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.
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 the job title to access more information and to apply.
CJJC is hiring for a full-time, non-exempt position. The primary role of the Executive Coordinator is to support the Executive Director and the Leadership Team. This position will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operations of the Leadership Team and will support the scheduling and planning necessary for the success of the Program Directors and Executive Director. The Executive Coordinator will be supervised by Communications Lead and will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that there is consistency, follow-through, and accountability to deadlines and work plans.
The Executive Coordinator position is based in CJJC’s Fruitvale office. During Shelter-in-Place/quarantine, CJJC staff are working from home.
CJJC seeks an enthusiastic and resilient Development Director who is ready to create plentiful, effective, and compelling opportunities for donors to support our organization, and to make the experience of giving inspiring and rewarding. In addition, CJJC seeks a Development Director with impeccable writing skills and who is excited to build strong relationships with funders. Preferred candidates will be self-motivated, highly organized, and adept at training and mobilizing staff and volunteers.
The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and leads the organization’s Fundraising Team. They set and achieve fundraising goals and strategies to fully resource CJJC’s work. The Development Director works to implement the politics and vision of our work through foundation, government, and grassroots fundraising. The Development Director is supervised by the Executive Director.
CJJC is hiring for a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position. The primary role of the Special Projects Coordinator is to support the Black Tenant Outreach Team in Oakland. This position will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operations of the Black Tenant Outreach Team and will support the scheduling and planning necessary for the success of contract deliverables. The Special Projects Coordinator will also work closely with members of a community advisory council to ensure that there is consistency, follow-through, and accountability to deadlines and scheduling.
10 hours per week; with the potential of additional hours as needed.
The position is remote-only, per shelter-in-place county restrictions on public gathering spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.