Proposal Writer Team Lead - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


General Overview: Are you driven to excel as a proposal writer, motivated to produce high-scoring content, and experienced with leading other writers? If so, join the SAIC Proposal Development Center of Excellence. SAIC offers the opportunity to win more as part of a collaborative team dedicated to high-quality proposal writing. SAIC proposal writers work across technical capabilities and program teams, build strong relationships, support diverse customer needs, and advance their careers beyond the industry standard.

Position Description: The Proposal Writer Team Lead manages a team of writers to help deliver consistently high performance across the team. The Proposal Writer Team Lead also collaborates with SAIC experts and team members to develop compliant, compelling proposals in response to Federal Government solicitations.

Description of Duties:

  • Manages and leads a team of writers performing across proposals, providing administrative and performance management for team members

  • Provides ad hoc training, coaching, and general guidance to team members on best practices for proposal quality and customer service

  • Writes and leads technical, management, resume, and past performance sections and volumes

  • Works as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate the team’s solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators

  • Applies communication and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities

  • Writes clear, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections; translates complex ideas into easily understandable text

  • Develops and implements process improvements to help improve proposal quality


·       Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History, Political Science, or related field

·       15+ total years of professional experience, 13+ years with master’s

·       6+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations

·       Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, resume, and/or past performance volumes for complex efforts

·       Excellent writing skills

·       Excellent organizational and leadership skills

·       Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency and quality

·       Strong work ethic and desire to excel and keep growing over time





Desired Qualifications:


  • TS/SCI, Top Secret, or Secret clearance
  • Experience as a team lead or manager of a small team