RDA - Resource Development Associates

RDA offers exceptional benefits:

  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • RDA sponsored life and AD&D insurance
  • 401k, with RDA discretionary match after 2 years of employment
  • 100% RDA sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • RDA sponsored long and short-term disability insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transit and parking expenses

“Creating change in any organization is difficult. When people understand that a change is necessary and how the change can benefit them, they are more likely to participate.”

Amalia Freedman
Senior Project Manager


Open Positions

Who we’re looking for

RDA is currently recruiting for the following positions. Click on the position title for a full job description.

Director of Business Development & Marketing

At Resource Development Associates, our work touches on some of the most pivotal issues facing our society today. With our mission-driven focus, we conduct projects that have lasting impacts in areas such as adult and juvenile justice, behavioral health, education, child welfare, health care, public health, and more. Over the past decade, RDA has grown rapidly from a staff of under 10 to over 30 experienced consultants committed to improving the public systems that serve our communities. We are looking for an experienced individual to help sustain our growth and guide our business into the future.

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.

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.

Research Associate - Quantitative

Resource Development Associates is seeking a highly-motivated individual with strong quantitative and qualitative research and communication skills (verbal and written), who is committed to social and economic justice.  Research Associates work as members of project teams with Program Associates and Senior Program Associates on a wide variety of issues including but not limited to evaluations, planning projects, and grant writing on mental health, social services, foster care, public health and many other disciplines. The Research Associate position is an entry level position and can lead to other levels of employment.

Research Associate - Justice and Justice Systems (Quantitative)

Resource Development Associates is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong qualitative and quantitative analytical research and writing skills who are committed to improving systems and services for individuals involved in the criminal and/or juvenile justice systems. Candidates should have an understanding of non-profit and public sector organizations, particularly justice-system agencies such as probation departments, law enforcement agencies, and/or courts, as well as other local health and human service organizations. Research Associates work as members of project teams on a wide variety of issues including but not limited to evaluations, planning projects, and grant writing on reentry, youth development, trauma-informed services, behavioral health, and other related disciplines.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will work as a member of the Operations Team and be responsible for assisting the Managing Director and the Senior Operations Manager in a variety of administrative tasks. The person must have a valid California driver’s license and a car suitable for running errands. This is a full-time, non-exempt entry-level position.

Independent Consulting

Contract Grant Writer

Resource Development Associates is seeking an experienced grant writer with demonstrated success writing federal initiatives and knowledge of and experience with public systems including child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile and criminal justice, housing, workforce development and education. The person we are seeking will have a proven track record working within a broad range of social issue areas and disciplines, enjoy fact finding and research, welcome opportunities to develop new areas of expertise, have excellent writing skills and experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities.

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