Causa Justa :: Just Cause [CJJC] builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born from a visionary merger between a Black organization and a Latinx immigrant organization, we build bridges of solidarity between working-class communities of color. Through rights-based services, policy campaigns, civic engagement and direct action, we improve conditions in our neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, and contribute to building the larger multi-racial, multi-generational movement needed for fundamental change.
Causa Justa :: Just Cause was born on January 1, 2010, motivated by a vision of building grassroots solidarity between working-class African American and Latino communities in the Bay Area. We believe that Black-Brown unity is foundational for the development of a vibrant grassroots movement, and that building that unity is crucial work, now more than ever as our communities face the worst effects of the political and economic crisis.
Before the pandemic, Black, and Brown families were already more likely to be evicted, uninsured, or locked up. COVID-19 has shown that these inequities mean life or death for our community members. As state-sponsored violence continues to take the lives of Black and Brown community and the social and economic factors of the public health crisis intensifies – now more than ever we need to prioritize rights based services, basebuilding, and organizing. CJJC brings these strategies together with civic engagement and grassroots policy change to organize residents and tenants to cancel debt and defund the police on both sides of the Bay.
Our work has its strongest impact at the municipal level, where civic engagement work, grassroots policy change and community organizing campaigns, and candidate work (which our organization does not do, but is important to note as part of the field we work in) intersect. Cities are our base of power, that can grow stronger and have statewide impact pushing California to the left which will have national significance.
Below is a list of job openings available with Causa Justa. Click on the job title to access more information and to apply.
The primary role of the Resource Mobilization Coordinator is to coordinate fundraising campaigns and events and make the experience of giving inspiring and rewarding. This position also supports with grant applications, agreements and reports and plays a critical role in record keeping. The Resource Mobilization Coordinator will be supervised by the Development Director and will work closely with other CJJC staff to ensure that the organization’s political vision and programs are resourced to meet our mission.
CJJC seeks a Finance Associate who will support organizational sustainability and efficiency to further our mission to achieve Community Rights, Community Control and Community Ownership. This position plays a key role within the Finance Team and engages directly with an external Bookkeeper and Government Contracts Specialist. The Finance Associate is supervised by the Finance and Organizational Management Director and works as part of the Admin Team, which also includes Operations and Human Resources staff. This is a part-time position (24-32 hours per week).
We’re recruiting for an Operations Coordinator, based in Oakland or San Francisco. This position includes working as part of staff to ensure a structured and working environment, as well as working with the Director of Finance and Organizational Management to oversee our facilities and policy compliance, provide clear guidance on resource request processes, and maintain our remote and hybrid working policy.
We’re recruiting to fill our Rights-Based Services (RBS) Coordinator position, based* in Oakland or San Francisco. This position includes coordinating a team of staff and projects connected to our Tenant and Immigrant Rights work areas, working with other Program-related staff to ensure our community contacts and members are receiving updated information, and communicating with external partners. Our Rights-Based Services are a key aspect of our organizing strategy and serves as an entry point for Black and Brown communities to learn about and defend their rights, develop individual leadership, and join together to build collective power.
We’re recruiting to fill an Internal Organizer position. This role includes working as part of a staff team, as well as working with CJJC membership, to build a robust multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-lingual movement of working-class tenant power.
The Internal Organizer will be supporting membership through their pathway to leadership through coordination of New Member Orientations, Organizing Trainings, Know Your Rights Trainings, and other programmatic work. Internal Organizers motivate and engage member leaders in finding solutions to housing issues through mobilization and advocacy.
Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) seeks a Finance & Organizational Management Director who will strengthen organizational and staff sustainability to further our mission to achieve Community Rights, Community Control, and Community Ownership. This position oversees finance, operations, and human resources functions within CJJC’s Institution Building division, which includes the Admin, Culture & Development, and Funds teams. The Finance & Organizational Management Director will work alongside other Directors as part of the Leadership Team to ensure both divisions of our organization are working together efficiently to advance our collective work.