Leads the writing of proposals for a range of US government
agencies (for example, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, and
Labor; and National Science Foundation), in addition to
private sector and foundation funders, to support public health,
education, and workforce development projects serving communities
in the United States. Produces original writing, along with
integrating and rewriting material produced by others, to create
compelling, engaging, easy-to-read, and uniform language in
response to requests for proposals/applications, working closely
with program design leads, proposal managers and technical experts.
May also develop, write and edit other technical documents,
including policies, forms, fact sheets, web copy, and training
Collaborates on upstream capture processes to lay the groundwork
for strategic, contextualized proposal documents.
Reviews all funding opportunity announcements to understand and
help guide the teams in their responses.
Actively participates in ongoing proposal teams, collecting
technical input from technical experts to develop proposal
Works in close coordination with proposal budget leads to be
sure the budget and technical proposal reflect a unified
Reviews materials from previous projects and recommends how they
can support current proposal development.
Writes and develops original proposal content on assignment from
proposal design leads, researching the topic to aid strategy and
technical development as necessary.
Develops proposals with uniform style and voice, meeting best
practices for proposal writing.
Analyzes text of proposals against narrative requirements to
determine what additional resources are necessary to deliver an
Writes multiple drafts, incorporating comments from reviewers in
liaison with proposal design leads.
Collaborates with proposal managers on compliance, format, and
Upon submission of final proposal drafts, catalogs technical
sections for the record and for future use.
Conducts trainings on document control related topics.
Assists staff in the writing, proofreading, and editing of
Mentors new staff on writing skills.
Performs other duties as assigned.
APPLIED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Applies advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and best
practices and standards in the area of developing and writing
material for proposals and technical publications.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret information and data, and use
insights gained to prepare documents.
Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
Ability to translate technical content for general audiences to
PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT
Works on problems of complex scope that require analysis or
interpretation of various factors.
Exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques to
determine appropriate action.
Builds productive working relationships with internal and
SUPERVISION GIVEN OR RECEIVED
8+ years of developing, writing, and editing materials for
proposals and technical publications.
Experience writing proposals for projects that serve communities
in the United States, especially proposals for federal
Knowledge of issues related to public health, education, or
workforce development is a plus.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
**Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Typical office environment.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to move 5-50 lbs.
TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED
Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier,
cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
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