Proposal Manager/Writer

2 months ago(11/9/2017 3:15 PM)
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PotomacWave seeks a professional who has proven proposal management and writing expertise for the Federal sector and is a self-starter interested in working for a successful and dynamic woman-owned small business. Candidates should enjoy working both independently and as part of a small proposal team for small- to large-scale Federal proposals. This position is located in Alexandria, VA and has onsite parking, and a shuttle from the metro.  


The responsibility of the Proposal Manager/Writer is to lead proposal development, writing, and production activities. This role requires a deep understanding of how to effectively develop, manage, and write large-scale winning Federal proposals. Candidates must possess the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience managing and writing small- to large-scale strategic proposals to primarily Federal Government agencies, both independently and as part of a proposal team.
  • Accomplished writer with in-depth experience creating responsive and compliant proposal sections, e.g., executive summary, management approach, staffing approach, project management plans, transitions plans, quality control plans, etc.
  • Accomplished proposal manager skilled at creating proposal-related documents; i.e. compliance matrixes, win themes, proposal outlines, schedules, proposal related questions, storyboards, color review documents, final proposal documents, and oral presentation materials.
  • Superior communication and facilitation skills, with the proven ability to communicate to and manage deliverables from a diverse team of subconsultant and internal technical and management personnel.
  • Understanding of the Government source selection process
  • Ability to read and interpret Government solicitations
  • Ability to assist in the technical approach writing process, ensuring that the solution coincides with the win theme and market research.
  • Ability to manage quick turn-around responses.
  • Desire to collect and develop proposal material for re-use across multiple proposals, ultimately contributing to and developing a proposal materials library


Required Experience:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in Federal proposal development and proposal writing.
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in applicable field (English, writing, communications, etc.).
  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent writing and editing.


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