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TRABALHE NA LALA

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DANIEL VELILLA

“Como latinos, muitas vezes ficamos frustrados com o que acontece diariamente em nosso continente. Trabalhar na LALA me permite colocar toda a minha energia em causas nas quais acredito fortemente, aliviar um pouco dessa frustração e saber que estou ajudando ativamente a construir um continente melhor e mais forte.”

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KARA JOHNSON

“O que inicialmente me atraiu para a LALA foi a missão de desenvolvimento de baixo para cima na América Latina e ser capaz de trabalhar em direção a uma mudança sistêmica em nível macro e ao mesmo tempo estar diretamente conectada às pessoas afetadas. O que ainda me atrai hoje é a incrível experiência de aprendizado profissional, trabalhando com pessoas apaixonadas e inteligentes, e sendo inspirada pelos alunos mais brilhantes que você possa imaginar.”

JESSICA KENNY

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“Vim para a LALA por causa das pessoas - estou muito inspirada pela paixão dos meus colegas pelo impacto social e pelo compromisso com o seu próprio desenvolvimento. A LALA é como uma família: nunca vou esquecer o início da pandemia da COVID-19 juntos, sentindo-nos tão acompanhados e cuidados, embora estivéssemos fisicamente distantes e ninguém tivesse as respostas. Trabalhar para a LALA exige que eu seja eu mesma e fale minha verdade, porque a sobrevivência da organização depende da perspectiva única de cada membro da equipe, fato que nossos jovens líderes estão observando! É ótimo trabalhar em um lugar onde se espera uma vulnerabilidade corajosa."

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AARATI RAO

“Três palavras que me vêm à mente quando penso na minha experiência trabalhando na LALA são - Aprendizagem, Crescimento e Comunidade. É um privilégio trabalhar ao lado de pessoas brilhantes que posso chamar de meus colegas e amigos que cuidam de nossos alunos, amam aprender, têm um compromisso com a excelência e querem fazer deste mundo um lugar melhor.”

A filosofia dos nossos fundadores é que trabalhar na LALA é uma parceria, não apenas um emprego.

Quer se trate de progressão na carreira, aprendizado, seu propósito, sua capacidade de influenciar a organização, sua capacidade de moldar sua função ou redes que você possa construir, queremos fazer parceria com você para maximizar o crescimento mútuo.

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MANAGER OF UNIVERSITY & CAREER PLACEMENT

ROLE & ITS MISSION

As LALA’s reach grows, the needs of our students also grow significantly. LALA seeks an experienced networker, developer, and operator who can build and optimize the foundational partnerships, initiatives, and programs to support our students on their formal education and career journeys, throughout Latin America and abroad. The mission of this role is to construct and steward a network of university and career partnerships, scholarships, and opportunities that unlock freedoms for our students to more readily pursue their leadership and social impact journey. Success in this role will mean building a sustainable and regenerative sub-ecosystem of university/career guidance and placement initiatives.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

  • From the Latin American region

  • Native Spanish OR Portuguese speaker; also fluent in business English

  • Great interpersonal skills to assist in the development and maintenance of strong partner relationships

  • Clear and charismatic communication skills to assist in mobilizing alumni, mentors, champions in universities, companies and orgs in order to strengthen the LALA Ecosystem to serve alumni

  • Strong project manager who can handle multiple projects, people, and teams simultaneously

  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills that can optimize for impact on both student and university/employer sides and navigate networks that have very different dynamics and require customized approaches.

  • Strong network within the Latam social impact and/or university ecosystem is a plus

Experience:

  • Experience building and stewarding multiple stakeholders with excellence

  • Already plugged into the networks of top universities and/ or relevant companies and organizations that may offer opportunities to students.

