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Senior Consultant, Human Services

Company: Resource Development Associates Inc.
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

LOCATION: Oakland, CA (currently hybrid - candidate will be located on the West Coast)HOURS: Full time, exemptSALARY: Starting at $90,000, commensurate with experience and locationSenior Consultant, Human ServicesThe OpportunityAre 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 across a variety of human services projects. At Resource Development Associates (RDA Consulting), Sr. Consultants manage a diverse collection of projects that leverage their consulting skills (e.g., evaluation, planning, grant writing) and subject expertise (e.g., social services, economic/workforce development, and post-secondary adult education). For this opportunity, significant experience in organizational development, planning, adult education, and/or workforce development is strongly preferred. The Sr. Consultant position is mid-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 You Will Achieve in Your First YearAs 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. Every day and every project are different and we are constantly learning, but here is a sample of what you can expect to experience and accomplish in your first year:Project Management and Client EngagementLead projects with high levels of complexity, ambiguity, and intensity across multiple content areas and consulting services (evaluation, planning, stakeholder engagement, etc.)Lead client-facing activitiesDevelop collaborative working relationships with clients, becoming experts of their organizationsUnderstand and communicate the impact of RDA's work to internal and external audiencesDevelop Mastery of Content or Consulting SkillsServe as a thought partner for consulting services and/or content expertiseSupport teammates in developing analytic, client-facing, and other consulting skillsEngage in bi-directional feedback and demonstrate the ability to be responsive to feedbackWhat You'll Bring to RDATrack record as an effective, efficient, and positive team memberA quick learner and self-directedDemonstrated ability to present information in clear, concise writing for technical and lay audiencesFluency leading mixed-methods teams in community research and evaluation; stakeholder-engaged planning a plusStrong quantitative skills and ability to utilize Excel, STATA, SPSS or similar for analysesMinimum 4 years of relevant experienceGraduate degree in fields related to RDA's content and service areas preferred; additional experience may replace educationBenefits of Working at RDADynamic and collaborative workplaceFamily-friendly environment with accommodating schedulesFlexible vacation time off (not accrual-based)100% RDA-sponsored health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employees401k, with RDA discretionary match after 1 yearPre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, transit, and parking expensesAccess to discounted retail products and servicesCelebrating Diversity and InclusionRDA 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 Please include a cover letter, writing or work sample, and references with your resumePI172748597SDL2017

Keywords: Resource Development Associates Inc., Oakland , Senior Consultant, Human Services, Professions , Oakland, California

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