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Associate, Membership and Programs
AS/COA, Miami

We are seeking an associate to play a major role in managing our Miami office, focusing on both public policy programs and member relations and development.

Principal responsibilities:


  • Perform market research on current and prospective members in South Florida as well as Latin America; responsible for preparing company profiles, activity reports, and other relevant materials
  • Assist in the development of presentations and other AS/COA collateral materials
  • Maintain current membership kits, both physical and electronic versions
  • Over time, establish, and maintain effective relations with corporate members to gauge interests and update on relevant initiatives


  • Coordinate programs such as private meetings, roundtables and conferences in Miami including logistics such as securing space, maintaining vendor relations, arranging set-up, and executing programs on-site
  • Together with the manager, create invitation/distribution lists for AS/COA private meetings and roundtables in Miami; send invitations, and follow up accordingly
  • Assist with community outreach efforts (press, chambers of commerce, and other local organizations) to raise attendance for select programs
  • Write briefing papers on relevant topics for programs
  • Prepare and edit program summaries for AS/COA Online
  • Support YPA Miami Chapter programs


  • Maintain and update Miami Programs section of the website
  • Ensure integrity of data entry and content of database; generate reports and queries
  • Check and reply to general requests via email and phone
  • Support senior director and manager in scheduling appointments and communicating with key constituents on their behalf
  • Perform administrative tasks such as basic maintaining calendars, accounting, filing, copying, posting and other similar duties
  • Assist manager in daily management of the office

Qualifications: The candidate is expected to be a self-starter and strong team player who can balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Interest in Latin American politics, economics, and business is necessary. Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Written and spoken Spanish at an advanced business level; Portuguese a plus
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Working understanding of databases

Compensation: Americas Society 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.

Contact: Please send your cover letter and resume with “Miami Associate” in the subject line to Madeleine Johnson at Note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Foundation and Institutional Giving
Americas Society, New York

The Director of Foundation and Institutional Giving will be responsible for all phases of institutional and foundation grant relations:  identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional and foundation grants. He/she will establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with government (federal, state, and city) and foundation executives and officers and will manage a team in identifying, assessing, and analyzing institutional and foundation prospects and aligning them with appropriate funding opportunities. Support is sought for general operations and programmatic activities, including:

  • Unrestricted general operating support through foundation and government grants;
  • Funding for capital projects.
  • Americas Quarterly policy journal and related activities;
  • Policy programs and initiatives;
  • Visual Arts exhibitions, publications and public programs;
  • Music concert series and commissioning projects;
  • Literature public programs and semi-annual publication of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas;

The Director of Foundation and Institutional Giving will consult with the President/CEO and members of the senior team to identify and prioritize projects needing support. He/she will structure and implement fund-raising strategies with specific attention to achieving annual and long-term goals. He/she must have exceptional skills in institutional and foundation relations, must be a team player and a self-starter, and comfortable both in soliciting funds directly and in supporting the President and staff in the solicitation of funds.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing the vision and leadership to meet fund-raising targets that increase support from foundations and governmental sources.
  • Developing an ongoing and comprehensive program of institutional and foundation research, prospect identification, and information management.
  • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new prospects; establishing and strengthening ongoing partnerships and relationships. 
  • Representing the organization to funders and prospects.  Preparing proposals, coordinating meetings, and conceptualizing and preparing presentations. Developing program budgets, tracking grant activity, and managing reporting deadlines.  Personal solicitation of key prospects.
  • Providing administrative support and counsel to the President/CEO, senior team and program directors to engage them effectively in fundraising.
  • Ensuring timely, appropriate and creative stewardship that leads to additional gift opportunities.
  • Managing/supervising a small staff.


  • Strong understanding of public policy issues in Latin America. The ability to absorb and digest complex information about a variety of contemporary political, social and economic topics, and to prepare grant applications as well as explaining the case to others persuasively.
  • Strong knowledge of Latin America and art and culture from the region.
  • He/she should be entrepreneurial, hard working, effective and a strong team player.
  • Must have an understanding of and commitment to the Americas Society’s mission and vision. 
  • Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in fundraising, foundation, or comparable business experience. 
  • Significant expertise and contacts in foundations and government agencies.  
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and solicit successful grants.
  • The ability to attract and maintain the confidence of government and corporate leaders and high net worth individuals to achieve goals in support of fund-raising objectives.  Must be able to build upon these relationships to bring solicitations to successful conclusions.
  • Must possess excellent management skills, strong strategic thinking skills, and an ability to persuade key audiences of the importance of the Americas Society mission.  Must be dedicated to providing exceptional and timely stewardship.  Must be detail-oriented.
  • The successful candidate must have exceptional character with excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills. 

Compensation: Americas Society 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.

Contact: For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, grant writing sample, and salary history to No phone calls please.

Membership Associate
Americas Society, New York

Americas Society (AS) seeks a dynamic and effective membership associate to grow our multi-tiered individual membership program by cultivating new members, promoting membership upgrades, and maintaining a vibrant membership presence in the organization as well as in the New York City community. The ideal candidate will have proven experience cultivating individual members/individual gifts, a wide social network, and a passion for Americas Society’s mission. This position provides a unique opportunity to engage with the public and gain exposure to leading figures and trends in the Americas. The membership associate reports to the senior director, foundation and institutional giving and will support additional activities of the development department.


