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Director of Proposal Development
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 06/29/2022
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Proposal Development

Full Job Description

Status: Full-Time Salary

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit youth and family support agencies, in 33 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and we serve thousands of families a year in more than 100 rural, urban, and suburban communities nationwide. Our mission is to engage human services systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, youth people, young adults, families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent, and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

Summary of the Position: The Director of Proposal Development is responsible for leading, planning, scheduling, and overseeing the timely development and delivery of high-quality responses to local, state, and federal business opportunities, from pre-RFP to post-submission activities, in a fast-paced environment. The Director of Proposal Development serves as part of the Advancement and Development Department’s Leadership Team and supervises the work of other team members as assigned. The ideal candidate is a thought leader, able to see the big picture without overlooking the details, fosters a positive and responsive team environment, works collaboratively with colleagues and can quickly adjust to dynamic proposal development schedules and requirements.

Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business or communications field, or equivalent professional experience.

Experience managing and writing proposals for human services agencies in response to state, local and federal RFPs, RFIs, RFQ, NOFAs, etc.

Minimum 5 years proven successful experience managing proposal teams and leading them efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment on moderate- to high-complexity state and federal opportunities.

Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

Contact information: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional and one (1) personal references to: ATTN: Hiring Manager at

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance

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