The primary work of the Proposal Writer is to support the development of high-quality, compliant, and compelling government proposals. You will work closely with the internal teams and third-party partners to write and edit technical, management, past performance, key personnel, and other proposal sections in response to RFPs, Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Sources Sought notices. The ideal candidate will have experience in proposal/pursuit management, strong time management skills, and a proven track record of writing winning state and Federal Government proposal bids.
Lead the writing, review, editing, layout, and production of RFPs, Requests for Quotes (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and Sources Sought notices
Manage the full life cycle of the proposal process, from start to finish, with support from the Executive Team, Sales Team, Marketing, and Finance team
Develop the ability to tell stories that address the unique needs of each client and incorporate these stories into written narratives and supporting graphics within proposals
Demonstrate strong time management and planning skills, excelling in a deadline-driven environment
Foster relationships and work collaboratively with different departments within the company and externally with third-party partners to produce high-quality print and digital materials that reinforce the Direct Interactions brand
Be accountable and comfortable with a strong attention to detail and thrive on getting things done in an organized manner
Develop and maintain sector-specific marketing content for use in proposals, brochures, company website, social media, etc.
Collect, organize, and maintain all critical data for project profiles and team members
Prepare and produce compelling award submissions and strive to improve standard best practices and procedures, recommend hardware/software solutions to improve proposal quality and efficiency of the project pursuit process
Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other relevant software
Continually strive to improve personal writing skills and associated writing/graphic software proficiency
Develop a strong understanding of the company and its capabilities across each of the many different project sectors
Seek and participate in industry-related training and/or educational opportunities and industry-related professional organizations and networks
Other duties as assigned to support the Sales and Marketing team
A background check prior to commencing employment is required
A self-starter and leader with the initiative, skill, and personal commitment required to concurrently manage multiple projects and details and bring tasks and projects to full completion
Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to personally generate/write/develop creative, compelling (and winning) written responses to requests and solicitations.
A thorough understanding of proposal and presentation best practices and tools
A solid working knowledge of desktop publishing software and graphics programs (Adobe Creative Suite), word processing programs (Microsoft Word) and presentation software (PowerPoint)
A working knowledge of collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
Strong writing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including correct grammar and pronunciation
Must currently reside within the United States (excludes California and New York)
Legally able to work in the United States; Must be a current resident living in the US
Education and Experience
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; degree preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of proposal/pursuit management experience writing winning proposals
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods.
May perform activities requiring the ability to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Pay is biweekly via direct deposit
$65,000.00-$70,000.00 per year plus a generous results-driven incentive opportunity (commensurate with experience)
Health/Medical & Dental insurance is available after 60 days worked
Accrued paid time off (PTO)
Monday through Friday working daytime business hours
40 hours a week
Desktop or laptop; Apple/Mac, tablets or smart devices, Windows Mini PCs, Chromebook, and Android systems are NOT compatible
Operating system – Windows 10 or higher
US based Internet service provider (ISP)
High-speed Internet via hard wired ethernet connection, no Wi-Fi, satellite or cellular hotspot or cellular internet
USB headset with noise-canceling microphone; 3.5 mm headsets are NOT approved and will not work with our software
A second monitor is not required, but strongly recommended
*If you are selected, your offer is contingent upon successfully completing and passing a background check
*There are NEVER any fees associated with applying or working for Direct Interactions
WE ARE NOT HIRING IN CALIFORNIA OR NEW YORK AT THIS TIME
$65,000.00-$70,000.00 per year