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!

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which all people are lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community. Our programs give students the opportunity to gain essential education and life experience, leadership training, and an entirely new network of friends by living and working in amazing communities throughout the U.S. and Latin America.  Our strong network of community partners, built over 56 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region. 

Overview 

AMIGOS is looking for a leader to drive growth for AMIGOS through student volunteer recruitment and the creation of partnerships that drive program expansion. This position reports directly to the President & CEO and works closely with members of the Senior Management Team. The Managing Director of Enrollment will oversee a team of Outreach Managers as well as a network of recruitment partnerships to drive growth.We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is ready and willing to work in a fast-paced and dynamic nonprofit environment.  A successful candidate is a goal-oriented and has a proven track record in sales, customer service, and managementThis position interacts frequently with Board Members, parents, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other youth leadership and international travel organizations. 

  • Location:  Houston, TX; Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; or Denver, CO preferred, but not required. Currently working remotely until further notice due to COVID-19. 
  • Travel Requirements (currently suspended due to COVID-19): 
    • Travel for partnership development and team meetings approximately 5-6 times a year 
    • Travel to see the AMIGOS program in action in the U.S. or Latin America   
  • Salary:  Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and perks, including flexible schedules and travel (when possible). To be discussed during the interview and hiring process. 

Program Enrollment 

  • Develop innovative digital and in-person strategies to identify and recruit a diverse cross-section of promising young leaders ages 13-22 
  • Lead a team of Outreach Managers to implement key enrollment strategies 
  • Manage all recruitment efforts in Salesforce CRM database and produce tracking reports to measure KPIs 
  • Coordinate and direct lead management strategies to convert leads effectively 
  • Form alliances and cultivate referral networks (college access, summer enrichment, colleges) 
  • Work directly with the marketing team to develop recruitment workflows and digital storytelling narratives 
  • Ensure that the enrollment process reflects the values of AMIGOS and provides an exceptional experience for every applicant 
  • Pursue new strategic partnerships with educational institutions, including school administrators, colleges, universities and nonprofits to build enrollment 
  • Maintain relationships with existing network of recruitment partners and alliances and ensure smooth internal process around participation of partner organizations in AMIGOS programs 
  • Identify, develop, and/or lead trainings and upskilling opportunities for FTE’s and part-time Outreach Coordinators to strengthen recruitment capacity 

Organizational & Team Leadership 

  • Represent the Enrollment Team within the Senior Leadership Team and support strategic organizational decisions and annual business plan development 
  • Track and report relevant benchmarks and activities for National Board reports and the AMIGOS Strategic Plan. Provide staff support to Board of Director meetings quarterly 
  • Lead and directly manage U.S.-based team, consultants, and volunteers 
  • Serve as a passionate advocate for AMIGOS’ mission and vision at high-level events, coalitions, forums, and conferences  
  • Stay abreast of trends in international travel programs, secondary and higher education, and the broader market in order to most effectively reach our target demographic 

Building the Brand 

  • Support the Marketing Department to ensure a seamless brand experience for AMIGOS target audience across all touch points 
  • Support the maintenance and development of inspiring online presence that is easy to understand, compelling, and establishes AMIGOS as the premier immersion opportunity for young leaders 
  • Identify and build partnerships (corporate, entertainment, media) that build the AMIGOS brand 

Experience and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7+ years of full-time professional experience, preferably in a growth-driving position in the field of international and/or experiential education  
  • Past experience with sales, partnership development, closing deals, and contracts 
  • Experience working in a CRM database (Salesforce preferred), including creating and executing sales pipeline workflows 
  • Extremely strong relationship building skills 
  • Experience in supervising professional and remote staff, developing and managing budgets and operational plans  
  • Strong organizational skills, personal initiative, and attention to detail 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven training and group facilitation skills 
  • Availability and willingness to travel and to work some evenings and approximately 5 weekends per year  
  • Cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status and a commitment to upholding principles and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Proven leadership, mentoring, coaching, and consensus-building skills 

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter (including salary expectations) and a resume by email to: [email protected], Attn: Sara Nathan, President & CEO.  

For more information about AMIGOS, visit our website: amigosinternational.org. 

AMIGOS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. 

