MORE INFO? 

Attend an info session on one of the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 29: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, January 10:  6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, February 7: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  

 Key Dates

Live Virtual Training:  

  • May 8 @ 5-7pm CT 
  • May 15 @ 10am-4pm CT 
  • May 22 @ 5-7pm CT  

Arrival: Dates vary— See chart on website 

Departure: Dates vary— See chart on Project Staff page 

Location

Latin America- Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama 

Length

Approx. 3-4 months—Lengths of projects vary— See chart on Project Staff page 

Compensation

$275/week Stipend: Travel to/from project site + all food, lodging, transport for program activities covered by AMIGOS

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize   their   full   potential   as   leaders   and   global   citizens. We   provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for mentoring diverse high school-aged youth and planning, implementing, and evaluating a project while enhancing relationships with partner agencies.  

The Associate Project Director (APD) works closely with the Project Director (PD) as a member of Senior Staff to lead and direct the team. They help plan the project logistics and manage contacts, support with the budget, address health and safety needs of staff and students, and mentor volunteers.  

It is a dynamic role with different functions and an important leadership position on the team. Project models vary- see our website for more information. This is a full-time, seasonal job position.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to) 

Volunteer Support 

  • Schedule appointments for clinic and/or hospital visits and accompany volunteer to all medical appointments as assigned by the PD.  
  • Help to supervise a group of 10-45 volunteers.  
  • May directly supervise and mentor volunteers. 
  • May hold weekly 1:1 check-ins with program volunteers and fill out appropriate paperwork.  
  • Support with conflict resolution within group dynamics. 
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative, and challenging activities.  

Health and Safety Management  

  • Monitors volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.  
  • Ensures all COVID-19 preventive measures and practices are strictly followed. 
  • Ensures that volunteers and/or program staff are following quarantine and/or isolation guidelines, when indicated. 
  • Agrees to be on-call 24/7 on a rotating schedule for emergent issues. Understands, upholds, and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures. 
  • Monitors a medical and emergency procedures system to safeguard the well-being of the volunteers and Staff Team. 
  • Communicates regularly and promptly with the AMIGOS On-Call system to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses, and other concerns. 
  • Facilitates investigations of Standards of Conduct violations and safety concerns. 
  • Builds respectful and professional relationships with clinic and hospital personnel. 
  • Works with PD to handle documentation and reporting of any health and safety incidents for Salesforce. 

Program Implementation and Management  

  • Creates and maintains relationships with partner agencies and local providers that are based on mutual respect, effective communication and collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.  
  • Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensures prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions. 
  • Manages and tracks expenses and supports weekly budget submission.  
  • Supports planning or execution of the logistics of program activities. 
  • Facilitates workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.  
  • Brainstorms creative and new ways to enhance the volunteer experience.  
  • Assists with drafting weekly reports and reviewing weekly volunteer paperwork submission. 

Other 

  • Networks and builds strong relationships with partner agencies, new organizations, and all program contacts.  
  • Serves as a public ambassador for AMIGOS through interactions with program volunteers, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.  

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

Project Management 

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components. 
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures. 
  • Responds appropriately to crisis situations. 
  • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget management. 
  • Possesses strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks. 

Personal Leadership 

  • Demonstrates effective teamwork and communication skills including active listening and giving and receiving feedback. 
  • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative, constructive, and culturally sensitive problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrates effective time-management skills and self-care. 
  • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

  • Possesses experience working with diverse populations. 
  • Utilizes an empathetic approach to volunteer and staff support. 
  • Feels comfortable facilitating activities on race, gender, identity, etc. 

Cultural Competency 

  • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (ex. professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies). 
  • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers. 
  • Communicates effectively in English and Spanish and can serve as a translator. 

