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.

Business Development Writer

RDA is rapidly growing and each day our projects help improve local, State, and regional public systems on which so many people rely.  Our Business Development and Marketing Department is at the vanguard of this growth. The Business Development Writer will aid a cross-functional team to develop and implement RDA’s growth strategy by supporting the development of competitive grants, proposals, and client deliverables . This individual will help shape their role in our dynamic department and should have the ability to foster a positive work culture and be a self-directed quick learner with an appreciation of the discretion required of the position. The Business Development Writer is a mid level position (Full job description)

Research Associate

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 juvenile and criminal justice, 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..  (Full job description)

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)


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