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 programs, working groups and initiatives across the United States and Latin America and is the publisher of Americas Quarterly, the leading publication dedicated to politics, business, and culture in the Americas.
AS/COA seeks a manager for programs and leadership engagement for the Miami office. This manager’s responsibility is to plan and execute top-level programs and to develop content that assures optimal engagement of COA corporate members, sponsor companies, relevant C-level business leaders, government officials, strategic partners, community leaders, and other key constituents.
- All content development and programs execution for key COA Miami programs and BRAVO Forums
- VIP Engagement for all programs via key speaker roles
- Website updates and management with head office for COA Miami programs and BRAVO Forums
- Media partnerships and public relations coordination for COA Miami programs and BRAVO Forums
I. Program Development and VIP Engagement
- Research and develop ideas for all AS/COA Miami-led programs executed across the Americas delivering core content value and engagement of public and private sector leaders, COA members, sponsors, partners, and key constituents across the Americas.
- Confirm and deliver successful participation of all speakers, moderators for assigned programs: connecting all moderators with speakers, coordinating speaker roles for major sponsors/partners, writing talking points and introductory remarks for COA executives.
- Build relationships regionally with C-level, corporate communication teams, PR agencies, key government agencies and other key constituencies to help confirm high-level speakers to our programs.
- Connect with teams of C-level leaders from across industries / across the region to engage them to attend our programs.
- Work with sponsorship team to help integrate C-level leaders into programs.
II. COA Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards
- Work with Director AS/COA Miami on content for full-day program for the annual business forum, the COA Symposium, which hosts over 450 private- and public-sector leaders from across the Americas with a special focus on CEOs of multilatinas and multinationals.
- Lead research, agenda development, speaker confirmation and coordination, research BRAVO honoree nominations and idea generation for a successful/engaging program.
- Develop and copy edit content related for all programs including yearly virtual programs, in-person programs, the event delegate book, agendas, sponsorship profiles, invitations, signage, etc.
- Develop content for BRAVO Awards Gala Presentation, including event script.
- Coordinates all video aspects with A/V specialist for Day Conference and Evening Gala Dinner.
III. Website Management
- Ensure Miami Programs, Symposium/BRAVO website and CFO page are updated by providing ongoing changes in text, pictures and links to COA web team for uploading and changes.
- Work with COA web and video team to over-see all video production, livestream, video delivery for all Miami events including extensive video interaction for Symposium/BRAVO Awards.
- Lead and deliver all post-event follow-up, including thank-you letters to all speakers and participants to engage for future COA programs, execute recaps of all programs and compile CFO Survey results.
- Copy edit and develop marketing content related to all Miami programs including email blasts, marketing materials, agendas, letters to engage VIPs, etc.
- Recruit student interns and temporary assistance for content/programming support.
- Lead the content for the annual CFO Forums and CEO Roundtables.
- Develop and maintain key partnerships with government, media, community leaders, and organizations throughout the Americas to maximize access to public- and private-sector leaders for programs.
- Travel to in-country programs as needed to be part of the team to deliver on all aspects of our in-country programs as needed.
Skills and Qualifications
- Five to seven years or more of relevant experience with a track record of success in program development and engaging senior leaders. Experience in public relations and/or client management.
- Excellent English-language verbal and written communication skills and strong Spanish-language verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Portuguese desired.
- A strong understanding of the Latin American regional business environment and international affairs. Experience working to develop content for the multinational and multilatina market and/or major events in the region a plus.
- Experience in managing client relations or consulting experience with the multilatina market and/or multinationals with significant business interests in Latin America.
- Degree in business, international relations, communications, public relations, journalism, or related field.
- Thrives on building relationships to enhance both the content and business sides.
- Detail-oriented and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, meeting various deadlines.
- Ability to work well in a team-focused environment.
- Ability and willingness for domestic and international travel.
Compensation: Americas Society/Council of the Americas 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 submission: Please email cover letter, resume and at least two brief English-language writing samples with the subject “Manager AS/COA Miami Position” to AS/COA Miami Director Yndira Marin at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our employees are currently working a hybrid schedule. All Americas Society staff and visitors to the Americas Society are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Americas Society/Council of the Americas 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.