Job Openings – We are Growing!

Causa Justa :: Just Cause is growing!  After 7 years at Causa Justa :: Just Cause, we are excited to announce Vanessa Moses, long time organizational leader has become the new Executive Director.  This is a moment of transition and growth, particularly critical in this political moment where our communities are faced with new challenges daily because of the ascension of this extremist, regressive regime and we clearly understand that we must fortify.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause continues to be a powerful organization building grassroots solidarity between working class Black and Latinx 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.

Check out the job announcements and if you’re ready to throw down, come join our team! Causa Justa :: Just Cause. We build grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born from a visionary merger between a Black organization and a Latin@ 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. Here is a list of jobs.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Political Context
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.

After the election of the Trump administration, Cause Justa :: Just Cause has been working towards a practice and reflection on Sanctuary Cities for the 21st Century.  The Sanctuary concept has been attacked and targeted by the right wing in this political moment. Rather than limiting the concept of Sanctuary to a policy of non-collaboration with ICE, the social movement left has the opportunity to reclaim and reframe Sanctuary, deepening its meaning as a frontline defense for our communities and broadening its impact as a strategy to build left populism in society as a whole.  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.

Position Summary
The primary role of the Deputy Director is to strengthen Causa Justa :: Just Cause, to effectively be a tool to support this work around sanctuary and to build power for Black and Brown communities throughout the Bay Area.  Causa Justa :: Just Cause is a well-integrated and highly functioning organization, with 4 locations across the Bay Area, 30+ staff and a very active volunteer and membership base.  The Deputy Director will lead the Directors Team and support the Institution-Building Department. The Deputy will also lead staff development efforts, and coordinate work-planning and overall integration of CJJC teams. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Manage internal planning and coordination, including management of the Directors Team and the Program Leads Team

Lead staff development and support a values-based internal work culture

Supervise and ensure the organizational work of  the Wellness Committee

Support Institutional Building Department which leads the resource development and the financial management of the organization

Work with the Directors’ and Administration/Operations teams to develop and implement organizational policies

Supervise Administrative Director and 1 – 2 other staff to be determined

Desired qualifications, skills and expertise
Strong commitment to building Black and Brown unity, social, racial, gender and economic justice

3 – 5 years leadership experience in a similar sized organization of 20 or more staff

Comfort with systems of financial management and fundraising

Excels at leading teams and supervising staff with a proven track record of building and maintaining team morale, synergy and excellent program outcomes

Strong personal organization skills

Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to skillfully manage conflict, articulate shared goals and coach staff

An ability to follow organizational leadership and take leadership in making suggestions/interventions informed from the base building work of the organization

Basic computer skills – familiarity with Word, Excel and web browsers required and Google Calendar & Google Drive, graphic design programs &/or social media platforms preferred

 Bi-lingual Spanish and English desired

Hiring Details

Starting salary:  $55,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.  Position includes full medical and dental benefits.

Position open until filled.

People of color, women, QTPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to: jobs@cjjc.org

DIRECTOR/A ADJUNTA

LA MISIÓN ORGANIZATIVA
Causa Justa :: Just Cause [CJJC] construye el poder y el liderazgo de base para crear comunidades fuertes y equitativas. Nacida de una fusión visionaria entre una organización afrodescendiente y una organización latina e inmigrante, construimos puentes de solidaridad entre las comunidades de color de la clase obrera. Mediante los servicios basados en los derechos, las campañas de políticas, el compromiso cívico y la acción directa, mejoramos las condiciones en nuestros vecindarios en el área de la Bahía de San Francisco y contribuimos a construir ese movimiento multirracial y multi-generacional mayor que es necesario para el cambio fundamental.

EL CONTEXTO POLÍTICO
Causa Justa :: Just Cause nació el 1 de enero de 2010, motivada por una visión del desarrollo de la solidaridad de base entre las comunidades afrodescendientes y latinas de clase obrera en el área de la Bahía. Creemos que la unidad entre los afrodescendientes y los latinos es fundamental para el desarrollo de un movimiento de base vibrante, y que construir esa unidad es un trabajo crucial, ahora más que nunca, ya que nuestras comunidades enfrentan los peores efectos de la crisis política y económica.

Después de la elección de la administración de Trump, Cause Justa :: Just Cause ha estado trabajando hacia una práctica y reflexión sobre las ciudades santuario para el siglo XXI. El concepto del santuario  ha sido atacado y singularizado por la derecha en este momento político. En lugar de limitar el concepto del santuario a una política de no colaboración con la agencia de aplicación migratoria ICE, el movimiento social de la izquierda tiene la oportunidad de reclamar y reestructurar el santuario, profundizando su significado como defensa de primera línea para nuestras comunidades y ampliando su impacto como estrategia para construir el populismo de izquierda en la sociedad en su conjunto.

Nuestro trabajo tiene su mayor impacto a nivel municipal, donde el trabajo de compromiso cívico, el cambio de políticas de base y las campañas de organización de la comunidad, y el trabajo de los candidatos (que nuestra organización no lleva a cabo, pero que es importante notar como parte del campo en el que trabajamos) se cruzan. Las ciudades son nuestra base de poder, que puede fortalecerse más y tener impacto en todo el estado, empujando a California hacia la izquierda, lo que tendrá importancia a nivel nacional.

