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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

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

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

POSITION TITLE: Program Mentor

POSITION TYPE: Part-Time Internship

LOCATION: Remote – U.S. or Latin America

DURATION: Six weeks + training

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching our the Community Impact Project. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The Community Impact Project 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, this project will foster different strategic approaches to cultural connection, project development, and personal leadership.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Mentor is responsible for supporting the execution of the Community Impact Project for a single cohort containing approximately 12 students from the U.S. and Latin America. They are directly accountable supervision and mentorship of 4-5 students.

This position reports to the Cohort Director and is a part-time internship for a maximum of 20-24 hours/week.

This is a unique opportunity to mentor youth from throughout the Americas, support them to take action in their local community, learn and practice online facilitation, and help AMIGOS build out a new program!

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components
  • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork & communication skills
  • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative and constructive problem-solving skills
  • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public
  • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents
  • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides leadership development and program support to 4-5 volunteers
  • Meets with assigned students individually at least 1 time per week
  • Understands, upholds and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures

Training

  • Completes 2 to 3-day virtual training prior to program launch

Program Delivery

  • Facilitates assigned activities during the program
  • Follows weekly schedule for cohort activities
  • Provides ongoing programmatic feedback to the Cohort Director in order to make program adjustments as needed

Management

  • Follows expectations for positive and professional working relationships
  • Coordinates, supervises, and provides ongoing support to the volunteers including but not limited to monitoring performance, attendance, participation, and completion of program curriculum
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by the Cohort Director

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of Spanish or equivalent language experience
  • Completed 1+ years at a university or equivalent
  • 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 youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willingness to learn to manage an online learning platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with AMIGOS

 

PROGRAM DATES

Session A – June 15–July 24 (FULL)

Session B – June 29–Aug 7

Session C – July 7–Aug 14

Session D – July 13–Aug 21

 

TO APPLY

Submit application materials to Emily Padgett at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Program Mentor”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

  • Resume (English or Spanish)
  • Essay Response (500 word maximum per question)
    • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role (English or Spanish)
    • Tell us about your interest in delivering a program virtually to youth (English)
  • Indicate your preference/availability for each of the session dates listed above (1-4)
    • 0 = Not Available, 4 = Preferred session

POSITION TITLE: Alumni Advisor

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal Staff

LOCATION: Remote – U.S. or Latin America

DURATION: Two months (six-week virtual exchange, training and program close out/ June 29th to August 28th)

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching our first-ever virtual Youth Ambassadors program – including a fully virtual international training and exchange. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our 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 Alumni Advisor is responsible for supporting participants during the six week virtual exchange. They will directly mentor 4-5 youth participants.

The Alumni Advisor is responsible for guiding cultural reflections and creating safe spaces for participants to build relationships among U.S. participants and Latin American collaborators. This position reports to the United States Program Coordination team.

This is a unique opportunity to mentor youth from throughout the United States, support youth to take action in their local community, learn and practice online facilitation and help AMIGOS build out a new program!

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides leadership development and program support to 4-5 participants.
  • Meets with assigned students at least 1 time per week
  • Understands, upholds, and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures
  • Supports participant interactions with host families from Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Colombia

Training

  • Completes virtual training prior to program launch

Program Delivery

  • Facilitates assigned activities during the program
  • Follows weekly schedule for cohort activities
  • Provides ongoing programmatic feedback to the Program Coordinators in order to make program adjustments as needed

Management

  • Follows expectations for positive and professional working relationships
  • Coordinates, supervises, and provides ongoing support to the participants including but not limited to monitoring performance, attendance, participation, and completion of program curriculum
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by Program Coordinators

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fluent English, intermediate 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-school aged youth
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willingness to learn to manage an online learning platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors program

PROGRAM DATES

  • Training & Program Set Up: Last week of June (approximately 15-20 hours)
  • Virtual Exchange: July 6th-August 14th (20 hours/week; must be available between 12pm and 6pm ET Mon-Fri)
  • Program Close Out: August 17th-28th (approximately 10 hours)

TO APPLY

Submit application materials to Camila De Mendoza at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Alumni Advisor”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

  • Resume (English or Spanish)
  • Essay Response (500 word maximum per question)
    • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role (English or Spanish)
    • Tell us about your interest in delivering a program virtually to youth (English)
    • Tell us about your leadership style (Spanish)
  • Tech materials support
    • Tell us if you would need technology and/or connectivity support to fully participate in the virtual exchange (will not affect your standing as potential employee)

POSITION TITLE: Digital Storytelling Fellow

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal staff

LOCATION: Remote – U.S. or Latin America

DURATION: July– December 2020 approximately 10 hours/week

COMPENSATION: Competitive stipend

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching virtual Youth Ambassadors program – including a fully virtual international training and exchange for US, Colombia and Ecuador. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The virtual exchanges are 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 Digital Storytelling Fellow is a new role designed to engage alumni and leverage their in-depth knowledge of the program to support with important digital storytelling, social media and administrative tasks.

The Digital Storytelling Fellow will collect media and coordinate digital storytelling efforts for the USYA virtual exchange (July – August) and in the Colombia and Ecuador YA virtual exchange (November – December).

