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PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

Hard work is important, but our staff are encouraged to have a great work-life balance.

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

AMIGOS staff participate in bi-annual volunteer days to give back to our community, and have many other optional service opportunities throughout the year.

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

The VISTA member will help build AMIGOS’ capacity to expand opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in service and have life changing opportunities. AMIGOS is a youth leadership organization with 55+ years of experience providing authentic service opportunities to young people in the U.S. and Latin America. As AMIGOS expands its reach in the U.S., this VISTA role will be integral to building a strong media presence that engages young people in service activities. The VISTA will support the marketing team with content development, storytelling, and relationship building. Additionally, the VISTA will support the team developing institutional relationships in Texas to increase the number of young people engaging in service opportunities, including schools and youth-serving organizations. The VISTA will play a key role in data collection and will lead story collection efforts. In this dynamic role, you will practice project management skills, learn about media, meet with partner institutions, learn about Texas and help provide life-changing experiences for young people.

Member Duties:

  • Collect stories of impact and create content;
  • Complete marketing and social media research;
  • Compile feedback from youth participants into shareable content;
  • Create and administer surveys to collect data;
  • Draft website language;
  • Research and draft blog content;
  • Develop graphics for new programming;
  • Learn new digital marketing skills and programs (Canva, video editing, website/social media management);
  • Create video content for youth-focused media;
  • Support management of AMIGOS social media platforms;
  • Manage guest blog relationships;
  • Support team to increase digital footprint;
  • Research and develop list of local youth service organizations to recruit youth for service opportunities;
  • Develop partnerships with organizations to recruit youth volunteers;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

 

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: March 14, 2022

End Date: March 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member will expand fundraising capacity to support the continued operation and expansion of our programs for U.S. students and our programs in the United States. They will expand our fundraising work by building on the achievements and improvements to our fundraising team’s activities conducted by the year-one VISTA Fund Development Associate. They will increase the size and impact of the annual auction fundraiser. They will expand our grant seeking capacity and outreach to foundations to gain more funding for AMIGOS programs and financial assistance fund. They will support in coordinating donor events and engage donors in new ways through donor surveys and testimonials. Overall, they will support the AMIGOS Fund Development Team in reaching our increased 2022 Annual Fund fundraising need of over $1MM.

Member Duties:

  • Grow the size and impact of annual fundraisers;
  • Expand scope of grant research;
  • Draft grants to foundations and corporations to develop new AMIGOS programs;
  • Support outreach to foundations and corporations;
  • Support donor stewardship efforts;
  • Support event planning;
  • Advance pre-existing and launch new initiatives to involve low-income and younger donors in these philanthropic activities;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: March 14, 2022

End Date: March 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member will help launch AMIGOS first formal alumni engagement program by coordinating activities outlined on the 2022-2024 Alumni Engagement workplan. This workplan was created with the support of the year one Fund Development VISTA so this new position will elevate this foundational work to the implementation stage.

Member Duties:

  • Support in creating a 2022 calendar for alumni events both in-person and virtual;
  • Design system for selection alumni to receive awards;
  • Coordinate key alumni events online and in-person, including networking and community service events;
  • Create content for the alumni section of the AMIGOS website;
  • Expand monitoring and evaluation efforts of AMIGOS related to alumni and the chapter network, including surveys and interviews with stakeholders;
  • Lead project management to implement the 2022 calendar of activities;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: March 14, 2022

End Date: March 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member would expand the capacity of the program team through designing, implementing, and evaluating key projects begun under the 1st year of this project. The VISTA member would be responsible to designing and project set up of an environmental conservation focused program for youth in Colorado. This would include logistics, calendaring, partnership development, and budgeting. Additionally, the VISTA would continue with the second year of the pilot, Social Impact Accelerator. Under year 1 of this program, the team implemented the Social Impact Accelerator, a follow on program to other AMIGOS’ programs where students enact change in their local communities. This project would include program design, set up, oversight and monitoring and evaluation.

