JOIN OUR TEAM
Thank you for your interest in working with AMIGOS. We are always looking for talented individuals, passionate about our mission. Explore available opportunities below.

JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

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!

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Content Strategist is the voice of the AMIGOS brand. This role manages all marketing content, from recruitment materials and newsletters to articles and online ads.

 

As the chief storyteller for AMIGOS, the Content Strategist produces compelling content for various channels including print collateral, the web, email, infographics, advertising, social media, and video. This role serves as the liaison between AMIGOS and media, influencers, and cross-promotional partners. As the primary steward of the AMIGOS brand message, the Content Strategist considers stakeholder feedback to iterate on existing content and meet organizational objectives.

 

The ideal candidate is a marketing professional with a writing background who is a data-driven creative thinker and idea generator. They must stay current with marketing trends, best practices, and technologies, especially as related to AMIGOS target demographics. They must develop a deep understanding of our sales process in order to choose the message and medium that pack the biggest punch.

 

This role is based at the National Office in Houston, TX and reports to the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications. Excellent opportunity to learn, grow, and hone professional skills with a dynamic and passionate team.

 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Work areas include:

  • Build and maintain editorial calendar
  • Work cross-departmentally to develop messaging that sells and accurately describes the AMIGOS program
  • Lead the ideation and creation of compelling content for blogs, brochures, emails, web pages, videos, articles, interviews, infographics, online ads, etc.
  • Proofread and edit content before publication
  • Conduct regular content audits
  • Maintain multiple messages for segmented audiences
  • Track performance to gauge impact and act on lessons learned
  • Create and edit graphics, photos, and brand elements for print and web use
  • Maintain various content libraries
  • Conduct keyword and SEO research
  • Identify and maintain relationships with the media cross-promotional partners
  • Use content to generate and convert leads with calls-to-action
  • Ensure the AMIGOS brand is accurately represented organization-wide

 

Other tasks may be assigned in addition to the above.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Outstanding communication skills.  Must be able to relay the AMIGOS brand, experience, and vision
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience in document creation (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Positive attitude and a commitment to help AMIGOS meet its strategic goals
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends for events, meetings, and travel

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic or professional writing background
  • Experience with backend website management (WordPress)
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of Spanish
  • Past experience in marketing
  • Experience with marketing automation software
  • Familiarity with SEO, SEM, and Online Advertising
  • Experience leveraging social media to grow a brand’s footprint

 

Location: Houston, Texas

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re passionate about data-driven storytelling for a high-impact organization, we’d like to meet you. Please submit your resume, a cover letter with salary requirements, and a writing sample to:

 

April Hearne

Managing Director, Marketing and Communications

Amigos de las Américas

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

On-Call System Communications Specialist

 

Headquarters:                                                     Houston, Texas

Salary:                                                                  Up to $12/hour, commensurate with experience

Application Deadline:                                      April 10, 2018 (or until filled)

Time Period of position:                                  May 30th – August 23, 2018 (start and end dates subject to change)

 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, nonprofit organization established in 1965.  AMIGOS’ mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.  During the summer of 2017, 529 U.S. teenagers and young adults served as AMIGOS Participants and Project Leadership in almost 300 host communities in Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. AMIGOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of college
  • Basic computer and word processing proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish proficiency
  • International travel and cultural exchange experience, preferably in Latin America as an AMIGOS Participant, Project Leadership person, or participant in a similar program
  • Telephone counseling and crisis management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Reliable attention to detail

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Takes the lead in responding to participants’ medical needs, parent/guardian inquiries, travel arrangements and other emergent situations
  • Documentation and follow-up of all participant-related information generated during the summer program. This includes, but is not limited to: communications with projects, Headquarters staff, parents/guardians and chapter personnel
  • Serves as information resource and support staff-person to summer On-Call Team members
  • Conducts data entry and ensures the quality of information being input into the Salesforce database by Project Leadership and On-Call Team members related to all summer On-Call System communications

Job Relationships

  • Reports to the Health & Safety Manager
  • Works directly with the On-Call System Communications Assistant
  • Works closely with the summer On-Call Team (selected AMIGOS Headquarters staff, physicians and mental health specialists) and other staff of the AMIGOS Headquarters

