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PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

Hard work is important, but our staff are encouraged to have a great work-life balance.

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

AMIGOS staff participate in bi-annual volunteer days to give back to our community, and have many other optional service opportunities throughout the year.

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Cuenca, Ecuador

TRAVEL: 20% within Ecuador

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 1 year

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

START DATE: May 15th, 2017

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS:

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for working with diverse high school & college-aged youth and collaborating with partner organizations.

The Program Coordinator will jointly plan for and implement a new enriching program for Gap students in Ecuador and provide general support for other AMIGOS priority projects in Ecuador. This person will be based in Cuenca and is responsible for maintaining partner agency relationships and supporting Gap Participants based in and around Cuenca.

The Program Coordinator reports directly reports to the Regional Director who oversees operations in Ecuador. This is a full-time position with an after-hours on-call component and some weekend and evening work.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

Gap Semester/Year (85%):

  • Program Implementation and Management
    • Create and maintain relationships with partner agencies 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 to ensure adequate performance of Gap Year program participants.
    • Conduct follow-up interviews with families and partner agencies post participant departure in order to better evaluate program.
    • Hold bi-monthly check-ins with Gap Program participants at their work sites, and fill out appropriate paperwork.
    • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
    • Track participant, project and program progress using the appropriate paperwork
  • Manage and track expenses with bi-monthly reports and support the overall country program budget.
  • Manage program logistics for internship placement, briefing, debriefing, excursions and workshops.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings and seminars in both English and Spanish.
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the Gap participant experience.
  • Health and Safety Management
    • Monitor 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 participants for the duration of the Gap Program.
  • Other
    • Network and build strong relationships with host families, partner agencies, and all program contacts.
    • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within Ecuador through interactions with program participants, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.

Other Programs (15%):

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency
  • Experience working internationally in the developing world
  • 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 participants
  • Previous experience working directly with young people
  • Ability to problem solve in a culturally sensitive way
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a participant or Summer Leadership member

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to the Regional Director who oversees operations in Ecuador.
  • Responsible to the Regional Director of Ecuador and to the Summer & Gap Program Manager in Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Interacts frequently with other National Office staff departments and with partner agency contacts in Ecuador.

Compensation: $750 USD/month

Additional benefits:

  • Pre-paid telephone for work-related purposes
  • First Aid Certification Course
  • All food and transport costs will be covered during participant briefing, debriefing and excursions
  • Lodging stipend
  • Ongoing Spanish language development classes will be included
  • All minor medical costs will be covered

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Ana Aguilera
Managing Director of Programs
Amigos de las Américas

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator

LOCATION: León, Nicaragua

TRAVEL: 20% within Nicaragua

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 9 months (start date of August 15th) or 1 year (start date of May 15th)

TIME: Full-time position (40 hours/week + some evenings and weekends); 80% Gap Program & 20% Other AMIGOS projects

START DATE: May 15th or August 15th, 2017 (contract is available for 9 months or 1 year with the possibility of extension)

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS:

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

AMIGOS is looking for a motivated and self-directed individual who has experience and passion for working with diverse high school & college-aged youth and collaborating with partner organizations.

The Program Coordinator will implement a comprehensive and enriching program for Gap students in Nicaragua and provide general support for other AMIGOS priority projects in Nicaragua. This person will be based in Leon and is responsible for maintaining partner agency relationships and supporting Gap Participants based in Leon, Chinandega, and Matagalpa.

The Program Coordinator will supervise and collaborate with the Program Assistant Intern and directly reports to the Regional Director who oversees operations in Nicaragua. This is a full-time position with an after-hours on-call component and some weekend and evening work.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

Gap Semester/Year (80%):

  • Program Implementation and Management
    • Promote and maintain relationships with partner agencies 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.
    • Maintain regular contact with partner agencies to ensure adequate performance of Gap Year program participants.
    • Conduct follow-up interviews with families and partner agencies post participant departure in order to better evaluate the program.
    • Hold bi-monthly check-ins with Gap Program participants at their work sites, and fill out appropriate paperwork.
    • Provide timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensure prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
    • Track participant, project and program progress using the appropriate paperwork
  • Manage and track expenses with bi-monthly reports and support the overall country program budget.
  • Manage program logistics for internship placement, briefing, debriefing, excursions, and workshops.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and seminars in both English and Spanish.
  • Work effectively with the Program Assistant Intern and delegate tasks.
  • Brainstorm creative and new ways to enhance the Gap participant experience.
  • Health and Safety Management
    • Monitor 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 participants for the duration of the Gap Program.
  • Other
    • Network and build strong relationships with host families, partner agencies, and all program contacts.
    • Serve as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within Nicaragua through interactions with program participants, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.

