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New Business Development provides leadership in Save the Children’s efforts to achieve greater program results at scale through the successful pursuit of large and strategic US government development funding opportunities. We are currently recruiting for a Lead Associate, Technical Editor to provide support to proposal teams across multiple regions and technical areas to ensure that all proposals are of a high quality and compliant with donor requirements prior to submission. In this role, you will also support the copy editing and formatting of marketing and external communication materials. The primary focus is on large-scale, competitive fundraising opportunities from USAID and other USG sources.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Proposal Development/Copy Editing (70%):
Serve as copy editor and production assistant for assigned opportunities coordinating with the Proposal Director, Proposal Manager, and Proposal Writer to ensure proposal materials are compliant and of high quality (grammar, punctuation, voice/tone, formatting/appearance, readability). The Editor will ensure readability and clarity of all materials and comply with donor/client and internal style guidelines.
For oral presentations, and co-creation activities, assist in the drafting and review of materials for the team to include presentation scripts, portions of slide decks, and succinct responses to donor questions and feedback.
Review and analyze solicitation requirements and relevant donor feedback to ensure final proposals are compliant to RFA/P requirements, aligned with Save the Children criteria, and meet or exceed donor requirements.
Desired but not required: Provide support in the development of proposal graphics.
Strengthening Proposal Writing/Editing Capacity and Knowledge Management (30%):
Contribute to the development and upkeep of resources relating to proposal development, writing, editing, and production.
Identify and strengthen proposal writing/editing systems and processes based on industry best practices. Work with Proposal Managers and other bid team members to streamline writing, editing and production processes.
Assist and conduct trainings for country offices on proposal production and copy editing best practices
Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of relevant experience
Professional proficiency in MS Office suite and proven ability to learn new systems, including SharePoint
Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Proven ability to manage a complex and varied workload, while adhering to tight deadlines
Demonstrated successful analytical, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail
Proven ability to multi-task and able to make decisions based on established practices and policies as appropriate.
Demonstrated experience in international development sector, either in a communication, technical writing, or business development capacity
Formal editorial training
Experience with USAID (highly desirable)
Previous experience in an organization funded through USG grants/contracts and exposure to the proposal development of USG proposals
Training and/or facilitation skills and experience
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
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