Associate Project Director (APD) for Discover AMIGOS (Costa Rica or Panama)

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary
Contract

Salary

Details: $2,500 stipend

Published

10/10/2018

Start Date

01/01/2019

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

1800 West Loop South
Suite 1325
Houston
TX
77027
United States

Description

POSITION TITLE:               Associate Project Director (APD) for Discover AMIGOS       


LOCATION:                          Costa Rica or Panama


DURATION:                       1 week training in Houston (March 16-24)

                                               Option 1 (Panama A): May 15-July 25

Option 2 (Panama B): May 20-August 2

Option 3 (Costa Rica): May 15-August 15


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. Our strong partner network, built over 50 years, enables authentic engagements in communities across the region.


POSITION SUMMARY:        

AMIGOS is looking for an Associate Project Director (APD) for a short-term cultural immersion program for young people entering 9th and 10th grade. More information about the program can be found here. The APD shares responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating the program and enhancing relationships with partner agencies. One of them main responsibilities of the APD is to manage the project budget and train and support the leadership team to submit accurate and complete budget reports weekly. The Associate Project Director also coordinates with the Project Director to plan and manage logistical aspects of the project including transportation, lodging, materials purchasing and tracking. The Senior Staff Team has the opportunity to define their working relationship and divide tasks and responsibilities according to skill and interests.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

• Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English

• Prior experience on an AMIGOS leadership team or a short-term international youth program 

• Experience working internationally in the developing world 

• Agree to be on-call throughout the duration of the program

• Completion of all online and in-person trainings 

• Excellent group facilitation skills and previous experience working directly with middle or high school youth of diverse backgrounds.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn customer relationship management software


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Co-facilitates the training and overall experience of a group of young people entering 9th and 10th grade and accompanying educators

• Supports in the planning and coordination of the project in his/her assigned project area

• Collaborates with the Project Director to create a successful working relationship, dividing responsibilities to promote effective completion of tasks

• Supervised and supported by Project Director and Regional Director


DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

• Understands & effectively communicates AMIGOS mission, vision, and core program components

• Complies with all AMIGOS policies and procedures

• Responds appropriately to crisis situations

• Exemplifies fiscal responsibility and effective budget management


PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

• Demonstrates effective teamwork & communication skills

• Demonstrates responsible decision making and creative and constructive problem-solving skills

• Demonstrates effective time-management skills and self-care

• Facilitates training methodologies that are appropriate for a diversity of learners and demonstrates confidence speaking in public


CULTURAL COMPETENCY

• Uses tact and sensitivity in interactions with all AMIGOS constituents (eg. professionalism, proper attire, culturally sensitive communication with partner agencies)

• Provides effective support and guidance for diverse youth volunteers

• Communicates effectively in English & Spanish


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

• Implements positive community development strategies with host communities & partner agency representatives

• Utilizes effective methodologies for evaluating AMIGOS projects and making recommendations for the future

• Successfully mobilizes resources for the project


JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

• Reports to the Project Director and Regional Director

• In communication as needed with on-call staff 

Benefits

All flight, training, and living expenses covered, and a $2,500 stipend 

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

amigosprogramas@amigosinternational.org
https://amigosinternational.org/apply/

Submit an online application, include a resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation at https://amigosinternational.org/apply/


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