Other Programs (20%):

  • Co-plan and facilitate in Spanish a leadership reflection workshop for Nicaraguan National Summer Participants.
  • Support in the recruitment, screening, and training of Latin American National Participants for the 2018 Summer Program.
  • Help coordinate additional summer projects in Nicaragua (including Discover AMIGOS).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish fluency
  • Experience working internationally in the developing world
  • 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 participants
  • Previous experience working directly with young people
  • Ability to problem solve in a culturally sensitive way
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a participant or Summer Leadership member

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports directly to the Regional Director who oversees operations in Nicaragua.
  • Responsible to the Regional Director of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico and to the Summer & Gap Program Manager.
  • Interacts frequently with other National Office staff departments and with partner agency contacts in Nicaragua.

Compensation: $500 USD/month

Additional benefits:

  • Pre-paid telephone for work-related purposes
  • First Aid Certification Course
  • All food and transport costs will be covered during participant briefing, debriefing and excursions
  • All minor medical costs will be covered

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Ana Aguilera
Managing Director of Programs
Amigos de las Américas

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

POSITION TITLE: Program Assistant/Intern

LOCATION: León, Nicaragua

TRAVEL: 15% in Nicaragua

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 9 months

TIME: Part-time position (20 hours/week + 2 weeks on-call/month)

START DATE: August 15th, 2017

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS:

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

The Program Assistant/Intern plays a key role in supporting the Program Coordinator to implement a comprehensive and enriching program for Gap students in Nicaragua and provides general support for other AMIGOS priority projects in Nicaragua. This person will be based in Leon and supports partner agencies and participants in Leon, Chinandega and Matagalpa. The ideal Program Assistant/Intern will be a student in their 5th year of University studies at the UNAN-Leon and will use this opportunity to further their studies and gain work experience.

The Program Assistant/Intern directly reports to the Program Coordinator. This is an internship position with all work expenses covered. It is a part-time position (20 hours/week) plus occasional 24/7on-call shifts.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

Gap Program (80%)

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

Other Programs (20%):

  • Co-plan and facilitate a leadership reflection workshop for Nicaraguan National Summer Participants.
  • Support in the recruitment, screening, and training of Nicaraguan National Participants for the 2018 Summer Program.
  • Support with logistics coordination for additional summer projects in Nicaragua (including Discover AMIGOS).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter to:

Vanessa Fiedler
Regional Director for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and México
Amigos de las Américas

Email: vfiedler@amigosinternational.org

 

POSITION SUMMARY

AMIGOS is looking for a tech savvy and results-oriented self-starter with an interest in developing a career in digital marketing. This position is based at the National Office in Houston, TX and reports to the Manager of Marketing and Communications. The Digital Marketing Coordinator works closely with the cross-departmental marketing team to support key recruitment and fund development initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a skilled researcher with an eye for quality and a knack for digital processes. He or she must be a strategic thinker with the ability to balance competing needs in a fast-paced environment. Excellent opportunity to learn, grow, and hone digital skills with a dynamic and passionate team.

Location: AMIGOS headquarters in Houston, TX
Salary: Based on experience. Excellent benefits and training
Perk: You may land in Latin America!

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will manage day-to-day marketing processes as well as work to execute various campaigns. He or she must maintain awareness of digital trends, best practices, and technologies, especially as related to AMIGOS target demographics.

Key work areas include:

Content Development

  • Collect interviews and testimonials
  • Create and edit graphics, photos, and brand elements for print and web use
  • Maintain various content libraries: images, video, written content
  • Ideation and creation of compelling content for blogs, brochures, emails, web pages, video, infographics, etc.

