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POSITION TITLE: Program Assistant

LOCATION: Cuenca, Ecuador

TRAVEL: 15% in Ecuador

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 10 months

COMPENSATION: $550/month

TIME: Full time position (40 hours/week + some evenings and weekends); 85% Gap Program & 15% Other AMIGOS projects

START DATE: August 5th, 2017

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 US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas.  Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

AMIGOS is looking for someone who has experience with and passion for working with diverse high school & college-aged young people and collaborating with partner organizations.

The Program Assistant plays a key role in supporting the Program Coordinator to implement a comprehensive and enriching program for Gap students in Ecuador and provides general support for other AMIGOS priority projects in Ecuador. This person will be based in Cuenca and supports partner agencies and participants in and around the city. The ideal Program Assistant will be a recent college graduate and will use this opportunity to further their studies and gain work experience.

The Program Assistant directly reports to the Program Coordinator. This is a full-time position with an after-hours on-call component and some weekend and evening work.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

 

Gap Program (85%)

  • Program Implementation and Management
    • Support in the implementation of the Gap Year Program in Ecuador, including on-site coordination and the monitoring of health and safety of the program participants.
    • Track expenses by submitting bi-monthly reports and receipts.
    • Conduct follow up interviews with families and partner agencies post participant departure in order to evaluate program.
    • Maintain regular contact with partner agencies about the performance of Gap Year program participants.
    • Conduct meetings with Gap Program participants at their work sites, and fill out appropriate paperwork.
    • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals and ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Other
    • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within Ecuador. Interact with program participants, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.
    • Maintain collaborative relationships with partner organizations and other AMIGOS contacts in Ecuador.

Other Programs (15%):

  • Co-plan and facilitate in Spanish a leadership reflection workshop for Ecuadorean National Summer Participants.
  • Support in the recruitment, screening and training of Latin American National Participants for the 2018 Summer Program.
  • Help coordinate additional AMIGOS projects in Ecuador.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English & Spanish.
  • Experience working cross-culturally.
  • Experience facilitating experiential educational activities for high school and/or college students.
  • Basic computer proficiency, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and some weekends for the duration of the program.  During operation of the program, extended vacation leave cannot be taken.

 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Academic background in international development, youth leadership, business, tourism, nonprofit management, or Spanish.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Effective speaker at meetings and in front of groups.
  • Skills in negotiation and proven ability to work cross-culturally.
  • Experience conducting trainings.
  • High energy level, organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate to a variety of people with ease and to elicit support.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to quickly assess situations and make sound decisions within cross-cultural environments.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to the Program Coordinator in Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • Responsible to the Program Manager who oversees operations in Ecuador and to the Summer & Gap Program Manager.
  • Interacts frequently with partner agency contacts in Ecuador.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Abbie Gittinger

Program Manager, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic

Amigos de las Américas

Email: agittinger@amigosinternational.org

Location: Houston, TX

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Deadline: Open until filled. Ideal start date August 2017.

 

About AMIGOS:

Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is an international youth development organization.  Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a lifelong catalyst for social change. Our mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross cultural experiences.  AMIGOS provides unparalleled leadership and service opportunities for teenagers and young adults in partnership with hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. AMIGOS currently operates youth leadership programs in ten countries: Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and the United States.

Development Associate Position:

