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:

Canvasser/Organizer

OneAmerica/OAV is hiring two full‐time, temporary organizer positions. The term of employment will last from date of hire to November 8, 2018. One position will focus on community organizing and civic engagement in the Auburn/Federal Way area and will be based in Seattle. The position will work with OneAmerica/OAV’s Civic Engagement Manager and local organizers to engage voters in immigrant and refugee communities during the election.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here

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.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here

English Innovations Kids Activities Coordinator

The English Innovations Kids Activities Coordinator will coordinate activities for the children of adult students who will be enrolled in the English Innovations Program at the Burien site. Providing oversight of the children gives the adults the opportunity to participate in an evening class to increase their English language and digital literacy skills. The overall goal is for immigrant parents to better achieve personal and professional goals, and integrate more fully into civic, linguistic,
economic and cultural life in the United States. 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.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here

Senior Communications Manager

Effective communications campaigns are essential to shaping public opinion, increasing the understanding of issues that impact immigrant communities, and ultimately winning campaigns that will directly improve the lives of immigrants and refugees. The Senior Communications Manager is responsible for the organization’s communications functions including storytelling, messaging and strategy, and requires a high level of skill and experience. This position reports to the Development Director but works closely with all members of the team, including organizing, policy, development, and administrative staff. This position serves on OneAmerica’s Senior Management Team and also works closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here

English Innovations Coach, AmeriCorps

The 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 full-time, 10.5 month AmeriCorps individual placement at OneAmerica with an emphasis on increasing access to economic and leadership 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 engagement. 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 integration in the U.S. 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. This position is contingent upon funding.

Learn more about the job and how to apply here.

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