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GREAT BENEFITS AND VACATION TIME

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

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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

TRAVEL TO LATIN AMERICA

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

POSITION TITLE: Alumni Advisor

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal Staff

LOCATION: Remote – U.S. or Latin America

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

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching our first-ever virtual Youth Ambassadors program – including a fully virtual international training and exchange. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The virtual exchange is designed to activate this energetic network of change makers by giving them the space to build new communities both globally and locally while they learn what it means to be a leader. Through online modules, virtual meet ups, and mentorship, the exchange will foster different strategic approaches to cultural connection, project development, and personal leadership.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Alumni Advisor is responsible for supporting participants during the six week virtual exchange. They will directly mentor 4-5 youth participants.

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

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

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Training

  • Completes virtual training prior to program launch

Program Delivery

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

Management

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fluent English, intermediate Spanish
  • Must be 18 years or older and willing to undergo a background check
  • Experience volunteering and/or working in community engagement in the U.S. and Latin America
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, particularly with high-school aged youth
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willingness to learn to manage an online learning platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors program

PROGRAM DATES

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

TO APPLY

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

Application Materials

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

POSITION TITLE: Cohort Director

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal

LOCATION: Remote – U.S. or Latin America

DURATION: 9-15 weeks (includes 2 weeks of training + 1 week of evaluation)

DATES: August 31-December 20 or August 31-October 30

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with 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.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) is the only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch College studies and promotes the civic and political engagement of young people at Tufts University, in our communities, and in our democracy.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, together AMIGOS and Tisch College are launching our first-ever virtual gap program – the Civic Action Gap Semester. Through the program participants will explore critical issues through college-level course curriculum and a volunteership placement with a community organization. They will dig into the topics of leadership and cultural humility by examining their role in social change and community action. They will learn how to step up at a time when collaboration and civic engagement are more important than ever. The Civic Action Gap Semester is designed to activate the energetic network of changemakers across the world by giving them the space to build new communities both globally and locally while they learn what it means to be a leader at home in their own community. Through online modules, college course curriculum, virtual meet ups, and mentorship, this semester program will foster different strategic approaches to cultural humility, project management, civic engagement, and personal leadership.

POSITION SUMMARY:

AMIGOS is hiring Cohort Directors for the initial program launch. Additional applications may be considered on a rolling basis depending on demand for the program. The Cohort Director is responsible for the execution of the Civic Gap Semester for either one 12-week session or one to two 6-week sessions with a single cohort containing approximately 10-13 participants from around the world. They will be directly accountable for all aspects of the program, including curriculum delivery, group management, service project coordination, partner agency coordination and mentoring. This position reports to the Gap Program Manager at AMIGOS and the Tufts First-Year Global Programs Manager and is a full-time position for 40 hours per week.

This is a unique opportunity to develop program management skills, engage and mentor youth, support young people to take action in their local community, learn and practice online facilitation and help AMIGOS and the Tisch College to build out a new program!

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Understands & effectively communicates AMIGOS & Tisch College mission, vision, and core program components
  • Complies with all AMIGOS & Tisch College policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork & communication skills
  • Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative and constructive problem-solving skills
  • Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public
  • Passion for youth development and experience mentoring young people
  • Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS & Tisch College constituents
  • Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers
  • Demonstrates comfort implementing a new program model
  • Communicates effectively in English & Spanish
  • Interest in or knowledge about Latin American history, culture, social issues

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that the program meets established goals and outputs
  • Coordinates the program for his or her assigned cohort based on AMIGOS &Tisch College curriculum
  • Understands, upholds, and enforces the AMIGOS & Tisch College Standards of Conduct and other policies and procedures

Training

  • Completes 2-week virtual training prior to program launch (August 31-September 14)

Program Delivery

  • Serves as the lead facilitator and content expert for their assigned cohort for the duration of the program
  • Sets weekly schedule for cohort activities considering time zones, student schedules, and weekly requirements
  • Review and offer feedback for online coursework assignments
  • Provides ongoing programmatic feedback to the Gap Programs Manager and Tufts First-Year Global Programs Manager to make program adjustments as needed
  • Manages documentation for cohort within the Canvas learning management platform
  • Ensures completion of AMIGOS & Tisch College measurement and evaluation tools

Management

  • Sets expectations for students to create a positive and professional environment
  • Coordinates, supervises, provides ongoing support to the students (including bi-weekly check-ins, open office hours, and promoting open communication)
  • Directly mentors and coaches the students to monitor performance, attendance, participation, and completion of program curriculum
  • Coordinates and checks in with partner organizations of the student volunteerships
  • Supports students in designing and curating a service project to complete at their partner agency

Post-Program

  • Engages in a 1-week debriefing and evaluation with AMIGOS & Tisch College
  • Submits feedback evaluating the program and providing recommendations for the future

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Experience managing community engagement programs in the US and/or Latin America
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Comfort with working in and around uncertainty
  • Experience working directly with recent high school graduates and young adults (ages 17-22) of diverse backgrounds
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, willingness to learn how to use an online Learning Management System

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience in teaching, youth advocacy or a similar field
  • Familiarity with Salesforces and Canvas Learning Management System
  • Prior experience with direct youth management or participation in programs at AMIGOS or with the Tisch College

PROGRAM DATES

12-Week

September 14-December 11

6-Week: Session A

September 14-October 23

6-Week Session B

October 26-December 11

 

TO APPLY

Submit application materials to Vanessa Fiedler at [email protected] with the subject line “Application – Cohort Director” no later than Sunday, August 2, 2020.

Submit CV and essay questions in PDF or word format attached to the email.

Application Materials

All documents need to be submitted in English.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Essay Response (500 word maximum per question)
    • Tell us about what makes you uniquely qualified for this role
    • Tell us about your interest in delivering a program virtually to youth
    • Tell us about your leadership style
    • Indicate your preference/availability for each of the session dates (1-3)
      • 1= Not Available, 2=Any Session, 3 = Preferred session

POSITION TITLE: Adult Educator Advocate

POSITION TYPE: Seasonal Staff

LOCATION: Remote – US or Latin America

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

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMIGOS is launching our first-ever virtual Youth Ambassadors program – including a fully virtual international training and exchange. The program will connect students to channel their energy into working with other young leaders across the U.S. and Latin America. They will create projects that address our most pressing issues during this global crisis while building a network of like-minded individuals committed to creating positive change. The virtual exchange is designed to activate this energetic network of change makers by giving them the space to build new communities both globally and locally while they learn what it means to be a leader. Through online modules, virtual meet ups, and mentorship, the exchange will foster different strategic approaches to cultural connection, project development, and personal leadership.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Adult Educator Advocate is responsible for supporting Adult Educators (formally Adult Mentors) and youth participants during the six-week virtual exchange. The Adult Educator Advocate is responsible for leading virtual workshops, supporting with informal “language lounge” with Alumni Advisors and general group management. This position reports to the U.S. Program Coordinators.

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

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Training

  • Complete virtual training prior to program launch

Program Delivery

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

Management

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fluent English and Spanish
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Experience volunteering and/or working in community engagement in the US and Latin America
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, particularly with high-school aged youth
  • Previous experience working directly with high school youth of diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel; willingness to learn to manage an online learning platform.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alumna/us of the Youth Ambassadors Program

PROGRAM DATES

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

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

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

TO APPLY

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

Application Materials

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

Chicago Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

Colorado Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

Washington D.C. Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

Ohio Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

Portland Chapter Outreach Coordinator (PAID)

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

 

Portland Chapter Training Director (PAID)

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

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

Salt Lake City Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

SaN DIEGO Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

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

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

Open Board Roles: 

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