Community Engagement 

  • Implements positive community development strategies with host communities and partner agency representatives. 
  • Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and making recommendations for the future. 
  • Mobilizes resources for the project. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS  

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency and translation.  
  • One- year out from high school graduation or a minimum of 19 years old. 
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with the Project Staff for the duration of the contract. 
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers.  
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.  
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism and decolonization. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Box, and Google Suite. 
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack. 
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain. 
  • Wake up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks. 
  • Anyone may apply to roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements. 
  • Complete online training with 85% accuracy. 
  • Bring your own laptop and unlocked cellphone. We recommend getting travel insurance for your items. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international relations, or another related field.  
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification and Mental Health/Emotional Health First Aid. 
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences. 
  • To increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized. 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Works alongside the Project Director and Project Supervisors. 
  • Reports directly to the Project Director. 
  • Responsible to the Country Coordinator or Director and the Latin American Programs Director.  

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes 
  • Coverage of acute medical care  
  • Round-trip, single destination travel to and from the project location (up to $1,100 USD) 
  • All project related lodging and food expenses 
  • In-country COVID testing, as needed. 
  • Coverage of acute medical care, up to $300 USD. This does not include routine health care (dental, PT, etc.). 

TO APPLY 

Please review the information on our project staff webpage and fill out the job application if you are interested in applying to this role. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].   

MORE INFO? 

Attend an info session on one of the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 29: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, January 10:  6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, February 7: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  

Key Dates

Live Virtual Training:  

  • May 8 @ 5-7pm CT 
  • May 15 @ 10am-4pm CT 
  • May 22 @ 5-7pm CT 

Arrival: Dates vary—See chart on website 

Departure: Dates vary—See chart on website 

Location

Latin America- Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama 

Length

Approx. 2-3 months—Lengths of projects vary—See chart on Project Staff page 

Compensation

$250/week Stipend: Travel to/from project site + all food, lodging, transport for program activities covered by AMIGOS

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize   their   full   potential   as   leaders   and   global   citizens. We   provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for mentoring diverse high school-aged youth, collaborating with partner organizations, facilitating activities, managing group dynamics, and coordinating logistics.  

The Project Supervisor (Psup) will support the Project Director and Associate Project Director in facilitating a leadership, service, and cultural humility program. The modality of the projects is different – see our website  for more information.  

The Project Supervisor collaborates closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program. The role is focused on mentoring and supporting youth participants. This is a full-time, seasonal position.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to) 

Volunteer Support 

  • Mentor, supervise, and lead a group of 10-45 volunteers, with direct supervision of up to 10 volunteers. 
  • Hold weekly 1:1 check-in with assigned program volunteers to support leadership growth and well-being and fill out appropriate paperwork.  
  • Monitor volunteer program progress through appropriate paperwork. 
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics. 
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative, and challenging activities related to leadership, service, cultural humility, and environmental conservation.  
  • Depending on the project, support with community set-up, and assist with host family and community service activities. 

Program Implementation and Management  

  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up to inquiries and actions.  
  • Track expenses and maintain ethical use of AMIGOS funds. 
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish. 
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the volunteer experience.  
  • Support planning and/or executing the logistics of program activities. 
  • Gather and submit volunteers’ weekly paperwork. 
  • Contribute weekly project reports to partner agencies. 

Health and Safety Management  

  • Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.  
  • Ensure all COVID-19 preventive measures and practices are strictly followed. 
  • Ensure that volunteers and/or program staff are following quarantine and/or isolation guidelines, when indicated. 
  • Abide by and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and support in Standards of Conduct investigations, as necessary.  
  • In collaboration with Senior Staff, report to On-Call any health and safety concerns. 

Monitoring & Evaluation 

  • Support in the process of facilitating participatory evaluations with all program volunteers, staff, partner agencies, and service providers.  
  • Provide ideas on ways to improve future program cycles and contribute to handover report. 
  • Conducts performance evaluations with volunteers to support their growth and development over the course of the program. 

