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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!

POSITION OVERVIEW

AMIGOS is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic self-starter with the capacity to assess the organization’s current training model and work collaboratively to design and build a future training program.

The Training Manager will focus on developing curriculum for all AMIGOS’ programs, designing a strategy to roll out new training materials, coordinating and leading volunteer participant trainings, and engaging with stakeholders across the organization. The ideal candidate will have experience designing curriculum for AMIGOS’ target population (ages 13-25), an in-depth understanding of both traditional and innovative training methods, and extensive facilitation experience. This position reports directly to the Managing Director of Programs.

We are looking for someone who is excited to design AMIGOS’ vision for an updated training program that serves youth of all backgrounds and ages across our diverse portfolio of programs, and then execute its development. Come join this dynamic and passionate team!

The ideal candidate:

  • Is curious about today’s youth, including how to teach and support the growth of different age groups and diverse backgrounds through training and cultural exchange experiences
  • Is a visionary who can absorb and analyze high volumes of information, using it to fuel new ideas and designs
  • Has an in-depth understanding of training methodologies
  • Is happy both facilitating trainings with young people and taking the lead in developing curriculum
  • Is adept at and comfortable with working on a remote team and setting their own schedule with confidence
  • Is eager to further their own professional knowledge and strengths, and enjoy doing so through learning about new systems, programs, and processes
  • Enjoys collaborating with others on projects

Location: Houston, TX or Oakland, CA

Travel: Mostly domestic travel to visit AMIGOS’ chapters around the country; visits to AMIGOS HQ in Houston, TX (if based in CA); some travel to Latin America.

Salary: Based on experience.

 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assessment and Development of the AMIGOS Training Program:

  • Assess AMIGOS’ current training programs through a review of relevant materials and interviews with key stakeholders
  • Develop a plan to update and design new curriculum content, materials, and methodologies based on the initial assessment
  • Lead the programs team in designing a new training program including, but not limited to, curriculum design for each AMIGOS program
  • Provide support to AMIGOS’ programs team to train approximately 65 program staff and 700 volunteers annually
  • Design a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system to assess the impact of training and utilize data to drive updates to training programs
  • Provide support to Chapter Operations team to train and support over twenty local Chapter Training Directors

Other Duties:

  • Participate in other programs team activities;
  • Represent AMIGOS externally at conferences and events;
  • Participate in AMIGOS’ summer emergency management system; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years of relevant full-time professional experience required
  • Experience with classroom and/or experiential education and curriculum development for youth
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Experience working in Latin America, or at a minimum in cross-cultural environments
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, and implementing relevant feedback
  • High energy level
  • Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and solution-driven approach
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends for trainings, events, meetings, and travel

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Past participation in AMIGOS programs, involvement with AMIGOS chapter network, Peace Corps, or relevant experience with other education or nonprofit organizations
  • Development of or familiarity with online training platforms and materials
  • Experience with budget development and management
  • Knowledge of Spanish

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is with the Amigos de las Americas’ Regional Operations Department. This department is responsible for supporting our 25 chapters across the network as well as the recruitment and admissions of all the AMIGOS Summer and Gap participants.

You will be one of two team members responsible for supporting the network of AMIGOS Chapters and chapter leaders. You will work closely with the rest of the department to support, improve, and enhance chapter processes ranging from chapter volunteer recruitment, local fundraising, chapter board governance, and training of board leadership.

A successful candidate in this role will have excellent people skills, be goal oriented, have a passion for organizational operations and non-profit or volunteer management and have the ability to balance various needs in a fast paced and passionate team-oriented environment. This is an excellent role for someone interested in learning about the ins and outs of non-profit management and mobilizing national networks to achieve mission impact. Come join this dynamic and passionate team!

 

LOCATION: Houston, TX (AMIGOS Headquarters)
TRAVEL: Up to 30%, primarily in the United States. Opportunity to visit projects in Latin America in summer based on performance
SALARY: Based on experience
DEADLINE: Open until filled. Ideal start date September 2019.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Chapter Operations & Support

  • Manages a cohesive relationship between AMIGOS headquarters and chapter leaders, promoting and developing collaboration and advancement as an entire chapter network
  • Supports chapters through the recruitment process of program volunteers, applicant travel processes, fundraising, accounting, budget management, IT infrastructure, database management, organizational policies, board sustainability, board member orientation, and chapter board succession planning.
  • Uses creative problem solving and research to develop strategies to improve organizational functionality, reduce administrative burden on volunteer chapter leaders, and build alignment and cohesion.
  • Supports chapter recruitment coordinators to see success in their roles as part-time paid employees of their local chapter. This includes, but is not limited to; resource updates, periodic check-ins, best practice collection, in-person support, and evaluation.
  • Creates tools for developing chapter board members as successful nonprofit board members, including detailed written guides and resources for various chapter board roles.
  • Maintains prompt and routine communications with chapter leaders.
  • Contributes to the development of data management systems for chapter and volunteer management.
  • Utilizes and maintains org wide platforms (Salesforce, G Suite, Box, and more) to streamline the processes across the network and centralize administrative duties.
  • Implements, tracks and reports on major chapter benchmarks on an ongoing basis. Sets personal and professional goals to see continued advancement of the team, department and greater organization. .

Other Duties

  • Assists in the design, logistics and meeting content planning, and facilitation of conferences and various organizational trainings for volunteers and chapter leaders.  May require taking on a supervisory role of minors when necessary.
  • Participates in regular cross-departmental meetings to aid in successful collaboration and clear communication between HQ departments.
  • Works cross departmentally on project-based activities that impact chapter leaders and chapter volunteers.
  • Supports summer gateway trainings as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in nonprofit management and/or volunteer management or services
  • Project and data measurement
  • High energy level, organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • Basic computer database, spreadsheet, and word processing proficiency
  • Positive attitude and solution-driven approach to supporting AMIGOS in reaching its strategic goals
  • Adept at working with a diverse network of staff and volunteers both in-person and remotely
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends for trainings, events, meetings, and travel

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with federated organizations, as a community organizer, in administrative support or with nonprofit boards
  • Past participation in AMIGOS programs, involvement with AMIGOS chapter network, Peace Corps or relevant experience with other youth service organizations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience using Salesforce or equivalent CRM, email service providers
  • Proficient in Spanish

 

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

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are subject to background checks.

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

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

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

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AMIGOS is an equal opportunity employer.

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!

EAST BAY Chapter ASSISTANT Training Director (PAID)

The East Bay Chapter board is looking to hire an Assistant Training Director for the 2019-2020 training year. The East Bay Chapter Assistant Training Director supports the Training Director (TD) in developing and managing the training program which provides participants with excellent preparation for the current AMIGOS programs, leadership development and a foundation of how to apply their community development tools abroad as well as at home. This role will include 5-10 hours of work per week January through May of 2020 with additional prep meetings in December with the TD and Board. Past AMIGOS experience is encouraged but not required.

Full Position Description here.

How to Apply: Submit a 1-page cover letter along with your resume to East Bay Training Director Karsen Paul at [email protected]

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 a national training in Oakland, California and 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 National Headquarters Office of AMIGOS (HQ), as approved by the International Board of Directors. Full Position Description here.

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

Salt Lake City Chapter Recruitment Coordinator (PAID)

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

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

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

Open Board Roles: 

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

Tucson Chapter Senior Trainer

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

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