Oakland Program Director

Oakland Program Director

  • Anywhere
  • Full Time

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.

The primary role of the SF Program Director is to provide leadership, motivation, and support to advance our vision of housing and anti-criminalization through services and engaging the community in advocating for community rights, community stabilization, and community control.  This position will report to the Deputy Director of Program.


This Director is responsible for the strategic development and management of the SF campaign and membership programs of the organization in collaboration with the Oakland Director and Deputy Director. This includes: Tenants Rights Clinic/hotline in San Francisco; creating and leading campaigns, and building power by integrating rights-based services, member recruitment and leadership development, and CJJC campaigns.  The Director also represents CJJC externally in advocacy work, media work, and participates in various local, regional, state and national alliances.  Key responsibilities include providing political and planning support to the program staff, through supervision and leading program evaluation and planning processes, and identifying and implementing strategic new opportunities or programs.


Program Planning and Implementation: Develop annual and monthly work plans for the department; develop emerging work in response to strategic junctures, representing the organization  in strategic alliances; plan and facilitate org meetings.
Team Management
Align and Integrate within Team and Cross-Team Priorities: Some of this work would include leading program assessment, evaluation and planning processes, and working with the directors and operations teams to develop and implement organizational policies within the program work and with program staff and members.
Organizational Leadership and Management:  Participate in Directors Team, and includes working with the fundraising team to achieve program related fundraising goals for this department and building  relationships with funders of this work and influence philanthropy around housing issues.
Communications Strategy and Implementation: You are skilled in sharing clearly the work we are doing, including our strategy and organizing model and political analysis to internal and external parties. You would work with the Communications team to inform necessary messaging and write occasional analysis pieces, blog posts, and deliver presentations around housing & anti-criminalization/policing  issues.
Required Qualifications:

5-10 years of campaign development, staff supervision, and program management experience
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; attention to detail
Outstanding organization and work-planning skills; ability to pivot easily among shifting priorities
Commitment to social justice
Proficiency in Spanish, bilingual is preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Basecamp
Past experience working in a non-profit
Strong alignment with CJJC’s mission and values

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $73,000 – $78,000 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

Application Details

People of color, immigrants, gender-oppressed, trans and gender-expansive, and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit your resume, 2-3 references, and cover letter telling us why you are interested in this position and sharing your relevant experience. When sharing your resume and cover letter, please do not include sensitive information such as social security number, citizenship status, etc.
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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.

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