NOW HIRING: Arts & Healing Programs Coordinator [Project Based]


Position: Arts & Healing Programs Coordinator [Project-Based] 


Aliento is a community organization that is undocumented, DACA, and youth-led. We are directly impacted people and allies who are invested in the well being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status. 

We use art and community organizing to transform trauma, anxiety, and fear into hope and action. 


The program coordinator’s role is to plan and execute Arts + Healing Workshops using a model that has already been created, as well as adapting and improving it to be aligned to Aliento’s mission and values. The primary responsibility of the position is to organize participatory healing spaces (open mics, workshops, and trainings) where immigrant children, youth, and parents can express their reality through various art mediums. The program coordinator is responsible for training, developing, and managing volunteers as well for obtaining and applying feedback from participants for future design of the programs. The program coordinator is also responsible for assisting the organization by adding capacity. We are looking for someone who is open and excited to use a holistic approach with participants through arts and healing.


Compensation: the compensation is based on experience. This is a project-based contract position in Mesa, Arizona with the ability to move into a permanent full-time role. 


  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, community-based organization. 

  • Is a team-player and transformative leader, and is excited to work with a dynamic-entrepreneurial team and the migrant community. 

  • Shares the Aliento commitment to embody values of centering the leadership of impacted communities, truth and reconciliation, transformative leadership and growth. 

  • Is detailed oriented, has a strong reflective practice, and has a growth mindset. 

  • Based on our organizational values, we highly encourage DACA recipients or individuals who live in mixed status family to apply. 


  • Providing design input and executing arts programming using art & holistic practices. 

  • Executing a Fall Arts + Healing Season (4 to 6 workshops) 

  • Planning our open mic season from October 2019 to May 2020 (execute 3 to 4 open mics). 

  • Developing our seasons’ outreach plan according to programs needs and capacity.

  • Building and tracking relationships with participants of the programs. 

  • Building relationships and coordinating with local partner organizations.

  • Training, recruiting, and managing volunteers/interns and connecting them to different opportunities with Aliento. 

  • Tracking expenses for the programs and making recommendations for programs expenses/costs. 

  • Meeting deliverables set by Executive Director (ED). 

  • Maintaining the highest regard for data integrity.

  • Representing the organization in different events, media, etc. 


  • Have a strong reflective practice and have a growth mindset. 

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Be able to identify problems or gaps and be solution oriented. 

  • Has 1-3 years of working and/or volunteering with the immigrant community. 

  • Ability to adapt to change and process information in a fast-paced environment.  

  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in work prioritization and meeting project goals.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail, along with strong project management abilities.

  • A bachelor's degree in Arts, Education, or any realm of behavioral health is desired but is not a sole determinant factor. 

  • Commitment and passion to arts, immigration, behavioral health, education and other areas that advance the rights of undocumented youth and mixed status families.

  • Experience in managing volunteers. 

  • Experience working with children and youth. 

  • Experience in the arts desired but not needed.

  • Experience & training on trauma desired but not needed.

  • Be comfortable with using different social media platforms (i.e. facebook, twitter, instagram) to promote our events and the organization. 

  • Knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel.  

The Arts and Healing Programs Coordinator will work closely with and report to Reyna Montoya, Aliento’s Founder and CEO, and will include ongoing coaching support, professional development and opportunities for growth. 

 We will provide office space in Mesa, Arizona out of our office located at 1819 S. Dobson Dr. Ste. 214, Mesa,  AZ 85202.

This position will ideally start on August 5, 2019 or earlier. If there is a conflict with the starting date, notify at the application and indicate your ideal start date. 


To apply, please send a resume, 3 references, and a 1 to 3 minute video telling us why you are the right person for this job to *Video can be attached or it can be sent as a link. If found to be a good match you will be asked to do a phone and in person interview. 

 Position will be open until we find the right candidate. We are hoping to fill this position soon.