About AMIGOS  

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a nonprofit which inspires leaders through authentic service and immersion experiences. Since 1965, whave provided extraordinary opportunities for students to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong network of community partners enables authentic engagement in communities across the region.  

Overview 

At AMIGOS, our vision is a world where all people are lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community. To pursue this vision, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our team as Human Resources and Administration Manager to build our HR program, strengthen our organization’s administrative functions, and support all departments and staff members.   

Shared cultural values at AMIGOS  

  • Health and safety first  
  • Diversity throughout  
  • Open-mindedness around and respect for different cultures and ideas  
  • Lifelong leadership in all aspects of one’s professionalism, service, and civic engagement across cultures 
  • Community leadership, engagement, and inclusion  
  • Transformational impact  

The Human Resources and Administration Manager provides handson support to our management team and each staff member across the organization. The role is critical in executing our initiatives involving staff as employees and as people, providing great internal support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. 

  • Location: Flexible. Working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and perks, including flexible schedules and travel (when possible). To be discussed during the interview and hiring process.  

Position Responsibilities  

The Human Resources and Administration Manager will lead and support a myriad of human resources-related and administrative functions. Key responsibilities in the following functional areas include: 

Human Resources 

  • Provide excellent HR service, ensuring that every employee on our teams is guided to the right HR resources to ensure quality, timely, and fair solutions. 
  • Develop HR manuals (employee handbook, other policies, etc.).  
  • Provide HR training, system updates, and support to managers and other staff and coordinate professional development opportunities for staff (in-house and with occasional outside consultation).  
  • Interpret employee engagement data and feedback and recommend action items to enhance employee engagement and positive feelings about their work and the work of others based on feedback received. 
  • Support staff (permanent employees in all cases listed and seasonal employees concerning onboarding and terminations) with routine, day-to-day, and additional HR questions, needs, inquiries, and grievances on sensitives issues including but not limited to job reclassifications, salary disputes, terminations, conflicts, potential charges of discrimination, and policy interpretation. 
  • Establish employment processes for all departments, which entails the recruitment, selection, and placement of all support to job applicants to AMIGOS positions and new employees in the organization. Activities may include creating and posting job descriptions on external platforms; skills, cultural attitudes, and work culture testing of applicants for fit; interviewing; reference checking; and onboarding new employees. 
  • Run background check and administer tracking system. 
  • Support HR related Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives (DEI), develop related policies, and maintain a work atmosphere where employees from all backgrounds feel valued, experience belonging, and have decision-making power in their roles and on projects and policies. 
  • Exercise initiatives to seek out qualified protected class candidates for job vacancies through in-house selection procedures and outside sources. 
  • Conduct recurring audits on AMIGOS hiring process and systems to eliminate biases against diverse job candidates and participate in HR investigations and coordinate appeals. 
  • Administer the employee benefits program which comprises: medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, travel accident, retirement, workers’ compensationmedical leaves and sabbaticals, and unemployment compensation for US-based employees and for employees located internationallyAdditionally, prepare and distribute individual plan information memos and brochures as plans are revised; and serves as principal liaison with carrier representatives on claims, premium rate changes, and exploring additional coveragesProvides annual trainings on the benefits program to US-based employees and separate benefits to employees based in Latin America. 
  • Conduct periodic salary surveys to determine general competitiveness for positions based in the U.S. and Latin America while considering fluctuating standards of living in different geographic areas, making recommendations to senior management based on survey findings. 
  • Administer the employee hours and benefits management system and separate systems for international employeesCoordinates with managers to ensure staff are appropriately utilizing PTO and coding their work and PTO hours properly.  
  • Assist managers in responding to questions on time, benefits, accommodations, leave-of-absence requests, etc. 
  • Support the Marketing Team in managing crisis communications when appropriate. 
  • Develop records management procedures that maintain, updating and retrieving data in an accurate and expeditious manner. 

Administration and Compliance  

  • Research, develop, and manage tracker of overall compliance.   
  • Ensure organization’s compliance with multistate payroll requirements and labor laws. 
  • Uses departmental information to develop a variety of reports for management to meet government regulatory requirements, and own departmental needs. 
  • Manage payroll documentation, including follow-up on payroll submissions, tracking documentation for co-employees, and submission of information for payroll. 
  • Serves as a back-up for tasks in Finance and Administration when needed. 
  • Reviews contacts for contract hires/consultants. 
  • Responsible for HR related compliance matters in Latin America.

Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of work experience in Human Resource functions 
  • Degree in HR, HR Management, Labor Relations, administration or a related field (preferred)  
  • Experience with an HR administrative system  
  • A completed Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university 
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship 
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills  
  • Ability to create and facilitate open exchanges of ideas across cultures and with diverse teams  
  • Compassionate and approachable professional demeanor for building authentic relationships with teams and individual staff and for managing difficult conversations and conflicts  
  • Experience in participating in and leading DEI initiatives for a group or an organization  
  • Fluency in Spanish (strongly preferred)   

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter (including salary expectations) and a resume by email to: [email protected], Attn: Faraz PaliwalaFinance Director 

For more information about AMIGOS, visit our website: amigosinternational.org. 

AMIGOS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.  

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

Location: Houston, Texas required. Current remote working position until further notice due to COVID-19.
Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a living allowance for their service. Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

Service Term: 1/19/2021–1/18/2022

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Marketing
• Collect stories of impact and create content;
• Complete marketing and social media research;
• compile feedback from youth participants into shareable content;
• create and administer surveys to collect data; draft website language;
• research and draft blog content;
• develop graphics for new programming; learn new digital marketing skills and programs (Canva, video editing, website/social media management);
• create video content for youth focused media; support management of AMIGOS social media platforms;
• manage guest blog relationships; and
• support team to increase digital footprint;

Outreach
• Research and develop list of local youth service organizations to recruit youth for service opportunities; and
• Develop partnerships with organizations to recruit youth volunteers;

Additional duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the Marketing Manager
• Regular collaboration with the Outreach team
• Regular collaboration with other VISTAs, VISTA site supervisors and VISTA Project Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements
• 18 years old
• U.S. Citizens, nationals, or legal residents
• Successfully complete a criminal background check
• Political advocacy, organizing, or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited

PERKS AND BENEFITS

AmeriCorps Benefits*
• Choice of education award or stipend
• Education award upon successful completion of service
• Health coverage
• Living allowance
• Relocation allowance

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

TO APPLY

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here.

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
The VISTA member will help build AMIGOS capacity to expand opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in service and have life-changing opportunities. AMIGOS is a youth leadership organization with 55+ years of experience providing authentic service opportunities to young people in the U.S. and Latin America. As AMIGOS expands its reach in the U.S., this VISTA role will be integral to building strong relationships with donors, funders, and other supporters of the organization. Additionally, the VISTA will support the team in expanding the reach of programs via service opportunities in Texas. This role will include building relationships with partner agencies, youth-service organizations, and communities where AMIGOS volunteers will serve in Texas. The position will support the team to launch year-round programming in the state by developing service opportunities and designing opportunities for community engagement on critical topics, including; environmental conservation, food security, climate change, and others. The VISTA will also play a key role in data collection and story collection efforts. In this dynamic role, you will practice project management skills, learn about donor engagement, meet with partner organizations, learn about Texas, and help provide life-changing experiences for young people.

Location: Houston, Texas required. Current remote working position until further notice due to COVID-19.
Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a living allowance for their service. Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

Service Term: 1/19/2021–1/18/2022

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Fund Development
• Coordinate donor cultivation, stewardship, and engagement activities;
• develop alumni engagement activities;
• implement donor surveys; collect donor testimonials;
• help improve donor stewardship; support event planning and outreach;
• coordinate virtual donor and alumni engagement events;
• support with grant research and proposal drafting;

Program Development
• support team with expansion of service opportunities in Texas;
• research local partner organizations for service opportunities and develop relationships;
• support with program logistics;

Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the Donor Relations Coordinator
• Regular collaboration with the Programs team
• Regular collaboration with other VISTAs, VISTA site supervisors and VISTA Project Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements
• 18 years old
• U.S. Citizens, nationals, or legal residents
• Successfully complete a criminal background check
• Political advocacy, organizing, or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited

PERKS AND BENEFITS

AmeriCorps Benefits*
• Choice of education award or stipend
• Education award upon successful completion of service
• Health coverage
• Living allowance
• Relocation allowance

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

TO APPLY

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here.

