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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2202786

Proposal Manager - State & Local Sector (OPEN TO REMOTE)

*This position can work remotely from anywhere in the US.*

Join the Corporate Growth Team at ICF

We are one team united around one mission: growing ICF. Our mandate is to retain and expand existing client work, capture new opportunities, and actively take work from our competitors. We accomplish this by creating systems that support effective business development (BD) activities, providing best-in-class proposal and BD services, and inspiring our teammates to win.

By supporting growth, we further ICF’s mission to create a more prosperous and resilient world. We work side-by-side with experts devoted to climate resilience, public health, cybersecurity, energy efficiency, and other critical areas that require complex technical solutions from expert teams.

Together, we show why ICF is our clients’ best choice to reach their objectives.

How do we drive this mission?

Corporate Growth is staffed by a wide range of BD experts. We specialize in capture and proposal development, market research, data management and technology, training, price-to-win, and more. By providing a suite of services, tools, and programs, we support project teams across the organization as they develop strategies to pursue and win work.

What makes Corporate Growth unique?

We have created a collaborative, fulfilling, innovative, and transparent environment that values diverse perspectives.

We continually challenge ourselves to find new and better ways to do what we do, looking outward to build on industry best practices and emerging tools while creating space for all ideas. And, we mean it when we say we work hard and have fun.

Join our team.  Bring your ideas to our important work.

Your Role on the Team:

The EPC state & local team focuses on the development of proposals across a wide range of industries, including transportation, water, disaster recovery, public health, education and more. The state and local client base includes state agencies, local cities and counties throughout the U.S., as well as other municipalities such as regional water and transportation agencies.

What You Will Do:

  • Collaborate with senior executives, management teams, functional stakeholders, BD leads, innovation staff, partners, subject matter experts, and external consultants to provide proposal leadership, support, and overall direction

  • Manage the proposal process from pre-RFP activities through final production and close out processes

  • Analyze RFP and develop compliance documents, outline, format, and final product working in consort with Technical Lead

  • Contribute to proposal sections as needed, including writing non-technical sections such as management, past performance, or staffing

  • Develop and manage to the schedule for all color reviews and final production

  • Assist in the assembly of proposal writing resources

  • Identify potential for graphic input

  • Monitor development of the business/pricing proposal to ensure it is on track and in sync with the technical proposal

  • Serve various functions, as required, throughout the proposal process (compliance matrix developer, section author, draft reviewer, red team reviewer, subcontractor interface, etc.)

  • Manage or support preparation for interviews/oral presentations, as needed

  • Will often manage more than one proposal at once

  • Work to continually assess and improve processes and techniques

  • May support the facilitation of solution development, message development, SWOT analysis, competitive analysis and other activities related to capture

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field

  • 5+ years of experience managing a wide range of State & Local proposals

  • Significant experience with all aspects of proposal preparation, development, and production

  • Proven track record of leading the development of successful, high quality, high scoring proposals

  • Proposal editing and writing experience

  • Strong proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency in the use of SharePoint and MS Teams

Additional professional skills and experience needed:

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; collaborative and productive work style

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as teaming partners

  • Ability to work to meet deadlines (nights, weekends, and holidays, at times)

  • Ability to work with geographically disparate teams

  • Ability to remain upbeat, positive, and constructive within a dynamic environment operating under high-pressure deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills, initiative, and commitment to high-quality work

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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