The Development Associate will drive annual fundraising and support the major giving program. The position will liaise closely with the CEO, CFO, Associate Director of the Foundation for Amigos de las Américas, and marketing team. This position is ideal for professionals interested in working closely with senior management while gaining experience on all aspects of fund development and marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate the AMIGOS story, impact, and financial needs both verbally and in writing.
  • Write compelling cases for investment in programs and operations for inclusion in grant proposals, the website, general AMIGOS communications, and other venues. Author grant and other proposals for Foundations and individual donors.
  • Draft and coordinate the creation of proposals, reports, and other materials to drive customized and/or segmented cultivation (e.g. landing pages, emails, thank you notes, concept notes/proposals, collateral).
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with annual fund donors.
  • Oversee online peer-to-peer fundraising within the organization, working closely with marketing, accounting, and regional operations. Includes training for and implementation of peer-to-peer campaigns.
  • Manage multiple online donation pages, analyzing data and making improvements to drive increased conversion.
  • Lead high-quality donor research to help staff identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and prospects with the capacity to make 4-5 figure gifts and support an $800K cross-organizational fundraising goal.
  • Research funding trends and new strategies in order to apply best practices.
  • Accurate and timely upkeep of Salesforce data, including: updating constituent data, activity, and projections; tracking donor relationships and actions; building donor profiles; tracking events; and generating both scheduled and ad-hoc reports on moves management.
  • Analyze data and run reports to show progress on donor strategies, including annual giving programs, major donor cultivation and solicitation, fundraising events, and annual fund activities. Create tools and dashboards for donor solicitation and stewardship touch points.
  • Partner with CEO and major giving officer to identify major gift prospects. Manage portfolios for qualification, providing quarterly lists of donor prospects for key regions of the US.
  • Support the team in managing AMIGOS fundraising events, including but not limited to materials production, RSVP tracking, day-of event production, post-event gift processing, and event follow-up.
  • Support institutional giving by maintaining an organized foundation calendar. Develop compelling proposals and reports to existing institutional partners and identify institutional prospects.
  • Lead the coordination and management of monthly giving and matching gift/employee giving programs.
  • Coordinate with Programs Team to collect participant stories, monitor demographics and outcomes data, and obtain updated language on program components for use in development initiatives.
  • Partner with Finance team to facilitate tracking of grant-funded project budgets and expenses for major grants across our network.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong and versatile writing skills, including the ability to craft compelling communications for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Attention to detail and project management skills.
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Prior experience using a CRM database.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience implementing digital appeals and fundraising campaigns, including peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Experience and ease with technology, fundraising software, and data analysis.
  • Proven experience managing direct mail campaigns, including strategy formation, content development, printing, and mailing.
  • Excellent relationship-building and communications skills, with strong follow-through and the maturity to engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drive and an ability to lead donor- and Board-facing interactions independently.
  • Motivation and capacity to learn on-the-job, including an interest in honing skills in major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Team player who thrives in an authentic, feedback-driven culture and an entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves environment.
  • A demonstrated passion for the AMIGOS mission of helping youth realize their potential as global citizens.
  • Willingness to attend meetings and networking events outside of normal work hours as needed.
  • Ideally 3 years professional experience in nonprofit development and/or highly transferable work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

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, socioeconomic 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. All prospective employees must pass criminal background checks.

 

Please submit a resume as well as a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a summary of your motivation to apply for this position, and salary expectations to jobs@amigosinternational.org.

POSITION TITLE: Youth Ambassadors Program Assistant
LOCATION: Houston, TX
SALARY: $15/hour
TIME COMMITMENT: August 1, 2017- September 4, 2017; 40 hours/week
START DATE: August 1, 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for working with diverse high school aged youth and collaborating with partner organizations. The Youth Ambassadors Program Assistant will work with the Program Manager and Program Coordinator in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the International Training & Exchange for Ecuadorian Youth Ambassadors Program participants in the Houston Area. S/he will work closely with the Program Manager to create a program calendar for the exchange, to make reservations with service providers across the Houston Area, to accompany the 13 youth participants and 2 adult mentors throughout their 3 week exchange, to supervise and facilitate training & reflection activities, to provide guidance and support to program participants through weekly check-ins, and to respond to any participant health or safety concerns that arise. This is a temporary, full-time position with some weekend and evening work.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Available to work full time August 1-September 4, 2017 with some nights and weekend
    hours.
  • Extensive experience working with high school aged youth.
  • Familiarity with the Houston Area and its bus system.
  • Basic computer database, spreadsheets, and word processing proficiency.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Recent, ongoing involvement with AMIGOS.
  • Academic background in community development, education or Latin American Studies.
  • Valid Houston driver’s license and good driving history.
  • Access to a car.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective speaker at meetings and in front of groups.
  • Connections to non-profit, social venture, & educational organizations in the Houston Area.
  • High energy level, organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate to a variety of people with ease and to elicit support.
  • Adept at working with diverse groups
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and strong analytical skills.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with program planning and logistics before participants arrive.
  • Works with Staff Team to plan and facilitate orientation for participants upon arrival.
  • Spends first three nights with the group during orientation
  • Supervises and facilitates training workshops/activities Monday-Friday.
  • Assists with arranging transportation/driving when necessary.
  • Responds to any participant health or safety concerns that arise.
  • Participates in all Youth Ambassadors Staff Team meetings (some evening meetings).
  • Keeps track of all program-related expenses and submits receipts and expense reports.
  • Reports to the Program Manager.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter on or before July 1, 2017 to: 

Abbie Gittinger
Program Manager
agittinger@amigosinternational.org 

Please include “2017 YA Program Assistant” as the subject line of your email.

Duties will be to:

    • Oversee annual cadence of fundraisers
    • Lead committees that run each fundraiser
    • Track fundraisers and identify underperformers
    • Suggest and trial new fundraisers
    • Streamline fundraising processes and donation collection

Interested applicants should email Austin Chapter President David Loose at president@amigos-austin.org

Duties will be to:

  • Track finances for the chapter
  • Propose an annual budgeting and work with board to finalize
  • Produce monthly reports on budget
  • Have tax filings prepared and filed on time
  • Send 501(c)3 cards to donors
  • Accept, track and deposit all donations and other funds
  • Pay monthly bills to AMIGOS headquarters and others as needed

Interested applicants should email Austin Chapter President David Loose at president@amigos-austin.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. 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered July 27th-30th to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan.
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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.)
  • 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 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.
  • 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-monthly check-ins with regional staff manager 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, comfort with speaking in public. Knowledge of AMIGOS, experience in local high school system/youth organizations and experience with Salesforce are a plus! Driver’s license and access to a car required.

Time Commitment:  August – January: Chapter Recruitment period. 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. February: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

Compensation: Total estimated compensation package of $3,500 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability.

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 bostonchapteramigos@gmail.com

Position Overview:
This part-time contract position will be based in the Chicago area and will work in collaboration with the local chapters and be managed by the Amigos de las America’s headquarters’ Recruitment Department. The department is responsible for the outreach and engagement of new high school and college students to our summer and Gap year programs as well as support the local Chapter Recruitment Coordinators in their work. We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing, thoughtful self-starter who thrives in goal oriented environments with a passion for AMIGOS, cross cultural immersion, experiential education and youth leadership development. Candidates should feel comfortable setting their own schedule. This position will report remotely to team members in the San Francisco/Bay Area, Washington D.C., and Houston, TX.

A successful person in this role: Adaptable, driven and a social organizer among your friends. When you get inspired by something you tell everyone you know. You have experience setting project plans and tracking your actions. You appreciate out of the box and creative thinking as well as a team who follows deadlines. You are adept at working with all types of volunteers and stakeholder and taking initiative if challenges arise. You’re active on social media and digesting compelling content and enjoy talking about AMIGOS and its programs. You like to learn new systems, programs and processes to further your knowledge and strengths.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Travel: Opportunity to attend recruitment coordinators training in Oakland, CA July 27-30, 2017 with travel expenses paid.

Compensation: average of 15 hrs/week, $15/hour. Must be available for daytime hours.

Position Start: Flexible. Regular hours begin Aug. 1

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to capture the AMIGOS brand, experience and vision in words and to inspire interest in the organization.
  • Outreach, sales, marketing or communications skills and experience
  • Comfortable speaking in public and building relationships with local schools and non-profit organizations
  • Experience and understanding of the Chicago area, particularly in education or youth leadership development

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS and/or past participation in AMIGOS programs
  • Relevant experience with other youth service organizations and/or with federated organization, chapter development and/or alumni relations.
  • Abilities in providing effective supervision, technical assistance, team leadership training, and support to teenagers, young adults and parents.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and strong analytical skills.
  • Experience using Salesforce or equivalent CRM as well as email tools such as Exact Target
  • Graphic design, photography, videography (interest in learning and developing skills)

