Scientific Technologies Corporation
  • Public Health Services - Support
  • Scottsdale / Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

There are tens of thousands of deaths each year from the flu. There are new measles cases occurring when it had been all but eradicated. Whooping cough still kills the young. The impact of pneumonia, cervical cancer, and many more diseases are diminished through the use of vaccines, public health prevention programs, and data intelligence. The battle is fought every day to ensure that individuals are prepared, proactive, and empowered for any event or outbreak ' from bioterrorism and newly emerging disease such as the Zika virus to the old diseases that never left.

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), a health technology innovation and services company, is on the front line of this battle with its mission to advance population health through information technology.

Your Role and Impact
We are looking for a Proposal Writer to join our Technical Communication team to develop and submit proposals for public health grants or contract bids. In this role, you will consult with public health consultants and account executives to produce high-quality proposal and grant applications. Secondary duties will include assisting with the creation of first-rate user documentation and related materials along with other technical communication team members.

The ideal candidate will have experience preparing requests for proposals and grant applications, as well as researching, identifying, developing, and responding to public and private grant opportunities in the area of public health. This individual will be highly organized and a self-starter, able to implement systems and follow-up processes, work under pressure, use independent judgement, and produce quality materials within tight time constraints.

With your previous experience securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact to not only STC and our Customers, but also on the lives of patients around the world.

Responsibilities
• Determine funding opportunities by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
• Engage with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals when needed.
• Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering and the writing/review/approval stages, coordinating requirements with contributors, and submitting proposals on time.
• Maintain quality results by creating and using templates, following proposal-writing standards, and maintaining proposal support databases.
• Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes as needed, along with the approach and coordination of gathering materials, and implementing the changes.
• Use peer review as a method of maintaining high-quality material submission.
• Serve as a liaison to funding organizations if requested.
• Provide reports as needed on the status of proposals.
• Assist Technical Communication team members in preparing and maintaining various documentation resources, such as end-user documentation, implementation guides, self-help materials, technical articles, and promotional material, for multiple software products.

Requirements
• Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of experience in proposal and grant writing and contract administration.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to quickly learn new software applications.
• Experience writing technical end user documentation.
• Demonstrated ability to write for a non-technical audience.
• Demonstrated attention to accuracy and detail.
• Excellent multi-tasking skills.
• Ability to work independently and within a team.
• Advanced experience working with Microsoft Office and Adobe RoboHelp, or the equivalent.
• Familiarity with interview, elicitation, research, and other techniques to gather information on a topic.
• Ability to deliver high-quality writing products under strict deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively with executive, technical, business-oriented, and end-user stakeholders.
• Ability to write independently and within a collaborative context.
• Ability to travel as necessary.

Nice to Haves
• Experience creating and submitting proposals for funding with a proven track record of success.
• Experience working on a technical writing team (desirable).
• Experience/knowledge of Agile methodology (desirable).

Benefits
● Competitive salaries
● Dental, vision, and 95% company-paid individual medical insurance coverage
● Company-paid life insurance and disability benefits
● Flexible Spending Account
● Health Savings Account
● Generous PTO allowance
● 12 paid holidays
● 401(k) with profit sharing potential

Location
STC's office is located in Scottsdale, but in January 2018, STC's headquarters is moving to our own building in the Warehouse District. http://azbigmedia.com/azre-magazine/health-tech-firm-leases-space-warehouse-district-new-offices

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Must be a United States citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.
Scientific Technologies Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.

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