Programs Associate (Mexico Focus), Public Policy Programs

Position description

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.


  • 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.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

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

Application instructions

For consideration, please email resume to Public Policy Programs Manager Ernesto Aguilar by applying below. 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.

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