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

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Organizational Overview:

The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) is a national, non-profit firm that provides consulting and technical assistance to federal, state, and local government, providers and other stakeholders on human services and affordable housing issues for people with disabilities, people who are homeless, and Veterans.  For over 20 years, TAC has provided policy leadership, technical assistance and consultation for numerous federal, state and local government agencies, as well as for national policy, advocacy, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. TAC provides a welcoming work environment, offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Description of Duties:

TAC has an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Senior Associate/Consultant to join our team of nationally recognized technical assistance and training consultants to support the design, financing and implementation of systems and services that support the health, wellness, recovery and community living of people with mental illness, substance use disorders and other disabilities.   


  • Provide direct technical assistance, consulting and training activities for TAC clients on a range of issues relating to substance use disorders, mental health, Medicaid and other public sector issues;
  • Group facilitation ranging from stakeholders to high level government officials;
  • Interaction with government and non-government clients;
  • Project management of client contracts, including contract compliance, 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;
  • Preparation of various policy briefs as directed by senior management;
  • Collaboration with TAC’s housing practice to ensure the alignment of services with affordable housing work through various housing related contracts;
  • Presentation development and public speaking;
  • Participation in policy development and knowledge dissemination with governmental agencies, national associations, and other key interest groups

Successful Candidate Qualifications:

  • Expertise in mental health, substance use disorder and other disability systems and policy, across the age spectrum;
  • Expertise in best practice program design and financing, government programs and the diverse needs of people with mental illness and substance use disorders;
  • Knowledge of Medicaid state plans and waivers;
  • Knowledge of managed care, including state contracts with MCOs and best practice management of behavioral health and disability services;
  • Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion;
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act;
  • Experience collecting, managing, and analyzing data;
  • Advanced degree in social work, psychology, public health or related health profession;
  • 10 years of relevant experience in government or non-profit leadership in fields of mental illness, substance use disorders, Medicaid, and/or human services;
  • Flexibility to travel.

Skills and Key Competencies:

  • Previous consulting, government, direct services or advocacy, and/or managed care experience preferred;
  • Project management experience: work plan development and monitoring; budget review and tracking; team communications planning and facilitation; contract management;
  • Team management skills: delegation of project work to colleagues; development of team communications systems; leadership of processes for group decision making;
  • 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;
  • Cultural competence for working with diverse groups;
  • Time management skills to carry out multiple parallel projects at once;
  • Facilitation of meetings, executing trainings, and fostering peer learning.

This position is based in Boston. TAC may support some relocation expenses if relocating from out of state. TAC will consider employing a qualified candidate who lives in another location and can perform the work.

Send resume and cover letter by June 23, 2017 to Rachel Banderob,


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 contractor, 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

TAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage diversity! It is the policy of TAC that employment shall be based only upon merit, qualifications, and competency and shall not be influenced by color, race, religion, sex, nationality, ancestry, sexual preference, age, veteran status, or disability, but on the ability to perform a particular job dependably.