Part Time Proposal/Marketing Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Build your experience while working for a dynamic, growing team. Big Sky is a fast paced company that solves complex problems for U.S. Defense and Intelligence agencies and leading commercial companies. Our firm operates as a Results Only Work Environment, focusing on providing measurable value to our clients. We are looking for a part time proposal/marketing associate who thrives in a high-risk, high-reward environment. This position requires a fast learner with excellent research and writing skills and a flexible schedule. Precise attention to detail and the ability to map out and deliver on tight deadlines is non-negotiable.

Candidates do not need to reside in the metro-DC area; the work can be performed virtually from a HUBZone residence

Job Mission: Support our team’s efforts to identify, develop and respond to new business opportunities.

Here’s what you’ll be accountable for:

  • Lead and support the coordination and execution of business development efforts
  • Write, edit, and format concise, compliant and compelling proposals, Requests for Information (RFI), and other marketing materials including blog and social media postings
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement of our internal business development processes and content

This job might be for you if:

  • You are a fast learner with excellent research and writing skills.
  • You understand how to make technical writing easy to read and comprehend.
  • You have at least a passing interest in national security, defense and/or intelligence topics.
  • You are a shameless perfectionist when it comes to details, including spelling and grammar.
  • You are a critical thinker: if something doesn’t make sense, you’ll dig deeper to figure it out.
  • You are hyper-organized and never miss a deadline.
  • You take pride in finding ways to work smarter -- not harder.
  • You are can see both the forest (big picture/long term goals) and the trees (logistics/how it works).
  • You are a creative thinker and you don’t get stuck in the “how it’s always been done” box.
  • You love to work with people and your number one result is to make your teammates successful.
  • You are an expert at juggling multiple priorities and managing your time to get the maximum results.

Additional Details:

  • Significant preference will be given to individuals whose primary residence is located in a qualified HUBZone (
  • At least one year of experience strongly preferred:
    • Reading and interpreting Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and Requests for Information (RFIs)
    • Writing competitive proposals to the Federal Government, especially for Defense and/or Intelligence agencies
    • Creating compliance matrices for proposal compliance
    • Following a standard proposal development/submission process
  • Familiarity with the following platforms is preferred but not required:
    • Hubspot (CRM and/or Marketing)
    • GovTribe
    • Google Apps
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • This position requires US Citizenship and, for advancement, you may be required to obtain a US Government Security Clearance

Our Values: Everything we do at Big Sky is dictated by our values. We take them very seriously, and we're proud of this unwavering commitment.

  • Results: We get them -- for each other, for our customers, our partners, and our families.

  • Hustle: We don't take "no" for an answer. We don't make excuses. We scrape and claw to make sure the details are always right. We fight like hell for our customers, and fight like hell to get more customers -- because they need us.

  • Curiosity: We question everything, and learn constantly, from any source we can get our hands on. We are smart because we know we don't have all the answers, and because we always want to get better.

  • Respect: We treat each other like adults. We respect what makes each of us unique and productive. We practice honest and ongoing feedback as a way of respecting each other. We know that without ethics (doing the right thing) and honesty, there can be no trust or respect.

Big Sky is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older), genetic information (including family medical history) or protected Veteran status.

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