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Proposal Writer

Proposal Writer 

About Us

H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc. aims to transform the lives of children, youth, young adults, families, and communities living with HIV. 


H.Y.P.E. is an HIV services and youth advocacy organization charged with building and growing programs that empower youth to succeed individually and to become leaders in order to transform the lives of children, youth, young adults, families, and communities living with HIV.


H.Y.P.E. envisions empowered youth who live sustainable lifestyles accomplished through the mentoring and cultivating of individuals to better manage personal health, finances, and social responsibilities. H.Y.P.E. will equip individuals who enter it’s programs with the educational and personal capacities to be leaders in their communities and to advocate for themselves and for others living with HIV. The

H.Y.P.E. team is currently made up of Founder and Executive Director, LaMar Yarborough a young, gay, black male, who was diagnosed with HIV on his 19th birthday now 26, and cancer later that year in December of that same year. H.Y.P.E.’s team is made of a working Board of Directors, and skills-based volunteers. Together they are building a suite of programs to serve young people living with HIV in the Atlanta and Metro area.

Work Description

We are looking for a Volunteer Proposal Writer who can produce professionally written proposal content that clearly articulates the organization's value proposition. This is a networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to demanding deadlines. The Volunteer Proposal Writer will have to be comfortable leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings.

This Volunteer Proposal Writer position hours can vary depending on the activities on the budget and writing skills, bids, and grants. 

 

Information Related to The Job Description:

  • The position is unpaid. 

  • Volunteer position allows flexible work schedules and the opportunity to work remotely, if available.

  • If seeking credit or practicum hours, additional documents will be required.

Proposal Writer Job Duties:

  • Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategy meetings.

  • Create and Lead storyboard sessions with and for with bid/proposal team members and key stakeholders

  • Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts

  • Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with contributors; contributing proposal status information to review meetings; transmitting proposals.

  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information; coordinating submissions and collections; identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.

  • Develops proposal by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation; writing, revising, and editing drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.

  • Prepares presentation by evaluating text, graphics, and binding; coordinating printing.

  • Maintains quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.

  • Obtains approvals by reviewing the proposal with key providers and project managers.

  • Improves proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate; implementing changes.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks.

  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Proposal Writer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree educated (ideally English Literature) or journalistic/professional writing background.

  • Advanced MS Word skills & proficient in MS Office.

  • Presentation Skills

  • Written Communication

  • Graphic Design Skills

  • Technical Documentation

  • Layout Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Deadline-Oriented

  • Process Improvement

  • Coordination

  • Strategic Planning

  • Market Knowledge