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Consultant, Justice

Resource Development Associates Inc.
Oakland, CA 94618
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Proximity to the Oakland area is required
HOURS: Full time, exempt
SALARY RANGE: $80,000 - $95,000 per year

About RDA Consulting

For more than 35 years, RDA Consulting 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 that curiosity and compassion are keys to making progress.

The Opportunity

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

What You Will Achieve in Your First Year

As a Consultant, you will 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 will work on a handful of consulting projects simultaneously, collaborating with others who bring different backgrounds and skillsets. Here is a sample of what you can expect to experience and accomplish in your first year:

Turn Research into Meaningful Insights and Solutions

  • Conduct and lead quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis including drafting and managing analytic plans; finalizing data collection tools; spearheading survey design, focus group engagement, key informant interviewing; and performing descriptive and inferential analyses
  • Conduct and 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 Consultings clients to provide support and develop collaborative working relationships
  • Co-facilitate client stakeholder work sessions and public meetings

Support RDA Consultings Organizational and Team Development

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

What You Will Bring to RDA Consulting

  • Demonstrated experience in being a quick learner and self-directed team player
  • Demonstrated experience conducting and reporting on analyses for a variety of audiences
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse communities
  • Multilingual skills strongly desired
  • Keen attention to detail, and time management skills
  • Commitment to social and economic justice
  • 2-5 years relevant experience in consulting, government, non-profit, research, or evaluation
  • Advanced degree preferred in criminal justice, criminology, organizational development, public health, health care services, public policy, social sciences, or related field; experience may replace education

Benefits of Working at RDA Consulting

  • Dynamic and collaborative workplace
  • Family-friendly environment with accommodating schedules
  • Flexible vacation time off (not accrual-based)
  • 100% RDA Consulting sponsored health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employees
  • 401k, with RDA Consulting discretionary match after 1 year
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, transit, and parking expenses
  • Access to discounted retail products and services

When Applying for this position include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample or work sample.

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

RDA Consulting is a hybrid office environment, in which many roles provide the option to work at our Oakland, CA headquarters or to work remotely. The decision to allow remote work is based on the requirements of each individual position.


Posted: 2023-05-08 Expires: 2023-06-10

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