Causa Justa :: Just Cause 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.
Immigrant Rights Organizer :: Community Education Coordinator Oakland
Causa Justa :: Just Cause seeks a full-time immigrant rights organizer to coordinate the newly formed Immigration Rapid Response Network in Oakland CA. The Community Education Coordinator will be responsible for creating training curriculum for “Know Your Rights” against deportation, coordinate a network of immigrant advocacy partners to provide trainings to a variety of immigrant communities impacted by deportation and criminalization of immigrants. Organizer will support the Immigrant Rights Campaign in base-building and organizing efforts to expand educational and legal resources for immigrants in Oakland and Alameda County.
1. At least 2 years of experience working with marginalized immigrant communities
2. At least 2 years of experience doing base-building work
3. Fully bilingual Spanish and English and bi-cultural knowledge required
4. Experience working on advocacy, education and organizing Latinx immigrants in particular
5. Basic computer skills and familiarity with a word processor, Google Drive, & social media platforms (e.g. Twitter).
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write and translate from English to Spanish
7. Experience producing educational curriculum and materials accessible to working class communities
8. Commitment to social justice and working with marginalized communities of color
9. Ability to work evenings and weekends on an ongoing basis
10. Knowledge of the political history and conditions of immigrant communities in Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area
● Social media communication pages and web design management
● Facilitating, coordination &/or representing community organizations in coalitions and non-profit organization partnerships
● Supervision and team management
● Writing articles for published press and dealing with organizational external communications
● Proficiency in database management on Powerbase, Salesforce or equivalent.
Women, LGBT and immigrant community members highly encouraged to apply! Position Open immediately. Please send your cover letter and resume with 2 references to Kitzia Esteva firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to apply Feb 16.
Tenant Counselor / Organizer (filled)
We are hiring a part time Tenant Counselor/Organizer to provide advice and housing counseling in English and Spanish to residents several days a week based in our San Francisco office.
Job responsibilities include:
- Provide tenant rights counseling including – maintaining and providing necessary follow-up with cases
- Complete intake and update case information on tenant counseling database
- Represent, advocate for, and/or translate for tenants at the Small Claims Court, and Settlement Conferences, as appropriate.
- Participate in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of Know Your Rights tenants’ rights trainings
- Recruit new members during counseling appointments
- Follow-up with newly recruited members through phone calls or 1-on-1s
- Support member development and leadership within the organization
- Secure member participation to membership meetings, events and mobilizations through phone-banking and mailing
- Support the development of member meeting agendas and content, as well as provide logistical support and staff general membership meetings
- Update member information on member database
- Support the successful planning and implementation of organizational events and activities as needed
- Raise funds for the organization through participation in grassroots fundraising activities including – asking for membership dues as part of member recruitment, raising funds from individual donors and supporting organizational fundraising events
- Creates effective partnerships and alliances that move the mission and vision of the org forward.
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 direct service work with low-income communities of color
- Knowledge of issues related to tenants’ rights and the housing crisis in San Francisco and Bay area
- Familiarity with San Francisco &/or Oakland including – local history, geography of the city / neighborhoods, knowledge of various organizations, political issues, etc.
- Strong personal organization skills
- Experienced with computers – including familiarity with Word, Excel and Google calendar
- Fully bilingual in Spanish including the ability to translate written documents from one language to the other. Native Spanish speakers preferred.
The position is part time or full time. Full time salary range is between $42,000-$48,000. Position is open immediately. Deadline for application is August 11, 2016 at 12pm. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Becki@cjjc.org