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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:

Development Manager

OneAmerica is seeking a self-motivated Development Manager to play a strong role in building resources, membership and communications reach by leading our grassroots fundraising program. The successful candidate will be goal oriented, a talented storyteller, value data and strategic information, and be an experienced fundraiser driven to learn more.

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Washington New Americans Staff Attorney

OneAmerica is seeking an immigration attorney primarily to support the Washington New Americans program, which is devoted to helping eligible legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens, voters and active members of our community. The staff attorney will not represent individual clients, but rather provide consultation, training and capacity-building support for Washington New Americans statewide naturalization workshops and 17 DOJ-recognized agencies funded by WNA. The attorney will also provide consultation and advisory support to OneAmerica’s other immigration-related policy and advocacy efforts, estimated at about 20% of time. The position is based in our Seattle office, reports to the WNA Senior Manager and will join a team of 6 FTE Washington New Americans program staff.

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Americorps English Innovations Coach

The English Innovations project seeks to increase access to workforce opportunities for limited-English proficient, low-income adult immigrants by providing an education model that integrates English language acquisition and digital literacy as critical job skills in today’s economy. English Innovations strengthens the support system and infrastructure of adult education for immigrants.

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. The AmeriCorps member will serve as an English Innovations Coach, directly facilitating and instructing English Innovations classes for low-income, immigrant adults who are looking to gain the necessary skills to further their workforce opportunities. The member will also assist with English Innovations classes already underway by evaluating student participation and providing technical support. The member will conduct student outreach, intake and referrals. The member will also recruit, engage and be the primary contact for volunteer tutors who support the classes.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Adhere to EI principles and follow a course outline designed for teaching and lesson planning
  • Facilitate and coach adult English language learners in a class of 15-25 students
  • Facilitate small group and pair activities in class
  • Promote student development through email support outside of in-class sessions
  • Develop and adapt syllabus and lesson plans to the needs of the students

English Innovations Kids Activities Coordinator

Limited English proficiency is a significant barrier for many immigrants to fully integrate into life in the U.S. — getting a good job, having educational options, and participating in civic life. Limited English language skills are compounded by the gap in digital literacy in our technologically advancing world. English Innovations® is a blended social learning model that integrates English language learning in a collaborative, supportive classroom environment with online tools that enable self-paced, independent learning. The learning framework emphasizes a community-based approach, highlighting the importance of parent engagement and peer support. Kids Activities Coordinators will support Adult English Language Learners by providing childcare for their children while they are in class.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide childcare for a group of children ranging from age 3-12
  • Facilitate fun activities and games for 3 hours
  • Set-up and clean-up of the classroom
  • Give snacks and drinks to children
  • Be in communication with parents and English Innovations staff
  • Collect attendance of children for each class

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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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 kristen@weareoneamerica.org

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