Work and Volunteer

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:

Senior Policy Manager

The Senior Policy Manager will lead the policy team at OneAmerica, with the opportunity to build and grow the department’s work and focus. This individual will directly lead our immigrant rights and education policy and advocacy strategy, leveraging our existing work and success to advance an innovative and broad approach to systemic change in both local and state-wide policy. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director, this individual will manage and oversee OneAmerica’s dynamic coalition, policy and advocacy work. This position will directly supervise the Education Program
Manager position and serve on the Senior Management Team in order to establish deep connections between grassroots community organizing and broader systems change.

We are looking for a movement builder who is exciting about bringing their policy expertise to a grassroots setting. The successful candidate will be a strong leader and manager who is dedicated, self-motivated, creative and eager to join a results-oriented team to advance a bold policy agenda in a fast paced environment. S/he/They will bring a deep understanding of grassroots leadership development, and an ability to operationalize a strategy that ensures the voices of those most impacted by systemic inequities are at the center of driving progressive policy change. This individual
must also bring demonstrated experience embedding a creative spirit and structures for accountability into their work as well as versatile policy expertise and experience at preferably at the local, state, and federal level.

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Lead organizer, South King County

OneAmerica is looking for an experienced organizer and movement builder that is enthusiastic about leading work with parents and grassroots leaders in south King County to impact change particularly in the education system. This full-time position focuses on community organizing and coordination in South King County, with a particular emphasis on developing cross-cultural alliances to build power. Reporting directly to the Senior Organizing Manager, the Lead Organizer will be responsible for driving key campaigns in South King County focused on our immigrant rights and education equity and building a powerful base of grassroots leaders in the region to drive systemic change. This is a huge opportunity to work at the intersection of immigrant rights and education equity and support a dynamic, community driven approach to systemic change.

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Youth Organizer, South King County

OneAmerica is looking for an organizer and movement builder that is enthusiastic about working with youth leaders in King County. This full-time position focuses on community organizing and building a powerful base of youth leaders to drive change in the education and immigrant rights movements. Reporting directly to the Lead Organizer, the Youth Organizer will be responsible for supporting youth-led campaigns and groups to develop their leadership skills and advocate around key issue impacting them.

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Operations Associate

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 assist in 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 Associate will work closely with the Senior Operations and Human Resources Manager, Executive Director, and Finance and Development staff to strengthen OneAmerica’s administrative infrastructure and further the programmatic goals of the organization.

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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)  


Volunteer Opportunities

English Innovations Tutor:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring a small group fo five students during class and group discussions
  • Assist adult learners one-on-one in class with English language and computer literacy skills
  • Help facilitiate in-class activities, with opportunities to lead sessions and create lesson plans

Click here to read the full description. To apply, contact Kristen Navaluna at

General Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please email: