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Senior Writer I, Proposals

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Marketing & Communications
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Are you known for your ability to effectively organize, translate, and produce content into compelling language for a variety of audiences? Are you equally comfortable collaborating with others in teams and working independently? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?

Would you like to join a growing group of highly skilled and experienced technical writers, instructional designers, and copy editors? If so, a Senior Proposal Writer position at Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) could be just for you!

AHP is looking for an experienced, skilled, and versatile writer to write proposal content. Ideal candidates have a minimum of eight years’ experience responding to requests for applications on issues and solutions related to mental health, substance use disorders, housing and homelessness, behavioral health workforce development, or criminal justice.

Job Duties:

  • Work with various staff, including subject matter experts, new business development staff, and copyeditors to produce high quality proposals.
  • Conduct research from multiple sources of information (e.g., peer-reviewed literature, reports), as needed.
  • Develop content appropriate for intended audience in tandem with meeting all review criteria.
  • Ensure appropriate grammar, readability, conciseness, and clarity of all content.
  • Advance equity and well-being in all content and use person-first language.
  • Contribute to new business and strategic development efforts.

Education and Training:

  • An M.S. or M.A. in writing, English, health care communications, mental health, or social science discipline., OR a B.A. or B.S. in writing, English, healthcare communications, mental health, or social science discipline, plus eight years of experience as a writer.
  • Eight or more years of experience as a grant or proposal writer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiar with one or more of AHP’s key areas of focus (e.g., mental health, substance use, recovery services, homelessness and housing, workforce development, criminal justice).
  • Understanding of capital expansion projects, such as the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of facilities for addressing housing instability, is a plus.
  • Experienced in proposal development in response to federal, state, or community-based organization requests.
  • Skilled in synthesizing and translating information into understandable content.
  • Competent in expressing facts, thoughts, concepts, and visions clearly and succinctly.
  • Adept in collaborating with subject matter experts and writing on a variety of topics.
  • Equipped to manage multiple projects in an often fast-paced environment.
  • Accomplished in meeting deadlines and prioritizing competing demands and priorities.
  • Capable of leading discrete tasks.
  • Practiced in building productive and mutually positive staff and client relationships.
  • Able to accept and solicit feedback from others as part of team process.
  • Familiar with GPO, APA, and other style guidelines.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experienced in working collaboratively and co-authoring documents in cloud services, such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.
  • Capable of learning new concepts, subjects, processes, and technology.

Research suggests that women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they do not meet 100 percent of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive on our team to apply for this role.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000

AHP, to be transparent with applicants about salary and in compliance with various state pay disclosure requirements, publishes the following information which is current as of the date of posting. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the AHP salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be high or low in the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and education. The range listed is just one component of AHP’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, AHP provides a variety of benefits to employees, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, a retirement plan with a 3% match, student loan repayment assistance, employer-paid life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and much more.

Please include a cover letter and a writing sample in addition to your resume.

About AHP
AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populations—from creating policy to engaging in ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, healthcare reform, and population health management.

AHP is proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for seven consecutive years. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. We value employee well-being and are actively engaged in creating an environment that supports work-life balance, self-care, and mental and emotional health.

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.