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)

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)

Program Associate – Social Services

Resource Development Associates is seeking a highly-motivated individual with strong qualitative data collection and analytical research and writing skills.  The Program Associate should have an understanding of non-profit and public sector organizations, particularly social service agencies and local organizations addressing issues including child welfare, workforce development, and housing.  The ideal candidate will also have successful experience in strategic and program planning, and/or grant writing efforts, and a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.  Program Associates work as members of project teams with Research Associates and Senior Program Associates on a wide variety of projects including but not limited to program evaluation, program, operational, and strategic planning, implementation support, and grant writing. The Program Associate position is a mid-level position and can lead to other levels of employment.  (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)

Operations 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 administrative, operations, and business development tasks. (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 admin@resourcedevelopment.net.