 

To Apply

  • Mail, fax or email: (1) cover letter and (2) resume/CV to:

ATTN: Rissa Mitchell

Amigos de las Américas

1800 West Loop South, Suite 1325

Houston, Texas 77027

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org | FAX: 713-782-9267

On-Call System Communications Assistant

 

 

Headquarters:                                                   Houston, Texas

Salary:                                                                 $10/hour, commensurate with experience

Application Deadline:                                      April 10, 2018 (or until filled)

Time Period of position:                                  May 30th – August 23, 2018 (start and end dates subject to change)

 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, nonprofit organization established in 1965.  AMIGOS’ mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.  During the summer of 2017, 529 U.S. teenagers and young adults served as AMIGOS participants and Project Leadership in almost 300 host communities in Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. AMIGOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of college
  • Basic computer and word processing proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish proficiency
  • International travel and cultural exchange experience, preferably in Latin America as an AMIGOS participant, Project Leadership person, or participant in a similar program
  • Telephone counseling and crisis management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Reliable attention to detail

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the On-Call System Communications Specialist in the documentation and follow-up of all participant-related information generated during the summer program. This includes, but is not limited to: medical and travel-related information, as well as communications with projects, Headquarters staff, parents/guardians and chapter personnel.
  • Serves as information resource and support staff-person to summer On-Call Team members
  • Processes communications related to participants’ medical needs, parent/guardian inquiries, travel arrangements and other emergent situations
  • Conducts data entry related to all summer On-Call System communications

Job Relationships

  • Reports to the Health and Safety Manager
  • Works directly with the On-Call System Communications Specialist
  • Works closely with the summer On-Call Team (selected AMIGOS Headquarters staff, physicians and mental health specialists) and other staff of the AMIGOS Headquarters

 

To Apply

  • Mail, fax or email: (1) cover letter and (2) resume/CV to:

ATTN: Rissa Mitchell

Amigos de las Américas

1800 West Loop South, Suite 1325

Houston, Texas 77027

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org | FAX: 713-782-9267

DESCRIPTION:
Paid, part-time, opportunity recruiting students to become lifelong change-makers and globally aware leaders with AMIGOS immersion programs!

OVERVIEW:
The chapter recruitment coordinator’s role is to work with recent alumni and parents to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter and national office. The RC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and more to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes a national training with 24 other recruitment coordinators and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Training: Attend 4 day National Office led training and collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Management: Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools
  • Outreach: Contact local educators and set up recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs, etc…)
  • Lead Conversion: Make sure all collected leads are entered into Salesforce in a timely manner. Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC.
  • Application Management: Contact all incoming applicants in a timely manner to schedule their interview. Set up the interview dates and locations for applicants with support from the training team and additional board members.
  • Tracking: Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and develop detailed handover report and evaluation at end of season.

SUPERVISION:

Overseen and advised locally by chapter board members including chapter president and board recruitment committee members. Managed and trained by AMIGOS HQ professional regional staff with bi-weekly check-ins with regional staff manager to discuss progress, challenges and upcoming bodies of work.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

We are looking for a candidate with an outgoing and engaging personality; leadership and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with various audiences; sales or marketing skills advantageous; ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people, comfort with speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS (or other international exchange/travel), experience in local high school system/youth organizations, daytime availability, and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

TIME COMMITMENT:

Approximately 125 hours between August 2018 – January 2019. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools.

The estimates and tasks for position are:

  • August – 10 hours – work with chapter in preparation for recruitment activities; submit recruitment plan training)
  • September – 30 hours – recruitment
  • October – 30 hours – recruitment
  • November – 30 hours (emphasis on priority application deadline) – recruitment
  • December – 10 hours (emphasis on application deadline) – recruitment
  • January – 5 – evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document proposed changes for next year
  • Spring – 10 – transition/planning

TRAINING:
August 2-5, 2018 (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

COMPENSATION:
The stipend is $2000 base plus $100 for every participant who goes to Latin America.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to eaucar@amigosinternational.org.