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
The VISTA member will help build AMIGOS’ capacity to expand programming that provides service opportunities for youth from California. AMIGOS is a youth leadership organization with 55+ years of experience providing authentic service opportunities to young people in the U.S. and Latin America. As AMIGOS expands its reach in the U.S., this VISTA role will be integral to building strong relationships with partner agencies, youth-service organizations, and communities where AMIGOS volunteers will serve in California. In this role, the VISTA will help extend the reach and capacity of the organization to engage students from all backgrounds in service opportunities. Additionally, the position will support the team to launch year round programming in the state by developing service opportunities and designing opportunities for community engagement on critical topics, including; environmental conservation, food security, climate change, and others. The VISTA will also play a key role in data collection, story collection efforts as well as identifying possible partners for fund development. In this dynamic role, you will practice project management skills, meet with partner organizations, learn about California and help provide life changing experiences for young people.

Location: Oakland, California required. Current remote working position until further notice due to COVID-19.

Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a living allowance for their service. Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

Service Term: 1/19/2021–1/18/2022

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach
• Support outreach to schools and youth organizations to increase enrollment in youth service opportunities;
• research and develop partnerhsips with youth serving organizations and schools;
• support with online and in-person outreach activities;
• collect media and help develop storytelling content;
• research local foundations and support with grant and fund development opportunities in California;
Program Development
• support development of new service opportunities in California;
• research and build relationships with local organizations;
• support with service activity planning and logistics;

Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the Director of Chapter Operations
• Regular collaboration with the Programs team
• Regular collaboration with other VISTAs, VISTA site supervisors and VISTA Project Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements
• 18 years old
• U.S. Citizens, nationals, or legal residents
• Successfully complete a criminal background check
• Political advocacy, organizing, or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited

PERKS AND BENEFITS

AmeriCorps Benefits*
• Choice of education award or stipend
• Education award upon successful completion of service
• Health coverage
• Living allowance
• Relocation allowance

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

TO APPLY

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here.

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
The VISTA member will help build AMIGOS’ capacity to expand programming to Colorado. AMIGOS is a youth leadership organization with 55+ years of experience providing authentic service opportunities to young people in the US and Latin America. As AMIGOS expands its reach in the U.S., the VISTA role will be integral to building strong relationships with partner agencies, youth-service organizations, and communities where AMIGOS volunteers will serve in Colorado. In this role, the VISTA will help the team launch year round programming in the state by developing service opportunities and designing opportunities for community engagement on critical topics, including; environmental conservation, food security, climate change, and others. Additionally, the VISTA will play a key role beyond program design, including; coordinating data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and leading story collection efforts in Colorado as well as identifying possible partners for outreach and fund development. In this dynamic role, you will practice project management skills, meet with community partners, learn about Colorado and help design life changing experiences for young people.

Location: Denver, Colorado required. Current remote working position until further notice due to COVID-19.
Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a living allowance for their service. Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

Service Term: 1/19/2021–1/18/2022

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development
• Support programmatic expansion to Colorado in order to ensure long-term viability of programming;
• research local organizations as potential partners for service opportunities;
• build partnerships with local organizations;
• support with logistics for service activities;
• support team with design of curriculum and training opportunities for youth volunteers on leadership, cultural exchange, diversity/equity and inclusion, and environmental conservation;
• enhance existing monitoring and evaluation systems; collect and analyze impact data;

Other
• collect media and impact stories;
• research local foundations in Colorado;
• support with grant writing opportunities;
• research and develop partnerships with youth serving institutions such as schools and nonprofits to increase visibility of service opportunities;

Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the US Program Manager
• Regular collaboration with other VISTAs, VISTA site supervisors and VISTA Project Director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements
• 18 years old
• U.S. Citizens, nationals, or legal residents
• Successfully complete a criminal background check
• Political advocacy, organizing, or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited

PERKS AND BENEFITS

AmeriCorps Benefits*
• Choice of education award or stipend
• Education award upon successful completion of service
• Health coverage
• Living allowance
• Relocation allowance

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

TO APPLY

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Costa Rica

Duration: February 1–May 7, 2021

Virtual Staff Training: January 18–22, 2021

Quarantine (Program Curriculum Prep & Teambuilding): February 1–February 15, 2021

Students in Costa Rica: February 16–April 30, 2021

Program Evaluation: May 1–7, 2021

Length of Contract: 14 weeks

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

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with 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 DESCRIPTION

