1225 South Weller Street
OneAmerica is a Seattle-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities. OneAmerica was established in 2001 by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal and has since grown to become a locally and nationally recognized leader in advancing immigrant, civil, and human rights. Our strategies include policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, immigrant integration programs and civic/electoral engagement. Our family of organizations consists of OneAmerica (C3), OneAmerica Votes (C4) and OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund (PAC).
Our work today is more important than ever, and OneAmerica is growing and becoming stronger to meet the current political challenges.
This is a time of growth and opportunity as OneAmerica strengthens our response to the emboldened racism and xenophobia facing our communities by building the social and political power of immigrants and refugees in Washington State. Our new strategic direction centers grassroots organizing, so we are not only defending the rights and liberties of immigrants but building the leadership of our communities to drive change.
A significant challenges in this moment is remaining bold about our vision for immigrants and refugees and also being strategic around how to focus and contain our programs and strategy. We are looking for staff to join our team who are adaptable and excited about leading change, are highly motivated around problem solving and lead with a focus on relationships, collaboration, racial equity and challenging power by building movements.
Join a dynamic team leading the local resistance and play a key role in our organizational growth.
OneAmerica is looking for an organizer and movement builder that is enthusiastic about working with youth leaders in King County. This full-time position focuses on community organizing and building a powerful base of youth leaders to drive change in the education and immigrant rights movements. Reporting directly to the Lead Organizer, the Youth Organizer will be responsible for supporting youth-led campaigns and groups to develop their leadership skills and advocate around key issue impacting them.
Grassroots Organizing and Leadership Development - 80%
● Manage and support existing youth groups in colleges and high schools in Seattle, Federal Way, Redmond, and Burien including supporting weekly meetings to develop leaderships skills and campaign plans
● Identify, recruit and support a core group of new youth leaders in King County
● Establish systems for former OneAmerica youth leaders to stay engaged and drive local movements and campaigns
● Develop and deliver leadership development and advocacy trainings tailored to diverse youth
● Support monthly base group meetings and track and implement base building and leadership develop goals with a focus on youth organizing across racial and ethnic groups
● Support youth leaders to advocate at school board meetings in King County
- Educate voters, run voter registration drives, canvasses, phones banks, ballot parties, and coordinate leaders and volunteers around civic engagement and electoral activities
- Provide logistical support and coordination for OneAmerica’s organizing work
- Mobilize community members and coalition partners to attend target events
Coalition Building 10%
- Support various youth serving coalitions and groups and establish new partnerships
- Work closely with the Road Map Project, the South King County Discipline Coalition and other organizations in King County to drive a youth organizing strategy
- Represent OneAmerica at meetings, forums and public speaking engagements
- Report on grants and contracts
- Track data using salesforce
- Report on collected data, assigned goals, youth and volunteer recruitment
- Report compliance during election season
We’re seeking candidates who excel in movement-building, are results-oriented, and have strong grassroots organizing skills. While no one candidate will embody all of the qualifications below we are looking for:
· Minimum of a year of experience in community, labor, or electoral organizing, with particular emphasis on organizing within diverse immigrant and refugee communities and working directly with youth
· Passion for education equity and closing the opportunity gap, and commitment to fighting for social, racial, and economic justice
· Ability to think strategically and experience planning programs and executing campaigns
· Strong analysis of power and racial equity with demonstrated experience building cross racial movements
· Strong verbal, listening, and written communications skills
· Excellent group facilitation and coalition-building skills, and an ability to develop effective relationships with diverse allies and constituents
· Ability to thrive within a fast-paced environment while maintaining effective time management and organization methods
· Willingness to travel and accommodate community-based scheduling needs such as evening and weekend meetings
· Access to a reliable vehicle and valid a Washington State driver’s license required
· Experience with basic computer programs, including Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite (database experience also a plus)
· Bilingual skills preferred
- Experience working with and/or ability to work with school districts
- Experience developing leadership curriculum and implementing trainings
- Knowledge of one or more languages
Experience working with youth in a broad age range
- Comprehensive health, vision, dental, life, short- and long-term disability and supplemental AFLAC insurance; Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 403(b) retirement plan; 5 weeks paid time off, paid family leave, ORCA transit card or vehicle stipend and opportunities for sabbatical.
- OneAmerica is committed to employee growth and advancement, including opportunities for professional development.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 30, 2018 with the subject line “Youth Organizer.” Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. In your cover letter, please address how your personal and professional background informs your interest in working with OneAmerica. No phone inquiries, please!
OneAmerica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and people of color to apply.