RESUMEN DEL CARGO

La función principal del/de la directora/a adjunto/a es fortalecer a Causa Justa :: Justa Causa, para que sea una herramienta efectiva para apoyar el trabajo alrededor del santuario y para construir el poder para las comunidades afrodescendientes y latinas en toda el área de la Bahía. Causa Justa :: Just Cause es una organización bien integrada y altamente funcional, con 4 ubicaciones a lo largo del área de la Bahía, más de 30 empleados y una base muy activa de voluntarios y miembros. El/la directora/a adjunto/a dirigirá el equipo de directores y apoyará al departamento de creación de instituciones. El/la directora/a adjunto/a también dirigirá los esfuerzos de desarrollo del personal y coordinará la planificación del trabajo y la integración general de los equipos del CJJC. Esta posición se reporta al/a la director/a ejecutivo/a.

Las funciones y responsabilidades primarias

  • Gestionar la planificación y la coordinación interna, incluyendo la gestión del equipo de directores y del equipo de líderes de programas
  • Dirigir el desarrollo del personal y apoyar una cultura de trabajo interna basada en los valores
  • Supervisar al comité de bienestar
  • Apoyar al departamento de construcción institucional que dirige el desarrollo de recursos y la gestión financiera de la organización
  • Trabajar con los equipos de directores y de administración / operaciones para desarrollar e implementar políticas organizativas en todo CJJC
  • Supervisar al / a la directora/a administrativo/a  y de 1 a 2 otros miembros del personal a determinarseLas cualificaciones, habilidades y conocimientos deseados
  • Un compromiso fuerte con el desarrollo de la unidad entre afrodescendientes y latinos, la justicia social, racial, de género y económica
  • De 3 a 5 años de experiencia en liderazgo en una organización de tamaño similar de 30 o más empleados
  • Experiencia dirigiendo a un equipo y al personal de supervisión
  • Destrezas fuertes en la organización personal
  • La capacidad para seguir el liderazgo organizativo y tomar el liderazgo para hacer sugerencias / intervenciones informadas desde el trabajo de construcción de base de la organización
  • Conocimientos básicos de informática – familiaridad con los programas de Word, Excel y los  navegadores web requeridos y los programas Google Calendar y Google Drive, programas de diseño gráfico y / o las plataformas de redes sociales preferidas
  • Deseamos que sea bilingüe en español e inglés

Detalles para la contratación

Sueldo para comenzar: $55,000.  El cargo incluye beneficios médicos y dentales completos. El cargo se mantendrá abierto hasta que sea llenado

Animamos a las personas de color, las mujeres, y las personas de color queer y trans a presentarse. Envíe la carta de presentación y el curriculum vitae a: jobs@cjjc.org

  Oakland Tenant Rights Counselor Organizer

We are hiring a full-time Tenant Counselor/Organizer positions to join the newly formed Housing, Land, & Development team to provide tenant counseling services for low-income tenants through our Tenant Rights Clinics, as well as organize working-class tenants in Oakland to help build a movement for stronger housing rights.

Job responsibilities include:
•    Provide tenant rights counseling and case management, including maintaining and providing necessary follow-up with tenants using a Serve the People/rights-based model
•    Participate in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of Know Your Rights workshops
•    Recruit members into the organization and support with member retention, development and leadership work
•    Secure member participation to membership meetings, mobilizations or other events through phone-banking and other member communications
•    Support with the development of member meeting agendas and content, as well as provide logistical support, and attend team and organizational member meetings
•    Support movement building work by participating in a coalition/alliance and lift up the mission and vision of the organization
•    Raise funds for the organization through participation in grassroots fundraising activities.
•    Participate and support member participation and leadership in civic engagement activities
•    Support campaigns and assist with the implementation of related activities
•    Support the successful planning and implementation of organizational events meetings, and activities as needed

Ideal candidates should demonstrate the following skills and expertise:
•    Strong commitment to social, gender, racial and economic justice
•    At least one year experience in community organizing or providing direct service work with low-income communities of color
•    Knowledge of issues related to tenants’ rights and the housing crisis in Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay Area
•    Familiarity with local history, geography of the city / neighborhoods, knowledge of various organizations, political issues, etc.
•    Strong personal organization and time management skills
•    Experienced with Mac computers – including familiarity with Word, Excel and Google calendar
•    Experience with translation and interpretation (Spanish-English) – support members with interpretation at organizational meetings, as well as help translate documents from one language to another
•    Must be able to travel between Oakland and San Francisco

For our Oakland – Fruitvale office, the candidate must be fully bilingual (Spanish-English) including the ability to translate written documents from one language to the other. We are looking to fill one position for our Oakland office.

The position is full time, non-exempt. Full time salary for entry-level experience starts at $43K. Comprehensive benefits include health (medical, dental, vision and HSA), vacation, sick and family leave.

Position is open immediately. Women, people of color, and QTPOC encouraged to apply.

Open until filled.  Submit both a cover letter and resume Here.