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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: 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.

AS/COA seeks 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 Hemisphere 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 at various Latin America-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 multitask and work under demanding time constraints.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

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

Application Submission: For consideration, please email resume to Public Policy Programs Manager Ernesto Aguilar at eaguilar@as-coa.org. No 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, 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, 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.