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Senior Program Associate, PATH

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Sudbury, MA 01776
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Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., is seeking a senior program associate to help manage projects; attend to fiscal concerns; complete project deliverables; carry out meeting, training, and technical assistance activities; and promote new business. This position welcomes remote applicants from across the US.


  • Provide subject matter expertise and task leadership in homelessness, housing, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), the PATH Data Exchange (PDX) and behavioral health.
  • Direct training and technical assistance (T/TA) to address the needs of State PATH Contacts (SPCs), PATH providers, and stakeholders who work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and who have Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or SMI with co-occurring Substance Use Disorders (SUDS).
  • Help connect new SPCs to more experienced SPC mentors for peer-to-peer learning.
  • Coordinate and facilitate webinars.
  • Coordinate and facilitate virtual learning opportunities such as Community of Practice teams.
  • Assist grantees in establishing goals and performance measures related to their TA requests.
  • Assist grantees and providers with understanding and using the PDX and HMIS systems; provide one-on-one assessment of PDX reports with the intent of identifying weaknesses or issues; provide T/TA to ensure a uniform understanding of the data and data collection methods.
  • Provide T/TA around Evidence Based Practices (EBPs), such as Permanent Supportive Housing, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Intervention, Trauma-informed Care or other practices as well as such techniques as outreach and engagement, equity, boundaries, and other topics of interest to PATH SPCs and Providers.
  • Provide T/TA around PATH practices, policies and protocols.

About AHP

AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populationsfrom creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

SAMHSA first charged AHP with providing support for the PATH program in 1995, and we have been working continuously with PATH grantees for 25 years. No one else in the country has this level of experience with the program. During the 9 years AHP led SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN), we provided technical assistance (TA) and training to all 56 State PATH Contacts (SPCs) and hundreds of providers.

Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, housing, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness, employment programs, peer services, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, health information technology, and population health management. AHP has developed a wide range of expertise and knowledge about PATH, its intent and requirements, and continuous quality improvement for the program. AHP can provide individualized TA and training for state-level PATH programs and/or PATH providers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Candidates for this position must possess a bachelor's degree. A master's degree (or the equivalent in experience) in social work, behavioral health, public health, or similar field is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience coordinating training and technical assistance on a national or state level.
  • Background in issues that lead to and sustain homelessness, with understanding of Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders.
  • Social policy on health and human service topics.
  • Organizational development and cross-system collaboration.
  • Ability to provide formal training.
  • Ability to provide in-person and virtual technical assistance to providers/client.
  • Ability to lead teams in small project assignments.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff members.
  • Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and TEAMS.
  • Proficient with HMIS, PDX and PATH.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint and virtual meeting platforms.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.


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