Responsibilities:

  • Meet recruitment goals and quotas as set by Managing Director of Recruitment and Partnerships.
  • Collaborate with Chapter Recruitment Coordinators to develop local action plans and tasks
  • Organize teacher and school partnerships alongside chapters and attend recruiting presentations
  • Attend regional fairs, school presentations, conferences and workshops to build visibility and market AMIGOS programs to the public.
  • Work with recruitment team and chapters to manage and follow up with generated leads on a regular basis (phone calls, chat and emails) and track in Salesforce.
  • Cultivate existing and new non-profit, school and district partnerships in targeted geographies.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends to ensure the continued competitiveness of AMIGOS programs.
  • Take initiative and actively brainstorms new and creative solutions to bring in new participants.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@amigosinternational.org. In your cover letter include your LinkedIn account if applicable.

Overview of the Role:

The chapter recruitment coordinator (RC) role is to work with recent alumni, parents, schools and other community organizations to recruit the next cohort of local participants for the East Bay Chapter. 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 recruitment coordinators from 24 other local chapters and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment:
August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 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 compensation to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2500 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation 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 recruitment@amigos-eastbay.org

The East Bay Chapter of AMIGOS seeks a Training Director and an Assistant Training Director for the training year 2017-2018.

General 
The Training Director’s main objective is to prepare participants for their summer projects. The Training Director also serves as coordinator with the AMIGOS National Office on training and serves as a resource for parents, especially in regards to summer projects and protocols. The Training Director is empowered to meet these objectives. The Training Director is expected to uphold and promote the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct in carrying them out.

Services:

Preparing Participants for Summer Projects. The Training Director shall plan and implement training of chapter participants, consistent with Amigos de las Américas participant training objectives and Core Curriculum (as provided by the National Office), including but not limited to the following:

Training Team

  • Recruit, coordinate, and mentor a Training Team of experienced alumni participants.

Training Sessions

  • Plan and implement training sessions and weekend retreats, according to the schedule approved by the Board.
  • Evaluate and adjust training materials as appropriate.
  • To facilitate training and fundraising goals, assist participants in planning and implementing fundraising projects approved by the Board.
  • Utilize community resources and speakers as appropriate and provide opportunities for participants to interact with native speakers.

Participant Support and Evaluation

  • Support participants in training. Evaluate their participation and progress. Provide feedback as necessary.
  • Advise participants of inappropriate behavior or lack of progress. Inform Board of concerns as appropriate.
  • Be available to participants as they return from community, if possible, at the return retreat.
  • Mentor participants who are interested in other leadership roles, such as training staff or project staff, or Board position.

Financial Management

  • Submit draft training budget to chapter treasurer at the beginning of each program year.
  • Be responsible and accountable to the Board for adhering to the Training Budget once approved by the Board.
  • Manage the Training Budget in the most responsible, cost-effective manner.
  • Communicate with the chapter treasurer as needed.
  • Submit all expense reports and receipts to the treasurer for chapter training expenses in a timely manner.

Board Coordination

  • Inform Board of any concerns with participants or training staff.
  • Attend Board meetings and provide progress reports.

National Office Coordination

  • Communicate with National as needed.
  • Attend Fall TD workshop as budgeted by Board.
  • Complete formal participant evaluation forms. Forward to Training Liaison and National before the participants begin their field assignments, and provide copies for chapter records.
  • Complete any relevant task requested or required by National.

Compensation

Compensation will be determined based on skills and experience.

Please direct your inquiries to Barb Wille, East Bay Chapter Director of Administration barbwille@comcast.net. Please cite your previous AMIGOS or other experiences working with youth or living/working in Latin America.