Website Management

  • Backend website management and training
  • Web-based lead generation activities
  • Assist in web development projects, focusing on user experience and functionality
  • Blog posting and management

CRM and Email Marketing

  • Create and edit reports
  • Ideation, creation, sending, and reporting around email marketing campaigns, including HTML editing, quality assurance, and deliverability testing
  • Manage email marketing calendar

Brand and Messaging Maintenance

  • Monitor brand image across platforms and chapters. Work throughout the organization to identify and update outdated brand materials

Social Media

  • Maintain AMIGOS social media presence and scheduling software
  • Develop and publish engaging social posts to maximize clicks

Collateral and Promotional Materials

  • Manage in house collateral inventory, including ordering and shipping materials
  • Assist in creation of print materials and promotional items

Reporting

  • Assist with reporting and data collection
  • Monitor performance and conversion across campaigns, including measurement against KPIs

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to capture the AMIGOS brand, experience, and vision to inspire interest in the organization
  • Experience in document creation, spreadsheets (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends for events, meetings, and travel
  • Positive attitude and a commitment to help AMIGOS meet its strategic goals
  • Knowledge of various social media channels
  • Excellent time and project management with exceptional attention to detail

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS and/or past participation in AMIGOS programs
  • Experience in Salesforce (or equivalent CRM), email service providers (such as Exact Target), backend website management (WordPress)
  • Experience managing social media accounts for a professional brand (Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Working knowledge of HTML for email
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

HOW TO APPLY

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

April Hearne
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Amigos de las Américas

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Dates: June 1 – August 22, 2017 (start and end dates subject to change)
Location: Houston TX
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017 (or until filled)
Salary: Up to $12/hour, commensurate with experience

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, nonprofit organization established in 1965.  AMIGOS’ mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.  During the summer of 2016, 521 U.S. teenagers and young adults served as AMIGOS Participants and Project Leadership Team members in almost 300 host communities in Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. AMIGOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Job Relationships:

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

To Apply:

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

ATTN: Rissa Mitchell
Amigos de las Américas
1800 West Loop South, Suite 1325
Houston, Texas 77027

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

Fax: 713-782-9267

 

Dates: June 1 – August 22, 2017 (start and end dates subject to change)
Location: Houston TX
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017 (or until filled)
Salary: Up to $10/hour, commensurate with experience

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, nonprofit organization established in 1965.  AMIGOS’ mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.  During the summer of 2016, 521 U.S. teenagers and young adults served as AMIGOS participants and Project Leadership Team members in almost 300 host communities in Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. AMIGOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Job Relationships:

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

To Apply:

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

ATTN: Rissa Mitchell
Amigos de las Américas
1800 West Loop South, Suite 1325
Houston, Texas 77027

Email: jobs@amigosinternational.org

Fax: 713-782-9267

 

Duration: 4 weeks (approximately June 12th– July 12th)
Location: Nicaragua
Compensation: All flight, training, and living expenses covered, and a $1,250 stipend

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 SUMMARY:  

AMIGOS is looking for a Project Director for a short-term cultural immersion program for young people entering 9th and 10th grade. More information about the program can be found here. He or she is directly accountable to the AMIGOS National Office for all aspects of project management, including partner agency and community relationships, budget administration, and health & safety of other Leadership Team members as well as program participants. The Project Director will work in partnership with the Associate Project Director (APD) directly sharing responsibility for the planning, implementing and evaluating the project. The Senior Leadership Team has the opportunity to define their working relationship and divide tasks and responsibilities according to skill and interests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Prior experience on an AMIGOS senior leadership team
  • Experience working internationally in the developing world
  • Agree to be on-call for one month throughout the duration of the program
  • Completion of all online and in-person trainings
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and previous experience working directly with middle or high school youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains communication with a Regional Director and the AMIGOS Programs Department
  • Facilitates the training and overall experience of a group of young people entering 9th and 10th grade and accompanying educators
  • Cultivates professional relationships with host country officials at the national and regional levels, and maintains consistent communication with them before, during and after the program
  • Supports in the planning and coordination of the project in his/her assigned project area
  • Collaborates with the Senior Leadership team to create a successful working relationship, dividing responsibilities to promote effective completion of tasks

