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 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)

Senior Program Associate – 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. 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. (Full job description)

Research Associate – Quantitative

This is an exciting opportunity to join a smart, energetic team working to improve the public systems on which so many people in our communities rely. We’re looking for  a highly-motivated individual with strong quantitative and qualitative research and communication skills (verbal and written), who is committed to social and economic justice. This position will have the opportunity to work across a number of domains, including adult and juvenile justice, health and behavioral health, mental health, housing, violence prevention and public safety, education, child and family welfare, transportation, and workforce development. (Full job description)

Bilingual (Spanish) Project Assistant

We’re looking for someone with strong communication skills in both English and Spanish who is committed to social and economic justice to provide administrative support to our project teams. This person will be a vital member of our team, supporting work on a wide variety of issues including but not limited to evaluations, planning projects, and grant writing on juvenile and criminal justice, mental health, social services, foster care, public health, and many other disciplines. (Full job description)

Administrative/Executive Assistant

RDA is in a period of rapid growth and to facilitate that growth, we’re looking for experienced professional with initiative, discretion, good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills to support members of both our Executive and Administrative teams. (Full job description)

Temporary Administrative Assistant

An ideal opportunity for a new graduate or someone looking for a summer job, this person will join our Operations Team and be responsible for assisting with a variety of administrative tasks. The person must have desire to make a difference and support a dynamic organization. This is a temporary full-time, nonexempt entry-level position with the potential to become permanent role. (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