LASP Proposal Manager

Job description

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage proposal efforts from RFP release through proposal submission

• Take ownership of assigned solicitation responses and ensure successful completion on time

• Facilitate capture teams by coordinating, researching, editing and organizing team efforts

• Develop, coordinate and conduct Capture Review(s), proposal kickoff presentations, and Color Team Reviews

• Understand the needs of the customer, ask the right questions, suggest and articulate the right solution

• Support the development of Capture Plans, including development of the business solutions. Identify and update risks, including Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis, discriminators and win themes throughout the capture process

• Responsible for re-prioritizing efforts to meet dynamic workload and schedule shifts

• Work with little to no direction or guidance to identify, structure and articulate a winning approach

• Ensure bids are technically and functionally compliant

• Recommend proposal and project improvements

• Develop long term plan for preparation for future announcements

• Attend conferences and symposia to stay abreast of marketplace changes and determine likely areas for growth and expansion


Education and Years of Experience:

• B.A./B.S. Degree

• Minimum of 10 years of aerospace industry experience with three to five years of proposal management experience.

Required Skills/Certifications:

• A dynamic, hands-on leader capable of instilling passion to win, excellence, adherence to deadlines, mentor proposal teams and drive accountability and success

• Experienced in developing responses to solicitations in a similar organization servicing Federal Government announcements of opportunity.

• Experience in developing compliance matrices, outlines, storyboards, page allocation, themes, discriminators, etc.

• Works independently to identify, structure and articulate a winning approach for solicitation responses

• Experienced in assessing technical, financial, schedule, or other associated risks with solicitations

• Working knowledge of NASA standards and specifications

• Experience interviewing customers to ensure understanding of requirements and development of effective solutions.

• Effective communication skills both written and verbal with stress on articulating and writing effectively

• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Experienced in developing presentations for senior executives

• Proven ability to work under pressure, delivering high quality work consistently against tight deadlines

• Understanding of the various types of contracts (e.g., Single versus Multi-Award, GWACs, IDIQ TO, CPFF. FFP, Incentive Fee, etc.).

• Must have federal government contracting acquisition and proposal processes knowledge, and experience with large proposal efforts.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquires may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter, 2 - Curriculum Vitae This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 7, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00745857





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Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 6/22/2018
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