OneAmerica’s mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power in immigrant communities.
Employment type: Full-time, Exempt
Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000
Program Area: Immigrant Inclusion Department
Reports To: Executive Director
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. We utilize grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and civic/electoral engagement to promote justice in three areas: immigration, education and early learning, and democracy. Our family of organizations consists of OneAmerica (501(c)3), OneAmerica Votes (501(c)4), and OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund (PAC).
The Program Director will report to the Executive Director and oversee two existing programs in the organization: Washington New Americans, our citizenship program, and English Innovations, our adult English program. The Program Director will be responsible for shaping, executing, and overseeing OneAmerica’s overall immigrant inclusion strategy through policy advocacy, coalition building, team management, and organizing immigrants through the lens of building power. This is a new department within OneAmerica, so a critical component of this work will be to build the Immigrant Inclusion Team, bringing our citizenship and adult English program under one umbrella and adding a third element of workforce development. This will include strengthening collaboration and culture while establishing systems for internal communication and coordination with other departments and teams that are rooted in building power and our membership base. Our goal is to thread the needle between service delivery and organizing immigrants into our movements for change.
The ideal candidate will bring a background in organizing with deep power analysis to this work, using their skills as a confident, visionary, relational leader to build authentic relationships while managing multiple priorities with impeccable follow-through. This position can be based out of our Seattle, Vancouver, or Yakima office.
Program & Team Management (30%)
- Ensure effective management of and support for OneAmerica’s two immigrant inclusion programs:
- English Innovations, a model adult, contextualized, blended English language learning and digital literacy program rooted in leadership development, and community and power building
- Washington New Americans, OneAmerica’s statewide citizenship and naturalization program, a partnership with the State of Washington and the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Washington, including sub-grants to core partner organizations and regular citizenship clinics
- Manage program budgets and grant reports/deliverables including development, tracking and overall oversight
- Hire and supervise team members including staff leads for WA New Americans and English Innovations
- Develop strong and accountable team culture oriented towards organizing and power building in immigrant communities
- Lead efforts to identify, recruit and train grassroots community members that enter into OneAmerica through our inclusion programs and build a base of people directly impacted to drive immigrant inclusion agenda
Policy Development (20%)
- Own the policy priorities that emerge from our inclusion programs, centering the needs and leadership of immigrant and refugee community members, with a strong focus on workforce development systems and advocacy
- Develop and run a policy agenda rooted in immigrant inclusion and building political power including advancing bold opportunities such as establishing a Department of New Americans at the state level
Strategy and Fundraising (30%)
- Vision and build the organization’s immigrant inclusion platform and strategic plan including moving the fields of workforce development, naturalization, and adult education/English learning
- Support fundraising efforts and relationships with foundations to bring in more revenue to OneAmerica’s immigrant inclusion work including negotiating state contracts to maximize use of funds
- Work with the political department to build a civic and voter engagement program connected to the immigrant inclusion strategy
- Serve on OneAmerica’s executive leadership team and guide overall budget, program and strategic decision making
Partnerships & Coalition Building (20%)
- Develop and manage external relationships with key partners and stakeholders
- Represent OneAmerica in various campaigns and coalitions with key allies and partners
- Support the transformation of OneAmerica’s grantees and partners to build an advocacy table to move the immigrant inclusion department's priorities
- Support the establishment of a OneAmerica campaign team of staff and leaders to drive a long term vision as well as short term campaigns for immigrant inclusion efforts
QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES
- A strong analysis of power and racial equity with a commitment to build power in immigrant and refugee communities by leading with relationships
- A minimum of 5 years of work experience in organizing and base building, including electoral, union, and/or community organizing with demonstrated track record of building a base of volunteer leaders/members
- 3-5 years of people and program management experience with a track record of overseeing a team or department
- 2-3 years analyzing and advocating for policy rooted in social justice with analysis and strategy that builds power and measures success accordingly
- Familiarity with naturalization, workforce development systems, and/or adult ESL/education systems
- Skilled communication abilities to train on organizing principles and techniques, especially for those with varying levels of English, literacy, and technology skills
- Bilingual or multilingual
- Excellent group facilitation and coalition-building skills and an ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse allies and leaders
- Ability to motivate, mentor and supervise teams, tracking progress towards goals and building an internal team focused on achieving high results
- A spirit of self-motivation, ownership, and collaborative initiative – ability to thrive independently and with a team, taking a project successfully from beginning to end with broad guidance
- Ability to thrive within a fast-paced environment while maintaining effective time management, organization methods, and adapting to changing priorities to successfully meet program deliverables
- Willingness to accommodate community-based scheduling needs, such as evening and weekend meetings
- Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel throughout Washington State and nationally on occasion
- Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
- Comprehensive health insurance coverage, including vision, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, up to 20 weeks of family and medical leave, and more
- Other benefits include cell phone and transportation stipends, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and a 403(b) retirement plan
- Five weeks of PTO in years 0-3, six weeks for years 4-6, and seven weeks of PTO after 7 years of service
- Three months paid sabbatical after every five years of service
- OneAmerica is committed to work/life balance and encourages meeting-free Fridays and Summer-free Fridays (3-day weekends for two months in the summer)
- We have a transparent compensation philosophy and offer cost-of-living and annual merit-based raises
- We are committed to employee growth and advancement, including professional development investments
Desired start date: April 1, 2023
Apply by: March 3, 2023.
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OneAmerica is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.