 

OVERVIEW:
The chapter recruitment team’s role is to work with the chapter board, recent alumni, and parents to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter and national office. Th
is person will help connect with local educators, partner agencies and beyond to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes training from the National Office and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Attend 4-day National Office led training and collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan. Aug. 2nd-5th, 2018.
  • Alumni Engagement: Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools.
  • School Outreach: Contact local educators to set up recruiting presentations co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).
  • Lead Management: Make sure prospective applicants are entered in Salesforce in a timely manner. Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC.
  • Application Management: Contact all incoming applicants in a timely manner to schedule their interview. Set up the interview dates and locations for applicants with support from the training team and additional board members.
  • Tracking & Evaluation: Collaborate with your Regional Outreach Coordinator at the AMIGOS Headquarters on biweekly phone calls to stay uptodate on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief report on progress to the Chapter President. Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and develop detailed handover report and evaluation at end of season.
  • Supervision: Overseen and advised locally by chapter board members including the Chapter Presidentfrom both Chicago North and Chicago Urban, as well as from the Chicago Area Recruitment Manager. Additional management and training by AMIGOS HQ professional regional staff with biweekly checkins with regional staff manager to discuss progress, challenges and upcoming bodies of work.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking fora candidate with at least some daytime availability.An outgoing and engaging personality; leadership and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with various audiences; sales or marketing skills advantageous; ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people, comfort with speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations and experience with Salesforce are a plus!
TIME COMMITMENT:
August–December: Chapter Recruitment period. Approximately 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year. February-May: Optional continuation of position with additional stipend to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.
COMPENSATION:
Stipend provided 
for completion in conjunction with presentations completed and/or participants converted. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional stipend. Stipend increase for return coordinators.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to eaucar@amigosinternational.org
We are looking for 1-2 people to manage these responsibilities, if you have a particular interest or fit within the description above, please explain in the cover letter.

The Marin Chapter is seeking: a volunteer board member to join the board as the fundraising coordinator. This role would include overseeing the success of the product sales and online letter writing fundraisers within the chapter. Our board works to help provide a low cost to the families to participate and needs your help running these fundraising activities to continue to provide this to our local families.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  1. Identify potential products for participants to sell for fundraising activities.
  2. Negotiate with vendors to get best possible pricing for fundraising products.
  3. Arrange for receipt of product from vendor and distribution to participants.
  4. Train participants in sales techniques and product sales tracking.
  5. Help participants create their own fundraising page.
  6. Facilitate email writing training session(s), provide examples of effective stories from past participants.
  7. Edit and approve the final letters for distribution by the participants.
  8. Monitor the email and donation process

 

Please direct all inquiries to president@amigos-marin.org

DESCRIPTION:
AMIGOS Chapter Board volunteer position helping our future young leaders understand and complete all forms necessary to participate in our program. 

OVERVIEW OF ROLE:
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 understands the application process, and complies with AMIGOS regulations 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist participants in the AMIGOS application process 
  • Help participants and families understand the ins and outs of AMIGOS paperwork 
  • 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 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Excel 
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM 
  • Comfort in delegating tasks and relaying information from AMIGOS to participants and families 

BENEFITS:

  • Resume-booster and skill-builder 
  • Valuable networking experience as a volunteer nonprofit board member 
  • Assisting in building the next generation of young leaders 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

  • Timeliness of paperwork submissions 
  • Professional, but friendly relationship building with participants and families 

 

Interested parties please direct all inquiries to  president@amigos-marin.org 

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:
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 among 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, fundraising, and recruitment 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.

DESIRED 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.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:
Chapter Board succession, recruitment, and fundraising plan have been completed.  Chapter has set recruiting targets with HQ Regional Safety and Operations department; 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 in a manageable time frame.

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 participants.

