Proposal Writer
Remote Worker - N/A
Description

Who We Are:

We are a software development and IT consulting firm who knock the socks off our clients. We work closely with organizations to develop creative and custom software solutions so they can focus on what’s most important, their mission. 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. And we don’t mean to brag, but we’re honored to have been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for four years in a row.


Who You Are:

You love building relationships with team members and subject matter experts, persuasive and narrative writing, and collaboratively producing 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're a client-advocate who thinks about how to make proposal evaluation easy for the client. 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, so you stay up-to-date on the latest trends available. You elevate those around you by mentoring fellow proposal writers and teaching others. You’re personable, self-motivated, and love lending a hand to your colleagues.


About the Role:

As a Proposal Writer, you’ll work closely with technical subject matter experts, content contributors, teammates, and business development leaders. You will participate in every stage of the proposal development lifecycle (PDLC) from solicitation analysis and planning, 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 will help you to hit the ground running, as well as identify areas within the technical solution that may seem confusing to evaluators or require additional detail. When you lead a proposal effort, you’ll be responsible for the overall quality of the finished proposal. In between proposals, you’ll work with the team to ensure content assets are created or updated, maintaining a high-quality, robust library. You’ll work in both in-person and remote settings. Your work schedule will take place in the Eastern time zone and you’ll travel to our Okemos, MI office on an as-needed basis.

Requirements
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without a current or future need for visa sponsorship
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a professional writing or analysis position, such as Proposal Writer, Technical Writer, Grant Writer or Business Analyst
  • Experience working in a technical environment with exposure to the product/software development lifecycle
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word on a Windows-based PC
  • Must be capable of organizing information in a logical hierarchy
  • Must be capable of reviewing a large volume of information to ascertain proposal structure and requirements
  • Experience performing research and/or collaborating with subject matter experts to understand and synthesize concepts in order to create new content
  • 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
  • Must be able to think strategically and work collaboratively with the proposal team to cultivate win themes and 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 willing and able to learn PDLC processes and tools and contribute to continuous improvement of the processes
  • Must be able to champion practices that ensure quality throughout the PDLC
  • 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 and written communication skills (English) with the ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders

Bonus Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience working with Atlassian Jira
  • Experience working with other Microsoft Office products, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Experience working with Google products, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Previous software or process documentation experience
  • Experience with proposal management software
  • Some experience with graphics software, such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop

Compensation & Perks:

  • Competitive salaries with bonus potential
  • Three (3) weeks paid vacation (prorated for first year); four (4) weeks at five years of employment
  • 40 days of paid sick time (prorated for first year)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Ongoing education and training reimbursement
  • Employee recruiting incentives
  • Premium healthcare insurance including medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for dependent care and medical care
  • Employer-paid, long-term disability and group life insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Workspace customization allowance
  • Awesome co-workers!

COVID-19 Considerations

During the pandemic, KL&A is conducting all interviews via phone or online with video conference technology. New employees are being onboarded virtually and provided the tools they need to begin employment while working remotely. KL&A is currently operating in a fully remote capacity while continuously monitoring the changes and trends in our area. KL&A will continue to operate remotely until it is deemed safe for our employees to return to the office.


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.