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. 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)

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 Analyst – Behavioral Health

RDA’s work in behavioral health systems continues to grow. To help support our efforts, we are seeking a seasoned and highly-motivated individual to engage in and lead qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation to support organizations and their programs to best serve children and adults with mental health problems. (Full job description)

Program Analyst

We are looking for a motivated researcher to support our project teams across the breadth of our work. This individual will work on a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to program evaluation, program, operational, and strategic planning, implementation support, and grant writing. (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)

Research Associate – Quantitative

We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong quantitative and qualitative research and communication skills. This Research Associate will play an integral role on some of our most innovative projects spanning across all our focus areas, including justice systems, behavioral health, education, workforce development, and more. (Full job description)

Research Associate

We are looking for a Research Associate who is eager to contribute on groundbreaking projects across all our focus areas. This individual will have the opportunity to leverage their strong quantitative and qualitative research and communication skills to support a number of projects that span justice systems, behavioral health, child welfare, education, workforce development, and more. (Full job description)

Marketing and Communications Associate

RDA is growing rapidly and each day our projects help improve the public systems on which so many people rely. Our dynamic Business Development and Marketing Department is at the vanguard of this growth. The Marketing and Communications Associate will be responsible for creating and managing effective internal and external marketing and communications efforts. We are looking for a highly-motivated marketing professional with social media expertise, the ability to develop and maintain a brand across multiple channels, and demonstrated ability to produce high quality digital and offline materials. (Full job description)

Business Development Writer

Playing an instrumental role in RDA’s growth, the Business Development Writer will aid a cross-functional team to develop and implement our growth strategy by supporting the development of competitive grants, proposals, and client deliverables. This person will have strong research and communication skills with the ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment. (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