Proposal Writer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Proposal Writer


Akima, LLC is an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) with 30 years of federal contracting experience and over 7,500 employees supporting more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders in the NANA region of Alaska. Akima provides the backbone infrastructure to support more than 40 socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDBs) with mature business processes and shared back-office support services normally only found in a Fortune 500 defense contractor. Our employees form one of the broadest skill sets in all of government and industry delivering services and solutions in fields as diverse as aviation, construction, facilities and logistics, information technology, protective services and detention management, and systems engineering. We continually look for the very best and brightest to support our commitment to superior outcomes across today’s most complex and critical missions worldwide.To learn more about Akima, LLC and opportunities across our family of companies,

We are seeking a seasoned proposal writer to join our growing team. This person will be a critical internal resource for our corporate development team.

The Proposal Writer works closely with the Capture Manager or Solution Lead and the Proposal Manager to develop a comprehensive final product that is compliant with the RFP requirements, compelling, and highly rated by the client. Clearly articulating differentiators, strengths, and client insight by citing specific work performed, issues resolved, and metrics that meet or exceed the RFP requirements.

The ideal person will be a skilled writer, adept at communicating with team members and key staff across the organization.


  • Review client RFP and Statement of Work (SOW) to help determine how to structure the response to be compliant, compelling, and highly rated by the client

  • Based on Government requirements from the RFP, work with Capture Manager to identify possible past performance references that closely match the requirements.

  • Solicit approval from operating companies to be used as references.

  • Develop content for each proposal, and work with PMs to validate that the content accurately reflects work being performed.

  • If a past performance questionnaire is required, work with the PMs to pre-populate any sections containing contract information (account name, dollar value, period of performance, services provided, etc.) and keep in contact with the PM to make sure their client completes and returns the questionnaire before the due date.

  • Create the comprehensive work product based on input from the Capture Manager and Proposal Manager.

  • Incorporate feedback based on proposal draft reviews to ensure the final narrative is compliant, compelling, and high scoring.

  • Plan content using techniques such as templates and annotated outlines.Office environment.

  • Some travel (10%) may be required.

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 4 years of experience working in Federal Government proposal development, ideally using the Shipley proposal process and developing storyboards, mock-ups, proposal outlines.

  • Working knowledge and efficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Understanding of Federal Government proposal development process and proven writing experience

  • 4 years of experience with proposals, research and writing

  • Must be flexible, highly motivated, and able to clearly and concisely write past performance descriptions and convey knowledge of the client’s mission and business objectives and how our solution meets or exceeds requirements

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Able to interview PMs to obtain the information needed for each citation

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SharePoint

  • Strong project and people management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and deliverables under tight deadlines

  • Shipley or equivalent training/experience preferred

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Visio, Adobe Acrobat

  • The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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