Deadline: August 21, 2017

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 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training in July and collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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)
  • 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 HQ and the RC.
  • Application Management: Contact all incoming applicants in a timely manner to bring them through the application process with support from the training team and additional board members.
  • 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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment:
August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 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 compensation to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2000 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation 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 recruitment@amigos-kansascity.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 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment:
August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools, preferably flexibility between the hours of 8am-4pm on at least one weekday.
January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year.
February- May: Optional continuation of position with additional compensation to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2000 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation 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 info@amigos-ohio.org

The New York City Chapter of AMIGOS seeking a Co-Treasurer.  Some responsibilities will include:

  • 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

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Training Director has primary 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 headquarters (HQ).

The Training Director will recruit, select and train a staff of veteran volunteers (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 Peninsula Chapter Board of Directors and to the AMIGOS HQ Director of Training. The Training Director will be invited to participate in a workshop at one of the projects (in July) in Latin America and will be expected to attend a workshop (in October) for all chapter training directors at the International Office (in Houston). Travel expenses for both workshops will be covered by the chapter.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities to the Peninsula Chapter board:

  • Plan the training program following the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives and implement the Core Curriculum (in consultation with the 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). The training calendar covers all Core Curriculum activities and addresses specific training needs of the chapter.
  • Identify and obtain the resources needed to execute the program.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with board members to plan and facilitate parent / participant meetings.
  • Plan and oversee the facilitation of all participant-only training meetings, retreats and workshops.
  • Make facility arrangements for the retreats.
  • Prepare transportation/lodging plans and coordinate with parents who volunteer to help with workshops and retreats.
  • Recruit, select, train and supervise the chapter training staff team (veteran
    volunteers). Plan and run bi-monthly staff meetings. Email staff to delegate
    responsibilities and coordinate materials (handouts, posters etc.) and food as
    needed for staff and participant training sessions.
  • Recruit former participants and/or community members, as needed for
    training activities such as “Country Night” and community simulations.
  • Foster team building and leadership within staff and among participants.
  • Prepare training staff for opportunities to move on to in-country project staff.
  • Provide one-on-one feedback to each training staff member (three times) as the training year progresses.
  • Send timely email reminders to participants with information regarding all participant-only meetings, retreats, workshops.
  • Evaluate each participant’s progress to ensure his/her successful completion of training.
  • Review each participant’s application and interview transcript. Note any attendance conflicts for planning make-up work. Look for any special needs or concerns.
  • Keep track of attendance at all training events and arrange appropriate makeup work with participants who miss sessions.
  • Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board and/or HQ as appropriate, paying special attention to participants with poor meeting attendance or behavior that is questionable.
  • Respond to questions and concerns raised by parents of the participants.
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings ex-officio, and provide timely reports on all training-related issues.
  • Review the chapter budget with the treasurer and promptly submit any receipts for expenses incurred during the training year per the budget.
  • Work closely with the Service Learning Coordinator to ensure participants are trained and prepared to fulfill their service learning requirements.
  • Solicit, respond to, and incorporate formal feedback from participants, parents, board members, and training staff into future training activities.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as identified and/or defined by the chapter board.

Responsibilities to the HQ Training Department:

  • Submit a complete copy of training agenda to the Director of Training at HQ.
  • Participate in HQ training events, conference calls, 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 the participants.
  • In the spring, review and submit staff evaluations of the participants.
  • In the spring, complete training staff Performance Evaluations.
  • In the spring, 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 HQ, Core Curriculum, Training Handbook etc., and distribute to participants as required.
  • Read and respond promptly when requested to all HQ communications directed to training directors.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Age 19-25 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
  • 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!

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

Ellen Curran
Peninsula Chapter President

ecurran449@gmail.com
650-703-5228

Overview of the Role:

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s role is to work with recent alumni, parents, and teachers 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 in Oakland, California and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered in Oakland, California, from July 27-30, 2017. Collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and recruit recent alumni and parents to share their stories at local Information sessions
  • Cultivate relationships with local educators starting in the spring. In the fall, contact educators and set up school recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Conduct presentations to explain the program and collect leads. Brainstorm and 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 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.
  • Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and develop detailed handover report and evaluation at end of season
  • Manage Chapter social media accounts and post content geared towards sharing event-related information and promotional materials
  • Keep record of potential participants for future years

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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment:

June-July: 15 hours per month. Set up a Chapter database, create and distribute newsletters, manage social media accounts, and update Chapter website. 4-day training in Oakland (travel, food, and lodging covered by AMIGOS).

