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PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

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

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Position Overview
AMIGOS is looking for a leader with in depth financial management experience. This position reports directly to the President & CEO and works closely with the Director of Accounting and Administration and other members of the Senior Management Team. The Director of Finance will oversee financial planning and budgeting, as well as manage payroll and banking. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who will play a leadership role and who is ready and willing to work in a fast-paced and dynamic nonprofit environment.

Location: Houston, Texas (strongly preferred) or Oakland, California

Travel Requirements
• If Houston, TX based: Travel generally required for the Q1 meeting of the Board of Directors.
• If Oakland, CA based: Must travel to Houston 5-6 times a year. Extensive onboarding at AMIGOS HQ in Houston will be required (minimum one month).

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Responsibilities
The Finance Director will work closely with the CEO and Senior Management Team in determining long-term financial goals and developing strategies to achieve the financial objectives of AMIGOS. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected nonprofit organization. The Finance Director will manage the organization’s financial operations, including budgeting, production of financial statements and reports, and consultation with the Senior Management Team on financial decisions.

Financial Planning & Reporting
• Perform financial and management information analyses, produce reports and recommendations. Anticipate organizational needs and provide recommendations to the CEO and Senior Management Team on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
• Prepare, analyze, and present financial reports (income statements and balance sheets) in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to senior management.
• Lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and Senior Management Team.
• Administer and review all financial plans and departmental budgets; monitor progress and changes.
• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
• Develop appropriate investment strategies and oversee their implementation.
• Produce financial reports for foundation and other funder grants; maintain shared grant reporting calendar, due dates, and submissions, including all required financial deliverables as stated per grant awards and contracts,
• Monitor the state of AMIGOS’ assets and analyze financial statements to proactively identify solutions to potential financial challenges.
• Collaborating closely with senior team members, provide leadership in systematically evaluating financial risk.

Finance & Accounting
• Ensure AMIGOS’ finance and control functions, including reviewing budgeting and control systems, ensuring consistency in all aspects of its financial operations.
• Evaluate and modify financial programs and supporting systems (i.e. software) as needed, with the goal of creating clear, accurate, and timely revenue forecasts and financial reports.
• Represent AMIGOS in business/finance related issues with financial institutions and, where needed, local community organizations in the U.S. and Latin America.
• Manage and provide critical guidance regarding the operating cash position.

Payroll
• Manage multi-state payroll (full-time and part-time employees).

Training and Leadership
• Remain up-to-date on best practices in nonprofit finance, business systems, and internal control measures, and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
• Collaborate with members of the finance team to ensure that all personnel have adequate financial training for their roles.

Required Skills and Experience
• Strong financial management experience at the senior level; minimum of 6-10 years.
• Non-profit financial management and endowment management experience.
• Master’s degree in finance; CPA a plus.
• Strategic planning experience and a background in financial analysis, modeling, and projections.
• Experience managing government grants and contracts.
• Able to translate complex financial concepts and goals to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
• Track record of success in developing a collaborative working environment and implementing integrated systems within finance that promote accountability and streamline processes.
• Excellent leadership skills, confident in working collaboratively with diverse groups of people in a multi-site environment.
• Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision making in a multifaceted organization.

Other Characteristics of Desired Candidates
• Combination of cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence, along with an unpretentious style.
• Proven leadership, mentoring, and consensus-building skills.
• An accessible, visible, and flexible management style that inspires trust and confidence in staff.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter (including salary expectations) and a resume by email to: [email protected], Attn: Sara Nathan, President & CEO.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a great professional opportunity for an accountant who is enthusiastic about the nonprofit mission of AMIGOS and wants to work on a varied set of accounting assignments throughout the organization. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, this position will learn and handle a wide spectrum of accounting requirements.

Headquarters: Houston, TX

Salary: Dependent on range of experience. Excellent Benefits.