  • Experience/familiarity with the local Latin American social impact landscape

  • Experienced in creating platforms/structures (e.g. Notion Dashboards, Salesforce or other CRM) that will hold connections across very different networks

  • Experience with/awareness of global universities application processes

  • Familiarity with the social impact scene in Latin America

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org

MANAGER OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

LALA seeks a proven operator, networker, & leader to join LALA’s ecosystem team. You will work closely with program and partnership teams to design, build, lead and manage partnerships and programs that support students with career opportunities. The ideal candidate has experience working in the career development landscape in Latin America and is—like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America. We are searching for someone who is ready and able to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

We believe that LALA is uniquely positioned to accelerate our students’ high-impact careers and help partner organizations and companies access diverse and exceptional talent. As hundreds of our students join the formal workforce, we are barely scratching the surface of the transformative potential that our students have through their careers. This role is designed to unlock all this power.

 

The mission of this role is to design and implement the infrastructure to systematically remove barriers and help our students enter high-impact careers, combining purpose, positive impact and social mobility. 


We seek an experienced networker, developer, and operator who can build and optimize the foundational partnerships, initiatives, and programs to support our students on their career journeys, throughout Latin America and abroad. Success in this role will mean building a sustainable and regenerative ecosystem for career guidance and placement initiatives to serve our students and partners.

DETAILS

Location: Remote.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The Manager of Career Opportunities will be responsible for building external partnerships and internal structures that support LALA students in their career journey. They will do this by building structures and a team that addresses the following priorities long term:

  • Career Guidance

    • Organize events and programs to inform students about potential career paths and connect them to professionals in their areas of interest

    • Source and maintain a network of career coaches/mentors that may provide guidance to our students, possibly working within the LALA Mentorship Program

    • Support and provide counseling to application processes for professional development opportunities, like workshops, conferences, fellowships, stipends and awards.

  • Professional Development

    • Co-manage a Career Program in partnership with organizations and companies

      • Source partner companies/organizations and maintain active relationships

      • Raise external funding to compensate interns and fellowships as needed

      • Source, train, support, and evaluate alumni interns

    • Co-manage professional development programs developed by LALA staff

    • Develop a strong understanding of LALA’s alumni talent pool, using existing data and surveying alumni to gauge their needs, interests, strengths, and expectations

    • Act as a headhunter for LALA alumni to place them into the best professional development opportunities available

    • Develop a strong understanding of the market for young talent in Latin America and constantly survey companies/organizations to anticipate their needs and match them with young talent

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

ECOSYSTEM JUNIOR MANAGER

ROLE & ITS MISSION

The mission of this role is to: build, scale and manage the infrastructures that support alumni engagement & development in the LALA Ecosystem. You will be part of the alumni engagement team, currently composed of Jess Kenny (Alumni Engagement Manager) and two part-time Alumni Coordinators. It is our hope that you continue with LALA longer-term and gradually take over the responsibilities of the Alumni Engagement Manager, stepping into this role in the future.

 

A week in the life of an Ecosystem Junior Manager may involve: creating forms & promotional material to recruit alumni volunteers; sending reminders on email, whatsapp and slack; helping train bootcamp staff and onboard them to slack & Notion; attending meetings in alumni teams and giving them feedback to improve; designing tools to increase volunteer happiness; collecting & analyzing NPS scores; drafting a Volunteer Policy & training team leads to follow them; meeting & collaborating with LALA Staff; 

 

We seek candidates with: strong operations, team-management and organization skills, and a mature & uplifting personality; who love building systems, understanding people & performing “customer relations”; who identify with our mission in the LALA Ecosystem; and can thrive in a rapidly changing environment with fast-deadlines. The ideal candidate has engaged with the LALA community in some capacity and cares deeply about bringing it to its highest form of development and health.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

  • Minimum 20 years old

  • Available to work full-time (e.g. not currently in school or another job)

  • From the Latin American region.

  • Native Spanish OR Portuguese speaker; also fluent in business English

  • Embodies the LALA Virtues: strives for mastery, grounded in personal development, passion for impact, committed to care, seeks to understand.

  • Strong manager of projects and teams

  • Great interpersonal skills

  • Strong writing skills and detailed oriented

  • Clear, pragmatic and timely communicator

  • Role model for organization & optimization: loves building systems that will make life easier for team members in the long run.

  • Comfortable working & collaborating remotely in a fast-paced environment (great at self-management).

  • Takes ownership to deliver results within time constraints.

  • Passionate about bringing the LALA Ecosystem to its highest form of development and health.