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

The Gap Coordinator will support the Program Director and Health and Wellness Coordinator in facilitating a leadership, service and cultural exchange pod program in Costa Rica. This person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location. The Program Coordinator works closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program in Costa Rica. This is a full-time seasonal position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer Support

  • Mentor, supervise and lead a group of 10-20 volunteers
  • Hold bi-weekly 1:1 check-ins with program volunteers to support leadership growth and well-being and fill out appropriate paperwork.
  • Monitor volunteer program progress with appropriate paperwork.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative and challenging activities related to leadership, service, cultural humility and environmental conservation.

Program Implementation and Management

  • Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies and local providers in Costa Rica that are based on mutual respect, effective communication and collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.
  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Manage and track expenses with weekly reports.
  • Manage and support program logistics for briefing/quarantine, Spanish classes, program activities, lodging, transport and food.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings and seminars in both English and Spanish.
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the gap volunteer experience.

Health and Safety Management

  • Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.
  • Abide by and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct.
  • Agree to be on-call 24/7 for emergent issues that arise with volunteers for the duration of the Gap Program on a rotating schedule.
  • Report to the Health & Wellness Coordinator with any concerns.
  • Uphold all COVID-19 protocols.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Facilitates participatory evaluations with all program volunteers, staff, partner agencies and service providers.
  • Provides full report on best practices to run the program for future cycles.
  • Conducts performance evaluations with volunteers to support in their growth and development over the course of the program

Other

  • Network and build strong relationships with partner agencies, new organizations, and all program contacts.
  • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within Costa Rica through interactions with program volunteers, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

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

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency and translation
  • Experience working internationally in Latin America, ideally in Costa Rica
  • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks
  • Able to work in a remote environment
  • Excellent group facilitation and training skills
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers
  • Previous experience working directly with young people
  • Ability to problem solve in a culturally sensitive way
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, conservation, biology, environmental studies/science or another related field
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS

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

If you wish to apply to this role you must adhere to the following:

  • Self-Quarantine of 14 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 PCR Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
  • 14-day quarantine upon arriving in CR—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
  • Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing for the first 2 weeks the volunteers are in CR.
  • Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
  • Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
  • Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
  • Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
  • Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works alongside the Gap Director and Health & Wellness Coordinator
  • Reports directly to the Gap Director.
  • Responsible to the Latin American Programs Manager.
  • Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with local contacts in Costa Rica

Additional benefits: 

  • Pre-paid telephone for work-related purposes
  • In-country COVID testing
  • Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to Vanessa Fiedler by November 30, 2020:

Please submit all documents in PDF format with the email subject [Gap Coordinator Costa Rica Application].

Vanessa Fiedler

Program Manager

[email protected]

Location: Costa Rica

Duration: February 1–May 7, 2021

Virtual Staff Training: January 18–22, 2021

Quarantine (Program Curriculum Prep & Teambuilding): February 1–February 15

Students in CR: February 16–April 30, 2021

Program Evaluation: May 1–7, 2021

Length of Contract: 14 weeks

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

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with 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 DESCRIPTION

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for mentoring diverse college-aged youth, monitoring and supporting their health and wellness through individual and group facilitation exercises and other activities.

The Health and Wellness Coordinator will support the Program Director and Gap Coordinator in facilitating a leadership, service and cultural exchange pod program in Costa Rica. This person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location. The primary duty of the Health and Wellness Coordinator is to ensure the health and safety of all volunteers and program staff. This includes, but is not limited to, daily monitoring of signs and symptoms of COVID-19 of volunteers and program staff, co-facilitating group activities to support and ensure the health and wellness of program volunteers and staff, active listening and problem solving when confronted with a health or safety concern, assisting volunteers with any medical or mental health need and maintaining confidential documentation and reporting. This person will work closely with the Health and Safety Manager and will play a key role in ensuring that all COVID-19 preventive measures and precautions are followed. In addition, the Health and Wellness Coordinator will support any physical and/or mental health concerns which may arise during the program through education, assistance and accompaniment to local clinics and/or medical facilities. This person will be responsible for all health and safety reporting to the Health and Safety Manager and documentation of any health and/or safety related incident. This person will also support with program logistics, facilitation of activities and mentorship. The Health and Wellness Coordinator works closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program Costa Rica. This is a full-time seasonal position.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer Support

  • Conduct daily check-ins to assess signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and submit report to Health and Safety Manager.
  • Schedule appointments for clinic and/or hospital visits and accompany volunteer to all medical appointments.
  • Help to supervise a group of 20 volunteers
  • Hold bi-weekly 1:1 check-in with program volunteers and fill out appropriate paperwork.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative and challenging activities.

