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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!

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Houston, TX

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Denver, CO

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Chicago, IL

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

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.

Start Date: August 29, 2022

End Date: August 28, 2023

Work Schedule: Full time

Education Level: High school diploma/GED

Location: Oakland, CA

Application Close Date: August 1, 2022

 

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.

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].

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].

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

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.