Work & 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:

Early Learning Organizer

As part of a new pilot project, the Early Learning Organizer will be primarily responsible for recruiting, training, and providing ongoing support to a cadre of parent leaders in South King County, with the goal of building leadership and advocacy skills among parents of young children and encouraging parent leaders to take on a unified influential role in shifting education systems. This position will coordinate with select 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 advancing and advocating for an early learning education system that is more responsive to and inclusive of immigrant and refugee communities.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with OneAmerica team to develop and implement an organizing strategy in line with OneAmerica’s education and parent engagement theory of change
  • Identifying and partnering with local community-based organizations and groups
  • Recruiting parents of young children to be part of the leadership cadre, with a particular focus on Latino communities in South King County
  • Designing and implement leadership and self-advocacy trainings/curricula tailored to specific early learning parent engagement needs

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South King County Organizer

This full-time position focuses on community organizing and coordination in South King County, with particular emphasis on developing cross-cultural alliances to build power. The role is based in our Seattle office and works with the Organizing Director and Organizing staff to engage East African and Asian Pacific Islander communities in growing programs and executing campaigns in support of our organizational priorities.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the OneAmerica team to develop and implement an organizing strategy to work with East African and Asian Pacific Islander Communities
  • Identifying and recruiting a core of 30 leaders with the goal of further developing and supporting their leadership skills
  • Recruiting leaders and developing grassroots leadership in conjunction with other OneAmerica team members and programs
  • Recruiting grassroots leaders to become members of OneAmerica Votes

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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  

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