Other 

  • Network and build strong relationships with partner agencies, new organizations, and all program contacts.  
  • Responsible and ethical use of AMIGOS funds and appropriate tracking of funds 
  • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS through interactions with program volunteers, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.  

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

Project Management 

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components. 
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures. 
  • Responds appropriately to crisis situations. 
  • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks. 

Personal Leadership 

  • Demonstrates effective teamwork and communication skills including active listening and giving and receiving feedback. 
  • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative, constructive, and culturally- sensitive problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrates effective time-management skills and self-care. 
  • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

  • Experience working with diverse populations. 
  • Empathetic approach to volunteer and staff support. 
  • Comfortable facilitating activities on race, gender, identity, etc. 

Cultural Competency 

  • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (e.g., professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies). 
  • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers. 
  • Communicates effectively in English and Spanish and can serve as a translator. 

Community Engagement 

  • Implements positive community development strategies with host communities and partner agency representatives. 
  • Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and making recommendations for the future. 
  • Successfully mobilizes resources for the project. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish. Intermediate level English. 
  • 1 year out from high school graduation or a minimum of 19 years old. 
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with the Project Staff team for the duration of the contract. 
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers.  
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.  
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism and decolonization. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Box, and Google Suite. 
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack. 
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain. 
  • Wake up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks. 
  • Anyone may apply to roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements. 
  • Complete online training with 85% accuracy. 
  • Bring your own laptop and unlocked cellphone. We recommend getting travel insurance for your items. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree or completed coursework in education, international studies, or another related field. 
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification 
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences. 
  • To increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized. 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Works alongside the Project Director and Associate Project Director 
  • Reports directly to the Project Director or another member of the Senior Staff team  
  • Responsible to the Country Coordinator or Director and the Latin American Programs Director.  

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes 
  • Coverage of acute medical care  
  • Round-trip, single destination travel to and from the project location (up to $1,100 USD) 
  • All project related lodging and food expenses 
  • In-country COVID testing, as needed. 
  • Coverage of acute medical care, up to $300 USD. This does not include routine health care (dental, PT, etc.). 

TO APPLY 

Please review the information on our project staff webpage and fill out the job application if you are interested in applying to this role. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]  

MORE INFO? 

Attend an info session on one of the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 29: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, January 10:  6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  
  • Wednesday, February 7: 6:00-7:00pm (US Central Time)  

CHAPTER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP LOCALLY

The AMIGOS chapter network is made up of a group of dedicated volunteer board members who make our mission possible by providing our program to young leaders in their local communities. AMIGOS chapters provide mentorship, build community, and empower students to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Fundraising support, financial assistance, and a robust training program are just some examples of the year-round support from local community members that our chapters provide.

MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

Looking for a chance to build a network of passionate people in your community? AMIGOS chapters are a great place to do that! Each chapter board is unique in its makeup and meeting schedule but is always working to provide local students with international service immersion opportunities.

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter President keeps the chapter focused on establishing and maintaining its goals. The President is responsible for overseeing chapter officers and committees and encourages teamwork amongst chapter leaders. The President is also responsible for maintaining the operations of the chapter and ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Presides over the Chapter Executive Committee and all chapter meetings; monitors progress of chapter goals and objectives; enforces chapter bylaws; sets board meeting agendas.
  • Acts as an official voice for the chapter in all public matters, and represents the AMIGOS organization in the chapter’s geographic area.
  • Communicates any questions or concerns to Headquarters staff.
  • Actively recruits new people interested in assisting or serving on the chapter board.
  • Answers questions raised by parents and participants about the nature of AMIGOS programs.
  • Ensures that all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted.
  • Assists in the development of chapter budget, succession planning, fundraising, and recruitment action plan.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year

  • Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential volunteers and parents as needed.  
  • Winter: Oversee fundraising and training and respond to parent concerns as needed.
  • Spring: Respond to parent questions which peak during the spring prior to the volunteers’ departure.
  • Summer: Organize planning session for the following year and communicate with parents as needed regarding current volunteers in the field.

