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Thank you for your interest in working with AMIGOS. We are always looking for talented individuals, passionate about our mission. Explore available opportunities below.

JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

PROMOTE YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS

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

GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

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

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

HEADQUARTERS:             Houston, TX

TRAVEL:                               Minimal. May travel occasionally to Latin America

START DATE:                     September 1, 2018

COMPENSATION:                            Entry level salary; excellent benefits; food, lodging & transportation expenses covered during periods of travel.

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

Position Summary:

The Health and Safety Manager is a position within the Programs Department focused on managing the health and safety needs of all programs. This role is responsible for the 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. The role serves as a member of the Health, Safety and Risk team and works closely with the Regional Operations Department.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees medical and mental health screening of prospective volunteers 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 projects are 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 Project Staff manuals; Health, Safety and Travel Guidelines; Parent Preparation Guides; 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 the summer On-Call Team. Provides timely and appropriate communication with a wide range of individuals.  Ensures prompt follow-up of inquiries and actions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited institution
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills
  • Adaptable, self-motivated, problem solver
  • Comfortable working independently and in small teams
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • 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, must be available 24 hours/day during scheduled, assigned shifts to provide assistance regarding participants’ travel, and medical and communication needs. Extended vacation leave cannot be taken during operation of AMIGOS’ summer programs.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with crisis communications and/or counseling
  • Knowledge of public health field and topics
  • Experience with Salesforce or equivalent CRM database
  • Spanish language fluency

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to Managing Director of Programs
  • Frequent and direct communication with: The Programs Team, the Board’s Medical Director, other medical and mental health advisors, and On-Call team members.

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to Ana Aguilera at: jobs@amigosinternational.org.

 

The application for 2019 summer project staff will open this fall. For more information about open positions, project locations and dates, and other information, please see this page.

D.C. Chapter Co-Training Director (PAID)

The Chapter Training Director (TD) will manage and evaluate the chapter training program and oversee the alumni training team while facilitating the AMIGOS core curriculum to students. Chapter TDs ensure that AMIGOS students are prepared for a safe, successful, and meaningful AMIGOS experience by training them to follow all standards, guidelines, policies, and expectations set forth by AMIGOS HQ. Chapter TDs play a vital role in the success of our student’s summer experience and provide an opportunity to develop skills as a leader, facilitator, and mentor.  

Check out the full position description here. 

Interested parties please contact president@amigos-dc.org.

 

Kansas City Chapter Training Director (PAID)

The Chapter Training Director (TD) will manage and evaluate the chapter training program and oversee the alumni training team while facilitating the AMIGOS core curriculum to students. Chapter TDs ensure that AMIGOS students are prepared for a safe, successful, and meaningful AMIGOS experience by training them to follow all standards, guidelines, policies, and expectations set forth by AMIGOS HQ. Chapter TDs play a vital role in the success of our student’s summer experience and provide an opportunity to develop skills as a leader, facilitator, and mentor.  

Check out the full position description here.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter/email conveying their interest and/or direct questions to amy.manske@gmail.com.

Fundraising Coordinator

Chapter Fundraising Coordinators oversee the success of annual fundraising activities with chapter students. The Fundraising Coordinator role helps to keep program costs low so that we can provide this experience to as many local families as possible. Fundraising activities can include but are not limited to online letter writing, product sales, and event coordination. Responsibilities include helping participants create and share their fundraising profiles, facilitating fundraising appeal training sessions with students, training participants in sales techniques, and monitoring the donation process for all chapter students.

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to president@amigos-marin.org.

 

Training Director (PAID)

The Chapter Training Director (TD) will manage and evaluate the chapter training program and oversee the alumni training team while facilitating the AMIGOS core curriculum to students. Chapter TDs ensure that AMIGOS students are prepared for a safe, successful, and meaningful AMIGOS experience by training them to follow all standards, guidelines, policies, and expectations set forth by AMIGOS HQ. Chapter TDs play a vital role in the success of our student’s summer experience and provide an opportunity to develop skills as a leader, facilitator, and mentor.  

Check out the full position description here.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter/email conveying their interest and/or direct questions to president@amigos-marin.org.

 

Webmaster

Chapter Webmasters assist chapters in all things tech. Webmaster responsibilities include maintaining and updating the chapter website, developing and curating the social media presence of their chapter, managing online fundraising, providing technical support to board members, and supporting the management of their chapter’s internal Board Site.  

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to president@amigos-marin.org.

