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RFP Writer (Contractor)

NoRedInk

NoRedInk

Marketing & Communications
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Teaching kids to think critically and communicate effectively has never been more important, and NoRedInk helps students become better writers in more than 60% of U.S. school districts. We're looking for an RFP Writer contractor who will be responsible for crafting compelling and accurate responses to Request for Proposals from potential customers. Your primary objective is to create well-structured, persuasive documents that showcase NoRedInk’s capabilities, expertise, and alignment with the school or district's needs. This role requires a strong understanding of the organization's products or services, the ability to collaborate with subject matter experts, and excellent writing skills.

Key Responsibilities:

RFP Analysis:

  • Review and analyze incoming RFPs to understand client requirements, evaluation criteria, and submission guidelines.
  • Collaborate with sales, product, and technical teams to gather relevant information for the proposal.

Content Development:

  • Develop clear and concise content that addresses all components of the RFP, including executive summaries, technical specifications, and pricing details.
  • Customize standard proposal content to align with specific client needs and demonstrate a deep understanding of their challenges.

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with subject matter experts, sales teams, and other stakeholders to gather accurate and up-to-date information for proposal inclusion.

Compliance and Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure that all proposal responses comply with the requirements outlined in the RFP.
  • Conduct thorough quality checks to guarantee accuracy, consistency, and adherence to company standards.

Research:

  • Research to gather supporting data and statistics for use in proposals.

Deadline Management:

  • Develop and maintain a schedule to manage multiple RFPs simultaneously, ensuring timely submission of high-quality proposals.
  • Coordinate with various departments to obtain necessary approvals and signatures within deadlines.

Knowledge Management:

  • Maintain a repository of proposal content, templates, and supporting documents for future use.
  • Continuously update and improve content based on feedback and changing business requirements.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in RFP writing, preferably in a technology or service-oriented industry.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using proposal management tools and software.
  • Strong project management and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and accuracy.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Business, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification in proposal management or a related field.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and government contracting (if applicable).
  • Experience writing RFPs for education or Ed Tech companies preferred.

To accommodate project needs and workload fluctuations, the hours for this contractor position may vary. While we strive to provide consistency, please be aware that your weekly hours may increase or decrease based on current project demands and business requirements. Flexibility in your schedule will be essential to adapt to these changes as they arise. Expected hours of work could range from 0-30 hours per week.

Hourly pay range: $50-$70

About NoRedInk:

NoRedInk helps students in over 60% of US school districts become better writers. Our deeply engaging, adaptive curriculum personalizes exercises to kids' interests, guides them through the writing process with instructional support, and boosts their skills through targeted practice. Students have completed over 10 billion exercises on our site, and our mission is to help all students harness the power of the written word.

Check out our press page, including our 2-minute pitch on NBC and articles in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

NoRedInk believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. At NoRedInk, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

*Note: Agencies or other third-party recruiters may not submit unsolicited candidate resumes or their information to any NoRedInk employee, including a NoRedInk Recruiter, unless a contract is signed and you are given permission by the Talent Acquisition team to work on a job opening.