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Sr. Proposal Writer Specialist

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Sr. Proposal Writer Specialist

Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Proposal Writer independently creates compelling content to support business development opportunities. In doing so, the proposal writer will independently solicit feedback from subject matter experts, the capture team, and internal stakeholders.

    Manage responsibilities for preparing concise, compelling proposal writing that meets proposal requirements, supports ease of evaluation, and effectively conveys strategy and messaging themes. Additional responsibilities include supporting the creation of a content library and editing, as needed.

    The Proposal Writer is expected to execute responsibilities independently with oversight of writing product and content creation as needed. Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. Work requires considerable judgment and initiative. Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Completes understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Understands implication of work and provides recommendations for solutions. Communicates on challenging or escalated issues.

    • May instruct or coach other professionals. Works under general direction. Participates in determining objectives of assignments.
    • Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Final product is reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives.
    • Research proposal materials (RFP, RFI), client intelligence, competitive intelligence.
    • Interview technical experts and operation resources.
    • Develop concise, compelling, credible proposal narratives.
    • Contribute to creation and maintenance of a content library.
    • Collaborate with graphics designers to identify opportunities for clean, compelling graphics.
    • Perform peer review and/or color team review editing assignments.

    Job Summary

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Write responses to Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information and other federal, state or international government requests.
    • Create compliant, compelling responses for assigned proposal sections/topics.
    • Create associated graphics, charts, tables, appendices and other information in support of proposal development.
    • Review and edit proposal responses for consistency, compliance, win theme incorporation, solution accuracy and other elements during regular and core team review cycles.
    • Research relevant corporate, project, client and industry statistics and data in support of creating proposal responses.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience; advanced degree or professional designation preferred.

    MAXIMUS Introduction

    Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

    Pay Transparency

    Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to job location, a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation ranges may differ based on contract value but will be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation. Maximus will comply with regulatory minimum wage rates and exempt salary thresholds in all instances.

    Posted Max

    USD $120,000.00/Yr.

    Posted Min

    USD $80,000.00/Yr.

  • Industry
    Government Administration
  • About Us

    As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs.