Proposal Content Specialist - Knowledge Management

Rockville , MD
Jul 08, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is seeking a Proposal Content Specialist - Knowledge Management to assist in writing, editing, tracking, and maintaining quality and consistency of corporate information assets, specifically project descriptions and past performance reports for proposals. The position requires a combination of writing, editing, database systems user support and training, and records management tasks.  

This role is remote eligible.

Job Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with Westat staff to write and edit corporate project descriptions that are responsive to relevant experience and past performance RFP requirements.
• Write project descriptions for other corporate uses tailoring information to appropriate audiences.
• Work with business development staff and subject matter experts to create content needed to respond to past performance sections of proposals. 
• Conduct ongoing quality control and  coordinate regular updates of all content.
• Take initiative to analyze and strategize improvements to processes and systems.
• Assist with training new and existing users of content database systems to create and update content and provide day-to-day user support. 
• Serve as a resource on available content to proposal teams, responding to requests about creating, updating, and finalizing content and assisting users with locating content.
• Provide additional support in the writing and updating of other corporate information assets used in proposal development.
• Manage multiple tasks with sometimes quick turnaround deadlines

Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of  marketing or proposal content writing experience. 
• Strong writing, editing, and quality control skills; a writing sample will be requested during the interviewing process.
• Proficient in latest versions of MS Office applications (especially Excel and SharePoint) as well as Adobe Acrobat. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience in business development, including proposal preparation, past performance reporting. 
• Experience with content library management.

In this role you will bring together your ability to work independently and with a team to meet project and proposal deadlines. Your collaboration and communication skills will be key in building relationships across the organization.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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