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:

Director of Programs

OneAmerica is seeking a creative, energetic Director of Programs to manage its programmatic organizing and advocacy work. The Director of Programs will function as a senior strategist and manager within the organization, leading a team with diverse expertise and objectives. The ideal candidate is a seasoned strategic campaign planner with experience building, leading, and managing teams.

Read the full job description (pdf).

Operations Associate

OneAmerica is hiring an accomplished administrative support professional with a "whatever it takes" attitude and a passion for social justice. The successful candidate will be a committed team-builder and problem-solver, and will embody a balance between focus and fun. This individual will support the administrative infrastructure and programmatic work of OneAmerica, establishing and maintaining systems that allow for the most effective functioning of the organization. As a member of the Administrative Team, the Operations Associate will work closely with the Operations Director, Finance Director, and Development and Finance Associate. In addition, the Operations Associate will partner extensively with the Program Director to provide administrative and logistical support for the Policy, Organizing, and Communications Teams.

Read the full job description (pdf).

Early Learning Organizer

As part of a new pilot project, the Early Learning Organizer will bear primary responsibility for recruiting, training, and providing ongoing support to a cadre of parent leaders in South King County, with an eye to the following goals: building leadership and advocacy skills among parents of young children and coordinating with select community partners to provide career advancement support to members of the cadre. With a focus on East African and Latino communities, the organizer will support the leadership cadre in becoming a strong voice in shaping the early learning education system to advance and advocate for a system that is more responsive to and inclusive of immigrant and refugee communities.

Read the full job description (pdf).

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)  


Volunteers: We consistently seek passionate advocates who want to give their time to the growing immigrant movement. To get involved, please contact Maha at 206.723.2203 x 209 or email her at:  

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