 

Please direct all inquiries to president@amigos-marin.org

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter. The RC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and other networks to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and help the chapter reach their target goal recruitment number of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes a national training with all recruitment coordinators across the nation and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 4-day National Office led training in Oakland, CA August 2nd – 5th offered to all recruitment coordinators across the network to collaborate with staff and other chapters to establish recruitment targets, build recruitment skills, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Support recent alumni participants and parents with school presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. 
  • Contact local educators and set up recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs etc). 
  • Crafting/tailoring recruitment presentations for various audiences and contacts. 
  • Coordinate the scheduling of applicant interviews with board members. 
  • Data entry into Salesforce in a timely manner.  
  • Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC. 
  • Work with and report to the Chapter Board on progress 

SUPERVISION:
Overseen and advised locally by the Marin Chapter Board. Supported and trained by AMIGOS HQ regional staff with bi-weekly check-ins to discuss progress towards goals set by chapter and HQ, challenges in achieving goals and upcoming bodies of work.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for a candidate with an outgoing and engaging personality; leadership and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with various audiences; sales or marketing skills advantageous; ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people, comfort with speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations, Spanish, and experience with Salesforce are a plus! 

TIME COMMITMENT:
August – December 2018: 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in local high schools. Travel throughout the city to different schools is required. 

COMPENSATION:
Compensation based on experience. Possible opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Additional opportunity to work with multiple AMIGOS Chapters in the Bay Area in this role for additional hours and additional compensation. If interested, please mention that in your cover letter. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a 1-page cover letter along with your resume to tmartin@amigosinternational.org Please list your availability and experience pertaining to this role. Open role will be posted until filled. Please apply ASAP to be considered for the role. 

The Marin Chapter of AMIGOS is seeking: a volunteer board member to join the working board of local passionate individuals as our webmaster. Each chapter of AMIGOS has a board of local volunteers that work together to prepare their participants for their AMIGOS summer abroad. We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual who would enjoy joining our board.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  1. Design and manage online fundraising site on squarespace
  2. Manage permissions and architecture of chapter Google site
  3. Provide technical support to board members and participants throughout the year
  4. Assist with any ad hoc technical projects
  5. Support the upkeep of the internal board website by adding any new resources or updating old ones

Please direct all inquiries to:
Kate Rider, Marin Chapter Interim-President, president@amigos-marin.org

The New York City Chapter of AMIGOS is seeking a Co-Treasurer to join their volunteer board. Each local chapter of AMIGOS has a board of local volunteers that work together to prepare their participants for their AMIGOS summer abroad. We are looking for an experienced and passionate individual who would enjoy joining our board.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Track finances for the chapter
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process
  • Produce monthly reports on budget performance
  • File the NYC Chapter’s IRS tax forms annually
  • Develop processes to ensure responsible fiscal management
  • Manage acceptance and depositing of fundraising donations and regular reporting for volunteers on their fundraising performance

Please direct your inquiries to:
Steve Funk, New York City Chapter President, president@amigosnyc.org

SEEKING:
Part-time, opportunity recruiting students to become lifelong change-makers and globally aware leaders with AMIGOS immersion programs!

DESCRIPTION:
This role is responsible for bringing new local participants into AMIGOS by working directly with the Chapter President and HQ staff. You will connect with recent alumni, parents, local educators, community partners, etc. to spread awareness about AMIGOS and ultimately help the Chapter reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes a professional 4-day training, hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, evaluation and organization.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • leadership and organizational skills
  • ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities
  • comfort in public speaking
  • some daytime availability to visit schools
  • knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

TIME COMMITMENT:
August – December: 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools.

BENEFITS:
Stipend provided to coordinator for responsibilities completed to best ability during recruitment time frame. Professional training workshop provided to coordinator in Oakland, CA on August 2-5th, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your resume & a 1-page cover letter with your availability and an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS to eaucar@amigosinternational.org

 

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s role is to work with recent alumni and parents to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter.  The RC will connect with local educators

to spread awareness of the AMIGOS program and arrange for presentations in their classes.

This opportunity includes a national training with 24 other recruitment coordinators and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend 3 day National Office led training (August 2-5 in Oakland, California) and collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan. Many have already been identified.
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants to support with presentation coordination and outreach in their schools.  Meet with alumni at a retreat in Atherton, California on August 24-25.
  • Contact local educators, who do not have alumni, and make presentations.  Reach out to new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs, etc.)
  • Coordinate Lead Management:  Make sure all collected leads are entered into Salesforce in a timely manner.  Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between Headquarters and the recruiting coordinator.
  • Work with board to schedule interviews.
  • Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and prepare a report and evaluation at the end of the recruiting season.

