Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Program Manager (Arizona)

Regular - half Time (20 hours a week) for $20,000 per year
Regular - half time (20 hours per week) Time Arizona - Tucson

Application deadline extended: Open Until Filled; Job start: TBD


Work Location:   225 E 26th Street, Suite #3, and online (remote).

Send your resume, three references and a two-page cover letter addressing:

1. Your experience working with Indigenous communities/Indigenous rights;

2. How you would approach working collaboratively with a collectively-led Indigenous rights organization;

3. What are key aspects of a healthy organization?

Email application to: alianzaindigena@gmail.com with the subject heading Program Manager


The Indigenous Alliance Without Borders/Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras (AISF) is seeking a committed individual who can work collaboratively with a collectively led Indigenous rights organization for a two-year project, with possibility of renewal beyond the contract. The AISF is the oldest Indigenous rights organization on the border founded to address Indigenous rights and issues on the U.S.-Mexico border that exists within tribal territories. See www.indigenousalliance.org to see our recent campaigns.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: AISF Program manager will be in charge of developing, managing, coordinating and executing AISF programs. The Program Manager will work closely with the AISF advisory committee, community and Indigenous Advocates members to coordinate/develop projects and teams developing an archive of oral histories and interviews of elders regarding the protection of traditional knowledge and Indigenous rights on the border. This work will result in the creation of an oral history project, a history by Indigenous peoples on Indigenous rights along the U.S.-Mexico border. The voices of Indigenous leaders will be utilized to conduct educational teach-ins and the development of an Indigenous rights curriculum to be used in various arenas and resources for either public or internal use by Indigenous peoples, as they determine the scope of the projects.


  •  Manage/coordinate AISF “Indigenous Archives Without Borders” archival programs/teams

  •  Ability to develop and maintain strong ties to Indigenous Peoples, Communities and Indigenous leaders/activists and advocates within the Southwest and Mexico

  • Manage two Grassroots Immigration Community Organizers

  • Actively work with team projects and an Indigenous archivist to archive the stories of Indigenous Peoples, including transcribing current archives.

  • Supervises daily operations, including direct services, administration, and record keeping.

  • Hire and supervise, assigns, instructs, trains, and evaluates staff, interns and volunteers

  • Manages program budget, monitor funding compliance, and submit grant proposals and required reports to internal and external partners and or agencies.

  • Represents program at various agency and community meetings

  • Works with the AISF Advisory Committee to develop and implement policies for staff.

  • Works with funders to ensure continued funding of the program beyond current grant scope timeline.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with tribal organizations, community organizations and governmental agencies to promote and expand the program.

  • Establish with the collective leadership operational procedures and policies related to the AISF program.

  • Establish protocols and permissions (working with the collective with various Indigenous elders and communities)

  • Train with teams in multimedia skills with Pan Left media coop/ Indigenous visual artists

  • Train with Indigenous educators in creating curriculum; participate in training in Indigenous archiving

  • Facilitate and work with co-facilitators on strategic planning

  • Organize community report-back events


  • Follows all AISF policies, procedures and protocols

  • Must maintain a great deal of confidentiality and integrity

  • Maintain satisfactory punctuality and attendance as set on the work schedule

  • Identify key personnel for hire:  project coordinators for each community collaboration, an archivist fellow, consultants in Indigenous curricula, media and archives;

  • Identify community members and students as story workers and archivists through the project


  • Experience and knowledge on how to work with Indigenous Peoples, this includes understanding and following traditional protocols.

  • Ability to effectively manage a team to reach both short-term and long-term goals.

  •  Excellent organization skills; detail oriented

  •  Flexible with schedule, able to work evenings and weekends as needed

  •  Computer proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, E-mail, Internet)

  • Multi-media literacies in social media, podcasts, Zoom, etc.

  •  Must be able to travel to different locations throughout Arizona and possibly out-of-state or into Mexico.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish/Indigenous language) fluency or proficiency preferred

  • Preferred to have at least two years of related experience including supervisory experience.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possess an Arizona Driver’s license



  • Sitting for long periods & Driving to Various Locations (in and out-of-state)

  • Standing for long periods

  • Lifting 0-30 lbs. Bend Stoop

  • Schedule may include working weekends and evenings as needed 

  • Working on a computer 4- 6 hours a day

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing


Work is performed in structured environments and within the community


Reports to and is supervised directly by the AISF Advisory Committee. Employee is also accountable for understanding and complying with AISF policies and procedures.  

WORK LOCATION: AISF office:  Address 225 E 26th St, Suite #3, Tucson, AZ 85713 or remotely, as the pandemic and organizational COVID-19 policy dictates.


225 E. 26th Street, Suite #3

Tucson, AZ 85713


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