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Position: Director, Corporate Sponsorship
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 also holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America.

COA seeks a director for Corporate Sponsorship.

Key responsibilities

The director’s responsibility is to generate sponsorship revenue from existing COA corporate members:

  • Develop and execute a plan to raise incremental sponsorship revenues from existing members. This includes understanding members’ businesses and needs, identifying, soliciting, securing, and tracking sponsorship revenue.
  • Identify and develop relationships with prospective COA members.
  • Support the senior management team in the execution and coordination of the Corporate Sponsorship strategy to meet sponsorship revenue goals.
  • Close collaboration with the Programs and Policy teams and colleagues in Miami and Washington to ensure a coordinated approach to securing sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Five-plus years of marketing, corporate relations, or client management experience, with advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive contacts and relationships at senior-level in private and corporate sector in the Americas.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be detail-oriented.
  • Strong team-working skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • In-depth understanding of international relations, current events, and business and policy issues.
  • Fluency in either 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 excellent health and dental plans, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.

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: Managing Editor
Americas Quarterly, New York

AQ is looking for an experienced, entrepreneurial journalist to help edit an influential publication on politics, economics, and culture in Latin America. Based in New York City, this journalist will work closely with the editor-in-chief to help manage the editorial team and build on AQ’s recent growth. The ideal candidate will be 1) a fantastic editor, great with copy and generating story ideas 2) intimately familiar with Latin America 3) an ambitious entrepreneur who will understand the appeal—and great fun—of helping run a small publication, and 4) someone passionate about politics and economics, and the intersection of the two.

Borrowing elements from The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and National Geographic—but with a focus on Latin America—AQ has an influential, agenda-setting audience and a print circulation of 15,000. The digital audience has more than doubled since the publication was relaunched in 2015. Readers include CEOs, senior government officials, and thought leaders, as well as a general-interest audience passionate about the Americas. Launched in 2007 and based in New York City, AQ is an independent publication of Americas Society/Council of the Americas, which for more than 50 years have been dedicated to dialogue in our hemisphere.

This job must be based in New York. Preference will be given to candidates who can start work quickly. Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an EOE and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as outstanding benefits including excellent health and dental plans, vacation, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan. For more information, please contact Brian Winter at bwinter@as-coa.org.


Position: Senior Associate, Communications
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York
Beginning August 2018

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 also holds high-level events across the United States and Latin America.

AS/COA seeks a communications senior associate to support the media relations senior director in the design and implementation of a media strategy to expand engagement and influence of the organizations’ experts, policy and cultural programming, and publications. Position start date is estimated to be August 2018.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle all components of a proactive media strategy, from identifying opportunities to drafting media pitches, placing stories, and monitoring.
  • Manage the production and submission of AS/COA’s marketing, advertising, and promotional materials, serving as a liaison for designers and advertising outlets. Oversee fulfillment of barter agreements.
  • Draft communications’ materials, including press releases, media advisories, and e-newsletters, and handle e-mail distribution.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date press lists and contacts, including social media influencers and reporters/editors.
  • Curate and publish content, including press releases, media articles, and videos, in the AS/COA Online newsroom.
  • Track media coverage and produce news monitoring reports. Manage relationships and monitor performance of PR software services provider.
  • Field media requests and respond to reporters’ inquiries. Assist with press events, such as press previews and press conferences.
  • Research and develop talking points for media interview preparation.
  • Supervise and mentor communications intern.
  • Help design and implement strategies to expand social media audience and engagement.
  • Assume administrative tasks and other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Attributes:

The candidate is expected to be a self-starter who works with minimal supervision, manages her or his own time effectively, maintains control over all current projects, and follows up on all relevant issues. She or he must be detail oriented.

Skills and qualifications include:

  • At least three years experience in public relations, media relations, or communications, with advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Exceptional English-language writing skills. Strong written and spoken Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese a plus.
  • Experience updating web content.
  • A strong interest in and understanding of Latin America and international affairs.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and other types of image editing software.
  • Experience expanding social media audiences and influence a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes some early morning and evening commitments, as well as occasional domestic or international travel.

Compensation:

AS/COA is an equal opportunity employer 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 Process:

Please submit a 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.


Associate, Membership and Development
Americas Society, New York

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are independent, nonpartisan membership organizations dedicated to strengthening inter-American relations by engaging business leaders, government officials, opinion makers, and other key constituents through constructive and forward-looking dialogue across Latin America, the United States, and Canada. Our multilingual public policy and culture programs and publications help shape and advance an agenda of understanding, collaboration, and regional prosperity for the Americas at large.

