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At Key Solutions, you’ll be part of a team whose mission is to be our client’s best choice by delivering unsurpassed service and extraordinary value, with a team of people who love to win. Check out our open positions!

Senior Proposal Development Consultant (Full-Time)

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Key Solutions is looking for a full-time Senior Proposal Development professional to provide our government contracting clients with expert proposal management and writing support. On a project-by-project basis, the Senior Proposal Development Consultant will be responsible for overall leadership, management, and direction of the range of activities associated with the proposal development process from pre-RFP to final production, in close conjunction with our clients. The ideal candidate can be “dual-hatted” as a manager and writer on smaller proposals.

This is a direct-hire, full-time position with benefits.


  • Collaborate closely with client representatives throughout the proposal process to ensure clients are satisfied with the quality of proposal work
  • Assist capture managers in the strategy, win themes, competitive analysis, or gap analysis associated with a given proposal
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of all proposal volumes and other required proposal deliverables.
  • Prepare a detailed proposal outline and defines the proposal schedule from kickoff to final production
  • Run all proposal meetings, including kickoffs, daily stand-ups, and color teams
  • Delegate responsibilities and resources to proposal personnel
  • Integrate the efforts of all involved technical, management, contracts, pricing, and business staff with proposal team staff, and of proposal team staff with production staff
  • Issue effective proposal instructions and memoranda to proposal team staff
  • Control implementation of proposal strategy, including theme, discriminator, proof point, and ghost implementation
  • Write or assist with writing persuasive proposal sections, including management plans, past performance, technical approach, and resumes
  • Interview SMEs with the ability to turn complex technical information into proposal prose
  • Engage in other responsibilities as identified by KSI or clients
  • Assist with internal KSI tasks or projects of your choosing during gaps in support of client proposals


  • History of successful proposals worked across Government agencies and a deep understanding of the logistics and operations of complex proposals
  • Knowledgeable in business development and the Federal procurement processes
  • Strong ability to organize material, rapidly assimilate information and provide guidance and direction to proposal teams
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and “command presence”: excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and be a self-starter, and ability to multitask
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent proven record of successful business development, capture management, and/or proposal management experience
  • Expert usage of MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • This is a mostly remote work environment. Most of our proposal staff works from home, with the option to work at KSI’s Chantilly, VA office. However, if KSI or a client requires your presence in person, you must be able to visit their offices in the D.C. area and/or travel as needed
  • Proposals sometimes require long or unusual hours based on the volume of work


  • Tuition assistance
  • Volunteer time-off
  • Generous 401K and company match
  • Parental leave
  • Leave donations
  • Flexible remote/hybrid workplace

To ApplyClick here to complete the form and upload your resume. *Only submissions via this form will be reviewed. Please do not contact us through our general contact form on the Contact Us page. 

Associate Consultant (1099)

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We are always hiring Associate Consultants as proposal writers, proposal managers, pricing analysts, graphic artists, and desktop publishing specialists. *Note: An Associate Consultant is a 1099 position, not a full-time role. Proposal work is contracted between the Associate Consultant and KSI on a project-by-project basis.

To Apply: Please visit our Associate Team page and apply for the open positions listed. Only resumes submitted via this page will be reviewed. *Please do not contact us through our general contact form on the Contact Us page. 

About Us

What We Do

Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI) is a full-service consulting firm that works across the federal, state, and local opportunity lifecycles, to help companies win contracts.

The KSI Advantage

We’re a team of proposal development, capture, business development, design, and production experts. For every client engagement, we implement proposal best practices and methodologies including our KSI Advantage™ Capture and Proposal Process.

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Intellectually Curious. Passionate about process and learning.

Problem Solvers. Deliver value for clients by helping them succeed.

Flexible. Able to adapt to the client’s team, processes, and needs.

Experienced. We want you to hit the ground running, so at least 1 year of proposal development experience is preferred.

Kind. We’re big believers in empathy and treating our teammates and clients kindly.

With Skills That Fill These Roles:

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Proposal Management and Writing

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Capture Management

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Orals Coaching




Proposal Training



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Design and Desktop Publishing




Learn and Grow

Along with learning new skills from each project you support, KSI encourages lifelong learning. We provide tuition reimbursement, corporate-sponsored APMP membership, and internal and external training opportunities.

Employee Autonomy

No micromanagement here. We hire smart people who are amazing at what they do – so we trust them to do their job well. Are there roles or skill sets you’d like to explore? Chart your course, and we’ll support you.

Hybrid Environment

 Our team has the option to work remotely or in person at KSI’s Chantilly, Virginia office, depending on client needs. From time to time, you may be asked to attend company or client meetings in person.

Work Life Balance

We believe in providing an environment that helps you balance your workload through flexible work schedules (based on client needs), PTO, federal holidays, floating holidays, time off for volunteer activities, and parental leave.

Rewarding Your Success

This industry demands a lot of you, so we provide a lot in return. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and generous bonuses for proposal wins, hitting billability targets, high-quality work, content writing, and more!

Internal Account Teams

Our Account Leads are there to manage the client and support you. They communicate with clients to properly scope project hours and ensure you have the necessary resources and support.


I love the hybrid work environment and culture. KSI always provides me with enough resources to be successful. It truly feels like everyone is there to help everyone else succeed.

Jack Mathes

Proposal Development Consultant

I love working with KSI because they always provide me with the support to become better at my job. It’s a true team environment. I feel that the company believes in me and values my hard work.

Jeannette Calderon

Graphic Designer & DTP Specialist


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