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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: Programs Associate, Public Policy Programs 
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Washington and Miami, AS/COA holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America to promote better understanding and bring decision makers and opinion leaders to the table.

AS/COA is seeking a professional to fill the position of programs associate, working on Latin America as a whole. This position requires working closely with our director of public policy programs, and the vice president of public policy programs and corporate relations at our headquarters in New York City.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conceive and organize economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to the Council of the Americas’ corporate members
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with foreign diplomats, individual and corporate members of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, press, and other constituents involved in Western Hemispheric affairs
  • Work closely with the organization’s different departments—Communications, Corporate Relations, Sponsorship, Policy, and the office of the President and CEO
  • Adding members to the database (Raiser’s Edge) and maintaining its accuracy
  • Conduct research of current regional trends and country specific information, through online resources, printed media, and attendance to various Latin American-related conferences
  • Contribute to our various publications (Americas Quarterly, AS/COA Online) on topics of importance in the region
  • Manage all related administrative and logistical aspects of programming, such as adding events to our database and website, sending out invitations, registration, and serving as a point of contact with our external vendors before and during an event

Qualifications

  • BA or master’s degree in Latin American studies, economics, political science, international relations, or other related topic
  • Fluency in Spanish necessary. Portuguese is desirable
  • Have a keen understanding of Latin America’s business culture, government functioning, and political landscape
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Latin American economics and politics
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
  • Team player, ability to multitask, and work under demanding time constraints
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus

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 email resume to Director of Public Policy Programs Guillermo Zubillaga at gzubillaga@as-coa.org. No phone calls please. Please note that only those candidates who are considered for an interview will be contacted.


Position: Programs Associate (Mexico Focus), Public Policy Programs 
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are sister organizations providing the most trusted forum for debate on issues affecting the Western Hemisphere. Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Washington and Miami, AS/COA holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America to promote better understanding and bring decision makers and opinion leaders to the table.

The AS/COA is seeking a professional to work closely with our Mexico program manager, our director of public policy programs, and the vice-president of public policy programs and corporate relations at our headquarters in New York City. 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conceive and organize economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to the Council of the Americas corporate members.
  • Manage all related administrative and logistical aspects of programming.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with foreign diplomats, individual and corporate members of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, press, and other constituents involved in Western Hemispheric affairs.
  • Work closely with the organization’s different departments— communications, membership, policy, and the office of the president and CEO.
  • Add members to the database (Raiser’s Edge) and maintaining its accuracy.
  • Conduct research of current regional trends and country specific information through online resources, printed media, and attendance to various Latin American-related conferences.
  • Contribute to our various publications (Americas Quarterly, AS/COA Online) on topics of importance in Mexico and the region.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Latin American studies, economics, political science, international relations or other related topics.
  • Fluency in Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.
  • Have a keen understanding of Mexico’s business culture, government functioning, and political landscape.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Latin American economics and politics.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
  • Team player, ability to multi-task and work under demanding time constraints.
  • Ability to travel internationally. 

Compensation

Competitive salary, paid benefits package and 401(k) profit sharing.

Application Submission: For consideration, please email resume to Manager of Public Policy Programs Ernesto Aguilar at eaguilar@as-coa.orgNo phone calls please. Please note that only those candidates who are considered for an interview will be contacted. The Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Internship, AS/COA Online 
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a current undergraduate or graduate student, recent graduate, or freelancer for an editorial internship working with the content of its website, www.as-coa.org, as well as providing support with social media and multimedia content. This internship requires strong writing and copyediting skills, and interest in or experience with online media. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: researching, writing, editing, and copyediting; photo research and editing; authoring social media; uploading content; and assisting with website updates and administrative tasks.

This position can be pursued as either a paid internship or for university credit. The internship will ideally begin in January 2017 and requires a commitment of 20 hours a week.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Assisting with updating, writing, editing, and posting content for the site. This includes writing updates and explainers, contributing to infographics, and supporting production of other content on news affecting the Americas
  • Supporting social media efforts
  • Copyediting and factchecking content across the website
  • Posting videos or podcasts of events and other multimedia content
  • Helping with necessary administrative tasks 
  • Working in conjunction with the web team to build on and implement digital strategy to promote the programs and publications of AS/COA

Qualifications

The candidate should be able to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Skills and qualifications include:

  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese; knowledge of Latin America highly preferred
  • Experience in the field of new media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing; Copyediting and factchecking skills a huge plus
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Experience with updating web content using a content management system preferred

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Holly Sonneland at hsonneland@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please.

About Us

The mission of www.as-coa.org is to serve as a forum for information related to the Americas, as well as to share news about AS/COA programs, publications, and events with members and the general public.


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 Zoe Dauth at zdauth@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.