JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

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

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is a leader in international youth development, creating a world in which 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. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in marketing and communications to get foundational knowledge, explore their interests and develop their skills, and gain experience to launch their career. 

 

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: One year. Start date somewhat flexible.

 

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. 

Location: Costa Rica

Duration: January 23–April 12 + 5-day training

Virtual Staff Training: January 17–21

Project Survey in CR: January 23–February 1

Program Preparation & Teambuilding (Quarantine phase): February 1–February 15

Students in CR: February 15–April 12

Program Evaluation: April 12–19

Length of Contract: 11.5 weeks

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

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer Support

  • Mentor, supervise, and lead a group of 10-20 volunteers.
  • Monitor volunteer program progress with appropriate paperwork.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics and lead group processing sessions.
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative and challenging activities.

Staff Team Leadership

  • Set a positive, open, and inclusive tone for the team.
  • Incorporate team bonding and team-building activities throughout the program.
  • Directly supervise 3 staff members, including conducting performance evaluations.
  • Effectively delegate tasks amongst the team.
  • Support, as needed, to resolve team disputes or conflicts

Program Planning & Set-Up

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

Budget & Finance

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

Program Implementation and Management

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

Health and Safety Management

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

Monitoring & Evaluation

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

Other

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

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

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

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS

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

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

  • Self-Quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 PCR Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
  • 14-day quarantine upon arriving in Costa Rica—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
  • Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing for the first 5 days the volunteers are in Costa Rica.
  • Be vaccinated with the full series of a COVID vaccine. Send us an email if you have questions about exceptions.
  • Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
  • Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
  • Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
  • Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
  • Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works alongside the Project Coordinators and Health & Wellness Coordinator
  • Reports directly to the Costa Rica Country Coordinator.
  • Responsible to the Latin American Programs Manager.
  • Interacts frequently with other Headquarters staff departments and with partner agency contacts in Costa Rica.

Additional benefits:

  • Pre-paid telephone minutes for work-related purposes
  • Predeparture COVID test + in-country COVID testing
  • Coverage of acute medical care

TO APPLY:

Submit Resume/CV

Answer the following essay questions in 1 document with 250 words or less per response:

  • Why do you want to work with AMIGOS?
  • What inspires you about working with youth?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges facing youth today? What is one potential solution to address one of the challenges you’ve listed?
  • How will you create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all youth and staff on the program?

Send the name, role, organization, email address of a professional reference. We will be contacting them.

Send resume/CV and cover essay responses to Vanessa Fiedler by November 14, 2021.

Please submit all documents in PDF format with the email subject [Gap CR Positions].

Vanessa Fiedler

Latin American Programs Director

[email protected]

Location: Costa Rica

Duration: February 1–April 12 + 5-day training

Virtual Staff Training: January 17–21

Program Preparation & Teambuilding (Quarantine phase): February 1–February 15

Students in CR: February 15–April 12

Program Evaluation: April 12–19

Length of Contract: 10.5 weeks

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

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer Support

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

Program Implementation and Management

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

Health and Safety Management

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

Monitoring & Evaluation

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

Other

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

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

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

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS

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

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

  • Self-Quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 PCR Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
  • 14-day quarantine upon arriving in Costa Rica—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
  • Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing for the first 5 days the volunteers are in Costa Rica.
  • Be vaccinated with the full series of a COVID vaccine. Send us an email if you have questions about exceptions.
  • Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
  • Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
  • Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
  • Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
  • Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

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

Additional benefits:

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

TO APPLY:

Submit Resume/CV

Answer the following essay questions in 1 document with 250 words or less per response:

  • Why do you want to work with AMIGOS?
  • What inspires you about working with youth?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges facing youth today? What is one potential solution to address one of the challenges you’ve listed?
  • How will you create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all youth and staff on the program?

Send the name, role, organization, email address of a professional reference. We will be contacting them.

Send resume/CV and cover essay responses to Vanessa Fiedler by November 14, 2021:.

Please submit all documents in PDF format with the email subject [Gap CR Positions].

Vanessa Fiedler

Latin American Programs Director

[email protected]

Location: Costa Rica

Duration: February 1–April 12 + 5-day training

Virtual Staff Training: January 17–21

Program Preparation & Teambuilding (Quarantine phase): February 1–February 15

Students in CR: February 15–April 12

Program Evaluation: April 12–19

Length of Contract: 10.5 weeks

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

 

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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

The Health and Wellness Coordinator will support the Program Director and Gap Coordinator in facilitating a leadership, service, and cultural exchange pod program in Costa Rica. This person will always be with the group and stay at the group lodging location.

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to)

Volunteer Support

  • Conduct daily check-ins to assess signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and submit report to Health and Safety Manager.
  • Schedule appointments for clinic and/or hospital visits and accompany volunteer to all medical appointments.
  • Help to supervise a group of 10–20 volunteers
  • Hold weekly 1:1 check-in with program volunteers and fill out appropriate paperwork.
  • Support in conflict resolution within group dynamics.
  • Engage volunteers in fun, creative and challenging activities.

Health and Safety Management

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

Program Implementation and Management

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

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Project Management

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

Personal Leadership

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

Cultural Competency

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

Community Engagement

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PRECAUTIONS

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

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

  • Self-Quarantine of 10 days before departure to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 PCR Nasal test 72 hours before departure which will be dependent on a negative test result.
  • 14-day quarantine upon arriving in Costa Rica—No personal travel prior to the start of the program.
  • Wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distancing for the first 5 days the volunteers are in Costa Rica.
  • Be vaccinated with the full series of a COVID vaccine. Send us an email if you have questions about exceptions.
  • Wearing a mask in transit, in public places, anytime outside of the pod for the duration of the program.
  • Free time and free days cannot be taken off-site.
  • Frequent hand washing and cleaning of the space.
  • Strict enforcement of protocols with the volunteers and leading by example.
  • Agree to additional quarantine and/or period of isolation as indicated by AMIGOS Medical Director.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Works alongside the Gap Director and Gap Coordinators
  • Reports directly to the Gap Director
  • Responsible to the Costa Rica Country Coordinator and Health and Safety Manager.

Additional benefits:

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

TO APPLY:

Submit Resume/CV

Answer the following essay questions in 1 document with 250 words or less per response:

  • Why do you want to work with AMIGOS?
  • What inspires you about working with youth?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenges facing youth today? What is one potential solution to address one of the challenges you’ve listed?
  • How will you create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all youth and staff on the program?

Send the name, role, organization, email address of a professional reference. We will be contacting them.

Send resume/CV and cover essay responses to Vanessa Fiedler by November 14, 2021.

Please submit all documents in PDF format with the email subject [Gap CR Positions].

Vanessa Fiedler

Latin American Programs Director

[email protected]

OBJECTIVE

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

 

TIME COMMITMENT

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

  

BENEFITS

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

 

IF INTERESTED

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

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Austin

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

OBJECTIVE

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

TIME COMMITMENT

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

BENEFITS

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

 

IF INTERESTED

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

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Denver

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by August 6, 2021.

OBJECTIVES

The Chapter President keeps the chapter focused on establishing and maintaining its goals.  The President is responsible for overseeing chapter officers and committees and encourages teamwork amongst chapter leaders.  The President is also responsible for maintaining the operations of the chapter and ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Presides over the Chapter Executive Committee and all chapter meetings; monitors progress of chapter goals and objectives; enforces chapter bylaws; sets board meeting agendas. 
  • Acts as an official voice for the chapter in all public matters, and represents the AMIGOS organization in the chapter’s geographic area. 
  • Communicates any questions or concerns to the National Office staff.   
  • Actively recruits new people interested in assisting or serving on the chapter board. 
  • Answers questions raised by parents and participants about the nature of AMIGOS programs. 
  • Ensures that all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted. 
  • Assists in the development of chapter budget, succession planning, fundraising, and recruitment action plan. 
  • Serves as the chapter representative at the Convention of Presidents; and participates as a voting member for International Board elections. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT  

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential participants and parents as needed. 
  • Winter: Oversee fundraising and training and respond to parent concerns as needed. 
  • Spring: Respond to parent questions which peak during the spring prior to the Volunteers’ departure.  
  • Summer: Organize planning session for the following year and communicate with parents as needed regarding current participants in the field. 

*Ensure all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted based on your fiscal year. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; must have served at least one term in another chapter leader position; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and public speaking abilities. 

 

BENEFITS

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

 

IF INTERESTED

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

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Marin

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by August 23, 2021.

OBJECTIVE

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

TIME COMMITMENT

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

BENEFITS 

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

 

IF INTERESTED

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

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 10 hours per week 

LOCATION Portland

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

 

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Assistant Training Director supports the Training Director (TD) in developing and managing the training program which provides participants with excellent preparation for the current AMIGOS programs, leadership development and a foundation of how to apply their community development tools abroad as well as at home.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the TD to plan, manage and evaluate the chapter training program and training team. Help carry out the local training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources in order to offer a training program that is engaging and effective.  