  • Responsive, responsible and accountable to LALA staff

 

Preferred, but not mandatory:

  • Being a LALA alum

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience engaging with the LALA Ecosystem (e.g. participating in internal opportunities, attending events, answering surveys, volunteering, etc.)

  • Experience with Slack, Notion, or Salesforce.

  • Able to commit for a minimum of 2 years

 

Experience:

  • Experience managing projects: setting a goal, planning, implementing & evaluating the outcomes.

  • Experience managing a team or coaching: assess needs, empathize, motivate, set goals & hold them accountable, suggest resources, give & solicit feedback, celebrate & reward them. 

  • Experience using Google Suite and excited to learn & teach new tools.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org

MANAGER OF ADMISSIONS

LALA seeks a proven operator, networker, & leader to join LALA’s admissions team. You will work closely with admissions staff to design, build, lead and implement our selection process from inquiry through enrollment. You will participate in a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short-term and long-term selection strategies to ensure care for growth, excellence and inclusion goals. The ideal candidate has experience working with selection processes and is—like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America. We are searching for someone who is ready and able to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

As LALA’s reach grows, the needs of our entering participants also grow significantly. LALA seeks an experienced communicator, networker, and operator who can continue to build and optimize our innovative selection processes. The mission of this role is to contribute to the continuous improvement of all aspects of admissions, recruitment, and financial aid.  You will contribute to a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short-term and long-term selection strategies that promise to unlock choices for our students so that they can more readily pursue their leadership and social impact journeys.

DETAILS

Location: Remote at first; may be willing to move or travel to Medellín regularly.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The ideal candidate will be a data-driven decision-maker, an experienced admission and financial aid professional, and a creative leader in admission, recruitment, and retention. The Admissions Manager will develop and lead the entire admissions process, ensuring that we can identify and select a diverse group of young leaders from all over Latin America.

  • Admissions

    • Represents LALA and serves as the first face of the org to new participants, while communicating the mission and programmatic vision.

    • Creates and manages communications channels with prospective participants and families to move them from inquiry to participation.

    • Coordinate the development of admissions material, processes, and events.

    • Coordinates systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with parents of student applicants so that the process supports and honors the student and their family.

    • Manages parent and student expectations and delivers admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and inclusive.

    • Participates and continuously improves the selection process of new participants, including the work of the admissions and financial aid

    • Manages a team of 3-4 full and part-time employees and 20-30 volunteers.

    • Coordinate alignment and communication with the Impact Measurement Department to ensure the collection of proper data during the entire selection process.

    • Constantly update and refine the application process to guarantee access of most vulnerable populations in Latam

    • Develop and implement a selection process and training for volunteer admissions officers in order for them to be ready to run the selection process.

    • Lead the year-round strategic planning of the Admissions Team to increase its efficiency and capacity to evaluate a larger number of applications in the short/long term future.

  • Financial Aid

    • Manages and supports the financial aid process by coordinating decision-making,  messaging and communications, and award distribution. 

    • Analyzes and evaluates financial viability of participants and families. 

    • Reviews and assesses the eligibility of applications for financial aid. 

    • Exercises professional judgment to determine whether adjustments should be made.

    • Oversees the collection, management, and reporting of data. 

    • Contributes to the continuous improvement of data management practices and processes.

    • Informs staff, participants, parents, and/or other interested parties on financial aid policy and procedural issues.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

MANAGER OF CAMP OPERATIONS

LALA seeks a world-class professional with exceptional adaptive project management and people skills to join the LALA team. You will work closely with program and partnership staff to plan, manage, and eventually lead the scale of Bootcamps at LALA. The ideal candidate is passionate about youth development, experienced in program management, and —like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America. We are searching for someone who is ready to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

LALA seeks an experienced operational leader to manage the administration and implementation of our most popular programs—the Leadership Bootcamp and Virtual Leadership Bootcamp. Through the strategic management of virtual and in-person Camp structures and teams, this role will increase program sustainability and grow LALA’s capacity to run camps. The mission of this role is to enable LALA to develop more young leaders across Latin America through supporting our scaling efforts.

