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​ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)​

Cihuapactli Collective
Program Assistant

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  • Departments: Event Planning, Marketing, Programming
  • Art Forms: Community Engagement, Culture, Dance, Folk and Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Music
  • Communities: African American, Black, Indigenous, Latinx 
  • Work Mode: Hybrid
  • Address: ​6427 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 
  • Supervisor: ​Enjolie Lafaurie, Co-Executive Director

Please note:
all ArtCorps student worker positions receive $16/hr before taxes and work 400 hours over the course of the semester (around 20 - 25 hours a week). To apply, you must be a current or recently graduated undergraduate student attending an institution in Phoenix or living in Phoenix yourself.

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About this position

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What you'll do

The Program Assistant will play a key role in supporting the planning and execution of our signature event, the Ancestral Womb Wellness Gathering (AWWG). The role will also work closely with the Communications and Marketing Director by assisting with events management, execution, communication, and design. The Program Assistant reports to the Co-Executive Director of Operations and Community Relations. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about nonprofits, event planning, and working with a women-led organization that focuses on the Indigenous community. The position offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. 

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist in ensuring proactive planning, communication, and scheduling of a wide variety of events including annual events, dinner programs, and special interest group meetings
  • Assist in the program content development for events, solicit sponsors, create and coordinate the drafting/distribution of promotional materials
  • Assist in managing pre-and on-site registration (tracking via database, generating reports, and producing attendee badges) for all events and programs
  • Work with the Communications & Marketing Director to plan and execute all marketing activities necessary to ensure successful events
  • Participate in planning committee meetings including distributing agenda and taking minutes   
  • Monitor the special events content on the website and social media sites to ensure they are updated
  • Secure equipment and rentals as needed, set-up, tear-down, and help coordination of overall event execution
  • Assist with donor acknowledgment and guest follow-up  ​

Desired qualifications

  • Organizational skills to manage multiple tasks, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize while meeting deadlines
  • Self-starter who takes initiative is highly reliable, and communicative when things don’t go as planned 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and follow-up skills
  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability
  • Polished and professional when dealing with others and some understanding of ways of interacting in Indigenous communities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team  ​

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No longer accepting applications

Oh no! We're sorry, but this position is no longer accepting applications ​and has been filled for Fall 2022. If you're still interested in learning more about the position, you can keep reading. Otherwise, you can find more student worker positions​.

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Meet the​ supervisor

Co-Executive Director Enjolie Lafaurie

Enjolie Lafaurie, Ph.D., C.Ht., is a momma, sister, tía, comadre, widow, Doctor of Psychology, hypnotherapist, empath, death midwife, and business owner. Originally, from Southern California, she is Afro-Cuban (Taino/Arawak) and Guatemalan (Maya). Dr. Lafaurie is a professor, specializing in the Psychology of Gender and Culture. Her degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Southern California were in counseling psychology with an emphasis on multiculturalism. Dr. Lafaurie’s passion for diversity resulted in her teaching in Tanzania, Africa, in 2004, on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other culturally-bound practices. She became a certified hypnotherapist in 2007, incorporating this skill set into private practice. At New Mexico State University (NMSU), she received training in mindfulness and biofeedback. Currently, Dr. Lafaurie provides service and leadership internationally, nationally, and within her local community. She is the former host of a weekly show titled The Nightly Restorative Check-In for the National Parents Union and was a regular guest on the Spanish broadcast titled El Sindicato Nacional de Padres. Enjolie is the Co-Executive Director and former CFO for the Cihuapactli Collective, a non-profit organization that supports urban indigenous families from womb to tomb. To learn more about Enjolie Lafaurie, visit her website at https://iamenjolie.com/​.

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About this organization

Cihuapactli Collective

The Cihuapactli Collective's (CC) purpose is to provide healing for self-identifying Urban Indigenous Peoples from the diaspora. This is done by sharing wisdom, connecting resources, revitalizing Traditional Knowledge, and promoting health and wellness. Rooted in ancestral and Traditional Knowledge, the CC is committed to empowering families through four bundles: Cultural Revitalization & Education, Food Justice & Land Restoration, Birth Equity & Reproductive Justice, and Advocacy & Consultation. We support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self-determination of families. The CC’s four defining elements are Spirituality, Knowledge, Culture, and Community. To learn more about the Cihuapactli Collective, visit their website at https://www.cihuapactlicollective.org/​.​

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About the program

The Phoenix ArtCorps​​

The Phoenix ArtCorps is a student employment program from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture  that seeks to provide students with​ the comprehensive skills, mentorship, and experience ​they need to launch their arts and culture careers. Over the course of a semester, each student works 400 hours for $16/hr (around 20 to 25 hours a week), with additional stipends and professional development opportunities. To apply, students must be current or recently graduated undergraduate students at a community college, university, or other institution of higher education based in Phoenix (or live in Phoenix themselves). Applicants must be at least 18 years old. There are no other enrollment requirements. Students do not need to be majoring in the arts or similar fields to apply. To learn more about the program and browse positions, visit our website at http://phoenix.gov/arts/artcorps​. ​​​​​​​

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