Proposals Specialist

Location US-MN-Maple Grove
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/18/2018 2:40 PM)
Job ID
Other - Other



This position is responsible for supporting the development of custom Education proposals and leading the proposal effort for shelf proposals. This includes writing/proofreading/editing of proposal text; assisting with proposal scope definition and communication; proposal coordination and assembly; and other relevant business development activities.


Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Write, proofread, and edit proposal text to ensure that proposal requirements are met and text accurately reflects DRC’s capabilities and proposed work plan.
  • Perform word processing/desktop publishing for proposals, including design and layout of text and production of graphics, to ensure all proposal text is formatted appropriately and consistently.
  • Assist with the communication of scope information to internal resource areas (lead for shelf proposals).
  • Communicate with subcontractors when necessary regarding proposal requirements (corporate capabilities statements, staffing, letters of commitment, etc.).
  • Coordinate and quality-check overall finished proposal product including all required sections, forms, appendices, etc.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to both the design and content of proposals in order to keep DRC competitive.
  • Cross-train on other team members’ duties to offer support.
  • Support other business development initiatives as needed (materials for oral presentations/site visits, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, Business Administration, Marketing or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 0-5 years of work experience in communications, technical writing, marketing, business development, or related field.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading/editing skills and the capability to produce text that is clear, easily understood, and well organized.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills. Ability to interact with multiple levels of internal resources, external clients, and vendors.
  • Strong attention-to-detail and organizational skills.
  • Project management experience and skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and solve problems and issues independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and familiar with all other Microsoft office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Visio.
  • Knowledge of the educational assessment industry preferred
  • Graphic design experience/skills



Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed


Reporting to this position:  No direct reports


Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hour periods of time
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor, utilize a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary


DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V



Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.


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