Proposal Specialist

Employer
Riverside Research Institute
Location
Washington, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 31, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Already have a profile? Login to the Career Portal and click on 'Job Browsing/History' and find the job you're looking for.2016-001-BUS: Proposal SpecialistDirectorate Business DevelopmentRiverside Research is seeking a full-time proposal specialist in the National Capital Region. This position can be located at our Crystal City, VA office or our Centreville, VA office.Job Responsibilities:? Turn highly technical concepts into oral (scripted) and written presentations? Prepare reports and papers, and participate in writing business proposals? Manage assigned resources to meet milestones? Create and share templates for proposals? Assist other team members as they strive to meet their proposal and project milestones? Assist other corporate staff with special projects as assigned by Senior Leadership? Organize, manage, coordinate, and take ownership of the proposal process and schedule on assigned proposals? Review requests for proposals (RFPs); identify key requirements and expectations, develop proposal plans, outlines and schedules, compliance checklists, and prepare questions for the Government? Lead and manage proposal effort including various proposal meetings (kick-off, daily tag ups, gate reviews), win theme development, and storyboarding? Guide proposal team writers and financial analysts in preparing the technical and cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the task, plan, past performance, and personnel? Assemble and review the efforts of an appropriate team of partners, consultants, subcontractors, writers, editors, illustrators, proofreaders, and quality control and print reproduction personnel? Organize and conduct incremental proposal reviews (color team reviews)? Proofread and edit technical documentation? Attend bidder's conferences, industry, and during site visits, as assigned? Coordinate with other proposal process specialists? Establish best practices and provide professional assistance to coworkers, as a flexible and contributing team member, to ensure goals and objectives are met? Conduct other duties as assignedQualifications:In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.? Eligible for US Government clearance? Must be able to put technical information into easily understandable language? Must be proficient in writing for technical, administrative, managerial, and executive audiences? Must have excellent proofreading and editing skills? 3-5 years? experience in a bid and proposal environment as a proposal manager, proposal coordinator, proposal writer/editor, or proposal specialist? Experience with proposals for research and development (R&D), advisory and assistance services (A&AS), systems engineering and integration (SE&I), engineering, or related services discipline preferred? Experience with task/delivery order proposals is beneficial? Experience developing proposals for strategic customers is beneficial? Must be extremely flexible and have excellent time management skills in order to meet tight deadlines? Must possess the ability to lead and manage internal and external teams comprised of diverse skill sets? Four-year English, Journalism, Business, or technical degree? Background as proposal specialist, proposal coordinator, technical editor/writer, project manager, and/or proposal manager? Able to work flexible hours as necessitated by proposal timelines and coordination across time zones, etc.? Must have experience managing or coordinating government proposals? Federal Government proposal training, such as Shipley training is preferred? Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and OutlookAll positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history, identity check and, drug and alcohol testing.This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.Apply Now