*Ensure all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted based on your fiscal year.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; must have served at least one term in another chapter leader position; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and public speaking abilities.

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

President oversees the activities of the Chapter Board including the successful succession of board roles, recruitment of volunteers, and successful fundraising plan have been completed. Chapter has set recruiting targets with HQ Chapter Operations and Enrollment Departments; Chapter has increased participation by “x” amount. Chapter issues are handled in a timely manner. Committees are active, engaged, and growing. Chapter board meetings are effectively run and carried out in a manageable timeframe.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience working in youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping the chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve meeting management skills; and act as a role model to new participants.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Vice President is responsible for assisting the Chapter President in coordinating and directing committee activities and chapter operations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a member of the Chapter Executive Committee; attend all chapter board meetings; monitor progress of chapter goals and objectives; enforce chapter bylaws.
  • Manage chapter committees that report directly to the position; advise and assist the President in chapter matters; assume President’s role in President’s absence.
  • Develop and network with potential AMIGOS partners in geographic area to strengthen board activities including fundraising, recruiting, training etc.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year

  • Fall: Assist Chapter President in overseeing board and volunteer recruitment. Communicate with potential volunteers and parents as needed.
  • Winter: Assist Chapter President in overseeing both fundraising and training and responding to volunteer and parent questions.
  • Spring: Assist Chapter President in responding to parent questions which peak during the spring just prior to the volunteers departure.
  • Summer: Assist Chapter President in organizing planning session for the following year and communication with parents of current volunteers in the field.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; have served at least one term in another chapter leader position is preferred; ability to work well with others and remain professional and organized; public speaking and delegation abilities preferred.

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Chapter Board succession, recruitment, and fundraising plan have been completed. Chapter has reached and exceeded 3-year average of participant numbers. Chapter has set recruiting targets with Chapter Operations and Enrollment Departments. Chapter issues are handled in a timely manner. The committees that report to this position are active, engaged, and growing. New chapter board members or committed members have been recruited for the following year. Chapter board meetings are effectively run and in a manageable timeframe. After serving specified term as Vice President, individual is prepared to serve as Chapter President.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in working with youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve meeting management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

To develop, monitor, and report to the full chapter board on the state of the chapter’s financial operations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads the creation of the chapter budget for the upcoming fiscal year using the official AMIGOS template • Maintains chapter financial records; monitors cash flow.
  • Monitors family fee payments and contacts families when payments are delinquent
  • Provides financial reports at each board meeting
  • Processes the receipt of all donations and provides a tax deductible donations letter for eligible tax deductible contributions
  • Reviews invoices from AMIGOS Headquarters and ensures payments are made in a timely manner
  • Pays bills and reimburses board members for approved chapter expenses
  • Assists Chapter President(s) in ensuring all state and federal legal and tax filings are accurate and filed in a timely manner with the appropriate governmental agency.
  • Ensures copies of all legal filings are submitted to AMIGOS Headquarters in addition to the appropriate federal, state and local agencies.
  • Serves as a member of the Chapter Executive Committee, if applicable

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Finance responsibilities for a Chapter Treasurer are year-round with primary time commitment in winter and spring.

  • Summer: Reviews previous year’s budget, expenditures and revenue. Creates budget for the upcoming fiscal year using HQ template.
  • Fall: Explains process of family payments to potential volunteers and families. Ensures that group fundraising efforts are compliant with IRS requirements by having no individual requirements.
  • Winter: Oversees receipt of group fundraising revenue and family fee payments, works with CPA to prepare IRS Form 990 for full board review in time for chapter specific filing deadline. (actual IRS deadline depends on the chapter’s fiscal year)
  • Spring: Continues receipt of family payments and submits accurate and timely payments for monthly billing from Headquarters to chapters.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience with accounting, accounting systems such as QuickBooks, and serving on the chapter board highly recommended.
  • Commitment to asking questions and seeking support needed.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain neat and accurate financial records.
  • Commitment to transparency in all financial management.
  • Understanding and ability to comply with of chapter bylaws.
  • Understanding and ability to comply with the chapter licensing and operating agreement.
  • Understanding and ability to comply with all required legal and tax filings the chapter is obligated to file.
  • Familiarity with most current filings submitted by the chapter.
  • Understanding and ability to comply with the IRS requirements for acknowledging donor gifts of over $250