Americas Society (AS) seeks a dynamic and experienced associate to manage the organization’s individual membership, and support other fundraising efforts. The associate will report to the head of corporate relations and public policy, and will work closely with both teams, as well as with the Young Professionals of the Americas and culture teams to coordinate membership benefits and strategize ways to enhance membership benefits and acquire new members.

The ideal candidate will be an organized, energetic self-starter and have a strong interest in Latin America and international affairs. This position provides a unique opportunity to gain exposure to and engage with leading figures and trends in the region.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage membership renewals and upgrade strategies for individual membership programs, including President’s Circle, Americas Society individual membership, Cultural Circle, Arts of the Americas Circle, and Young Professionals of the Americas.
  • Oversee the processing of membership gifts, renewals, upgrades, donations, and their acknowledgments.
  • Work in coordination with public policy programs, corporate relations and culture teams to build out strategies for member retention, cultivation of membership benefits, and acquisition of new members.
  • As part of the membership acquisition strategy, attend AS/COA programing and coordinate meetings with high-level prospects to discuss upcoming programs and membership benefits. Attending events at similar institutions is also encouraged.
  • Coordinate the creation and design of marketing materials, emails, campaigns, and other digital assets for the organization, including the year-end appeal for donations.
  • Track and report on event attendance, membership, and revenue statistics, and provide reports to top management on statistics and trends.
  • Coordinate with programs, culture, and Young Professionals of the Americas teams on select members-only receptions and events, as well as partnerships with other membership and cultural institutions.
  • Be an inter-departmental liaison to ensure all membership information is approved by the respective parties and up-to-date in relevant institutional materials.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field.
  • Previous professional experience with membership, events, marketing.
  • Self-starter with resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and charisma.
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish required. Portuguese a plus.
  • Outstanding sales ability, inter-personal communications, and relationship management skills.
  • Availability to work early mornings and evenings for events.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, MailChimp, social media, and design skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized, able to work independently and with a team.

Compensation:

Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer 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 email your résumé and cover letter to Beckie Bintrim at bbintrim@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please mention your related experience and explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Associate, Membership and Development” in the subject line. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted. Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.


Position:Intern, Corporate Relations – Sponsorship and Membership
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, New York
Beginning Fall 2018

The Corporate Relations team at Americas Society/Council of the Americas seeks a paid intern to support our corporate membership and sponsorship management and outreach.

Responsibilities:

  • Support corporate sponsorship and membership outreach efforts.
  • Draft communication materials: letters, presentations, proposals, etc.
  • Assist in the implementation of all corporate sponsorship benefits.
  • Perform market research on current and prospective corporate sponsors and members.
  • Generate queries, reports, and business profiles of corporate members and prospects.
  • Assist with additional administrative tasks, record keeping, and reporting for the team.
  • Maintain all printed materials up to date and ready for distribution to members and prospects of the COA.
  • Assist in the maintenance of records in Raiser’s Edge database

Time requirement:

  • 3 months, maximum 25 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Strong written and spoken Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese is helpful.
  • Internet research skills and familiarity with MS Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Takes-initiative, self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and easily switch between varying projects with competence and a positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus.

Application Submission: Please email your resume and cover letter to Ana Calderon atacalderon@as-coa.org. In your cover letter, please mention your related experience and explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Corporate Relations Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted. Americas Society/Council of the Americas is an equal opportunity employer.


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 per 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 atzdauth@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, BRAVO Leadership Forums
Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Miami

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking a student intern for the Miami office to focus on the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides training for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business/relations. Through both large scale and private conferences and programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy concerns within the hemisphere. Student interns will also gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as civil society. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region.

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 the invitation of speakers and subsequent follow up and confirmation
  • Provide logistical support and assist with outreach for public/private programs and conferences
  • Edit documents, including agendas, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Keep databases organized and up to date

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish; copy editing and proofreading abilities are required for the internship
  • Exceptional research skills; must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects and to prioritize
  • A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to contribute to a small team
  • Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time requirement

  • Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship.
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening

Application Submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Drew Westervelt at dwestervelt@as-coa.org.


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

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) is seeking 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 organize and execute the meetings and forums led by the AS/COA Miami team.

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
  • Assisting with outreach for public and private programs and providing logistical support

Time requirement

  • 15–20 hours per week; minimum 3 month commitment; students must be able to receive university credit for this internship
  • Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening a plus

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 dynamic team environment

Application submission: Please send your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Vazquez at vvazquez@as-coa.org.

Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.