Job Summary

Proposal Writer

  • Location:
    Alexandria , Virginia
  • Category:
    Content/Document Management
  • Contract Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Job reference:

Proposal/Technical Writer Needed in Alexandria, VA:
Top 3 Skills:

  • High working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent attention to detail and editing skills
  • 5+ years of proposal/technical writing experience

The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, be patient and flexible, and have an eagerness to learn and grow. Having telecommunication skills are a plus!
Essential Duties:
• Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategy meetings.
• Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.
• Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
• Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
• Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.
• Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
• Obtains approvals by reviewing proposal with key providers and project managers.
• Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes.
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.
• Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• BA in Business or related field
• 4 to 6 years of relevant proposal writing experience and technical writing
• Superior writing and editing skills
• Great communication skills
• Graphic design skills
• Layout skills
• Must be able to manage and execute the entire proposal process
• Superb analytical and problem-solving capabilities
• Capable of developing, enhancing and maintain a boiler plate
• Advanced time management and prioritization abilities

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