OneAmerica is hiring! Check out these positions and become a part of the movement.
Founded in the wake of September 11, 2001, OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) has grown to become a regional and nationally recognized leader in advancing immigrant, civil and human rights. The success of our work has spurred a period of tremendous organizational growth, expanding from primarily volunteers to a staff of 19 with additional growth projected. Successful candidates for the following positions will be people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute their strong leadership and commitment to social justice to a growing team.
English Innovations Coach (AmeriCorps)
This AmeriCorps member position is a key support in project implementation, serving as an English Innovations Coach who facilitates classes and instructs adult learners in the English Innovations curriculum. The position is a half-time, 6-month, AmeriCorps individual placement at OneAmerica with an emphasis on increasing access to education and workforce opportunities for low-income adult immigrants. This position is based at OneAmerica’s Seattle office and works with the English Innovations staff to implement classes that integrate English language acquisition, digital literacy, and community building.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Adhering to English Innovations principles and following a course outline designed for teaching and lesson planning
- Facilitating and coaching adult English language learners in a class of 15-25 students
- Facilitating small group and pair activities in class
- Promoting student development through email support outside of in-class sessions
- Developing and adapting syllabus and lesson plans to the needs of the students
- Troubleshooting technical issues related to the learning software
- Providing oversight for up to 5 volunteers at a time
English Innovations Sustainability Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)
This position is a full-time, 12-month, AmeriCorps VISTA placement at OneAmerica with a focus on capacity building and volunteer management in King County with a special emphasis on increasing access to education and workforce opportunities for low-income adult immigrants. This position is based at OneAmerica’s Seattle office and works with the Development and English Innovations staff to develop and promote community support for an educational model – English Innovations – that integrates English language acquisition, digital literacy, and community building. The VISTA member will help to strengthen the support system and infrastructure of adult education for low-income, limited-English proficient immigrants. English Innovations provides accessible ESL classes for individuals who previously faced barriers to learning English as a means to economic integration in the U.S.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Working with OneAmerica team to develop a strategy to integrate English Innovations into coordinated efforts across King County to support limited-English proficient individuals in accessing education and workplace opportunities
- Creating a resource outlining the makeup of ESL services in King County, illustrating gaps in service and how English Innovations can complement existing programs
- Seeking funding, in-kind donations and partnerships to establish new and sustainable English Innovations classes in King County
- Collaborating with English Innovations staff and partners to develop a curriculum module targeted for low-income immigrant workers
- Establishing objectives connected to student access and transition to better workforce opportunities
- Establishing evaluation tools to measure student progress towards workforce-related objectives
- Ensuring integration of workforce module
To be eligible for an internship with OneAmerica, an applicant must work a total of 70 hours over two months. However, some internships may be specific to a certain program or project and the time commitment may vary. The position is located in Seattle, Washington, but opportunities may emerge in other areas of Washington State. All internships are unpaid. All interns will have one staff supervisor on site. Work will likely involve immersion in one department or with a specific project, but an applicant may be asked to assist with multiple projects across departments.
Once we receive an application we will determine which department and/or project best aligns with an applicant’s skills and goals. For this reason, please be thorough when filling out the application.
What We’re Looking For:
- Demonstrated commitment to fighting for social, racial and economic justice
- Clear dedication to immigrant advocacy
- Experience working with a diverse environment community
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to be a self‐starter, prioritizing and handling multiple, complex tasks simultaneously
- Strong personal management skills and flexibility
- Comfort with basic technology including email, Excel, Word and database work
- An ability to work some weekends and evenings
Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please contact Javier at 206.723.2203 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Recruit parents to be part of OneAmerica’s parent leadership cadre with a particular focus on Latino communities in Federal Way
· Maintain ongoing 1:1 relationships with each parent and build trust and leadership skills among parents
· Design and implement leadership and advocacy trainings to support parents in both navigating the early learning and K-12 education system and advocating for broader systems-change
· Work with community partners to build systems-level educational change at local and state levels, including developing strategies, engaging in dialogue to build an education system more inclusive of diverse families, including planning meetings, events, rallies, forums, etc.
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