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Bank accounts used by the chapter are held under the tax identification number and legally registered name of the chapter
  • At least two officers have access to all bank accounts
  • Chapter is in compliance with all federal, state and local requirements
  • Records are neat, well organized and accessible to both the chapter and AMIGOS Headquarters
  • All chapter financial transactions are recorded and transparent for review by all other board members
  • Chapter budget is submitted to AMIGOS Headquarters using official AMIGOS chapter budget template for the upcoming cycle.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

The secretary is responsible for taking meeting minutes and maintaining chapter’s records.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a member of the Chapter Executive Committee • Attend all chapter meetings
  • Record and prepare minutes of board and executive committee meetings
  • Distribute minutes to all chapter board members as necessary
  • Maintain chapter calendar of events
  • Maintain chapter records including alumni information
  • Keep Chapter Executive Committee aware of AMIGOS Headquarters deadlines and distributions
  • May assist Chapter Outreach Coordinator to coordinate chapter email campaign

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities with primary time commitment in winter and spring.

  • Fall: As necessary, assist Chapter Outreach Coordinator in scheduling presentations, organizing chapter email campaigns, and identifying veteran volunteers, etc.
  • Winter: Assist Chapter Executive Committee in assessing progress towards stated chapter goals and supporting chapter efforts as necessary
  • Spring: May assist Chapter Executive Committee and Outreach Coordinator in generating publicity for the upcoming recruitment season
  • Summer: Assist the Chapter President in the organization and scheduling of annual planning session. Assist Chapter Executive Committee in communication efforts to parents of current volunteers in the field.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to communicate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; ability to take good notes

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Minutes are distributed in a timely manner; records are maintained; chapter business is in order; chapter email campaigns are distributed according to designated timeframes

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in working with youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve meeting management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVES

The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all chapter fundraising events and supporting participants in the success of fundraising to the goals set by the chapter board.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create fundraising plan for the upcoming year
  • Order any fundraising materials from AMIGOS Headquarters before fundraising activities begin (ex. Post cards, flyers, etc.)
  • Assist volunteers with any fundraising activities planned for the fall and spring. This may include activities like letter writing, online campaigns, and local events.
  • Organize other chapter fundraisers. (Example: product sales, board fundraising, local grants, etc.)
  • Create a communications plan to make sure that all of your chapter donors are thanked appropriately and personally by a chapter volunteer

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year-round responsibilities, with primary time commitment in winter and spring

  • Fall: plan fundraising activities for fall and spring participants
  • Winter: oversee any fall fundraisers organized by the chapter, ex: product sales
  • Spring: oversee any spring fundraisers organized by the chapter, ex: letter writing
  • Summer: evaluate past years successes and challenges in fundraising

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of chapter’s historical fundraising outcomes; understanding of chapter finances and each year’s fundraising requirements; strong organizational skills; ability to think outside of the box to come up with innovative ideas; familiarity with online fundraising tools.

