POSITION TITLE Local Outreach Coordinator
POSITION TYPE Hourly, up to 15 hours per week
LOCATION Chicago, IL
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 US and Latin American peers and partner organizations across the Americas.
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 Chicago 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.
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.