Entry Level Proposal Developer

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc Columbia, MD

Maxim Healthcare Services is currently seeking an entry level Proposal Developer to develop winning proposals for healthcare staffing and homecare services in response to solicitations (RFPs, IFBs, RFQs, etc.) from various agencies of federal and local governments and commercial healthcare organizations, in support of our nationwide sales force.  The Proposal Developer will work within a Proposal Team environment and will report to the Proposal Team Lead. The Proposal Developer must quickly grasp complex business concepts and effectively articulate service offerings to external audiences. The preferred candidate will be customer-focused and able to successfully multitask and manage the entire proposal development process under aggressive deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages the proposal development process throughout all stages from pre-RFP planning to final submission including but not limited to:  RFP analysis & review, scheduling and facilitating proposal kick-off and development calls; gathering questions for the client; liaising with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); and final production
  • Ensures strict adherence to RFP requirements and deadlines
  • Drives the development of proposal win themes and value propositions
  • Provides overall quality assurance including conforming to the Maxim Healthcare branding guidelines
  • Manages multiple projects and uses effective project management tools such as proposal plans, schedules,  outlines, compliance matrices, and reviews
  • Facilitates post-submission requirements such as Discussion Items, Clarifications, and BAFOs
  • Works collaboratively with the entire proposal team, business development teams, marketing/communications team, and other corporate partners including finance, contracts, HR and legal
  • Establishes sustainable relationships with internal/external partners and clients
  • Updates and maintains proposal tracking and information database(s)
  • Participates in department meetings, initiatives, and/or projects
  • Assists in developing and refining proposal processes and proposal library content
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Technical Writing, Business, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent related experience
  • Three to five (2-5) years of proposal development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical or creative prose; writing sample(s) required
  • Proficiency creating formatted proposals in MS Word and using internet tools to support content development
  • Practical use of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Writer
  • Ability to manage time, multi-task and excel in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills required; command of the English language required
  • CRM experience preferred; PMAPS or other proposal technology experience preferred

Maxim Healthcare Services makes all employment decisions, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, discharge, retirement, compensation, benefits, transfer, corrective action, or any other decisions affecting the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local government entities.  All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans", or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Maxim values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members.