  • Develop and execute strategies and campaigns to achieve AS membership goals
  • Actively promote membership at AS/COA culture and public policy programs and events (weekdays/evenings)
  • Engage with attendees at pre-and-post events to increase awareness of the membership program and sell memberships
  • Organize volunteers to help promote membership at events
  • Network at members-only receptions to liaise with current members and drive membership upgrades
  • Coordinate and manage select members-only receptions/events
  • Develop target lists and conduct telephone, email and mail outreach
  • Create and design online (including social media) and print membership materials and additional outreach tools such as members newsletters and email appeals
  • Promote AS membership and network at related New York City events
  • Provide excellent customer service to members by telephone, email and in-person
  • Track and report on membership statistics
  • Manage processing of membership gifts, renewals and upgrades

This position will support additional activities of the development department, including some grants administration tasks, gift entry in Raisers Edge, and event management.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3 years’ membership experience with a proven track record of increasing revenues 
  • Outstanding sales ability, inter-personal  communication and relationship management skills
  • Exceptional self-starter with resourcefulness, enthusiasm and charisma
  • Familiarity with social media tools
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized, able to work in a team and independently
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and design skills highly desirable
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish highly preferable

Compensation: Americas Society 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.

Contact: For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter and salary history to: No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Americas Society visit

Internship, Corporate Relations
Council of the Americas, New York

The Council of the Americas is looking for a research intern for the Corporate Relations Department of this leading institution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Council in continuously better serving its existing members and attracting new ones by being able to understand anticipate existing and new members’ current and future needs.
  • Performing marketing research to deepen knowledge of current members
  • Identifying potential future members and areas of opportunity for the Council
  • Populate and facilitate in maintenance of the existing database
  • Generate queries, reports, and business profiles
  • Organize internal meetings with senior and junior staff
  • Maintain all printed materials up to date and ready for distribution
  • Other duties that may be assigned (which would reasonably fall within the scope of the position as assigned)

Time Requirement:

  • Part time 25-30 hours per week (flexible). This is a paid internship
  • Monday through Friday availability is required

Education and Experience:

  • At least 3 years of college or university
  • Must be well organized, highly motivated, be able to work well independently, a self -starter, and have good communications skills
  • Strong research skills. Past experience in a research role is required
  • Excellent computer skills. Understanding of databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish at an advanced business level is required, knowledge of Portuguese is a plus
  • Experience in a professional environment

Contact: For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Claudia Angulo at

Internship, Office of the President/CEO
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and the Council of the Americas is seeking a paid intern to work in the office of the President/CEO. This highly visible position includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, and general office support. The intern will receive exposure to different areas of the company, and will have the opportunity to attend most AS/COA events, including roundtables and discussions with government and industry leaders throughout the hemisphere.


The intern will be responsible for supporting the CEO's team in high-priority projects, including:

  • Web-based research, analysis and summary of key reports on policy and trade issues with and within Latin America
  • Assist in writing introductory talking points for the President/CEO
  • Assist with preparation of meetings for the Board of Directors
  • Maintaining social media for the CEO – Facebook, Twitter
  • Communication and database input around the organization's Young Professionals of the Americas committee (an Executive office initiative)


  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in a top undergraduate or graduate program, minimum 3.5 GPA strongly preferred
  • Takes-initiative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects, tasks and departments with competence and a positive attitude
  • Confident, effective, and succinct writer and communicator
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese fluency a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Time commitment: At least 3 months, minimum 20 hours/week

Compensation: TBD

Application Submission: Please email cover letter and resume to Allie Fleder at No phone calls please. Please note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted. Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.

Policy Internship
Americas Society/Council of the America, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a qualified individual for an immediate paid internship in its policy program. The intern’s responsibilities will consist of: researching and writing for Americas Quarterly (AQ) print and online editions (including daily news updates); providing research and logistical support for ongoing policy initiatives; attending meetings and interacting with AS/COA members; and assisting with administrative tasks as needed.

Key areas of focus:

  • Assisting with all aspects of the production of Americas Quarterly, including correspondence with authors, supporting the editorial team and assisting with content development
  • Online promotion of AQ via social media and administering uploads for the AQ website
  • Assisting with research and logistics for policy initiatives such as immigration; social inclusion and natural resource extraction; security and violence; and Cuba
  • Writing short pieces for Americas Quarterly
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and arranging meeting details and project-related trips (agenda, hotels, outreach, etc.)
  • Lending support to necessary administrative tasks


The candidate is expected to be a quick learner who takes initiative and can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • Minimum B.A. in International Affairs, Economics or Latin American Studies (graduate degree or graduate students preferred)
  • Fluency in English and Spanish; Portuguese language skills a plus
  • Excellent English and Spanish writing and editing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Latin American history, politics and economics
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Experience with content management systems and website administration (Drupal preferred) a plus

Time Requirement: The internship will be full-time, for 35 hours a week.

Contact: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and an English writing sample (3-5 pages) to Kate Brick at by Monday, March 31. No phone calls please.

Position: Policy Internship
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 energy, trade, Asia-Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Willing to sign off on university credit.
Key areas of focus during the internship will be:
  • Providing logistical support for policy events and working groups, including interacting with COA corporate members
  • Writing for the 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


  • 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 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 - Spring Semester
Council of the Americas, Miami

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking an intern for the Miami office to focus on research for membership and programs. This position provides unique exposure to influential community, government and business leaders from throughout the Hemisphere and the opportunity to help run the various meetings and seminars hosted by AS/COA Miami.
Principal responsibilities:

  • Researching and identifying prospects for membership with the Council, 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
  • Assistance with administrative tasks

Time requirement:

  • 15-20 hours per week
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening


  • Must be a student seeking univeristy credit
  • 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

Please send your resume and cover letter to Madeleine Johnson at Note that only those candidates selected to interview will be contacted.