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Causa Justa Just Cause

Deputy Director

Directors Team – San Francisco, Oakland, California
Department Directors Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $50,000 - $70,000

Organizational Mission

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 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.

Political Context

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.

Position Summary

CJJC is hiring for a full-time, non-exempt position. The primary role of the Deputy Director is to strengthen Causa Justa :: Just Cause, to effectively be a tool to support this work around sanctuary and to build power for Black and Brown communities throughout the Bay Area.  Causa Justa :: Just Cause is a well-integrated and highly functioning organization, with 4 locations across the Bay Area, 30+ staff and a very active volunteer and membership base. The Deputy Director will lead the Directors Team and support the Institution-Building Department. The Deputy will also lead staff development efforts, and to coordinate work-planning and overall integration of CJJC teams. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal planning and coordination, including management of the Directors Team and the Program Leads Team

  • Lead staff development and support a values-based internal work culture

  • Supervise the Wellness Committee

  • Support Institutional Building Department who leads the resource development and the financial management of the organization

  • Work with the Directors’ and Administration/Operations teams to develop and implement organizational policies across CJJC

  • Supervise Administrative Director and 1 – 2 other staff to be determined

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to building Black and Brown unity, social, racial, gender and economic justice

  • 3 – 5 years leadership experience in a similar sized organization of 30 or more staff

  • Experience leading a team and supervising staff

  • Strong personal organization skills

  • An ability to follow organizational leadership and take leadership in making suggestions/interventions informed from the base building work of the organization

  • Basic computer skills – familiarity with Word, Excel and web browsers required and Google Calendar & Google Drive, graphic design programs &/or social media platforms preferred

  • Bi-lingual Spanish and English desired

Hiring Details

  • Salary: $57,000-70,000, depending on experience. Position includes generous benefits package including vacation, PTO, holidays, full medical, dental, vision and Health Savings Account.

  • Position open until filled. People of color, immigrants, women, trans* and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, Oakland, California
  • Department
    Directors Team
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $50,000 - $70,000
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