Careers

TAC offers a diverse and rewarding work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and, most importantly, the opportunity to make a difference.

TAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Please go to TAC’s Racial Equity Statement to see TAC’s demonstrated commitment.  

Frequently cited statistics show that people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. TAC encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Staff Positions

Position Description

TAC’s Senior Associate position manages and provides technical assistance, consultation and training, and provides support and expertise to TAC clients. This specific position is with TAC’s housing team to provide technical assistance on various federal housing programs which may include U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program, Emergency Solutions Grant program, and Emergency Housing Voucher program as well as the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). The candidate may also work with state or local public entities or Continuum of Cares on strategic planning and systems transformation initiatives. The ideal candidate possesses deep programmatic, policy and systems-level knowledge and experience in these areas, and directly applies this knowledge and a racial equity and social justice lens in assessing and responding to clients’ needs as well as demonstrated expertise and knowledge of federal homeless and affordable housing programs.

General Responsibilities

  • Apply a racial equity and social justice lens to every aspect of responsibilities to eliminate the persistent drivers of institutional racism and other forms of oppression for racially marginalized and historically disenfranchised populations.
  • Manage and provide direct technical assistance, consulting and training activities for TAC clients, which may include components of large complex projects and/or a series of small to mid-size projects.
  • Collaborate with other TAC staff and partners to provide comprehensive, client-focused services and the alignment of supportive services with affordable housing as applicable.
  • Facilitate groups with a range of stakeholders including people with lived experience, service and housing program managers, senior level government officials, etc.
  • Develop comprehensive system assessments and strategic plans incorporating stakeholder input, data and research, and best practice recommendations to support the adoption of evidence-based and innovative strategies and programs.
  • Develop and present content at public speaking events in communities, conferences, and other forums/venues.
  • Develop TAC blog posts, contributions to TAC newsletters and other marketing materials, and peer review drafted reports and written tools.
  • Provide relevant subject matter expertise to clients and other stakeholders on issues and innovative strategies related to policy, programs, systems-level issues, and funding.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years strong experience working with/for Continuums of Care on planning and programming including coordinated entry, system-wide landlord engagement, governance, strategic planning, and system mapping; or 10+ years in other HUD/VA programs and planning initiatives.
  • Knowledge of HUD’s homeless assistance programs including the Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grant programs and/or other federal affordable housing programs such as Emergency Housing Voucher and Housing Choice Voucher, HOME, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS .
  • Proven community planning experience related to new program initiatives including Housing First, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, landlord outreach and engagement strategies, and diversion.
  • Understanding of creative strategies to address the housing and service needs of specific subpopulations of people experiencing homelessness, including young adults and Veterans.
  • Ability to understand systems-level inequities and help communities initiate planning to address these barriers.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Self-directed, organized, team manager sensitive to deadlines and timelines.
  • Communication skills, including strong writing and public speaking.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and effectively interact with people across various cultures.
  • Time management skills to carry out multiple parallel projects at once as well as meet TAC administrative requirements.
  • Understanding of the racial disparities of systems of care and impact on communities.
  • Knowledge of existing data collection tools used by systems of care including HMIS; experience collecting, managing, and analyzing data.
  • Experience with disaster recovery planning and implementation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the type of consultation to be provided (social work, psychology, public health, urban planning, or related health profession) or related work or lived experience.

Must have flexibility and ability to travel extensively within the U.S.

Work Hours: Full-time position.

Location: Boston, MA or remote.

Minimum Salary: $95,000.

How to Apply

Send resume, letter of interest, and three references to Tia Maurissette at tmaurissette@tacinc.org. Veterans and individuals with lived experience of homelessness strongly encouraged to apply.

Role

The Federal Contracts and Projects Assistant will support TAC in achieving consistent management of federal contracts by providing support to the Senior Federal Contracts Manager and working closely with a team of housing technical assistance (TA) and consulting staff. The position will also support TA staff and TAC’s business office project-related tasks and some administrative functions. The Federal Contracts and Projects Assistant position requires an ability to work in close collaboration with TA consulting staff and business office staff.

Responsibilities

Federal Contracts Support
  • Support the Senior Federal Contracts Manager and the Managing Director in meeting all required reporting and fiscal requirements.
  • Ensure that monthly and quarterly reports are properly entered into online portals and regularly maintained.
  • Administer surveys and evaluations to close out projects.
  • Support development of final reports
  • Provide support to housing staff as needed.
  • Assist with tracking project outcomes and budgets.
  • Administer client satisfaction surveys and other outcomes inquiries.
  • Undertake research on specific housing and community needs.
  • Obtain and analyze data.
  • Put data in accessible tables and reports.
  • Assist TAC project staff on specific projects including: administering surveys, web research, arranging onsite logistics, and other research as requested.
  • Support staff in use of webinar-based meetings and trainings.
  • Provide logistical and technical support on webinar meetings and trainings.
  • Manage registration and reporting of webinar-based trainings.
Support for Project- and Business-Related Functions
  • Support TA/consulting staff on webinars and online meetings.
  • Administer Survey Monkey and Doodle polls as requested.
  • Support TAC’s business office in tracking subcontractor information.

