CO-TRAINING DIRECTOR: PENINSULA CHAPTER OF AMIGOS
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Amigos de las Américas
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Paid position, serving participants from Mountain View to San Mateo, California.
The Co-training directors have responsibility for all aspects of the AMIGOS Peninsula Chapter training program to prepare participants for a successful and meaningful AMIGOS experience, following all standards, guidelines, policies and expectations set forth by the AMIGOS OFFICE in HOUSTON (HQ).
The training program starts in early December and is completed in late May. The program typically consists of seven monthly meetings on Sundays attended by participants and their parents and two overnight weekend retreats. The co-training director must be available from November-December and April through May training dates as other co-director will not be available. The co-training directors will share attending monthly board meetings and will conduct meetings with training staff.
The co-training director will be responsible to both the Peninsula Chapter Board of Directors and to the AMIGOS Houston Office Director of Training. The co-training director will attend a training weekend at the AMIGOS Office in Houston in October with travel expenses covered by the chapter.
> Carry out the planned training program following the AMIGOS Participant Training Objectives and implement the Core Curriculum in consultation with the Houston Director of Training and the head co-trainer.
> Assist board with interviews and participant selection in November
> Collaborate with board members to plan and facilitate parent/participant meetings.
> Plan and oversee the facilitation of participant-only training meetings and 1 retreat in the Spring.
> Train and supervise the chapter training staff team (veteran volunteers). Plan and run staff meetings. Email staff to delegate responsibilities and coordinate materials (handouts, posters, etc.).
>Recruit former participants and/or Spanish speaking community members, as needed for training activity called “Country Night.” (There will be several parents whose job it will be to participate in this activity.)
>Send reminders to participants with information regarding all meetings, retreats,
and workshops of which you are in charge.
>Track attendance and arrange appropriate make-up work.
>Monitor and communicate any concerns to Chapter Board paying special attention to participants with poor meeting attendance or behavior that is questionable.
>Respond to questions and concerns raised by parents and participants and
forward to the board when appropriate.
>Promptly submit any receipts for expenses to the treasurer.
>Work closely with head co-trainer.
Responsibilities to Houston Headquarters (HQ) Training Department:
>Participate in HQ training events (October Training Directors Workshop) and conference calls.
>Maintain and submit a record of participant training hours (attendance) and assignment completion.
>In the spring, review and submit staff evaluations of the participants with co-trainer.
>In the spring, complete training staff Performance Evaluations with co-trainer.
>Read and respond promptly when requested to all HQ communications directed to training
>At least Age 19-26 preferred
>Belief in young people’s ability to do amazing things
>Commitment to the AMIGOS mission and training objectives
>High level of energy and enthusiasm for working with youth
>AMIGOS participant and/or project staff experience preferred but not required
>Experience in education, community health, community service, international development, youth leadership and/or cultural exchange
>Spanish language proficiency
>Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
>Ability to delegate effectively
>Interest in serving as a guide and mentor to participants preparing to embark on a life-changing adventure.
>Ability to work with and coordinate with a head co-training director
Stipend is: $6000
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter/email conveying their interest and/or direct questions to:
President of the Peninsula Chapter