Senior Proposal Writer (Remote opportunity) in Falls Church, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 11/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you a Senior Proposal Writer who enjoys the challenge of writing proposals and working on a collaborative team? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established company that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? Maximus has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Proposal Writer position within the Proposal Operations Group.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Proposal Writer will be to work with the Proposal Manager, Business Development and Operations Personnel to plan and deliver major proposals to a wide range of Government clients at locations worldwide. This position is a highly visible role that works closely with senior leadership, capture personnel, and operations management to write, edit, review, and produce winning proposals typically valued between $20 Million and $1Billion.
We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. Maximus is dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer an extremely varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects with an opportunity to learn new things every day. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and the opportunity to make a difference.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
•Write responses to Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and other federal, state or international government requests
•Create compliant, compelling responses for assigned proposal sections/topics and create associated graphics, charts, tables, appendices and other information in support of proposal development
•Ensure win strategy, technical solution, win themes, discriminators, compliance, and clear understanding of the requirement are well-articulated and consistent throughout final proposal documents
•Analyze government solicitations, identify response requirements, and prepare unique, tailored, and detailed proposal responses in compliance with government agency requirements
•Write Management, Past Performance, Resumes and Plan RFP volumes
•Review and edit proposal responses for consistency, compliance, win theme incorporation, solution accuracy, and other elements during regular and core team review cycles to create the final proposal submission
•Research relevant corporate, project, client and industry statistics and data in support of creating proposal responses for all MAXIMUS lines of business, segments, and international entities
•Mentor junior writers on the team
•Manage activities of two or more sections
•Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of company markets and strategic objectives.
•Remain current on all solicitation modifications/Q&As and communicate them to the team,
•Revise schedules, outlines, and compliance matrixes as necessary throughout proposal life cycle
•Coordinate with graphic designers to conceptualize, develop, and integrate compelling proposal graphics that convey concepts and proposed solutions to enhance proposal documents
•Collaborate with Capture Managers, Technical Leads/PMs, and SMEs as required
•Coordinate with creative services staff to conceptualize, develop, and integrate compelling proposal graphics that convey concepts and proposed solutions and enhance proposal documents
•Uses automated proposal collaboration and document management tools, including SharePoint
•Support other Proposal Operations activities as needed
Requirements & Qualifications:
•Ability to develop compelling themes, discriminators, and messaging to communicate and support value proposition
•Ability to guide and effectively influence with and without authority; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management, proposal teams, SMEs, peers, and teaming partners
•Ability to lead development of graphics that support win themes, solution, and key messaging
•Ability to create original content using interview and research techniques
•Ability to prioritize and write several projects simultaneously, to include hands-on and strategic support
•Ability to work to meet deadlines (work overtime as needed)
•Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
•Ability to work remotely and/or with geographically disparate teams
•High School degree or GED required and 15 years of relevant experience or; Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years’ proposal writing experience with at least 5 years’ Federal Government proposal management, support, and/or writing experience
•Experience implementing standard proposal processes or procedures
•Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SharePoint
Preferred Qualifications
•Evidence of successful support to large competitive proposals with values more than $100m. Prior Volume Lead experience a plus.
•Experience leading teams of proposal writers and subject matter experts to deliver winning proposal content
•Candidate may be required to provide a portfolio of representative writing samples
•Candidate may be required to complete a timed writing and/or editing exercise during the interview process
•Formal proposal training and/or certifications (e.g., APMP) preferred


 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Complete post- submission reviews, scoring submitted proposals and proposal materials against an agreed upon quality scorecard to ensure responsive proposals that conform to best industry practice for competitiveness and design.

- Maintain the currency of documented policies and procedures, to include ensuring development, adoption, and ongoing maintenance of policies governing proposal standards; processes, procedures, and methods for continuous improvement, i.e., spot checks, post submission reviews; and the development and endorsement of tools and templates to support efficient operations as well as proposal effectiveness and success.

- Make recommendations related to individual and follow-on training for skills remediation and enhancement to ensure processes are developed and people are using them in a uniform way across the department. Additional responsibility for development, delivery, and upkeep of orientation and new-hire training.

- Facilitate lessons learned roundtables, including trend analysis of win-loss data support.

- Regularly report on win-loss trending and make recommendations for course corrections as well as relevant process and procedure changes, to include recommendations for remedial and skills development training.

Minimum Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in related field.

- 10-12 years of related professional experience


MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.
 
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