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Proposal Writer (Iowa City)

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Our top publishing client in Iowa City is looking to hire a proposal writer for a 3 month contract with potential to extend or become full time. This position will be 35-40 hours per week and offers full benefits and W2 pay.

The Proposal Writer takes responsibility for the entire proposal process from RFP receipt to high-quality proposal creation and delivery in a high-volume environment. The Proposal Writer works closely with Business Development, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and other key staff to develop and deliver high-quality, compelling proposals. The Proposal Analyst is also responsible for facilitating bid strategy sessions and assisting the Director, Global Proposals with research and process improvement projects. This position also will provide guidance to the Proposal Coordinator and will provide key support to the Senior Proposal Analysts with their proposal responses.

Proposal Response Development
-Assist Sr. Proposal Analysts with large, complex proposals.
-Guarantee successful delivery of superior quality proposals
-Write new text or customize existing text for proposal responses
-Review RFP in detail and identify mandatory business requirements
-Create or obtain proposal appendices
-Accurately incorporate all edits from reviewers
-Ensure 100% accurate and clear cost proposal/forms
-Ensure compliance with RFP requirements
-Coordinate and produce final proposal documents with the support of the Proposal Coordinator
-Track shipment
-Conduct research for process improvement projects
-Update and maintain boilerplate
-Provide guidance for coordinator, as needed

Bid Strategy and RFP Review Meeting
-Facilitation Schedule, facilitate, and actively participate in bid strategy meetings to prepare proposal response
-Recommend solutions for proposal response based on prior proposal experience.
-Ensure all aspects of RFP are addressed with pertinent SMEs (subject matter experts)
-Review RFPs in detail and identify mandatory requirements
-Prepare fact sheets/proposal outlines
-Prepare for RFP receipt (pre-work).
-Proofread and edit various proposals as needed by the department

Minimum Education Requirement
BA or BS, preferably in English, Journalism, or Business or similar degree

3 or more years proposal writing or similar experience in a corporate environment

Expert proficiency with Microsoft Word and moderate proficiency with Excel and Acrobat Professional

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