Proposal Specialist / Analyst
SDSE - Silver Spring, MD

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Position: Proposal Specialist

Organization: SDSE

Location: 8701 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Type: Full-Time Position; Full Benefits Offered

Salary: $70,000 - $80,000 (flexible, commensurate with experience)

Position Overview:

SDSE is currently seeking a Proposal Specialist to join our team at our corporate headquarters located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Reporting directly to executive leadership, this position will be responsible for a broad range of duties related to the support of proposal development. This includes, but is not limited to: RFP requirements analysis, scheduling and timeline reporting, research, compliance, writing, editing, review, and production. This role is key to helping SDSE develop winning proposals and will allow the successful candidate to gain significant experience in regards to the federal government procurement process and creation of professional, customized, client-centric proposals.

Responsibilities :
  • Coordination of proposal activities, including data calls, past performance questionnaires, team meetings, etc
  • Identify proposal format guidelines and needs, responsible parties, and due dates
  • Research opportunities and requirements for Requests For Proposals (RFPs)
  • Develop compliance matrices to ensure developed proposals adhere to RFP guidelines
  • Develop proposal outlines to help create a proposal "narrative" and identify potential gaps in content
  • Work with multiple technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to generate content
  • Ensure proposals are compliant with the solicitation, make appropriate copies of RFP responses, and ship for on-time arrival, when necessary
  • Edit, revise, and update content for proposals based on group feedback
  • Maintain proposal databases, libraries, and templates to ensure all content is organized, available, and updated
  • Brainstorm, write, and review proposals from inception to final delivery, managing to meet schedule
  • Provide editing and formatting support related to visualizations as needed
  • Assist in all aspects of proposal production, including assembling binders, organizing shipping, and burning CDs
  • Coordinate all proposal efforts with various teams, including business development, operations, HR/recruiting, and finance
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience :
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a concentration on English, Journalism, or similar
  • The ideal candidate has 5-10 years of experience developing customized proposals
  • Proven experience taking a proposal from inception to delivery
  • Solid understanding of federal business development, capture, and proposal development and compliance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to transpose highly technical content so that it can be easily understood by readers
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ideal candidate is an independent, proactive self-starter with a strong commitment to high quality work and attention to detail
  • Capable of reprioritizing efforts to meet changes in needs
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment, focused on transparency, accountability, cooperation, and communication

Company Profile :

SDSE is an 8(a) Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in the Washington DC metro area with offices nationwide and about 300 employees. SDSE is an award-winning professional services firm with a proven record of enhancing government and business operations; delivering effective, cost conscious solutions while adhering to strict standards of quality to ensure mission success. Core competencies include Management & Business Support Services, Information Technology, Administrative & Facilities Management, and Engineering Services. We deploy a responsive, flexible, and innovative approach to achieve the needs and goals of our clients and pride ourselves on the support we provide our employees to be successful.

SDSE is an equal opportunity employer (EEO)

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