Deputy Director

October 25, 2017

Website CausaJusta1 Causa Justa :: Just Cause

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, Cause 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
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 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 and ensure the organizational work of  the Wellness Committee
  • Support Institutional Building Department which 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
  • Supervise Administrative Director and 1 – 2 other staff to be determined

Desired qualifications, skills and expertise

  • 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 20 or more staff
  • Comfort with systems of financial management and fundraising
  • Excels at leading teams and supervising staff with a proven track record of building and maintaining team morale, synergy and excellent program outcomes
  • Strong personal organization skills
  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to skillfully manage conflict, articulate shared goals and coach staff
  • 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

Starting salary:  $55,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.  Position includes full medical and dental benefits.

Position open until filled.

People of color, women, QTPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.  Send cover letter and resume to:

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