DETAILS

Location: Remote at first; may be willing to move or travel to Medellín regularly. Travel across Latin America will be required for in-person Leadership Bootcamps.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The Manager of Bootcamp Operations serves as the year-round Bootcamp administrator. The position is responsible for leading the scaling of Leadership Bootcamps and Virtual Leadership Bootcamps. They will do this by building structures and a team to support the following areas:

  • Scaling Strategy:

    • Develop and implement short and long term program and staff growth objectives in accordance with organizational growth goals

    • Gather and use continuous improvement operational data and recommendations to support organizational strategic plans

    • Continually improve and restructure programs in line with long term scaling goals

    • Recruit and hire full-time staff to support in the scaling of camps in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

  • Camp Staff

    • Design structures to sustainably recruit, train, and manage camp-specific support staff (such as managers and facilitators)

    • Maintain a safe, healthy, and development-centered work environment for support staff and students

    • Oversee travel arrangements for Bootcamp support teams & students

  • Camp Administration

    • Lead operational planning across multiple departments and stakeholders

    • Track and continuously improve the information flow for all camp stakeholders pre, during, and post-camp

    • Oversee the budget and financials for both Leadership Bootcamps and Virtual Leadership Bootcamps

    • Own continuous improvement cycles between camps and camp seasons

    • Act as student-facing operational lead for students pre-Camps

  • Camp Operations

    • Build sustainable operational systems and structures to support long term scalability

    • Provide operational and management support to camp support staff (managers and facilitators) during Camps

    • Act as student-facing operational head during Camps

    • Act as the top manager for all camp staff 

    • Act as a LALA Staff representative at camps

    • Respond to student inquiries

    • Resolve any conflicts that arise between camp participants or camp staff

    • Connect students requesting mental health support to counselors

    • Follow-up 1:1 with high need students who require more support

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

JUNIOR MANAGER OF OPERATIONS, FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

LALA seeks a proven operator and leader to join LALA’s Operations team. You will work closely with Operations staff to oversee and manage our accounting department in collaboration with our Accounting team. The ideal candidate has Accounting and Finance experience and is—like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America. We are searching for someone who is ready and able to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

The need for efficient and strong operational structures becomes a top priority as LALA evolves into a larger institution. LALA seeks a talented operator and leader who can help us build and optimize our accounting and finance efforts to support our local and regional scalability. The mission of this role is to operate, manage and further construct LALA’s accounting and finance structures, in close collaboration with the Operations team and different outsourced contractors. Success in this role will mean building sustainable accounting and finance-related processes within the organization.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The Junior Operations Manager for Finance and Accounting will be responsible for overseeing and managing LALA’s financial and accounting structures processes. They will do this by establishing and executing standard operating procedures that help sustain and scale the organization financially.

  • Accounting for LALA Colombia

    • General bookkeeping for LALA Colombia

    • Manage LALA’s billing and invoicing processes 

    • Oversee and feed accounting information systems such as Siigo

    • Supervise the Colombian tax calendar and process tax payments through official platforms

    • Sustain effective relationships with LALA’s external accountants

    • Develop a deep understanding of LALA’s accounting and finance structures, needs, and processes

    • Create and improve necessary financial information such as cash flows, balance sheets, and projections

    • Advice and execute improvements to LALA’s existing SOPs

    • Support LALA’s growth towards a continental organization

    • Explore and implement new platforms that help the organization streamline accounting and finance processes

    • Support LALA’s scalability by identifying and creating financial and risk management analysis

  • Accounting for LALF (US incorporated non-profit organization)

    • US Tax Law and accounting knowledge is not required, but a plus

    • General bookkeeping for LALF

    • Develop a deep understanding of LALF’s accounting and finance structures, needs, and processes

    • Create and improve necessary financial information such as cash flows, balance sheets, and projections

  • Procurement

    • Invoice and bill payments for Staff and third-party service providers.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

JUNIOR MANAGER OF OPERATIONS, HR

LALA seeks a proven operator, networker, & leader to join LALA’s ecosystem team. You will work closely with the Operations team to build and execute our HR strategy. The ideal candidate has experience managing the Human Resources efforts of a growing organization and is—like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America. We are searching for someone who is ready and able to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

