Job Openings

Organizational Mission

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.

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.

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 or QR code to access more information and to apply


SF Tenant Counselor

Position Summary

Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is seeking a dedicated housing counselor/organizer for our SF tenant rights hotline.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Counsel tenants about their rights
    • Input new tenant/client entries into our database
    • Provide tenant information and resources on our SF Tenant Hotline
    • Support tenants with case follow-up as needed
    • Maintain database documentation of counseling case documentation and client information
    • Attend external trainings/meetings to better support tenant
    • Write reports
      • Assist in drafting tenant counseling reports by making follow-up calls to clients and assisting in drafting case updates/summaries.


      • Proficient in English. Fluency in Spanish a plus.
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience working directly with low-income and diverse people.
      • Experience working in non-profit or public sector settings.
      • Proficiency in google suites or microsoft office.
      • Minimum 1 year of data entry/database experience.
      • Commit at least 2 years to work at CJJC.
      • Know how to work as a team player and maintain good communication with the team.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The pay is $26.44 an hour. This position includes some weekend work, as hours are based around our members’ schedules, which sometimes fall outside typical weekday 9am – 5pm work hours.

CJJC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses
      • Employer subsidized plan for alternative health options (i.e., acupuncture, counseling, massage)
      • Pre-tax commuter and FSA accounts (for health and/or dependent care)
      • Monthly stipend for internet and phone
      • 401k plan with employer contribution
      • Generous paid time off:
        • Two weeks paid vacation in the first year
        • Office closure 2-4 weeks out of the year
        • Nine observed holidays and one floating holiday
        • Eligible for paid sabbatical after five years

CJJC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person seeking job positions, accommodations, facilities, privileges, services, or membership on the basis of the fact or perception of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, marital status, disability or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or HIV status (AIDS/HIV status), or association with members of such protected classes, or in retaliation for opposition to discrimination against such classes. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Position Summary

We’re recruiting to fill our Organizer position. This position 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 power.

Organizers 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. Organizers work to build power,motivate and engage member leaders in finding solutions to current issues they face through mobilization and advocacy.

Finance & Organizational Management Director

Position Summary

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.