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities with higher activity in winter and spring. 

  • Summer: Evaluate training program and update local training to reflect changes being made to program structure in Latin America. Support recruiting alumni training team.  
  • Fall: Support TD in designing training calendar that aligns with schedule of the Chapter Board. Train the alumni training team. Support participant recruiting and selection process. 
  • Winter: Begin training program and provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.  
  • Spring: Continue oversight and supervision of training program alongside TD at each of the training sessions. Evaluate participants on training performance and notify chapter board and HQ of any issues. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders. 

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, and professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in the local participants. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to youth interested in building their leadership and cross-cultural understanding. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Portland

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

OBJECTIVE 

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which 

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;  
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and 
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, manage and evaluate the chapter training program and training team.  
  • Develop a training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources in order to offer a training program that is engaging and effective.  
  • Understand how Volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT 

Year around responsibilities with higher activity in winter and spring. 

  • Summer: Evaluate training program and update local training to reflect changes being made to program structure in Latin America. Recruits alumni training team.  
  • Fall: Attend Fall Training Director Workshop in Houston, TX, design training calendar that incorporates Core Curriculum under the calendar time allotted by the Chapter Board. Train alumni training team. Participate in participant recruiting and selection process. 
  • Winter: Begin training program and provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.  
  • Spring: Continue management of training program and directly supervising each of the training sessions. Evaluate participants on training performance and notify chapter board and HQ of any issues. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders. 

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your participants. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new participants. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION San Diego

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by August 6, 2021.

OBJECTIVES

The Chapter President keeps the chapter focused on establishing and maintaining its goals.  The President is responsible for overseeing chapter officers and committees and encourages teamwork amongst chapter leaders.  The President is also responsible for maintaining the operations of the chapter and ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Presides over the Chapter Executive Committee and all chapter meetings; monitors progress of chapter goals and objectives; enforces chapter bylaws; sets board meeting agendas. 
  • Acts as an official voice for the chapter in all public matters, and represents the AMIGOS organization in the chapter’s geographic area. 
  • Communicates any questions or concerns to the National Office staff.   
  • Actively recruits new people interested in assisting or serving on the chapter board. 
  • Answers questions raised by parents and participants about the nature of AMIGOS programs. 
  • Ensures that all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted. 
  • Assists in the development of chapter budget, succession planning, fundraising, and recruitment action plan. 
  • Serves as the chapter representative at the Convention of Presidents; and participates as a voting member for International Board elections. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT  

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential participants and parents as needed. 
  • Winter: Oversee fundraising and training and respond to parent concerns as needed. 
  • Spring: Respond to parent questions which peak during the spring prior to the Volunteers’ departure.  
  • Summer: Organize planning session for the following year and communicate with parents as needed regarding current participants in the field. 

*Ensure all state and federal legal and tax filings have been submitted based on your fiscal year. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; must have served at least one term in another chapter leader position; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and public speaking abilities. 

 

BENEFITS

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

 

IF INTERESTED

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

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, manage and evaluate the chapter training program and training team.
  • Develop a training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources in order to offer a training program that is engaging and effective.
  • Understand how Volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content
  • Attend Board Meetings to provide Training updates and participate in discussions related to the Chapter

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities with higher activity in winter and spring.

  • Summer: Evaluate training program and update local training to reflect changes being made to program structure in Latin America. Recruits alumni training team.
  • Fall: Attend Fall Training Director Workshop in Houston, TX, design training calendar that incorporates Core Curriculum under the calendar time allotted by the Chapter Board. Train alumni training team. Participate in participant recruiting and selection process.
  • Winter: Begin training program and provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.
  • Spring: Continue management of training program and directly supervising each of the training sessions. Evaluate participants on training performance and notify chapter board and HQ of any issues.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders.

 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, volunteer 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 by the National Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

POSITION TITLE Local Training Director  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION San Diego

DURATION 5-month contract (January – May) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your participants. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new participants. This is a part-time paid position with hours varying according to the training season.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 20 hours per week 

LOCATION South Bay Area

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) with option for extension based on performance

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by September 1, 2021.

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Tucson

DURATION 5-month contract (September-January) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience 

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

 

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

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • 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-person and virtually to a public audience 
  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!  