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Volunteer fundraising campaign (online giving, letter writing, product sales, etc.) is able to raise the majority of funds. Chapter applies for, and is awarded, a grant towards financial assistance. Donors all receive a thank you note for their support of your chapter.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience working with nonprofit managing funds; develop skills in grant writing; help volunteers reach their goals for participation; establish relationships in your area through community outreach.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

The Alumni Coordinator is a volunteer chapter board member who will oversee efforts related to alumni outreach and information management. This role is responsible for keeping alumni from over the generations of the chapters existence engaged in various activities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design an alumni outreach strategy for the chapter
  • Update alumni information in salesforce as data is collected
  • Recruit chapter board members and other alumni to assist with all related efforts
  • Collaborate with other chapters who are engaged in alumni outreach and information management
  • Inform the chapter board members of progress at monthly meetings if possible
  • Support other board members when it comes to interacting with the local community of alumni. Such as recruitment, fundraising and events.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Fall: Help Outreach Coordinator plan and execute the Welcome Home Party and recruitment training session.
  • Winter: Support welcoming new volunteers into the chapter. Plan and execute a local alumni event to keep alumni engaged and up to date on AMIGOS happenings.
  • Spring: Support fundraising coordinator in engaging local alumni to support participant fundraising activities. Work with the current volunteers and parents to message their role after the AMIGOS summer in recruitment, chapter board, and general engagement in the vast AMIGOS network. Invite local alumni to attend Despedida (Send Off party) for this year’s volunteers.
  • Summer: Attend annual board retreat to review past years alumni engagement activities and effectiveness as well as make recommendations for the following year.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS a plus. Experience with Salesforce or another CRM platform a plus but not required. Professional communication experience.

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Improve volunteer recruitment and alumni involvement in the chapter year on year. Strengthen development opportunities for the chapter and AMIGOS Headquarters. Enhance product sales and letter writing outcomes at the local level. Update and share alumni and parent information with Headquarters, furthering the One AMIGOS concept. Improve opportunities for fundraising, special events, and ongoing contact with our constituents overall

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in project management, marketing, event planning, working with people from diverse backgrounds and generations, youth leadership.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Service-Learning Coordinator is responsible for organizing and overseeing the service-learning opportunities for chapter volunteers. The Service-Learning Coordinator works closely with the chapter Training Director and community organization contacts to encourage local civic engagement. They are responsible for following AMIGOS HQ guidance and requirements regarding service-learning and reporting on project outcomes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and oversees service-learning volunteer opportunities for the local chapter’s cohort of volunteers to develop a culture of civic engagement and community building
  • Maintains positive relationships with community organization contacts, communicating with regular updates and timely responses
  • Communicates any questions or concerns to the chapter President, Training Director, and/or AMIGOS HQ Chapter Operations Team
  • Actively researches potential service-learning opportunities for Board members, chapter volunteers, alumni, and the larger network of supporters
  • Tracks service-learning activity outcomes and reports them to AMIGOS HQ
  • Stays abreast of AMIGOS program pillars and summer project themes, incorporating them into the activities when applicable
  • Assists in the development of chapter succession planning for the position

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Fall: Research service-learning organizations and begin contacting community organizations with the request to volunteer. Optional: Support chapter recruitment by spreading the word about AMIGOS
  • Winter: Solidify spring service-learning opportunities and share details with HQ. Optional: Attend volunteer interviews as note-taker or other support where comfortable
  • Spring: Attend service-learning events and facilitate dialogue around the opportunity, community need, and volunteers’ contribution.
  • Summer: Organize planning session for the following year and communicate activity impact with the Board and HQ. Share comments and feedback.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and interest and experience volunteering in the local community

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Service-Learning Coordinator oversees service-learning activities for the chapter volunteers training; activities complete HQ requirements for volunteers. Chapter has set service-learning activities and communicated details with HQ and volunteers and families; Chapter reports service-learning outcomes to HQ.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience working in youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping the chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various community stakeholders; improve meeting management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

