JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Help AMIGOS raise $1MM that will inspire young leaders to lifelong service and impact in their communities. Grow your career in fundraising by applying to be our AmeriCorps VISTA Fund Development Associate.

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

Member Duties:

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

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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

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

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

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

Member Duties:

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

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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

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

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

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

Member Duties:

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

 

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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

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

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

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

Member Duties:

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

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Chicago, IL

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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

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

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Oakland, CA

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach

  • Support outreach to schools and youth organizations to increase enrollment in youth service opportunities;
  • research and develop partnerships 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 Managing Director of Enrollment
  • 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.

About AMIGOS  

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a nonprofit which inspires leaders through authentic service and immersion experiences. Since 1965, AMIGOS has provided extraordinary opportunities for volunteers 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.  

 

Position Summary 

AMIGOS is looking for a systems-oriented and people-focused self-starter with an interest in working with the next generation of young leaders and their families. This position has the option to be remote, or to work from AMIGOS hub areas of Houston, Texas, Oakland, CA, Cuenca, Ecuador, or San Jose, Costa Rica. The Admissions Advisor works closely with a cross-departmental team to recruit, enroll, onboard, and support volunteers entering various AMIGOS programs. This role is perfect for someone with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a desire to learn and grow within a mission-driven organization.  

 

Location: Remote or based in Houston, TX, Oakland, CA, Cuenca, Ecuador, or San Jose, Costa Rica hub cities
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Perks and benefits include:  

  • Opportunity for remote work and flexible schedules 
  • Travel to Latin America in support of program operations 
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance options available; access to FSA account (for U.S. Staff). Health stipends may be available for non-U.S. staff. 
  • Ten paid holidays throughout the year, office closed for the week between Christmas and New Years 
  • Generous paid time off – start with ten vacation days, three personal days, and ten sick days per year 
  • Day off for your birthday 
  • Paid month-long sabbatical after four years of service 
  • Parental leave offered for 8-12 weeks which can be spread throughout one year 
  • One day off each year for civic action (voting, volunteering, etc.) 
  • 25% program discount available for family members of AMIGOS team members  

 

Roles and Responsibilities  

The Admissions Advisor will be responsible for volunteer onboarding for various AMIGOS Programs serving youth and young adults ranging from 13 to 22 years old. Throughout the cycle, they will speak with interested parents, volunteers, and partners to support volunteers through the applicant and enrollment process. They will also play a vital role in the administrative side of the Admissions department, working closely with the Admissions Manager to track paperwork submissions and ensure a smooth process for all AMIGOS volunteers.     

 

This is a very collaborative position, as the Admissions Advisor will work with nearly every department to successfully onboard and prepare all AMIGOS volunteers. This role will also work with the Admissions Manager to analyze applicant data to help identify trends and improve admissions processes for future years. 

 

Key work areas include: 

Application Support and Volunteer Advising (30%) 

  • Accept and process volunteer applications for various AMIGOS Programs (including but not limited to – Summer Programming for Middle and High School Youth as well as Gap Programming for high school graduates) 
  • Assist in project placement for applicants for various AMIGOS Programs 
  • Support Admissions Manager in reviewing financial assistance applications and distributing financial assistance awards that are both need-based and merit-based 
  • Support onboarding volunteers in preparing and succeeding in fundraising efforts 
  • Maintain applicant and volunteer tracking in Salesforce, etc., working closely with the IT Manager, Data Manager, and Admissions Manager to create and maintain reports and dashboards 
  • Monitor volunteers throughout the application process and conduct appropriate individual follow-up when necessary to keep volunteers on track 
  • Distribute and create welcome packets and supplemental materials to families 

Volunteer Onboarding (40%) 

  • Support with parent and volunteer preparation through individual calls and group webinars 
  • Ensure low attrition rates by providing excellent pre-departure support to families 
  • Collect applicant personal information, paperwork, and payments. Review submissions and follow up to ensure complete information 
  • Manage inbound communications via email, phone, text, and chat systems. Respond in a professional and timely manner and maintain systems to ensure follow up 
  • Troubleshoot volunteer and parent issues related to onboarding, paperwork, and travel in a thoughtful and timely manner 
  • Collaborate with Admissions Manager to support external organizational partnerships 
  • Maintain a customer service focus throughout all aspects of role to facilitate relationship-building with volunteers and families, engage volunteers, and ensure a positive AMIGOS experience 
  • Support other Admissions team members as needed 

