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Proposal Writer

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 10/31/2018 Employment Type: Temp to Hire Areas of Expertise: Office Positions Job Number: 99073 Pay Rate: $65K/yr

An experienced job-seeker that works well in a fast-paced environment is needed for a Direct-Hire Proposal Writer position in Philadelphia, PA!

Our client company is an accounting and financial consulting firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington DC. They tackle the business challenges of a variety of corporations while striving to deliver excellent services.

As the Proposal Writer, you will be responsible for supporting new business acquisition by monitoring proposal aggregators to identify RFPs worth responding to and preparing, submitting, and monitoring proposals. This position offers full-time hours and an annual salary of $65K.

Responsibilities of the Proposal Writer include:

  • Overseeing proposal aggregators and recommending RFPs that senior leadership should respond to.
  • Reviewing the GSA schedule and implementing an action plan to increase the likelihood of being selected to bid for RFPs.
  • Developing a proposal skeleton.
  • Partnering with internal stakeholders to take an appropriate approach to proposals.
  • Creating project plans for each section of the RFP and identifying/engaging an internal subject matter expert.
  • Distributing and socializing a RFP project plan.
  • Tracking proposal success metrics regularly for project review meetings.
  • Managing a proposal completion timeline to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Following up with potential clients to ensure receipt of proposals.
  • Tracking and recording proposal decisions and updating senior leadership.
  • Requesting and receiving debriefing on unsuccessful proposals to enhance understanding and improve future proposals.
  • Developing and maintaining a repository of firm resumes and project descriptions, ensuring that current information is available for proposals and other functions.

Perks of Working with Our Client Company:

Our client company offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k with generous company match
  • Free onsite gym at Philly headquarters
  • Medical insurance
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Opportunities for remote work


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English, or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of proposal writing experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience writing government proposals
  • Proposal writing certification preferred
  • Experience working with the GSA Schedule and creating related proposals ideal
  • Self-starter that works well independently
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and great internet research skills
  • Strong problem-solving, time/project management, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Jessica Barbosa
Staffing Specialist

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