Senior Consultant

Resource Development Associates Inc. Oakland, California, United States

About this position

LOCATION: Headquarters in Oakland, CA (currently hybrid)
HOURS: Full time, exempt
SALARY: Starting at $90,000, commensurate with experience

Health and Human Services, Senior Consultant

The Opportunity

Are you looking to affect 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 Sr. Consultant role, working across a variety of community health and human services projects. At Resource Development Associates (RDA Consulting), Senior Consultants manage a diverse collection of projects that leverage their consulting skills (e.g., evaluation, planning, grant writing) and subject matter expertise (e.g., social services, child welfare, housing, behavioral and mental health, substance use, economic/workforce development, and post-secondary adult education). For this opportunity, experience with project management as well as behavioral/mental health services is strongly preferred. The Senior Consultant position is mid-level in our consulting career path and can lead to other levels of employment.

About RDA and the Community Health Team

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 that curiosity and compassion are keys to making progress.

What You Will Achieve in Your First Year

As a Sr. Consultant, you’ll lead multidisciplinary teams, develop mastery as a subject-matter or skills expert, and employ your analytical and creative thinking skills to tackle clients’ thorniest issues. You'll work on several consulting projects simultaneously, leading and collaborating with others who bring different backgrounds and skillsets. Here is a sample of what you can expect to experience in your first year:

Project Management and Client Engagement

  • Lead projects with high levels of complexity, ambiguity, and intensity across multiple content areas and consulting services (program evaluation, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, planning, etc.)
  • Lead client-facing activities
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with clients, becoming experts of their organizations
  • Understand and communicate the impact of RDA’s work to internal and external audiences

Develop Mastery of Content or Consulting Skills

  • Serve as a thought partner for consulting services and/or content expertise
  • Support teammates in developing analytic, client-facing, and other consulting skills
  • Engage in bi-directional feedback and demonstrate the ability to be responsive to feedback

What You’ll Bring to RDA

  • Track record as an effective, efficient, and positive team member
  • Capacity to learn quickly and in a self-directed manner
  • Demonstrated ability to present information in clear, concise writing for technical and lay audiences
  • Fluency leading mixed-methods teams in community research and evaluation; stakeholder-engaged planning a plus
  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to utilize Excel, STATA, SPSS or similar for analyses
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
  • Graduate degree in fields related to RDA’s content and service areas preferred; additional experience may replace education

Benefits of Working at RDA

  • Dynamic and collaborative workplace
  • Family-friendly environment with accommodating schedules
  • Flexible vacation time off (not accrual-based)
  • 100% RDA-sponsored health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employees
  • 401k, with RDA 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

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

RDA 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.

When Applying

Include a resume, cover letter, references, and 1-2 work samples; redacted samples will be accepted. All work samples are kept confidential.