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

This is a great professional opportunity for an accountant who is enthusiastic about the non-profit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work on a varied set of accounting assignments throughout the organization. This position will handle a wide spectrum of accounting requirements.

Location: AMIGOS Headquarters in Houston, TX

Salary: Dependent on range of experience. Excellent benefits.

Start Date: The ideal candidate would begin January 2020

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Accounting
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision
  • Collaborates and communicates well with all departments of the organization
  • Must be a quick and willing learner

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of accounting work experience
  • Familiarity with fund accounting/non-profit
  • Familiarity with accounts receivable, accounts payable, month-end/year-end close procedures
  • Knowledge of accounting software systems, preferably Abila

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Journal entry preparation, with easily auditable documentation trail
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly financial statements/managerial reports
  • Evaluates trends and investigates account variances
  • Assist with preparation of external audits and other accounting research as needed
  • Assures compliance with multi-state payroll and labor requirements
  • Generation of AR statements and billing
  • Facilitate and execute month-end close procedures
  • Perform monthly cash reconciliations against company bank statements.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications and salary expectations to:

Faraz Paliwala
Director of Finance
Amigos de las Américas

Email: [email protected]

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a great professional opportunity for an accountant who is enthusiastic about the nonprofit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work on a varied set of accounting assignments throughout the organization. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, this position will learn and handle a wide spectrum of accounting requirements.

Headquarters: Houston, TX

Salary: Dependent on range of experience. Excellent Benefits.

Start Date: As soon as filled.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or related degree
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision
  • Collaborates and communicates well with all departments in the organization
  • Must be a quick and willing learner

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally, minimum 2 years of accounting work experience
  • Knowledge of accounting software systems, preferably Abila

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Journal entry preparation, with easily auditable documentation trail
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly financial statements/managerial reports
  • Evaluates trends and investigates account variances
  • Assist with preparation of external audits and other accounting research as needed
  • Assures compliance with multi-state payroll and labor requirements
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary

TO APPLY

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications and salary expectations to:

Cynthia Ballard
Amigos de las Américas

Email: [email protected]

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

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 55 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

POSITION SUMMARY
This is a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about the nonprofit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work with our Travel Team to ensure the safe and successful movement of our volunteers to Latin America. Reporting directly to the Travel and Administration Coordinator, this position will learn and handle a wide spectrum of travel logistics and interact with volunteers from a variety of our programs.

Location: Houston, TX
Compensation: $13.50/hour
Work Schedule: This position should be available to work on the days listed below at Houston Intercontinental Airport.
Training: This position is expected to complete 1-2 days of training at AMIGOS Headquarters in May or early June.

EXPECTED WORK SCHEDULE
The days below are the set travel days for Summer Immersion and Discover AMIGOS Programs. To be a successful candidate, you should be available on all of the dates listed. The Travel Specialists will be expected to be at the airport for approximately 8-12 hours on these days. However, these hours will depend on the travel itineraries of volunteers. On these days, mileage to/from IAH will be reimbursed up to 50 miles each way and food and parking will be covered by AMIGOS.

June:
Wednesday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 17th
Tuesday, June 23rd
Wednesday, June 24th
Tuesday, June 30th

July:
Wednesday, July 1st
Wednesday, July 8th
Tuesday, July 14th
Wednesday, July 15th
Friday, July 17th
Tuesday, July 21st
Wednesday, July 22nd
Wednesday, July 29th

August:
Wednesday, August 5th
Wednesday, August 12th

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be 18 years old by June 10, 2020
• Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction
• Ability to work well under pressure and handle emergencies in a calm, controlled manner
• Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision
• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
• Transportation to and from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
• Successful completion of a background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Previous AMIGOS experience
• International travel or cultural exchange experience, preferably in Latin America
• Experience working with youth ages 13-17

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist with travel day logistics at IAH, including but not limited to tracking flights and effectively communicating with gate agents
• Provide support to AMIGOS volunteers traveling to country
• Communicate with our travel agency regarding any missed flights, severe delays, etc.
• Communicate with the AMIGOS On-Call team about any emergencies that occur with volunteer travel
• Assist with monitoring the AMIGOS Travel Phone line and communicate any issues that volunteers encounter
• Any other duties as deemed necessary

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the Travel and Administration Coordinator
• Works closely with the Travel Team and On-Call Team

PERKS AND BENEFITS
• Mileage Reimbursement
• Parking costs paid by AMIGOS
• Food provided on Travel Days at IAH

TO APPLY
Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications to:

Elimarie Garcia-Cosme
Amigos de las Américas
Email: [email protected]

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

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 55 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

POSITION SUMMARY
This is a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about the nonprofit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work with our Travel Team to ensure the safe and successful movement of our volunteers to Latin America. Reporting directly to the Travel and Administration Coordinator, this position will learn and handle a wide spectrum of travel logistics and interact with volunteers from a variety of our programs.