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Complete mandatory virtual orientation and collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to establish recruitment targets, identify key local relationships, and develop a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach: If applicable for your local community, work with recent alumni volunteers and parents to support with in-person and virtual presentation coordination and outreach to new students / schools. Identify and contact local educators in your chapter’s network and set up in-person or virtual recruiting presentations to be co-led with alumni if possible. Brainstorm and reach out to new avenues for recruitment (social media influencers, bloggers, service clubs, church groups, fairs etc…).  
  • Coordinate Lead Collection: Implement creative ways to encourage all interested students and families to submit their contact information to you. Enter lead information into Salesforce or send collected lead information to HQ staff in a timely manner to be entered into Salesforce.  
  • Collaborate with AMIGOS HQ staff on bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to stay up-to-date on recruitment best practices and receive support with resources and recruitment processes. Submit a brief weekly outreach report on Friday to track activities.   
  • Create a short handover report at the end of the contract and schedule time with the local chapter and HQ staff to share back lessons.  

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

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

 

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] by August 23, 2021.

OBJECTIVE

AMIGOS Paperwork Coordinators perform an integral function within the operations of our chapters. Paperwork Coordinators assist participants and families in completing all necessary paperwork and forms needed to participate in the AMIGOS program. This role ensures that each participant and family understand the application process and comply with AMIGOS regulations.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist all chapter participants in the AMIGOS application process 
  • Help participants and families understand and complete the paperwork required to participate 
  • Ensure participants complete paperwork by set deadlines 
  • Follow up with participants and families who have not completed the necessary forms to allow them to participate in AMIGOS 
  • Provide feedback and support to National Office staff at the end of each paperwork season 

 

TIME COMMITMENT 

  • Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year 
  • Fall: Assist Chapter in preparing to admit new participants beginning in September 
  • Winter: Assist Chapter Recruitment Coordinator in admitting new applicants into chapter including supporting with interviews, info sessions and family on-boarding regarding paperwork needs. Attend Paperwork Coordinator Webinar. 
  • Spring: Lead participant and family paperwork process by communicating upcoming deadlines and needs to families in a timely manner, check salesforce reports to identify any participants missing paperwork, communicate missing items to board and families. 
  • Summer: Attend annual board retreat to share feedback for upcoming year regarding paperwork process and recommendations for the future. 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with Excel, knowledge of Salesforce or another CRM tool preferred but not required. Comfort in delegating tasks and relaying information from AMIGOS to participants and families.  

 

BENEFITS

Resume-booster and skill-builder in delegation, organization and project management. Valuable networking experience as a volunteer nonprofit board member assisting in building the next generation of young leaders for the local AMIGOS programs. 

POSITION TITLE Local Training Director  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week 

LOCATION Tucson

DURATION 5-month contract (January – May) 

COMPENSATION Hourly, commensurate with experience

 

OBJECTIVE

The Chapter Training Director develops and manages the training program which

  • Prepares volunteers for their experience with AMIGOS programs;
  • Develops their understanding of AMIGOS pillars of leadership, cultural humility, and service; and
  • Provides them with the tools and skills to apply these pillars in their local communities and on AMIGOS programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, manage and evaluate the chapter training program and training team.
  • Develop a training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources in order to offer a training program that is engaging and effective.
  • Understand how Volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content
  • Attend Board Meetings to provide Training updates and participate in discussions related to the Chapter

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Year around responsibilities with higher activity in winter and spring.

  • Summer: Evaluate training program and update local training to reflect changes being made to program structure in Latin America. Recruits alumni training team.
  • Fall: Attend Fall Training Director Workshop in Houston, TX, design training calendar that incorporates Core Curriculum under the calendar time allotted by the Chapter Board. Train alumni training team. Participate in participant recruiting and selection process.
  • Winter: Begin training program and provide any support needed in fundraising efforts.
  • Spring: Continue management of training program and directly supervising each of the training sessions. Evaluate participants on training performance and notify chapter board and HQ of any issues.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; positive and fun energy; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities; and ability to serve as a guide and mentor to young leaders.

 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Training Directors will be evaluated on training program development, volunteer 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 by the National Training Department. Detailed expectations for each of these areas are included in the official Chapter Training Director evaluation.

 

BENEFITS

Gain experience in volunteer management, training, event planning, professional development. Promote youth leadership and growth in your participants. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new participants. This is a part-time paid position with hours varying according to the training season.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].