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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!

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 55 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

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

 

LocationHoustonTexas required. Current remote working position until further notice due to COVID-19. 

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

Service Term: 07/19/202107/18/2021 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

Marketing 

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

Outreach 

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

 

Additional duties as assigned. 

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

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

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements 

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

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS 

 

AmeriCorps Benefits* 

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

 

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more. 

 

TO APPLY 

 

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here 

For more information about AMIGOS, visit our website: www.amigosinternational.org  AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

VISTA Outreach Associate 

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. We provide extraordinary opportunities for youth to design and lead projects in collaboration with U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas. Our strong partner network, built over 55 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

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

 

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

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

Service Term: 07/19/2021  07/18/2021 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Outreach  

  • Support outreach to schools and youth organizations to increase enrollment in youth service opportunities 
  • Research and develop partnerships with youth-serving organizations and schools 
  • Support with online and in-person outreach activities and systems 
  • Help develop storytelling content which drive fundraising, applications, and enrollment 
  • Research local foundations and support with grant and fund development opportunities in California 

 

Program Development  

  • Support development of new service opportunities in California 
  • Research and build relationships with local mission-aligned organizations 
  • Support with service activity planning and logistics 

Other duties as assigned. 

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Reports to the Managing Director of Enrollment 
  • Regular collaboration with the Enrollment team and Programs team 
  • Regular collaboration with other VISTAs, VISTA site supervisors and VISTA Project Director 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements 

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

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS 

AmeriCorps Benefits* 

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

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more. 

 

TO APPLY 

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here. 

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

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.   

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

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

 

Location: Houston, TX 

Compensation: $13.50/hour when at the airport and $100/day for On-Call return dates 

Work Schedule: This position should be available to work on the days listed below at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). 

Training: This position is expected to complete 1-2 days of virtual training in May or early June. 

 

EXPECTED WORK SCHEDULE AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

The days below are the set Travel Days for AMIGOS Summer Programs connecting in and departing from Houston. To be a successful candidate, you should be available on all of the dates listed.  

The Travel Support Specialist will be expected to be at the airport for approximately 8-12 hours on departure dates, beginning each day when the first volunteer flight lands and ending when the last volunteer flight takes off (exact times to be determined). If an overnight stay becomes, necessary, the Travel Support Specialist would be expected to chaperone volunteers overnight at a nearby hotel. However, these hours will depend on the travel itineraries of volunteers. 

For return dates, the Travel Specialist would be On-Call in the area and be able to get to the airport within 30 minutes if any issues arise with volunteer travel. Mileage to/from IAH will be reimbursed up to 30 miles each way and food, parking, and lodging (if necessary) will be covered by AMIGOS. 

Note that a successful candidate would be available on each travel day as well as able to extend work hours through to the following day in case of an overnight stay due to flight change or cancellations. 

Responsibilities when at the airport include: 

  • Wear AMIGOS swag so as to be identifiable to traveling volunteers 
  • Enter airport terminal and stay with volunteers as they wait to make their connection 
  • Take roll of volunteer and ensure all students are accounted for and communicate headcount to Travel Hotline Team Member 
  • Ensure each volunteer board their connecting flight  
  • Assist volunteers in getting meals, water, and passes out snacks 
  • Attend to any volunteer health and safety needs and liaises with the On Call Team should any issues arise 
  • Maintain active communication with the Travel Hotline Team Member about cancellations, delays, issues, etc.  
  • In the event of delays or cancellations, arranges lodging for an overnight stay and stays at hotel with volunteers. Ensure volunteers return to the airport and board their rescheduled flights the next day.  

Responsibilities of being On Call on Return Travel days: 

  • Be physically located no more than 30 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Be accessible by phone in the event that it is necessary to go to the airport or attend to an emergency 
  • Be physically prepared to commute to the airport and complete any and all of the above responsibilities should the need arise 

 

June 

June 8: Departure 

June 15: Departure 

June 22: Departure 

June 28: Return 

June 29: Departure 

 

July: 

July 5: Return 

July 8: Departure 

July 12: Departure 

July 13: Departure 

July 19: Return 

July 27: Departure 

July 28: Return 

 

August: 

August 2: Return 

August 16: Return 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be 18 years old by June 5, 2021 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the AMIGOS Medical Director) by June 5, 2021 and able to show documentation of vaccination. As of March 31, 2021, the CDC considers a person to be “fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine” (cdc.gov) 
  • Must have appropriate ID in order to enter airport security 
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction  
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle emergencies in a calm, controlled manner 
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Transportation to and from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Successful completion of a background check 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience working with youth ages 15-17 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS 

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

 

TO APPLY 

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications to: 

April Hearne 
Amigos de las Américas  

Email: [email protected] 

 

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

 
AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

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

 

LocationMiami, FL 

Compensation: $13.50/hour when at the airport and $100/day for On-Call return dates 

Work Schedule: This position should be available to work on the days listed below at the Miami International Airport. 

