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Decision Support Analyst, Business Operations

Company: Resource Development Associates Inc.
Location: Piedmont
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

LOCATION: Oakland, CA; currently 100% remote HOURS: Full time, exempt SALARY: Starting at $75,000 commensurate with experience The Opportunity If you enjoy using business intelligence to solve problems and find joy in developing metrics and data dashboards, we encourage you to explore our new Decision Support Analyst role. At RDA Consulting (RDA), the Decision Support 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. Experience using Unanet or another enterprise resource planning system for business analysis and planning is a plus. 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 the Decision Support Analyst, you will collaborate with all our multidisciplinary teams, employing your analytical and creative thinking skills to deliver innovative workflow and project profitability improvements. You'll leverage your business intelligence skills and management experience to pull and analyze business data and strategic recommendations for staff utilization, revenue generation, and process improvement. Youll also support contract generation, negotiation, and execution to minimize risk and ensure compliance. Every day and every project are different, and we are constantly learning, but here is a sample of what you can expect to experience in your first year: Analyze and Report on Business Data * Collect and analyze data to identify risks and opportunities, making recommendations related to project profitability and risk, billing rates, and staff utilization * Coordinate project resourcing, including tracking staff skillsets, utilization, and capacity alongside project milestones Forecast Business Needs * Conduct staffing analysis and business forecasting to support recruitment and revenue generation efforts Support Contract Generation, Negotiation, and Execution * Partner with the Business Development team to scope workplans, personnel requirements, and budgets for business and grant proposals * Collaborate with project managers during contract negotiations to drive timely contract execution while protecting RDA from risks * Ensure accurate project setup and conduct quality assurance audits of project setup on a periodic basis * Collaborate with the Operations team to resolve contract and invoicing issues About You * Track record as an effective, efficient, and positive team member * A quick learner and self-directed * 3+ years related experience or recent experience as an RDA Consultant or Senior Consultant * Excellent analytical skills * Strong business acumen * Strong attention to detail * Good interpersonal skills to work with different management levels * Ability to conduct computer work for many hours a day Benefits of Working at RDA * Dynamic and collaborative workplace * Family-friendly environment with flexible schedules * 100% RDA-sponsored health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employees * 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. When Applying Please submit a resume, cover letter, work sample, and three professional references when applying to this position. PI134264266

Keywords: Resource Development Associates Inc., San Francisco , Decision Support Analyst, Business Operations, Accounting, Auditing , Piedmont, California

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