Member Duties:

  • Develop Environmental Conservation Program in Colorado, including program design and logistics;
  • Reach out to community organizations carrying out environmental stewardship activities in Colorado and seek to build new partnerships;
  • Recruit students for the Social Impact Accelerator (follow on program);
  • Develop and implement the Social Impact Accelerator;
  • Support with media and grants related to programs.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: February 14, 2022

End Date: February 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

VISTA member would build the capacity of the programs team by supporting processes to train volunteers to do community service work and via coordinating direct service work for local chapter networks. The VISTA would support the programs team to design curriculum, training materials and workshops on AMIGOS core pillars, including; leadership, cultural humility and service. All curriculum will include a focus on social justice and topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, the VISTA will support the team to develop curriculum on project themes, including; food justice, environmental conservation, climate justice, renewable energy, indigenous rights, and others. Curriculum would be for both middle school and high school populations. Additionally, the VISTA would coordinate with local chapter leaders to plan service opportunities in 10-12 cities. Finally, the VISTA would support the programs team to expand monitoring and evaluation efforts of existing programs.

Member Duties:

  • Train and support AMIGOS local chapter leaders to carry out curriculum and service opportunities for volunteers;
  • Develop curriculum, workshop, and program materials on AMIGOS core pillars and additional themes;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building by reviewing and updating existing M&E tools and analyzing data collected via existing tools.

 

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: March 14, 2022

End Date: March 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member will increase capacity of volunteer chapter boards. In addition to making AMIGOS programming more accessible to local students, chapter board members build community, engage their local network, and create professional development and volunteer opportunities. VISTA member responsibilities will include surveying and evaluating current board member recruitment practices, working with volunteer board members and AMIGOS alumni to better understand board recruitment, and updating and designing new advertisements, resources, and processes for board recruitment. The VISTA member will prioritize board building and board member onboarding as well as alumni engagement at the chapter level. They will aspire to increase the number of volunteer board members in addition to increasing board member onboarding evaluations and general experience satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in community building, data analysis, database management, and business operations.

Member Duties:

  • Support in surveying and evaluating current board member recruitment practices;
  • Design and outline a yearly calendar of board member recruitment activities;
  • Implement and evaluate board member recruitment activities and practices based on designed calendar;
  • Craft exciting, engaging, and attractive calls to action or advertisements to join a local chapter board as a volunteer board member.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: March 14, 2022

End Date: March 13, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Chicago, IL

Application Close Date: February 1, 2022

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

Key Dates

Virtual Training (9 – 5 CT): March 24-30
Mandatory Pre-Program Quarantine: 10 days prior to arrival
Arrival: 21 days prior to volunteer arrival
Departure: 7 days after volunteer departure
Length: Approx. 12 weeks—Lengths of projects vary
Compensation: $350/week – 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, 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 small staff team, and coordinating logistics. The Project Director leads the staff team comprised of Program Coordinators and a Health and Wellness Coordinator. They will lead and facilitate a leadership, service, and cultural exchange program. On our Explore and Discover programs, this person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location. On our Immerse programs, AMIGOS will provide staff lodging separate from volunteers. The Project Director works 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 group of 10-20 volunteers.
• Monitor volunteer program progress with appropriate paperwork.
• Support conflict resolution within group dynamics.
• Engage volunteers in fun, creative and challenging activities.

Staff Team Leadership
• Set a positive, open, and inclusive tone for the team.
• Incorporate team-bonding and team-building activities throughout the program.
• Conduct performance evaluations 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 during the first week on-site and spend time with all local providers and partner agencies.
• Visit/call the clinics and hospitals to fully understand COVID-19 and other health protocols.
• Lead the development of a detailed program itinerary.
• Review and make changes to (if needed) existing curriculum and learn to facilitate activities.
• Confirm all program logistics.

