Director of Justice System Consulting

The Consulting Director, Justice, is a senior management position at RDA and a member of the RDA Executive Team. As a Director of Justice System Consulting, you will lead the vision for and sustain a services portfolio that fosters partnerships to create a more equitable justice system. You will develop and retain a cohesive team, coordinate the execution and financial management of all projects within your Practice portfolio, and ensure client satisfaction. You will generate new revenue and increase existing revenue streams within the Justice services domain. You will maintain external focus to develop and deepen your network of prospective clients and partners, including specialists and universities, to promote RDA’s capacity to strengthen public systems. You will track opportunities, forecast a pipeline of projects, and develop winning strategies and teams. As a member of the RDA Executive Team, you are an influential leader who is responsible for the development of staff and creating and maintaining an inclusive environment where diverse staff can thrive.

Business Development Associate

Do you enjoy telling compelling stories and piecing together information to craft masterful narratives? RDA is seeking a highly motivated individual with superb writing skills, attention to detail, and experience writing on deadline for the position of Business Development Associate. The Business Development Associate 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 is a mid-level position.

Senior Consultant, Community Development & Social Services

Are you looking to effect change through research and consulting? Do you have experience managing multiple, simultaneous mixed-methods evaluation and/or strategic and program planning projects? If so, we encourage you to explore our Senior Consultant role in the Human Services Practice. At RDA, Senior Consultants manage diverse collection of projects that leverage their consulting services (e.g., evaluation, planning, grant writing) and content expertise (e.g., workforce and economic development, child and adult welfare, child and youth development). For this opportunity, significant experience in relevant consulting and business development/client cultivation is preferred. The Senior Consultant position is mid-level in our consulting career path and can lead to other levels of employment.

Consultant, Community Health

If you are looking to effect change through research and consulting and if you have experience in evaluation and/or strategic and program planning, we encourage you to explore our Consultant role. At RDA, Consultants work as members of project teams on a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to, evaluations, planning projects, and grant writing on public health, behavioral health, housing and homelessness, social services, workforce development, juvenile and criminal justice, and many other disciplines. For this opportunity, subject matter fluency in public health and health services is preferred. The Consultant position is intermediate level in our consulting career path and can lead to other levels of employment.

Consultant, Community Health - Integrated Care and Housing 

If you are looking to effect change through research and consulting and if you have experience in evaluation and/or strategic and program planning, we encourage you to explore our Consultant role. At RDA, Consultants work as members of project teams on a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to, evaluations, planning projects, and grant writing on public health, behavioral health, housing and homelessness, social services, workforce development, juvenile and criminal justice, and many other disciplines. For this opportunity, subject matter fluency in health care coordination, integrated care, safety net programs, health equity, and quality improvement processes in California is preferred. Additionally, subject matter fluency in housing and homelessness is desirable. The Consultant position is intermediate level in our consulting career path and can lead to other levels of employment.

Senior Business Analyst

If you enjoy using data to solve problems and find joy in developing metrics and dashboards, we encourage you to explore our new Senior Business Analyst role. At RDA, the Senior Business Analyst will be a critical member of the Consulting Team, responsible for coordinating behind-the-scenes portfolio management so that consulting teams are able to efficiently execute their work with appropriate staffing and resources. Key responsibilities include designing and conducting data analysis to assess portfolio health, determining staffing and resource requirements, and delivering data-driven recommendations to support our triple bottom line: financial growth and sustainability, employee well-being, and achievement toward our mission.

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

RDA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equitable and inclusionary hiring practices. We strongly encourage jobseekers from all cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and ages to apply.

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 careers@RDAconsulting.com.

One Small Planet

It is impossible to look back over the events of the past year and not viscerally feel the interconnectedness between ourselves, our families, our communities, and the rest of the world. The struggles of other countries, even other states, that once felt like distant concerns confined to the evening news now take on a different meaning. The pandemic and its economic devastation; the urgent cries for racial justice; the ever-increasing threat of wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate-change-driven disasters: these challenges belong to all of us.

safety net, public services, triage, strategy, prioritize, COVID-19

Moving from Crisis to Chronic

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still operating in crisis mode. We are exhausted, and the items we put on the shelf are starting to stack up. It’s time to revisit our triage plans, no matter how planful or ad hoc, and re-evaluate our priorities and resources.