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OPEN POSITIONS

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

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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 to client proposals

Qualifications:

  • History of successful proposals worked across Government agencies and 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

Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Generous company policies
  • Volunteer time-off
  • Generous 401K and company match
  • Parental leave
  • Leave donations

To ApplyClick here to fill out 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. 

Junior Proposal Development Consultant

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Key Solutions is looking for a full-time Junior Proposal Development Consultant who will provide our clients with proposal writing support. On a project-by-project basis, the Junior Proposal Development Consultant will be responsible for overall leadership, management, and direction of the range of activities associated with the proposal writing process from pre-RFP to Gold Team, in close conjunction with our clients. The ideal candidate can be “dual-hatted” to write two or more major proposal sections.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 at KSI offices during gaps in support to client proposals
  • This is a direct-hire, full-time position with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience in proposals worked across Government agencies and an 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 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 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

Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance
  • Generous company policies
  • Volunteer time-off
  • Generous 401K and company match
  • Parental leave
  • Leave donations

To Apply: Click here to fill out 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. 

1099 Associates

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We are always hiring 1099 Associates in the roles of proposal writers, proposal managers, capture managers, graphic artists, and desktop publishing specialists. *Note: 1099 Associates are not full-time employees.

How We Work

  • Ease of Doing Business: Clear communication and processes to give you the information you need to execute well. We provide a detailed scope of work to ensure understanding of expectations for each client assignment. KSI accommodates a range of rates and often pays more than our competitors
  • Internal Account Teams: KSI ensures you have a variety of interesting and client projects to support through a dedicated team that is focused on finding work for our network of independent consultants
  • Markets: Federal, State, Local, and Education (SLED), and Commercial
  • Your Payments Will Always Be On-Time: Consultants are paid on the 15th and last day of the month, even if KSI has not received payment from the client. Net 30 payment terms.

To Apply: If you would like to consult with us as a 1099 Associate please fill out this form and attach 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. 

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, and production experts. For every client engagement, our consultants implement proposal best practices and methodologies including our KSI Advantage© Capture and Proposal Process.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE:

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

 

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Training

Proposal Training

 

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Design and Desktop Publishing

 

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HOW WE WORK

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.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

We hire incredibly smart people who are amazing at what they do – so we trust them to do their job well! Chart your course and we’ll give you what you need.

Hybrid Environment

Our proposal staff has the option to work remotely or in person at KSI’s Chantilly, Virginia office based on the client’s needs. However, from time to time, we may ask employees to attend company meetings in person.

Internal Account Teams

Our account teams ensure you have a variety of interesting and growth-oriented client projects to support. When you’re not on client projects, you can work on process improvement, training, or any project of your choosing.

Rewarding Your Success

This industry demands a lot of you, so KSI provides a lot in return. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and generous bonuses for proposal wins, innovative projects, teamwork, high billability, and more!

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.

WHAT EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING

I absolutely love the hybrid work environment and corporate 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

My manager and the senior team members are approachable and always ready to help. The company fosters a positive and warm working environment that makes me feel supported. I very much appreciate the talents of my colleagues, and I learn from their respective strengths.

Ellen Yan

Proposal Development Consultant

I enjoy the remote work, excellent teammates, outstanding support from management, and the good compensation structure.

Vikrant Gautam

Proposal Development Consultant

LIFE AS #TEAMKSI

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