Budget & Finance
• Accountable for the overall budget, tracking of expenses, and ethical use of funds.
• Manage and track expenses with weekly reports and submit to AMIGOS HQ.
• Support team members in tracking 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 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/quarantine, Spanish 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.

Health and Safety Management
• Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.
• 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 to the Health & Wellness Coordinator.

Monitoring & Evaluation
• Facilitates participatory evaluations with all program volunteers, staff, partner agencies, and service providers.
• Provides full report on best practices to run the program for future cycles.
• Conducts performance evaluations with volunteers to support in 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.
• 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.
• Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget management.
• Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks.

Personal Leadership
• Demonstrates effective teamwork & 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.

Cultural Competency
• Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (eg. 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Only U.S. citizens or residents can apply for roles in the U.S.
• Anyone is open to apply to roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field.
• Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification.
• Experience leading a team.
• 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 in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS
This program will be operating during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all staff and students must abide by strict protocols to minimize COVID-19 exposure and contagion. Despite the preventive and precautionary measures, AMIGOS cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed nor contact COVID-19. Given the ever-changing state of the virus, protocols may be adjusted or changed at any time throughout the program.

If you wish to apply to this role you must adhere to the following:
• Full series COVID-19 vaccine required.
• Self-quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
• COVID-19 PCR or NAAT Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
• 14-day quarantine upon arriving on site—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
• Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing until COVID tests come back negative for all staff and volunteers in the first week of the program.
• Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
• Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
• Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
• Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
• Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.
• You may also be responsible for care-taking for and living with staff or volunteers who contract COVID.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Supervises the Program Coordinator and Health & Wellness Coordinator
• Responsible to the Costa Rica Country Coordinator, Ecuador Country Coordinator, Latin American Programs Director, or other assigned supervisor depending on location.
• Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with partner agency contacts.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
• Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes
• In-country COVID testing & pre-departure COVID testing
• Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY
Please 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].

Key Dates

Virtual Training: March 25–29, 2022, 9–5 Central Time
Mandatory Pre-Program Quarantine: 10 days prior to arrival
Arrival: min. 14 days prior to volunteer arrival
Departure: 7 days after volunteer departure
Length: Approx. 11 weeks—Lengths of project vary
Compensation $250/week: 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 Program Coordinator will support the Project Director and Health and Wellness Coordinator in facilitating a leadership, service, and cultural humility pod program. On our Explore and Discover programs, this person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location. On our Immerse programs, AMIGOS will provide staff lodging separate from volunteers.

The Program Coordinator works 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 group of 10-20 volunteers.
• Hold weekly 1:1 check-ins with program volunteers to support leadership growth and well-being and fill out appropriate paperwork.
• Monitor volunteer program progress with 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.

Program Implementation and Management
• Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies and local providers in Costa Rica 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.
• Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
• Manage and track expenses with weekly reports.
• Manage and support program logistics for briefing, Spanish classes, program activities, excursions, debriefing, lodging, transport, food, etc.
• Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.*
• Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the gap volunteer experience.

Health and Safety Management
• Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.
• Abide by and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct.
• Report to the Health & Wellness Coordinator with any H&S concerns.
• Uphold all COVID-19 protocols.

Monitoring & Evaluation
• Facilitates participatory evaluations with all program volunteers, staff, partner agencies, and service providers.
• Provides full report on best practices to run the program for future cycles.
• Conducts performance evaluations with volunteers to support in 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.
• Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within Costa Rica 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.
• Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks.

Personal Leadership
• Demonstrates effective teamwork & 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.

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 project.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish. Basic to 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 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, 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.
• Only U.S. citizens or residents can apply for roles in the U.S.
• Anyone is open to apply to roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, conservation, biology, environmental studies/science, 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.
• In an effort to increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS
This program will be operating during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all staff and students must abide by strict protocols to minimize COVID-19 exposure and contagion. Despite the preventive and precautionary measures, AMIGOS cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed nor contact COVID-19. Given the ever-changing state of the virus, protocols may be adjusted or changed at any time throughout the program.