Training: This position is expected to complete 1-2 days of virtual training in May or early June. 

 

EXPECTED WORK SCHEDULE AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

The days below are the set Travel Days for AMIGOS Summer Programs connecting in and departing from Miami. To be a successful candidate, you should be available on all of the dates listed.  

The Travel Support Specialist will be expected to be at the airport for approximately 8-12 hours on departure dates, beginning each day when the first volunteer flight lands and ending when the last volunteer flight takes off (exact times to be determined). If an overnight stay becomes, necessary, the Travel Support Specialist would be expected to chaperone volunteers overnight at a nearby hotel. However, these hours will depend on the travel itineraries of volunteers. 

For return dates, the Travel Specialist would be On-Call in the area and be able to get to the airport within 30 minutes if any issues arise with volunteer travel. Mileage to/from MIA will be reimbursed up to 30 miles each way and food, parking, and lodging (if necessary) will be covered by AMIGOS. 

Note that a successful candidate would be available on each travel day as well as able to extend work hours through to the following day in case of an overnight stay due to flight change or cancellations. 

Responsibilities when at the airport include: 

  • Wear AMIGOS swag so as to be identifiable to traveling volunteers
  • Enter airport terminal and stay with volunteers as they wait to make their connection 
  • Take roll of volunteer and ensure all students are accounted for and communicate to the Tavel Hotline Team Member 
  • Ensure each volunteer board their connecting flight  
  • Assist volunteers in getting meals, water, and passes out snacks 
  • Attend to any volunteer health and safety needs and liaises with the On Call Team should any issues arise 
  • Maintain active communication with the Travel Hotline Team Member about cancellations, delays, issues, etc.  
  • In the event of delays or cancellations, arranges lodging for an overnight stay and stays at hotel with volunteers. Ensure volunteers return to the airport and boar their rescheduled flights the next day.  

 

Responsibilities of being On Call on Return Travel days: 

  • Be physically located no more than 30 minutes from the Miami International Airport 
  • Be accessible by phone in the event that it is necessary to go to the airport or attend to an emergency 
  • Be physically prepared to commute to the airport and complete any and all of the above responsibilities should the need arise 

 

June 

June 8: Departure 

June 22: Departure 

June 28: Return 

 

July: 

July 8: Departure 

July 12: Return 

July 20: Departure 

July 28: Return 

 

August: 

August 9: Return 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must be 18 years old by June 5, 2021 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the AMIGOS Medical Director) by June 5, 2021 and able to show documentation of vaccination. As of March 31, 2021, the CDC considers a person to be “fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine” (cdc.gov) 
  • Must have appropriate ID in order to enter airport security 
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction  
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle emergencies in a calm, controlled manner 
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Transportation to and from the Miami International Airport (MIA) 
  • Successful completion of a background check 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience working with youth ages 15-17 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS 

  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • Parking costs paid by AMIGOS 
  • Food provided on Travel Days at MIA 

 

TO APPLY 

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications to: 

April Hearne 
Amigos de las Américas  

Email: [email protected] 

 

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

 
AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

This position combines two key roles during our Summer Program – travel support and health and safety. This position is a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about the nonprofit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work with a cross-departmental team to support the health and safety of our volunteers and project staff while also ensuring the safe and successful movement of our volunteers to and from Latin America and the U.S.  This position will manage a wide range of travel and health and safety logistics and interact with volunteers from a variety of our programs.  

Time will be split between two different roles, Travel Support Specialist and On-Call Associate. 

During our Summer Programs, AMIGOS operates a 24-Hour On-Call Health and Safety system to support volunteers, project staff, and families. The On-Call Associate will work with the On-Call Specialist and the Health and Safety Manager. Main job duties include but are not limited to answering and responding to phone calls and assisting with any emergent situations as they arise. This position requires stamina, perseverance, and diligence. Call volume will be high, and each case will present a unique challenge.   

