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:

Development Director

The Development Director will serve as a senior Director and department manager within the organization and will directly oversee and implement all fund development activities including grant writing and reporting, individual giving, fundraising events, program sponsorship and corporate partnerships.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for ensuring ethical development practices, and actively driving and managing all the development efforts of the organization, while keeping focused on the mission of building power in immigrant communities. Key fundraising activities include but are not limited to: grant writing, general individual fundraising, training staff in grassroots fundraising techniques, major gifts, special events, direct mail, corporate giving, sponsorships and planned gifts. 

Specific tasks and duties include:

• Developing and managing the successful execution of all aspects of foundation prospecting, grant writing and reporting

Developing annual and long-range development goals and executable strategies to sustain and grow the organization

Ensuring racial equity is integrated into development practices; including messaging about the organization in grant writing and reporting, communications to major donors, and interactions with program staff.

Creating, executing and managing a successful and comprehensive individual donor plan including general annual fund and major donor solicitations

Actively managing development staff and consultants, supporting the Executive Director and other staff in fundraising, departmental goals, and fundraising activities for the organization

Participating in building and expanding current base of individual, corporate and foundation donors

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 24th, 2017

Click here to read the full description and instructions on how to apply

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

Weekly Volunteers:

Voting is the way that our communities make our voices heard. Are you interested in voting and getting people registered to vote? We’re looking for an energetic volunteer to commit to attend weekly citizenship ceremonies at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) in Tukwila every Wednesday from around 1 PM to 3 PM.

This is a great opportunity to see the final stage of the citizenship process and help excited new Americans take their first steps in participating in democracy! If you are interested please contact samara at 206-452-8406 or email her at:

General Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please contact Javier at 206.723.2203 or email him at: 


·         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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