During program:

Health and Safety

  • 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 participants and Leadership Team
  • Communicates with the AMIGOS National office according to the on-call schedule, and immediately in a crisis situation, to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses and other concerns
  • Investigates standards violations and safety concerns, reporting follow-up to the National Office

Management and Training

  • Sets tone on Senior Leadership team for a positive working and living environment
  • Plans and facilitates in-country training and group activities for all participants
  • Coordinates, supervises, and provides ongoing support to the Leadership team and participants (including weekly feedback, staff meetings, group living guidelines, and promoting open communication)

Budget and Resource Management

  • Accountable for management of project budget
  • Expands the AMIGOS network by seeking new organizations with similar goals with which AMIGOS could collaborate

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Evaluates Leadership Team member performance throughout the project and makes recommendations for each team member’s continuation with AMIGOS
  • Collaborates with the Regional Director to develop the program for the following year
  • Develops and facilitates participatory evaluation of project with partner agency representatives, Leadership Team, and participants.
  • Collaborates with APD in compiling final evaluation and collecting project results and recommendations from partner agency, Leadership Team, participants and National office
  • Submits reports (logistical information, evaluación final, and project proposal for following year) to National Office and partner agencies
  • Oversees proper documentation and filing of all project related information

Post-Summer:

  • Engages in a debriefing with the Programs Department & other departments at the AMIGOS National Office
  • Submits handover report evaluating the program and providing recommendations for the future

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Project Management

  • Understands & 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
  • 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 participants
  • Communicates effectively in English & Spanish

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

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Regional Director for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico
  • Oversees a team of two
  • In communication as needed with on-call staff

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume with a cover letter, including qualifications to:

Ana Aguilera
Managing Director of Programs
Amigos de las Américas

Email: aaguilera@amigosinternational.org

Duration: 4 weeks (approximately June 12th– July 12th)
Location: Nicaragua
Compensation: All flight, training, and living expenses covered, and a $1,000 stipend

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 SUMMARY:        

AMIGOS is looking for an Associate Project Director (APD) for a short-term cultural immersion program for young people entering 9th and 10th grade. More information about the program can be found here. The APD shares responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating the program and enhancing relationships with partner agencies.  One of them main responsibilities of the APD is to manage the project budget. The Associate Project Director also coordinates with the Project Director to plan and manage logistical aspects of the project including transportation, lodging, materials purchasing and tracking. The Senior Leadership Team has the opportunity to define their working relationship and divide tasks and responsibilities according to skill and interests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Prior experience on an AMIGOS leadership team
  • Experience working internationally in the developing world
  • Agree to be on-call for one month throughout the duration of the summer program
  • Completion of all online and in-person trainings
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and previous experience working directly with middle or high school youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervised and supported by Project Director and Regional Director
  • Co-facilitates the training and overall experience of a group of young people entering 9th and 10th grade and accompanying educators
  • Supports in the planning and coordination of the project in his/her assigned project area
  • Collaborates with the Project Director to create a successful working relationship, dividing responsibilities to promote effective completion of tasks

During program:

Health and Safety

  • Understands, upholds and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures
  • Supports and monitors a medical and emergency procedures system to safeguard the well-being of the participants and Leadership Team
  • Investigates standards violations and safety concerns, reports follow-up to the National Office
  • Communicates with the AMIGOS National office according to the on-call schedule, and immediately in a crisis situation, to report program progress, rule violations, illnesses and other concerns

Management and Training

  • Plans and facilitates in-country training and group activities for all participants
  • Coordinates, supervises, and provides ongoing support to participants (including weekly feedback, staff meetings, group living guidelines, and promoting open communication)

Budget and resource management

  • Manages the project budget, including all expenditures and disbursements of funds, the proper recording of transactions, and the preparation of financial statements
  • Expands the AMIGOS network by seeking new organizations with similar goals with which AMIGOS could collaborate