 

Location: Houston, TX 

Compensation: $15/hour  

Work Schedule: 8:30 am–5 pm CT, Monday–Friday with a 30-minute lunch break. Available to work on the days listed below at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) through the entire day with the possibility of chaperoning overnight stays with volunteers. 

Training: This position is expected to complete 1–2 days of virtual training in May or early June. 

 

EXPECTED WORK SCHEDULE AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

During your role as the On-Call Associate, you will be On-Call during AMIGOS HQ business hours of 8:30 am–5:00 pm CT providing support and assistance to the On-Call Specialist and Health and Safety Manager. You should expect to be on the phone and/or computer eight hours a day with limited opportunities for breaks. 

On the days indicated below, a successful candidate will support travel operations at the airport. To be a successful candidate, you should be available on all of the dates listed.  

The Travel Support Specialist will be expected to be at the airport for approximately 8–12 hours on departure dates, beginning each day when the first volunteer flight lands and ending when the last volunteer flight takes off (exact times to be determined). If an overnight stay becomes necessary, the Travel Support Specialist would be expected to chaperone volunteers overnight at a nearby hotel. However, these hours will depend on the travel itineraries of volunteers. 

For return dates, the Travel Specialist would be on-call in the area and be able to get to the airport within 30 minutes if any issues arise with volunteer travel. Mileage to/from IAH will be reimbursed up to 30 miles each way and food, parking, and lodging (if necessary) will be covered by AMIGOS. 

Note that a successful candidate would be available on each travel day as well as able to extend work hours through to the following day in case of an overnight stay due to flight change or cancellations. 

Responsibilities when at the airport include: 

  • Wear AMIGOS swag so as to be identifiable to traveling volunteers 
  • Enter airport terminal and stay with volunteers as they wait to make their connection 
  • Take roll of volunteers and ensure all students are accounted for and communicate headcount to Travel Hotline Team Member 
  • Ensure each volunteer boards their connecting flight  
  • Assist volunteers in getting meals, water, and passing out snacks 
  • Attend to any volunteer health and safety needs and liaises with the On-Call Team should any issues arise 
  • Maintain active communication with the Travel Hotline Team Member about cancellations, delays, issues, etc.  
  • In the event of delays or cancellations, arranges lodging for an overnight stay and stays at a hotel with volunteers. Ensure volunteers return to the airport and board their rescheduled flights the next day.  

Responsibilities of being On Call on Return Travel days: 

  • Be physically located no more than 30 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Be accessible by phone in the event that it is necessary to go to the airport or attend to an emergency 
  • Be physically prepared to commute to the airport and complete any and all of the above responsibilities should the need arise 

Must be available the following days: 

June 

June 8: Departure 

June 15: Departure 

June 22: Departure 

June 28: Return 

June 29: Departure 

July: 

July 5: Return 

July 8: Departure 

July 12: Departure 

July 13: Departure 

July 19: Return 

July 27: Departure 

July 28: Return 

August: 

August 2: Return 

August 16: Return 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist with travel day logistics at IAH, including but not limited to tracking flights and effectively communicating with gate agents 
  • Provide support to AMIGOS volunteers traveling abroad
  • Communicate with AMIGOS’ travel team regarding any missed flights, severe delays, etc.  
  • Communicate with the AMIGOS On-Call team of any emergencies that occur with volunteer travel 
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary 
  • Support AMIGOS field staff and various other stakeholders  General correspondence  
  • Parent/Guardian inquiries  
  • Travel arrangements  
  • Responding to calls and emails in a timely fashion  
  • Providing support in health & safety incidents  
  • Supporting the Health & Safety Manager in a wide array of medical cases  
  • Documentation and follow-up of all volunteer-related information generated in various communications 
  • Conducting data entry and ensuring the quality and accuracy of all information being input into the Salesforce database by Project Staff and On-Call Team members related to all summer On-Call System communications  
  • Processing cases with proper documentation   
  • Coordination with a wide range of stakeholders in the resolution of all cases 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Two years of college  
  • Must be 18 years old by June 8, 2021 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the AMIGOS Medical Director) by June 8, 2021 and able to show documentation of vaccination. There must be a minimum of 28 days from completing the second shot before start date to allow for immunity and protection.  
  • Must have appropriate ID in order to enter airport security 
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction  
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle emergencies in a calm, controlled manner 
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Transportation to and from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 
  • Successful completion of a background check 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Spanish proficiency  
  • Telephone counseling and crisis management skills  
  • Experience in a leadership role, as well as patience and calm in challenging situations  
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously 
  • Reliable attention to detail  
  • Experience working with youth ages 15–17 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Reports directly to the Health and Safety Manager  
  • Reports directly to Managing Director of Operations  
  • 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 full-time staff  

