Careers

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

Staff Positions

Senior Consultant, Human Services Group

About TAC

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) is a national organization that drives policy and systems solutions for the human services, health care, homelessness, and affordable housing challenges facing our country. Since 1992, TAC’s core mission has been to achieve sustainable public sector systems change through the development and implementation of evidence-based and promising approaches, and by addressing disparities, in behavioral health, human services, and affordable and permanent supportive housing. For 25 years, TAC has provided policy leadership, technical assistance, and consultation to federal, state, and local government agencies and national policy, advocacy, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations.

The TAC staff brings together extensive public and nonprofit sector expertise in public behavioral health policy and systems, Medicaid, homelessness and affordable housing. TAC staff include people with prior experience working in government and direct services, as well as, people living with disabilities and who have lived homeless experience. TAC staff are professional, innovative, creative, flexible, committed to equity and able to work with a broad range of clients and stakeholders. TAC staff approach each initiative with an open mind and fresh ideas — interested in contributing and in solving problems. A sense of humor, flexibility, and interest in learning are also key attributes. TAC’s work is improved by the diversity of our staff and we continuously seek to increase this diversity.

The Position

TAC is seeking highly skilled and experienced professionals to join our team of nationally recognized technical assistance and training consultants to work on various projects and initiatives to improve access to evidence-based mental health and substance use disorder services at the federal, state, and local levels. The ideal candidate(s) has significant knowledge of behavioral health and Medicaid, with an emphasis on relevant issues/trends in the field such as crisis response/mental health emergency services, as well as familiarity with cross-sectorial issues within the homelessness/housing, healthcare, and/or criminal justice systems. A candidate’s experience may include work in comparable fields and their own lived experience. Competitive candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to programs and services designed to support people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities to live in the most integrated settings possible.

Responsibilities

  • Lead client projects and initiatives to improve mental health and substance use disorder services.
  • Interact with multiple stakeholders, including government agencies, providers, law enforcement, individuals with lived experience, and funders.
  • Facilitate in-person and online meetings with multiple stakeholders.
  • Coordinate subcontracts to perform related projects and tasks associated with the initiative.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to federal, state, and local agencies, providers, cross-system representatives, and funders on best practices in behavioral health services.
  • Assist public and private clients in making program and systems changes to improve access to evidence-based behavioral health programs, with an emphasis on crisis response services.
  • Develop curricula to support the advancement of knowledge and skills of agencies administering federal, state, and local programs.
  • Conduct system-wide assessments and develop strategic plans incorporating stakeholder input, data and research, and best practices to support the adoption of innovative strategies and programs.
  • Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, team members traveled regularly to accomplish project outcomes and achieve client objectives and travel is anticipated again once TAC leadership has determined that it can be done safely.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven expertise in best practice behavioral health program design, financing, and implementation.
  • Deep understanding of multi-system partners, including law enforcement, homelessness, healthcare, and other related systems.
  • Knowledge of funding streams, including Medicaid and other federal, state, and local programs.
  • Proven experience in managing large projects.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and effectively interact with people across various cultures.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • A keen ability to work with diverse stakeholders to forge partnerships and programming innovations.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with proven leadership and organizational skills and the ability to lead project teams, develop and manage project budgets, and meet deadlines.
  • An ability to work with colleagues and external audiences and partners in the areas of public policy and systems change.
  • An ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and work cooperatively to meet internal and external requests.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree strongly preferred, along with ten plus years of relevant work experience. Additional work or lived experience may substitute for the advanced degree and work experience.

To Apply

Travel will be required for this full-time position when we emerge from the public health emergency. Preference will be shown for candidates who can work out of TAC’s Boston office post-COVID; TAC may support some relocation expenses if relocating from out of state. However, TAC will consider employing qualified candidates who live in another location and can perform the work. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. TAC provides a welcoming work environment, offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Frequently cited statistics show that 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.

Send résumé, letter of interest, and three references to Mayra Pabon at mpabon@tacinc.org. No calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

Equity and 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.

Subcontractors

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.

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.