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Collaborates with the Regional Director and PD to develop the project for the following year
  • Develops and facilitates participatory evaluation of project with partner agency representatives, Leadership Team, and participants.
  • Develops and facilitates participatory evaluation of project with partner agency representatives, Leadership Team, and participants.
  • Collaborates with PD in compiling final evaluation and collecting project results and recommendations from partner agency, Leadership Team, participants and National office
  • Submits reports (logistical information, evaluación final, and project proposal for following year) to National Office and partner agencies
  • Ensures the proper documentation and filing of all project related information

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Project Management

  • Understands & 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
  • 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 participants
  • Communicates effectively in English & Spanish

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

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Project Director and Regional Director
  • In communication as needed with on-call staff

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume with a cover letter, including qualifications to:

Ana Aguilera
Managing Director of Programs
Amigos de las Américas

Email: aaguilera@amigosinternational.org

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Time Commitment:  August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year. February- May: Optional continuation of position with additional compensation provided to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

Training: Training offered in Oakland, CA July 27-30th. All travel expenses covered by chapter.

Compensation:  Expected compensation package of $1,000 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability.

How to Apply: Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to Chapter Vice President Joe Landavazo at jlandavazo.amigosabq@gmail.com

Duties will be to:

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

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

Duties will be to:

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

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

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered July 27th-30th to collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan.
  • Train and manage recent alumni participants and parents to support with presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools.
  • Contact local educators and set up recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment. (Service clubs, church groups, fairs etc.)
  • Coordinate Lead Management: Make sure all collected leads are entered into Salesforce in a timely manner. Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC.
  • Application Management: Contact all incoming applicants in a timely manner to schedule their interview. Set up the interview dates and locations for applicants with support from the training team and additional board members.
  • Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and develop detailed handover report and evaluation at end of season.

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply: Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to bostonchapteramigos@gmail.com

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

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

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

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

Position Start: Flexible. Regular hours begin Aug. 1

Qualifications:

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

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to recruitment@amigos-colorado.org.

Overview of the Role:

The chapter recruitment coordinator (RC) role is to work with recent alumni, parents, schools and other community organizations to recruit the next cohort of local participants for the East Bay Chapter. The RC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and more to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target numbers of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes a national training with recruitment coordinators from 24 other local chapters and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2500 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

How to Apply:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to recruitment@amigos-eastbay.org

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2000 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

How to Apply:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to recruitment@amigos-kansascity.org

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $2000 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

How to Apply:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to info@amigos-ohio.org

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Compensation:
Total estimated compensation package of $4500 for completion of responsibilities to the fullest ability. Opportunity for additional recruitment activities in the spring with additional compensation. Compensation increase for return coordinators.

How to Apply:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to president@amigosnyc.org

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

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

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

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply:
Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to ginna.carico@gmail.com

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • 4 day National Office led training offered in Oakland, California, from July 27-30, 2017. Collaborate with local board to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships and develop a recruitment action plan
  • Train and recruit recent alumni and parents to share their stories at local Information sessions
  • Cultivate relationships with local educators starting in the spring. In the fall, contact educators and set up school recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Conduct presentations to explain the program and collect leads. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (service clubs, church groups, fairs etc)
  • Coordinate Lead Management: Make sure all collected leads are entered into Salesforce in a timely manner. Encourage all leads to attend planned information sessions through periodic phone calls, texts and emails to leads and parents coordinated between HQ and the RC
  • Application Management: Contact all incoming applicants in a timely manner to schedule their interview. Set up the interview dates and locations for applicants with support from the training team and additional board members.
  • Report progress, plans and goals to chapter board at monthly board meetings and develop detailed handover report and evaluation at end of season
  • Manage Chapter social media accounts and post content geared towards sharing event-related information and promotional materials
  • Keep record of potential participants for future years

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

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

Time Commitment:

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

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

January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year.

