Special Projects Coordinator

Housing, Land & Development Team / Community Rights Team · Oakland, California
Department Housing, Land & Development Team / Community Rights Team
Employment Type Part-time Temp
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Causa Justa :: Just Cause builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born through mergers between Black organizations and Latinx 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.

Position Summary

CJJC is hiring for a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position. The primary role of the Special Projects Coordinator is to support the Black Tenant Outreach Team in Oakland. This position will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operations of the Black Tenant Outreach Team and will support the scheduling and planning necessary for the success of contract deliverables.  The Special Projects Coordinator will also work closely with members of a community advisory council to ensure that there is consistency, follow-through, and accountability to deadlines and scheduling.

Per the Oakland Contract, an Oakland Housing Secure Community Advisory Council will be created in order to inform partners regarding issues, trends, barriers to access to services for underserved community members, and discussing ideas for providing culturally responsive services and outreach that ensures equitable access to services. The Community Advisory Council will consist of organizers, community members, and members of community-based organizations. Per the Oakland Contract, CJJC will partner with CENTRO to create and implement the Community Advisory Council which will meet no fewer than four (4) times. 

The position is remote-only, per shelter-in-place county restrictions on public gathering spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Provide scheduling support for the Black Tenant Outreach Team:

  • Serve as the CJJC primary point of contact for scheduling meetings related to the Oakland Housing Secure (OHS) community advisory council
  • Coordinate scheduling meetings via email and other communication methods
  • Confirm meeting logistics with attendees 
  • Act as the Zoom host and support (letting attendees in, tech troubleshoot, etc.)
  • Other scheduling/coordination responsibilities as needed
  • Attend check-ins with supervisor for updates and assignments

Miscellaneous Organizational Support: 

  • Attend assigned trainings and orientations
  • Manage weekly personal work plan and regular internal & external communications
  • All CJJC staff are expected to support our core work of grassroots community organizing. This may include supporting community members' activities, supporting meeting and event logistics, and participating in voter education and grassroots fundraising.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to social, gender, racial and economic justice; alignment with CJJC vision and mission
  • Basic computer skills required: familiarity with web browsers, Doodle, Google Suites (Gmail, Drive, Calendar), Zoom
    • CJJC will provide necessary tech, accounts, and supplies
  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent English required, other languages a plus

Hiring Details

  • $18.50 - $20.50 per hour
  • Part-time, temporary, non-exempt (hourly) employee:
    • 10 hours per week; with the potential of additional hours as needed
    • This is a temporary position and dependent on the contract timeline. 
    • If hired, a minimum of 16 weeks is guaranteed, with the potential to extend in order to fulfill contract deliverables.
  • Start date: Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Position open until filled. People of color, immigrants, women, trans* and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • We will consider a candidate’s full range of educational, professional, and life experience. CJJC does not require that candidates possess any specific degrees or levels of formal educational attainment.

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
    Housing, Land & Development Team / Community Rights Team
  • Employment Type
    Part-time Temp
  • Minimum Experience