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Associate, Public Policy Programs
New York

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are organizations whose members share a common commitment to economic development, free trade, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

We are seeking a professional to work closely with our programs team at our headquarters in New York City.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceiving and organizing economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to our corporate members across the Western Hemisphere.
  • Managing all administrative and logistical aspects of public policy program planning, including preparing and following up with invitations, registering participants, and managing in-person or virtual programs.
  • Staying up to date with regional trends and country-specific information.
  • Liaising with Latin American government officials, AS/COA's individual and corporate members, and other constituents involved in Western Hemispheric affairs.
  • Supporting sponsorship and corporate relations tasks, such as record-keeping, preparing communication materials (including sponsorship proposals), and maintaining relationships with corporate members and sponsors.
  • Supporting projects and initiatives of the COA’s Washington and Miami offices.


  • B.A. or graduate degree in Latin American studies, economics, political science, or other related topics.
  • Fluency in Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Latin American economics and politics.
  • Excellent writing and communication in English.
  • Computer skills, particularly use of databases (Salesforce), virtual platforms (Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams), and design platform Canva.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, ability to multi-task and work under demanding time constraints in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.

Our employees are currently working a hybrid schedule each week, with three days spent in the office and two days remotely. All staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Depending on programming, employees may need to come in more than three days a week when the workflow necessitates it.

AS/COA 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.

Qualified candidates must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

AS/COA is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.

Salary range for this position is $60k to $65k.

To apply:

Please e-mail Ragnhild Melzi at rmelzi@as-coa.org with the subject line “COA Associate Position January 2023” and include resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample (max one page).

No phone calls please. Please note that only those candidates who are considered for an interview will be contacted.