Proposal Writer

Preferably Washington, DC area or Remote, DC

DISASTER + CRISIS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Upgrade your career with Constant Associates (CONSTANT).  We do work that matters, that has the potential to save lives, and that makes a difference.  You’ll work with people who not only embody professionalism and excellence but know how to have fun and bring a strong sense of team. Welcome to CONSTANT.  

Our team is growing and seeks to hire a Proposal Writer to help grow our business with local, state, and federal clients. This position is part of CONSTANT’s corporate business development team.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our business development staff and program staff to identify, track, and respond to opportunities.

About Us

Our mission is to make this world a safer place.  CONSTANT is an award-winning disaster and crisis management consulting firm.  We bring a tenured history of helping clients across all levels of government and the private sector prepare for catastrophic disasters and acts of terrorism. We have an enviable client base that spans private and public sectors – from federal, state, and local government agencies to the world of entertainment.

We believe that the health of our company is directly attributed to the common belief in our mission, the embodiment of our core values, and our contribution to the greater fabric of the communities that we serve. We are deeply committed to product excellence and superior customer service, providing a platform for our employees to thrive and prosper, and embodying a sense of grit-meets-grace that fuels our entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about CONSTANT here: www.constantassociates.com.

This Is What You’ll Do

As a Proposal Writer, your ultimate goal will be to contribute to the proposal development process and increase our top line revenue.  In addition to your attention to detail and amazing writing skills, here are some ways you’ll make that happen:

  • Analyze government Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to identify proposal requirements.
  • Utilize CONSTANT templates and style guides to produce highly customized, compliant, accurate, and winning proposals tailored for federal, state, and local clients, and the private sector.
  • Contribute to proposal management activities, such as creating kick-off slide decks, maintaining proposal calendars, and managing proposal teams and subcontractors.
  • Lead proposal development efforts for specific opportunities, including developing outlines and templates that address solicitation requirements, developing initial content using past proposal examples, editing and refining content from multiple sources, writing new content based on research and discussions with operations team members, and finalizing submittal packages.
  • Utilize online forecast and RFP portals to track business opportunities.
  • Understand and convey complex customer requirements on both a business and technical level.
  • Have a solid understand of government procurement processes and regulations.
  • Participate as part of the Business Development Team to understand strategic goals, develop winning themes, and make decisions on submission strategies.
  • Draft and submit questions to clarify all proposal requirements for submission.
  • Raise critical issues and recommend alternative solutions.
  • Demonstrate high standards in your technical writing ability, adhering to our standards for accuracy, consistency, and clarity.
  • Organize narratives, graphics, and proposal resources.
  • Perform proofreading and editing, as needed.
  • Manage multiple tasks under different deadlines.

Objectives In Your First Six (6) Months

  • Review past proposals and projects to build your knowledge of our company’s history and culture.
  • You’ll get to know our team, “the CONSTANT way”, and have an opportunity to learn about our projects and clients.
  • During your first few months, you’ll be given the opportunity to support the completion of multiple proposals for some of our government clients.
  • Ultimately, your success will be measured by your ability to creatively solve any challenges with intellect, poise, and professionalism.

This Is What We’re Looking For

  • Demonstrated expertise with State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) government proposal writing and the RFP process is essential.
    government proposal writing and the RFP process is essential.
  • At least 5+ years of experience with proposal writing in commercial, government, consulting, or academia. 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. 
  • High degree of professionalism, diplomacy, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must have a team focus while maintaining a demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel,
  • Ability to pass any federal security clearance checks, if needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • U.S. Citizen

 Desired Qualifications

  • Familiar with the field of emergency management and homeland security.
  • Experience in writing state and local proposals.
  • Experience utilizing industry tools such as FedBizOps/SAM, GovWin, and Zoho.
  • Completion of a Masters degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
  • Adobe Photoshop and InDesign proficiency.

Attributes of Your Success

  • Accurate – You thrive in an environment where there are technical requirements (e.g., in RFPs) that need to be addressed accurately.  
  • Analytical – You are comfortable with qualitative and quantitative analysis and look beyond the obvious. Your learning curve is fast – you pick up ideas quickly and thrive on a challenge.
  • Agility – You are flexible and manage change well and can “shift gears” from task to task comfortably.
  • Communication – You have strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Confident – You’re comfortable presenting your opinions (public speaking), even if that means taking an unpopular stand.
  • Creative – You come up with new and unique ideas. Making the connections between unrelated ideas comes easy to you.
  • Driven – You consistently exceed goals and are a top performer.
  • Self-starter – You are proactive, prioritize well, and demonstrate strong follow-up.
  • Team Player – You’re very comfortable working within a team.

Location, Compensation & Benefits

This position will preferably be near Washington, DC; however, it can be remote from any U.S. location.

Competitive compensation based on the capability of the candidate.

Competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Healthcare stipend
  • Dental
  • 401(k) with Generous Employer Match
  • Eligible for Performance-based Bonus
  • Ten (10) Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development
  • Telework Privileges
  • Work From Home Stipend
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (company paid)
  • Long Term Disability (company paid)

CONSTANT is certified as an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race; ethnicity; religion; gender; age; national origin; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; family responsibilities; matriculation; physical or mental disabilities; source of income; political affiliation; genetic information; status as a protected veteran; place of residence or business; or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in applying for employment with CONSTANT and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for the position, please call (386) 888-8327. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. CONSTANT is a federal contractor seeking veteran referrals.

CONSTANT is also a Great Place To Work certified organization. 

https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certified-company/7025083

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Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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