JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Help AMIGOS raise $1MM that will inspire young leaders to lifelong service and impact in their communities. Grow your career in fundraising by applying to be our AmeriCorps VISTA Fund Development Associate.

The VISTA member will expand fundraising capacity to support the continued operation and expansion of our programs for U.S. students and our programs in the United States. They will expand our fundraising work by building on the achievements and improvements to our fundraising team’s activities conducted by the year-one VISTA Fund Development Associate. They will increase the size and impact of the annual auction fundraiser. They will expand our grant seeking capacity and outreach to foundations to gain more funding for AMIGOS programs and financial assistance fund. They will support in coordinating donor events and engage donors in new ways through donor surveys and testimonials. Overall, they will support the AMIGOS Fund Development Team in reaching our increased 2022 Annual Fund fundraising need of over $1MM.

Member Duties:

  • Grow the size and impact of annual fundraisers;
  • Expand scope of grant research;
  • Draft grants to foundations and corporations to develop new AMIGOS programs;
  • Support outreach to foundations and corporations;
  • Support donor stewardship efforts;
  • Support event planning;
  • Advance pre-existing and launch new initiatives to involve low-income and younger donors in these philanthropic activities;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member would expand the capacity of the program team through designing, implementing, and evaluating key projects begun under the 1st year of this project. The VISTA member would be responsible to designing and project set up of an environmental conservation focused program for youth in Colorado. This would include logistics, calendaring, partnership development, and budgeting. Additionally, the VISTA would continue with the second year of the pilot, Social Impact Accelerator. Under year 1 of this program, the team implemented the Social Impact Accelerator, a follow on program to other AMIGOS’ programs where students enact change in their local communities. This project would include program design, set up, oversight and monitoring and evaluation.

Member Duties:

  • Develop Environmental Conservation Program in Colorado, including program design and logistics;
  • Reach out to community organizations carrying out environmental stewardship activities in Colorado and seek to build new partnerships;
  • Recruit students for the Social Impact Accelerator (follow on program);
  • Develop and implement the Social Impact Accelerator;
  • Support with media and grants related to programs.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

VISTA member would build the capacity of the programs team by supporting processes to train volunteers to do community service work and via coordinating direct service work for local chapter networks. The VISTA would support the programs team to design curriculum, training materials and workshops on AMIGOS core pillars, including; leadership, cultural humility and service. All curriculum will include a focus on social justice and topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, the VISTA will support the team to develop curriculum on project themes, including; food justice, environmental conservation, climate justice, renewable energy, indigenous rights, and others. Curriculum would be for both middle school and high school populations. Additionally, the VISTA would coordinate with local chapter leaders to plan service opportunities in 10-12 cities. Finally, the VISTA would support the programs team to expand monitoring and evaluation efforts of existing programs.

Member Duties:

  • Train and support AMIGOS local chapter leaders to carry out curriculum and service opportunities for volunteers;
  • Develop curriculum, workshop, and program materials on AMIGOS core pillars and additional themes;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation capacity building by reviewing and updating existing M&E tools and analyzing data collected via existing tools.

 

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

The VISTA member will increase capacity of volunteer chapter boards. In addition to making AMIGOS programming more accessible to local students, chapter board members build community, engage their local network, and create professional development and volunteer opportunities. VISTA member responsibilities will include surveying and evaluating current board member recruitment practices, working with volunteer board members and AMIGOS alumni to better understand board recruitment, and updating and designing new advertisements, resources, and processes for board recruitment. The VISTA member will prioritize board building and board member onboarding as well as alumni engagement at the chapter level. They will aspire to increase the number of volunteer board members in addition to increasing board member onboarding evaluations and general experience satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in community building, data analysis, database management, and business operations.

Member Duties:

  • Support in surveying and evaluating current board member recruitment practices;
  • Design and outline a yearly calendar of board member recruitment activities;
  • Implement and evaluate board member recruitment activities and practices based on designed calendar;
  • Craft exciting, engaging, and attractive calls to action or advertisements to join a local chapter board as a volunteer board member.

Details

This is a year-long contract position through AmeriCorps.

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Chicago, IL

 

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

How to Apply: Apply through the AmeriCorps portal here.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

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

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Oakland, CA

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach

  • Support outreach to schools and youth organizations to increase enrollment in youth service opportunities;
  • research and develop partnerships with youth serving organizations and schools;
  • support with online and in-person outreach activities;
  • collect media and help develop storytelling content;
  • research local foundations and support with grant and fund development opportunities in California;

Program Development

  • support development of new service opportunities in California;
  • research and build relationships with local organizations;
  • support with service activity planning and logistics;
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements

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

PERKS AND BENEFITS

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

* Visit the AmeriCorps Benefits page to learn more.

TO APPLY

View the Service Opportunity Listing and apply here.

