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Position: Associate to the President and CEO
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas are two separate not-for-profit organizations founded to promote better understanding and dialogue in the Western Hemisphere, working in close collaboration to advance their respective missions. The Society and Council offer the most trusted and respected forum for debate and dialogue on the compelling issues in our hemisphere. From economic cooperation to culture, advocacy and education to advancing investment and growth strategies—the organizations play a leadership role in bringing decision makers and opinion leaders to the table. Americas Society/Council of the Americas seeks an associate to the president/CEO to provide support for the president/CEO in a wide variety of responsibilities and projects.

Principal Responsibilities

The associate will be responsible for supporting the president in high-priority projects across the two organizations, including:

  • Assist in writing speeches, talking points, articles, op-eds, et al. for president and chairman.
  • Prepare briefing materials for meetings, trips, and other events for president. This requires web-based research, analysis, and summary of key reports on policy and trade issues for the Western Hemisphere.
  • Alongside the president and CFO, assist with preparation for meetings of the Board of Directors including comprehensive presentations for Board meetings as well as preparation of Board and certain committee minutes.
  • Manage President’s Office special projects.
  • Maintain social media for the President on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist in managing the organizations’ Young Professionals of the Americas network, including planning and executing monthly events.
  • Assist in managing the organizations’ Cuba Working Group, including helping to plan and execute local events as well as delegations to Havana.
  • Support other departments where needed.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in a top undergraduate or graduate program, minimum 3.5 GPA strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Latin America, economics, politics, and interest in business environment and culture is critical.
  • Confident, effective, and succinct writer and communicator with ability to conduct research and write under deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects, tasks, and departments with competence and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated team player with high energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the organizations.
  • Strong command of technology and new media.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a must. Portuguese is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn.

Application Submission: Americas Society and Council of the Americas are EOE employers and offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to Allie Fleder, chief of staff to the president, at afleder@as-coa.org. No phone calls please.


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, AS/COA Communications
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 with communications experience and strong English writing and editing skills for an internship supporting the Media Relations office at our New York City headquarters. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: drafting and editing communications materials, handling the production of marketing materials, authoring social media, and assisting with website updates. He/she collaborates with the New York, Washington D.C., and Miami teams to strengthen the visibility of AS/COA’s experts, programs, publications, and impact throughout the Western Hemisphere. This is a paid internship for an immediate start. The Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Draft communications materials including press releases and media advisories, and handle e-mail distribution.
  • Research and develop talking points for media interview preparation.
  • Track media coverage and produce news monitoring reports.
  • Maintain AS/COA’s online newsroom and post videos and other multimedia content to the website.
  • Help identifying media opportunities; maintain and expand media database.
  • Handle the production and submission of AS/COA’s communications and marketing materials.
  • Assist with online and social media efforts for press outreach and cultivation.
  • Field and manage media requests and interviews when necessary.
  • Provide logistical support for public policy and culture events.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Skills and qualifications include:

  • At least 2 years of college or university.
  • Experience in the field of new media, journalism, multimedia, or publishing.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish. Portuguese a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of Latin America, particularly policy related to the Western Hemisphere.
  • Excellent research skills and detail oriented.
  • Proficiency and experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) and their use as marketing tools a plus.
  • Experience with updating web content preferred. 

Time Requirement

  • 24–28 hours per week.
  • Flexibility to assist the team at events that take place early morning or evening.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to Media Relations Senior Director Adriana La Rotta at alarotta@as-coa.org. Published clips—whether via links, PDFs, or some type of online portfolio—are welcome. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

About Us

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. Americas Society is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship through its music, visual arts, and cultural programs.


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.