Skills and Key Competencies

  • Experience providing project-based and administrative support to management
  • Professional, highly organized, and attentive to detail
  • Positive team player willing to jump in and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong writing skills, including proofreading and editing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledgeable of webinar platforms such as Zoom
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Demonstrated writing skills and an ability to balance competing timelines
  • Sensitivity to the issues and challenges confronting people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness
  • Ethical and culturally competent
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality of sensitive information

Qualifications 

  • Prior work experience in contract support role
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, housing, social work or related field preferred. Additional work or lived experience may substitute for Bachelor’s and work experience.
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency with Zoom functions and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new online systems and platforms
  • Must be available during standard work hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in TAC’s Boston office. Hybrid work schedule possible.

Position Details

Minimum Salary: $50,000

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00. Full-time position.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Apply

to apply for the Federal Contracts and Projects Assistant position, send resume, letter of interest, and three references to Tia Maurissette at tmaurissette@tacinc.org.

Veterans and individuals with lived experience of homelessness strongly encouraged to apply.

Subcontractor Positions

In addition to our staff, TAC relies on a network of independent consultants who share our mission and have the expertise to help our clients realize their objectives. If you are interested in working as a TAC subcontractor, please download and complete TAC’s Consultant Application Form describing your expertise in the design and delivery of services to address and end homelessness, the development and sustainability of permanent supportive housing and affordable housing, or systems planning and financing of behavioral health services for people with disabilities. The form may be submitted to info@tacinc.org.

The Technical Assistance Collaborative is seeking a consultant to assist with the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Equity Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HOPWA Equity Initiative (HEI) consultant must be a person with lived experience who is currently receiving, or has in the past received, housing or services through a HOPWA program.

About the Initiative

The HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH), in alignment with the Biden Administrations’ priority of racial equity, is instituting the HOPWA Race, Gender, and LGBTQ+ Equity Initiative (HEI).

It is the policy of the Biden Administration that the federal government shall work with communities to end housing discrimination, to provide redress to those who have experienced housing discrimination, to eliminate racial bias and other forms of discrimination in all stages of home-buying and renting, to lift barriers that restrict housing and neighborhood choice, to promote diverse and inclusive communities, to ensure sufficient physically accessible housing, and to secure equal access to housing opportunity for all. (Memorandum on Redressing Our nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies)

OHH will work with communities to assess their HOPWA programs’ ability to address equity and provide tools for communities to improve their systems such that people living with HIV and/or AIDS have equitable access to housing and services.

This initiative’s desired outcome is to have HOPWA programs that provide services using an equity lens, ensuring that Back, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women, and LGBTQ+ people have unfettered access to housing and services.

The goals of this initiative are to:

  1. Set the expectation in the current environment for communities to adopt equity as a core
  2. Utilize current data to establish a baseline of how HOPWA programs currently address
  3. Develop tools and resources for communities to build their systems to increase equity in their communities.
  4. Provide guidance on how communities can address equity as part of their program
  5. Identify synergies between HOPWA, Community Planning and Development programs, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Services around equity
  6. Allocate resources to ensure successful movement in the direction of improved

Duties and Responsibilities

The HEI Consultant is an active member of the HOPWA Equity Initiative team and participates in the creation and direction of the project. The HEI Consultant is an independent contractor and not an employee of TAC.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in HEI team meetings
  • Strong communication skills; able to read, speak and comprehend English
  • Complete any “homework” assigned to the team, including relevant background materials
  • Assist with research, as assigned
  • Assist with the development of “best practices”
  • Assist with development of a report on the state of equity in the HOPWA program
  • Be prepared for meetings

Consultant Requirements

  • Must have access to a computer and stable internet that can run Zoom calls or other meeting platforms, and must have regular access to a telephone
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft
  • Must be available to work between 5 and 10 hours per month, including meetings, during the business hours 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

This position is a consulting position and not a staff position. HEI consultants will be paid on an hourly basis and will bill monthly. Minimum compensation is $25 per hour.

Application Instructions

Individuals interested in applying are asked to send a resume and cover letter to Alison Korte at akorte@tacinc.org.

Selection Criteria and Notification

We will be giving priority selection on individuals who:

  • Identify as a member of the LGBTQ community
  • Are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or Asian
  • Currently live in HOPWA-assisted housing
  • Have previously received HOPWA housing or services (additional priority given if within the past 5 years)
  • Have a history of involvement in local HIV/AIDS or related planning, programs, or other events

Equity & Inclusion Statement

TAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Please go to TAC’s Racial Equity Statement to see TAC’s demonstrated commitment.