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

POSITION TITLE:      Costa Rica Programs Coordinator

LOCATION:                San Jose, Costa Rica

TRAVEL:                    35% in Latin America  & US

SALARY:                    Based on experience

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Costa Rica Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting the coordination, planning, implementation, and assessment of AMIGOS programming in Costa Rica and other assigned work areas and virtual programming. The CR Programs Coordinator also supports partnership and program exploration in their work areas. The CR Programs Coordinator supervises and supports the Project Staff teams during their program duration and serves as one of the primary liaisons between the host country partner agencies and AMIGOS headquarters. This position involves periods of travel to Houston and to project areas throughout the year.  This position will also include project implementation on custom programs.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Program Management
    • Supports programming in assigned work areas
    • Works to implement new and innovative programs
    • Monitors political, economic, health and safety issues in assigned work areas
    • Manages budgets and documentation for assigned projects
    • Ensures efficient, timely, and accurate implementation of all existing monitoring & evaluation tools
  • Partnership Development and Management
    • Promotes and maintains relationships with Latin American partner agencies as assigned that are based on mutual respect, collaboration, and shared visions of involving youth as actors in community development initiatives and cross-cultural exchange
    • Supports the planning and implementation of new program opportunities as needed
    • Interacts frequently with host country officials, participants, community contacts, providers and other AMIGOS stakeholders
  • Staff Hiring, Management, and Leadership Development
    • Supports project staff recruitment and the application review, scoring, and selection
    • Facilitates training of staff teams each year for all projects
    • Supervises some Summer project teams including: weekly calls with Project Staff while projects are in session, coaching, and ongoing assessment and evaluation
    • Supports Project Staff as needed during emergency situations
  • Field Staff Positions
    • May serve on project staff
    • May directly work on and supervise a project staff team
  • Other
    • Supports the Training Manager in updating and innovative training materials for Volunteers, Project Staff, and Latin American Youth
    • Participates in other programs team activities and projects
    • Facilitates in-country training for Volunteers in designated project areas
    • Supports in outreach, recruitment and onboarding of Latin American Youth participants
    • Supports to facilitate training for Latin American youth in Costa Rica
    • Supports with planning and execution of custom programs in Costa Rica and project implementation on custom programs in other areas
    • Collaborates with the Country Director in other tasks pertaining to the operations in Costa Rica.
    • Other duties as assigned

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Project Management
    • Understands and effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision and core program components.
    • Complies with all AMIGOS policies and
    • Responds appropriately to crisis
    • Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget
    • Strong time management skills and ability to delegate tasks.
  • Personal Leadership
    • Demonstrates effective teamwork & communication skills including active listening and giving and receiving feedback.
    • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative, constructive and culturally sensitive 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
  • Cultural Competency
    • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (e.g., professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies).
    • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth
    • Communicates effectively in English & Spanish* and can serve as a translator.
  • Community Engagement
    • Implements positive community development strategies with host communities & partner agency
    • Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and making recommendations for the
    • Successfully mobilizes resources for the

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English, including spoken and written Spanish/English fluency and translation.
  • 2 years of minimum work experience in similar jobs supervising teams and coordinating logistics.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the organization and its programs.
  • Previous experience working directly with young people.
  • Committed to incorporating social justice frameworks, including program activities on anti-racism, decolonization and gender diversity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software.
  • Anyone is open to apply to this role, though options may be limited by visa requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international studies, or another related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Previous experience with the AMIGOS organization as a volunteer or summer staff member with a similar organization leading experiential group immersion experiences.
  • In an effort to increase diversity on our staff teams, applicants who are citizens of Costa Rica or live in Costa Rica will be prioritized.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Costa Rica Country Director and responsible to the Latin American Programs Director
  • Supervises and trains seasonal staff in their management of programming
  • Collaborates regularly with Programs Team (including Director of Health & Safety and Training Managers) as well as other departments as needed
  • Interacts regularly with Partner Agencies, community members, and other stakeholders

 

TO APPLY:

  • Send resume/CV and cover letter to Nicol Chinchilla at [email protected] by October 2nd, 2022.
  • Please submit all documents in PDF format with [CR Programs Coordinator Application] in the subject line.

SEASONAL

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator  

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 5-6 hours per week 

LOCATION Tucson, Arizona 

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 U.S. 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 

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS 
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth 
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences 
  • Outgoing and engaging personality 
  • Leadership and organizational skills 
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people 
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds  
  • Knowledge of the local high school system 
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce 
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous 
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus! 