Health and Safety Management

  • Work directly with Health and Safety Manager at AMIGOS HQ.
  • Monitor volunteer health and safety and respond as needed.
  • Ensure all COVID-19 preventive measures and practices are strictly followed.
  • Ensure that volunteers and/or program staff are following quarantine and/or isolation guidelines, when indicated.
  • Agree to be on-call 24/7 for emergent issues that arise with volunteers for the duration of the Gap Program on a rotating schedule.
  • Understands, upholds and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures
  • Establishes and monitors a medical and emergency procedures system to safeguard the well-being of the volunteers and Staff Team
  • Communicates regularly and promptly with the AMIGOS Health and Safety Manager to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses and other concerns
  • Leads investigations of standards of conduct violations and safety concerns.
  • Handle all documentation and reporting of any health and safety incident in Salesforce.

Program Implementation and Management

  • Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies and local providers that are based on mutual respect, effective communication and collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.
  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Manage and track expenses with weekly reports.
  • Design and facilitate workshops, trainings and seminars in both English and Spanish.
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the gap volunteer experience.
  • Support with program logistics.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

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

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills such as active listening and emotional intelligence in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency and translation
  • Able to work in a remote environment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to interact with others in non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to maintain private health information confidential
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment when responding to volunteer’s health and safety concerns.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the program and volunteers
  • Previous experience working directly with young people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine, nursing, public health or another related field
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification and Mental Health/Emotional Health First Aid
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences.
  • Experience with health education.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS

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

If you wish to apply to this role you must adhere to the following:

  • Self-Quarantine of 14 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 PCR Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
  • 14-day quarantine upon arriving in CR—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
  • Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing for the first 2 weeks the volunteers are in CR.
  • Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
  • Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
  • Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
  • Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
  • Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works alongside the Gap Director and Gap Coordinator
  • Reports directly to the Gap Director and Health and Safety Manager.
  • Responsible to the Latin American Programs Manager and Health and Safety Manager.

Additional benefits:

  • Pre-paid telephone for work-related purposes
  • In-country COVID testing
  • Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to Vanessa Fiedler by November 30, 2020:

Please submit all documents in PDF format with the email subject [Health and Wellness Coordinator Costa Rica Application].

Vanessa Fiedler

Program Manager

[email protected]

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 10 hours per week 

LOCATION Remote – US (San Diego preferred) 

DURATION 8-week contract + opportunity for continued Spring recruitment 

COMPENSATION hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

The local Outreach Coordinator’s role is to work with the chapter board, recent alumni, and parents to recruit more young people into new digitalhybrid, and in-person AMIGOS programming, the Spring Community Impact Project and Summer programs. The Outreach Coordinator will connect with local educators, partner agencies and beyond to spread awareness about AMIGOS programs and ultimately help the chapter and AMIGOS Headquarters (HQ) reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants, and volunteers. This opportunity includes a professional training, mentorship and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.  

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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 virtually to a public audience on Zoom 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent Community Impact Project alumni participants and parents to support with virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…). Maintain accurate account details for schools, educators, counselors, etc. in Salesforce. 
  • Coordinate Lead Management: Make sure all collected leads are entered into Salesforce in a timely manner. Encourage all leads to attend planned virtual information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts, and emails to leads coordinated between HQ and the Outreach Coordinator 
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

 

  • November 20 – Outreach Coordinator hired 
  • Week of November 22 – Virtual orientation call with HQ staff 
  • February 1 – Chapter must recruit at least 12 students to run a program 
  • February 22 – Final Application Deadline 

 

 

TO APPLY 

 

Submit a 1-page cover letter no later than November 20, 2020 that includes an idea of how to attract high school students during COVID to AMIGOS along with your resume and LinkedIn to [email protected]  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.