If you wish to apply to this role you must adhere to the following:
• Full series COVID-19 vaccine required.
• Self-quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
• COVID-19 PCR or NAAT Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
• 14-day quarantine upon arriving on site—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
• Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing until COVID tests come back negative for all staff and volunteers in the first week of the program.
• Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
• Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
• Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
• Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
• Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.
• You may also be responsible for care-taking for and living with staff or volunteers who contract COVID.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Works alongside the Project Director and Health & Wellness Coordinator
• Reports directly to the Project Director.
• Responsible to the Costa Rica Country Coordinator, Ecuador Country Coordinator, Latin American Programs Director, or other assigned supervisor depending on location.
• Interacts frequently with other AMIGOS Headquarters staff departments and with local contacts.

Additional benefits:
• Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes
• In-country COVID testing & pre-departure COVID testing
• Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY
Please 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]nal.org.

Key Dates

Virtual Training: March 25–30, 9–5 Central Time
Mandatory Pre-Program Quarantine: 10 days prior to arrival
Arrival: min. 14 days prior to volunteer arrival
Departure: 7 days after volunteer departure
Length Approx. 11 weeks: Lengths of project vary
Compensation $275/Week: 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, monitoring, and supporting their health and wellness through individual and group facilitation exercises and other activities.
The Health and Wellness Coordinator will support the Project Director and the Project Coordinators in facilitating a leadership, service, and cultural exchange program. On our Explore and Discover programs, this person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location. On our Immerse programs, AMIGOS will provide staff lodging separate from volunteers.

The primary duty of the Health and Wellness Coordinator is to ensure the health and safety of all volunteers and program staff. This includes, but is not limited to, daily monitoring of signs and symptoms of COVID-19 of volunteers and program staff, co-facilitating group activities to support and ensure the health and wellness of program volunteers and staff, active listening, and problem-solving when confronted with a health or safety concern, assisting volunteers with any medical or mental health need and maintaining confidential documentation and reporting. This person will work closely with the Health and Safety Manager and will play a key role in ensuring that all COVID-19 preventive measures and precautions are followed. In addition, the Health and Wellness Coordinator will support any physical and/or mental health concerns which may arise during the program through education, assistance, and accompaniment to local clinics and/or medical facilities. This person will be responsible for all health and safety reporting and documentation of any health and/or safety-related incident. This person will also support with facilitation of activities and mentorship. The Health and Wellness Coordinator works 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
• Conduct daily check-ins to assess signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and submit report to Health and Safety Manager.
• Schedule appointments for clinic and/or hospital visits and accompany volunteer to all medical appointments.
• Help to supervise a group of 10-20 volunteers
• Hold weekly 1:1 check-in with program volunteers and fill out appropriate paperwork.
• Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
• Engage volunteers in fun, creative, and challenging activities.

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.
• Agree to be on-call 24/7 for emergent issues that arise with volunteers for the duration of the Gap Program on a rotating schedule.
• Understands, upholds and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures.
• Establishes and 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
• Leads investigations of standards of conduct violations and safety concerns.
• Build respectful and professional relationships with clinic and hospital personal.
• Handle all documentation and reporting of any health and safety incident in Salesforce.

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.
• Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
• Manage and track expenses with weekly reports.
• Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.
• Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the gap volunteer experience.

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 and ability to delegate tasks.

Personal Leadership
• Demonstrates effective teamwork & 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.

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 & 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Only U.S. citizens or residents can apply for roles in the U.S.
• Anyone is open to apply to roles in Latin America, though options may be limited by visa requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine, nursing, public health, 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.
• Experience with health education.
• In an effort to increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens in the country where the program is taking place will be prioritized.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS
This program will be operating during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This means that all staff and students must abide by strict protocols to minimize COVID-19 exposure and contagion. Despite the preventive and precautionary measures, AMIGOS cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed nor contact COVID-19. Given the ever-changing state of the virus, protocols may be adjusted or changed at any time throughout the program.