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Complete Mandatory Virtual Orientation 
    • Attend virtual training workshop in August/September 2022. 
    • Collaborate with HQ Outreach Managers and other Outreach Coordinators to understand your role, the tools available to execute your responsibilities successfully, and how to implement a recruitment action plan. 
  • Organize Diversified Outreach to Key Stakeholders 
    • Lead the outreach effort to key educators, alumni, and other major stakeholders in your area. 
    • Work with recent alumni volunteers and parents as advocates for our programs.
    • 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…). 
    • Generate enthusiasm for our programs. 
  • 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 
    • Attend bi-weekly or weekly check-in calls to align on priorities, track progress, and stay up-to-date on the latest recruitment resources available. 
    • Communicate success and challenges with AMIGOS HQ staff to actively problem solve. 
  • Support the AMIGOS Tucson Chapter 
    • Maintain clear communication with your local chapter including regular progress updates on your ongoing activities and strategies.  
    • Support chapter leaders with application review, interview scheduling and completion, and clear hand-off communications.  
    • Attend monthly chapter meetings.  
    • 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

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

POSITION TITLE                        South Bay Coordinator

POSITION TYPE                         Hourly, up to 20 hours per week

LOCATION                                   South Bay (San Jose, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties)

DURATION                                   9-month contract (September-May) with possibility of extension to full-time role

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 South Bay Coordinator’s role is to provide support to South Bay families interested in joining AMIGOS, from the moment of interest until the volunteer departs for their AMIGOS experience. This is a unique role, focused on building and supporting the local South Bay AMIGOS community throughout their AMIGOS journey. This opportunity includes mentorship and meaningful hands-on experience in project management, marketing, communications, working with youth, and organization.

 

This role is the first of its kind, and as such, we are seeking an applicant who is flexible and willing to work with the Peninsula/Silicon Valley Chapter board to help define the local support needs of families in the South Bay. AMIGOS has a rich history in the area, and we are excited to launch this professional role aimed at supporting this local community, which has previously been supported by volunteer board members. Our ideal candidate for this position is passionate about the AMIGOS mission, excited for the possibilities presented by this role, and committed to working collaboratively with the AMIGOS team to provide feedback on the role and define the long-term vision for AMIGOS chapters in the area.

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

 

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Passion for AMIGOS impact on youth
  • Effective verbal and written communicator across various audiences
  • Outgoing and engaging personality
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with youth and delegate responsibilities to young people
  • Experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the South Bay, with knowledge of local high school system preferred
  • Experience with GSuite and Salesforce
  • Experience in customer service, sales, and/or marketing advantageous
  • Bilingual in Spanish language is a plus!

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

Outreach and Leads Management 

  • Drive enrollment and hit targets by working with local educators, recent alumni volunteers, and parents as advocates for our programs.
  • Contact local educators in the South Bay area and set up in-person information sessions to be co-led with alumni if possible.
  • Track key outreach activities and provide reports regularly
  • Manage and follow up with generated leads on a regular basis (phone calls, chat and emails) and track in Salesforce
  • Ensure appropriate tracking system is maintained related to all outreach and relationships development via Salesforce.

 

Family Support

  • Interview volunteers and families as they apply
  • Coordinate with families in need of financial aid to gather all appropriate financial aid materials and communicate awards
  • Manage financial relationship with volunteers, including distribution/collection of family financial agreements, collection of payments, and reminders of overdue payments
  • Create a local group fundraising plan, in conjunction with Advisory Board, and train volunteers on fundraising obligations. Monitor and provide ongoing fundraising support to volunteers.
  • Arrange parent meetings as needed and serve as primary point of contact for volunteer parents
  • Support chapter training by arranging training site and acquiring training materials as needed; support training events on an as needed basis

 

Chapter Administration

  • Set chapter calendar and work with HQ staff to publicize chapter activities
  • Identify local service partners and set service activity dates
  • Arrange all local meetings (such as Kick Off, Interviews, Parent Meetings, Despedida, and Trainings), and ensure logistics are taken care of (booking appropriate meeting spaces, communicating with families, etc.)
  • Track chapter finances, and provide details as requested to accountants for timely completion of local chapter 990
  • Support with hiring and supervision of Training Director.
  • Submit compliance documents as required by Chapter Operations team
  • Complete local filings (such as annual report) to ensure continued compliance with state of California requirements

 

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

Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

POSITION TITLE San Diego Chapter Training Director

POSITION TYPE Hourly, 12-15 hrs/month + 3 training days in January

LOCATION San Diego

DURATION 5-month contract (January-May)

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 U.S. and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

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

  • Register for and attend the virtual Training Directors Workshop on January 20-21 and January 28, 2023
  • Develop an engaging and effective training program that incorporates the AMIGOS Core Curriculum and local resources
  • Plan, manage, and evaluate the chapter training program and training team
  • Lead monthly training meetings with volunteers. Reviewing and customizing facilitation guides where fit and any resources needed for activities
  • Organize and implement community service activities for volunteers as part of the training program
  • Understand how volunteers use Canvas, the learning management system used to deliver asynchronous content. Monitor volunteer assignment completion in the Canvas course.
  • Submit evaluations of volunteers to AMIGOS HQ based on their participation in chapter training.
  • Maintain strong communication with chapter leaders and attend monthly board meetings to provide updates

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of AMIGOS
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive and fun energy
  • Strong organizational skills and initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well with others and delegate responsibilities
  • 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 AMIGOS HQ 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 volunteers. Opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve group management skills; and act as a role model to new volunteers.

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.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

CHAPTER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

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].

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].

VOLUNTEER

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

Positions available in local chapters throughout the United States. Email [email protected] for more information!