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Proposal Specialist

Advocates for Human Potential
Sudbury, MA 01776
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Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) is looking for a proposal specialist to join our New Business team and support AHP's business development efforts. This position provides an opportunity for a recent graduate to be part of an innovative team and learn all aspects of how to pursue new opportunities in behavioral health and public health; how to strategically assess opportunities; and how to put together winning proposals. The Proposal Specialist is an integral part of the New Business team and works on all proposal activities, including working collaboratively with proposal personnel, developing the proposal outline and compliance matrix, managing proposal schedules and deadlines, ensuring timely completion of proposals, and writing and/or editing proposal sections. This individual also conducts research on funding opportunities.

Who we are

AHP is a research and consulting firm specializing in providing evaluation, technical assistance, and consultation to a broad range of federal, state, local, and community-based agencies. We translate knowledge and experience into practical strategies that transform systems and change lives. Our core content areas include public health; behavioral health policy; mental health and substance use services including prevention, treatment, and recovery supports; trauma; criminal justice; housing and homelessness; e-health; and workforce development.

What you will be doing

As part of the New Business team, you will support all aspects of producing winning proposals, conduct research on bid opportunities, and participate in other projects related to the New Business department, including:

  • Scheduling and facilitating proposal meetings for a proposal team, including kick-offs, reviews, and debriefs.
  • Creating and reviewing a proposal template.
  • Reviewing proposal sections to ensure compliance and responsiveness to bid requirements.
  • Conducting regular proposal progress status meetings and maintaining the proposal schedule.
  • Facilitating writing/editing/rewriting efforts, including some writing and editing, as needed.
  • Producing proposals, including ensuring proper formatting and copy editing are completed.
  • Conducting research on bid opportunities, including information about potential competitors, incumbents, and funders.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the New Business SharePoint site, a proposal boilerplate library, and a project descriptions library, all for use in proposals and other New Business activities.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status. Black, Indigenous and People of Color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to help you succeed in this role:

  • 1-2 years of work experience. Proposal experience a plus, but not necessary: we will train you.
  • The ability to learn quickly and determine how to access resources.
  • Strong communication skillswritten and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to organize work.
  • Interest and experience in the content area of the work.
  • Ability to both work as part of a team and to work independently.
  • Ability to complete work on a deadline.
  • Strong research skills and the ability to find and analyze information accurately and quickly.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office suite and SharePoint.


Posted: 2021-11-22 Expires: 2021-12-24

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