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:

Economic Justice Organizer

The position is a full-time position with a focus on organizing and coordination in Federal Way with an especial emphasis on building multi-ethnic alliances to build power to advance a grassroots economic justice agenda. The position is based in our Seattle office and works with the Organizing Director and Organizing staff to engage Latinx Communities, East African Communities and Asian Pacific Islander Communities to grow and execute campaigns in support of our program priorities. This position is connected to the All in for Washington campaign, a collaborative effort with aligned organizations to build grassroots leadership focused on generating public will for equitable state revenue reform driven by grassroots politics. Through a Memorandum of Understanding, this position will also be responsible for duties associated with OneAmerica Votes. This position is grant funded until December 31st, 2016 with possible extension dependent on funding availability.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading OneAmerica’s economic justice campaigns in south King County, including raising wages for low-wage workers, improving access to public transportation and increasing public revenue for community priorities.
  • Working with OneAmerica team to develop and implement an organizing strategy to work with Latinx, East African and Asian Pacific Islander Communities.
  • Building and support a cohesive team of grassroots leaders with other OneAmerica team members and programs.
  • Organizing and facilitate regular meetings with grassroots leaders’ teams in South King County.

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Vancouver Election Organizer

OneAmerica is hiring a full‐time, temporary organizer position through November 15, 2016. The position focuses on community organizing in the Vancouver area with an emphasis on voter education and mobilization in the upcoming election. The role is based in Vancouver and will work with OneAmerica’s Vancouver Organizer to engage voters during the election.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the OneAmerica team and organizers in Vancouver to plan and implement voter education and mobilization activities for the 2016 election
  • Identifying and recruit a core of volunteers and leaders with the goal of further developing and supporting their leadership skills
  • Planning and implement phonebanks and door‐to‐door canvasses multiple times each week
  • Recruiting grassroots leaders to become members of OneAmerica Votes

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Washington New Americans Program Associate

This part-time position supports the Washington New Americans (WNA) program, which is devoted to helping eligible legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens, voters and active members of our community. The position is based in our Seattle office and reports to the WNA Program Manager, working closely with our Advocacy and Organizing staff to achieve program goals.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementing WNA program goals and objectives under the supervision of the WNA Program Manager
  • Partnering with Advocacy and Organizing Team staff to mobilize community members and partners to advocate on immigrant integration and naturalization issues
  • Developing, implementing, and reporting on a work plan that furthers OneAmerica’s overall strategic plan
  • Working collaboratively with OneAmerica team, as required, in order to accomplish key organizational goals

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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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