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1233- Proposal Manager

Tysons, VA
US Citizenship


Seeking an energetic, full-time or part-time consultant, Proposal Manager with Federal Government experience that can provide proposal writing and proposal management oversight of proposal activities, including creating a complete and comprehensive compliance matrix , drafting an outline based on customer instructions, facilitating a proposal kickoff meeting, developing a schedule with critical milestones, organizing and leading proposal pink team reviews and red team reviews, conducting regular “stand-up” status meetings, Assigning tasks to proposal contributors, developing proposal storyboards, conducting content development interviews with technical subject matter experts, developing volumes and written content, and overseeing production, copywriting, and final proposal submission.

The Proposal Manager may be required to be a volume lead and/or technical writer as well as manage the proposal process. This role is expected to provide leadership and management oversight to develop volumes and ensure that they are compliant with solicitation requirements.


  • Manage proposal efforts, brief, interview, and task proposal contributors
  • Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes, and develop a Proposal Management Plan
  • Coordinate with business development lead and corporate managers to assemble proposal teams, recommending internal resources and/or external resources when required
  • Create a proposal outline and use it throughout the proposal development effort
  • Analyze the RFP requirements against the proposal outline to ensure compliance and responsiveness to the customer's issues and needs throughout the proposal development effort
  • Create the proposal compliance matrix and track the fulfillment of all requirements throughout the proposal development effort
  • Review completed storyboards and proposal sections to ensure requirements are addressed and that customer page limits are met
  • Conduct regular proposal progress status meetings and maintain the proposal schedule
  • Conduct color team reviews, internal/external evaluation of the technical, management, past performance and overall proposal approaches, and senior management sign-off
  • Direct and develop technical writing/editing/rewriting efforts and graphic concepts development as needed
  • Coordinate between the cost volume and the technical/management so that they are consistent


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 8+ years’ Federal Government proposal management, support, and/or writing experience (IT solutioning a plus, Intelligence Community, DoD, DHS, DoS, DHHS a plus)
  • Understanding of, and experience with, the Federal procurement process and regulations (e.g. FAR)
  • Evidence of a successful track record of high quality, high scoring proposals
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.\
  • Expert knowledge of Shipley Associates proposal management processes and color reviews.
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines (nights, weekends, and holidays at times)
  • Ability to develop and/or assist technical and capture personnel in developing compelling themes, discriminators, and messaging
  • Ability to work well both in a team and independently
  • Up-to-date knowledge of marketing, editing, graphic design, and other relevant proposal best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage geographically disparate teams
  • Ability to create original content using interview and research techniques
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing covering all typical solicitation sections (e.g., Management, Technical, Staffing, Administrative)
  • Ability to achieve the above objectives working remotely using Microsoft Teams and GoToMeeting


US Citizenship