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Consultant, Justice Practice
Resource Development Associates Inc.
Job Location: Oakland, CA

The Opportunity

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 Resource Development Associates (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 juvenile and criminal justice, mental health, social services, workforce development, community health and many other disciplines. For this opportunity, subject matter fluency in criminal/juvenile justice is preferred. The Consultant position is intermediate level in our consulting career path and can lead to other levels of employment.

About RDA

For more than 35 years, RDA has provided consultation to public, private, and social sector organizations working across the public safety net system to address persistent social, health, and economic problems. Our services include research, assessment, planning, grant writing, organizational development, training and coaching, facilitation, data system development, and evaluation. We believe in working collaboratively with one another and with our clients and, as lifelong learners, we believe that people and organizations can grow and change.

What Youll Achieve in Your First Year

As a Consultant, youll be at the center of our multidisciplinary teams, employing your analytical and creative thinking skills to deliver innovative and meaningful results for our clients. You'll work on a handful of consulting projects simultaneously, leading and collaborating with others who bring different backgrounds and skillsets. Every day and every project is different and we are constantly learning, but here is a sample of what you can expect to experience and accomplish in your first year:

Turn Research into Meaningful Insights and Solutions

  • Lead data collection and analysis including drafting and managing analytic plans, finalizing data collection tools, and spearheading survey design, focus group engagement, key informant interviewing, and light statistical analysis
  • Lead the development of evaluation reports, strategic plans, grant applications, and/or needs assessments that are responsive to clients needs and goals and presents recommendations that help them shift from research to action

Collaborate with and Advise Clients and Their Stakeholders

  • Work directly with RDA clients to provide support and develop collaborative working relationships
  • Co-facilitate client stakeholder worksessions and public meetings

Support RDAs Organizational and Team Development

  • Work as a team member with other staff on multiple projects and efforts
  • Mentor and train peers and junior staff

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in being a quick learner and self-directed team player
  • Experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities
  • Multilingual skills desirable
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Commitment to social and economic justice
  • 2-5 years experience in government or non-profit
  • Advanced degree preferred in organizational development, public health, criminology, social sciences or related field; additional work experience may substitute

Benefits of Working at RDA

  • Dynamic and collaborative workplace
  • Family-friendly environment with flexible schedules
  • 100% RDA sponsored insurance
  • 401k, with RDA discretionary match after 2 years
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, transit, and parking expenses
  • Individual stipends for professional development
  • Individual stipends for home office setup while RDA is 100% remote
  • Access to discounted retail products and services via ADP LifeMart

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.


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