If you wish to apply to this role you must adhere to the following:
• Full series COVID-19 vaccine required.
• Self-Quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
• COVID-19 PCR or NAAT Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
• 14-day quarantine upon arriving on site—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
• Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing until COVID tests come back negative for all staff and volunteers in the first week of the program.
• Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
• Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
• Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
• Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
• Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.
• You may also be responsible for care-taking for and living with staff or volunteers who contract COVID.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Works alongside the Project Director and Coordinator
• Reports directly to the Project Director
• Responsible to the Costa Rica Country Coordinator, Ecuador Country Coordinator, Latin American Programs Director, or other assigned supervisor depending on location.

Additional benefits:
• Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes
• In-country COVID testing & pre-departure COVID testing
• Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY
Please 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]

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 recruitment coordinator plan and execute the Welcome Home Party and recruitment training session.  
  • Winter: Support welcoming new participants 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 participants 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 participants.  
  • 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. 

  

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

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 participants 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 

 

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 treasuring skills; and act as a role model to new participants. 

 

IF INTERESTED

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

OBJECTIVES

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 the National Office 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. 
  • Serves as the chapter representative at the Convention of Presidents; and participates as a voting member for International Board elections. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT  

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential participants 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 participants 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. 

 

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 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 recruitment coordinator plan and execute the Welcome Home Party and recruitment training session.  
  • Winter: Support welcoming new participants 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 participants 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 participants.  
  • 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. 

 

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].

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 10 hours per week 

LOCATION Portland

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

 

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Assistant Training Director supports the Training Director (TD) in developing and managing the training program which provides participants with excellent preparation for the current AMIGOS programs, leadership development and a foundation of how to apply their community development tools abroad as well as at home.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the TD to plan, manage and evaluate the chapter training program and training team. Help carry out the local training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources in order to offer a training program that is engaging and effective.  

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities with higher activity in winter and spring. 

  • Summer: Evaluate training program and update local training to reflect changes being made to program structure in Latin America. Support recruiting alumni training team.  
  • Fall: Support TD in designing training calendar that aligns with schedule of the Chapter Board. Train the alumni training team. Support participant recruiting and selection process. 
  • Winter: Begin training program and provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.  
  • Spring: Continue oversight and supervision of training program alongside TD at each of the training sessions. Evaluate participants on training performance and notify chapter board and HQ of any issues. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders. 

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, and professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in the local participants. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to youth interested in building their leadership and cross-cultural understanding. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TITLE Portland Chapter Training Director

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 12-15 hrs/month + 2-day Training in January

LOCATION Portland

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May)

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

Amigos de las Americas (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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Register for and attend the virtual Training Directors Workshop on January 29 and January 30, 2022
  • Develop an engaging and effective training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources
  • Plan, manage, and evaluate the chapter training program and training team
  • Lead monthly training meetings with volunteers. Reviewing and customizing facilitation guides where fit and any resources needed for activities
  • Organize and implement community service activities for volunteers as part of the training program
  • Understand how volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content. Monitor volunteer assignment completion in the Canvas course.
  • Submit evaluations of volunteers to AMIGOS HQ based on their participation in chapter training.
  • Maintain strong communication with chapter leaders and attend monthly board meetings to provide updates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive and fun energy
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities
  • Ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, volunteer management, training team management, professionalism, documentation, risk prevention & management, training evaluation, communication & collaboration, resource management, and service learning. The evaluation process will be conducted at three levels: self-evaluation, chapter leadership, and by the AMIGOS HQ Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your volunteers. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers.

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.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

OBJECTIVES

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 the National Office 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. 
  • Serves as the chapter representative at the Convention of Presidents; and participates as a voting member for International Board elections. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT  

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential participants 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 participants 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. 

