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

The Senior Associate in Behavioral Health and Human Services manages and provides technical assistance, consultation, and training on projects and initiatives to improve access to evidence-based services for people with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. The ideal candidate possesses deep programmatic, policy, systems-level, and funding knowledge and experience in one or more of TAC’s core work areas, and directly applies it to assessing client needs and providing relevant subject matter expertise to TAC clients and other stakeholders. The candidate must be knowledgeable about program and clinical best practices at the provider and service delivery levels, and should be able to translate this knowledge to support the work of TAC Senior Consultants on a range of issues, including assisting state and local behavioral health authorities and other public and private agencies (e.g., behavioral health providers) in the design and implementation of programs and services. Knowledge of best and emerging practices in mental health, substance use disorders, and other disabilities, including social determinants of health, crisis response/mental health emergency services, medications for Opioid Use Disorder and other treatment and recovery supports, Olmstead and community integration, systems of care for children/youth/families, and with intersecting issues/systems (e.g., homelessness, housing, health care, child welfare, criminal justice) preferred. 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. 


  • Assess client consultative needs, and manage and provide direct TA, consulting, and training activities for TAC clients, which may include components of large complex projects or a series of small to mid-size projects
  • Project management of client contracts, coordination of team member activities, budget oversight, and completion of project reports and other deliverables
  • Business and contract development, including responding to requests for proposals as directed by senior management, and maintaining relationships with clients and partners
  • Staff supervision and mentoring within the organization may be required
  • Group facilitation with a range of stakeholders including people with lived experience, service and/or housing program managers, senior level government officials, etc.
  • Development of comprehensive system assessments and strategic plans incorporating stakeholder input, data and research, and best practice recommendations to support the adoption of evidence-based, innovative, and culturally responsive strategies and programs, including the alignment of supportive services with affordable housing as applicable
  • Development and delivery of training curricula to support the advancement of knowledge and skills of agencies administering federal, state, and local programs
  • Independent presentation development and public speaking in communities, conferences, and other forums/venues
  • Development of policy briefs and other written products for TAC clients as directed by senior management; contribute to TAC blog posts, newsletters and other marketing materials; and peer review of written reports, materials, and other products/tools as assigned


  • 10+ years of combined previous consulting, technical assistance, government, direct services or advocacy, and/or managed care experience in the fields of mental illness, substance use disorders, Medicaid, and/or human services. Work in comparable fields and/or lived expertise related to TAC’s work may substitute for some of the time requirements.
  • Subject matter expertise in mental health, substance use disorders, and other disability systems and policy across the age spectrum, including best practice program design, financing and implementation, and the diverse needs of people with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Self-directed, organized, team member with demonstrated time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and timelines, and to carry out multiple concurrent projects while meeting agency administrative requirements
  • Project management skills, including: work plan development and monitoring; managing project budgets and tracking expenditures; team communications planning and facilitation; contract management; managing relationships with funders and subcontractors/consultants.
  • Communication skills, including strong writing and public speaking along with ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across various cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to apply skills/knowledge/expertise to client issues or concerns
  • Understanding of the racial disparities of systems of care and their impact on communities, and a commitment to equity and the promotion of policies and practices that address disparities
  • Knowledge of existing data collection tools used by systems of care; experience collecting, managing, and analyzing data
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the type of consultation TAC provides (social work, psychology, public health, urban planning, or related health profession) required; advanced degree strongly preferred. Additional work or lived experience may substitute for Bachelor’s or advanced degree.
  • Flexibility and ability/willingness to travel extensively within the U.S. (post-COVID) – travel will vary based on assignments


Salary range: $95,000 – $135,000

Work hours: M-F; 40 hours per week. Full time position.

Location: Boston, MA or remote

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter (required) to Tia Maurissette, Human Resources Manager at by June 15, 2023. People with disabilities, Veterans, and individuals with lived experience of homelessness are 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

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.