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Proposal Writer

Company: YoungWilliams PC
Location: Ridgeland
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a highly motivated writer who enjoys translating complex ideas into easily understandable text? Do you want a key role in creating client-focused, compliant proposals to win new business for the company? We are looking for an organized, independent writer to join our team. We are looking for someone to collaborate with corporate executives, subject matter experts, and other key stakeholders to create compelling proposals in response to government solicitations.The essence of YoungWilliams is Caring in Action - everything we do, we do because we care. Through our work across the country partnering with local and state governments, we strive to help government agencies succeed. We prioritize our people, look for new ways to solve old challenges, and always operate with integrity. We are growing fast, which creates a lot of opportunities for career growth within our organization, and we are just getting started. We're looking for a candidate to join our team who wants to work for a mission-focused organization. Apply today!As the Proposal Writer, you will participate in the proposal process for requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for information (RFI) of various sizes and levels of complexity, from initial strategy meetings through production. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. The ability to prioritize work and successfully manage internal and external deadlines is essential for this position.What you will do:Participate in the proposal process for RFPs and RFIs of various sizes and levels of complexity, from initial strategy meetings through productionCollaborate with members of the Bid Team, subject matter experts, executives, and other key stakeholders to develop proposal sections that clearly articulate the company's overall solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, and strategic win themesPlan and lead efficient meetings and brainstorming sessions with key stakeholdersWrite, revise, and edit proposal drafts and documentation to ensure completeness, consistency, and conformity to our internal style guide and RFP-prescribed formatsEnsure adherence to YoungWilliams' proposal process by using proposal automation software, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, checklists, and other proposal development toolsWho you are:2+ years of writing experience, preferably in a federal or state proposal development environmentHigh level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word in a SharePoint environment and TeamsBachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or other related field or equivalent work experience in related field requiredGraduate degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related area of study preferred but not requiredAssociation of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Certification is a plus Summary of PositionThe Proposal Writer works with other members of the Bid Team to respond to government requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for information (RFI). This position works collaboratively with senior executives and subject matter experts (SME) in various YoungWilliams departments to craft compelling messages about YoungWilliams' offerings while meeting all stated objectives of the RFP. The Proposal Writer ensures all responses are well-written, current, and accurately reflect YoungWilliams' solutions, services, and key messages. This position prioritizes work to successfully manage internal and external deadlines.Essential Job RequirementsParticipates in the proposal process for RFPs and RFIs of various sizes and levels of complexity, from initial strategy meetings through productionCollaborates with members of the Bid Team, SMEs, executives, and other key stakeholders to develop proposal sections that clearly articulate the company's overall solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, and strategic win themesPlans and leads efficient meetings and brainstorming sessions with key stakeholders, including SMEs and executivesWrites, revises, and edits proposal drafts and documentation to ensure completeness, consistency, and conformity to our internal style guide and RFP-prescribed formatsEnsures adherence to YoungWilliams' proposal process by using proposal automation software, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, checklists, and other proposal development toolsMaintains YoungWilliams' voice and tone to ensure consistency across proposal sections and topicsTranslates technical concepts into easily understandable textMeets proposal deadlines by establishing priorities for information gathering, writing, reviewing, and approval; occasionally work evenings and/or weekends as neededReviews standard proposal sections during each RFP response to identify new questions, areas of concern, unique requirements, and opportunities for differentiationFormats, assembles, and prepares proposal volumes for production and deliveryRegular and timely attendanceOther duties as assigned Required EducationBachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related area of study or equivalent work experience requiredGraduate degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, or related area of study preferred but not required Required ExperiencePreferred 2+ years of experience in proposal writing, preferably in a federal or state proposal development environmentProficient in Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and use of review tools including track changes and comments featuresProficiency to intermediate skill in cloud-based team collaboration software and systems (e.g., Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams) preferredExperience with Adobe products (e.g., Acrobat)Association of Proposal Management Professionals Certification desired but not required

Keywords: YoungWilliams PC, Jackson , Proposal Writer, Advertising , Ridgeland, Mississippi

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