TO APPLY 

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications to: 

Elizabeth Spruell Martinez 

Amigos de las Américas  

Email: [email protected] 

 

PERKS AND BENEFITS 

  • Salary: $15/hour
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • Parking costs paid by AMIGOS 
  • Food provided on Travel Days at IAH 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Program Assistant 

POSITION TYPE:  Seasonal Staff 

LOCATION:  Remote – US 

DURATION:  Approximately six (6) months (June 14th to ~December 10th) 

 

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS’ implementation of the Youth Ambassadors Program remains virtual.  The program will connect young leaders from across the Americas and channel their energy into working together to enhance their communities.  They will create projects that address the most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The virtual exchange is designed to activate this energetic network of change-makers by giving them the space to build new communities, both globally and locally, while they learn what it means to be a leader. Through online modules, virtual meet-ups, and mentorship, the exchange will foster different strategic approaches to cultural connection, project development, and personal leadership. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Senior Program Assistant is responsible for supporting youth participants and other Program Assistants during two, four-week virtual exchanges and during the Follow-on phase in a decreased capacity. The Senior Program Assistant role will shift slightly from one exchange to the next.  During one exchange, they will directly mentor 6–7 youth participants from the U.S., guiding participants through exchange content and working with participants to problem-solve challenges. During the other exchange, their role will shift to logistical support. Their responsibilities will include collecting data from participants, coordinating external reporting of our program highlights, and maintaining whole-group communication. In addition to these responsibilities, the Senior Program Assistant will work with Program Coordinators to ensure that all Program Assistants are prepared to adequately support participants throughout the program. 

The Senior Program Assistant oversees 3 Program Assistants and reports to the United States Program Coordinators. 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

During Training 

  • Complete an interactive, virtual training via Zoom prior to program launch 

During Program Implementation 

Each Senior Program Assistant will serve in both of the Facilitator and Logistical Supporter roles at different times; as such, their responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Facilitator: 

  • Facilitate assigned small group activities during the program 
  • Mentor a small group of participants from the U.S. 
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings 2-3 times each week 
  • Occasionally join program activities as an observer 
  • Meet with other Program Assistants weekly and relay any concerns to Program Coordinators during a weekly check-in 

Logistical Supporter: 

  • Serve as virtual “host families” to adult participants from Latin America 
  • Collect artifacts (screenshots, recordings, quotes, etc…) for exchange reporting 
  • Support with Zoom logistics (screen sharing, screen recording, breakout rooms, etc…) during activities 
  • Serve as experts in the schedule, remind participants of “housekeeping items,” take attendance during activities 
  • Create Zoom links, build modules in CANVAS 
  • Coordinate full-group communication 
  • Meet with other Program Assistants weekly and relay any concerns to Program Coordinators during a weekly check-in 

During Follow-on 

  • Monitor and encourage engagement of a small group of US participants post-exchange 
  • Hold bi-weekly check-ins with a small group of US participants and serve as a mentor, thinking partner, and resource, as they plan their community-based initiative (CBI) 
  • Maintain communication with Program Coordinators regarding their participants’ progress 

General Expectations Throughout Employment 

  • Understand, uphold, and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures 
  • Follow expectations for positive and professional working relationships 
  • Complete possible additional duties as assigned by Program Coordinators 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Fluent in English with an intermediate level of Spanish 
  • Must be 21 years or older and willing to undergo a background check 
  • Experience volunteering and/or working in community engagement in the US and Latin America 
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, particularly with high-school-aged youth 
  • Previous experience working directly with high-school-aged youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willing to learn to manage an online learning platform 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors Program OR experience as an educator, camp counselor, or youth coach 

 

COMPENSATION, PROGRAM DATES, AND REQUIRED HOURS 

Compensation: $18 hourly wage  

  • Training & Program Set Up: June 14th – June 25th (approximately 20 total hours) 
  • Virtual Exchanges: June 28th – August 20th (Up to 20 hours/week) 
  • Program Follow-on: August 23rd – Early December (Up to 10 hours/week) 

 

TO APPLY 

Submit all application materials in one email to Jordan Kelsey at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Program Assistant.”  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Application Materials: 

Résumé (English or Spanish is acceptable 

Essay response addressing the following (500 word maximum per question): 

  • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role and what resources or knowledge you could contribute to the participant experience (written in English or Spanish) 
  • Tell us about your interest in delivering virtual programming to youth (English) 
  • Tell us about your leadership style (Spanish) 

Tech materials support  

  • Please make us aware of any technology and/or connectivity support you would need in order to fully participate in the virtual exchange (this will not affect your potential for employment) 

AMIGOS is an equal-opportunity employer.

