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Work experience

Sep 2002Present

Fifth Grade Teacher

St. Bernadette School

Full-time fifth grade teacher. Awarded "Teacher of the Year" for 2005-2006 school year. Chair of the Steering Committee for a successful Middle States Accreditation self-study and visit in 2009. Responsible for production of Middle States self-study document.

Sep 2000Jun 2002

Third Grade Teacher

St. Bernard's School

Served as contracted, full-time third grade teacher.

Aug 1997Aug 2000

Proposal Manager

Served as proposal manager for Public Sector department of this international software company. Produced proposals for customers in higher education, federal, state, and local markets, averaging 150 proposal submissions per year. Maintained RFP Machine database.

19941997

Business Development Director

Unisys Corporation

Served as head of business development/communications for the multi-million dollar Global Integration Services Contract (DEIS II) to the federal marketplace. Managed proposal production.

19921994

Systems Analyst/LAN Administrator

Unisys Corporation

Served as Systems Analyst/LAN administrator contracted to the Environmental Protection Agency.

19891992

Editor/Technical Writer

Unisys Corporation

Served as Editor/Technical Writer responsible for the publication of the Connection, an EPA monthly technical publication with a nationwide circulation.

Education

Sep 1996May 1998

M.A.

George Mason University
Sep 1985Jun 1989

B.A.

Summary

  • 6+ years managing several proposals simultaneously in a high volume (150+/year), short turnaround environment
  • 4+ years managing proposals for enterprise software products and solution service offerings
  • Editor for commercial and non-profit organizations
  • 12+ years graphic support experience

Responsibilities as proposal manager included:

  • Track sales process and pending RFPS
  • Participate in bidder's conference calls
  • RFP Analysis - create proposal & contract risk identification
  • Participate in bid decision conference
  • Create responsibility matrix/timeline
  • Prepare questions for customer
  • Schedule and oversee kickoff meeting
  • Theme and strategy development/discriminators
  • Writing of first drafts - Executive Summary & Technical Volume
  • Final drafts of Technical and Cost Volumes
  • Printing, binding, shipping of proposal volumes
  • Response to customer questions
  • Preparations for orals/BAFO/Q&A
  • Proposal Archiving

Portfolio

Objective

To use my 12+ years experience in editing, technical writing, and proposal production as a contributing member of a team.

Skills

Microsoft PowerPoint
Presentations, Templates, Animation, Custom Layouts, Document Themes, SmartArt Diagrams, Manipulate Graphics
Microsoft Word
Templates, Styles, TOC, Tables, Generate Graphics, Manipulate Graphics