Resource Development Associates

Job Openings

We are always looking for talented people committed to improving our communities. Find out more about our current job openings and see if you are who we’re looking for.

Senior Project Manager – Justice Systems 

Recent policy decisions have led to dramatic changes in how California approaches its justice systems. With several initiatives aimed at reducing the state’s prison population, we are working with local government agencies and nonprofits to show that evidence-based practices combined with community-based services produce better outcomes at lower cost. Resource Development Associates (RDA) is a mission-driven consulting firm founded in 1984 on the belief that public and nonprofit health and human service systems have the potential to improve conditions in our communities. The changing sensibility and emerging policies surrounding criminal and juvenile justice have energized our work and we are looking for someone to join our team with a passion for building a more just and effective system.  The Senior Project Manager will have the opportunity to lead some of our most impactful projects in adult and juvenile justice. (Full job description)

Senior Program Associate – Behavioral Health

This is a pivotal time for behavioral health here in California. Over the past decade, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) has dramatically altered the state’s approach to behavioral health service delivery. The MHSA has emphasized consumer-driven services based on evidence-based practices that take into account the unique cultural needs of the state’s diverse population. We work with our clients to promote access to the full range of mental health services and promote culturally responsive and recovery-oriented systems of care. We also understand how behavioral health plays a key role across multiple systems, including justice systems, education, health care, and child welfare. We are looking for a behavioral health professional with a passion for using culturally competent research to guide systems-level change. (Full job description)

Research Associate – Justice Systems

As our work in adult and juvenile justice expands, we are looking for support in our efforts to design and evaluate evidence-based practices and community-based services. This is an exciting time as we start to see the impact of widespread reforms and we are looking for someone to join our team with a passion for building a more just and effective system. (Full job description)

Executive Assistant

RDA is seeking an experienced professional with initiative, discretion, and excellent interpersonal skills to support the CEO and Managing Director. The Executive Assistant should welcome opportunities to develop new areas of expertise and be able to manage simultaneous priorities. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, have exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills, and have excellent attention to detail. (Full job description)

Software Developer

The full stack Software Developer plays a key role in applications developed by RDA. The successful candidate will work with our existing development team to enhance our software performance and feature set. Candidates should have experience in full stack development and perform duties in development, testing, QA and DevOps. They will support application users, which may include, cities, schools, health departments, and police departments. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the software development life cycle and will support internal IT systems as needed. (Full job description)


Independent Consulting

RDA has a diversity of projects that require specialized skills, and we maintain a cadre of independent consultants whom we call upon when their skills and talents are needed.  If you are interested in independent contracting opportunities, please send a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, references, and a writing sample to