August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 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.

Compensation:  $15/hour compensation for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation.

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 jeff@spaldingshome.com

Training Director Job Description

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 International Office of AMIGOS, as approved by the International Board of Directors.

Desired Qualifications
  • 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
  • Experience in education, community health, community service, international development, youth leadership and/or cultural exchange
  • Spanish language ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate
  • Interest in serving as a guide and mentor to participants preparing to embark on a life-changing adventure!
  • Be able to commit to working from October 1, 2017, to June 15, 2018
RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities to the local chapter board:

  • Help plan the training program following the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives and implement the National Office-generated Core Curriculum.
  • Oversees the facilitation of all monthly training meetings, retreats and service learning programs, including the purchase of materials as needed.
  • Innovate and assist chapters in modernizing training activities
  • Select, train and supervise all members of the chapter training staff team
  • Participate in the interview and selection process for all applicants to the AMIGOS chapter.
  • Prepare and manage training budget.
  • Evaluate each participant’s progress to ensure his/her successful completion of training. Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board and/or the National Office as appropriate.
  • Serve on the training team of the chapter board and report on all training-related issues. Attend monthly board meetings.
  • Assign make-up work meetings and mentor participants as needed
  • Other responsibilities as identified and/or defined by the chapter board

Responsibilities to the National Training Department:

  • Read and respond promptly when requested to all National Office communications directed to training directors.
  • Participate in the National Office Training Director’s trip from October 2017.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the chapter training director might be asked to:

  • Communicate with parents.
  • See that all applications and forms required of Volunteers are completed and submitted to the International Office in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in recruitment activities, such as the spring Educator Event and information sessions.
COMPENSATION

$12-$15/hour depending on qualifications
Estimated workload: 15-20 hours per month

Interested Applicants Please Submit Your Resume and Cover Letter to:

Portland Training Director Riley Stevenson

jrileystevenson@gmail.com

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 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment
August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 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 compensation to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA)

Compensation
Compensation commensurate with experience for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation 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 tmartin@amigosinternational.org

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.

Treasurer Position

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 receipts 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

 

Sample Measures of Success: 

  • Bank accounts used by the chapter are held under the tax identification number and legally registered name of the chapter
  • At least two officers have access to all bank accounts
  • Chapter is in compliance with all federal, state and local requirements
  • Records are neat, well organized and accessible to both the chapter and AMIGOS headquarters
  • All chapter financial transactions are recorded and transparent for review by all other board members
  • Chapter budget is submitted to AMIGOS headquarters using official AMIGOS chapter budget template by September 30 for the upcoming cycle.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT:

San Diego Chapter Co-President Kelly Ragins at president@amigos-sandiego.org

Overview of the Role:

The chapter recruitment coordinator’s (RC) 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, partner agencies and other networks to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and help the chapter reach their target goal numbers of 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered in July to collaborate with staff and other chapters to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Support recent alumni participants and parents with 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 as well as board members to assist with the interviews.
  • 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 Adviser.

Supervision: Overseen and advised locally by San Francisco Chapter’s Board Recruitment Adviser. 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.

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. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. Training offered July 27-30 in Oakland, CA.

Compensation: Expected compensation package of $1,680 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability at around 10 hrs per week. Possible opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation.

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 info@amigos-sanfrancisco.org

  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.

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 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:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with 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)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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 and experience with Salesforce are a plus!

Time Commitment:  August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 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 compensation provided to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: Training session offered July 27-30th in Oakland, CA. A chance to collaborate with other chapter recruiters and train for the role with National Office staff.

Compensation:  Expected compensation package commensurate with experience for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation provided.

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 recruitment@amigos-siliconvalley.org

Definition:

  • 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 in July – led by HQ Staff
  • August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. An average of 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools.
  • January – April: National participant recruitment period. Optional 5 hours per week with additional compensation.

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

  • Compensation commensurate with experience for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

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

 

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