 

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].

POSITION TITLE San Diego Chapter Training Director

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 12-15 hrs/month + 2-day Training in January

LOCATION San Diego

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May)

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

Amigos de las Americas (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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Register for and attend the virtual Training Directors Workshop on January 29 and January 30, 2022
  • Develop an engaging and effective training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources
  • Plan, manage, and evaluate the chapter training program and training team
  • Lead monthly training meetings with volunteers. Reviewing and customizing facilitation guides where fit and any resources needed for activities
  • Organize and implement community service activities for volunteers as part of the training program
  • Understand how volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content. Monitor volunteer assignment completion in the Canvas course.
  • Submit evaluations of volunteers to AMIGOS HQ based on their participation in chapter training.
  • Maintain strong communication with chapter leaders and attend monthly board meetings to provide updates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive and fun energy
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities
  • Ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, volunteer management, training team management, professionalism, documentation, risk prevention & management, training evaluation, communication & collaboration, resource management, and service learning. The evaluation process will be conducted at three levels: self-evaluation, chapter leadership, and by the AMIGOS HQ Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your volunteers. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers.

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.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

OBJECTIVE

AMIGOS Paperwork Coordinators perform an integral function within the operations of our chapters. Paperwork Coordinators assist participants and families in completing all necessary paperwork and forms needed to participate in the AMIGOS program. This role ensures that each participant and family understand the application process and comply with AMIGOS regulations.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist all chapter participants in the AMIGOS application process 
  • Help participants and families understand and complete the paperwork required to participate 
  • Ensure participants complete paperwork by set deadlines 
  • Follow up with participants and families who have not completed the necessary forms to allow them to participate in AMIGOS 
  • Provide feedback and support to National Office staff at the end of each paperwork season 

 

TIME COMMITMENT 

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Assist Chapter in preparing to admit new participants beginning in September 
  • Winter: Assist Chapter Recruitment Coordinator in admitting new applicants into chapter including supporting with interviews, info sessions and family on-boarding regarding paperwork needs. Attend Paperwork Coordinator Webinar. 
  • Spring: Lead participant and family paperwork process by communicating upcoming deadlines and needs to families in a timely manner, check salesforce reports to identify any participants missing paperwork, communicate missing items to board and families. 
  • Summer: Attend annual board retreat to share feedback for upcoming year regarding paperwork process and recommendations for the future. 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with Excel, knowledge of Salesforce or another CRM tool preferred but not required. Comfort in delegating tasks and relaying information from AMIGOS to participants and families.  

 

BENEFITS

Resume-booster and skill-builder in delegation, organization and project management. Valuable networking experience as a volunteer nonprofit board member assisting in building the next generation of young leaders for the local AMIGOS programs. 

POSITION TITLE Tucson Chapter Training Director

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 12-15 hrs/month + 2-day Training in January

LOCATION Tucson

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May)

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

Amigos de las Americas (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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Register for and attend the virtual Training Directors Workshop on January 29 and January 30, 2022
  • Develop an engaging and effective training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources
  • Plan, manage, and evaluate the chapter training program and training team
  • Lead monthly training meetings with volunteers. Reviewing and customizing facilitation guides where fit and any resources needed for activities
  • Organize and implement community service activities for volunteers as part of the training program
  • Understand how volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content. Monitor volunteer assignment completion in the Canvas course.
  • Submit evaluations of volunteers to AMIGOS HQ based on their participation in chapter training.
  • Maintain strong communication with chapter leaders and attend monthly board meetings to provide updates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive and fun energy
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities
  • Ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, volunteer management, training team management, professionalism, documentation, risk prevention & management, training evaluation, communication & collaboration, resource management, and service learning. The evaluation process will be conducted at three levels: self-evaluation, chapter leadership, and by the AMIGOS HQ Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your volunteers. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers.

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.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.