Oakland Organizer

Oakland Organizer

Causa Justa Just Cause Website

Born through mergers between Black and Latinx organizations in San Francisco and Oakland, Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. In 2020, CJJC led its Oakland allies in achieving one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the country. Earlier in its history, CJJC provided leadership on the campaigns that resulted in due process for immigrants in San Francisco and Oakland. Through rights-based services, policy campaigns, civic engagement, and direct action, we improve conditions for working-class communities and contribute to building the larger multi-racial, multi-generational movement needed for fundamental change.

About this Role: What we’re looking for: 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.


Other duties include:

Recruits new members through outreach
Conducts one-on-one calls with CJJC membership
Maintain member database tracking, keeping member list updated.
Provide support as needed to organization wide drives such as annual fundraising appeals and civic engagement
Create agendas and content for member activities.


Required Qualifications:

Commitment to racial justice and language justice
Has familiarity with social justice campaign organizing or strategic campaigning
Proficient in google suites or microsoft office
Lives in SF or Oakland, or is willing to relocate within the next 3 months.


Desired Qualifications:

Multi-lingual; ability to hold discussion and provide tenant support in Spanish
Ability to communicate effectively, and problem solve
The ability to learn and use member database technology (CRM), Google Suites, and Zoom.
The ability to train member leaders on accessing Zoom and Google Forms.


Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $50,000 – $55,000 annually and will be determined by the applicant’s experience. 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.

To apply for this job please visit cjjc.bamboohr.com.

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