Junior Proposal Writer
Fully Remote Remote

Who We Are: 

We are honored to be named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for six consecutive years! Here at KL&A, we love what we do and believe that our employees are our greatest asset which is why we search for the best and brightest (and perhaps the most caffeinated) of the bunch. This is why our employees have the opportunity to work in an environment of their choosing: whether in the dynamic office environment, in your PJ bottoms at home, or a combination of the two.  

KL&A is an IT consulting firm that knocks the socks off our clients. We work closely with organizations across the United States to develop creative business solutions through project & program management and custom software applications so they can focus on what’s most important…their mission. 

Who You Are:  

You love building relationships with team members, want to write persuasive and narrative content, and collaboratively produce high-quality, winning proposals. You are a logical thinker who enjoys analysis, organizing, and planning, and your attention to detail is so good it’s scary. You can be a client-advocate who thinks about how to make proposal evaluation easy for the reader. You enjoy collaborating with those around you but can also accomplish tasks as a solo artist. You’re able to seamlessly transition from one task to the next without skipping a beat, as well as juggle multiple tasks when necessary. Continuous learning is important to you and you are eager to learn a new and engaging skill set that will allow you to grow your career in the proposal world. You’re personable, self-motivated, and love lending a hand to your colleagues.  

About the Role: 

As a Junior Proposal Writer, you’ll work closely with the Proposal Manager, technical subject matter experts, content contributors, teammates, and business development leaders. You will participate in many stages of the proposal development lifecycle (PDLC) from solicitation analysis through content development, review and editing, to final production. You’ll work closely with contributors, especially technical solution teams, to ensure all contributed content is well-written, meets standards, and, most importantly, clearly demonstrates how the proposed solution meets the client’s needs.  Experience in the software or product development world is a bonus that will help you identify areas within a technical narrative that may require additional detail or seem confusing to evaluators. In between proposals, you’ll work with the Proposal Manager to ensure content assets are created or updated, maintaining a high-quality, robust library. This position is remote-eligible with a work schedule compatible with the Eastern Time Zone.  

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without a current or future need for visa sponsorship 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience writing content in a business, technical, or academic setting 
  • Must have excellent writing skills, including the ability to write persuasive and narrative content that is concise, yet thorough 
  • Must be able to follow style guidelines, such as voice, tense, capitalization conventions, and formatting/layout conventions 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to adapt to KL&A’s processes and tools 
  • Capable of performing research and/or collaborating with subject matter experts to understand and synthesize concepts to create new content  
  • Must be able to think strategically and work collaboratively with the proposal team to cultivate win themes and value propositions to apply them throughout proposal content 
  • Experience effectively conveying information to audiences of all skill levels  
  • Must be able to proofread and edit contributed content 
  • Must be able to champion practices that uphold quality standards and contribute to continuous process improvement throughout the proposal development life cycle 
  • Must be self-motivated with a desire and drive to continuously learn and grow as a professional and as an individual 
  • Must have excellent verbal communication skills (English) with the ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders 

Bonus Skills & Experience: 

  • The ability to think conceptually about software solutions and to apply said concepts into meaningful proposal content 
  • Proposal or technical writing experience in a software or product development environment 
  • Experience using MS SharePoint 
  • Experience working in an Agile environment 
  • Experience working within a government domain 
  • Experience working with Atlassian tools (e.g., Jira Software, Confluence, etc.) 
  • Experience creating flow diagrams or org charts in programs such as Visio, Miro, or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator  
  • Previous software or process documentation experience 

Compensation & Perks: 

  • Competitive salaries with bonus potential 
  • Three (3) weeks of paid vacation (prorated for first year) 
  • 40 days of paid sick time (prorated for first year) 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Family building assistance (adoption and fertility treatment reimbursement) 
  • 401(k) with immediate employer match 
  • Workspace Customization Bonus 
  • Ongoing education and training reimbursement 
  • Employee recruiting incentives 
  • Monthly communication reimbursement 
  • Premium healthcare insurance, including medical, dental, and vision for individuals, families, and domestic partners 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and medical care 
  • Employer-paid group long-term disability and group life insurance 
  • Voluntary insurance options, such as pet, critical illness, AD&D, and life. 
  • Awesome co-workers! 

Work Environment 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of us to work remotely, KL&A has embraced the new flexible scheduling that was one of the microscopic lights at the end of the isolated tunnel. As a result, we are conducting all interviews virtually (get your Teams background ready.) New employees can be onboarded into a virtual, in-person, or hybrid work schedule and are provided with the tools they need to begin employment successfully, regardless of location. 

Kunz, Leigh & Associates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kunz, Leigh & Associates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

Kunz, Leigh & Associates expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Kunz, Leigh & Associates’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.