Fundraising Coordinator

Chapter Fundraising Coordinators oversee the success of annual fundraising activities with chapter students. The Fundraising Coordinator role helps to keep program costs low so that we can provide this experience to as many local families as possible. Fundraising activities can include but are not limited to online letter writing, product sales, and event coordination. Responsibilities include helping participants create and share their fundraising profiles, facilitating fundraising appeal training sessions with students, training participants in sales techniques, and monitoring the donation process for all chapter students.

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to tgrogan@amigosinternational.org.

 

Paperwork Coordinator

Chapter Paperwork Coordinators perform an integral function within chapter operations by assisting students and families in understanding the application and paperwork process. Paperwork Coordinators will answer any questions about the application process, assist students in completing paperwork by set deadlines, follow up with families who have not completed necessary paperwork, and work with AMIGOS HQ to ensure that all students and families are properly prepared for their experience with AMIGOS. 

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to tgrogan@amigosinternational.org.

 

Treasurer

Chapter Treasurers develop, monitor, and report to the chapter board on the state of the chapter’s financial operations. They will lead the creation of the chapter budget, maintain chapter financial records, monitor fee payments, pay bills, and ensure copies of all legal filings are submitted to AMIGOS HQ in addition to the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies. This role is integral to chapter operations and provides an opportunity to develop skills in accounting and finance. 

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to tgrogan@amigosinternational.org.

Co-Training Director (PAID)

The Chapter Training Director (TD) will manage and evaluate the chapter training program and oversee the alumni training team while facilitating the AMIGOS core curriculum to students. Chapter TDs ensure that AMIGOS students are prepared for a safe, successful, and meaningful AMIGOS experience by training them to follow all standards, guidelines, policies, and expectations set forth by AMIGOS HQ. Chapter TDs play a vital role in the success of our student’s summer experience and provide an opportunity to develop skills as a leader, facilitator, and mentor.  

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to Steve Funk, New York City Chapter President, president@amigosnyc.org.

 

Treasurer

Chapter Treasurers develop, monitor, and report to the chapter board on the state of the chapter’s financial operations. They will lead the creation of the chapter budget, maintain chapter financial records, monitor fee payments, pay bills, and ensure copies of all legal filings are submitted to AMIGOS HQ in addition to the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies. This role is integral to chapter operations and provides an opportunity to develop skills in accounting and finance. 

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to Steve Funk, New York City Chapter President, president@amigosnyc.org.

Webmaster

Chapter Webmasters assist chapters in all things tech. Webmaster responsibilities include maintaining and updating the chapter website, developing and curating the social media presence of their chapter, managing online fundraising, providing technical support to board members, and supporting the management of their chapter’s internal Board Site.  

Check out the full position description here.

Please direct all inquiries to tgrogan@amigosinternational.org.

President

Chapter Presidents keep the chapter focused on establishing and maintaining its goals.  The President is responsible for overseeing chapter officers and committees, encouraging teamwork among chapter leaders, and maintaining the operations of the chapter. Chapter Presidents will also work closely with HQ staff in developing plans for budgeting, recruiting, fundraising, and succession planning. Presidents act as an official voice for the chapter in all public matters, and represent AMIGOS in the chapter’s area.

Check out the full position description here. 

Interested applicants should contact Vice President Jordan Verga at vicepresident@amigos-sandiego.org to discuss the opportunity.

Paperwork Coordinator

Chapter Paperwork Coordinators perform an integral function within chapter operations by assisting students and families in understanding the application and paperwork process. Paperwork Coordinators will answer any questions about the application process, assist students in completing paperwork by set deadlines, follow up with families who have not completed necessary paperwork, and work with AMIGOS HQ to ensure that all students and families are properly prepared for their experience with AMIGOS. 

Please direct all inquiries to president@amigos-sanfrancisco.org.

 

Fundraising Coordinator

Chapter Fundraising Coordinators oversee the success of annual fundraising activities with chapter students. The Fundraising Coordinator role helps to keep program costs low so that we can provide this experience to as many local families as possible. Fundraising activities can include but are not limited to online letter writing, product sales, and event coordination. Responsibilities include helping participants create and share their fundraising profiles, facilitating fundraising appeal training sessions with students, training participants in sales techniques, and monitoring the donation process for all chapter students.  

Check out the full position description here.

Please send inquiries for this role to Co-President Kelly Diggins at kellyd415@gmail.com.

 

Assistant Training Director (PAID)

The Chapter Assistant Training Director supports the Training Director in the development and management of the training program which provides participants excellent preparation for the current Latin American programs, leadership development and a foundation of how to apply their community development tools abroad as well as at home.

Check out the full position description here.

Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter, or if you have any questions send an email, to the Chapter Presidents at president@amigos-sanfrancisco.org.

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 president@amigos-siliconvalley.org 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