Travel Administration Support (30%) 

  • Coordinate flight booking, billing, and itinerary distribution in partnership with our travel agency for volunteers on various AMIGOS Projects throughout the year 
  • Create and distribute travel materials, including pre-departure memos and procedures 
  • Complete 3-5 weekday overnight or weekend shifts on the Travel Hotline system throughout the summer, troubleshoot travel complications in real-time and provide excellent customer service 
  • Provide in-person airport support for a few travel days throughout the summer 
  • Assist with online chat service for incoming inquiries and requests on AMIGOS website 
  • Support implementation of other departmental projects, as needed  
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Required Qualifications 

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English 
  • Must be able to enthusiastically capture the AMIGOS experience, mission, and vision to inspire interest in the organization to a variety of stakeholders 
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent time and project management with exceptional attention to detail 
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends for events, meetings, travel and related support functions 
  • Positive attitude and a commitment to help AMIGOS meet its strategic goals 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Previous experience with AMIGOS or other international education and/or service organization 
  • Experience in Salesforce (or equivalent CRM) and/or application systems  
  • Experience in customer service; a plus if experience is working with youth and families  
  • Experience in project management and digital project management tools (Asana, etc.) 
  • Professional proficiency in Spanish 

 

How to Apply 

Submit a resume with a cover letter in English, including qualifications and salary requirements to: 

Attn: Annie Borgeson, Admissions Manager 

Email: [email protected] 

 

For more information about AMIGOS, visit our website at amigosinternational.org. AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is subject to successful completion of a background check. 

SEASONAL

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Chicago, IL 

DURATION 5-month contract (September–January) 

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 AMIGOS programming. 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 

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences
  • Outgoing and engaging personality 
  • Leadership and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people 
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds  
  • Knowledge of the local high school system 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus! 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Complete Mandatory Virtual Orientation
    • Attend virtual training workshop in August/September 2022. 
    • Collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to understand your role, the tools available to execute your responsibilities successfully, and how to implement a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach to Key Stakeholders 
    • Lead the outreach effort to key educators, alumni, and other major stakeholders in your area. 
    • Work with recent alumni volunteers and parents as advocates for our programs.
    • Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or 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.). 
    • Generate enthusiasm for our programs. 
  • Coordinate Lead Collection 
    • Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. 
    • Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ Staff 
    • Attend bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to align on priorities, track progress, and stay up-to-date on the latest recruitment resources available. 
    • Communicate success and challenges with AMIGOS HQ staff to actively problem solve. 
  • Support the AMIGOS Chicago Chapter 
    • Maintain clear communication with your local chapter including regular progress updates on your ongoing activities and strategies.  
    • Support chapter leaders with application review, interview scheduling and completion, and clear hand-off communications.  
    • Attend monthly chapter meetings.  
    • 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. 

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. 

 

TO APPLY

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TITLE                   Local Outreach Coordinator

POSITION TYPE                    Hourly, up to 15 hours per week

LOCATION                             East Bay, California

DURATION                             5-month contract (September-January)

COMPENSATION                  Hourly, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The local Outreach Coordinator’s role is to work with the chapter board, recent alumni, and parents to recruit more young people into AMIGOS programming. 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

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences
  • Outgoing and engaging personality
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the local high school system
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete Mandatory Virtual Orientation
    • Attend virtual training workshop in August/September 2022.
    • Collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to understand your role, the tools available to execute your responsibilities successfully, and how to implement a recruitment action plan.
  • Organize Diversified Outreach to Key Stakeholders
    • Lead the outreach effort to key educators, alumni, and other major stakeholders in your area.
    • Work with recent alumni volunteers and parents as advocates for our programs..
    • Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or 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…).
    • Generate enthusiasm for our programs.
  • Coordinate Lead Collection
    • Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you.
    • Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ Staff
    • Attend bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to align on priorities, track progress, and stay up-to-date on the latest recruitment resources available.
    • Communicate success and challenges with AMIGOS HQ staff to actively problem solve.
  • Support the AMIGOS East Bay Chapter
    • Maintain clear communication with your local chapter including regular progress updates on your ongoing activities and strategies.
    • Support chapter leaders with application review, interview scheduling and completion, and clear hand off communications.
    • Attend monthly chapter meetings.
    • 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.

