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7 Mar 2023

Full-Time Senior Proposal Writer

Mathematica – Posted by rj-ninja United States

senior proposal writer

Job Description

Senior Proposal Writer (Remote Eligible)

  • Job ID #: 1881
  • Functional Area: Business Development
  • Position Type: Regular-Status Full-Time
  • Experience Required: 7 – 10 Years
  • Location: Remote
  • Department: Policy – 24
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Relocation Provided:

About Mathematica:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance .

About The Opportunity

The Sr. Proposal Writer is the lead technical writer on key proposals. The Sr. Proposal writer will collaborate closely with Health unit teams that have been formed to respond to specific business opportunities. The proposals written by the Sr. Proposal Writer are expected to engage proposal reviewers and demonstrate our ability to offer the best solution to meet their needs. The Sr. Proposal Writer also creates reusable outlines and content for future proposals and drives improvements to proposal-writing processes.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Analyze requests for proposals (RFPs) to understand the technical, operational, and administrative requirements and proposal-evaluation criteria that will inform our response, from the understanding of the problem and the client’s needs to our proposed technical approach, management plan, team qualifications, and corporate capabilities
  • Write with the reader in mind, creating compliant, succinct, and compelling text
  • Interview and collaborate with subject matter experts and business leaders to guide the positioning of our offer
  • Edit content drafted by others for clarity, effectiveness, and integration with other proposal sections
  • Work with proposal formatters and graphic designers to develop ideas for graphics, improve proposal layout, and enhance visual appeal
  • Ensure that win themes, technical solutions, RFP compliance, and understanding of the client’s requirements are well-articulated and consistent throughout proposals
  • Ensure that equity is addressed in relevant technical sections by illustrating our corporate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; using inclusive language; and describing how our project teams, partnering strategies, and technical approach will help advance our clients’ equity objectives
  • Review prior proposals to extract relevant content for re-use in proposal development
  • Create adaptable boilerplate text and/or outlines to help other writers describe our understanding of the problem, personnel qualifications, corporate capabilities, and management plans
  • Lead continuous improvement of proposal writing processes
  • May develop and deliver training and guidance about outlining, writing, and reviewing proposal sections for effectiveness and compliance
  • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity and inclusion lens across job responsibilities
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • Five or more years of experience writing proposals for government contracts and/or grants
  • Proven skills in written communication at the document, paragraph, and sentence level; ability to adapt tone and style to the needs of a specific document and its intended audience
  • Orientation to organization and detail in developing written material
  • Time management; ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of health care, health policy, public health, behavioral health and health equity; experience centering equity in research and analytics (preferred)
  • Experience working in a contract research organization and/or professional services firm (preferred)

The submission of two (2) or more original writing samples (not protected by non-disclosure agreements or prorietary guidelines) is a required part of the application process. Only applications that are received with two (2) or more writing samples will be considered.

This position offers and anticipated annual base salary range of $90,000 – $115,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Remote

Job Categories: Remote Writing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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