External Organizer

Program · OAKLAND, California
Department Program
Employment Type Full-Time

Who we are: Causa Justa Just Cause (CJJC) is a housing justice and anti-criminalization organization based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, born out of mergers between Black and Latinx grassroots organizations. With new executive leadership, and a reconstructed organizing structure, we’re ready to center campaigning and direct action as the focal point of our work.

What we’re looking for: We’re recruiting to fill two External Organizer positions based in Oakland or San Francisco. This position includes working a part of a staff team, as well as working with CJJC membership and allies, to build a robust multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-lingual movement of working class tenant power. 


External Organizers will be doing new member organizing through member outreach and campaign work. Organizers will be working on issue driven campaigns, and will recruit & identify new members through community outreach. Organizers will also be hosting member committee meetings, and will develop campaign plans alongside staff team and member leaders. External Organizers will attend and organize coalition meetings for campaign work.  


Other duties include: 

  • Uses knowledge of local housing politics to identify campaign opportunities 
  • Manages member outreach list and field calls 
  • Develops and manages campaign materials 
  • Attends and participates in direct actions, coalition meetings, and campaign retreats.
  • Develops member leaders through campaign work and organizing assignments
  • Provide support as needed to organization wide drives such as annual fundraising appeals and civic engagement 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to racial justice and language justice
  • Has familiarity with social justice campaign organizing or strategic campaigning
  • Lives in SF or Oakland, or is willing to relocate within the next 3 months. 


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Multilingual; ability to hold discussion and provide tenant support in different language 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and problem solve, when faced with shifting campaign priorities. 
  • The ability to learn and use member database technology (Powerbase), Google Suites, and Zoom. 
  • The ability to train member leaders on accessing Zoom and Google Forms. 
  • Create agendas and content for member activities. 


This position includes some weekend work, and hours are based around member schedules, which sometimes fall outside typical 9am - 5pm work hours. Salary range is $50,000 to $55,000 yearly and will be determined by the applicant’s experience. Position includes a generous benefits package including vacation and other paid time off, holidays, full medical, dental, and vision. People of color, immigrants, women, trans* and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply. 


To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and 2 professional references. Your letter of interest should detail your experience with social justice movements and any training you’ve participated in that’s relevant to this position


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.

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  • Location
    OAKLAND, California
  • Department
    Program
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time