There are many requirements and obligations to join AMIGOS. The Financial Assistance Mentor ultimately works to decrease barriers to entry for deserving applicants. The Chapter Financial Assistance Mentor is responsible for guiding financial assistance applicants and families through the AMIGOS application process, HQ required paperwork and health screening requirements, and chapter fundraising and training obligations. The Financial Assistance Mentor works closely with the volunteer and family, chapter board members, and HQ Chapter Operations team to coordinate completion of activities. They are a member of the Chapter Financial Assistance Committee and make financial assistance award decisions for applicants.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with Financial Assistance Committee to make financial assistance award decisions
  • Interviews volunteer and families applying for financial assistance
  • Communicates steps in the AMIGOS onboarding process to families, including evaluation and screening process to volunteers and families including but not limited to volunteer paperwork (physical health form, mental health form, notarized travel forms, etc.), fundraising activities (donation solicitation letter, webpage set-up, and email), and training activities
  • Works with applicants to ensure that they are able to complete onboarding requirements (such as assisting with locating a notary, supporting with passport application process, etc.) as appropriate
  • Communicates any volunteer and family questions or concerns to the Chapter President, Treasurer, Training Director, and/or AMIGOS HQ Chapter Operations Team
  • Stays abreast of AMIGOS HQ and chapter requirements and deadlines
  • Assists in the development of chapter succession planning for the position

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Fall: Communicate with chapter Outreach Coordinator regarding financial assistance applicants. Review financial assistance applications.
  • Winter: Collaborate with the chapter Financial Assistance Committee to determine financial assistance awards. Support volunteer and family interviews.
  • Spring: Communicate regularly with volunteer and family to support with HQ paperwork and health screening completion; share notary resources, send reminders about forms. Ensure volunteer attendance at fundraising and training obligations; coordinate a carpool. Attend fundraising training and provide additional support to volunteer(s) in writing their donation solicitation letter, creating their CauseVox page, and sending emails.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; interpersonal skills; mentorship skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; compassion; patience; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and interest and experience volunteering in the local community

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Financial Assistance Mentor ensures a smooth AMIGOS pre-departure experience for chapter volunteers and families receiving financial assistance. Mentor communicates and ensures completion of pre-departure requirements by financial assistance recipients.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience working in youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping the chapter’s future; opportunity to network with various community stakeholders; improve communication and customer service skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

To realize the AMIGOS vision and mission, we believe in the power of every voice and the wisdom of diverse voices. AMIGOS embraces universal diversity, including race, nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, gender, and sexual orientation. AMIGOS seeks to include different life experiences, belief systems, abilities, and opinions throughout our work and aspires to eliminate barriers to inclusion and participation.

 

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Ambassador is a volunteer board member that will lead the chapter effort to set and meet diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitates discussions regarding DEI with the chapter board
  • Leads DEI planning sessions to set chapter priorities
  • Supports the recruitment efforts for both diverse volunteers and board members
  • Understands AMIGOS HQ DEI priorities and strategies and incorporates and adapts them at the local chapter level
  • Assists in the development of chapter succession planning for the position
  • Optional: Sits as a member of the Financial Assistance Committee and collaborates with the group to determine financial assistance awards for eligible volunteers and families

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Fall: Serve as resource for DEI recruiting methods for volunteers and assist with the identification of barriers to entry and DEI goals set by chapter.
  • Winter: Continue facilitating progress on chapter DEI priorities and plan such as attending and presenting at travel fairs, job fairs, etc.
  • Spring: Share open board member positions within one’s network and beyond, with a focus to recruit new members with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Summer: Lead planning activity for DEI initiative at the chapter summer retreat, facilitate establishment of chapter DEI goals and plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

A passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and if possible, experience working with DEI initiatives. Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational and facilitation skills; ability to communicate effectively; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor.

 

SAMPLE MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Chapter DEI Ambassador will ensure the chapter sets local DEI objectives and goals. This person will also report to the HQ Chapter Operations team on DEI plan progress.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience with DEI awareness, goal setting, facilitation; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a DEI awareness role model.

 

IF INTERESTED

Send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

VOLUNTEER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

AMIGOS staff and volunteers believe in the power of youth to change the world. Join our community that works everyday to help young people do amazing things.

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

Many of our staff members regularly visit our programs and help with youth trainings in the U.S. and Latin America. Take advantage of this opportunity to get out of your element!

Positions available in local chapters throughout the United States. Email [email protected] for more information!