POSITION TITLE:  Program Assistant 

POSITION TYPE:  Seasonal Staff 

LOCATION:  Remote – US 

DURATION:  Approximately six (6) months (June 14th to ~December 10th) 

 

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS’ implementation of the Youth Ambassadors program remains virtual.  The program will connect young leaders from across the Americas and channel their energy into working together to enhance their communities.  They will create projects that address the most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The virtual exchange is designed to activate this energetic network of change-makers by giving them the space to build new communities, both globally and locally, while they learn what it means to be a leader. Through online modules, virtual meet-ups, and mentorship, the exchange will foster different strategic approaches to cultural connection, project development, and personal leadership. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

This is a unique opportunity to mentor youth from throughout the United States, support youth to take action in their local communities, and learn and practice online facilitation! The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting participants during two, four-week virtual exchanges and during the Follow-on phase in a decreased capacity. The Program Assistant role will shift slightly from one exchange to the next.  During one exchange, they will directly mentor 6–7 youth participants from the US, guiding participants through exchange content and working with participants to problem-solve challenges. During the other exchange, their role will shift to logistical support. Their responsibilities will include collecting data from participants, coordinating external reporting of our program highlights, and maintaining whole-group communication. 

The Program Assistant reports to the Senior Program Assistant and the United States Program Coordinators. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

During Training 

  • Complete an interactive, virtual training via Zoom prior to program launch 

During Program Implementation 

Each Program Assistant will serve in both the Facilitator and Logistical Supporter roles at different times.  Their responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Facilitator: 

  • Facilitate assigned small group activities during the program 
  • Mentor a small group of participants from the US 
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings 2-3 times each week 
  • Occasionally join program activities as an observer 
  • Actively communicates with Lead Program Assistants 

Logistical Supporter: 

  • Serve as virtual “host families” to adult participants from Latin America 
  • Collect artifacts (screenshots, recordings, quotes, etc…) for exchange reporting 
  • Support with Zoom logistics (screen sharing, screen recording, breakout rooms, etc…) during activities 
  • Serve as experts in the schedule, remind participants of “housekeeping items,” take attendance during activities 
  • Create Zoom links, build modules in CANVAS 

During Follow-on 

  • Monitor and encourage engagement of a small group of US participants post-exchange 
  • Hold bi-weekly check-ins with a small group of US participants and serve as a mentor, thinking partner, and resource, as they plan their community-based initiative (CBI) 
  • Maintain communication with Program Coordinators regarding their participants’ progress 

General Expectations Throughout Employment 

  • Understand, uphold, and enforce the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures 
  • Follow expectations for positive and professional working relationships 
  • Complete possible additional duties as assigned by Program Coordinators 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Fluent in English with an intermediate level of Spanish 
  • Must be 18 years or older and willing to undergo a background check 
  • Experience volunteering and/or working in community engagement in the U.S. and Latin America 
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, particularly with high-schoolaged youth 
  • Previous experience working directly with high-school-aged youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willing to learn to manage an online learning platform 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors Program OR experience as an educator, camp counselor, or youth coach 

 

COMPENSATION, PROGRAM DATES, AND REQUIRED HOURS 

Compensation: $15 hourly wage 

  • Training & Program Set Up: June 14th – June 25th (approximately 20 total hours) 
  • Virtual Exchanges: June 28th  August 20th (up to 20 hours/week) 
  • Program Follow-on: August 23rd – Early December (up to 10 hours/week) 

TO APPLY 

Submit all application materials in one email to Jordan Kelsey at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Program Assistant.”  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Application Materials: 

Résumé (English or Spanish is acceptable 

Essay response addressing the following (500 word maximum per question): 

  • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role and what resources or knowledge you could contribute to the participant experience (written in English or Spanish) 
  • Tell us about your interest in delivering virtual programming to youth (English) 
  • Tell us about your leadership style (Spanish) 

Tech materials support  

  • Please make us aware of any technology and/or connectivity support you would need in order to fully participate in the virtual exchange (this will not affect your potential for employment) 

 

AMIGOS is an equal-opportunity employer.