BENEFITS:

  • Direct supervision and mentoring from AMIGOS staff in the Marketing Department and Programs Team
  • Opportunities to interact with US State Department staff as well as Youth Ambassadors Consortium staff from World Learning, Georgetown University CIED.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead digital storytelling and social media management during USYA & Colombia and Ecuador YA and virtual exchanges
  • Design social media plan for Colombia and Ecuador YA virtual exchange with AMIGOS marketing team
  • Support with administrative tasks
  • At the end of your internship, you will be expected to prepare a report summarizing key findings from a project of your choice and your recommendations for strategic next steps

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience managing social media accounts in a personal or professional setting
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines in an environment of constant change
  • Priority will be given to Youth Ambassadors Program alumni

JOB RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Works in collaboration with the AMIGOS Youth Ambassadors staff team as well as others at AMIGOS and members of the Youth Ambassadors Consortium
  • Reports to Content Strategist and Youth Ambassadors Program Manager

TO APPLY

Submit application materials to Camila De Mendoza at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Digital Storytelling Fellow”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

  • Resume (English or Spanish)
  • Essay Response (500 word maximum per question)
    • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role (English or Spanish)
    • Tell us about your interest in digital storytelling and social media management (English)
    • Tell us about your favorite social media campaign or piece of media you have created (English or Spanish)
  • Tech materials support
    • Tell us if you would need technology and/or connectivity support to fully carry out this role

POSITION TITLE: Adult Educator Advocate

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal Staff

LOCATION: Remote – US or Latin America

DURATION: Two months (six-week virtual exchange, training and program close out/ June 29th to August 28th)

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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching our first-ever virtual Youth Ambassadors program – including a fully virtual international training and exchange. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our 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 Adult Educator Advocate is responsible for supporting Adult Educators (formally Adult Mentors) and youth participants during the six-week virtual exchange. The Adult Educator Advocate is responsible for leading virtual workshops, supporting with informal “language lounge” with Alumni Advisors and general group management. This position reports to the U.S. Program Coordinators.

This is a unique opportunity to mentor adults and youth from throughout the United States, support youth to act in their local community, learn and practice online facilitation and help AMIGOS build out a new program!

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitates virtual workshops
  • Provides leadership development and program support to 10 participants
  • Lead small group discussions and informal language activities.
  • Meets with Program Coordinators, Adult Educators, and Alumni Advisor at least 1 time per week.
  • Understands, upholds, and enforces the AMIGOS Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures.

Training

  • Complete virtual training prior to program launch

Program Delivery

  • Facilitates assigned activities during the program
  • Follows weekly schedule for cohort activities
  • Provides ongoing programmatic feedback to the program coordinators in order to make program adjustments as needed

Management

  • Follows expectations for positive and professional working relationships
  • Coordinates, supervises, and provides ongoing support to the participants including but not limited to monitoring performance, attendance, participation, and completion of program curriculum
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by U.S. Program Coordinators

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fluent English and Spanish
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • 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 youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willingness to learn to manage an online learning platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors Program

PROGRAM DATES

Training & Program Set Up: Last week of June (approximately 15-20 hours)

Virtual Exchange: July 6th-August 14th (20 hours/week; must be available between 12pm and 6pm EST Mon-Fri)

Program Close Out: August 17th-28th (approximately 10 hours)

TO APPLY

Submit application materials to Camila De Mendoza at [email protected] with the subject “Application – Adult Educator Advocate”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Materials

  • Resume (English or Spanish)
  • Essay Response (500 word maximum per question)
    • Tell us about why you are uniquely qualified for this role (English or Spanish)
    • Tell us about your interest in delivering a program virtually to youth (English)
    • Tell us about your leadership style (Spanish)
  • Tech materials support:
    • Tell us if you would need technology and/or connectivity support to fully participate in the virtual exchange (will not affect your standing as potential employee)

Chicago Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Colorado Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Washington D.C. Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Ohio Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

Portland Chapter Outreach Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Outreach Coordinator’s (OC) role is to work with recent alumni, parents, and teachers to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and national office. The OC will connect with local educators, partner agencies and more to spread awareness about the AMIGOS program and ultimately help the chapter reach their target goal numbers of leads, applicants and participants. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization. Full Position Description here.
How to Apply: Submit a 1-page cover letter that includes an idea of how to attract students to AMIGOS along with your resume to [email protected] and [email protected].

 

Portland Chapter Training Director (PAID)

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

How to Apply: Submit a 1-page cover letter along with your resume to [email protected] and [email protected].

Salt Lake City Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

SaN DIEGO Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

The Chapter Recruitment Coordinator’s (RC) role is to work with the board, recent alumni and parents of alumni to recruit the next cohort of local volunteers into the chapter and spread awareness about the AMIGOS program throughout the community. This opportunity includes meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, sales, working with youth, and organization. The RC will be responsible for reaching the target leads, applicants, and volunteer goals set for their chapter.
If you’re interested, please reach out to [email protected] for more information!

The Silicon Valley Chapter of AMIGOS is looking to engage members of our community to join our Board of Directors. Each chapter of AMIGOS is run by a board of local volunteers that work together to prepare the participants for their AMIGOS summer abroad. We are currently looking to expand our board and hope to bring on a few new people who would enjoy joining our board in a volunteer or part-time paid role. Your time commitment will include attending our monthly board meetings and attending a monthly training event. If you join in a specific role your responsibilities would include those related to the success of that role.

How to connect with us: Let us know if you are interested by emailing us at [email protected] and we will invite you to attend one of our upcoming monthly board meetings hosted in the San Jose area and talk to you more about the different roles/levels of commitment. We have bigger roles with more impact and even welcome at-large members with minimal responsibilities.

Open Board Roles: 

  • President – oversee the board, committees, training, recruitment, compliance, etc.
  • Vice President – support the president and overall success of the board
  • Alumni Coordinator – host local events to engage our alumni
  • Fundraising Coordinator – support annual fundraising activities with participants
  • At Large Members – join board meetings and annual events