Causa Justa :: Just Cause
CJJC seeks an inspiring yet humble strategist and systems thinker with deep movement and organizational development experience. Our next leader will have strong roots and relationships in the Bay Area. The successful candidate will confidently cultivate and build relationships with supporters, donors, funders, and allies necessary to sustain and grow CJJC, and will understand the importance of building movements not just organizations. CJJC’s new leader will be adept at managing organizational change and transitions, possess strong conflict management skills, and have a track record of building unity and cohesion amongst new teams. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and thoughtful leader with a deep understanding of the pervasive impacts of racial capitalism, a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and the fight for freedom, justice, and dignity for all people, and bring a talent for communicating bold and visionary ideas that ground CJJC’s staff and membership while driving successful campaigns to challenge the status quo.
Who We Are
Causa Justa :: Just Cause [CJJC] builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Founded by Left organizers and born from a visionary merger eleven years ago between a Black organization and a Latinx immigrant organization, we build bridges of solidarity between working-class communities of color in service of our core belief that Black-Brown unity is foundational for the development of a vibrant multi-racial, multi-generational grassroots movement. Before the pandemic, Black and Latinx families in our base were already more likely to be evicted, uninsured, or locked up. COVID-19 has shown that these inequities mean life or death for our community members. As state-sponsored violence continues to take the lives of Black and Brown people and the social and economic factors of the public health crisis intensifies, CJJC brings together our core strategies of rights-based services, base building, and organizing with civic engagement and grassroots policy change to organize residents and tenants to cancel debt and defund the police on both sides of the Bay.
CJJC’s new ED will inherit a financially secure and stable organization with a regional imprint that serves as a national model for building Black/Brown unity, has a history of running local campaigns that challenge the status quo, and a reputation as a critical political project in the broader struggle for social transformation. The ED will have the opportunity to work with and support the emerging leadership and vision of a new cadre of Black and Brown organizers and Directors who are committed to and invested in base building and membership development work, passionate about building interracial intergenerational movement and organization, and whose vision is rooted in Black liberation. CJJC has strong electoral, policy, and housing rights partners which will create avenues for learning and deep alliances. The organization’s program focus and leadership team are well-situated to capture interest and funding from philanthropy wanting to center Black leaders, base building, and campaigns. Our next ED will focus on identifying and building relationships with new funders, strengthening CJJC’s team, and positioning the organization to lead given emerging political opportunities and needs.
Characteristics We Seek
While we understand that no candidate may embody every skill or quality, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the qualifications and attributes listed in the sections
Executive Leadership Skills and Attributes
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with an expected annual salary range between $85,000 and $100,000. CJJC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k plan, health reimbursement plan, and generous paid time off, including a paid 3-month sabbatical after five years.This is a regular full-time exempt salaried position.
CJJC’s staff is currently working remotely during the COVID crisis but has offices in Oakland and San Francisco. This position is based in the Bay Area.
To apply, please submit electronically via CJJC’s bambooHR system.
Please include a resume, three references, and a cover letter that addresses: 1) Why are you interested in working with CJJC? 2) What do you believe you would bring to the position of Executive Director? 3) How are your past accomplishments relevant to this position?
CJJC is a family-friendly employer and an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.
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