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.

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 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.

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, Causa 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.

Below is a list of job openings available with Causa Justa. Click on job title to access more information.

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.


Executive Coordinator

Position Summary
The primary role of the Executive Coordinator is to support the Executive Director and the Directors Team.  This position will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operations of the Directors Team and will support the scheduling and planning necessary for the success of the Program Director and Executive Director. The Executive Coordinator will be supervised by the Executive Director and will work closely with both the Directors Team and the Executive Director to ensure that there is consistency, follow-through and accountability to deadlines and work plans.


Position Summary
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.


Position Summary
The primary role of the BPP Lead Organizer is to oversee the coordination, development and implementation of the organizing project and to ensure it’s cohesion to the organization.The Black Priorities Project (BPP) is a long term organizing project intended to invest resources and capacity into the question of how to build social, economic and political power for Black people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The BPP Lead Organizer position is a full-time position responsible for the development of the Black Priorities Project and strengthening Causa Justa :: Just Cause organizing work as whole.


Position Summary
CJJC is hiring for a full-time Operations Coordinator. The Ops Coordinator works as part of the Administration Team, to build institutional stability, health and efficiency. They ensure the smooth functioning of facilities, supply management and administrative systems through being the main contact for daily operations of the organization for all CJJC offices (currently Oakland, Mission and Bayview). The Operations Coordinator is supervised by the Admin Lead.


Position Summary
The primary role of the Co-Director for Community Rights Department is to provide political leadership, leadership development and supervision support to the Community Rights Team to advance our vision of Community Rights, engage the community in building inter-generational Black and Brown Unity and advocate for 21st Century Sanctuary and Community Defense.