 

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.

 

TO APPLY

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 5-10 hours per week 

LOCATION Greater Seattle Area 

DURATION 5-month contract (September–January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The local Outreach Coordinator’s role is to work with the chapter board, recent alumni, and parents to recruit more young people into AMIGOS 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, public speaking, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization. 

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS or a similar program 
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth 
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences 
  • Outgoing and engaging personality 
  • Leadership and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people 
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds  
  • Knowledge of the local high school system 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus! 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Complete Mandatory Virtual Orientation
    • Attend virtual training workshop in August/September 2022. 
    • Collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to understand your role, the tools available to execute your responsibilities successfully, and how to implement a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach to Key Stakeholders 
    • Lead the outreach effort to key educators, alumni, and other major stakeholders in your area. 
    • Work with recent alumni volunteers and parents as advocates for our programs. 
    • Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or 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.). 
    • Generate enthusiasm for our programs. 
  • Coordinate Lead Collection 
    • Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. 
    • Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ Staff 
    • Attend bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to align on priorities, track progress, and stay up to date on the latest recruitment resources available. 
    • Communicate success and challenges with AMIGOS HQ staff to actively problem solve. 
  • Support Seattle Chapter 
    • Maintain clear communication with your local chapter including regular progress updates on your ongoing activities and strategies.  
    • Support chapter leaders with application review, interview scheduling and completion, and clear hand-off communications.  
    • Attend monthly chapter meetings.  
    • 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. 

 

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. 

 

TO APPLY

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 5-6 hours per week 

LOCATION Tucson, Arizona 

DURATION 5-month contract (September–January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The local Outreach Coordinator’s role is to work with the chapter board, recent alumni, and parents to recruit more young people into AMIGOS programming. 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 

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth 
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences 
  • Outgoing and engaging personality 
  • Leadership and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people 
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds  
  • Knowledge of the local high school system 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus! 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Complete Mandatory Virtual Orientation 
    • Attend virtual training workshop in August/September 2022. 
    • Collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to understand your role, the tools available to execute your responsibilities successfully, and how to implement a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach to Key Stakeholders 
    • Lead the outreach effort to key educators, alumni, and other major stakeholders in your area. 
    • Work with recent alumni volunteers and parents as advocates for our programs.
    • Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or 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…). 
    • Generate enthusiasm for our programs. 
  • Coordinate Lead Collection 
    • Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. 
    • Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ Staff 
    • Attend bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to align on priorities, track progress, and stay up-to-date on the latest recruitment resources available. 
    • Communicate success and challenges with AMIGOS HQ staff to actively problem solve. 
  • Support the AMIGOS Tucson Chapter 
    • Maintain clear communication with your local chapter including regular progress updates on your ongoing activities and strategies.  
    • Support chapter leaders with application review, interview scheduling and completion, and clear hand-off communications.  
    • Attend monthly chapter meetings.  
    • 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. 

 

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. 

 

TO APPLY

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Key Dates Mandatory Pre-Program Quarantine: 10 days prior to arrival

Arrival: 14 days prior to volunteer and participant arrival

Departure: 7 days after volunteer and participant departure

Length August 27th through September 29th; Approx. 4.5 weeks (arrival dates may vary slightly, and the role may include compensated virtual training prior to arrival on site)

 

Compensation $350/week: Travel to/from project site + all food, lodging, transport for program activities covered by AMIGOS

 

Note: this position is open only to those already eligible to work in the United States.  It requires fluency in both Spanish and English, and it requires the ability to drive passengers in an SUV or minivan for extended periods of time.

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens.  We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas.  Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.

