Proposal Director
Eckerd Connects
Odle Corporate Headquarters, Scottsdale, AZ, US
5d ago

ODLE Management - A Subsidiary of Eckerd Connects

Reports to the Senior Vice President of Operations. This is a leadership position is responsible for managing national growth and transformation efforts.

Duties include working in collaboration with publications operational, and finance leadership to develop written proposals in response to funding solicitations related to new and / or current business.

Qualifications include a proven history of responding to and being awarded new contracts through an RFP, Grant, and / or ITN process (with emphasis on the areas of, workforce development, federal contracts or behavioral health).

This position requires a demonstrated history of project management, strong presentation and persuasion skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to organize & execute multiple, complex project simultaneously.

The Proposal Director manage multiple teams of internal and external resources responsible for developing proposal responses, prepare status updates on current projects, and participate in supporting due diligence activities related to new business opportunities and strategic innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Assists leadership in the analysis of market environments and opportunities, applying comprehensive knowledge of the products and services provided by Odle Management to effective research opportunities.
  • Prepares and maintains competitive analysis of viable business markets for the organization. Researches potential competition on projects Odle pursues.

  • Continually examines and researches funding streams that will enable Odle programs long-term viability.
  • Identifies Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), Invitations to Negotiate (ITN’s), grant opportunities, and other applicable funding solicitations released by Workforce Development and Department of Labor and other agencies or foundations in targeted states and markets.
  • Oversees the development of state-specific growth and transformation resources for use by Operations and Publications staff during the planning and execution of growth and transformation efforts to include, but not be limited to : state profiles, contacts, competitive analysis, state and agency rules and regulations, of-interest media activity, legislative activity, etc.
  • Drafts written proposals, grant applications, letters, and correspondence in response to bid requests specific to the scope of bids and applications and according to funding source specifications as outlined within RFPs.
  • Consults with appropriate staff to create and submit timely proposals, applications, and supporting documents that are professionally written, well-researched, and appropriately comprehensive to produce revenue for programs and services.

  • Manages multiple teams of internal and external staff resources responsible for developing individual projects and proposals (i.
  • e., responses to Request for Proposals (RFPs), Intent to Negotiate (ITN), agency service requests, etc.) from concept through bid submission, to include developing project action plans and required related materials (i.

    e. Intents to Bid, Letters of Support, etc.). Works closely with Program Development leadership to ensures Executive Leadership approval prior to finalization and submission.

  • Oversees and ensures that the Publications Specialist assembles fully developed written proposal response packages based on specific instructions applicable to individual Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Negotiate (ITNs), grant opportunities, and other applicable funding solicitations.
  • This includes development of proposal outline, drafting of written response, management of ancillary requirements, and compilation of complete final document, to include narrative reply, financial response, required forms, supporting exhibits, and any additional required information.

    Ensure complete response package is delivered to the correct recipient within specified timeframes.

  • Leads a team upon completion of a project, as directed by supervisor, to identify project and process strengths and weaknesses for future process improvement.
  • Manages multiple, concurrent projects effectively and efficiently to ensure comprehensive and timely response packages are submitted.
  • Maintains the Publications tracking system recording all proposal development activities.
  • Manages special projects supporting Organization’s strategic growth to include website, marketing collateral, and research / planning.
  • Other Duties Include, But Not Limited To :

  • Participates in training and development activities as required.
  • Reports any acts, incidents or conditions that reflect the possibility of inappropriate youth-to-youth or staff-to-youth relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Education and Experience Requirements :

    Education Bachelor's degree, from an accredited College or University, required, preferably in business, accounting, or public administration.

    MBA preferred. Project management certification a plus.

    Experience Five years of progressive responsibility in a service-oriented organization that deals with a wide variety of constituents required.

    Must have documented and well-demonstrated product / project management experience and effective technical writing skills.

    Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience / exposure in dealing with governmental agencies in the areas of data, quality, and program operations with exposure in contracts, and project management.

    Additional Requirements :

    Skills Analytical reasoning, project management, conceptual and interpersonal skills required. Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite software, Outlook, and project management;
  • Knowledge of state and local procurement systems, proposal creation, financial concepts, program model concepts.

    Other Must meet state background check requirements.

    Travel Ability to travel as required. Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd’s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes.

    Must maintain an appropriate and valid state driver’s license.

    Environmental Demands :

    Physical Demands Ability to spend extended periods of time sitting at a desk, performing work at a computer, or on a telephone.

    ODLE is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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