Location: Miami, FL
Compensation: $13.50/hour on departure dates and $150/day for On-Call return dates
Work Schedule: This position should be available to work on the days listed below at Miami International Airport.
Training: This position is expected to complete 1-2 days of virtual training in May or early June.

EXPECTED WORK SCHEDULE
The days below are the set travel days for AMIGOS Summer Immersion Programs departing from Miami. To be a successful candidate, you should be available on all of the dates listed. The Travel Specialist will be expected to be at the airport for approximately 8-12 hours on departure dates. However, these hours will depend on the travel itineraries of volunteers. For return dates, the Travel Specialist would work On-Call in the area and be able to get to the airport within 30 minutes if any issues arise with volunteer travel. Mileage to/from MIA will be reimbursed up to 30 miles each way and food and parking will be covered by AMIGOS.

June:
Friday, June 5th: Departure
Tuesday, June 9th: Departure
Tuesday, June 16th: Departure
Tuesday, June 30th: Departure

July:
Tuesday, July 7th: Return
Tuesday, July 14th: Departure

August:
Tuesday, August 11th: Return

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be 18 years old by June 5, 2020
• Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction
• Ability to work well under pressure and handle emergencies in a calm, controlled manner
• Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision
• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
• Transportation to and from the Miami International Airport (MIA)
• Successful completion of a background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Previous AMIGOS experience
• International travel or cultural exchange experience, preferably in Latin America
• Experience working with youth ages 13–17

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist with travel day logistics at MIA, including but not limited to tracking flights and effectively communicating with gate agents
• Provide support to AMIGOS volunteers traveling to country
• Communicate with AMIGOS’ travel agency regarding any missed flights, severe delays, etc.
• Communicate with the AMIGOS On-Call team of any emergencies that occur with volunteer travel
• Any other duties as deemed necessary

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the Travel and Administration Coordinator
• Works closely with the Travel Team and On-Call Team

PERKS AND BENEFITS
• Mileage Reimbursement
• Parking costs paid by AMIGOS
• Food provided on travel days at MIA

TO APPLY
Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications to:

Elimarie Garcia-Cosme
Amigos de las Américas
Email: [email protected]

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

Chicago Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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 volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Colorado Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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 volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Washington D.C. Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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 volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Ohio Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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 volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Portland Chapter Outreach Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Outreach Coordinator’s (OC) role is to work with recent alumni, parents, and teachers to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and national office. The OC 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 meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization. Full Position Description here.
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 [email protected] and [email protected].

 

Portland Chapter Training Director (PAID)

Each chapter board selects one or more Chapter Trainers. The Chapter Training Director(s) has primary responsibility for all aspects of training participants for a successful and meaningful AMIGOS experience, following all standards, guidelines, policies and expectations set forth by the Headquarters of AMIGOS (HQ), as approved by the Board of Directors. Full Position Description here.

How to Apply: Submit a 1-page cover letter along with your resume to [email protected] and [email protected].

Salt Lake City Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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 volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

The Silicon Valley Chapter of AMIGOS is looking to engage members of our community to join our Board of Directors. Each chapter of AMIGOS is run by a board of local volunteers that work together to prepare the participants for their AMIGOS summer abroad. We are currently looking to expand our board and hope to bring on a few new people who would enjoy joining our board in a volunteer or part-time paid role. Your time commitment will include attending our monthly board meetings and attending a monthly training event. If you join in a specific role your responsibilities would include those related to the success of that role.

How to connect with us: Let us know if you are interested by emailing us at [email protected] and we will invite you to attend one of our upcoming monthly board meetings hosted in the San Jose area and talk to you more about the different roles/levels of commitment. We have bigger roles with more impact and even welcome at-large members with minimal responsibilities.

Open Board Roles: 

  • President – oversee the board, committees, training, recruitment, compliance, etc.
  • Vice President – support the president and overall success of the board
  • Alumni Coordinator – host local events to engage our alumni
  • Fundraising Coordinator – support annual fundraising activities with participants
  • At Large Members – join board meetings and annual events

Tucson Chapter Senior Trainer

The Tucson Amigos Chapter is looking for passionate trainers for our 2019-2020 training year.  Previous participation in Amigos de las Américas is preferred but not required. In this role, you will gain experience leading a variety of training activities for youth (ages 15-18) and working for a national nonprofit with the mission of creating youth leaders through sustainable community development and multicultural exchange.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Nicole Parks, Tucson Chapter Training Director, for more information!