SUPERVISION:
Overseen and advised locally by chapter board members. Managed and trained by AMIGOS Headquarters professional regional staff and bi-weekly check-ins with regional staff to discuss progress, challenges and upcoming bodies of work.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for a candidate with an outgoing and engaging personality; leadership and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with various audiences; sales or marketing skills advantageous; ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people, comfortable speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS or other volunteer experiences, experience in local high school system/youth organizations and experience with Salesforce are a plus.

TIME COMMITMENT:
August-December: Chapter Recruitment period (approximately 10-15 hours per week). Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter document and any proposed changes for the following year.

COMPENSATION:
$3200 stipend for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability.  Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional stipend to recruit for the National Office.

APPLICATION:
Submit a 1 page cover letter with your resume to president@amigos-peninsula.org

Questions?  Call Ellen Curran:  650-703-5228

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Co-training directors have responsibility for all aspects of the AMIGOS Peninsula Chapter training program to prepare participants for a successful and meaningful AMIGOS experience, following all standards, guidelines, policies and expectations set forth by the AMIGOS OFFICE in HOUSTON (HQ). 

The training program starts in early December and is completed in late May.  The program typically consists of seven monthly meetings on Sundays attended by participants and their parents and two overnight weekend retreats. The co-training director must be available from November-December and April through May training dates as other co-director will not be available. The co-training directors will share attending monthly board meetings and will conduct meetings with training staff. 

The co-training director will be responsible to both the Peninsula Chapter Board of Directors and to the AMIGOS Houston Office Director of Training. The co-training director will attend a training weekend at the AMIGOS Office in Houston in October with travel expenses covered by the chapter. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Carry out the planned training program following the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives and implement the Core Curriculum in consultation with the Houston Director of Training and the head co-trainer. 
  • Assist board with interviews and participant selection in November 
  • Collaborate with board members to plan and facilitate parent/participant meetings. 
  • Plan and oversee the facilitation of participant-only training meetings and 1 retreat in the Spring. 
  • Train and supervise the chapter training staff team (veteran volunteers). Plan and run staff meetings.  Email staff to delegate responsibilities and coordinate  materials (handouts, posters, etc.). 
  • Recruit former participants and/or Spanish speaking community members, as needed for training activity called “Country Night.”  (There will be several parents whose job it will be to participate in this activity.) 
  • Send reminders to participants with information regarding all meetings, retreats, and workshops of which you are in charge. 
  • Track attendance and arrange appropriate make-up work. 
  • Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board paying special attention to participants with poor meeting attendance or behavior that is questionable. 
  • Respond to questions and concerns raised by parents and participants and forward to the board when appropriate. 
  • Promptly submit any receipts for expenses to the treasurer. 
  • Work closely with head co-trainer. 

Responsibilities to Houston Headquarters (HQ) Training Department: 

  • Participate in HQ training events (October Training Directors Workshop) and conference calls. 
  • Maintain and submit a record of participant training hours (attendance) and assignment completion. 
  • In the spring, review and submit staff evaluations of the participants with co-trainer. 
  • In the spring, complete training staff Performance Evaluations with co-trainer. 
  • Read and respond promptly when requested to all HQ communications directed to Training Directors. 

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Age 19-26 preferred 
  • Belief in young people’s ability to do amazing things 
  • Commitment to the AMIGOS mission and training objectives 
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm for working with youth 
  • AMIGOS participant and/or project staff experience preferred but not required 
  • Experience in education, community health, community service, international development, youth leadership and/or cultural exchange 
  • Spanish language proficiency 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Ability to delegate effectively 
  • Interest in serving as a guide and mentor to participants preparing to embark on a life-changing adventure. 
  • Ability to work with and coordinate with a head co-training director 

 COMPENSATION:

$6,000 for completion of all responsibilities to the fullest ability.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter/email conveying their interest 

and/or direct questions to: Ellen Curran, President of the Peninsula Chapter, 650-703-5228, president@amigos-peninsula.org 

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 among 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.

DESIRED 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.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:
President oversees the activities of the Chapter Board including the successful succession of board roles, recruitment of participants, and successful fundraising plan have been completed.  Chapter has set recruiting targets with HQ Regional Operations department; 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 time frame.

