Justice Practice Director
The Practice Director, Justice, is a senior management position at RDA and a member of the RDA Executive Team. As a Practice Director, 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, Justice
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 Justice 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., juvenile justice, mental health, economic development). For this opportunity, subject matter expertise in criminal/juvenile justice and youth development is preferred. The Senior Consultant position is mid-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 applicants to apply from all cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and ages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.