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Position: Director for Corporate Sponsorship
Council of the Americas, New York

Council of the Americas (COA) seeks a director for Corporate Sponsorship. The director's responsibility is to develop sponsorship revenues from COA corporate members to fund public policy programs in New York and Latin America. The position reports to the vice president of Corporate Relations and Public Policy Programs.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a plan to raise sponsorship revenues from corporate members by working closely with the Public Policy Programs team.
  • Develop relationships with existing COA members and understand their initiatives in Latin America with a particular focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru in order to deliver valuable programs.
  • Work closely with the vice president to identify sponsorship prospects, grow the number of sponsors, and increase the size of sponsorships for Latin American Cities Conferences, Presidents of the Americas, the Mexico Series, the Argentina Series, and the Women's Hemispheric Network.
  • Work in close collaboration with the policy teams, and Miami and Washington, D.C. offices to ensure a coordinated approach to generating sponsorship revenue.

Qualifications

  • Approximately 10 years of marketing, corporate relations, or client management experience, with an advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive relationships at the senior level in the corporate sector in the Americas.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Keen interest in Latin American business and policy issues.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.
  • Willingness to travel to Latin America.

Compensation

Council of the Americas is an EOE and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as outstanding benefits including an excellent health and dental plan, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

Application Submission: For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to rmelzi@as-coa.org. No phone calls please, only qualified applicants will be contacted.


Position: Programming and Content Assistant (Temporary)
Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a programming and content assistant on a temporary basis from July to November. The position provides training for highly motivated candidates seeking to gain experience in international business and relations, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The programming and content assistant will mainly focus on the Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, an annual gathering that brings together leaders in business and government from the Americas. Applicants should be detail-oriented and results-driven. The role requires professionalism, multitasking, communications, editing and research skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assist in researching and identifying topics of interest, companies, and individuals for AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, CFO Forums, and CEO Roundtables.
  • Coordinate speaker invitations, follow-up, and confirmations.
  • Edit documents, including agendas, marketing materials, and press releases.
  • Prepare briefs and talking points for senior leadership.
  • Provide logistical support and assist with outreach for public programs and conferences.
  • Keep databases organized and up-to-date.

Qualifications

  • A four-year degree in communications, public relations, international relations, journalism, or coursework in Latin America.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. Portuguese a plus.
  • Copyediting and proofreading abilities.
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • An interest in and knowledge of regional business and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • WordPress experience desired, but not required.

Compensation

This position is a paid, four-month temporary position starting immediately until November 1, 2016.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to the attention of Drew Westervelt at dwestervelt@as-coa.org


Position: Internship, Policy
Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C.

The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student with office experience for an internship. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include trade and energy, among others. The internship is unpaid, and interns are required to earn university credit.

Key Areas of Focus
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the AS/COA website, primarily program summaries
  • Notetaking at events and meetings
  • Staying current on trends, country-specific information, and business issues in the region
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting with research for reports, op-eds, and background papers
  • Editing and fact-checking
  • Attending policy meetings

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Fluency in English and high proficiency or fluency in Spanish
  • Exceptional English language writing skills
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Ability to identify and summarize key points of articles and meetings
  • Knowledge of political and economic issues in Latin America
  • Background in international relations, political science, or a similar program of study
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous office experience
  • Detail oriented

Time Requirement: Minimum of 20 hours/week.
 
Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA's work, to Kezia McKeague at kmckeague@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.


Position: Student Internship
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a student intern for the Miami office to focus on research for membership and programs. Our interns have unique exposure to the policy dialogue in Miami among business, community, and government leaders and are able to contribute to this dialogue by helping to run the seminars and meetings organized by AS/COA Miami.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Researching and identifying prospects for membership with the COA, in South Florida as well as throughout Latin America
  • Performing market research on current and prospective members and preparing company profiles
  • Generating reports and queries as well as facilitating maintenance of our database
  • Writing briefing papers on relevant topics for programs
  • Providing logistical support and assisting with outreach for public and private programs

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese a plus
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Facility with databases
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team

Time Requirement

  • 15–20 hours per week. University credit is offered for this internship. 
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Madeleine Johnson at mjohnson@as-coa.org. Be advised that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.