Start Date: As soon as filled.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or related degree
  • Detail-oriented personality with high level of self-direction
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel
  • Ability to initiate and complete relevant tasks with minimal supervision
  • Collaborates and communicates well with all departments in the organization
  • Must be a quick and willing learner

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally, minimum 2 years of accounting work experience
  • Knowledge of accounting software systems, preferably Abila

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Journal entry preparation, with easily auditable documentation trail
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly financial statements/managerial reports
  • Evaluates trends and investigates account variances
  • Assist with preparation of external audits and other accounting research as needed
  • Assures compliance with multi-state payroll and labor requirements
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary

TO APPLY

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting qualifications and salary expectations to:

Cynthia Ballard
Amigos de las Américas

Email: [email protected]

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION OVERVIEW

AMIGOS is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic youth educator to coordinate cross-cultural programming for high school-aged teens in the United States and Latin America.

The Youth Ambassadors Program is one of the many programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program brings together high school students and adult leaders from 34 countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. The 8-month program (which includes a three-week international exchange) is focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development.

The USA Youth Ambassadors Program Coordinator plays a key role in supporting the planning and implementation of the AMIGOS Youth Ambassador program for young leaders from Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States. This person will be based in Houston or Austin, Texas and will support two cohorts of USA Youth Ambassadors and Mentors throughout the program in collaboration with the Program Associate. The USA Youth Ambassadors Coordinator will also support two International Trainings and Exchanges in the United States. The USA Youth Ambassadors Coordinator will collaborate with other Program Coordinators in South America, the Program Associate and report to the Youth Ambassadors Program Manager. This is a grant-funded position.  Funding is currently guaranteed for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

A successful candidate in this role will have excellent people skills, be a strong cross-cultural communicator, enjoy collaborating with others, and is excited to execute AMIGOS programming. Come join this dynamic and passionate team!

The ideal candidate:

  • Is curious about today’s youth, including how to teach and support young people from diverse backgrounds through training and cultural exchange experiences
  • Can tailor their communication to their target audience whether they are working with host families in Texas or high school aged teens from Latin America
  • Has an in-depth understanding of training methodologies
  • Is happy both facilitating trainings with young people and empowering their peers and youth participants to do the same
  • Is adept at and comfortable with working on a remote team and setting their own schedule with confidence
  • Is eager to further their own professional knowledge and strengths, and enjoy doing so through learning about new systems, programs, and processes
  • Identifies potential challenges and proactively seeks to solve them with creativity and flexibility
  • Enjoys collaborating with others on projects

Location: Houston or Austin, TX

Travel: 30% international and domestic travel *Significant domestic and international travel within first six months of role

Salary: Based on experience

Start Date: Open until filled. Ideal start date November 2019. *Attendance at AMIGOS Summit in Houston, Texas from October 17-20th highly preferred

 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Program Coordination in the United States:
  • Supports event planning for Youth Ambassadors exchanges taking place in Austin/Houston, including on-site coordination and assistance to program staff.
  • Leads the recruitment and training of host families in Houston/Austin.
  • Supports in the development and revision of curriculum and training materials for various Youth Ambassadors Program workshops with participants.
  • Supports the recruitment, screening, and selection of USA Youth Ambassadors and Mentors in conjunction with the US Department of State and the Youth Ambassadors Consortium.
  • Manages the training, supervision, and evaluation of USA Youth Ambassadors and Mentors in conjunction with the US Department of State and the Youth Ambassadors Consortium
  • Co-manages the budget and tracks expenses for International Trainings and Exchanges in the United States as well as smaller regional budget year-round
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with partner agencies and local contacts in the Houston/Austin.

Other Duties:

  • Travels to South America to support the international exchanges in Uruguay and/or Paraguay.
  • Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensures prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Works to build the network of supporters and friends of the AMIGOS organization in the United States and South America.
  • Serves as a public ambassador for AMIGOS within South America and the US. Interacts frequently with host country officials, members of the AMIGOS Board of Directors, volunteers, community contacts, and the entire network of AMIGOS stakeholders.
  • Participate in other Programs Department activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS: 

  • Works in collaboration with Program Coordinators in Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Colombia.
  • Reports to the Youth Ambassador Program Manager.
  • Collaborates regularly with other members of the Programs Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field
  • Experience teaching and/or facilitating experiential educational activities for high school and/or college aged youth
  • Previous experience managing project workplans, budgets and logistics for events
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve in a culturally sensitive way
  • Previous experience and/or willingness to work with a remote team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy level
  • Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and solution-driven approach
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends for trainings, events, meetings, and travel

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Past participation in AMIGOS programs, involvement with AMIGOS chapter network, Peace Corps, or relevant experience with other education or nonprofit organizations
  • Development of or familiarity with online training platforms and materials
  • Relevant experience with other youth service and cultural organizations in the Houston or Austin, Texas

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please include your LinkedIn page and salary range requirements. You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for implementation of health screening of all program participants, the direct oversight of the AMIGOS on-call emergency management system, and production of a wide range of training resources and protocols related to AMIGOS’ programs and health and safety protocols. This position works as a member of the Health, Safety, and Risk Management team within the Programs Department.