 

AMIGOS IN COLORADO

AMIGOS launched its first U.S.-based program in Colorado last summer and is excited to continue the program this year.  During the program, the group will spend two weeks exploring the roads less traveled in Colorado, in order to understand the complex interplay of public, private, and nonprofit contribution to conservation in the Centennial State.  Students will leave the program with a broadened understanding of what it means to be a conservationist in the West.  The group will dive deep into the ethics and practice of conservationism with all its complexities, such as organic farming, water systems, wildfire management, the past and current role of Native American tribes in conservation, and land use policies in urban and rural settings.  Volunteers and participants will support local initiatives, learn from environmental activists, and place themselves directly within these landscapes to gaze outwardly and inwardly.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated, dynamic, and self-directed individual to lead our Colorado staff team and ensure the safety and well-being of participants throughout the program.  We are seeking candidates who are experienced and passionate about mentoring high-school-aged leaders from Colombia and Ecuador.  In this role, you will collaborate with partner organizations, facilitate activities, manage group dynamics, lead a small staff team, and coordinate logistics.

The Project Director leads the staff team, comprised of a Health and Wellness Coordinator and Program Coordinators from Colombia and Ecuador. They will lead and facilitate a leadership, service, and cultural-exchange program. During the Colorado program, this person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location.  The Project Director works closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)

Volunteer and Participant Support

  • Collaboratively mentor, supervise, and lead a group of 30 participants.
  • Monitor participant program progress with appropriate paperwork.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
  • Engage volunteers/participants in fun, creative, and challenging activities.

Staff Team Leadership

  • Set a positive, open, and inclusive tone for the team.
  • Incorporate team-bonding and team-building activities throughout the program.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of team members.
  • Effectively delegate tasks amongst the team.
  • Support, as needed, to resolve team disputes or conflicts.

Program Planning & Set-Up

  • Visit all program sites during the first week on site and spend time with all local providers and partner agencies.
  • Visit/call the clinics and hospitals to fully understand COVID-19 and other health protocols.
  • Lead the development of a detailed program itinerary.
  • Review and make changes to (if needed) existing curriculum and learn to facilitate activities.
  • Confirm all program logistics.

Budget & Finance

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

Program Implementation and Management

  • Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies and local providers that are based on mutual respect, effective communication and collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community-development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with partner agencies and local providers to ensure adequate performance of program volunteers and participants.
  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Manage and support program logistics for briefing/quarantine, program activities, lodging, transport, and food.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.

Health and Safety Management

  • Monitor volunteer and participant 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 and participants for the duration of the program on a rotating schedule.
  • Report any concerns to the Health & Wellness Coordinator.

Monitoring & Evaluation

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

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Project Management

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components.
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and
  • Responds appropriately to crisis
  • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget
  • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks.

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to drive for extended periods of time
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written English/Spanish fluency and translation.
  • Minimum of 21 years old.
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with Project Staff for the duration of the contract.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers/participants.
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism and decolonization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software.
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack.
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain.
  • Wake up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks.
  • Only US citizens or non-citizens with a U.S. work visa are eligible for this role.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field.
  • Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid or Advanced First Aid Certification.
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member or with a similar organization leading experiential group 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:

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

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Supervises the Health & Wellness Coordinator; leads the Program Coordinators and Mentors throughout the program
  • Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with partner agency contacts.

 

TO APPLY

Please send your CV/résumé and a brief cover letter to Jordan Kelsey.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled, so apply today!

Please submit all documents in PDF format with [YA Project Director Application] in the subject line.

Please address the following questions within your cover letter:

  1. Why are you passionate about leadership development and cross-cultural exchange?
  2. What makes you stand out as an exceptional candidate for this role?
  3. Share your experience leading a team, a challenge that arose in that experience, and how you overcame that challenge.

 

Jordan Kelsey
Program Manager
[email protected]

Key Dates Mandatory Pre-Program Quarantine: 10 days prior to arrival

Arrival: min. 10 days prior to participant arrival

Departure: 7 days after participant departure

 

Length September 1st through September 29th; Approx. 4 weeks (arrival dates may vary slightly, and the role may include compensated virtual training prior to arrival on site)

 

Compensation $275/Week: Travel to/from project site + all food, lodging, transport for program activities covered by AMIGOS

 

Note: this position is open only to those already eligible to work in the United States.  It requires fluency in both Spanish and English, and it requires the ability to drive passengers in an SUV or minivan for extended periods of time.

