ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Senior Director, Proposal Management (Fairfax, VA or REMOTE) in Des Moines, Iowa
Join the Corporate Growth Team at ICF
We are one team united around one mission: growing ICF. Our mandate is to retain and expand existing client work, capture new opportunities, and actively take work from our competitors. We accomplish this by creating systems that support effective business development (BD) activities, providing best-in-class proposal and BD services, and inspiring our teammates to win.
By supporting growth, we further ICF’s mission to create a more prosperous and resilient world. We work side-by-side with experts devoted to climate resilience, public health, cybersecurity, energy efficiency, and other critical areas that require complex technical solutions from expert teams.
Together, we show why ICF is our clients’ best choice to reach their objectives.
How do we drive this mission?
Corporate Growth is staffed by a wide range of BD experts. We specialize in capture and proposal development, market research, data management and technology, training, price-to-win, and more. By providing a suite of services, tools, and programs, we support project teams across the organization as they develop strategies to pursue and win work.
What makes Corporate Growth unique?
We have created a collaborative, fulfilling, innovative, and transparent environment that values diverse perspectives.
We continually challenge ourselves to find new and better ways to do what we do, looking outward to build on industry best practices and emerging tools while creating space for all ideas. And, we mean it when we say we work hard and have fun.
Join our team. Bring your ideas to our important work.
Your Role on the Team
We are looking for a Senior Director to manage ICF’s enterprise-wide Federal sector proposal team. You will manage a team of high-performing proposal professionals and supervise/manage their development of compelling, high-quality, and compliant proposals.
ICF is in the business of making big things possible. This is a great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose-driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect.
Effectively manage, guide, and direct ICF’s enterprise-level team of Federal sector proposal professionals
Oversee the successful development of compliant, compelling, and highly competitive proposals through effective collaboration across teams
Collaborate with BD leads, capture managers, group leadership, and other corporate support staff to manage and monitor workload planning and ensure appropriate resources are allocated
Drive the development and maintenance of standard proposal management processes, templates, artifacts, and tools
Contribute to corporate growth and process improvement initiatives by ensuring standard processes are executed across all proposals
Work to continually assess and improve processes and techniques
Create an inspiring team environment with open communication
Listen to team members’ feedback and foster a collaborative environment
Monitor team performance; motivate and mentor team members towards achieving goals
May be required to manage strategic, priority corporate bids or participate in reviews of critical proposals
What We’re Looking For
Bachelor’s degree: specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field preferred
Minimum 15+ years of proven successful experience managing proposal teams and proven ability leading a team of seasoned proposal professionals
Significant experience with all aspects of proposal preparation, development, and production
Experience with federal proposals and processes
Proven track record of leading the development of successful proposals
Strong proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in the use of SharePoint and MS Teams
Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Ability to manage geographically disparate teams
Ability to manage and work with all levels of internal staff
Ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Experience developing and delivering training on proposal processes and procedures
Experience with state & local or commercial proposals and processes
Positive, collaborative attitude, even when under pressure
Customer service orientation
Strong organizational skills, initiative, and commitment to high-quality work
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .
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