Headquarters: Houston, Texas

Travel: Minimal, may travel occasionally to Latin America

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits

Deadline: Open until filled

Ideal start date: Immediately

Established in 1965, Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an international, volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to build partnerships that empower youth leadership, advance community development, and strengthen multicultural understanding in the Americas. AMIGOS provides unparalleled leadership and volunteer service opportunities for teenagers and young adults while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees medical and mental health screening of prospective participants and Project Staff.  Ensures timely review, recording, and communication of screening efforts.
  • Facilitates planning, training, staffing, and implementation of on-call systems (24-hour support, consultation and communication system while Latin American projects operational).
  • Serves as primary contact for Chapter Emergency Contacts and medical and mental health advisors.
  • Tracks and analyzes on-call system efforts and facilitates continuous improvement of related training and protocols.
  • Assists in database management of health, safety, risk and on-call records systems.
  • Oversees updates to and production of all training resources and protocols related to AMIGOS’ programs and ensures consistency, accuracy, and integration of all health, safety and risk messages. Materials include the Latin American Project Staff manuals; Health, Safety and Travel Guidelines; Parent Preparation Guides; Latin American Programs Guidelines; On-Call System Protocols and affiliated training activities.
  • Gathers and analyzes information about program trends, models and statistics.
  • Analyzes and reports health, safety, and risk performance outcomes.
  • Serves on and leads the summer On-Call Team. Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals. Ensures prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.
  • Conducts other tasks related to Training & Risk Management, Latin American Programs, and Volunteer Services, as requested.
  • Conducts annual review of organizational insurance policies.
  • Significant work using the Salesforce CRM database and Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be willing and able to travel and to work some evenings and approximately 10 weekend events per year.

During operation of the summer programs in Latin America, must be available 24 hours/day during scheduled, assigned shifts to provide telephone-based assistance regarding participants’ travel, and medical and communication needs. Extended vacation leave cannot be taken during operation of AMIGOS’ summer programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Adaptable, self-motivated, problem solver
  • Adept at managing high pressure and emergent situations
  • Comfortable working independently and in small teams
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication and editing skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Positive attitude and solution-driven approach
  • Experience with public speaking

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with crisis communications and/or counseling
  • Knowledge of public health field and topics
  • Experience with Salesforce or equivalent CRM database
  • Experience working with a multitude of stakeholders in high pressure situations
  • Desire to further your own professional knowledge and strengths, and enjoy doing so through learning about new systems, programs, and processes
  • Spanish language fluency
  • Experience working in Latin America, or at a minimum in cross-cultural environments

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Managing Director of Programs
  • Frequent and direct communication with: The Programs Administration team, the Board of Director’s Medical Director, other medical and mental health advisors, and on-call team members.
  • With support from supervisor, participates as staff member on AMIGOS Board of Director’s Medical, Health, and Safety Review Board

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please include your LinkedIn page and salary range requirements.

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.

Find out more information about the Project Director position, including instructions for how to apply, at this link.

Find out more information about the Associate Project Director position, including instructions for how to apply, at this link.

Find out more information about the Senior Project Supervisor position, including instructions for how to apply, at this link.

Find out more information about the Project Supervisor position, including instructions for how to apply, at this link.

Find out more information about the Operations Coordinator position, including instructions for how to apply, at this link.

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!

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

Tucson Chapter Senior Trainer

The Tucson Amigos Chapter is looking for passionate trainers for our 2019-2020 training year.  Previous participation in Amigos de las Américas is preferred but not required. In this role, you will gain experience leading a variety of training activities for youth (ages 15-18) and working for a national nonprofit with the mission of creating youth leaders through sustainable community development and multicultural exchange.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Nicole Parks, Tucson Chapter Training Director, for more information!