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.

APPLY:
Interested applicants should contact Vice President Jordan Verga at vicepresident@amigos-sandiego.org to discuss the opportunity.

Training Director

The Training Director has primary responsibility for all aspects of the AMIGOS San Diego Chapter training program. The Training Director leads the training team in preparing AMIGOS participants for a positive, productive, safe and enjoyable experience in Latin America.  In-country code of conduct expectations are clearly communicated, policies and procedures are discussed, and a variety of tools are provided so that participants can hold camps and lead a community in carrying out a service project with community members.

 

The Training Director will recruit, select and train a staff of alumni participants (between late August and late October) following their return from Latin America. The training program will start in early November and complete in late May. The program typically consists of seven monthly meetings attended by participants and their parents, six monthly meetings attended by just the participants and three overnight weekend retreats. The Training Director will conduct bi-monthly meetings with training staff, attend monthly meetings of the Board of Directors (as a member ex-officio), and coordinate with or assist board members who direct participant recruiting, chapter fundraising and service learning activities.

The Training Director will be responsible to both the San Diego Chapter Board of Directors and to the AMIGOS headquarters (HQ) Director of Training. The Training Director will be expected to attend a workshop (in October) for all chapter training directors at the AMIGOS HQ (in Houston). Travel expenses for both workshops will be covered by the chapter.

Responsibilities

1. Update, Plan, and Develop the Current Year’s Training Program:

  • Plan the training program following the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives, and implement the Core Curriculum (in consultation with the AMIGOS HQ Director of Training).
  • Coordinate with the chapter president to create a chapter events calendar and a training calendar that accommodates local high school breaks (as well as possible).
  • Set the training calendar for the year prior to recruiting activities each fall.
  • Ensure the training calendar covers all Core Curriculum activities and addresses specific training needs of the chapter.
  • Identify learning opportunities for participants to have more hands-on education on topics that meet the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives
  • Include Spanish language practice opportunities in the training program.
  • Develop service learning opportunities that provide participants practice for their in-country experience.
  • Identify and obtain the resources needed to execute the program.
  • Collaborate with board members to plan and facilitate parent/participant
  • Review the chapter budget with the Treasurer, and promptly submit any receipts for expenses incurred during the training year per the budget.
  • Model training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learning styles.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as identified and/or defined by the chapter board.

2. Select and Train Training Staff:

  • Recruit, select, train and supervise the chapter training staff team (alumni participants).
  • Plan and run bi-monthly staff meetings.
  • Set a positive, fun and mentoring tone and training environment.
  • Provide effective feedback to participants in a timely fashion regarding each individual’s level of engagement and preparedness.
  • Prepare training staff for opportunities to move on to in-country project staff.
  • Identify and promotes opportunities for leadership development of training staff.
  • Promote effective communication and teamwork between the training team members.

3. Recruit New AMIGOS Participants:

  • Assist in the participant recruiting effort.
  • Coordinate with chapter Recruiting Director.
  • Take attendance at Info and Applicant Nights to record attendee name, school, and email addresses.
  • Assist board with interviews and participant selection.
  • Review each participant’s application and interview transcript. Note any attendance conflicts for planning make-up work. Look for any special needs or concerns.
  • Provide coaching for recruiting presentations.

4. Conduct Training:

  • Facilitate the debrief process after participants return. MUST ATTEND overnight in August.
  • Foster team building, and leadership within staff and among participants.
  • Provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.
  • Recruit former participants and/or community members, as needed, for training activities such as “Country Night”, and community simulations.
  • Develop service learning opportunities that provide participants practice for their in-country AMIGOS experience.
  • Keep track of attendance at all training events, and arrange appropriate makeup work with participants who miss sessions.
  • Prepare transportation/lodging plans, and coordinate with parents who volunteer to help with workshops and retreats.
  • Make facility arrangements for the retreats.
  • Plan and oversee the facilitation of all participant-only training meetings, retreats and workshops.

