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Proposal Writer

Who We Are:

CCS Fundraising is an international strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. For seven decades, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations across sectors to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs and initiatives that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact. CCS provides tailored support to more than 400 nonprofit organizations annually. With over 375 professionals and 14 offices throughout the United States and Europe, we have the capacity to help local and international organizations achieve outstanding results.

 

Job Description:

CCS is seeking a motivated, deadline-driven Proposal Writer to work in our New York office. The successful candidate will work closely with our Executive team, managing new leads from ideation to contract and ensuring that all team executives have the materials and preparation they need to conduct successful business development and sales meetings. A critical component of this role is to produce compelling, consistent, creative, and professional proposals, RFPs, and presentations that differentiate CCS from our competitors. Please note that this is not a sales or lead generating position.

 

Ideal candidates will possess excellent writing, communication, research, and design skills to contribute to the development of sales materials and resources. The candidate is also comfortable reporting to multiple executives and capable of meeting set deadlines and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment. Prior experience with RFPs, proposals, and client relationship management databases are a plus. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company with competitive compensation and benefits in a role that has room to grow and evolve.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Write and design sales proposals, presentations, and other supporting materials, in coordination with the Executive Team. This process can include, but is not limited to:
    • Establishing internal deadlines to guide daily activity
    • Working with the Executive Team to strategize next steps for individual institutions in the sales pipeline process
    • Supporting the final editing, formatting, and distribution of sales, marketing, and operational materials
    • Working with team executives to establish the scope of work, fees, and other key elements of all sales proposals
  • Manage the sales pipeline for Team Executives
    • Review sales pipeline at least weekly with Executives, noting and facilitating followup
  • Prepare sales decks and other materials, ensuring all Team Executives are prepared for upcoming sales meetings in a timely manner
  • Attend sales meetings with Team Executives and manage follow-up
  • Draft thank-you and follow-up correspondence for Team Executives
  • Work with team NetSuite coordinator to ensure NetSuite info is up-to-date
  • Complete new leads info forms
  • Complete client briefing forms in advance of sales meetings
  • Establish and maintain proposal templates
  • Liaise with proposal writers across the firm to understand trends and continually enhance materials
  • Ensure follow-up on Web leads
  • Additional tasks as needed to support the sale process

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent along with a minimum of one to two years of relevant experience preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Thorough proofreading skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Creative presentation design experience - experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher, and other graphic design programs a plus but not required
  • Ability to balance myriad tasks and deadlines efficiently
  • Advanced research skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

CCS offers a competitive benefits package and is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

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