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.
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
We are seeking a dedicated housing counselor for our SF tenant rights hotline. *Must be fluent in Spanish and English.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities
- Tenant Rights Counseling
- Process new client/tenant intakes onto our database
- Provide tenant information, counseling, and resources on our SF tenant hotline
- Support tenants w/case follow-up when needed
- Maintain database documentation of counseling cases and client information
- Support in completing tenant counseling reports by making follow-up calls to clients and helping write case updates/summaries
- Know Your Rights Workshops
- Co-facilitate tenant and immigrant rights workshops (about 1 per month)
- Support with updating content/curriculum when needed
- Attend team and all staff meetings
- Work plan and maintain an updated google calendar
- Participate in organizational fundraising drives
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.
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.