5. Evaluate AMIGOS Participant’s Training Performance:

  • Provide effective feedback to participants, in a timely fashion, regarding each individual’s level of engagement and preparedness.
  • Reports any issues or “red Flag” participants to chapter board and AMIGOS HQ in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board and/or AMIGOS HQ, as appropriate, paying special attention to participants with poor meeting attendance or behavior that is questionable.
  • Work closely with the Service Learning Coordinator to ensure participants are trained and prepared to fulfill their service learning requirements.

6. Evaluate Training Program, Staff, and Self on their Performance:

  • Evaluate AMIGOS training program annually, and contribute any relevant new ideas for updates internationally.
  • Provide one-on-one feedback to each training staff member (three times) as the training year progresses.
  • Meet mid year with President to discuss performance as well as at the end of the year with formal evaluation submitted to AMIGOS HQ.

7. Communication Expectations:

  • Proactively communicate with Chapter President and Board in order to solicit support, and maintain the quality of the training program.
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings ex-officio, and provide timely reports on all training-related issues.
  • Collaborate with board members on incorporating fundraising activities meaningfully into training program.
  • Email staff to delegate responsibilities and coordinate materials (handouts, posters etc.) and food, as needed, for staff and participant training sessions.
  • Send timely email reminders to participants with information regarding all participant-only meetings, retreats, workshops.
  • Respond to questions and concerns raised by parents of the participants.
  • Solicit, respond to, and incorporate formal feedback from participants, parents, board members, and training staff into future training activities.
  • Ensure 24 hour response time to all requests.
  • Present self professionally and confidently in public.

8. Risk Prevention and Management

  • Consider long term impact of all decisions.
  • Follow and upholds AMIGOS standards during all AMIGOS events.
  • Complete AMIGOS background check process in a timely manner.
  • Establish emergency procedures with training team and chapter board.
  • Ensure that all training team members complete medical releases.
  • Obtain all participant medical release forms and keep these on hand during the retreats.
  • Act as a mandated reporter for any suspected child abuse incidence.
  • Promptly contact chapter board leadership and AMIGOS HQ in the event of a crisis or incident.

9. Responsibilities to the AMIGOS HQ Training Department:

  • Submit a complete copy of training agenda to the Director of Training at AMIGOS HQ.
  • Participate in AMIGOS HQ training events, conference calls, and the annual fall AMIGOS Training Workshop.
  • Maintain and submit a record of participant training hours (attendance) and assignment completion.
  • Review participants’ project assignments before they are released to these individuals.
  • In the spring:
    • Review and submit staff evaluations of the participants.
    • Complete training staff Performance Evaluations.
    • Complete and submit the Core Curriculum evaluation.
  • Following each summer, review Participant Performance Evaluations prepared by in-country Project Staff. This may inform the next training program.
  • Receive all training materials from AMIGOS HQ, Core Curriculum, Training Handbook etc., and distribute to participants as required.
  • Read and respond promptly, when requested, to all AMIGOS HQ communications directed to training directors.

Qualifications

  • Strongly prefer AMIGOS Senior Training Staff experience
  • Must have been an AMIGOS participant
  • Must have training knowledge and experience
  • Experience in education, community health, community service, international development, youth leadership and/or cultural exchange
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and delegate effectively
  • Commitment to the AMIGOS mission and training objectives
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm for working with youth
  • Interest in serving as a guide and mentor to participants preparing to embark on a life-changing adventure!

Measures of Success

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, participant 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 AMIGOS HQ Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

Interested applicants should contact:

San Diego Chapter Co-President Eileen Hahn at ebhahn@earthlink.net.

The San Francisco Chapter is seeking: a volunteer board member to join the board as the fundraising coordinator. This role would include overseeing the success of the product sales and letter writing fundraisers within the chapter. Our board works to help provide a low cost to the families to participate and needs your help running these fundraising activities to continue to provide this to our local families.

Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  1. Identify potential products for participants to sell for fundraising activities.
  2. Negotiate with vendors to get best possible pricing for fundraising products.
  3. Arrange for receipt of product from vendor and distribution to participants.
  4. Train participants in sales techniques and product sales tracking.
  5. Supply participants with the necessary material resources, such as letterhead for their letter-writing efforts.
  6. Facilitate letter writing training session(s), provide examples of effective letters from past participants.
  7. Edit and approve the final letters for distribution by the participants.
  8. Monitor letter-writing progress towards final goal
  9. Institute check ins with participants and families to support them meeting their goals

Contact: Please send inquiries for this role to Co-President Kelly Diggins at kellyd415@gmail.com.

