Proposal Specialist - Associate

Location: Woodbridge, VA
Date Posted: 01-26-2017
Proposal Specialist – Associate
Location: Woodbridge, VA
FosterThomas, a Mid-Atlantic Staffing and Recruiting Firm, is leading the search for a Proposal Specialist - Associate, for our Client located in Woodbridge, VA.
Our client has an immediate opening in their Proposal Development Department. The successful candidate will have a background in writing and/or editing.  We are looking a results-oriented individual with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Proposal Development Department team members work closely with Departments across the company as well as external partners.
We seek candidates who enjoy learning and writing about new subjects, particularly technology trends and solutions.  The successful candidate will bring 0-2 years of experience writing professionally.  
  • Researches, writes, and edits technical material for proposals
  • Develops corporate solutions and processes as part of proposals and market research
  • Drafts and reviews materials for clarity, consistency and responsiveness to requirements
  • Leads and participates in review sessions to gather internal and external stakeholder feedback on proposals
  • Compiles and incorporates reviewer feedback into documents
  • Interviews subject matter experts to develop compelling technical content
  • Maintains calendar of internal and external deadlines
  • Drafts and edits technical documents
  • Contributes content for communications channels such as blog updates
  • Creates graphics
  • Designs, formats, and produces documents to have a polished look and feel
  • Brainstorms with internal and external stakeholders on solutions and strategies
  • Maintains current repository of documents and templates
  • Contributes to corporate processes and style guide  
    Desired Skill Sets:
  • Strong writing and editing abilities, particularly with distilling complex subject matter into clear, concise content
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Strong coordination, planning and/or scheduling abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize accordingly
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Graphic design experience desired
  • Federal Proposal Experience desired
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
Candidate Requirements
  • United States citizenship with ability to pass a background check and drug test
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with concentration in Journalism, Communications or English
 EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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