 

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.

 

AMIGOS IN COLORADO

AMIGOS launched its first U.S.-based program in Colorado last summer and is excited to continue the program this year.  During the program, the group will spend two weeks exploring the roads less traveled in Colorado, in order to understand the complex interplay of public, private, and nonprofit contribution to conservation in the Centennial State.  Students will leave the program with a broadened understanding of what it means to be a conservationist in the West.  The group will dive deep into the ethics and practice of conservationism with all its complexities, such as organic farming, water systems, wildfire management, the past and current role of Native American tribes in conservation, and land use policies in urban and rural settings.  Volunteers and participants will support local initiatives, learn from environmental activists, and place themselves directly within these landscapes to gaze outwardly and inwardly.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated, dynamic, and self-directed individual to join our Colorado staff team who will ensure the safety and well-being of volunteers and participants throughout the program.  We are seeking candidates who are experienced and passionate about mentoring high-school-aged leaders from Colombia and Ecuador and supporting their health and wellness throughout the program.

The Health and Wellness Coordinator will support the Project Director and the Program Coordinators in facilitating a leadership, service, and cultural exchange program.  During the Colorado program, 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/participants and program staff. This includes, but is not limited to, daily monitoring of signs and symptoms of COVID-19 of volunteers/participants and program staff, co-facilitating group activities to support and ensure the health and wellness of program volunteers/participants and staff, active listening and problem solving when confronted with a health or safety concern, assisting volunteers/participants 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 preventative measures and precautions are followed.  In addition, the Health and Wellness Coordinator will support any physical and/or mental health concerns which may arise during the program through education, assistance, and accompaniment to local clinics and/or medical facilities.  This person will be responsible for all health and safety reporting and documentation of any health and/or safety related incident.  This person will also support with facilitation of activities and mentorship.  The Health and Wellness Coordinator works closely with the staff team to implement a comprehensive and enriching program.  This is a full-time, seasonal position.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer and Participant 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/participant to all medical appointments.
  • Help to supervise a group of 30 participants.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
  • Engage volunteers/participants in fun, creative and challenging activities.

Health and Safety Management

  • Monitor volunteer/participant health and safety and respond as needed.
  • Ensure all COVID-19 preventive measures and practices are strictly followed.
  • Ensure that volunteers/participants and 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/participants for the duration of the on a rotating schedule.
  • Understand, uphold, and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures.
  • Establish and monitor a medical and emergency procedures system to safeguard the well-being of the volunteers/participants and Staff Team.
  • Communicate regularly and promptly with the AMIGOS On-Call system to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses, and other concerns
  • Lead investigations of standards of conduct violations and safety concerns.
  • Build respectful and professional relationships with clinic and hospital personnel.
  • 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.
  • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Manage and track expenses with weekly reports.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the volunteer/participant experience.

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components.
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and
  • Responds appropriately to crisis
  • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget
  • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks.

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ability to drive for extended periods of time
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written English/Spanish fluency and translation.
  • Minimum of 21 years old.
  • Able to work in a remote environment and live with Project Staff for the duration of the contract.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the programs and volunteers and participants.
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism and decolonization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software.
  • Lift and carry a 50-pound sack.
  • Walk 2+ miles per day on rugged and uphill terrain.
  • Wake-up early and stay up late for project activities and tasks.
  • Only US citizens or non-citizens with a U.S. work visa are eligible for this role.

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 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:

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

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to the Project Director and works alongside Program Coordinators
  • Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with partner agency contacts.

 

TO APPLY

Please send your CV/résumé and a brief cover letter to Jordan Kelsey.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled, so apply today!  Please submit all documents in PDF format with [YA HWC Application] in the subject line.

Please address the following questions within your cover letter:

  1. Why are you passionate about leadership development and cross-cultural exchange?
  2. What makes you stand out as an exceptional candidate for this role?
  3. Share your experience working with others in a health and safety related experience, a challenge that arose during that experience, and how you overcame that challenge.