 

Overview of the Role: 

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter. The RC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and other networks to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and help the chapter reach their target goal recruitment number of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes a national training with all recruitment coordinators across the nation and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 4-day National Office led training in Oakland, CA August 2nd – 5th offered to all recruitment coordinators across the network to collaborate with staff and other chapters to establish recruitment targets, build recruitment skills, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Support recent alumni participants and parents with school presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. 
  • Contact local educators and set up recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs etc). 
  • Crafting/tailoring recruitment presentations for various audiences and contacts. 
  • Coordinate the scheduling of applicant interviews with board members 
  • Data entry into Salesforce in a timely manner.  
  • Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC.
  • Work with and report to the Board’s Recruitment Advisor. 

Supervision: Overseen and advised locally by the San Francisco Chapter’s Board Recruitment Advisor. Supported and trained by AMIGOS HQ regional staff with bi-weekly check-ins to discuss progress towards goals set by chapter and HQ, challenges in achieving goals and upcoming bodies of work.  

Qualifications: We are looking for a candidate with an outgoing and engaging personality; leadership and organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with various audiences; sales or marketing skills advantageous; ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people, comfort with speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations, Spanish, and experience with Salesforce are a plus! 

Time Commitment:  September – November: 10 hours per week average. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in local high schools. Travel throughout the city to different schools is required. 

Compensation: Expected compensation package of $1,680 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Possible opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Additional opportunity to work with multiple AMIGOS Chapters in the Bay Area in this role for additional hours and additional compensation. If interested, please mention that in your cover letter. 

How to Apply: Please submit a 1-page cover letter along with your resume to tmartin@amigosinternational.org Please list your availability and experience pertaining to this role. 

Seeking:  Paid, part-time, opportunity recruiting students to join the AMIGOS summer immersion programs and become globally conscious young leaders!

Overview of the Role:  The chapter recruitment coordinator’s role is to work with recent alumni to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter and national office. The RC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and more to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target numbers of leads, applicants, and participants. This opportunity includes a national training with 24 other recruitment coordinators and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, organization, and working with youth

Desired Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and engaging
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities
  • Comfort public speaking
  • Some daytime availability to visit schools
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Compensation: $14/hour for total of 100 hours for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Period of employment beginning in August after the Recruiting Coordinators Workshop and continuing through December 2018. Incentive pay of $100 for each participant recruited and accepted into the chapter above the chapter’s participant 3-yr average, which is 19. The incentive pay will be capped at 5 participants. Travel, accommodations and $300 Training stipend for August Recruitment Coordinator’s Training Workshop.

How to Apply:  Please submit your resume & a 1-page cover letter with your availability and an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS to president@amigos-tucson.org

SUMMARY: 

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s role is to work with board members, recent alumni, and parents to recruit the next cohort of local participants into the chapter and national office. The recruitment coordinator will connect with local educators, partner agencies and more to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants and participants.

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • 4 day training offered August 2-5, 2018 – led by Headquarters (HQ) Staff (out of state)
  • August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. An average of 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools.
  • January – July: National participant recruitment period. 5-10 hours per month with additional compensation.
  • Monthly attendance at chapter board meetings (approximately 2 hours per month). Board meetings are typically held in the evening on the 4th Tuesday of every month

SUPERVISION:

  • Overseen by chapter board members including chapter president and board members.
  • Managed and trained by HQ regional staff. Bi-weekly check-ins over phone with regional staff manager to discuss progress, challenges and upcoming bodies of work.
  • Evaluation to be conducted by HQ regional staff and chapter leaders of recruitment coordinators work in December/January.

COMPENSATION:

$10/hour for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

APPLICATION:

To apply, please send a cover letter with resume to:  President@amigos-wisconsin.org

For information about AMIGOS Wisconsin, see
https://wisconsin.amigosinternational.org and https://facebook.com/AmigosWisconsin