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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.

Current Openings:

Education Organizer

As part of a new pilot project, the education organizer will be primarily responsible for recruiting, training, and providing ongoing support to a cadre of parent leaders in South King County to build leadership and advocacy skills among parents of young children to play a unified influential role in shifting education systems. This position will coordinate with selected community partners to provide career advancement support to members of the cadre.  With a focus on Latino communities, the organizer will support the leadership cadre in becoming a strong voice in shaping the early learning and K-12 education system to advance and advocate for a system that is more responsive to and inclusive of immigrant and refugee communities.

Some primary responsibilities include:

-     Recruiting parents to be part of OneAmerica’s parent leadership cadre with a particular focus on Latino communities in Federal Way
-     Maintaining ongoing 1:1 relationships with each parent and building trust and leadership skills among parents
-     Designing and implementing leadership and advocacy trainings to support parents in both navigating the early learning and K-12 education system and advocating for broader systems-change
-     Working 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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Operations Manager/Executive Assistant

OneAmerica is looking to welcome an accomplished administrative support professional with a "whatever it takes"attitude and a passion for social justice. This person will be the “CEO” of ensuring that all  office systems run smoothly and staff members have the administrative support necessary to do their best work. As a member of the Administrative Team, the Operations Manager/Executive Assistant will work closely with the Operations Director, Executive Director, and  Finance  and  Development  staff  to  strengthen  OneAmerica’s  administrative  infrastructure and further the programmatic goals of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Manage general office operations, including, but not limited to:

- Front desk reception
- Mail, membership, and funds processing
- Office maintenancesupply ordering and management of supply and storage rooms
- Technology support, troubleshooting, maintenance, and training
- Personnel orientation, exit, and recognition processes filing and data entry

Support the programmatic work of the organization, including, but not limited to:

- Ownership of key administrative and scheduling duties for the Executive Director
- Intern program management
- Logistical planning and meeting/event support
- Travel and meeting coordination
- Short- and long- term projects, in accordance with organizational priorities

Other duties, as assigned

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OneAmerica Internships

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

Read the full internship description (PDF)

General Internship Application (Word)  

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Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please contact Fernando at 206.723.2203 x 211 or email him at: fernando@weareoneamerica.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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