 

Jordan Kelsey
Program Manager
[email protected]

 

CHAPTER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

OBJECTIVE

The Alumni Coordinator is a volunteer chapter board member who will oversee efforts related to alumni outreach and information management. This role is responsible for keeping alumni from over the generations of the chapters existence engaged in various activities. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Design an alumni outreach strategy for the chapter  
  • Update alumni information in salesforce as data is collected  
  • Recruit chapter board members and other alumni to assist with all related efforts  
  • Collaborate with other chapters who are engaged in alumni outreach and information management  
  • Inform the Chapter board members of progress at monthly meetings if possible 
  • Support other board members when it comes to interacting with the local community of alumni. Such as recruitment, fundraising and events. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Fall: Help recruitment coordinator plan and execute the Welcome Home Party and recruitment training session.  
  • Winter: Support welcoming new participants into the chapter. Plan and execute a local alumni event to keep alumni engaged and up to date on AMIGOS happenings. 
  • Spring: Support fundraising coordinator in engaging local alumni to support participant fundraising activities. Work with the current participants and parents to message their role after the AMIGOS summer in recruitment, chapter board, and general engagement in the vast AMIGOS network. Invite local alumni to attend Despedida (send off party) for this year’s participants.  
  • Summer: Attend annual board retreat to review past years alumni engagement activities and effectiveness as well as make recommendations for the following year. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS a plus. Experience with Salesforce or another CRM platform a plus but not required. Professional communication experience. 

  

BENEFITS

Gain experience in project management, marketing, event planning, working with people from diverse backgrounds and generations, youth leadership. 

 

IF INTERESTED

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

OBJECTIVE

To develop, monitor, and report to the full chapter board on the state of the chapter’s financial operations. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads the creation of the chapter budget for the upcoming fiscal year using the official AMIGOS template 
  • Maintains chapter financial records; monitors cash flow 
  • Monitors family fee payments and contacts families when payments are delinquent 
  • Provides financial reports at each board meeting 
  • Processes the receipt of all donations and provides a tax deductible donations letter for eligible tax deductible contributions  
  • Reviews invoices from AMIGOS headquarters and ensures payments are made in a timely manner  
  • Pays bills and reimburses board members for approved chapter expenses  
  • Assists Chapter President(s) in ensuring all state and federal legal and tax filings are accurate and filed in a timely manner with the appropriate governmental agency.  
  • Ensures copies of all legal filings are submitted to AMIGOS headquarters in addition to the appropriate federal, state and local agencies. 
  • Serves as a member of the chapter executive committee, if applicable 

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Finance responsibilities for a chapter treasurer are year-round with primary time commitment in winter and spring. 

 

  • Summer: Reviews previous year’s budget, expenditures and revenue. Creates budget for the upcoming fiscal year using HQ template. 

 

  • Fall:  Explains process of family payments to potential participants and families. Ensures that group fundraising efforts are compliant with IRS requirements by having no individual requirements.   

 

  • Winter: Oversees receipt of group fundraising revenue and family fee payments, works with CPA to prepare IRS Form 990 for full board review in time for chapter specific filing deadline. (actual IRS deadline depends on the chapter’s fiscal year) 

 

  • Spring: Continues receipt of family payments and submits accurate and timely payments for monthly billing from headquarters to chapters. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience with accounting, accounting systems such as QuickBooks, and serving on the chapter board highly recommended. 
  • Commitment to asking questions and seeking support needed. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner. 
  • Ability to maintain neat and accurate financial records. 
  • Commitment to transparency in all financial management. 
  • Understanding and ability to comply with of chapter bylaws. 
  • Understanding and ability to comply with the chapter licensing and operating agreement. 
  • Understanding and ability to comply with all required legal and tax filings the chapter is obligated to file. 
  • Familiarity with most current filings submitted by the chapter. 
  • Understanding and ability to comply with the IRS requirements for acknowledging donor gifts of over $250 

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience working in youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping the chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve treasuring skills; and act as a role model to new participants. 

 

IF INTERESTED

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

VOLUNTEER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Positions available in local chapters throughout the United States. Email [email protected] for more information!