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Causa Justa Just Cause

Tenant Rights Counselor/Organizer

Housing, Land & Development Team – San Francisco, Oakland, California
Department Housing, Land & Development Team
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation Starts at $45K

Causa Justa :: Just Cause builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born through mergers between Black organizations and Latino organizations, we build bridges of solidarity between working class communities. 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.

We are hiring for a full-time Tenant Counselor/Organizer who is fluent in Spanish & English to join the newly formed Housing, Land & Development team to provide counseling services (in Spanish and English) to low-income tenants through our Tenant Rights Clinics, as well as organize working-class tenants in San Francisco to help build a stronger movement for housing rights for all.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide tenant rights counseling  using a Serve the People/rights-based model

  • Participate in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of Know Your Rights workshops for tenants

  • Recruit members into the organization through neighborhood outreach, Know Your Rights workshops, and more  

  • Support with member retention and leadership development work,    

  • Participate and support member participation and leadership in civic engagement (electoral) activities

  • Secure member participation (turnout) to member meetings, mobilizations, or other events through phonebanking and other member communications

  • Support with the development of member meeting agendas and program content, as well as provide logistical support, and attend team and organizational member meetings

  • Support movement building work by participating in a coalition/alliance representing the organization

  • Raise funds for the organization by participating in seasonal fundraising activities

  • Support with policy  work and campaigns as they come up and assist with the implementation of related activities

  • Support the successful planning and implementation of team and organizational events, meetings, and other activities

  • Support members with interpretation at organizational meetings, as well as help translate documents from one language to the other as needed

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to social, gender, racial and economic justice

  • At least one year of experience doing basebuilding, community organizing with low-income communities of color - or 2 years of experience providing direct service work to the same community

  • Knowledge of issues related to tenants’ rights and the housing crisis in San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Area region

  • Familiarity with local history, geography of the city/neighborhoods, knowledge of various community organizations, political issues, lay of the land, etc.

  • Strong personal organization, experience with workplanning and time management skills

  • Experience using mac computers, including familiarity with gmail, google calendar, google drive and databases

  • Experience with translation and interpretation in Spanish and English

  • Position requires traveling between our San Francisco and Oakland offices

Hiring Details

The position is full time, non-exempt. Candidate must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Full time salary for entry-level experience starting at $45K.

Position includes generous benefits package including vacation, PTO, holidays, full medical, dental, vision, Life, LTD, Short-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account and HRA.

Position is open immediately until filled. Women, immigrants, people of color, queer, and trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit resume and cover letter, including why you are motivated to join staff at Causa Justa::Just Cause. 

When sharing your resume and cover letter, please keep in mind that CJJC’s hiring platform is not a secure site - please do not include sensitive information such as social security number, citizenship status, etc.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, Oakland, California
  • Department
    Housing, Land & Development Team
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    Starts at $45K
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