Proposal Coordinator
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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Overview:

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm which prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant Federal, state, and private organizations. The Contracts and Grants Office is a dynamic workplace within AIR with a clear agenda to develop a service oriented organization in line with the business. It is composed of a strong team of co-workers and challenging varied roles that aim to stretch and expand the value within AIR.

We are currently seeking a Proposal Coordinator to assist with the proposal submission process in pursuit of grants and Request for Proposals (RFP). The position will be based in our Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities:
Read relevant request for proposal and determine the requirements of the business volume.
• Complete all business information as required by the request for proposal.
• Coordinate with assigned ‘pricer’ to ensure pricing of the effort is proceeding on time and as required. Provide support as needed especially in the area of receiving pricing from subcontractors.
• Coordinate with small business liaison as necessary to ensure small business subcontracting plan is proceeding on time and as required.
• Coordinate with business development staff and of the program and proposal lead to ensure that business and technical volumes of proposal are in agreement regarding level of effort and staffing.
• Be the primary contact at AIR for submission of proposals in conjunction with technical lead and other Contract Office resources.
• Keep pipeline data up to date and accurate from initial entry through final submitted values.
• Coordinate with the proposal lead the signing of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements as required. File agreements as necessary.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of experience in various aspects of federal proposal submissions, contracts office, finance office including understanding the Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements, working with subcontractors, completing assurances, and compiling the proposal information to meet the RFP specifications
• Significant knowledge of federal, state, and district RFP submission processes preferred, but not required
• Ability to develop, nurture, and build internal and external relationships for proposal submission
• Proven ability to multitask in a high-energy environment
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat with the ability to learn new programs as needed, including CRM database
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Understanding of the grant writing proposal process preferred
• Understanding the process for research funding is strongly desired
• Ability to work independently and in a dynamic team environment
• Self-starter with strong attention to details
• Client service oriented

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