As a fast-growing organization, LALA is constantly improving its talent acquisition strategy and consequently, expanding its team. LALA seeks an experienced and structured HR manager who can help us build the foundations of an efficient and thriving work environment within the organization. The mission of this role is to construct systems and processes that will encompass the ideal employee lifecycle at LALA. Success in this role will mean structuring and implementing clear policies and procedures that unlock staff wellbeing and boost LALA’s growth.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES

The Junior Manager of Operations for HR will be responsible for structuring LALA’s employee lifecycle. They will do this by building efficient and scalable processes for talent acquisition, onboarding, and offboarding while overseeing the needs of LALA’s team members.

  • Own LALA’s employee lifecycle

    • Develop and execute strategies to improve our talent acquisition and retention efforts

    • Create structures and processes to onboard new team members

    • Plan and execute staff offboardings

    • Develop a deep understanding of staff needs

  •  Oversee staff compensation and benefits

    • Manage and support the implementation of new HR platforms that help LALA streamline and improve processes within the organization

  • Create information systems, manuals and guides that stimulate efficient and effective communication of LALA’s policies and procedures

  • Support LALA’s DEIA strategy

    • Ensure healthy and thriving work environments for everyone at LALA

  • Scale LALA’s HR strategies as the organization becomes a continental institution

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

ECOSYSTEM JUNIOR MANAGER

LALA seeks a strong manager & operator to join LALA’s Alumni Engagement Team full-time, ideally for a minimum of 2 years. You will work closely with staff and volunteers to build, scale and manage the infrastructures that support alumni engagement & development. We are searching for someone who is ready and able to learn from the Alumni Engagement Manager and step into this role in the future.

 

ROLE & ITS MISSION

The mission of this role is to: build, scale and manage the infrastructures that support alumni engagement & development in the LALA Ecosystem. You will be part of the alumni engagement team, currently composed of Jess Kenny (Alumni Engagement Manager) and two part-time Alumni Coordinators. It is our hope that you continue with LALA longer-term and gradually take over the responsibilities of the Alumni Engagement Manager, stepping into this role in the future.

 

A week in the life of an Ecosystem Junior Manager may involve: creating forms & promotional material to recruit alumni volunteers; sending reminders on email, whatsapp and slack; helping train bootcamp staff and onboard them to slack & Notion; attending meetings in alumni teams and giving them feedback to improve; designing tools to increase volunteer happiness; collecting & analyzing NPS scores; drafting a Volunteer Policy & training team leads to follow them; meeting & collaborating with LALA Staff; 


We seek candidates with: strong operations, team-management and organization skills, and a mature & uplifting personality; who love building systems, understanding people & performing “customer relations”; who identify with our mission in the LALA Ecosystem; and can thrive in a rapidly changing environment with fast-deadlines. The ideal candidate has engaged with the LALA community in some capacity and cares deeply about bringing it to its highest form of development and health.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

POSITION OBJECTIVES

  • Be part of the Alumni Engagement Team & gradually take over the responsibilities of the Alumni Engagement Manager (see below). 

  • Help create & implement the 2022 LALA protocols to assure quality & safety of initiatives that involve alumni volunteers. Manage processes for volunteer recruitment, onboarding, monitoring & evaluation, celebration and offboarding. 

  • Manages the team leaders of initiatives in the LALA Ecosystem that are designed to remove barriers to a young leader’s path, such as “low community of support” and “tough societal/familial expectations.”

  • Works closely with the Alumni Coordinators for Operations, Communications, and Tech & Data to maintain & improve alumni communications platforms (e.g. alum resources page on LALA’s website, instagram, whatsapp groups, Slack, Salesforce)

  • Support the Leadership Bootcamps Team (e.g. recruit & train alumni coaches, plan events to integrate alumni with new participants and onboard them to the ecosystem).

  • Listens to the needs of the LALA alumni community & helps find sustainable solutions

  • Collaborates with the rest of LALA Staff to support the overall health of the LALA Ecosystem

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

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