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

How to Apply: Submit a 1-page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to jeff@spaldingshome.com

Assistant Training Director Job Description

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

Desired Qualifications
  • Belief in young people’s ability to do amazing things
  • Commitment to the AMIGOS mission and training objectives
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm for working with youth
  • Experience in education, community health, community service, international development, youth leadership and/or cultural exchange
  • Spanish language ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate
  • Interest in serving as a guide and mentor to participants preparing to embark on a life-changing adventure!
  • Be able to commit to working from October 1, 2016, to June 15, 2017

Responsibilities

Responsibilities to the local chapter board:

  • Help plan the training program following the AMIGOS Volunteer Training Objectives and implement the Core Curriculum. (in consultation with the IO Managing Director of Training).
  • Identify and obtain the resources needed to execute the program
  • Work closely with the Training Director and execute tasks independently in the TD’s absence.
  • Help the Training Director plan and oversee the facilitation of all monthly training meetings, retreats and service learning programs, including the purchase of materials as needed.
  • Select, train and supervise all members of the chapter training staff team
  • Participate in the interview and selection process for all applicants to the AMIGOS chapter.
  • Prepare and manage training budget.
  • Evaluate each Volunteer’s progress to ensure his/her successful completion of training. Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board and/or the International Office as appropriate.
  • Serve on the training team of the chapter board and report on all training-related issues. Attend monthly board meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as identified and/or defined by the chapter board

Responsibilities to the IO Training Department:

  • Read and respond promptly when requested to all IO communications directed to training directors.
  • Participate in the International Office Training Director’s trip from October 20-23, 2016.

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

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

Compensation

$12/hour

Interested Applicants Please Submit Your Resume and Cover Letter to:

Portland Training Director Riley Stevenson

jrileystevenson@gmail.com

AMIGOS – San Diego Chapter

Training Director

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

 

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

 

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

Responsibilities

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

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

2. Select and Train Training Staff:

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

3. Recruit New AMIGOS Participants:

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

4. Conduct Training:

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

5. Evaluate AMIGOS Participant’s Training Performance:

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

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

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

7. Communication Expectations:

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

8. Risk Prevention and Management

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

9. Responsibilities to the AMIGOS HQ Training Department:

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

Qualifications

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

Measures of Success

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, participant management, training team management, professionalism, documentation, risk prevention & management, training evaluation, communication & collaboration, resource management, and service learning. The evaluation process will be conducted at three levels: self-evaluation, chapter leadership, and AMIGOS HQ Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

Interested applicants should contact:

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

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Supervision: Overseen and advised locally by San Francisco Chapter’s Board Recruitment Adviser. Managed and trained by AMIGOS HQ professional regional staff with bi-weekly check-ins with regional staff manager to discuss progress, challenges and upcoming bodies of work.

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

Time Commitment:  September – November: 10 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. Training offered July 27-30 in Oakland, CA.

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

How to Apply: Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to info@amigos-sanfrancisco.org

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

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

 

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Time Commitment:  August – December: Chapter Recruitment period. 10-15 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools. January: Evaluate recruiting process with chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year. February- May: Optional continuation of position with additional compensation provided to recruit for National Office and deepen chapter relationship in the area.

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

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

How to Apply: Submit a 1 page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to recruitment@amigos-siliconvalley.org

Overview of the Role:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Supervision:  Overseen and advised locally by chapter board recruitment committee members. Managed and trained by AMIGOS HQ professional regional staff with biweekly check-ins with regional staff to discuss progress, challenges, and upcoming bodies of work.

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

Time Commitment:
August 1st – December 15th: Chapter recruitment period. 10 hours per week. Some daytime availability is needed to recruit in schools.
December: Evaluate recruiting process with Chapter and document any proposed changes for the following year.
March: 1 week to send Thank you notes to teachers and discuss recruitment plan for 2019.

Training: July 27th – July 30th (Recruitment Coordinators Training Workshop in Oakland, CA) Payment for travel, accommodations, and a stipend of $300 provided by chapter.

Compensation: $12/ hour for an average 10 hours per week. Period of employment – 22 weeks. (21 weeks beginning in August 2017 and continuing through December 2017, plus 1 week in March of 2018) Incentive pay of $100 for each participant, recruited and accepted into the chapter, above the chapter’s recruitment 3-yr average number that is 21. The incentive pay will be capped at 10 participants.

How to Apply? Submit a 1-page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with you resume to recruitment@amigos-tucson.org

Definition:

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

Time Commitment:

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

Supervision

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

Compensation

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

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

 

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